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2Chronicles1:3 So Solomon and all the congregation with him, went to the high place that was at Gibeon, for there was the tabernacle of the congregation of God, which Moses the servant of the LORD had made in the wilderness.

2Chronicles 1:4 But the ark of God had David brought up from Kirjathjearim to the place which David had prepared for it, for he had pitched a tent for it at Jerusalem.(1Chronicles 15:1).

2Chronicles 1:7-10 In that night did God appear unto Solomon and said unto him, Ask what I shall give you. And Solomon said unto God, You have showed great mercy unto David my father and have made me to reign in his stead. Now, O LORD God, let your promise unto David my father be established. For you have made me king over a people like the dust of the earth in multitude. Give me now wisdom and knowledge, that I may go out and come in before this people. For who can judge this your people, that is so great.(so many in number)?

2Chronicles 1:11 And God said to Solomon, Because this was in your heart and you have not asked riches, wealth or honour, nor the life of your enemies, neither yet have asked long life, but have asked wisdom and knowledge for yourself that you may judge my people over whom I have made you king,

2Chronicles 1:12 Wisdom and knowledge is granted unto you and I will give you riches and wealth and honour such as none of the kings have had that have been before you, neither shall there any after you have the like.

2Chronicles 1:13 Then Solomon came from his journey to the high place that was at Gibeon to Jerusalem, from before the tabernacle of the congregation and reigned over Israel.

2Chronicles 2:3-5 And Solomon sent to Huram the king of Tyre, saying, As you dealt with David my father and sent him cedars to build him an house to dwell therein, even so deal with me. Behold, I build an house to the name of the LORD my God, to dedicate it to him and to burn before him sweet incense and for the continual shewbread and for the burnt offerings morning and evening, on the sabbaths and on the new moons and on the solemn feasts of the LORD our God. This is an ordinance forever to Israel. And the house which I build is great. For great is our God above all gods.

2Chronicles 2:6 But who is able to build him an house, seeing the heaven and heaven of heavens cannot contain him? Who am I then, that I should build him an house, save only to burn sacrifice before him?

What good would it do for to build a house for God, apart from honoring Him with what was then common to do by mankind in Old Testament times?

2Chronicles 2:7 Send me now therefore a man cunning to work in gold and in silver and in brass and in iron and in purple and crimson and blue and that can skill to grave with the cunning men that are with me in Judah and in Jerusalem, whom David my father did provide.

2Chronicles 2:16 And we will cut wood out of Lebanon, as much as thou shalt need: and we will bring it to thee in floats by sea to Joppa and you shalt carry it up to Jerusalem.

2Chronicles 2:17,18 And Solomon numbered all the strangers that were in the land of Israel, after the numbering wherewith David his father had numbered them and they were found an hundred and fifty thousand and three thousand and six hundred. And he set threescore and ten thousand of them to be bearers of burdens and fourscore thousand to be hewers in the mountain and three thousand and six hundred overseers to set the people a work.

2Chronicles 4:1 Moreover he made an altar of brass, twenty cubits the length thereof and twenty cubits the breadth thereof and ten cubits the height thereof.

2Chronicles 4:2 Also he made a molten sea of ten cubits from brim to brim, round in compass and five cubits the height thereof and a line of thirty cubits did compass it round about.

2Chronicles 4:3,4 And under it was the similitude of oxen, which did compass it round about, ten in a cubit, compassing the sea round about. Two rows of oxen were cast, when it was cast. It stood upon twelve oxen, three looking toward the north and three looking toward the west and three looking toward the south and three looking toward the east and the sea was set above upon them and all their hinder parts were inward.

2Chronicles 4:5 And the thickness of it was an handbreadth.(a measure of four fingers, equal to about four inches).and the brim of it like the work of the brim of a cup, with flowers of lilies and it received and held three thousand baths.

The size of it was 10 cubits or about 20 feet in diameter and could handle about 3000 people a day bathing, not all at once; overnight as well as during the day, large amounts (how much?) of fresh water was fed into it which flushed it constantly, keeping it clean.

