7/27/13

From Gary.... Flower power















by
Captain and Tennille

Love, love will keep us together
Think of me babe whenever
Some sweet talking girl comes along singing her song
Don't mess around, 
You gotta be strong 
Just Stop [stop], 'cause I really love You
Stop [stop], I'll be thinking of you
Look in my heart and let love keep us together

You, You belong to me now
Ain't gonna set you free now
When those girls start hanging around talking me down
Hear with your heart and you won't hear a sound
Just Stop [stop], 'cause I really love you
Stop [stop], I'll be thinking of you
Look in my heart and let love keep us together, what ever.

Young and beautiful 
Someday your looks will be gone
When the others turn you off 
Who'll be turning you on

I will, I will, I will, I will 
Be there to share forever
Love will keep us together
Said it before and I'll say it again while others pretend
I'll need you now and I'll need you then
Stop 'cause I really love Ya
Stop I'll be thinking of Ya
Look in my heart and let love keep us together

This appears to be an old picture- maybe it is, or maybe not???  One thing is for sure, the story is not!!! Men love women and women love men!!!  Anyway, the picture is cute and it reminded me of the old Captain and Tennille song: "Love will keep us together".  Now, it is one thing to get together and quite another to stay together for a long time.  Problems happen: Money, children, familial problems, work- and the list could go on and on.  But, the song is still true- Love will keep us together!!!  Lets assume that you and your spouse have been together for a long time.  How would you classify your relationship (lets only consider the positive, please)- good, better or best????  If it is anything but best, then the following passage from Paul's letter to the Corinthians can help....

1 Corinthians, Chapter 11
 1 Be imitators of me, even as I also am of Christ.  2 Now I praise you, brothers, that you remember me in all things, and hold firm the traditions, even as I delivered them to you.  3 But I would have you know that the head of every man is Christ, and the head of the woman is the man, and the head of Christ is God.  4 Every man praying or prophesying, having his head covered, dishonors his head. 5 But every woman praying or prophesying with her head unveiled dishonors her head. For it is one and the same thing as if she were shaved.  6 For if a woman is not covered, let her also be shorn. But if it is shameful for a woman to be shorn or shaved, let her be covered.  7 For a man indeed ought not to have his head covered, because he is the image and glory of God, but the woman is the glory of the man.  8 For man is not from woman, but woman from man;  9 for neither was man created for the woman, but woman for the man.  10 For this cause the woman ought to have authority on her head, because of the angels. 

11 Nevertheless, neither is the woman independent of the man, nor the man independent of the woman, in the Lord.  12 For as woman came from man, so a man also comes through a woman; but all things are from God.


The Corinthians had problems- lots and lots of problems.  Face it, so do even the best of marriages!!! Men and women just think in different ways.  I think the trick is to put God into the equation.  Paul teaches that man is the "head" of the woman.  In my way of thinking, this means that a man should not be bossy over a woman, but rather lead her in love!!! Humm, Ephesians Chapter 5 seems appropriate at this point...

 22  Wives, be subject to your own husbands, as to the Lord.  23 For the husband is the head of the wife, and Christ also is the head of the assembly, being himself the savior of the body.  24 But as the assembly is subject to Christ, so let the wives also be to their own husbands in everything. 

  25  Husbands, love your wives, even as Christ also loved the assembly, and gave himself up for it; 26 that he might sanctify it, having cleansed it by the washing of water with the word,  27 that he might present the assembly to himself gloriously, not having spot or wrinkle or any such thing; but that it should be holy and without defect.  28 Even so husbands also ought to love their own wives as their own bodies. He who loves his own wife loves himself.  29 For no man ever hated his own flesh; but nourishes and cherishes it, even as the Lord also does the assembly;  30 because we are members of his body, of his flesh and bones.  31 “For this cause a man will leave his father and mother, and will be joined to his wife. The two will become one flesh.” 32 This mystery is great, but I speak concerning Christ and of the assembly.  33
 Nevertheless each of you must also love his own wife even as himself; and let the wife see that she respects her husband. 

The sexes are designed to be together, with the unifying factors being a committed love for each other and for God.  I know the concept of a woman submitting to her husband is not popular today, yet, it is a Biblical principle.  At the same time, husbands need to really love their wives and do everything possible to understand them.  Admittedly, sometimes I find it hard to do what God wants me to do in marriage, but when I do things God's way- things always work out!!!  Those of you who know me well, know that for the most part I try to have a God-pleasing relationship with my wife.  I find telling her I love her multiple times a day helps-- and so do flowers!!!!  However, unlike the boy in the picture--  I give my wife ROSES!!!!  You pick your own kind of posies- with a last name of Rose, my options seem limited.

