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Asa smiteth the Ethiopians.


Judah's covenant with God.

i Matt 21. 7.

. ch. 16. 8.

(Josh, 15. 44.

& Ex. 14. 10.
ch. 13. 14.
Ps. 22. 5.


Prov. 18. 10.

k c. 13. 15.

B. C. us; because we have sought the Lord without sa teaching priest, and with- B.C. 911. about 951. our God, we have sought him, and he out law.

hath given us rest on every side. So 4 But 6 when they in their trouble Lev. 10. 11. they built and prospered.

did turn unto the Lord God of Is- 5 Deut. 4. 8. 8 And Asa had an army of men that rael, and sought him, he was found bare targets and spears, out of Judah of them. three hundred thousand ; and out of 5 And hin those times there was no 1 Judg. 5. 6. Benjamin, that bare shields and drew peace to him that went out, nor to bows, two hundred and fourscore thou- him that came in, but great vexasand : all these were mighty men of tions were upon all the inhabitants of valour.

the countries.
941. 9 And there came out against 6 i And nation was destroyed of 1. Heb beutea

them Zerah the Ethiopian with a nation, and city of city: for God did
host of a thousand thousand, and vex them with all adversity.
three hundred chariots; and came 7 Be ye strong therefore, and let not
unto 'Mareshah.

your hands be weak: for your work
10 Then Asa went out against him, shall be rewarded.
and they set the battle in array

8 And when Asa heard these words,
in the valley of Zephathah at Mare- and the prophecy of Oded the proph-

et, he took courage, and put away 11 And Asa scried unto the Lord the tabominable idols'out of all the + Heb. abom

his God, and said, Lord, it is noth- land of Judah and Benjamin, and out h 1 Sam. 14.6. ing with thee to help, whether with of the cities k which he had taken ch. 13. 12

many, or with them that have no from mount Ephraim, and renewed

power: help us, O Lord our God; the altar of the Lord, that was before i 1 Sam. 17.45. for we rest on thee, and 'in thy name the porch of the Lord.

we go against this multitude. 0 9 And he gathered all Judah and

Lord, thou art our God; let not Benjamin, and the strangers with 1 ch. 11. 16. Or, mortal Il man prevail against thee.

them out of Ephraim and Manasseh,
12 So the Lord ksmote the Ethio- and out of Simeon : for they fell to
pians before Asa, and before Judah ; him out of Israel in abundance, when
and the Ethiopians fled.

they saw that the Lord his God was
13 And Asa and the people that were with him.
with him pursued them unto 'Gerar: 10 So they gathered themselves to-
and the Ethiopians were overthrown, gether at Jerusalem in the third

that they could not recover them- month, in the fifteenth year of the
+Heb. broken. selves; for they were + destroyed be- reign of Asa.

fore the Lord, and before his host; 11 m And they offered unto the a ch 14. 15. and they carried away very much Lord † the same time, of nthe spoil + Heb, in that spoil.

which they had brought, seven hun dan 14 And they smote all the cities dred oxen and seven thousand sheep. round about Gerar; for mthe fear of 12 And they entered into a

o 2 Kings 3. the Lord came upon them: and they enant to seek the Lord God of their spoiled all the cities ; for there was fathers with all their heart and with exceeding much spoil in them. all their soul;

15 They smote also the tents of 13 That whosoever would not seek p Ex. 22. M. cattle, and carried away sheep and the Lord God of Israel 4should be

9 Deut. 18. 5, camels in abundance, and returned put to death, whether small or great, to Jerusalem.

whether man or woman.

14 And they sware unto the Lord CHAPTER XV.

with a loud voice, and with shouting,
Asa with Judnh and many of Israel make a solemn and with trumpets, and with cornets.

15 And all Judah rejoiced at the
mother for her idolatry, 18 He bringeth dedicated
thinys into the house of God, and enjoyeth a long oath: for they had sworn with all

their heart, and sought him with rver. 2 Judg, 3. 10.

