The Reign Of Abijam In Judah

1 The eighteenth year of Jeroboam the son of Nebat, king Abijam reigned over Judah,

1 (A)Now in the eighteenth year of King Jeroboam, the son of Nebat, Abijam became king over Judah.

1 Now in the eighteenth year of king Jeroboam the son of Nebat reigned Abijam over Judah.

1 In the eighteenth year of Israel’s King Jeroboam son of Nebat, Abijam became king over Judah

1 Abijah reigned over Judah starting in the eighteenth year of Nebat's son Jeroboam's reign.

2 and ruled three years in Jerusalem. His mother's name was Maacah, the daughter of Abishalom.

2 He reigned three years in Jerusalem; and his mother’s name was (a)(B)Maacah the daughter of (b)(C)Abishalom.

2 Three years reigned he in Jerusalem. And his mother's name was Maachah, the daughter of Abishalom.

2 and reigned three years in Jerusalem.(A) His mother’s name was Maacah(B) daughter(a) of Abishalom.

2 He reigned for three years in Jerusalem. His mother's name was Maacah, the daughter of Abishalom.

3 And he walked in all the sins of his father which he did before him, and his heart was not whole with the LORD his God, as the heart of David his father.

3 He walked in all the sins of his father which he had committed before him; and (D)his heart was not (c)wholly devoted to the Lord his God, like the heart of his father David.

3 And he walked in all the sins of his father, which he had done before him: and his heart was not perfect with the LORD his God, as the heart of David his father.

3 Abijam walked in all the sins his father before him had committed,(C) and he was not completely devoted to the Lord his God as his ancestor David had been.(D)

3 He practiced the same sins that his father committed before he was born. Unlike his ancestor David, his heart never became devoted to the LORD his God.

4 Nevertheless, for David's sake did the LORD his God give him a light in Jerusalem; that he set up his son after him to continue Jerusalem,

4 But for David’s sake the Lord his God gave him a (E)lamp in Jerusalem, to raise up his son after him and to establish Jerusalem;

4 Nevertheless for David's sake did the LORD his God give him a lamp in Jerusalem, to set up his son after him, and to establish Jerusalem:

4 But because of David, the Lord his God gave him a lamp in Jerusalem to raise up his son after him and to establish Jerusalem.(E)

4 Nevertheless, for the sake of David, the LORD his God maintained a lamp for David in Jerusalem by raising up his son after him so that Jerusalem would be established,

5 because that David did which pleased the LORD and turned from nothing that he commanded him all the days of his life, save only in the matter of Uriah the Hittite.

5 (F)because David did what was right in the sight of the Lord, and had not turned aside from anything that He commanded him all the days of his life, (G)except in the case of Uriah the Hittite.

5 Because David did that which was right in the eyes of the LORD, and turned not aside from any thing that he commanded him all the days of his life, save only in the matter of Uriah the Hittite.

5 For David did what was right in the Lord’s eyes, and he did not turn aside from anything He had commanded him all the days of his life,(F) except in the matter of Uriah(G) the Hittite.

5 because David had practiced what the LORD considered to be right. He never avoided anything that the LORD had commanded him during his entire lifetime, except for the case of Uriah the Hittite.

6 And there was war between Rehoboam and Jeroboam as long as he lived.

6 (H)There was war between Rehoboam and Jeroboam all the days of his life.

6 And there was war between Rehoboam and Jeroboam all the days of his life.

6 There had been war between Rehoboam and Jeroboam all the days of Rehoboam’s life.(H)

6 There was continual military conflict between Rehoboam and Jeroboam throughout his entire lifetime.

7 And the rest of the deeds of Abijam and all that he did, are written in the book of the deeds that were done in the days of the kings of Judah. And there was war between Abijam and Jeroboam.

7 Now (I)the rest of the acts of Abijam and all that he did, are they not written in the Book of the Chronicles of the Kings of Judah? (J)And there was war between Abijam and Jeroboam.