2Chronicles 4:6 He made also ten lavers.(a large basin).and put five on the right hand and five on the left, to wash in them. Such things as they offered for the burnt offering they washed in them, but the sea was for the priests to wash in.

2Chronicles 5:2 Then Solomon assembled the elders of Israel and all the heads of the tribes, the chief of the fathers of the children of Israel, unto Jerusalem, to bring up the ark of the covenant of the LORD out of the city of David, which is Zion.(Jerusalem is called 'the city of David' and also Zion).

2Chronicles 5:5 And they brought up the ark and the tabernacle of the congregation and all the holy vessels that were in the tabernacle, these did the priests and the Levites bring up.

2Chronicles 5:12 Also the Levites which were the singers, all of them of Asaph, of Heman, of Jeduthun, with their sons and their brethren, being arrayed in white linen, having cymbals and psalteries and harps, stood at the east end of the altar and with them an hundred and twenty priests sounding with trumpets.

2Chronicles 5:13 It came even to pass, as the trumpeters and singers were as one, to make one sound to be heard in praising and thanking the LORD. And when they lifted up their voice with the trumpets and cymbals and instruments of musick and praised the LORD, saying, For he is good, his mercy endures for ever; that then the house was filled with a cloud, even the house of the LORD.

2Chronicles 6:14 And said, O LORD God of Israel, there is no God like thee in the heaven, nor in the earth, which keeps covenant.(keeps the agreement he made).and shows mercy unto your servants that walk before thee with all their hearts.

About 2Chronicles 6:14; in Old Testament times they did not have the heart to want to have anything to do with Creator-God.

2Chronicles 6:30 Then hear you from heaven your dwelling place and forgive and render unto every man according unto all his ways.(applies both to evil and to good:.Luke 6:38), whose heart you know, for you only know the hearts of the children of men.

2Chronicles 6:27 Then hear you from heaven.(God hears one's prayers and forgives, once a person wants to.awaken to God; some don't at this time, leave them be:.Acts 8:4-17; Hosea 4:17).and forgive the sin of your servants and of your people Israel.(the people 'Israel' today are those wanting to be on the side of God and move away from evil in their lives), when you have taught them the good way.(here to learn), wherein they should walk.(*).and send rain upon thy land, which thou have given unto thy people for an inheritance..(what 'land' is it today?)

2Chronicles 6:39 Then hear thou from the heavens, even from thy dwelling place, their prayer and their supplications and maintain their cause.(always aware of the reason He put us on Earth).and forgive thy people which have sinned against thee.

God is a restorer, as the life of Job shows us.

2Chronicles 7:6 And the priests waited on their offices. The Levites also with instruments of musick of the LORD, which David the king had made to praise the LORD, because his mercy endureth for ever, when David praised by their ministry and the priests sounded trumpets before them and all Israel stood.

2Chronicles 7:14 If my people, which are called by my name, shall humble themselves and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, then will I hear from heaven and will forgive their sin and will heal their land.

2Chronicles 8:2-6 That the cities which Huram had restored to Solomon, Solomon built them and caused the children of Israel to dwell there. And Solomon went to Hamathzobah and prevailed against it. And he built Tadmor in the wilderness and all the store cities, which he built in Hamath. Also he built Bethhoron the upper and Bethhoron the nether, fenced cities, with walls, gates, and bars; And Baalath and all the store cities that Solomon had, and all the chariot cities, and the cities of the horsemen and all that Solomon desired to build in Jerusalem and in Lebanon and throughout all the land of his dominion.

2Chronicles 8:17,18 Then went Solomon to Eziongeber and to Eloth, at the sea side in the land of Edom. And Huram sent him by the hands of his servants ships and servants that had knowledge of the sea and they went with the servants of Solomon to Ophir, and took thence four hundred and fifty talents of gold and brought them to king Solomon.

