1 Kings 15

Thomson(i) 1 In the eighteenth year of the reign of Jeroboam son of Nabat, Abiou, son of Roboam began to reign over Juda, 2 and reigned three years in Jerusalem. His mother's name was Maacha, a grand daughter of Abessalom. 3 And he walked in the sins of his father which he had committed in his sight, and his heart, like the heart of his father, was not perfect before the Lord his God. 4 Nevertheless for the sake of David, the Lord gave him surviving issue that he might establish his children after him, and establish Jerusalem, 5 as David had done what was right in the sight of the Lord, and had not deviated all the days of his life from all that he commanded him. 6 [Omitted] 7 Now the rest of the acts of Abiou and all that he did, behold are they not written in the journal of the kings of Juda? for the war continued between Abiou and Jeroboam. 8 And Abiou went to rest with his fathers in the twentieth year of the reign of Jeroboam, and was buried with his fathers in the city of David, and Asa his son reigned in his stead. 9 In the twenty fourth year of the reign of Jeroboam king of Israel, Asa began to reign over Juda, 10 and he reigned forty one years in Jerusalem. His mother's name was Ana, a descendant of Abessalom. 11 And Asa did what was right in the sight of the Lord, like his father David. 12 He removed the prostitutes out of the land, and abolished all the devices which his father had instituted, 13 and degraded his mother Ana from the rank of queen, as she had kept an assembly in her arbour. And Asa cut down her bowers and burned them with fire by the brook Kedron. 14 But he did not remove the high places. Nevertheless Asa's heart was perfect before the Lord all his days. 15 And he brought in the pillars of his father. He brought in also his own pillars which were of gold or silver, together with vessels into the house of the Lord. 16 Now there was a war between Asa and Baasa, the king of Israel, all their days. 17 And when Baasa, king of Israel came up, and was building Rama, that none might go out or come in to Asa king of Juda, 18 Asa took all the silver and gold which was found in the treasures of the house of the Lord, and in the treasures of the king's house, and delivered it into the hands of his servants; and Asa despatched them to Son Ader, son of Taberema the son of Azin king of Syria, who dwelt at Damascus, saying, 19 Renew with me the league which was between my father and thy father. Behold I have sent thee presents of gold and silver, come break thy league with Baasa king of Israel, that he may go up from me. 20 Accordingly Son Ader hearkened to king Asa, and sent the generals of his armies against the cities of Israel, and they smote Ain and Dan and Abel, of the house of Macha, and all Chennereth, even to the land of Nephthaleim. 21 And when Baasa heard this, he left off building Rama and went back to Thersa. 22 Whereupon king Asa sounded to all Juda the alarm Against the Enakims. And they carried away the stones, and the timber, with which Baasa was building Rama, And with them king Asa built mount Benjamin and the watch tower. 23 Now the rest of the acts of Asa, and all the power he exercised, and the cities which he built, behold are they not written in the book of the journal of the kings of Juda? In his old age he was afflicted with the gout. 24 And when Asa went to rest with his fathers, and was buried with his fathers in the city of David, Josaphat his son reigned in his stead. 25 Now Nabat son of Jeroboam began his reign in the second year of Asa king of Juda, and reigned two years in Israel. 26 And he did evil in the sight of the Lord, and walked in the way of his father, and in his sins with which he caused Israel to sin. 27 And Baasa son of Achia beset him at the house of Belaan son of Achia and slew him at Gabathon of the Philistines: for Nabat and all Israel were besieging Gabathon. 28 Baasa slew him in the third year of Asa son of Abiou king of Juda and reigned in his stead. 29 And soon as he began to reign he smote the whole house of Jeroboam. He did not leave a living soul belonging to Jeroboam until he had utterly extirpated him according to the word of the Lord which he spoke by the ministry of his servant Achia the Selonite, 30 for the sins of Jeroboam who had caused Israel to sin, and for the provocation with which he had provoked the Lord God of Israel. 31 Now the rest of the acts of Nabat and all that he did, behold are they not written in the book of the journal of the kings of Israel? 32 [Omitted] 33 In the third year of Asa king of Juda, Baasa son of Achia began his reign of twenty four years over Israel, at Thersa. 34 And he did evil in the sight of the Lord, and walked in the way of Jeroboam son of Nabat, and in his sins, with which he caused Israel to sin;