2 Chronicles 15
Asa with Judah and many of Israel, moved by the prophecy of Azariah the son of Obed, make a solemn Covenant with God.
2 Chronicles 15:1 And the sprete of God came on Asaria the sonne of Oded. 2 Chronicles 15:2 And he went out to mete Asa, & sayde vnto him: heare me Asa, and all Iuda, Beniamin. The Lorde is with you, whyle ye be with hym, and when ye seke hym, he wyll be founde of you: and agayne, when ye forsake hym, he also wyll forsake you. 2 Chronicles 15:3 And truly, for a longe season in Israel no man sought the true God, no man regarded þe preste that taught them, no man cared for the lawe. 2 Chronicles 15:4 And when any man in hys trouble dyd turne vnto the Lord God of Israel, and sought him, he was founde of them. 2 Chronicles 15:5 And in that time me there was no peace to hym, that dyd goo out and in: but greate sedicyon was there amonge all the inhabiters of the earth. 2 Chronicles 15:6 And nacyon was destroyed of nacyon, and cytie of cytie: for God dyd moue all aduersitye amonge them. 2 Chronicles 15:7 Playe ye therfore the men, and let not youre handes slacke, for youre worke shalbe rewarded. 2 Chronicles 15:8 And when Asa hearde those wordes, and the prophesye of Azaria the sonne of Oded þe prophete, he toke courage, & put awaye the abhominable ydols out of all þe lande of Iuda and Beniamin, & out of the cityes which he wanne in mount Ephraim, and renued the aultar of the Lorde, that was before þe porch of the Lorde. 2 Chronicles 15:9 And he gathered all Iuda and Beniamin, and the straungers with them out of Ephraim, Manasse, & Simeon. For there fell many to hym out of Israel, when they sawe that the Lorde hys God was wt hym. 2 Chronicles 15:10 So they assembled at Ierusalem the thyrde monethe, the fyftenth yeare of the raygne of Asa. 2 Chronicles 15:11 And they offered vnto the Lord þe same tyme of the spoyle which they had brought .vij.C. oxen, and .vij. thousande shepe. 2 Chronicles 15:12 And they made a couenaunt to seke the Lorde God of theyr fathers, with all theyr hert & all theyr soule. 2 Chronicles 15:13 And whosoeuer wolde not seke the Lorde God of Israel, shulde dye for it: whether he were small or great man or woman. 2 Chronicles 15:14 And they sware vnto the Lorde with a loude voyce, showtynge & blowyng wyth trompettes and shawmes. 2 Chronicles 15:15 And all they in Iuda reioyced at þe oth, for they had sworne vnto the Lorde, with all theyr herte, and sought hym with all theyr lust, and he was founde of them. And the Lorde gaue them rest rounde about on euery syde.
He putteth down Maachah his mother for her idolatry.
2 Chronicles 15:16 And kinge Asa put Maacha his mother out of auctorite, because she had made an abhominable ydoll in a groue: and Asa brake downe her ydoll, and stamped it, & burnt it at the broke Cedron. 2 Chronicles 15:17 But all þe hylaulters were not taken awaye out of Israel: though the hert of Asa was perfecte all hys dayes.
He bringeth dedicated things into the house of God, and enjoyeth a long peace.
2 Chronicles 15:18 And he brought into þe house of God the thynges that hys father had dedicat, and that he hym selfe had dedicate: euen syluer, & golde, and Iewelles. 2 Chronicles 15:19 And ther was nomore warre vnto the .xxxv. yere of the raygne of Asa.