2 Chronicles 16
1 In the thirty-sixth year of the reign of Asa, Baasha king of Israel came up against Judah
and built Ramah, that he might let none go out or come in to Asa king of Judah.
2 And Asa brought silver and gold from the treasuries of the house of Jehovah and of the
king's house, and sent to Ben-Hadad king of Syria, who dwelt in Damascus, saying,
3 Let there be a treaty between you and me, as there was between my father and your
father. Behold, I have sent you silver and gold; come, break your treaty with Baasha king
of Israel, so that he will withdraw from me.
4 So Ben-Hadad heeded King Asa, and sent the commanders of his forces against the
cities of Israel; and they struck Ijon, Dan, Abel Maim, and all the storage cities of Naphtali.
5 And it happened, when Baasha heard it, that he stopped building Ramah and ceased his
6 And King Asa took all Judah, and they carried away the stones and timber of Ramah,
which Baasha had used for building; and with them he built Geba and Mizpah.
7 At that time Hanani the seer came to Asa king of Judah, and said to him: Because you
have leaned on the king of Syria, and have not trusted on Jehovah your God, therefore the
army of the king of Syria has escaped from your hand.
8 Were the Ethiopians and the Lubim not a huge army with very many chariots and
horsemen? Yet, because you trusted on Jehovah, He delivered them into your hand.
9 For the eyes of Jehovah run to and fro throughout the whole earth, to show Himself strong for those whose hearts are perfect toward Him. In this you have done foolishly; therefore from now on there will be wars for you.
10 Then Asa was angry with the seer, and put him in the prison house, for he was enraged
at him for this; and Asa oppressed some of the people at the same time.
11 And so, the acts of Asa, first and last, behold, they are written in the book of the kings
of Judah and Israel.
12 And in the thirty-ninth year of his reign, Asa became diseased in his feet, and his
sickness was severe; yet in his sickness he did not seek Jehovah, but the physicians.
13 So Asa rested with his fathers; he died in the forty-first year of his reign.
14 And they buried him in his own tomb, which he had made for himself in the City of
David; and they laid him in the bed which was filled with spices and various ingredients
prepared in a mixture of ointments; and they made a very great burning for him.