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 þe spyryt of God came on Azariah the sonne of Obed. 2 Chronicles 15:2 And he went oute agaynste Asa, and sayd to hym: heare me Asa and al Iuda and Beniamin. The Lorde is wyth you, while ye be wyth hym, and yf ye shall seke hym, he wylbe founde of you: but and yf ye shal forsake him, he wil forsake you. 2 Chronicles 15:3 There wil come many daies in Israel, in whiche there shalbe no true God nor prieste that teacheth, nor any law. 2 Chronicles 15:4 And in their tribulacion they shal turne vnto the Lorde God of Israel and shall seke him, and he shalbe founde of them. 2 Chronicles 15:5 And in those daies there shalbe no peace to them that go out & in. But greate vexacyon vpon the enhabiters of all landes. 2 Chronicles 15:6 For one nacion shal destroye another, and one cytye another: for God wyl trounce them wyth aduersyte. 2 Chronicles 15:7 But plucke you vp your hertes, and let not your handes faynte, for youre workes shalbe rewarded. 2 Chronicles 15:8 When Asa hearde those wordes and the prophesye of Azariah the sonne of Obed the Prophete, he toke courage, and put away the abhomynacions oute of al the lande of Iuda and Beniamin, and oute of the cytyes which he wanne in mount Ephraim, and renued the aulter of the Lord that was before the porche of the Lorde. 2 Chronicles 15:9 And he gathered al Iuda & Beniamin, and the straungers wyth them oute of Ephraim, Manasseh and Simeon. For there fel many to him out of Israel, when they sawe that God was with him. 2 Chronicles 15:10 And they assembled at Ierusalem in the thirde monethe of the fyftene yeare of the raygne of Asa. 2 Chronicles 15:11 And they offered vnto the Lord that same time of the spoyle whych they had brought .vij. hundred oxen and .vij. thousand shepe. 2 Chronicles 15:12 And they made a couenaunt to seke the Lorde God of their fathers, wyth all their hertes, & all their soules: 2 Chronicles 15:13 so that al that sought not the Lorde God of Israel, shoulde dye for it, whether he were small or great, man or woman. 2 Chronicles 15:14 And they sware vnto the Lorde wt a loude voyce and showtynge and wyth trompettes and hornes. 2 Chronicles 15:15 And all Iuda reioysed in the othe, for they hath sworne wyth all their hertes, and sought him with al their luste, & he was founde of them. And the Lorde gaue them reste rounde aboute.
He putteth down Maachah his mother for her idolatry.
2 Chronicles 15:16 And therto kynge Asa put Maacah hys mother out of auctorite, because she had made an ydole in a groue: & brake doune her ydole, & stampte it and burnt it by the broke Cedron. 2 Chronicles 15:17 But they put not the hilaulters out of Israel: neuerthelesse the herte of Asa was pure in all his lyfe.
He bringeth dedicated things into the house of God, and enjoyeth a long peace.
2 Chronicles 15:18 And he brought into the house of God the dedicat gyftes whyche he and hys father had dedicate, in goulde, syluer & other Iewelles. 2 Chronicles 15:19 And there was no more warre vnto the .xxxv. yeare of the raygne of Asa.