1 Kings 15:17-2217 aBaasha king of Israel went up against Judah and bbuilt Ramah cthat he might permit no one to go out or come in to Asa king of Judah. 18Then Asa took all the silver and the gold dthat were left in the treasures of the house of the Lord and the treasures of the king’s house and gave them into the hands of his servants. eAnd King Asa sent them to Ben-hadad the son of Tabrimmon, the son of Hezion, king of Syria, fwho lived in Damascus, saying, 19“Let there be ga covenant ▼
▼Or treaty; twice in this versebetween me and you, as there was between my father and your father. Behold, I am sending to you a present of silver and gold. Go, break your covenant with Baasha king of Israel, that he may withdraw from me.” 20And Ben-hadad listened to King Asa and sent the commanders of his armies against the cities of Israel and conquered iIjon, jDan, kAbel-beth-maacah, and all lChinneroth, with all the land of Naphtali. 21And when Baasha heard of it, mhe stopped building Ramah, and he lived in nTirzah. 22Then King Asa made a proclamation to all Judah, none was exempt, and they carried away the stones of Ramah and its timber, with which Baasha had been building, and with them King Asa built oGeba of Benjamin and pMizpah.
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