2Chronicles 9:1-12 And when the queen of Sheba heard of the fame of Solomon, she came to prove Solomon with hard questions at Jerusalem, with a very great company and camels that bare spices and gold in abundance, and precious stones. And when she was come to Solomon, she communed with him of all that was in her heart. And Solomon told her all her questions. And there was nothing hid from Solomon which he told her not. And when the queen of Sheba had seen the wisdom of Solomon and the house that he had built, And the meat of his table and the sitting of his servants and the attendance of his ministers and their apparel, his cupbearers also and their apparel and his ascent by which he went up into the house of the LORD, there was no more spirit in her.(she was so impressed with the splendor of it all, she was overwhelmed). And she said to the king, It was a true report which I heard in mine own land of thine acts and of thy wisdom. Howbeit I believed not their words, until I came and mine eyes had seen it. And, behold, the one half of the greatness of thy wisdom was not told me. For thou exceedest the fame that I heard. Happy are thy men and happy are these thy servants, which stand continually before thee and hear thy wisdom.(an example:.1Kings 3:16-28). Blessed be the LORD thy God, which delighted in thee to set thee on his throne, to be king for the LORD thy God. Because thy God loved Israel, to establish them for ever, therefore made he thee king over them, to do judgment and justice. And she gave the king an hundred and twenty talents of gold and of spices great abundance and precious stones. Neither was there any such spice as the queen of Sheba gave king Solomon. And the servants also of Huram and the servants of Solomon, which brought gold from Ophir, brought algum trees.(from India; the Santalum album of botanists, a native tree of the mountainous parts of the Malabar coasts and a fragrant wood also used in China for incense in their idol worship).and precious stones. And the king made of the algum trees terraces to the house of the LORD and to the king's palace and harps and psalteries for singers. And there were none such seen before in the land of Judah. And king Solomon gave to the queen of Sheba all her desire, whatsoever she asked, beside that which she had brought unto the king. So she turned and went away to her own land, she and her servants.

2Chronicles 9:17-19 Moreover the king made a great throne of ivory and overlaid it with pure gold. And there were six steps to the throne, with a footstool of gold, which were fastened to the throne and stays on each side of the sitting place and two lions standing by the stays. And twelve lions stood there on the one side and on the other upon the six steps. There was not the like made in any kingdom.

2Chronicles 9:21 For the king's ships went to Tarshish with the servants of Huram. Every three years once came the ships of Tarshish bringing gold and silver, ivory and apes and peacocks.

2Chronicles 9:22,23 And king Solomon passed all the kings of the earth in riches and wisdom.(that is, the land over which he reigned, which was massive:.1Kings 4:21,29-34). And all the kings of the earth sought the presence of Solomon, to hear his wisdom, that God had put in his heart.

2Chronicles 9:24 And they brought every man his present, vessels of silver and vessels of gold and raiment, harness and spices, horses and mules, a rate year by year.

Barnes Notes:."Tribute-bearers from the subject kings, bring not only the fixed rate of bullion, but a tribute in kind besides, consisting of the most precious products of their respective countries."

2Chronicles 9:29 Now the rest of the acts of Solomon, first and last, are they not written in the book of Nathan the prophet and in the prophecy of Ahijah the Shilonite.(this was Ahijah the prophet).and in the visions of Iddo the seer against Jeroboam I the son of Nebat?.(where are these books?).

2Chronicles 10:15 So the king hearkened not unto the people. For the cause was of God, that the LORD might perform his word, which he spake by the hand of Ahijah the Shilonite to Jeroboam the son of Nebat.

2Chronicles 11:1 And when Rehoboam was come to Jerusalem, he gathered of the house of Judah and Benjamin an hundred and fourscore thousand chosen men, which were warriors, to fight against Israel, that he might bring the kingdom again to Rehoboam.

2Chronicles 11:13,14 And the priests and the Levites that were in all Israel resorted to him.(him being Rehoboam, king of.Judah).out of all their coasts. For the Levites left their suburbs and their possession and came to Judah and Jerusalem, for Jeroboam I and his sons had cast them off from executing the priest's office unto the LORD

2Chronicles 11:15 And he ordained him priests for the high places and for the devils.(Leviticus 17:7; Deuteronomy 32:17; Psalms 106:28,29; 35-39).and for the calves which he had made. 

