Asa Reigns In Judah
In the twentieth year of Jeroboam king of Israel, Asa became king over Judah.
And he reigned forty-one years in Jerusalem. His grandmother's name was Maachah the granddaughter of Abishalom.
l Asa did what was right in the eyes of the LORD, as did his father David.
m And he banished the perverted persons from the land, and removed all the idols that his fathers had made.
Also he removed n Maachah his grandmother from being queen mother, because she had made an obscene image of Asherah. And Asa cut down her obscene image and o burned it by the Brook Kidron.
p But the high places were not removed. Nevertheless Asa's q heart was loyal to the LORD all his days.
He also brought into the house of the LORD the things which his father r had dedicated, and the things which he himself had dedicated: silver and gold and utensils.
Now there was war between Asa and Baasha king of Israel all their days.
And s Baasha king of Israel came up against Judah, and built t Ramah, u that he might let none go out or come in to Asa king of Judah.
Then Asa took all the silver and gold that was left in the treasuries of the house of the LORD and the treasuries of the king's house, and delivered them into the hand of his servants. And King Asa sent them to v BenHadad the son of Tabrimmon, the son of Hezion, king of Syria, who dwelt in w Damascus, saying,
"Let there be a treaty between you and me, as there was between my father and your father. See, I have sent you a present of silver and gold. Come and break your treaty with Baasha king of Israel, so that he will withdraw from me."
So BenHadad heeded King Asa, and x sent the captains of his armies against the cities of Israel. He attacked y Ijon, z Dan, a Abel Beth Maachah, and all Chinneroth, with all the land of Naphtali.
Now it happened, when Baasha heard it, that he stopped building Ramah, and remained in b Tirzah.
c Then King Asa made a proclamation throughout all Judah; none was exempted. And they took away the stones and timber of Ramah, which Baasha had used for building; and with them King Asa built d Geba of Benjamin, and e Mizpah.
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 f in the time of his old age he was diseased in his feet.
So Asa rested with his fathers, and was buried with his fathers in the City of David his father. g Then h Jehoshaphat his son reigned in his place.
New King James Version (NKJV) Copyright © 1982 by Thomas Nelson, Inc.
2 Chronicles 14:2
Asa did what was good and right in the eyes of the LORD his God.
There shall be no ritual harlot of the daughters of Israel, or a perverted one of the sons of Israel.
1 Kings 14:24
And there were also perverted persons in the land. They did according to all the abominations of the nations which the LORD had cast out before the children of Israel.
1 Kings 22:46
And the rest of the perverted persons, who remained in the days of his father Asa, he banished from the land.
2 Chronicles 15:16 - 18
Also he removed Maachah, the mother of Asa the king, from being queen mother, because she had made an obscene image of Asherah; and Asa cut down her obscene image, then crushed and burned it by the Brook Kidron.
Then he took the calf which they had made, burned it in the fire, and ground it to powder; and he scattered it on the water and made the children of Israel drink it.
1 Kings 3:2
Meanwhile the people sacrificed at the high places, because there was no house built for the name of the LORD until those days.
1 Kings 22:43
And he walked in all the ways of his father Asa. He did not turn aside from them, doing what was right in the eyes of the LORD. Nevertheless the high places were not taken away, for the people offered sacrifices and burned incense on the high places.
2 Kings 12:3
But the high places were not taken away; the people still sacrificed and burned incense on the high places.
2 Chronicles 15:17
But the high places were not removed from Israel. Nevertheless the heart of Asa was loyal all his days.
2 Chronicles 15:18
He also brought into the house of God the things that his father had dedicated and that he himself had dedicated: silver and gold and utensils.
1 Samuel 16:7
But the LORD said to Samuel, "Do not look at his appearance or at his physical stature, because I have refused him. For the LORD does not see as man sees; for man looks at the outward appearance, but the LORD looks at the heart.
1 Kings 8:61
"Let your heart therefore be loyal to the LORD our God, to walk in His statutes and keep His commandments, as at this day."