7 Now the rest of the acts of Abijam, and all that he did, are they not written in the book of the chronicles of the kings of Judah? And there was war between Abijam and Jeroboam.

7 The rest of the events of Abijam’s reign, along with all his accomplishments, are written in the Historical Record of Judah’s Kings.(I) There was also war between Abijam and Jeroboam.(J)

7 The rest of Abijah's accomplishments, including everything he undertook, are written in the Chronicles of the Kings of Judah, are they not? And a state of war continued to exist between Abijah and Jeroboam.

8 And Abijam rested with his fathers, and they buried him in the city of David. And Asa his son reigned in his stead.

8 (K)And Abijam slept with his fathers and they buried him in the city of David; and Asa his son became king in his place.

8 And Abijam slept with his fathers; and they buried him in the city of David: and Asa his son reigned in his stead.

8 Abijam rested with his fathers and was buried in the city of David.(K) His son Asa became king in his place.(L)

8 Eventually, Abijah died, as did his ancestors, and he was buried in the City of David. His son Asa succeeded him as king.

The Reign Of Asa In Judah

9 The twentieth year of Jeroboam king of Israel, Asa began to reign over Judah,

9 So in the twentieth year of Jeroboam the king of Israel, Asa began to reign as king of Judah.

9 And in the twentieth year of Jeroboam king of Israel reigned Asa over Judah.

9 In the twentieth year of Israel’s King Jeroboam,(M) Asa became king of Judah

9 Asa began to reign as Judah's king during the twentieth year of the reign of Jeroboam as king over Israel.

10 and ruled in Jerusalem forty one years. And his mother's name was Maacah the daughter of Abishalom.

10 He reigned forty-one years in Jerusalem; and (L)his mother’s name was Maacah the daughter of Abishalom.

10 And forty and one years reigned he in Jerusalem. And his mother's name was Maachah, the daughter of Abishalom.

10 and reigned 41 years in Jerusalem. His grandmother’s(b) name was Maacah(N) daughter(c) of Abishalom.

10 He reigned 41 years in Jerusalem. His mother's name was Maacah, the daughter of Abishalom.

11 And Asa did that seemed right in the eyes of the LORD, like David his father.

11 (M)Asa did what was right in the sight of the Lord, like David his father.

11 And Asa did that which was right in the eyes of the LORD, as did David his father.

11 Asa did what was right in the Lord’s eyes, as his ancestor David had done.(O)

11 Asa practiced what the LORD considered to be right, just like his ancestor David.

12 And he made the stews of males depart the land, and put away all the idols that his fathers had made.

12 (N)He also put away the male cult prostitutes from the land and (O)removed all the idols which his fathers had made.

12 And he took away the sodomites out of the land, and removed all the idols that his fathers had made.

12 He banished the male cult prostitutes(P) from the land and removed all of the idols that his fathers had made.(Q)

12 He also removed the male cult prostitutes from the land and destroyed all the idols that his ancestors had made.

13 And thereto he put down Maacah his mother from bearing rule, because she had made an idol in a grove. And Asa destroyed her idol and burnt it by the brook Kidron.

13 (d)(P)He also removed Maacah his mother from being queen mother, because she had made a horrid image (e)as an Asherah; and Asa cut down her horrid image and (Q)burned it at the brook Kidron.

13 And also Maachah his mother, even her he removed from being queen, because she had made an idol in a grove; and Asa destroyed her idol, and burnt it by the brook Kidron.

13 He also(R) removed his grandmother(d) Maacah from being queen mother because she had made an obscene image of Asherah. Asa chopped down her obscene image and burned it(S) in the Kidron Valley.(T)

13 He removed his mother Maacah from her position as Queen Mother because she had made a detestable image dedicated to Asherah. Asa cut down his mother's idol, crushed it, and burned it at the Kidron Brook.

14 But he put not down the hill altars. Nevertheless, Asa's heart was whole with the LORD all his days.

14 (R)But the high places were not taken away; nevertheless (S)the heart of Asa was (f)wholly devoted to the Lord all his days.

