2 Chronicles 16


Baasha Reigns in Israel

1And in the [3year 1thirtieth 2and sixth] of the kingdom of Asa, [4ascended 1Baasha 2king 3of Israel] against Judah. And he built Ramah to not give an exit nor entrance to Asa king of Judah. 2And Asa took silver and gold from out of the treasuries of the house of the  lord, and from the house of the king, and he sent to the son of Hadad king of Syria, the one dwelling in Damascus, saying, 3Ordain a covenant between me and between you, and between my father and between your father! Behold, I have sent to you gold and silver. Come, and efface your covenant with Baasha king of Israel! and he shall go forth from me. 4And [3hearkened to 1the son 2of Hadad] king Asa, and sent the rulers of his force against the cities of Israel. And he struck Ijon, and Dan, and Abel-maim, and all the places round about Naphtali. 5And it happened when Baasha heard, that he left off to no longer build Ramah, and he rested his work. 6And king Asa took all Judah; and he lifted away all the stones of Ramah, and its timbers which Baasha built with; and he built with them Geba and Mizpah.

Hanani Rebukes Asa

7And in that time [4came 1Hanani 2the 3prophet] to Asa king of Judah, and said to him; Because you relied upon the king of Syria, and [2did not 3rely 1you] upon the  lord your God, on account of this [5came through safe 1the 2force 3of the king 4of Syria] from your hand. 8[2not 3the 4Ethiopians 5and 6Lubim 1Were 8force 7a vast], and of courage for chariots and horsemen in multitude, exceedingly? And in your relying upon the  lord, he delivered them into your hands. 9For the eyes of the  lord look in all the earth to strengthen with every heart perfect towards him. You have known about this; from now on [2will be 3with 4you 1war]. 10And Asa was enraged with the prophet, and he placed him in the house of the prison, for he was angry over this. And Asa laid waste among the people at that time. 11And behold, the words of Asa, the first and the last, are written upon the scroll of the kings of Judah and Israel. 12And Asa was infirm in the [4year 1thirtieth 2and 3ninth] of his kingdom in his feet, until [2was higher 1his infirmity]. And in his infirmity he did not seek the  lord, but the physicians. 13And Asa slept with his fathers, and he came to an end in the fortieth and first year of his kingdom. 14And they entombed him in the tomb in which he dug for himself in the city of David. And they rested him upon the bed, and they filled it of aromatics, and types [2perfumes 1of scented]. And they made for him [2funeral 1a great], and they kindled him [2burning 1 a great] -- unto exceedingly.
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