Your Friend,

Gary Rose

From Bill Dayton... BE PREPARED!


BE PREPARED!
Many of us were scouts as children. We all know the familiar mantra: “BE PREPARED”. We all understood that to survive in the wilderness or in any situation for that matter, one had to prepare and be ready to face what was coming by making proper provisions today.
As we look forward to the second coming of our Lord, Jesus Christ, we also are taught in scripture concerning the importance of being prepared. In Matthew 25:1ff our Lord presented a teaching to help us know what kind of preparation is necessary. As He often did, Jesus uses a common event to aid us in our understanding.
A wedding was in progress. 10 virgins were waiting for the bride and her groom (symbolic of the church and Christ) to return and call them to the wedding feast. The women had lamps that were fueled by oil. Half were prepared with enough to follow the parade of celebrants, and enter into the wedding celebration. Half the women were not prepared and were excluded and left in outer darkness. One group was watchful, obedient, and faithful. The others were lethargic, neglectful and foolish.

The oil of our Christian life is the indwelling of the Holy Spirit and the Word of God that fuels our lives and keeps us burning bright for Jesus. A wise child of God will replenish what is needed, as we wait, every day. We all want to enter into the wedding feast of the Lamb! Let’s be prepared!

From Gary... Bible Reading and Study, July 27


 Bible Reading and Study, July 27

World English Bible


July 27
2 Chronicles 13-15

2Ch 13:1 In the eighteenth year of king Jeroboam began Abijah to reign over Judah.
2Ch 13:2 Three years reigned he in Jerusalem: and his mother's name was Micaiah the daughter of Uriel of Gibeah. There was war between Abijah and Jeroboam.
2Ch 13:3 Abijah joined battle with an army of valiant men of war, even four hundred thousand chosen men: and Jeroboam set the battle in array against him with eight hundred thousand chosen men, who were mighty men of valor.
2Ch 13:4 Abijah stood up on Mount Zemaraim, which is in the hill country of Ephraim, and said, Hear me, Jeroboam and all Israel:
2Ch 13:5 Ought you not to know that Yahweh, the God of Israel, gave the kingdom over Israel to David forever, even to him and to his sons by a covenant of salt?
2Ch 13:6 Yet Jeroboam the son of Nebat, the servant of Solomon the son of David, rose up, and rebelled against his lord.
2Ch 13:7 There were gathered to him worthless men, base fellows, who strengthened themselves against Rehoboam the son of Solomon, when Rehoboam was young and tenderhearted, and could not withstand them.
2Ch 13:8 Now you think to withstand the kingdom of Yahweh in the hand of the sons of David; and you are a great multitude, and there are with you the golden calves which Jeroboam made you for gods.
2Ch 13:9 Haven't you driven out the priests of Yahweh, the sons of Aaron, and the Levites, and made priests for yourselves after the manner of the peoples of other lands? so that whoever comes to consecrate himself with a young bull and seven rams, the same may be a priest of those who are no gods.
2Ch 13:10 But as for us, Yahweh is our God, and we have not forsaken him; and we have priests ministering to Yahweh, the sons of Aaron, and the Levites in their work:
2Ch 13:11 and they burn to Yahweh every morning and every evening burnt offerings and sweet incense: the show bread also set they in order on the pure table; and the lampstand of gold with its lamps, to burn every evening: for we keep the instruction of Yahweh our God; but you have forsaken him.
2Ch 13:12 Behold, God is with us at our head, and his priests with the trumpets of alarm to sound an alarm against you. Children of Israel, don't you fight against Yahweh, the God of your fathers; for you shall not prosper.
2Ch 13:13 But Jeroboam caused an ambush to come about behind them: so they were before Judah, and the ambush was behind them.
2Ch 13:14 When Judah looked back, behold, the battle was before and behind them; and they cried to Yahweh, and the priests sounded with the trumpets.
2Ch 13:15 Then the men of Judah gave a shout: and as the men of Judah shouted, it happened, that God struck Jeroboam and all Israel before Abijah and Judah.
2Ch 13:16 The children of Israel fled before Judah; and God delivered them into their hand.
2Ch 13:17 Abijah and his people killed them with a great slaughter: so there fell down slain of Israel five hundred thousand chosen men.
2Ch 13:18 Thus the children of Israel were brought under at that time, and the children of Judah prevailed, because they relied on Yahweh, the God of their fathers.
2Ch 13:19 Abijah pursued after Jeroboam, and took cities from him, Bethel with its towns, and Jeshanah with its towns, and Ephron with its towns.
2Ch 13:20 Neither did Jeroboam recover strength again in the days of Abijah: and Yahweh struck him, and he died.
2Ch 13:21 But Abijah grew mighty, and took to himself fourteen wives, and became the father of twenty-two sons, and sixteen daughters.