2Chronicles 11:16 And after them out of all the tribes of Israel such as set their hearts to seek the LORD God of Israel came to Jerusalem, to sacrifice unto the LORD God of their fathers.

2Chronicles 11:17 So they strengthened the kingdom of Judah and made Rehoboam the son of Solomon strong, three years. For three years they walked in the way of David and Solomon.

2Chronicles 11:18,19 And Rehoboam took him Mahalath the daughter of Jerimoth a son of David.(a son of David and father of Mahalath, one of Rehoboam's wives).to wife and Abihail the daughter of Eliab the son of Jesse, which bare him children, Jeush and Shamariah and Zaham.

2Chronicles 11:20 And after her he took Maachah the daughter of Absalom which bare him Abijah and Attai and Ziza and Shelomith.

2Chronicles 11:20 And after her he.(Rehoboam, previous verse).took Maachah the daughter of Absalom which bare him Abijah and Attai and Ziza and Shelomith. 

Absalom was the third son of David and the only son of David by Maachah:.2Samuel 3:3. Absalom's sister Tamar was violated by his brother.Amnon.(2Samuel 13:1-39) so Absalom had him slain. Absalom had great beauty:.2Samuel 14:25,26. Absalom later revolted against his father David

2Chronicles 11:21 And Rehoboam loved Maachah the daughter of Absalom.(see above verse).above all his wives and his concubines, for he took eighteen wives.(and some more as he went along:.2Chronicles 13:19-21).and threescore concubines and begat twenty and eight sons and threescore daughters.

2Chronicles 11:22 And Rehoboam made Abijah the son of Maachah the chief, to be ruler among his brethren, for he thought to make him king.

2Chronicles 11:23 And he dealt wisely and dispersed of all his children throughout all the countries of Judah and Benjamin, unto every fenced city and he gave them victual in abundance. And he desired many wives.

2Chronicles 12:12 And when he humbled himself, the wrath of the LORD turned from him, that he would not destroy him altogether and also in Judah things went well.

2Chronicles 12:13 So king Rehoboam strengthened himself in Jerusalem and reigned, for Rehoboam was one and forty years old when he began to reign and he reigned seventeen years in Jerusalem, the city which the LORD had chosen out of all the tribes of Israel, to put his name there. And his mother's name was Naamah an Ammonitess.

2Chronicles 12:14 And he did evil, because he prepared not his heart to seek the LORD.

2Chronicles 12:15 Now the acts of Rehoboam, first and last, are they not written in the book of Shemaiah the prophet and of Iddo the seer concerning genealogies? And there were wars between Rehoboam and Jeroboam I continually.

2Chronicles 12:16 And Rehoboam slept with his fathers and was buried in the city of David and Abijah his son reigned in his stead.

from.Fausset's Bible Dictionary."David's martial achievements as king of the nation began with taking from the Jebusites the stronghold of Zion, thenceforth the city of David and the capital"

2Chronicles 13:1,2 Now in the eighteenth year of king Jeroboam I began Abijah.(also known as Abijam).to reign over Judah. He reigned three years in Jerusalem. His mother's name also was Michaiah the daughter of Uriel of Gibeah. And there was war between Abijah and Jeroboam I.

2Chronicles 13:3 And Abijah set the battle in array with an army of valiant men of war, even four hundred thousand chosen men. Jeroboam I, also set the battle in array against him with eight hundred thousand chosen men, being mighty men of valour.

2Chronicles 13:4 And Abijah.(also known as Abijam).stood up upon mount Zemaraim, which is in mount Ephraim and said, Hear me, thou Jeroboam I and all Israel;

2Chronicles 13:5 Ought you not to know that the LORD God of Israel gave the kingdom over Israel to David for ever, even to him and to his sons by a covenant of salt?.(Mark 9:50).