14 But the high places were not removed: nevertheless Asa's heart was perfect with the LORD all his days.

14 The high places were not taken away;(U) but Asa’s heart was completely devoted to the Lord his entire life.(V)

14 Nevertheless, the high places were not removed, even though Asa's heart was blameless toward the LORD all of his life.

15 And he brought in that which his father had dedicated, and the things dedicated unto the house of the LORD; silver, gold, and jewels.

15 (T)He brought into the house of the Lord the dedicated things of his father and his own dedicated things: silver and gold and utensils.

15 And he brought in the things which his father had dedicated, and the things which himself had dedicated, into the house of the LORD, silver, and gold, and vessels.

15 He brought his father’s consecrated gifts and his own consecrated gifts into the Lord’s temple: silver, gold, and utensils.(W)

15 Asa brought into the LORD's Temple the things that his father had dedicated, as well as his own dedicated gifts such as silver, gold, and temple service implements.

King Asa's War With King Baasha

16 And there was war between Asa and Baasha king of Israel all their days.

16 (U)Now there was war between Asa and Baasha king of Israel all their days.

16 And there was war between Asa and Baasha king of Israel all their days.

16 There was war between Asa and Baasha king of Israel throughout their reigns.(X)

16 A state of continual military unrest existed between Asa and King Baasha of Israel throughout their lifetimes.

17 And Baasha king of Israel went up against Judah, and built Ramah, because that he would let none of Asa's people, king of Judah, go in or out.

17 (V)Baasha king of Israel went up against Judah and (g)(W)fortified Ramah (X)in order to prevent anyone from going out or coming in to Asa king of Judah.

17 And Baasha king of Israel went up against Judah, and built Ramah, that he might not suffer any to go out or come in to Asa king of Judah.

17 Israel’s King Baasha went to war against Judah.(Y) He built Ramah(Z) in order to deny anyone access to Judah’s King Asa.

17 King Baasha of Israel invaded Judah and interdicted Ramah by building fortifications around it so no one could enter or leave to join King Asa of Judah.

18 Then Asa took all the silver and gold that was left in the treasure of the house of the LORD, and all the treasure of the king's house and delivered it unto his servants, and sent them to Benhadad the son of Tabrimmon the son of Hezion king of Syria that dwelt at Damascus, saying,

18 Then (Y)Asa took all the silver and the gold which were left in the treasuries of the house of the Lord and the treasuries of the king’s house, and delivered them into the hand of his servants. And (Z)King Asa sent them to Ben-hadad the son of Tabrimmon, the son of Hezion, king of Aram, who lived in (AA)Damascus, saying,

18 Then Asa took all the silver and the gold that were left in the treasures of the house of the LORD, and the treasures of the king's house, and delivered them into the hand of his servants: and king Asa sent them to Benhadad, the son of Tabrimon, the son of Hezion, king of Syria, that dwelt at Damascus, saying,

18 So Asa withdrew all the silver and gold that remained in the treasuries of the Lord’s temple(AA) and the treasuries of the royal palace and put it into the hands of his servants. Then King Asa sent them to Ben-hadad(AB) son of Tabrimmon son of Hezion king of Aram who lived in Damascus,(AC) saying,

18 But Asa removed all the silver and gold from the treasuries of the Lord's Temple and from his royal palace, placed them into the care of some servants, and then sent them to Tabrimmon's son King Ben-hadad of Aram, the grandson of Hezion, who lived in Damascus.

19 "There is a bond between thee and me as was between thy father and mine. Therefore, I send thee both gold and silver for a gift, that thou go and break the covenant between thee and Baasha king of Israel, that he may depart from me."

19 “Let there be a (AB)treaty between (h)you and me, as between my father and your father. Behold, I have sent you a present of silver and gold; go, break your treaty with Baasha king of Israel so that he will withdraw from me.”