2Ch 13:22 The rest of the acts of Abijah, and his ways, and his sayings, are written in the commentary of the prophet Iddo.
2Ch 14:1 So Abijah slept with his fathers, and they buried him in the city of David; and Asa his son reigned in his place. In his days the land was quiet ten years.
2Ch 14:2 Asa did that which was good and right in the eyes of Yahweh his God:
2Ch 14:3 for he took away the foreign altars, and the high places, and broke down the pillars, and cut down the Asherim,
2Ch 14:4 and commanded Judah to seek Yahweh, the God of their fathers, and to do the law and the commandment.
2Ch 14:5 Also he took away out of all the cities of Judah the high places and the sun images: and the kingdom was quiet before him.
2Ch 14:6 He built fortified cities in Judah; for the land was quiet, and he had no war in those years, because Yahweh had given him rest.
2Ch 14:7 For he said to Judah, Let us build these cities, and make about them walls, and towers, gates, and bars; the land is yet before us, because we have sought Yahweh our God; we have sought him, and he has given us rest on every side. So they built and prospered.
2Ch 14:8 Asa had an army that bore bucklers and spears, out of Judah three hundred thousand; and out of Benjamin, that bore shields and drew bows, two hundred eighty thousand: all these were mighty men of valor.
2Ch 14:9 There came out against them Zerah the Ethiopian with an army of a million troops, and three hundred chariots; and he came to Mareshah.
2Ch 14:10 Then Asa went out to meet him, and they set the battle in array in the valley of Zephathah at Mareshah.
2Ch 14:11 Asa cried to Yahweh his God, and said, Yahweh, there is none besides you to help, between the mighty and him who has no strength: help us, Yahweh our God; for we rely on you, and in your name are we come against this multitude. Yahweh, you are our God; don't let man prevail against you.
2Ch 14:12 So Yahweh struck the Ethiopians before Asa, and before Judah; and the Ethiopians fled.
2Ch 14:13 Asa and the people who were with him pursued them to Gerar: and there fell of the Ethiopians so many that they could not recover themselves; for they were destroyed before Yahweh, and before his army; and they carried away very much booty.
2Ch 14:14 They struck all the cities around Gerar; for the fear of Yahweh came on them: and they despoiled all the cities; for there was much spoil in them.
2Ch 14:15 They struck also the tents of livestock, and carried away sheep in abundance, and camels, and returned to Jerusalem.
2Ch 15:1 The Spirit of God came on Azariah the son of Oded:
2Ch 15:2 and he went out to meet Asa, and said to him, Hear me, Asa, and all Judah and Benjamin: Yahweh is with you, while you are with him; and if you seek him, he will be found by you; but if you forsake him, he will forsake you.
2Ch 15:3 Now for a long season Israel was without the true God, and without a teaching priest, and without law:
2Ch 15:4 But when in their distress they turned to Yahweh, the God of Israel, and sought him, he was found by them.
2Ch 15:5 In those times there was no peace to him who went out, nor to him who came in; but great troubles were on all the inhabitants of the lands.
2Ch 15:6 They were broken in pieces, nation against nation, and city against city; for God troubled them with all adversity.
2Ch 15:7 But you be strong, and don't let your hands be slack; for your work shall be rewarded.
2Ch 15:8 When Asa heard these words, and the prophecy of Oded the prophet, he took courage, and put away the abominations out of all the land of Judah and Benjamin, and out of the cities which he had taken from the hill country of Ephraim; and he renewed the altar of Yahweh, that was before the porch of Yahweh.
2Ch 15:9 He gathered all Judah and Benjamin, and those who sojourned 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 Yahweh his God was with him.
2Ch 15:10 So they gathered themselves together at Jerusalem in the third month, in the fifteenth year of the reign of Asa.
2Ch 15:11 They sacrificed to Yahweh in that day, of the spoil which they had brought, seven hundred head of cattle and seven thousand sheep.
2Ch 15:12 They entered into the covenant to seek Yahweh, the God of their fathers, with all their heart and with all their soul;
2Ch 15:13 and that whoever would not seek Yahweh, the God of Israel, should be put to death, whether small or great, whether man or woman.
2Ch 15:14 They swore to Yahweh with a loud voice, and with shouting, and with trumpets, and with cornets.
2Ch 15:15 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 Yahweh gave them rest all around.
2Ch 15:16 Also Maacah, the mother of Asa the king, he removed from being queen, because she had made an abominable image for an Asherah; and Asa cut down her image, and made dust of it, and burnt it at the brook Kidron.
2Ch 15:17 But the high places were not taken away out of Israel: nevertheless the heart of Asa was perfect all his days.
2Ch 15:18 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.
2Ch 15:19 There was no more war to the five and thirtieth year of the reign of Asa. 



