2 Chronicles 16

Asa's Last Years

1 In the thirty-sixth year of the reign of Asa, a Baasha king of Israel came up against Judah and built Ramah, b that he might let none go out or come in to Asa king of Judah. 2 Then Asa brought silver and gold from the treasuries of the house of the LORD and of the king's house, and sent to BenHadad king of Syria, who dwelt in Damascus, saying, 3 "Let there be a treaty between you and me, as there was between my father and your father. See, I have sent you silver and gold; come, break your treaty with Baasha king of Israel, so that he will withdraw from me." 4 So BenHadad heeded King Asa, and sent the captains of his armies against the cities of Israel. They attacked Ijon, Dan, Abel Maim, and all the storage cities of Naphtali. 5 Now it happened, when Baasha heard it, that he stopped building Ramah and ceased his work. 6 Then King Asa took all Judah, and they carried away the stones and timber of Ramah, which Baasha had used for building; and with them he built Geba and Mizpah.

7 And at that time c Hanani the seer came to Asa king of Judah, and said to him: d "Because you have relied on the king of Syria, and have not relied on the LORD your God, therefore the army of the king of Syria has escaped from your hand. 8 "Were e the Ethiopians and f the Lubim not a huge army with very many chariots and horsemen? Yet, because you relied on the LORD, He delivered them into your g hand. 9 h "For the eyes of the LORD run to and fro throughout the whole earth, to show Himself strong on behalf of those whose heart is loyal to Him. In this i you have done foolishly; therefore from now on j you shall have wars." 10 Then Asa was angry with the seer, and k put him in prison, for he was enraged at him because of this. And Asa oppressed some of the people at that time.

11 l Note that the acts of Asa, first and last, are indeed written in the book of the kings of Judah and Israel. 12 And in the thirty-ninth year of his reign, Asa became diseased in his feet, and his malady was severe; yet in his disease he m did not seek the LORD, but the physicians. 13 n So Asa 1 rested with his fathers; he died in the forty-first year of his reign. 14 They buried him in his own tomb, which he had 2 made for himself in the City of David; and they laid him in the bed which was filled o with spices and various ingredients prepared in a mixture of ointments. They made p a very great burning for him.

  1. Cross References
    1 Kings 15:17 - 22
    And Baasha king of Israel came up against Judah, and built Ramah, that he might let none go out or come in to Asa king of Judah.
  2. Cross References
    2 Chronicles 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.
  3. Cross References
    1 Kings 16:1
    Then the word of the LORD came to Jehu the son of Hanani, against Baasha, saying:
    2 Chronicles 19:2
    And Jehu the son of Hanani the seer went out to meet him, and said to King Jehoshaphat, "Should you help the wicked and love those who hate the LORD? Therefore the wrath of the LORD is upon you.
  4. Cross References
    2 Chronicles 32:8 - 10
    With him is an arm of flesh; but with us is the LORD our God, to help us and to fight our battles." And the people were strengthened by the words of Hezekiah king of Judah.
    Psalms 118:9
    It is better to trust in the LORD Than to put confidence in princes.
    Isaiah 31:1
    Woe to those who go down to Egypt for help, And rely on horses, Who trust in chariots because they are many, And in horsemen because they are very strong, But who do not look to the Holy One of Israel, Nor seek the LORD!
    Jeremiah 17:5
    Thus says the LORD: "Cursed is the man who trusts in man And makes flesh his strength, Whose heart departs from the LORD.
  5. Cross References
    2 Chronicles 14:9
    Then Zerah the Ethiopian came out against them with an army of a million men and three hundred chariots, and he came to Mareshah.
  6. Cross References
    2 Chronicles 12:3
    With twelve hundred chariots, sixty thousand horsemen, and people without number who came with him out of Egypt - the Lubim and the Sukkiim and the Ethiopians.
  7. Cross References
    2 Chronicles 13:16
    And the children of Israel fled before Judah, and God delivered them into their hand.
    2 Chronicles 13:18
    Thus the children of Israel were subdued at that time; and the children of Judah prevailed, because they relied on the LORD God of their fathers.
  8. Cross References
    Job 34:21
    For His eyes are on the ways of man, And He see...
    Proverbs 5:21
    For the ways of man are before the eyes of the ...
    Proverbs 15:3
    The eyes of the LORD are in every place, Keepin...
    Jeremiah 16:17
    For My eyes are on all their ways; they are not...
    Jeremiah 32:19
    You are great in counsel and mighty in work, fo...
    Zechariah 4:10
    For who has despised the day of small things? F...
  9. Cross References
    1 Samuel 13:13
    And Samuel said to Saul, "You have done foolishly. You have not kept the commandment of the LORD your God, which He commanded you. For now the LORD would have established your kingdom over Israel forever.
  10. Cross References
    1 Kings 15:32
    And there was war between Asa and Baasha king of Israel all their days.
  11. Cross References
    2 Chronicles 18:26
    "and say, 'Thus says the king: "Put this fellow in prison, and feed him with bread of affliction and water of affliction, until I return in peace." '"
    Jeremiah 20:2
    Then Pashhur struck Jeremiah the prophet, and put him in the stocks that were in the high gate of Benjamin, which was by the house of the LORD.
    Matthew 14:3
    For Herod had laid hold of John and bound him, and put him in prison for the sake of Herodias, his brother Philip's wife.
  12. Cross References
    1 Kings 15:23
    The rest of all the acts of Asa, all his might, all that he did, and the cities which he built, are they not 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.
    1 Kings 15:24
    So Asa rested with his fathers, and was buried with his fathers in the City of David his father. Then Jehoshaphat his son reigned in his place.
    2 Chronicles 14:2
    Asa did what was good and right in the eyes of the LORD his God.
  13. Cross References
    Jeremiah 17:5
    Thus says the LORD: "Cursed is the man who trusts in man And makes flesh his strength, Whose heart departs from the LORD.
  14. Cross References
    1 Kings 15:24
    So Asa rested with his fathers, and was buried with his fathers in the City of David his father. Then Jehoshaphat his son reigned in his place.
  15. Cross References
    Genesis 50:2
    And Joseph commanded his servants the physicians to embalm his father. So the physicians embalmed Israel.
    Mark 16:1
    Now when the Sabbath was past, Mary Magdalene, Mary the mother of James, and Salome bought spices, that they might come and anoint Him.
    John 19:39
    And Nicodemus, who at first came to Jesus by night, also came, bringing a mixture of myrrh and aloes, about a hundred pounds.
    John 19:40
    Then they took the body of Jesus, and bound it in strips of linen with the spices, as the custom of the Jews is to bury.
  16. Cross References
    2 Chronicles 21:19
    Then it happened in the course of time, after the end of two years, that his intestines came out because of his sickness; so he died in severe pain. And his people made no burning for him, like the burning for his fathers.
    Jeremiah 34:5
    'You shall die in peace; as in the ceremonies of your fathers, the former kings who were before you, so they shall burn incense for you and lament for you, saying, "Alas, lord!" For I have pronounced the word, says the LORD.'"
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