19 There is a league between me and thee, and between my father and thy father: behold, I have sent unto thee a present of silver and gold; come and break thy league with Baasha king of Israel, that he may depart from me.

19 “There is a treaty between me and you, between my father and your father.(AD) Look, I have sent you a gift of silver and gold. Go and break your treaty with Baasha king of Israel(AE) so that he will withdraw from me.”

19 "Let's make a treaty between you and me," he said, "just like the one between my father and your father. Notice that I've sent you silver and gold to break your treaty with King Baasha of Israel, so he'll retreat from his attack on me."

20 And Benhadad hearkened unto king Asa and sent the captains of the hosts which he had against the cities of Israel, and smote Ijon, Dan, Abel called Bethmaacah and all Chinnereth with all the land of Naphtali.

20 So Ben-hadad listened to King Asa and sent the commanders of his armies against the cities of Israel, and (i)conquered (AC)Ijon, (AD)Dan, (AE)Abel-beth-maacah and all (AF)Chinneroth, besides all the land of Naphtali.

20 So Benhadad hearkened unto king Asa, and sent the captains of the hosts which he had against the cities of Israel, and smote Ijon, and Dan, and Abelbethmaachah, and all Cinneroth, with all the land of Naphtali.

20 Ben-hadad listened to King Asa and sent the commanders of his armies against the cities of Israel. He attacked Ijon,(AF) Dan,(AG) Abel-beth-maacah,(AH) all Chinnereth,(AI) and the whole land of Naphtali.(AJ)

20 So King Ben-hadad did just what King Asa had asked: he sent his commanding officers to attack the cities of Israel, conquering Ijon, Dan, Abel-beth-maacah, all of Chinneroth, and the territory of Naphtali.

21 And when Baasha heard that, he left building of Ramah and dwelt in Tirzah.

21 When Baasha heard of it, (AG)he ceased (j)fortifying Ramah and remained in (AH)Tirzah.

21 And it came to pass, when Baasha heard thereof, that he left off building of Ramah, and dwelt in Tirzah.

21 When Baasha heard about it, he quit building Ramah and stayed in Tirzah.(AK)

21 When Baasha learned of this, he stopped fortifying Ramah and remained in Tirzah,

22 Then king Asa made a proclamation throughout all Judah, that none should be excused. And they took the stones of Ramah and the timber wherewith Baasha had built, and king Asa built therewith Geba in Benjamin and Mizphah.

22 Then King Asa made a proclamation to all Judah—none was exempt—and they carried away the stones of Ramah and its timber with which Baasha had built. And King Asa built with them (AI)Geba of Benjamin and Mizpah.

22 Then king Asa made a proclamation throughout all Judah; none was exempted: and they took away the stones of Ramah, and the timber thereof, wherewith Baasha had builded; and king Asa built with them Geba of Benjamin, and Mizpah.

22 Then King Asa gave a command to everyone without exception in Judah, and they carried away the stones of Ramah and the timbers Baasha had built it with. Then King Asa built Geba(AL) of Benjamin and Mizpah(AM) with them.

22 so King Asa published a proclamation throughout Judah (no one was left out) and they carried away the stones and timber with which Baasha had been fortifying Judah. King Asa used them to fortify Geba in Benjamin and Mizpah.

23 And the remnant of all the deeds of Asa and of all his might and of all that he did, and the cities which he built, are written in the chronicles of the acts done in the days of the kings of Judah. Neverthelater, in his old age he was diseased in his feet.

23 (AJ)Now the rest of all the acts of Asa and all his might and all that he did and the cities which he built, are they not written in the Book of the Chronicles of the Kings of Judah? But in the time of his old age he was diseased in his feet.

23 The rest of all the acts of Asa, and all his might, and all that he did, and the cities which he built, are they not written in the book of the chronicles of the kings of Judah? Nevertheless in the time of his old age he was diseased in his feet.