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2 Chronicles

2 Chronicles 13 1
In the eighteenth year of king Jeroboam began Abijah to reign over Judah.
In the eighteenth year of king Jeroboam began Abijah to reign over Judah.
In the eighteenth year of king Jeroboam -- Abijah reigneth over Judah;
2 Chronicles 13 2
Three years reigned he in Jerusalem: and his mother`s name was Micaiah the daughter of Uriel
of Gibeah. There was war between Abijah and Jeroboam.
He reigned three years in Jerusalem; and his mother`s name was Michaiah, the daughter
of Uriel of Gibeah. And there was war between Abijah and Jeroboam.
three years he hath reigned in Jerusalem, (and the name of his mother [is]
Michaiah daughter of Uriel, from Gibeah,) and war hath been between Abijah and
Jeroboam.
2 Chronicles 13 3
Abijah joined battle with an army of valiant men of war, even four hundred thousand chosen
men: and Jeroboam set the battle in array against him with eight hundred thousand chosen
men, who were mighty men of valor.
And Abijah began the war with an army of men of war, four hundred thousand chosen
men; and Jeroboam set the battle in array against him with eight hundred thousand
chosen men, mighty men of valour.
And Abijah directeth the war with a force of mighty men of war, four hundred
thousand chosen men, and Jeroboam hath set in array with him battle, with eight
hundred thousand chosen men, mighty of valour.
2 Chronicles 13 4
Abijah stood up on Mount Zemaraim, which is in the hill-country of Ephraim, and said, Hear me,
Jeroboam and all Israel:
And Abijah stood up on the top of mount Zemaraim, which is in mount Ephraim, and said,
Hear me, Jeroboam, and all Israel!
And Abijah riseth up on the hill of Zemaraim that [is] in the hill-country of
Ephraim, and saith, `Hear me, Jeroboam and all Israel!
2 Chronicles 13 5
Ought you not to know that Yahweh, the God of Israel, gave the kingdom over Israel to David
forever, even to him and to his sons by a covenant of salt?
Ought ye not to know that Jehovah the God of Israel gave the kingdom over Israel to David
for ever, to him and to his sons [by] a covenant of salt?
Is it not for you to know that Jehovah, God of Israel, hath given the kingdom to
David over Israel to the age, to him and to his sons -- a covenant of salt?
2 Chronicles 13 6
Yet Jeroboam the son of Nebat, the servant of Solomon the son of David, rose up, and rebelled
against his lord.
But Jeroboam the son of Nebat, the servant of Solomon the son of David, rose up and
rebelled against his lord.
and rise up doth Jeroboam, son of Nebat, servant of Solomon son of David, and
rebelleth against his lord!
2 Chronicles 13 7
There were gathered to him worthless men, base fellows, who strengthened themselves against
Rehoboam the son of Solomon, when Rehoboam was young and tender-hearted, and could not
withstand them.
And vain men, sons of Belial, gathered to him and strengthened themselves against
Rehoboam the son of Solomon, and Rehoboam was young and faint-hearted, and did not
shew himself strong against them.
`And there are gathered unto him vain men, sons of worthlessness, and they
strengthen themselves against Rehoboam son of Solomon, and Rehoboam was a
youth, and tender of heart, and hath not strengthened himself against them.
2 Chronicles 13 8
Now you think to withstand the kingdom of Yahweh in the hand of the sons of David; and you are
a great multitude, and there are with you the golden calves which Jeroboam made you for gods.
And now ye think to shew yourselves strong against the kingdom of Jehovah in the hand
of the sons of David; and ye are a great multitude, and ye have with you the golden calves
that Jeroboam made you for gods.
`And now, ye are saying to strengthen yourselves before the kingdom of Jehovah in
the hand of the sons of David, and ye [are] a numerous multitude, and with you
calves of gold that Jeroboam hath made to you for gods.
2 Chronicles 13 9
Haven`t you driven out the priests of Yahweh, the sons of Aaron, and the Levites, and made you
priests after the manner of the peoples of [other] lands? so that whoever comes to consecrate
himself with a young bull and seven rams, the same may be a priest of [those who are] no gods.
Have ye not cast out the priests of Jehovah, the sons of Aaron, and the Levites, and made
you priests as the peoples of the lands? whoever comes to consecrate himself with a
young bullock and seven rams, he becomes a priest of what is not God.
`Have ye not cast out the priests of Jehovah, the sons of Aaron, and the Levites, and
make to you priests like the peoples of the lands? every one who hath come to fill
his hand with a bullock, a son of the herd, and seven rams, even he hath been a
priest to No-gods!
2 Chronicles 13 10
But as for us, Yahweh is our God, and we have not forsaken him; and [we have] priests
ministering to Yahweh, the sons of Aaron, and the Levites in their work:
But as for us, Jehovah is our God, and we have not forsaken him; and the priests that serve
Jehovah are the sons of Aaron, and the Levites are at their work:
