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2 Chronicles 16

Asa, by the aid of the Syrians, diverteth Baasha from building of Ramah.

2 Chronicles 16:1 In the thirtie and sixth yere of the raigne of Asa, came Baasa king of Israel against Iuda, & built Rama, to the intent that he would let none passe out or in to Asa king of Iuda. 2 Chronicles 16:2 And Asa set out golde and siluer out of the treasures of the house of the Lord, & [out] of the kings house, and sent to Benhadad king of Syria that dwelt at Darmesec, and saide: 2 Chronicles 16:3 There is a confederation betweene me and thee, betweene my father and thyne: beholde I haue sent thee siluer and golde, that thou wilt come & breake thyne appoyntment with Baasa king of Israel, that he may departe from me. 2 Chronicles 16:4 And Benhadad graunted vnto king Asa, and sent the captaynes of his armies to the cities of Israel: and they smote Iion, Dan, and Abelmaim, & all the strong cities of Nephthali. 2 Chronicles 16:5 And when Baasa heard this, he left building of Rama, and let his worke ceasse. 2 Chronicles 16:6 And then Asa the king toke all Iuda, and caryed away the stones and timber of Rama wherewith Baasa was a building, and he built therewith Geba and Mispah.

Being reproved thereof by Hanani, he putteth him in prison.

2 Chronicles 16:7 At that time Hanani the sear came to Asa king of Iuda, and saide vnto him: Because thou hast trusted in the king of Syria, and not rather put thy trust in the Lord thy God, therfore is the hoast of the king of Syria escaped out of thine hande. 2 Chronicles 16:8 Had not the blacke Moores and Lubim an exceeding great hoast, with many charettes and horsemen? And yet because thou trustedst in the Lorde, he deliuered them into thyne hande. 2 Chronicles 16:9 For the eyes of the Lorde beholde all the earth, to strength them that are of perfect heart toward him: Herein thou hast done foolishly, and therefore from hencefoorth thou shalt haue warre. 2 Chronicles 16:10 And so Asa was wroth with the sear, and put him into a prison house, for he was displeased with him because of this thing: And Asa destroyed [certaine] of the people the same season.

Among his other acts in his disease he seeketh not God, but to the physicians.

2 Chronicles 16:11 And beholde, these deedes of Asa first and last, are written in the booke of the kinges of Iuda and Israel. 2 Chronicles 16:12 And Asa in the thirtie and ninth yere of his raigne fell sicke in his feete, and that his disease continued very long: And in his sickenesse he sought not the lord, but phisitions.

His death and burial.

2 Chronicles 16:13 And Asa slept with his fathers, and dyed in the fourtie and one yere of his raigne. 2 Chronicles 16:14 And they buried him in his owne sepulchre which he had made for himselfe in the citie of Dauid, and layde him in the bed which he had filled with diuers kindes of spices, & sweete odours made by the craft of the appothecaries: and burnt very much spice about him.

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