1 Kings 15:3
And he walked in all the sins of his father, which he had done before him; his heart was not loyal to the LORD his God, as was the heart of his father David.
1 Kings 7:51
So all the work that King Solomon had done for the house of the LORD was finished; and Solomon brought in the things which his father David had dedicated: the silver and the gold and the furnishings. He put them in the treasuries of the house of the LORD.
2 Chronicles 16:1 - 6
In the thirty-sixth year of the reign of Asa, 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.
Gibeon, Ramah, Beeroth.
1 Kings 15:21
Now it happened, when Baasha heard it, that he stopped building Ramah, and remained in Tirzah.
1 Kings 15:22
Then King Asa made a proclamation throughout all Judah; none was exempted. And they took away the stones and timber of Ramah, which Baasha had used for building; and with them King Asa built Geba of Benjamin, and Mizpah.
1 Kings 12:26 - 29
And Jeroboam said in his heart, "Now the kingdom may return to the house of David:
2 Kings 12:17
Hazael king of Syria went up and fought against Gath, and took it; then Hazael set his face to go up to Jerusalem.
2 Kings 12:18
And Jehoash king of Judah took all the sacred things that his fathers, Jehoshaphat and Jehoram and Ahaziah, kings of Judah, had dedicated, and his own sacred things, and all the gold found in the treasuries of the house of the LORD and in the king's house, and sent them to Hazael king of Syria. Then he went away from Jerusalem.
2 Chronicles 16:2
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.
He divided his forces against them by night, and he and his servants attacked them and pursued them as far as Hobah, which is north of Damascus.
1 Kings 11:23
And God raised up another adversary against him, Rezon the son of Eliadah, who had fled from his lord, Hadadezer king of Zobah.
1 Kings 11:24
So he gathered men to him and became captain over a band of raiders, when David killed those of Zobah. And they went to Damascus and dwelt there, and reigned in Damascus.
1 Kings 20:1
Now BenHadad the king of Syria gathered all his forces together; thirty-two kings were with him, with horses and chariots. And he went up and besieged Samaria, and made war against it.
2 Kings 15:29
In the days of Pekah king of Israel, TiglathPile'ser king of Assyria came and took Ijon, Abel Beth Maachah, Janoah, Kedesh, Hazor, Gilead, and Galilee, all the land of Naphtali; and he carried them captive to Assyria.
And they called the name of the city Dan, after the name of Dan their father, who was born to Israel. However, the name of the city formerly was Laish.
1 Kings 12:29
And he set up one in Bethel, and the other he put in Dan.
2 Samuel 20:14
And he went through all the tribes of Israel to Abel and Beth Maachah and all the Berites. So they were gathered together and also went after Sheba.
2 Samuel 20:15
Then they came and besieged him in Abel of Beth Maachah; and they cast up a siege mound against the city, and it stood by the rampart. And all the people who were with Joab battered the wall to throw it down.
1 Kings 14:17
Then Jeroboam's wife arose and departed, and came to Tirzah. When she came to the threshold of the house, the child died.
1 Kings 16:15 - 18
In the twenty-seventh year of Asa king of Judah, Zimri had reigned in Tirzah seven days. And the people were encamped against Gibbethon, which belonged to the Philistines.
2 Chronicles 16:6
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.
And from the tribe of Benjamin, Gibeon with its common-land, Geba with its common-land.
Mizpah, Chephirah, Mozah.
2 Chronicles 16:11 - 14
Note that the acts of Asa, first and last, are indeed written in the book of the kings of Judah and Israel.
2 Chronicles 17:1
Then Jehoshaphat his son reigned in his place, and strengthened himself against Israel.
1 Kings 22:41 - 44
Jehoshaphat the son of Asa had become king over Judah in the fourth year of Ahab king of Israel.
Asa begot Jehoshaphat, Jehoshaphat begot Joram, and Joram begot Uzziah.