`As for us, Jehovah [is] our God, and we have not forsaken Him, and priests are
ministering to Jehovah, sons of Aaron and the Levites, in the work,
2 Chronicles 13 11
and they burn to Yahweh every morning and every evening burnt offerings and sweet incense:
the show bread also [set they] in order on the pure table; and the lampstand of gold with the
lamps of it, to burn every evening: for we keep the charge of Yahweh our God; but you have
forsaken him.
and they burn to Jehovah every morning and every evening burnt-offerings and sweet
incense; the loaves also are set in order upon the pure table; and the candlestick of gold
with its lamps to burn every evening: for *we* keep the charge of Jehovah our God; but
*ye* have forsaken him.
and are making perfume to Jehovah, burnt-offerings morning by morning, and
evening by evening, and perfume of spices, and the arrangement of bread [is] on
the pure table, and the candlestick of gold, and its lamps, to burn evening by
evening, for we are keeping the charge of Jehovah our God, and ye -- ye have
forsaken Him.
2 Chronicles 13 12
Behold, God is with us at our head, and his priests with the trumpets of alarm to sound an alarm
against you. Children of Israel, don`t you fight against Yahweh, the God of your fathers; for you
shall not prosper.
And behold, we have God with us at our head, and his priests, and the loud-sounding
trumpets to sound an alarm against you. Children of Israel, do not fight with Jehovah the
God of your fathers; for ye shall not prosper.
`And lo, with us -- at [our] head -- [is] God, and His priests and trumpets of
shouting to shout against you; O sons of Israel, do not fight with Jehovah, God of
your fathers, for ye do not prosper.`
2 Chronicles 13 13
But Jeroboam caused an ambush to come about behind them: so they were before Judah, and the
ambush was behind them.
But Jeroboam caused an ambush to come about behind them; and they were before Judah,
and the ambush behind them.
And Jeroboam hath brought round the ambush to come in from behind them, and
they are before Judah, and the ambush [is] behind them.
2 Chronicles 13 14
When Judah looked back, behold, the battle was before and behind them; and they cried to
Yahweh, and the priests sounded with the trumpets.
And Judah looked back, and behold, they had the battle in front and behind; and they
cried to Jehovah, and the priests sounded with the trumpets.
And Judah turneth, and lo, against them [is] the battle, before and behind, and
they cry to Jehovah, and the priests are blowing with trumpets,
2 Chronicles 13 15
Then the men of Judah gave a shout: and as the men of Judah shouted, it happened, that God
struck Jeroboam and all Israel before Abijah and Judah.
And 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.
and the men of Judah shout -- and it cometh to pass, at the shouting of the men of
Judah, that God hath smitten Jeroboam, and all Israel, before Abijah and Judah.
2 Chronicles 13 16
The children of Israel fled before Judah; and God delivered them into their hand.
And the children of Israel fled before Judah; and God delivered them into their hand.
And the sons of Israel flee from the face of Judah, and God giveth them into their
hand,
2 Chronicles 13 17
Abijah and his people killed them with a great slaughter: so there fell down slain of Israel five
hundred thousand chosen men.
And Abijah and his people slew them with a great slaughter; and there fell down slain of
Israel five hundred thousand chosen men.
and Abijah and his people smite among them a great smiting, and there fall
wounded of Israel five hundred thousand chosen men.
2 Chronicles 13 18
Thus the children of Israel were brought under at that time, and the children of Judah
prevailed, because they relied on Yahweh, the God of their fathers.
And the children of Israel were humbled at that time, and the children of Judah were
strengthened, because they relied upon Jehovah the God of their fathers.
And the sons of Israel are humbled at that time, and the sons of Judah are strong,
for they have leant on Jehovah, God of their fathers.
2 Chronicles 13 19
Abijah pursued after Jeroboam, and took cities from him, Bethel with the towns of it, and
Jeshanah with the towns of it, and Ephron with the towns of it.
And Abijah pursued after Jeroboam, and took cities from him: Bethel with its dependent
villages, and Jeshanah with its dependent villages, and Ephron with its dependent
villages.
And Abijah pursueth after Jeroboam, and captureth from him cities, Beth-El and
its small towns, and Jeshanah and its small towns, and Ephraim and its small
towns.
2 Chronicles 13 20
Neither did Jeroboam recover strength again in the days of Abijah: and Yahweh struck him, and
he died.
And Jeroboam did not recover strength again in the days of Abijah; and Jehovah smote
him, and he died.
And Jeroboam hath not retained power any more in the days of Abijah, and
Jehovah smiteth him, and he dieth.
2 Chronicles 13 21
But Abijah grew mighty, and took to himself fourteen wives, and became the father of twenty-
two sons, and sixteen daughters.