Azariah the son of Oded: of the
+ Heb. before 2 And he went out fto meet Asa, rest round about.
and said unto him, Hear ye me, Asa, 16 1 And also concerning Maachah

$ 1 Kings 13

18 and all Judah and Benjamin; b The the il mother of Asa the king, he 1 That is, Lord is with you, while ye be with removed her from being queen, be


1 Kings
him; and if ye seek him, he will because she had made an tidol in a
ch. 33. 12, 13. found of you; but 'if ye forsake him, grove: and Asa cut down her idol, + Heb. hortat.
he will forsake you.

and stamped it, and burnt it at the
3 Now for a long season Israel brook Kidron.
hath been without the true God, and 17 But 'the high places were not

I Gen, 10. 19.
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b James 4. 8.

ever. 4. 15.
1 Chr. 28. 9.

2, 10.

Jer. 29. 13. Matt. 7. 7. d c. 24, 20. • Hos. 3. 4.

+ ch. 13, 5,

1 Kings 15. 14, &c.

Baasha's design defeated.


Asa's death and burial.

his days.


Jer. 20. 2.
Matt. 14. 3.



13 His death and burial.

in Jer. 17. 5.

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Mark 16.1. John 19. 39, 40.

B. C. 911. taken away out of Israel : neverthe- of them whose heart is perfect toward B. C. 941. less the heart of Asa was perfect all him. Herein "thou hast done foolishly: therefore from henceforth i thou ni Sam. 13. 13.

i 1 Kings 15. 18 ? And he brought into the house shalt have wars. of God the things that his father had 10 Then Asa was wroth with the dedicated, and that he himself had seer, and "put him in a prison house; k ch. 18. 26. dedicated, silver, and gold, and ves- for he was in a rage with him besels.

cause of this thing. And Asa top- + Heb. crush19 And there was no more war unto pressed some of the people the same the five and thirtieth year of the reign time. of Asa.

11 [ 'And, behold, the acts of Asa, 11 Kings 15.

first and last, lo, they are written in

the book of the kings of Judah and
Asa, by the aid of the Syrians, direrleth Baasha from Israel.
building Ramah. 7 Being reprored by Hanani, he

12 And Asa in the thirty and ninth
putteth him in prison. 12 when smitten with dis.
euse, he seeketh not to God, but to the physicians. year of his reign was diseased in his

feet, until his disease was exceeding
910. V the six and thirtieth year of great : yet in his disease he sought
akng 15.
17. &c.

Israel came up against Judah, and cians.
built Ramah, to the intent that he 13 "And Asa slept with his fathers, 914.
might let none go out or come in to and died in the one and fortieth year 1 Kings 15.
Asa king of Judah.

of his reign.
2 Then Asa brought out silver and 14 And they buried him in his own
gold out of the treasures of the sepulchres, which he had made for + Heb. digged.
house of the Lord and of the king's himself in the city of David, and laid
house, and sent to Ben-hadad king him in the bed which was filled with • Gen. 50. ?.
of Syria, that dwelt at + Damascus, sweet odours and divers kinds of spices

prepared by the apothecaries' art: and
3 There is a league between me and they made pa very great burning for p ch. 21. 19.
thee, as there was between my father him.
and thy father: behold, I have sent
thee silver and gold; go, break thy

league with Baasha king of Israel, Jehoshaphat, succeeding Asa, reigneth well, and pros-
that he may depart from me.

perrth. 7 He sendeth Lerites with the princes to

teach in Judah. 10 llis enemies bring him presents 4 And Ben-hadad hearkened unto

ond tribute. 12 The greatness and strength of his king Asa, and sent the captains of

kinydom. this armies against the cities of Is- ND - Jehoshaphat his son reigned a 1 Kings 15 and Abel-maim, and all the store himself against Israel. cities of Naphtali.

2 And he placed forces in all the
5 And it came to pass, when Baasha fenced cities of Judah, and set gar-
| heard it, that he left off building of risons in the land of Judah, and in
Ramah, and let his work cease. the cities of Ephraim, which Asa ch. 15. 8.

