1 Kings 15 ©
Abijam's wicked reign. He dieth: Asa succeedeth him. Asa's good reign. On account of the war between him and Baasha he maketh a league with Ben-hadad king of Syria, who causeth Baasha to desist from building Ramah; Asa with the stones thereof buildeth Geba and Mizpah. Asa dieth, and is succeeded by Jehoshaphat. Nadab's wicked reign. He is slain by Baasha, who succeedeth him, and executeth Ahijah's prophecy against Jeroboam's house. Baasha's wicked reign.
Because David fdid 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, g*save only in the matter of Uriah the Hittite.
And hthere was war between Rehoboam and Jeroboam all the days of his life.
¶And in the twentieth year of Jeroboam king of Israel reigned Asa over Judah.
And forty and one years reigned he in Jerusalem. And his 4mother's name was Maachah, the daughter of Abishalom.
Then yAsa took all the silver and the gold zthat 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 aBen-hadad, the son of Tabrimon, the son of Hezion, king of Syria, that dwelt at Damascus, saying,
So dBen-hadad hearkened unto king Asa, and sent the captains of the hosts which he had against the cities of Israel, and smote eIjon, and Dan, and fAbel-beth-maachah, and all Cinneroth, with all the land of Naphtali.
The krest 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 lin the time of his old age he was diseased in his feet.
And mAsa slept with his fathers, and was buried with his fathers in the city of David his father: and 9Jehoshaphat his son reigned in his *stead.
¶And nNadab the son of Jeroboam 10began to reign over Israel in the second year of Asa king of Judah, and reigned over Israel two years.
¶And pBaasha the son of qAhijah, of the house of Issachar, rconspired against him; and Baasha smote him at sGibbethon, which belonged to the Philistines; for Nadab and all Israel laid siege to Gibbethon.
Because of wthe 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.
In the third year of Asa king of Judah began Baasha the son of Ahijah to reign over all Israel in Tirzah, ztwenty and four years.