23 The rest of all the events of Asa’s reign,(AN) along with all his might, all his accomplishments, and the cities he built, are written in the Historical Record of Judah’s Kings.(AO) But in his old age he developed a disease in his feet.(AP)

23 The rest of Asa's accomplishments, his strength, everything that he undertook, and the cities that he fortified are written in the Book of the Chronicles of the Kings of Judah, are they not? However, as he approached old age, he became diseased in his feet.

24 And Asa laid him to rest with his fathers, and was buried with his fathers in the city of David his father. And Jehoshaphat his son reigned in his room.

24 And Asa slept with his fathers and was buried with his fathers in the city of David his father; and (AK)Jehoshaphat his son reigned in his place.

24 And Asa slept with his fathers, and was buried with his fathers in the city of David his father: and Jehoshaphat his son reigned in his stead.

24 Then Asa rested with his fathers and was buried in the city of his ancestor David.(AQ) His son Jehoshaphat(AR) became king in his place.

24 Then Asa died, as had his ancestors, and he was buried with his ancestors in the City of David, his ancestor. His son Jehoshaphat reigned in his place.

The Reign Of Nadab In Israel

25 And Nadab the son of Jeroboam began to reign upon Israel, the second year of Asa king of Judah, and reigned upon Israel two years.

25 Now (AL)Nadab the son of Jeroboam became king over Israel in the second year of Asa king of Judah, and he reigned over Israel two years.

25 And Nadab the son of Jeroboam began to reign over Israel in the second year of Asa king of Judah, and reigned over Israel two years.

25 Nadab son of Jeroboam(AS) became king over Israel in the second year of Judah’s King Asa; he reigned over Israel two years.

25 Jeroboam's son Nadab became king over Israel during the second year of the reign of King Asa over Judah. He reigned over Israel for two years,

26 And he did evil in the sight of the LORD and walked in the way of his father and in his sin wherewith he made Israel sin.

26 He did evil in the sight of the Lord, and (AM)walked in the way of his father and (AN)in his sin which he made Israel sin.

26 And he did evil in the sight of the LORD, and walked in the way of his father, and in his sin wherewith he made Israel to sin.

26 Nadab did what was evil in the Lord’s sight and followed the example of his father and the sin he had caused Israel to commit.(AT)

26 practicing what the LORD considered to be evil, living the way his father did, committing sins, and leading Israel to sin.

27 But Baasha the son of Ahijah of the house of Issachar conspired against him, and slew him at Gibbethon a city of the Philistines; for Nadab and all Israel lay at siege before Gibbethon.

27 Then (AO)Baasha the son of Ahijah of the house of Issachar conspired against him, and Baasha struck him down at (AP)Gibbethon, which belonged to the Philistines, while Nadab and all Israel were laying siege to Gibbethon.

27 And Baasha the son of Ahijah, of the house of Issachar, conspired against him; and Baasha smote him at Gibbethon, which belonged to the Philistines; for Nadab and all Israel laid siege to Gibbethon.

27 Then Baasha(AU) son of Ahijah of the house of Issachar conspired against Nadab, and Baasha struck him down at Gibbethon(AV) of the Philistines while Nadab and all Israel were besieging Gibbethon.

27 So Ahijah's son Baasha from the household of Issachar conspired against him and killed Nadab at Gibbethon in Philistia while Nadab and all of Israel were attacking Gibbethon.

28 And it was the third year of Asa king of Judah, when Baasha slew him, and reigned in his stead.

28 So Baasha killed him in the third year of Asa king of Judah and reigned in his place.

28 Even in the third year of Asa king of Judah did Baasha slay him, and reigned in his stead.

28 In the third year of Judah’s King Asa,(AW) Baasha killed Nadab(AX) and reigned in his place.

28 Baasha killed him during the third year of the reign of King Asa of Judah and took Nadab's place as king.

Baasha King Of Israel

29 And as soon as he was king, he slew all the house of Jeroboam and left him nought that breathed, until he had put him clean out, agreeing unto the saying of the LORD which he spake by his servant Ahijah the Shilonite,