6 Then Asa the king took all Judah; his father had taken.
and they carried away the stones of 3 And the Lord was with Jehosha-
Ramah, and the timber thereof, where- phat, because he walked in the first
with Baasha was building; and he ways of his father David, and sought

built therewith Geba and Mizpah. not unto Baalim ;
311. 71 And at that time Hanani the 4 But sought to the LORD God of
King8 16.1. seer came to Asa king of Judah, his father, and walked in his com-

and said unto him, " Because thou mandments, and not aster the doings 1 Kings 12
hast relied on the king of Syria, of Israel.
and not relied on the LORD thy 5 Therefore the Lord stablished the 11 Sam. 10. 27.
God, therefore is the host of the kingdom in his hand; and all Judah

1 Kings 10. king of Syria escaped out of thine at brought to Jehoshaphat presents ; + Heb. gare. hand.

e and he had riches and honour in e 1 Kings 10. 8 Were not the Ethiopians and abundance. 'the Lubim ta huge host, with 6 And his heart I was lifted up in 913. very many chariots and horsemen? the ways of the Lord: moreover 'he ! That is, was yet, because thou didst rely on the took away the high places and groves

encouraged. Lord, he delivered them into thine out of Judah. hand.

7 Also in the third year of his 912. 9. For the eyes of the Lord run to reign he sent to his princes, even to [ 1 Kings 22. to rely and fro throughout the whole earth, Ben-hail, and to Obadiah, and to

I to shew himself strong in the behalf Zechariah, and to Nethaneel, and to

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sch, 15. 3.

4, 9. 2 San 2.1.

Jehoshaphat's greatness.

Ahab's false prophets

. B. C. 912. Michaiah, 6 to teach in the cities of down to Ahab to Samaria. And B. C. 897. Judah.

Ahab killed sheep and oxen for him 8 And with them he sent Levites, in abundance, and for the people that even Shemaiah, and Nethaniah, and he had with him, and persuaded him Zebadiah, and Asahel, and Shemira- to go up with him to Ramoth-gilead. moth, and Jehonathan, and Adonijah, 3 And Ahab king of Israel said unto and Tobijah, and Tob-adonijah, Le Jehoshaphat king of Judah, Wilt vites; and with them Elishama and thou go with me to Ramoth-gilead? Jehoram, priests.

And he answered him, I am as thou h ch. 35, 3. 9 h And they taught in Judah, and art, and my people as thy people; Neh. 8. 7.

had the book of the law of the Lord and we will be with thee in the
with them, and went about through- war.
out all the cities of Judah, and taught 4 | And Jehoshaphat said unto the
the people.

king of Israel, Inquire, I pray thee, di Sam, M. 2, i Gen. 35.5. 10' [And ithe fear of the Lord at the word of the Lord to day. + Heb. was. + fell upon all the kingdoms of the 5 Therefore the king of Israel gath

lands that were round about Judah, ered together of prophets four hun-
so that they made no war against dred men, and said unto them, Shall

we go to Ramoth-gilead to battle, or 11 Also some of the Philistines shall I forbear? And they said, Go k 2 Sam. 8. 2. K brought Jehoshaphat presents, and up; for God will deliver it into the

tribute silver; and the Arabians king's hand.
brought him flocks, seven thousand 6 But Jehoshaphat said, Is there not
and seven hundred rams, and seven here a prophet of the Lord + besides, Heb, yet, er
thousand and seven hundred he goats. that we might inquire of him?

12 | And Jehoshaphat waxed great 7 And the king of Israel said unto

exceedingly; and he built in Judah Jehoshaphat, There is yet one man, || Or, palaces. Il castles, and cities of store.

by whom we may inquire of the 13 And he had much business in LORD: but I hate him ; for he never the cities of Judah: and the men of prophesied good unto me, but always war, mighty men of valour, were in evil : the same is Micaiah the son of Jerusalem.

