1 Kings 15

CHAPTER 15

Abijam Reigns over Judah

And in the eighteenth year of the reigning of Jeroboam son of Nebat, [4reigned 1Abijam 2son 3of Rehoboam] over Judah. And three years he reigned in Jerusalem, and the name of his mother was Maachah daughter of Abishalom. And he went in the sins of his father which he did before him. And [2was not 1his heart] perfect with the  lord his God, as the heart of David his grand father. But on account of David [3gave 4to him 1the  lord 2his God] a vestige in Jerusalem, that he should establish his children after him, and establish Jerusalem, as David did the upright thing before the  lord, and did not turn aside from all which he gave charge to him, all the days of his life, except in the matter of Uriah the Hittite. And war was between Rehoboam and between Jeroboam all the days of his life. And the rest of the words of Abijam and all the things which he did, [4not 1behold 3these 2are] written upon the scroll of the words of the days of the kings of Judah? And there was war between Abijam and between Jeroboam. And Abijam slept with his fathers. And they entombed him in the city of David. And [3reigned 1Asa 2his son] instead of him.

Asa Reigns in Judah

In the [2year 1twentieth] of Jeroboam king of Israel, Asa reigned over Judah. 10 And forty and one year he reigned in Jerusalem. And the name of his mother was Maachah daughter of Abishalom. 11 And Asa did the upright thing before the  lord as David his father. 12 And he removed the mystic rites from the land, and sent out all the practices which [2did 1his fathers]. 13 And [2Maachah 3his mother 1he removed] so as to not be ruling, as she observed a convocation in her sacred grove. And Asa cut off her retreats, and he burnt them in fire at the rushing stream Kidron. 14 But the high places he removed not. Except the heart of Asa was perfect with the  lord all his days. 15 And Asa carried into the house of the  lord the monumental pillars of his father, and the monumental pillars of silver and of gold, and he carried into the house of the  lord silver and gold and vessels.

Israel Wars with Judah

16 And there was war between Asa and between Baasha king of Israel all their days. 17 And [4ascended 1Baasha 2king 3of Israel] against Judah, and he built Ramah, so as not to be going forth and entering to Asa king of Judah. 18 And Asa took all the silver and the gold being found in the treasuries of the house of the  lord, and in the treasuries of the house of the king; and he put them into the hands of his servants. And [3sent 4them 1king 2Asa] to the son of Hadad, son of Tabrimon, son of Hezion, king of Syria, the one dwelling in Damascus, saying, 19 A covenant between me and between you, and between my father and your father! Behold, I have sent to you gifts of silver and of gold, come efface your covenant with Baasha king of Israel! and he shall ascend from me. 20 And [3hearkened 1the son 2of Hadad] to king Asa, and he sent the rulers of his force in to the cities of Israel. And he struck Ijon, and Dan, and Abel of the house of Maachah, and all Cinneroth, unto all the land of Naphtali. 21 And it came to pass when Baasha heard, that he stopped the building of Ramah, and he returned unto Tizrah. 22 And king Asa exhorted all Judah with no exceptions. And they lifted the stones of Ramah, and its timbers, which Baasha constructed. And [4built 5with 6them 1Asa 2the 3king] the hill of Benjamin, and the height. 23 And the rest of the words of Asa, and all his dominion, and all which he did, and the cities which he built, [4not 1behold 3these 5written 2are] upon a scroll of the words of the days of the kings of Judah? Only in the time of his old age [2caused pain 1his feet]. 24 And Asa slept with his fathers. And they entombed him with his fathers in the city of David his fore father. And [3reigned 1Jehoshaphat 2his son] instead of him. 25 And Nadab son of Jeroboam reigned over Israel in [2year 1the second] of Asa king of Judah. And he reigned over Israel two years. 26 And he acted wickedly before the  lord, and he went in the way of his father, and in his sins in the things which led Israel into sin. 27 And [8besieged 9against 10him 1Baasha 2son 3of Ahijah 4over 5the 6house 7of Issachar], and he struck him in Gibbethon, the city of the Philistines; for Nadab and all Israel were besieging at Gibbethon. 28 And [2put him to death 1Baasha] in [2year 1the third] of Asa king of Judah. And he reigned instead of him.

Baasha Strikes the House of Jeroboam

29 And it came to pass as he reigned, he struck the entire house of Jeroboam; and he left not any that breathed of Jeroboam, until utterly destroying him, (according to the saying of the  lord, which he spoke by the hand of his servant Ahijah the Shilonite,) 30 for the sins of Jeroboam, which he led Israel into sin, and in his provoking to anger in which he provoked to anger the  lord God of Israel. 31 And the rest of the words of Nadab, and all the things which he did, [4not 1behold 3these 5written 2are] in a scroll of the words of the days of the kings of Israel? 32 And war was between Asa and between Baasha king of Israel all their days. 33 In the [2year 1third] of Asa king of Judah, [4reigned 1Baasha 2son 3of Ahijah] over Israel in Tizrah twenty and four years. 34 And he did the wicked thing before the  lord, and he went in the way of Jeroboam son of Nebat, and in his sins in which he led Israel into sin.
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