2Chronicles 13:6-9 Yet Jeroboam I the son of Nebat, the servant of Solomon the son of David, is risen up and hath rebelled against his lord. And there are gathered unto him vain men, the children of Belial and have strengthened themselves against Rehoboam the son of Solomon, when Rehoboam was young and tenderhearted and could not withstand them. And now you think to withstand the kingdom of the LORD in the hand of the sons of David and you be a great multitude and there are with you golden calves, which Jeroboam made you for gods.(of which these ancients dabbled in many). Have ye not cast out the priests of the LORD, the sons of Aaron and the Levites and have made you priests after the manner of the nations of other lands? so that whosoever comes to consecrate himself with a young bullock and seven rams, the same may be a priest of them that are no gods.

2Chronicles 13:10,11 But as for us, the LORD is our God.(Psalms 135:5).and we have not forsaken him and the priests which minister unto the LORD, are the sons of Aaron and the Levites wait upon their business. And they burn unto the LORD every morning and every evening burnt sacrifices and sweet incense. The shewbread also set they in order upon the pure table and the candlestick of gold with the lamps thereof, to burn every evening, for we keep the charge of the LORD our God, but you have forsaken him.

2Chronicles 13:12 And, behold, God himself is with us for our captain and his priests with sounding trumpets to cry alarm against you. O children of Israel, fight not against the LORD God of your fathers for you shall not prosper.

Abijah 'missed the boat' having not heeded or maybe forgot or perhaps didn't evern know what the prophet Ahijah said to Jeroboam I (1Kings 11:29-32) regarding the giant nation of Israel to be split; Abijah tried here in verses 5-12 to reestablish the Israel before the split that God had determined would occur; lesson is, if God determines things to be one way, you'll never change it.

2Chronicles 13:13-15 But Jeroboam I caused an ambushment to come about behind them, so they were before Judah and the ambushment was behind them. And when Judah looked back, behold, the battle was before and behind and they cried unto the LORD and the priests sounded with the trumpets. Then the men of Judah gave a shout and as the men of Judah shouted, it came to pass, that God smote Jeroboam I and all Israel before Abijah and Judah.

2Chronicles 13:16,17 And the children of Israel fled before Judah and God delivered them into their hand. And Abijahand his people slew them with a great slaughter. So there fell down slain of Israel five hundred thousand chosen men.

2Chronicles 13:18 Thus the children of Israel were brought under at that time and the children of Judah prevailed, because they relied upon the LORD God of their fathers.

2Chronicles 13:19,20 And Abijah.(also known as Abijam).pursued after Jeroboam I and took cities from him, Bethel with the towns thereof and Jeshanah with the towns thereof and Ephrain.(also called Ephron).with the towns thereof. Neither did Jeroboam I recover strength again in the days of Abijah and the LORD struck Jeroboam I and he died.

2Chronicles 13:21 But Abijah waxed mighty and took fourteen wives.(in addition to the eighteen he already had:.2Chronicles 11:21).and begat twenty and two sons and sixteen daughters.(by them).

2Chronicles 13:22 And the rest of the acts of Abijah and his ways and his sayings, are written in the story of the prophet Iddo.

2Chronicles 14:1 So Abijah slept with his fathers and they buried him in the city of David and Asa his son reigned in his stead. In his days the land was quiet ten years.

2Chronicles 14:2-5 And Asa did that which was good and right in the eyes of the LORD his God, for he took away the altars of the strange gods and the high places and brake down the images and cut down the groves and commanded Judah to seek the LORD God of their fathers and to do the law and the commandment. Also he took away out of all the cities of Judah the high places and the images and the kingdom was quiet before him.

2Chronicles 14:6 And he built fenced cities in Judah, for the land had rest and he had no war in those years because the LORD had given him rest.

2Chronicles 14:7 Therefore he said unto Judah, Let us build these cities and make about them walls and towers, gates and bars, while the land is yet before us, because we have sought the LORD our God. We have sought him and he hath given us rest on every side. So they built and prospered.

2Chronicles 14:8 And Asa had an army of men that bare targets and spears, out of Judah three hundred thousand and out of Benjamin, that bare shields and drew bows, two hundred and fourscore thousand. All these were mighty men of valor.

