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2 Chronicles 15 :: New King James Version (NKJV)

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The Reforms of Asa
The Reforms of Asa
Unchecked Copy Box2Ch 15:1 - Now the Spirit of God came upon Azariah the son of Oded.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ch 15:2 - And he went out to meet Asa, and said to him: “Hear me, Asa, and all Judah and Benjamin. The LORD is with you while you are with Him. If you seek Him, He will be found by you; but if you forsake Him, He will forsake you.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ch 15:3 - “For a long time Israel has been without the true God, without a teaching priest, and without law;
Unchecked Copy Box2Ch 15:4 - “but when in their trouble they turned to the LORD God of Israel, and sought Him, He was found by them.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ch 15:5 - “And in those times there was no peace to the one who went out, nor to the one who came in, but great turmoil was on all the inhabitants of the lands.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ch 15:6 - “So nation was destroyed by nation, and city by city, for God troubled them with every adversity.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ch 15:7 - “But you, be strong and do not let your hands be weak, for your work shall be rewarded!”
Unchecked Copy Box2Ch 15:8 - And when Asa heard these words and the prophecy of Oded[fn] the prophet, he took courage, and removed the abominable idols from all the land of Judah and Benjamin and from the cities which he had taken in the mountains of Ephraim; and he restored the altar of the LORD that was before the vestibule of the LORD.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ch 15:9 - Then he gathered all Judah and Benjamin, and those who dwelt with them from Ephraim, Manasseh, and Simeon, for they came over to him in great numbers from Israel when they saw that the LORD his God was with him.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ch 15:10 - So they gathered together at Jerusalem in the third month, in the fifteenth year of the reign of Asa.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ch 15:11 - And they offered to the LORD at that time seven hundred bulls and seven thousand sheep from the spoil they had brought.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ch 15:12 - Then they entered into a covenant to seek the LORD God of their fathers with all their heart and with all their soul;
Unchecked Copy Box2Ch 15:13 - and whoever would not seek the LORD God of Israel was to be put to death, whether small or great, whether man or woman.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ch 15:14 - Then they took an oath before the LORD with a loud voice, with shouting and trumpets and rams’ horns.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ch 15:15 - And all Judah rejoiced at the oath, for they had sworn with all their heart and sought Him with all their soul; and He was found by them, and the LORD gave them rest all around.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ch 15:16 - Also he removed Maachah, the mother of Asa the king, from being queen mother, because she had made an obscene image of Asherah;[fn] and Asa cut down her obscene image, then crushed and burned it by the Brook Kidron.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ch 15:17 - But the high places were not removed from Israel. Nevertheless the heart of Asa was loyal all his days.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ch 15:18 - He also brought into the house of God the things that his father had dedicated and that he himself had dedicated: silver and gold and utensils.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ch 15:19 - And there was no war until the thirty-fifth year of the reign of Asa.
NKJV Footnotes
Following Masoretic Text and Septuagint; Syriac and Vulgate read Azariah the son of Oded (compare verse 1).
A Canaanite deity

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