Imla. And Jehoshaphat said, Let not 14 And these are the numbers of the king say so. them according to the house of their 8 And the king of Israel called for fathers: Of Judah, the captains of one of his officers, and said, + Fetch ! Or, eunuche.

fHeb. Haster thousands ; Adnah the chief, and with quickly Micaiah the son of Imla. him mighty men of valour three hun- 9 And the king of Israel and Jehoshdred thousand.

aphat king of Judah sat either of + Heb. at his 15 And t next to him was Jehohanan them on his throne, clothed in their hand.

the captain, and with him two hun- robes, and they sat in a ll void place Or, floor. dred and fourscore thousand.

at the entering in of the gate of Sa16 And next him was Amasiah the maria ; and all the prophets prophe1 Judg. 5. 2, 9. son of Zichri, 'who willingly offered sied before them.

himself unto the LORD; and with 10 And Zedekiah the son of Che-
him two hundred thousand mighty naanah had made him horns of iron,
men of valour.

and said, Thus saith the LORD, With
17 And of Benjamin ; Eliada a migh- these thou shalt push Syria until
ty man of valour, and with him arm-they be consumed.
ed men with bow and shield two hun- 11 And all the prophets prophesied them
dred thousand.

so, saying, Go up to Ramoth-gilead, 18 And next him was Jehozabad, and prosper: for the LORD shall deand with him a hundred and four- liver it into the hand of the king. score thousand ready prepared for the 12 And the messenger that went to

call Micaiah spake to him, saying, 19 These waited on the king, be- Behold, the words of the prophets sides in those whom the king put in declare good to the king with one + Heb. with the fenced cities throughout all Ju- assent; let thy word therefore, I pray dah.

thee, be like one of theirs, and speak CHAPTER XVIII.

thou good. Jehoshaphat and Ahab go up against Ra moth-gilead. 13 And Micaiah said, As the LORD a ch. 17.5. + 2 Kings 8. Micaiah being sent for prophesieth.23 Jehosha liveth, o even what my God saith, that phat's estape. 33 Ahab is slain.

will I speak. 897. NOW Jehoshaphat had riches 14 And when he was come to the 13. Kings c1 Kings 22. and honour in abundance, and king, the king said unto him, Mi+ Heb. at the joined atfinity with Ahab.

caiah, shall we go to Ramoth-gilead end of years.

2° And tafter certain years he went to battle, or shall I forbear? And he

† Heb, thou consiste


on ver. 2.

One mouth.

e Num. 22.18, 20, S3, & 23 12, 26. & 24

22. 14.

Micaiah's prophecy.

his house in peace.

1 Or, but for but evil?

hand and on his left.


lob 1.6

between the

I will



The death of Ahab. B. C.897. said, Go ye up, and prosper, and they | Jehoshaphat, I will disguise myself, B. C. 897.

shall be delivered into your hand. and will go to the battle; but put

15 And the king said to him, How thou on thy robes. So the king of
many times shall I adjure thee that Israel disguised himself; and they
thou say nothing but the truth to me went to the battle.
in the name of the Lord ?

30 Now the king of Syria had com-
16 Then he said, I did see all Israel manded the captains of the chariots
scattered upon the mountains, as that were with him, saying, Fight ye
sheep that have no shepherd : and the not with small or great, save only
LORD said, These have no master; let with the king of Israel.
them return therefore every man to

31 And it came to pass, when the

captains of the chariots saw Jehosh-
17 And the king of Israel said to aphat, that they said, It is the king
Jehosha phat, Did I not tell thee that of Israel. Therefore they compassed
he would not prophesy good unto me, about him to fight : but Jehoshaphat

cried out, and the Lord helped him ;
18 Again he said, Therefore hear and God moved them to depart from
the word of the Lord; I saw the LORD him.
sitting upon his throne, and all the 32 For it came to pass, that, when

that it was not the king of Israel,
entice Ahab king of Israel, that he
ng And the LORD said, Who shall they turned back again t from pursu- + Hleb, from

after him.

ing him. Aer one spake saying after this man? t at a ventures,

and smote the king

or + Flet, in his

simplicity. and another saying after that Israel t between the joints of the har

+ Heb.between

ness : therefore he said to his chariot the joints and 20 Then there came out a 'spirit, man, Turn thine hand, that thou breastplate. and stood before the Lord, and said, mayest carry me out of the host; for

+ Heb, made said unto him, Wherewith ? entice him. And the LORD I am t wounded.

