27, 2 Chronicles 13 ~ 15

2 Chronicles 13

1 Now in the eighteenth year of king Jeroboam began Abijah to reign over Judah. View Tool
2 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. View Tool
3 And Abijah set the battle in array with an army of valiant men of war, even four hundred thousand chosen men: Jeroboam also set the battle in array against him with eight hundred thousand chosen men, being mighty men of valour. View Tool
4 And Abijah stood up upon mount Zemaraim, which is in mount Ephraim, and said, Hear me, thou Jeroboam, and all Israel; View Tool
5 Ought ye 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? View Tool
6 Yet Jeroboam the son of Nebat, the servant of Solomon the son of David, is risen up, and hath rebelled against his lord. View Tool
7 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. View Tool
8 And now ye think to withstand the kingdom of the Lord in the hand of the sons of David; and ye be a great multitude, and there are with your golden calves, which Jeroboam made you for gods. View Tool
9 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 cometh to consecrate himself with a young bullock and seven rams, the same may be a priest of them that are no gods. View Tool
10 But as for us, the Lord is our God, 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: View Tool
11 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 ye have forsaken him. View Tool
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 ye not against the Lord God of your fathers; for ye shall not prosper. View Tool
13 But Jeroboam caused an ambushment to come about behind them: so they were before Judah, and the ambushment was behind them. View Tool
14 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. View Tool
15 Then the men of Judah gave a shout: and as the men of Judah shouted, it came to pass, that God smote Jeroboam and all Israel before Abijah and Judah. View Tool
16 And the children of Israel fled before Judah: and God delivered them into their hand. View Tool
17 And Abijah and his people slew them with a great slaughter: so there fell down slain of Israel five hundred thousand chosen men. View Tool
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. View Tool
19 And Abijah pursued after Jeroboam, and took cities from him, Bethel with the towns thereof, and Jeshanah with the towns thereof, and Ephraim with the towns thereof. View Tool
20 Neither did Jeroboam recover strength again in the days of Abijah: and the Lord struck him, and he died. View Tool
21 But Abijah waxed mighty, and married fourteen wives, and begat twenty and two sons, and sixteen daughters. View Tool
22 And the rest of the acts of Abijah, and his ways, and his sayings, are written in the story of the prophet Iddo. View Tool

 

2 Chronicles 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. View Tool
2 And Asa did that which was good and right in the eyes of the Lord his God: 4 I View Tool
3 For he took away the altars of the strange gods, and the high places, and brake down the images, and cut down the groves: View Tool
4 And commanded Judah to seek the Lord God of their fathers, and to do the law and the commandment. View Tool
5 Also he took away out of all the cities of Judah the high places and the images: and the kingdom was quiet before him. 4 I View Tool
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. View Tool
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. View Tool
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 valour. View Tool
9 And there came out against them Zerah the Ethiopian with an host of a thousand thousand, and three hundred chariots; and came unto Mareshah. View Tool
10 Then Asa went out against him, and they set the battle in array in the valley of Zephathah at Mareshah. View Tool
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 no man prevail against thee. 8 I View Tool
12 So the Lord smote the Ethiopians before Asa, and before Judah; and the Ethiopians fled. View Tool
13 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. View Tool
14 And they smote all the cities round about Gerar; for the fear of the Lord came upon them: and they spoiled all the cities; for there was exceeding much spoil in them. View Tool
15 They smote also the tents of cattle, and carried away sheep and camels in abundance, and returned to Jerusalem. View Tool

 

2 Chronicles 15

1 And the Spirit of God came upon Azariah the son of Oded: View Tool
2 And he went out to meet Asa, and said unto him, Hear ye me, Asa, and all Judah and Benjamin; The Lord is with you, while ye be with him; and if ye seek him, he will be found of you; but if ye forsake him, he will forsake you. View Tool
3 Now for a long season Israel hath been without the true God, and without a teaching priest, and without law. View Tool
4 But when they in their trouble did turn unto the Lord God of Israel, and sought him, he was found of them. View Tool
5 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. View Tool
6 And nation was destroyed of nation, and city of city: for God did vex them with all adversity. View Tool
7 Be ye strong therefore, and let not your hands be weak: for your work shall be rewarded. 2 I View Tool
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. View Tool
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. View Tool
10 So they gathered themselves together at Jerusalem in the third month, in the fifteenth year of the reign of Asa. View Tool
11 And they offered unto the Lord the same time, of the spoil which they had brought, seven hundred oxen and seven thousand sheep. View Tool
12 And they entered into a covenant to seek the Lord God of their fathers with all their heart and with all their soul; View Tool
13 That whosoever would not seek the Lord God of Israel should be put to death, whether small or great, whether man or woman. View Tool
14 And they sware unto the Lord with a loud voice, and with shouting, and with trumpets, and with cornets. View Tool
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. View Tool
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. View Tool
17 But the high places were not taken away out of Israel: nevertheless the heart of Asa was perfect all his days. View Tool
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. View Tool
19 And there was no more war unto the five and thirtieth year of the reign of Asa. View Tool