2 Chronicles 15

Great(i) 1 And the sprete of God came on Asaria the sonne of Oded. 2 And he went out to mete Asa, & sayde vnto him: heare me Asa, and all Iuda, Beniamin. The Lorde is with you, whyle ye be with hym, and when ye seke hym, he wyll be founde of you: and agayne, when ye forsake hym, he also wyll forsake you. 3 And truly, for a longe season in Israel no man sought the true God, no man regarded the preste that taught them, no man cared for the lawe. 4 And when any man in hys trouble dyd turne vnto the Lord God of Israel, and sought him, he was founde of them. 5 And in that time me there was no peace to hym, that dyd goo out and in: but greate sedicyon was there amonge all the inhabiters of the earth. 6 And nacyon was destroyed of nacyon, and cytie of cytie: for God dyd moue all aduersitye amonge them. 7 Playe ye therfore the men, and let not youre handes slacke, for youre worke shalbe rewarded. 8 And when Asa hearde those wordes, and the prophesye of Azaria the sonne of Oded the prophete, he toke courage, & put awaye the abhominable ydols out of all the lande of Iuda and Beniamin, & out of the cityes which he wanne in mount Ephraim, and renued the aultar of the Lorde, that was before the porch of the Lorde. 9 And he gathered all Iuda and Beniamin, and the straungers with them out of Ephraim, Manasse, & Simeon. For there fell many to hym out of Israel, when they sawe that the Lorde hys God was wt hym. 10 So they assembled at Ierusalem the thyrde monethe, the fyftenth yeare of the raygne of Asa. 11 And they offered vnto the Lord the same tyme of the spoyle which they had brought .vij.C. oxen, and .vij. thousande shepe. 12 And they made a couenaunt to seke the Lorde God of theyr fathers, with all theyr hert & all theyr soule. 13 And whosoeuer wolde not seke the Lorde God of Israel, shulde dye for it: whether he were small or great man or woman. 14 And they sware vnto the Lorde with a loude voyce, showtynge & blowyng wyth trompettes and shawmes. 15 And all they in Iuda reioyced at the oth, for they had sworne vnto the Lorde, with all theyr herte, and sought hym with all theyr lust, and he was founde of them. And the Lorde gaue them rest rounde about on euery syde. 16 And kinge Asa put Maacha his mother out of auctorite, because she had made an abhominable ydoll in a groue: and Asa brake downe her ydoll, and stamped it, & burnt it at the broke Cedron. 17 But all the hylaulters were not taken awaye out of Israel: though the hert of Asa was perfecte all hys dayes. 18 And he brought into the house of God the thynges that hys father had dedicat, and that he hym selfe had dedicate: euen syluer, & golde, and Iewelles. 19 And ther was nomore warre vnto the .xxxv. yere of the raygne of Asa.