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Abijam Reigns in Judah

1Now in the 18th year of king Jeroboam the son of Nebat, Abijam became king over Judah.
  2He reigned three years in Jerusalem, and his mother’s name was Maacah the daughter of Absalom.
 

3He walked in all the sins that his father before him had committed, and his heart was not perfect with Yahweh his God as the heart of David his father had been.
  4Nevertheless for David’s sake Yahweh his God gave him a lamp in Jerusalem, to set up his son after him and to establish Jerusalem,
  5because David did what was right in the eyes of Yahweh and didn’t turn aside from anything that he commanded him all the days of his life, except only in the matter of Uriah the Hittite.
 

6Now there was war between Rehoboam and Jeroboam all the days of his life.
  7The rest of the acts of Abijam and all that he did, aren’t they written in the Book of the Chronicles of the kings of Judah? There was war between Abijam and Jeroboam.
  8Abijam slept with his fathers, and they buried him in the city of David; and Asa his son reigned in his place.
 

Asa Reigns In Judah

9In the twentieth year of Jeroboam king of Israel, Asa became king over Judah.
  10He reigned 41 years in Jerusalem, and his grandmother’s name was Maacah the daughter of Abishalom.
 

11Asa did what was right in the eyes of Yahweh as did David his father.
  12He put away the sodomites out of the land and removed all the idols that his fathers had made.
  13Also Maacah his grandmother he removed from being queen-mother because she had made an abominable image for an Asherah; and Asa cut down her image and burned it at the brook Kidron.
  14But the high places were not taken away; nevertheless the heart of Asa was perfect with Yahweh all his days.
  15He brought into the house of Yahweh the things that his father had dedicated and the things that himself had dedicated, silver and gold and vessels.
 

16There was war between Asa and Baasha king of Israel all their days.
  17Baasha king of Israel went up against Judah and fortified Ramah in order to prevent anyone from going out or coming in to Asa king of Judah.
  18Then Asa took all the silver and the gold that were left in the treasures of the house of Yahweh and the treasures of the king’s house and gave them into the hand of his servants; and king Asa sent them to Ben Hadad the son of Tabrimmon the son of Hezion, king of Syria, who lived at Damascus, saying,
  19“There is a treaty between me and you, between my father and your father. Behold, I have sent to you a present of silver and gold. Go, break your treaty with Baasha king of Israel, that he may depart from me.”
 

20Ben Hadad listened to king Asa and sent the captains of his armies against the cities of Israel, and struck Ijon and Dan and Abel Beth Maacah, and all Chinneroth with all the land of Naphtali.
  21It came to pass when Baasha heard of it that he left off building Ramah and lived in Tirzah.
  22Then king Asa made a proclamation to all Judah; none was exempted, and they carried away the stones of Ramah and its timber with which Baasha had built; and king Asa built with it Geba of Benjamin, and Mizpah.
 

23Now the rest of all the acts of Asa, and all his might and all that he did and the cities that he built, aren’t they written in the Book of the Chronicles of the kings of Judah? But in the time of his old age he was diseased in his feet.
  24Asa slept with his fathers and was buried with his fathers in the city of David his father, and Jehoshaphat his son reigned in his place.
 

Nadab Reigns in Israel

25Nadab the son of Jeroboam became king over Israel in the second year of Asa king of Judah, and he reigned over Israel two years.
  26He did what was evil in the eyes of Yahweh and walked in the way of his father and in his sin with which he made Israel to sin.
 

27Baasha the son of Ahijah of the house of Issachar conspired against him; and Baasha struck him at Gibbethon, which belonged to the Philistines, for Nadab and all Israel were laying siege to Gibbethon.
  28Even in the third year of Asa king of Judah, Baasha killed him and reigned in his place.
 

29It came to pass that as soon as he was king, he struck all the house of Jeroboam. He did not leave to Jeroboam any who breathed, until he had destroyed him, according to the saying of Yahweh that he spoke by his servant Ahijah the Shilonite
  30because of the sins of Jeroboam which he sinned and with which he made Israel to sin; because of his provocation with which he made Yahweh the God of Israel angry.
 

31Now the rest of the acts of Nadab and all that he did, aren’t they written in the Book of the Chronicles of the kings of Israel?
  32There was war between Asa and Baasha king of Israel all their days.
 

Baasha Reigns in Israel

33In the third year of Asa king of Judah, Baasha the son of Ahijah became king over all Israel and reigned in Tirzah for 24 years.
  34He did what was evil in the eyes of Yahweh and walked in the way of Jeroboam and in his sin with which he made Israel to sin.
 


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