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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 .xxxvi. yere of the raygne of Asa, came Baasa kyng of Israel vp agaynst Iuda, and buylt Rama, to the entent that he wolde let none passe out or in to Asa kynge of Iuda. 2 Chronicles 16:2 And Asa set out golde and syluer, out of the treasures of þe house of the Lorde, & of the kynges house, & sent to Benhadad kyng of Siria þt dwelt at Darmesec, and sayd: 2 Chronicles 16:3 There is a confederacion betwene me & the, betwene my father & thine. Beholde, I haue sent the syluer and golde, that thou wylt come and breake thyne appoyntment wt Baasa kynge of Israel, that he maye departe from me. 2 Chronicles 16:4 And Benhadad graunted vnto kynge Asa, and sent to the captaynes of hys armye to the cityes of Israel. And they smote Iion, Dan, and Abelmain, and the strong cyties of Nephthali. 2 Chronicles 16:5 And when Baasa hearde this, he left buyldynge of Rama, and let his worcke cease. 2 Chronicles 16:6 And then Asa the kyng toke all Iuda, and caryed awaye the stones and tymbre of Rama, wherwith Baasa was a buyldyng, and he buylt therwith Geba and Mizpa.

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

2 Chronicles 16:7 At that same tyme, Hanani the sear came to Asa kyng of Iuda, & sayde vnto hym: because thou hast trusted in the kyng of Siria, and not rather put thy trust in the Lorde thy God, therfore is the host of the kynge of Siria escaped out of thyne hande. 2 Chronicles 16:8 Had not the blacke mores and Lubim an exceadinge great hoost with many charettes and horsemen? And yet because thou trustedest in the Lorde, he delyuered them into thyne hande. 2 Chronicles 16:9 For the eyes of þe Lorde beholde all the erth, to strength them that are of perfecte hert towarde him. Herin thou hast done folyshly, and therfore from hensforth thou shalt haue warre. 2 Chronicles 16:10 And Asa was wroth with the fear, & put him into a preson house, for he was displeased with hym because of thys thynge. And Asa destroyed certayne of the people the same ceason.

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

2 Chronicles 16:11 And beholde, these dedes of Asa, fyrst, & last, are wrytten in the boke of the kinges of Iuda and Israel. 2 Chronicles 16:12 And Asa in the .xxxix. yere of hys raygne fell sycke in hys fete, and that hys disease contynued very longe. And in hys sycknes he sought not the Lord, but phisicions.

His death and burial.

2 Chronicles 16:13 And Asa slept with his fathers, and dyed in the .xlj. yere of hys raygne. 2 Chronicles 16:14 And they buryed hym in his awne sepulchre, which he had made for hym selfe in the cytye of Dauid, and layed hym in the bed which he had fylled with dyuerse kyndes of spices & swete odours, made by the craft of the potecaryes. And they burnt very moch spyce about him.

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