1611 King James Bible

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 Spirit of God came vpon Azariah the sonne of Oded. 2 Chronicles 15:2 And he went out to meet Asa, and said vnto him, Heare ye me, Asa, and all Iudah, and Beniamin, The LORD [is] with you, while yee be with him: and if yee seeke him, he will be found of you: but if ye forsake him, he will forsake you. 2 Chronicles 15:3 Now for a long season Israel [hath bene] without the true God, and without a teaching priest, and without law. 2 Chronicles 15:4 But when they in their trouble did turne vnto the LORD God of Israel, and sought him, hee was found of them. 2 Chronicles 15:5 And in those times [there was] no peace to him that went out, nor to him that came in, but great vexations [were] vpon all the inhabitants of the countreys. 2 Chronicles 15:6 And nation was destroyed of nation, and citie of citie: for God did vexe them with all aduersitie. 2 Chronicles 15:7 Be ye strong therefore, and let not your hands bee weake: for your worke shall be rewarded. 2 Chronicles 15:8 And when Asa heard these words, and the prophesie of Oded the prophet, he tooke courage, and put away the abominable idoles out of all the lande of Iudah and Beniamin, and out of the cities which hee had taken from mount Ephraim, and renewed the Altar of the LORD, that [was] before the porch of the LORD. 2 Chronicles 15:9 And he gathered all Iudah and Beniamin, and the strangers with them out of Ephraim and Manasseh, and out of Simeon: (for they fell to him out of Israel in abundance when they saw that the LORD his God [was] with him.) 2 Chronicles 15:10 So they gathered themselues together at Ierusalem, in the third moneth, in the fifteenth yeere of the reigne of Asa. 2 Chronicles 15:11 And they offered vnto the LORD the same time, of the spoile [which] they had brought, seuen hundred oxen, and seuen thousand sheepe. 2 Chronicles 15:12 And they entred into a couenant to seeke the LORD God of their fathers, with all their heart and with all their soule: 2 Chronicles 15:13 That whosoeuer would not seeke the LORD God of Israel, should be put to death, whether small or great, whether man or woman. 2 Chronicles 15:14 And they sware vnto the LORD with a loud voice, and with shouting, and with trumpets, and with cornets. 2 Chronicles 15:15 And all Iudah reioyced at the oath: for they had sworne with all their heart, & sought him with their whole desire, and he was found of them: and the LORD gaue them rest round about.

He putteth down Maachah his mother for her idolatry.

2 Chronicles 15:16 And also concerning Maachah the mother of Asa the king, he remooued her from beeing Queene, because she had made an idole in a groue: and Asa cut downe her idole, and stamped [it], and burnt [it] at the brooke Kidron. 2 Chronicles 15:17 But the high places were not taken away out of Israel: neuerthelesse the heart of Asa was perfect all his dayes.

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 things that his father had dedicated, and that he himselfe had dedicated, siluer, and gold, and vessels. 2 Chronicles 15:19 And there was no [more] warre vnto the fiue and thirtieth yeere of the reigne of Asa.

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