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 vpo Asarias the sonne of Obed, 2 Chronicles 15:2 which wente forth to Asa, and sayde vnto him: Heare me Asa and all Iuda & Ben Iamin: The LORDE is with you, whyle ye are with him: and yf ye seke him, he wylbe founde of you. But yf ye forsake him, he shal forsake you also. 2 Chronicles 15:3 Neuertheles there shal be many dayes in Israel, that there shalbe no true God, no prest to teach, & no lawe. 2 Chronicles 15:4 And whan they turne in their trouble vnto the LORDE God of Israel, and seke him, he shalbe founde. 2 Chronicles 15:5 At that tyme shall it not be well with him that goeth out and in: for there shal be greate vproures vpon all them yt dwell on the earth. 2 Chronicles 15:6 For one people shall all to smyte another, & one cite another: for God shal vexe them wt all maner of trouble. 2 Chronicles 15:7 But be ye stronge, and let not youre handes be feble: for youre worke hath his rewarde. 2 Chronicles 15:8 Whan Asa herde these wordes, and the propheciege (of Asarias the sonne) of Obed the prophet, he toke a corage vnto him, and put awaye the abhominacions out of all ye londe of Iuda and Ben Iamin, and out of the cities that he had wonne vpon mount Ephraim: and renued the LORDES altare, which stode before the porche of the LORDE. 2 Chronicles 15:9 And all Iuda and Ben Iamin gathered them selues together, and the straungers with them out of Ephraim, Manasses and Simeon: for there fell many vnto him out of Israel, whan they sawe that the LORDE his God was with him. 2 Chronicles 15:10 And they resorted vnto Ierusalem in the thirde moneth of the fyftenth yeare of the reigne of Asa, 2 Chronicles 15:11 and the same daye offred they vnto the LORDE of the spoyle that they had broughte, seuen hudreth oxen, and seuen thousande shepe. 2 Chronicles 15:12 And they entred in to ye couenaunt, that they wolde seke the LORDE God of their fathers, with all their hert and with all their soule. 2 Chronicles 15:13 And who so euer wolde not seke ye LORDE God of Israel, shulde dye, both small & greate, both man and woman: 2 Chronicles 15:14 and they sware vnto the LORDE with loude voyce, with shoutinge, with trompettes and with shawmes. 2 Chronicles 15:15 And all Iuda were glad ouer the ooth: for they had sworne with all their hert, and they soughte him with a whole wyll: and he was founde of them, and the LORDE gaue them rest on euery syde.
He putteth down Maachah his mother for her idolatry.
2 Chronicles 15:16 And Asa ye kynge put downe his mother from the mynistracion, that she had founded in the groue vnto Miplezeth. And Asa roted out hir Miplezeth, and beate it in sunder, and brent it by the broke Cedron. 2 Chronicles 15:17 But the hye places were not put downe out of Israel. Yet was the hert of Asa perfecte as longe as he lyued.
He bringeth dedicated things into the house of God, and enjoyeth a long peace.
2 Chronicles 15:18 And loke what his father had halowed, and that he him selfe had halowed, he broughte it in to ye house of God, syluer, golde and ornametes. 2 Chronicles 15:19 And there was no warre vnto the fyue and thirtieth yeare of the reigne of Asa.