2Chronicles 14:9 And there came out against them Zerah the Ethiopian with an host of a thousand thousand.(a million).and three hundred chariots and came unto Mareshah..(this was obviously a trying of Asa's faith, which would also strenghten it)

2Chronicles 14:10 Then Asa went out against him and they set the battle in array in the valley of Zephathah at Mareshah.

2Chronicles 14:11 And Asa cried unto the LORD his God and said, LORD, it is nothing with thee.(*).to help, whether with many or with them that have no power. Help us, O LORD our God, for we rest on thee and in thy name we go against this multitude. O LORD, thou art our God, let not man prevail against thee.

2Chronicles 14:12,13 So the LORD smote the Ethiopians before Asa and before Judah and the Ethiopians fled. And Asa and the people that were with him pursued them unto Gerar and the Ethiopians were overthrown, that they could not recover themselves, for they were destroyed before the LORD and before his host and they carried away very much spoil.

2Chronicles 14:14 And they smote all the cities round about Gerar, for the fear.(their heart was of belief God was with them and in this they had confidence and great respect for).of the LORD came upon them. And they spoiled all the cities, for there was exceeding much spoil in them.

2Chronicles 14:15 They smote also the tents of cattle and carried away sheep and camels in abundance and returned to Jerusalem.

2Chronicles 15:1 And the Spirit of God came upon Azariah.(a prophet in the days of king Asa).the son of Oded.(2Chronicles 28:9).

2Chronicles 15:2 And he went out to meet Asa and said unto him, Hear me Asa and all Judah and Benjamin; The LORD is.with you, while you be with him and if you seek him, he will be found of you, but if you forsake him, he will forsake you.

For why would anyone want to be around another who doesn't want him around; God is with those who seek to be in alignment with Him; seeking is important; why God forsakes those who don't want Him around; time and time again they forsook God.

2Chronicles 15:3 Now for a long season Israel has been without the true God and without a teaching priest and without law. 

2Chronicles 15:4 But when they in their trouble did turn unto the LORD God of Israel and sought him, he was found of them.(*).

2Chronicles 15:5,6 And in those times there was no peace to him that went out nor to him that came in, but great vexations were upon all the inhabitants of the countries. And nation was destroyed of nation and city of city, for God.(God does evil, but for good purposes {verse 4 above and Isaiah 55:6}).did vex them with all adversity.

2Chronicles 15:7 Be you strong therefore and let not your hands be weak, for your work shall be rewarded.

2Chronicles 15:8 And when Asa heard these words and the prophecy of Oded the prophet, he took courage and put away the abominable idols out of all the land of Judah and Benjamin and out of the cities which he had taken from mount Ephraim and renewed the altar of the LORD, that was before the porch of the LORD.

2Chronicles 15:9 And he gathered all Judah and Benjamin 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.

2Chronicles 15:10,11 So they gathered themselves together at Jerusalem in the third month, in the fifteenth year of the reign of Asa. And they offered unto the LORD the same time of the spoil which they had brought, seven hundred oxen and seven thousand sheep.

2Chronicles 15:12 And they entered into a covenant to seek the LORD God of their fathers with all their heart and with all their soul;

2Chronicles 15:13,14 That whosoever would not seek the LORD God of Israel should be put to death, whether small or great, whether man or woman. And they sware unto the LORD with a loud voice and with shouting and with trumpets and with cornets.

2Chronicles 15:13,14 That whosoever would not seek the LORD God of Israel should be put to death.(they had so much destruction, death and misery {verses 3,4 above} from not being with the true God for many years, that they now made an agreement between themselves that whomever of them was not on the spiritual road, that it would cause them again to leave God and they felt serious enough about it to all agree that if a person was threatening them all by being that way, then he should be put to death), whether small or great, whether man or woman. And they sware unto the LORD with a loud voice and with shouting and with trumpets and with cornets.

2Chronicles 15:15 And all Judah rejoiced at the oath, for they had sworn with all their heart and sought him with their whole desire and he was found of them and the LORD gave them rest round about.

2Chronicles 15:16 And also concerning Maachah the mother of Asa the king, he removed her from being queen, because she had made an idol in a grove and Asa cut down her idol and stamped it and burnt it at the brook Kidron.