29 It came about as soon as he was king, he struck down all the household of Jeroboam. He did not leave to Jeroboam (k)any persons alive, until he had destroyed them, (AQ)according to the word of the Lord, which He spoke by His servant Ahijah the Shilonite,

29 And it came to pass, when he reigned, that he smote all the house of Jeroboam; he left not to Jeroboam any that breathed, until he had destroyed him, according unto the saying of the LORD, which he spake by his servant Ahijah the Shilonite:

29 When Baasha became king, he struck down the entire house of Jeroboam.(AY) He did not leave Jeroboam any survivors but(e) destroyed his family according to the word of the Lord He had spoken through His servant Ahijah the Shilonite.(AZ)

29 As soon as he was established as king, he killed everyone in the household of Jeroboam. He left not even one single person alive. He destroyed them completely, just as the LORD had spoken through his servant Ahijah the Shilonite,

30 for the sin of Jeroboam wherewith he sinned and made Israel sin, and for his angering wherewith he angered the LORD God of Israel.

30 and because of the sins of Jeroboam which he sinned, and (AR)which he made Israel sin, because of his provocation with which he provoked the Lord God of Israel to anger.

30 Because of the sins of Jeroboam which he sinned, and which he made Israel sin, by his provocation wherewith he provoked the LORD God of Israel to anger.

30 This was because Jeroboam had provoked(f) the Lord God of Israel by the sins he had committed and had caused Israel to commit.(BA)

30 because of the sins that Jeroboam had committed, and because he led Israel into sin, provoking the LORD God of Israel to become angry.

31 The rest of the deeds of Nadab, and all he did, are written in the chronicles of the kings of Israel.

31 (AS)Now the rest of the acts of Nadab and all that he did, are they not written in the Book of the Chronicles of the Kings of Israel?

31 Now the rest of the acts of Nadab, and all that he did, are they not written in the book of the chronicles of the kings of Israel?

31 The rest of the events of Nadab’s reign, along with all his accomplishments, are written in the Historical Record of Israel’s Kings.(BB)

31 Now the rest of Nadab's accomplishments, including everything he undertook, are written in the Book of the Chronicles of the Kings of Israel, are they not?

The Reign Of Baasha In Israel

32 And there was war between Asa and Baasha king of Israel all their days.

32 (AT)There was war between Asa and Baasha king of Israel all their days.

32 And there was war between Asa and Baasha king of Israel all their days.

32 There was war between Asa and Baasha king of Israel throughout their reigns.(BC)

32 Meanwhile, a state of war continued to exist between Asa and Baasha king of Israel, throughout their reigns.

Israel's King Baasha

33 And the third year of Asa king of Judah, Baasha the son of Ahijah began to reign over all Israel in Tirzah, and continued twenty four years.

33 In the third year of Asa king of Judah, Baasha the son of Ahijah became king over all Israel at Tirzah, and reigned twenty-four years.

33 In the third year of Asa king of Judah began Baasha the son of Ahijah to reign over all Israel in Tirzah, twenty and four years.

33 In the third year of Judah’s King Asa, Baasha son of Ahijah became king over all Israel and reigned in Tirzah(BD) 24 years.

33 During the third year of the reign of King Asa of Judah, Ahijah's son Baasha became king over all of Israel. He reigned for 24 years at Tirzah.

34 And he did that which displeased the LORD, for he walked in the way of Jeroboam and in his sin wherewith he made Israel sin.

34 He did evil in the sight of the Lord, and (AU)walked in the way of Jeroboam and in his sin which he made Israel sin.

34 And he did evil in the sight of the LORD, and walked in the way of Jeroboam, and in his sin wherewith he made Israel to sin.

34 He did what was evil in the Lord’s sight and followed the example of Jeroboam and the sin he had caused Israel to commit.(BE)

34 He practiced what the LORD considered to be evil, living like Jeroboam did and leading Israel into sin.

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