34 And the battle increased that day:
lying spirit in the mouth of all his self up in his chariot against the Syri-

And the LORD said, Thou ans until the even: and about the
shalt entice him, and thou shalt also time of the sun going down he died.
prevail : go out, and do even so.
22 Now therefore, behold, 5 the LORD

hath put a lying spirit in the mouth / Jehoshaphat is reprored by Jehu the prophet. 5 His
of these thy prophets, and the LORD

instructions to the judges, 8 and to the priests and
hath spoken evil against thee.

896. 23 Then Zedekiah the son of Che


ND Jehoshaphat the king of Ju-
caiah upon the cheek, and said, Which
Came near, and bsmote Mi- peace to Jerusalem.

2 And Jehu the son of Hanani a the a 1 Sam. 9. 9.
me to speak unto thee?
way went the Spirit of the Lord from seer went out to meet him, and said
24 And Micaiah said, Behold, thou help the ungodly, and b love them b Ps. 139. 21.

to king Jehoshaphat, Shouldest thou shalt see on that day when thou shalt that hate the LORD ? therefore is go Binto tan inner chamber to hide wrath upon thee from before the cch 32. 25.

member in a Take ye Micaiah, and carry him back things found in thee, in that thou

25 Then the king of Israel said, 3 Nevertheless, there are good d ch. 17. 4, 6.
to Amon the governor of the city, and hast taken away the groves out of
to Joash the king's son;.
26 And say, Thus saith the king, heart to seek God.

the land, hast thine
feed him with bread of affliction and lem: and the went out again through + Fleb. he re-

this fellow in the prison, and 4 And Jehoshaphat dwelt at Jerusa-
with water of affliction, until I return the people from Beer-sheba to mount
tainly return in peace, then hath not
27 And Micaiah said, If thou cer- the LORD God of their fathers.

Ephraim, and brought them back unto
the LORD spoken by me.

5 And he set judges in the land said, Hearken, all ye people.

And he throughout all the fenced cities of 28 So the king of Israel and Je- ! 6 And said to the judges, Take heed hoshaphat the king of Judah went up what ye do: for 'ye judge not for 29 And the king of Israel said unto you tin the judgment.

man, but for the LORD, 8 who is with + Heb, in the

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Rom. 9. 14. i Deut. 10. 17.

Job 34. 19. Acts 10. 31. Rom, 2. 11. Gal. 2. 6. Eph. 6.9. Col. 3. 25. 1 Pet. 1. 17. k Deut. 16. 18. ch. 17. 8.

James 2.23

S3, 37. ch. 6. 28, 29, 30,


o Num. 20. 21.

o Ez. 3. 18.

courage and do. 9 ch. 15. 2.

B. C. 896. 7 Wherefore now let the fear of the so that none is able to withstand B. C. 86.

Lord be upon you; take heed and do thee ?
it: for h there is no iniquity with the 7 Art not thou "our God, + who i didst + Heb. thou
Lord our God, nor i respect of persons, drive out the inhabitants of this land - Gen. 17. 7.
nor taking of gifts.

before thy people Israel, and gavest it Ps. 41. 2
8. Moreover in Jerusalem did Je- to the seed of Abraham kthy friend Is. 41. 8.
hoshaphat kset of the Levites, and of for ever?
the priests, and of the chief of the fa- 8 And they dwelt therein, and have
thers of Israel, for the judgment of built thee a sanctuary therein for thy
the Lord, and for controversies, when name, saying,
they returned to Jerusalem.