2Chronicles 15:17 But the high places were not taken away out of Israel. Nevertheless the heart of Asa was perfect all his days.

2Chronicles 15:18 And he brought into the house of God the things that his father had dedicated and that he himself had dedicated, silver and gold and vessels.

2Chronicles 15:19 And there was no more war unto the five and thirtieth year of the reign of Asa.

2Chronicles 16:1-3 In the six and thirtieth year of the reign of Asa Baasha king of Israel came up against Judah and built Ramah.(an obstruction to isolate Asa), to the intent that he might let none go out or come in to Asa king of Judah. Then Asa brought out silver and gold out of the treasures of the house of the LORD and of the king's house and sent to Benhadad king of Syria, that dwelt at Damascus, saying, There is a league between me and thee, as there was between my father and thy father. Behold, I have sent thee silver and gold. Go, break thy league with Baasha king of Israel, that he may depart from me.

2Chronicles 16:4 And Benhadad hearkened unto king Asa and sent the captains of his armies against the cities of Israel and they smote Ijon and Dan and Abelmaim and all the store cities.(where all their goods were kept; like a modern day large supermarket).of Naphtali. 

2Chronicles 16:5,6 And it came to pass, when Baasha heard it, that he left off building of Ramah and let his work cease. Then Asa the king took all Judah and they carried away the stones of Ramah and the timber thereof, wherewith Baasha was building and he built therewith Geba and Mizpah.

2Chronicles 16:7,8 And at that time Hanani.(brother of Nehemiah:.Nehemiah 1:2).the seer came to Asa king of Judah and said unto him, Because thou hast relied on the king of Syria and not relied on the LORD thy God, therefore is the host of the king of Syria escaped out of thine hand. Were not the Ethiopians and the Lubims a huge host with very many chariots and horsemen? yet, because you then did rely on the LORD, he delivered them into your hand.

2Chronicles 16:9 For the eyes of the LORD run to and fro throughout the whole earth, to show himself strong in the behalf of them whose heart is perfect toward him. Herein you have done foolishly, therefore from henceforth you have wars.

2Chronicles 16:9 For the eyes of the LORD run to and fro throughout the whole earth, to show himself strong in the behalf of them whose heart is perfect.(original 'whole').toward him.(but how perfect or whole does one have to be?). Herein you have done foolishly.(by being content at the low consciousness ego level {Isaiah 30:10}.and thus not seeking a better way), therefore from henceforth.(original 'because of this').you have wars.

2Chronicles 16:10,11 Then Asa was wroth with the seer and put him in a prison house, for he was in a rage with him because of this thing. And Asa oppressed some of the people the same time. And, behold, the acts of Asa, first and last, lo, they are written in the book of the kings of Judah and Israel.

2Chronicles 16:12 And Asa in the thirty and ninth year of his reign was diseased in his feet, until his disease was exceeding great; yet in his disease he sought not to the LORD, but to the physicians.

2Chronicles 16:13 And Asa slept with his fathers dying in the one and fortieth year of his reign.

2Chronicles 16:14 And they buried him in his own sepulchres, which he had made for himself in the city of David and laid him in the bed which was filled with sweet odours and divers kinds of spices prepared by the apothecaries' art and they made a very great burning for him.

2Chronicles 17:1,2 And Jehoshaphat his son reigned in his stead and strengthened himself against Israel. And he placed forces in all the fenced cities of Judah and set garrisons in the land of Judah and in the cities of Ephraim, which Asa his father had taken.

2Chronicles 17:3-6 And the LORD was with Jehoshaphat, because he walked in the first ways of his father David and sought not unto Baalim, but sought to the LORD God of his father and walked in his commandments and not after the doings of Israel. Therefore the LORD stablished the kingdom in his hand and all Judah brought to Jehoshaphat presents and he had riches and honour in abundance. And his heart was lifted up in the ways of the LORD. Moreover he took away the high places and groves out of Judah.

2Chronicles 17:10 And the fear of the LORD fell upon all the kingdoms of the lands that were round about Judah, so that they made no war against Jehoshaphat.

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