CLV(i) 1 And in the eighteenth year of king Jeroboam son of Nebat, reigned has Abijam over Judah;" 2 three years he has reigned in Jerusalem, and the name of his mother [is] Maachah daughter of Abishalom;" 3 and he walks in all the sins of his father, that he did before him, and his heart has not been perfect with Yahweh his Elohim, as the heart of David his father;" 4 but for David's sake has Yahweh his Elohim given to him a lamp in Jerusalem, to raise up his son after him, and to establish Jerusalem, 5 in that David did that which [is] right in the eyes of Yahweh, and turned not aside from all that He commanded him all days of his life--only in the matter of Uriah the Hittite;" 6 and war has been between Rehoboam and Jeroboam all the days of his life. 7 And the rest of the matters of Abijam, and all that he did, are they not written on the book of the Chronicles of the kings of Judah? And war has been between Abijam and Jeroboam;" 8 and Abijam lies with his fathers, and they bury him in the city of David, and reign does Asa his son in his stead. 9 And in the twentieth year of Jeroboam king of Israel reigned has Asa over Judah, 10 and forty and one years he has reigned in Jerusalem, and the name of his mother [is] Maachah daughter of Abishalom. 11 And Asa does that which [is] right in the eyes of Yahweh, like David his father, 12 and removes the whoremongers out of the land, and turns aside all the idols that his fathers made;" 13 and also Maachah his mother--he turns her aside from being mistress, in that she made a horrible thing for a shrine, and Asa cuts down her horrible thing, and burns [it] by the brook Kidron;" 14 and the high places have not turned aside; only, the heart of Asa has been perfect with Yahweh all his days, 15 and he brings in the sanctified things of his father, and his own sanctified things, to the house of Yahweh, silver, and gold, and vessels. 16 And war has been between Asa and Baasha king of Israel all their days, 17 and Baasha king of Israel goes up against Judah, and builds Ramah, not to permit any one going out and coming in to Asa king of Judah. 18 And Asa takes all the silver and the gold that are left in the treasures of the house of Yahweh, and the treasures of the house of the king, and gives them into the hand of his servants, and king Asa sends them unto Ben-Hadad, son of Tabrimmon, son of Hezion king of Aram, who is dwelling in Damascus, saying, 19 `A covenant [is] between me and you, between my father and your father; lo, I have sent to you a reward of silver and gold; go, break your covenant with Baasha king of Israel, and he goes up from off me.. 20 And Ben-Hadad hearkens unto king Asa, and sends the heads of the forces that he has against cities of Israel, and smites Ijon, and Dan, and Abel-Beth-Maachah, and all Chinneroth, besides all the land of Naphtali;" 21 and it comes to pass at Baasha's hearing, that he ceases from building Ramah, and dwells in Tirzah. 22 And king Asa has summoned all Judah--there is none exempt--and they lift up the stones of Ramah, and its wood, that Baasha has built, and king Asa builds with them Geba of Benjamin, and Mizpah. 23 And the rest of all the matters of Asa, and all his might, and all that he did, and the cities that he built, are they not written on the book of the Chronicles of the kings of Judah? Only, at the time of his old age he was diseased in his feet;" 24 and Asa lies with his fathers, and is buried with his fathers in the city of David his father, and Jehoshaphat his son reigns in his stead. 25 And Nadab son of Jeroboam has reigned over Israel, in the second year of Asa king of Judah, and he reigns over Israel two years, 26 and does the evil thing in the eyes of Yahweh, and goes in the way of his father, and in his sin that he made Israel to sin. 27 And conspire against him does Baasha son of Ahijah, of the house of Issachar, and Baasha smites him in Gibbethon, which [is] to the Philistines--and Nadab and all Israel are laying siege against Gibbethon-. 28 yea, Baasha puts him to death in the third year of Asa king of Judah, and reigns in his stead. 29 And it comes to pass, at his reigning, he has smitten the whole house of Jeroboam, he has not left any breathing to Jeroboam till his destroying him, according to the word of Yahweh, that He spoke by the hand of His servant Ahijah the Shilonite, 30 because of the sins of Jeroboam that he sinned, and that he caused Israel to sin, by his provocation with which he provoked to anger Yahweh, Elohim of Israel. 31 And the rest of the matters of Nadab, and all that he did, are they not written on the book of the Chronicles of the kings of Israel? 32 And war has been between Asa and Baasha king of Israel all their days. 33 In the third year of Asa king of Judah reigned has Baasha son of Ahijah over all Israel in Tirzah, twenty and four years, 34 and he does the evil thing in the eyes of Yahweh, and walks in the way of Jeroboam, and in his sin that he caused Israel to sin.