But Abijah strengthened himself, and took fourteen wives, and begot twenty-two sons
and sixteen daughters.
And Abijah strengtheneth himself, and taketh to him fourteen wives, and
begetteth twenty and two sons, and sixteen daughters,
2 Chronicles 13 22
The rest of the acts of Abijah, and his ways, and his sayings, are written in the commentary of
the prophet Iddo.
And the rest of the acts of Abijah, and his ways and his sayings, are written in the
treatise of the prophet Iddo.
and the rest of the matters of Abijah, and his ways, and his words, are written in
the `Inquiry` of the prophet Iddo.
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 place. In his days the land was quiet ten years.
And 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.
And Abijah lieth with his fathers, and they bury him in the city of David, and
reign doth Asa his son in his stead: in his days was the land quiet ten years.
2 Chronicles 14 2
Asa did that which was good and right in the eyes of Yahweh his God:
And Asa did what was good and right in the sight of Jehovah his God;
And Asa doth that which is good, and that which is right, in the eyes of Jehovah
his God,
2 Chronicles 14 3
for he took away the foreign altars, and the high places, and broke down the pillars, and hewed
down the Asherim,
and he took away the altars of the strange [gods] and the high places, and broke the
columns, and cut down the Asherahs;
and turneth aside the altars of the stranger, and the high places, and breaketh
the standing-pillars, and cutteth down the shrines,
2 Chronicles 14 4
and commanded Judah to seek Yahweh, the God of their fathers, and to do the law and the
commandment.
and commanded Judah to seek Jehovah the God of their fathers, and to practise the law
and the commandment.
and saith to Judah to seek Jehovah, God of their fathers, and to do the law and the
command;
2 Chronicles 14 5
Also he took away out of all the cities of Judah the high places and the sun-images: and the
kingdom was quiet before him.
And he removed out of all the cities of Judah the high places and the sun-images; and the
kingdom was quiet before him.
and he turneth aside out of all cities of Judah the high places and the images, and
the kingdom is quiet before him.
2 Chronicles 14 6
He built fortified cities in Judah; for the land was quiet, and he had no war in those years,
because Yahweh had given him rest.
And he built fortified cities in Judah, for the land had rest, and he had no war in those
years; because Jehovah had given him rest.
And he buildeth cities of bulwarks in Judah, for the land hath quiet, and there is
no war with him in these years, because Jehovah hath given rest to him.
2 Chronicles 14 7
For he said to Judah, Let us build these cities, and make about them walls, and towers, gates, and
bars; the land is yet before us, because we have sought Yahweh our God; we have sought him, and
he has given us rest on every side. So they built and prospered.
And he said to Judah, Let us build these cities, and surround them with walls and towers,
gates and bars, while the land is yet before us; for we have sought Jehovah our God; we
have sought him, and he has given us rest on every side. And they built and prospered.
And he saith to Judah, `Let us build these cities, and compass [them] with wall,
and towers, two-leaved doors, and bars, while the land [is] before us, because we
have sought Jehovah our God, we have sought, and He giveth rest to us round
about;` and they build and prosper.
2 Chronicles 14 8
Asa had an army that bore bucklers and spears, out of Judah three hundred thousand; and out of
Benjamin, that bore shields and drew bows, two hundred eighty thousand: all these were mighty
men of valor.
And Asa had an army that bore targets and spears: out of Judah three hundred thousand;
and out of Benjamin, that bore shields and drew the bow, two hundred and eighty
thousand: all these, mighty men of valour.
And there is to Asa a force bearing target and spear, out of Judah three hundred
thousand, and out of Benjamin, bearing shield and treading bow, two hundred
and eighty thousand: all these [are] mighty of valour.
2 Chronicles 14 9
There came out against them Zerah the Ethiopian with an army of a million troops, and three
hundred chariots; and he came to Mareshah.
And Zerah the Ethiopian came out against him with a host of a thousand thousand, and
three hundred chariots, and he came to Mareshah.
And come out unto them doth Zerah the Cushite with a force of a thousand
thousand, and chariots three hundred, and he cometh in unto Mareshah,
2 Chronicles 14 10
Then Asa went out to meet him, and they set the battle in array in the valley of Zephathah at
Mareshah.
And Asa went out against him, and they set the battle in array in the valley of Zephathah
near Mareshah.
and Asa goeth out before him, and they set battle in array in the valley of
Zephathah at Mareshah.
2 Chronicles 14 11
Asa cried to Yahweh his God, and said, Yahweh, there is none besides you to help, between the
mighty and him who has no strength: help us, Yahweh our God; for we rely on you, and in your
