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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.
Prov. 18. 10.
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.
your hands be weak: for your work
8 And when Asa heard these words,
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,
they saw that the Lord his God was
that they could not recover them- month, in the fifteenth year of the
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,
15 And all Judah rejoiced at the
their heart, and sought him with rver. 2 Judg, 3. 10.
Azariah the son of Oded: of the
$ 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
and stamped it, and burnt it at the
I Gen, 10. 19.
ch. 14. 13.
m Gen. 35. 5.
3. ch. 8. $1. Nel 10.
a Num. 24. 2
ch, 20. 14. &
A NDeathe Spirit of God.game upon the innhole desires and he was found
b James 4. 8.
ever. 4. 15.
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.
Jer. 20. 2.
13 His death and burial.
in Jer. 17. 5.
I the , ,
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
12 And Asa in the thirty and ninth
feet, until his disease was exceeding
Israel came up against Judah, and cians.
of his reign.
prepared by the apothecaries' art: and
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
6 Then Asa the king took all Judah; his father had taken.
built therewith Geba and Mizpah. not unto Baalim ;
and said unto him, " Because thou mandments, and not aster the doings 1 Kings 12
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
+ Heb. chich were lat.
sch, 15. 3.
4, 9. 2 San 2.1.
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
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-
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.
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-
and said, Thus saith the LORD, With
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.
e Num. 22.18, 20, S3, & 23 12, 26. & 24
his house in peace.
1 Or, but for but evil?
hand and on his left.
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
30 Now the king of Syria had com-
31 And it came to pass, when the
captains of the chariots saw Jehosh-
cried out, and the Lord helped him ;
that it was not the king of Israel,
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
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:
And the LORD said, Thou ans until the even: and about the
instructions to the judges, 8 and to the priests and
896. 23 Then Zedekiah the son of Che
ND Jehoshaphat the king of Ju-
2 And Jehu the son of Hanani a the a 1 Sam. 9. 9.
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.
25 Then the king of Israel said, 3 Nevertheless, there are good d ch. 17. 4, 6.
the land, hast thine
this fellow in the prison, and 4 And Jehoshaphat dwelt at Jerusa-
Ephraim, and brought them back unto
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
Job 12 16.
Mark 14.65. Acts 23.2
See ch. 12. 12.
h Deut. 32. 4.
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.
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 ?
before thy people Israel, and gavest it Ps. 41. 2
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
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;
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.
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
14 [ Then upon Jahaziel the son of
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,
you, O Judah and Jerusalem : fear
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. &
ch. 15. 1. & 24. 20.
14. Deut. 1. 2, 90. Å SI.
e ch. 19. 3.
ch, 15. 2 & 32. &
Matt. 6. 9.
Ps. 62. 11.