9 'If, when evil cometh upon us, as ' 1 Kings 2. 9 And he charged them, saying, Thus the sword, judgment, or pestilence, or 1 2 Sam. 23. 3. shall ye do 'in the fear of the Lord, famine, we stand before this house,

faithfully, and with a perfect heart. and in thy presence, (for thy - name mch. 6. 20. m Deut. 17. 8, 10 m And what cause soever shall is in this house,) and cry unto thee in

come to you of your brethren that our affliction, then thou wilt hear and
dwell in their cities, between blood help.
and blood, between law and com- 10 And now, behold, the children of
mandment, statutes and judgments, Ammon and Moab and mount Seir,
ye shall even warn them that they whom thou "wouldest not let Israel - Deut. 2. 4, 9,

trespass not against the Lord, and so invade, when they came out of the n Num. 16.46. "wrath come upon you, and upon land of Egypt, but they turned from

your brethren : this do, and ye shall them, and destroyed them not;
not trespass.

11 Behold, I say, how they reward 11 And, behold, Amariah the chief us, Pto come to cast us out of thy P Ps. 83. 12 p 1 Chr. 26. So. priest is over you Pin all matters of possession, which thou hast given us

the Lord; and Zebadiah the son of to inherit.
Ishmael, the ruler of the house of 12 0 our God, wilt thou not judge 91 Sam. 8. 13.
Judah, for all the king's matters : also them? for we have no might against

the Levites shall be officers before you. this great company that cometh against + Heb. Take + Deal courageously, and the Lord us; neither know we what to do : but shall be with the good.

Four eyes are upon thee.

13 And all Judah stood before the

LORD, with their little ones, their
Moab and Ammon invade Judah. 3 Jchoshaphat wives, and their children.
proclaimeth a fast. 5 His prayer. 14 The proph-
ecy of Jahaziel. 20 Jehoshaphat exhorteth the peo-

14 [ Then upon Jahaziel the son of
ple to trust in the Lord. 22 The great overthrow of Zechariah, the son of Benaiah, the
Jehoshuphat's reign. 3 His ships broken at Ezion- son of Jeiel, the son of Mattaniah, a

Levite of the sons of Asaph, "came Num. 11, 25, T came to pass after this also, that the Spirit of the Lord in the midst of children of Ammon, and with them 15 And he said, Hearken ye, all Juother besides the Ammonites, came dah, and ye inhabitants of Jerusalem, against Jehoshaphat to battle. and thou king Jehoshaphat, Thus 2. Then there came some that told saith the Lord unto you, 'Be not Ex. 1413, Jehoshaphat, saying, There cometh afraid nor dismayed by reason of this a great multitude against thee from great multitude ; for the battle is not 6,8. ch. 2. 7.

beyond the sea on this side Syria ; yours, but God's. a Gen. 14. 7. and, behold, they be ain Hazazon- 16 To morrow go ye down against b Josh. 15. 62. tamar, which is En-gedi.

them : behold, they come up by the 3 And Jehoshaphat feared, and set +cliff of Ziz; and ye shall find them + Heb. ascent + Heb. his t himself to seek the Lord, and pro- at the end of the il brook, before the 1 Or, valley. face.

claimed a fast throughout all Judah. wilderness of Jeruel.

4 And Judah gathered themselves 17 · Ye shall not need to fight in this Ex. 14. 15,
together, to ask help of the Lord: battle: set yourselves, stand ye still,
even out of all the cities of Judah and see the salvation of the Lord with
they came to seek the LORD.

you, O Judah and Jerusalem : fear
5 And Jehoshaphat stood in the not, nor be dismayed; to morrow go

congregation of Judah and Jerusalem, out against them : * for the Lord will Num. 14. 9 e Deut. 4. 89. in the house of the Lord, before the be with you. Josh. 2. 11. 1 Kings 8. 23. new court,

18 And Jehoshaphaty bowed his head , Ex. 4. 31. 6 And said, O LORD God of our fa- with his face to the ground: and all f Ps. 47. 2, 8. Dan. 4. 17, 25,

thers, art not thou God in heaven? | Judah and the inhabitants of Jerusa

and 'rulest not thou over all the king- lem fell before the Lord, worshipping 1 Chr. 29. 12. doms of the heathen ? and in thine the LORD.

hand is there not power and might, 19 And the Levites, of the children

Ps. 25. 13. & 121. 1, 2. & 133. 1, 2 & 141. &

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