name are we come against this multitude. Yahweh, you are our God; don`t let man prevail
against you.
And Asa cried unto Jehovah his God, and said, Jehovah, it maketh no difference to thee to
help, whether there be much or no power: help us, O Jehovah our God, for we rely on thee,
and in thy name have we come against this multitude. Jehovah, thou art our God; let not
man prevail against thee.
And Asa calleth unto Jehovah his God, and saith, `Jehovah! it is nothing with Thee
to help, between the mighty and those who have no power; help us, O Jehovah, our
God, for on Thee we have leant, and in Thy name we have come against this
multitude; O Jehovah, our God thou [art]; let him not prevail with Thee -- mortal
man!
2 Chronicles 14 12
So Yahweh struck the Ethiopians before Asa, and before Judah; and the Ethiopians fled.
And Jehovah smote the Ethiopians before Asa and before Judah; and the Ethiopians fled.
And Jehovah smiteth the Cushim before Asa, and before Judah, and the Cushim flee,
2 Chronicles 14 13
Asa and the people who were with him pursued them to Gerar: and there fell of the Ethiopians so
many that they could not recover themselves; for they were destroyed before Yahweh, and
before his host; and they carried away very much booty.
And Asa and the people that were with him pursued them to Gerar; and the Ethiopians
were overthrown, that none of them was left alive; for they were crushed before Jehovah
and before his army. And they carried away very much spoil.
and Asa and the people who [are] with him pursue them even to Gerar, and there
fall of the Cushim, for they have no preserving, because they have been broken
before Jehovah, and before His camp; and they bear away very much spoil,
2 Chronicles 14 14
They struck all the cities round about Gerar; for the fear of Yahweh came on them: and they
despoiled all the cities; for there was much spoil in them.
And they smote all the cities round about Gerar, for the terror of Jehovah came upon
them; and they spoiled all the cities, for there was very much spoil in them.
and smite all the cities round about Gerar, for a fear of Jehovah hath been upon
them, and they spoil all the cities, for abundant spoil hath been in them;
2 Chronicles 14 15
They struck also the tents of cattle, and carried away sheep in abundance, and camels, and
returned to Jerusalem.
They smote also the tents of cattle, and carried away sheep and camels in abundance, and
returned to Jerusalem.
and also tents of cattle they have smitten, and they capture sheep in abundance,
and camels, and turn back to Jerusalem.
2 Chronicles 15 1
The Spirit of God came on Azariah the son of Oded:
And the Spirit of God came upon Azariah the son of Oded.
And upon Azariah son of Oded hath been the Spirit of God,
2 Chronicles 15 2
and he went out to meet Asa, and said to him, Hear you me, Asa, and all Judah and Benjamin:
Yahweh is with you, while you are with him; and if you seek him, he will be found of you; but if
you forsake him, he will forsake you.
And he went out to meet Asa, and said to him, Hear ye me, Asa, and all Judah and
Benjamin: Jehovah is with you while ye are with him; and if ye seek him he will be found
of you, but if ye forsake him he will forsake you.
and he goeth out before Asa, and saith to him, `Hear, me, Asa, and all Judah and
Benjamin; Jehovah [is] with you -- in your being with Him, and if ye seek Him, He
is found of you, and if ye forsake Him, He forsaketh you;
2 Chronicles 15 3
Now for a long season Israel was without the true God, and without a teaching priest, and
without law:
Now for a long while Israel [was] without the true God, and without a teaching priest,
and without law;
and many days [are] to Israel without a true God, and without a teaching priest,
and without law,
2 Chronicles 15 4
But when in their distress they turned to Yahweh, the God of Israel, and sought him, he was
found of them.
but in their trouble they turned to Jehovah the God of Israel, and sought him, and he was
found of them.
and it turneth back in its distress unto Jehovah, God of Israel, and they seek Him,
and He is found of them,
2 Chronicles 15 5
In those times there was no peace to him who went out, nor to him who came in; but great
vexations were on all the inhabitants of the lands.
And in those times there [was] no peace to him that went out nor to him that came in,
but great disturbances were amongst all the inhabitants of the countries.
and in those times there is no peace to him who is going out, and to him who is
coming in, for many troubles [are] on all the inhabitants of the lands,
2 Chronicles 15 6
They were broken in pieces, nation against nation, and city against city; for God did vex them
with all adversity.
And nation was broken against nation, and city against city; for God disturbed them
with all manner of distress.
and they have been beaten down, nation by nation, and city by city, for God hath
troubled them with every adversity;
2 Chronicles 15 7
But be you strong, and don`t let your hands be slack; for your work shall be rewarded.
But as for you, be firm and let not your hands be weak; for there is a reward for your
