1 Kings 15
Abijam's wicked reign.
1 Kings 15:1 Now, in the eighteenth year of King Jeroboam son of Nebat, began Abijah to reign over Judah. 1 Kings 15:2 Three years, reigned he in Jerusalem,and, the name of his mother, was Maachah, daughter of Abishalom. 1 Kings 15:3 And he walked in all the sins of his father which he had done before him,and his heart was not blameless with Yahweh his God, like the heart of David his father. 1 Kings 15:4 But, for the sake of David, did Yahweh his God give him a lamp, in Jerusalem,by raising up a son of his after him, and by suffering Jerusalem to stand; 1 Kings 15:5 because David did that which was right in the eyes of Yahweh,and turned not aside from anything that he commanded him, all the days of his life, save only in the matter of Uriah the Hittite. 1 Kings 15:6 And there was, war, between Rehoboam and Jeroboam, all the days of his life. 1 Kings 15:7 Now, the rest of the story of Abijah and all that he did, are, they, not written in the book of Chronicles of the Kings of Judah? And there was, war, between Abijah and Jeroboam.
Asa succeedeth him.
1 Kings 15:8 So then Abijah slept with his fathers, and they buried him in the city of David,and, Asa his son, reigned, in his stead.
Asa's good reign.
1 Kings 15:9 Now, in the twentieth year of Jeroboam king of Israel, began Asa to reign as king of Judah; 1 Kings 15:10 and, forty-one years, reigned he in Jerusalem,and, the name of his mother, was Maachah, daughter of Abishalom. 1 Kings 15:11 And Asa did that which was right in the eyes of Yahweh,like David his father; 1 Kings 15:12 and he put away the male devotees out of the land,and removed all the idols that his fathers had made. 1 Kings 15:13 Moreover also, even Maachah his mother, he removed from being queen, because she had made a monstrous thing to the Sacred Stem,and Asa cut down her monstrous thing and burned it in the Kidron ravine. 1 Kings 15:14 But, the high places, removed he not,nevertheless, the heart of Asa, was blameless with Yahweh, all his days. 1 Kings 15:15 And he brought in the hallowed things of his father, and his own hallowed things, into the house of Yahweh,silver and gold, and vessels.
The war between Baasha and him causeth him to make a league with Ben-hadad.
1 Kings 15:16 And there was, war, between Asa and Baasha king of Israel, all their days. 1 Kings 15:17 And Baasha king of Israel came up against Judah, and built Ramah,so as not to suffer any one to come out or go in unto Asa king of Judah. 1 Kings 15:18 So Asa took all the silver and the gold, that were left in the treasuries of the house of Yahweh, and the treasures of the house of the king, and delivered them into the hand of his servants,and King Asa sent them unto Ben-hadad, son of Tabrimmon, son of Hezion, king of Syria, who dwelt in Damascus, saying: 1 Kings 15:19 [Let there be a] covenant between me and thee, [as] between my father and thy father: Lo! I have sent thee a gift, silver and gold, Come break thy covenant with Baasha, king of Israel, that he may go up from against me. 1 Kings 15:20 So Ben-hadad hearkened unto King Asa, and sent the generals of the forces which he had, against the cities of Israel, and smote Iyyohn [Ijon], and Dan, and Abel-beth-maacah,and all Chinneroth, against all the land of Naphtali. 1 Kings 15:21 And it came to pass, when Baasha heard thereof, he left off building Ramah,and returned to Tirzah. 1 Kings 15:22 And, King Asa, published it unto all Judah, none was exempted, so they carried away the stones of Ramah, and the beams thereof, wherewith Baasha had built,and King Asa built therewith Geba of Benjamin, and Mizpah.
Jehoshaphat succeedeth Asa.
1 Kings 15:23 Now, the rest of all the story of Asa, and all his might, and all that he did and the cities which he built, are, they, not written in the book of the Chronicles of the Kings of Judah? Howbeit, in the time of his old age, he was diseased in his feet. 1 Kings 15:24 So then Asa slept with his fathers, and was buried with his fathers, in the city of David his father,and, Jehoshaphat his son, reigned, in his stead.
Nadab's wicked reign.
1 Kings 15:25 Now, Nadab son of Jeroboam, began to reign over Israel, in the second year of Asa king of Judah,and he reigned over Israel, two years. 1 Kings 15:26 And he did the thing that was wicked in the eyes of Yahweh,and walked in the way of his father, and in his sin, wherewith he caused, Israel, to sin.
Baasha conspiring against him executeth Ahijah's prophecy.
1 Kings 15:27 And Baasha son of Ahijah, of the house of Issachar, conspired against him, and Baasha smote him in Gibbethon, which belonged to the Philistines,Nadab and all Israel being in siege against Gibbethon. 1 Kings 15:28 And Baasha slew him, in the third year of Asa king of Judah,and reigned in his stead. 1 Kings 15:29 And it came to pass, when he became king, that he smote all the house of Jeroboam, he left not remaining any breathing thing pertaining to Jeroboam, until he had destroyed him,according to the word of Yahweh, which he spake by the hand of his servant Ahijah the Shilonite: 1 Kings 15:30 for the sins of Jeroboam which he committed, and which he caused, Israel, to commit,by his provocation wherewith he provoked to anger Yahweh God of Israel.
Nadab's acts and death.
1 Kings 15:31 Now, the rest of the story of Nadab, and all that he did, are, they, not written in the book of the Chronicles of the kings of Israel? 1 Kings 15:32 And there was, war, between Asa and Baasha king of Israel, all their days.
Baasha's wicked reign.
1 Kings 15:33 In the third year of Asa king of Judah, began Baasha, son of Ahijah, to reign over all Israel, in Tirzah, [and he reigned] twenty-four years. 1 Kings 15:34 And he did that which was wicked in the eyes of Yahweh,and walked in the way of Jeroboam, and in his sin wherewith he caused, Israel, to sin.