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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 sixe and thirtieth yeere of the reigne of Asa came Baasha king of Israel vp against Iudah, and built Ramah to let none passe out or goe in to Asa king of Iudah. 2 Chronicles 16:2 Then Asa brought out siluer and gold out of the treasures of the house of the Lorde, and of the Kings house, and sent to Benhadad King of Aram that dwelt at Damascus, saying, 2 Chronicles 16:3 There is a couenant betweene me & thee, and betweene my father and thy father: behold, I haue sent thee siluer and golde: come, breake thy league with Baasha King of Israel that hee may depart from me. 2 Chronicles 16:4 And Benhadad hearkened vnto King Asa, and sent the captaines of the armies which hee had, against the cities of Israel; they smote Iion, and Dan, and Abel-maim, and all the store cities of Naphtali. 2 Chronicles 16:5 And when Baasha heard it, he left building of Ramah, and let his worke cease. 2 Chronicles 16:6 Then Asa the King tooke all Iudah, and caryed away the stones of Ramah and the tymber thereof, wherewith Baasha did builde, and he built therewith Geba and Mizpah.

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

2 Chronicles 16:7 And at that same time Hanani the Seer came to Asa King of Iudah, and saide vnto him, Because thou hast rested vpon the king of Aram, and not rested in the Lorde thy God, therefore is the hoste of the King of Aram escaped out of thine hande. 2 Chronicles 16:8 The Ethiopians and the Lubims, were they not a great hoste with charets & horsemen, exceeding many? Yet because thou diddest rest vpon the Lord, he deliuered them into thine had. 2 Chronicles 16:9 For the eyes of the Lorde beholde all the earth to shewe him selfe strong with them that are of perfite heart towarde him: thou hast then done foolishly in this: therefore from henceforth thou shalt haue warres. 2 Chronicles 16:10 Then Asa was wroth with the Seer, and put him into a prison: for he was displeased with him, because of this thing; Asa oppressed certaine of the people at the same time.

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

2 Chronicles 16:11 And behold, the actes of Asa first and last, loe, they are written in the booke of the Kings of Iudah and Israel. 2 Chronicles 16:12 And Asa in the nine and thirtieth yeere of his reigne was diseased in his feete, and his disease was extreme: yet he sought not the Lorde in his disease, but to the Phisicions.

His death and burial.

2 Chronicles 16:13 So Asa slept with his fathers, and dyed in the one and fourtieth yeere of his reigne. 2 Chronicles 16:14 And they buryed him in one of his sepulchres, which he had made for him selfe in the citie of Dauid, and layed him in the bed, which they had filled with sweete odours and diuers kindes of spices made by the arte of the apoticarie: and they burnt odours for him with an exceeding great fire.

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