deeds.
and ye, be ye strong, and let not your hands be feeble, for there is a reward for
your work.`
2 Chronicles 15 8
When Asa heard these words, and the prophecy of Oded the prophet, he took courage, and put
away the abominations out of all the land of Judah and Benjamin, and out of the cities which he
had taken from the hill-country of Ephraim; and he renewed the altar of Yahweh, that was before
the porch of Yahweh.
And when Asa heard these words and the prophecy of Oded the prophet, he took courage,
and put away the abominations out of all the land of Judah and Benjamin, and out of the
cities that he had taken from mount Ephraim, and renewed the altar of Jehovah, that was
before the porch of Jehovah.
And at Asa`s hearing these words, and the prophecy of Oded the prophet, he hath
strengthened himself, and doth cause the abominations to pass away out of all the
land of Judah and Benjamin, and out of the cities that he hath captured from the
hill-country of Ephraim, and reneweth the altar of Jehovah that [is] before the
porch of Jehovah,
2 Chronicles 15 9
He gathered all Judah and Benjamin, and those who sojourned 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
Yahweh his God was with him.
And he assembled all Judah and Benjamin, and the strangers with them out of Ephraim
and Manasseh, and out of Simeon; for they fell away to him out of Israel in abundance,
when they saw that Jehovah his God was with him.
and gathereth all Judah and Benjamin, and the sojourners with them out of
Ephraim, and Manasseh, and out of Simeon -- for they have fallen unto him from
Israel in abundance, in their seeing that Jehovah his God [is] with him.
2 Chronicles 15 10
So they gathered themselves together at Jerusalem in the third month, in the fifteenth year of
the reign of Asa.
And they assembled themselves at Jerusalem in the third month of the fifteenth year of
the reign of Asa.
And they are gathered to Jerusalem in the third month of the fifteenth year of the
reign of Asa,
2 Chronicles 15 11
They sacrificed to Yahweh in that day, of the spoil which they had brought, seven hundred oxen
and seven thousand sheep.
And they sacrificed to Jehovah in that day, of the spoil that they had brought, seven
hundred oxen and seven thousand sheep.
and sacrifice to Jehovah on that day from the spoil they have brought in -- oxen
seven hundred, and sheep seven thousand,
2 Chronicles 15 12
They entered into the covenant to seek Yahweh, the God of their fathers, with all their heart and
with all their soul;
And they entered into a covenant to seek Jehovah the God of their fathers, with all their
heart, and with all their soul,
and they enter into a covenant to seek Jehovah, God of their fathers, with all their
heart, and with all their soul,
2 Chronicles 15 13
and that whoever would not seek Yahweh, the God of Israel, should be put to death, whether
small or great, whether man or woman.
and that whoever would not seek Jehovah the God of Israel should be put to death,
whether small or great, whether man or woman.
and every one who doth not seek for Jehovah, God of Israel, is put to death, from
small unto great, from man unto woman.
2 Chronicles 15 14
They swore to Yahweh with a loud voice, and with shouting, and with trumpets, and with
And they swore to Jehovah with a loud voice, and with shouting, and with trumpets, and
with cornets.
And they swear to Jehovah with a loud voice, and with shouting, and with
trumpets, and with cornets,
2 Chronicles 15 15
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 Yahweh gave them rest round about.
And all Judah rejoiced at the oath; for they took the oath with all their heart, and sought
him with their whole desire; and he was found of them. And Jehovah gave them rest
round about.
and rejoice do all Judah concerning the oath, for with all their heart they have
sworn, and with all their good-will they have sought Him, and He is found of them,
and Jehovah giveth rest to them round about.
2 Chronicles 15 16
Also Maacah, the mother of Asa the king, he removed from being queen, because she had made an
abominable image for an Asherah; and Asa cut down her image, and made dust of it, and burnt
it at the brook Kidron.
And also Maachah, the mother of Asa the king, he removed from being queen, because she
had made an idol for the Asherah; and Asa cut down her idol, and stamped it, and burned
it in the valley Kidron.
And also Maachah, mother of Asa the king -- he hath removed her from [being]
mistress, in that she hath made for a shrine a horrible thing, and Asa cutteth
down her horrible thing, and beateth [it] small, and burneth [it] by the brook
Kidron:
2 Chronicles 15 17
But the high places were not taken away out of Israel: nevertheless the heart of Asa was perfect
all his days.
But the high places were not removed from Israel; only, Asa`s heart was perfect all his
days.
yet the high places have not turned aside from Israel; only, the heart of Asa hath
been perfect all his days.
2 Chronicles 15 18
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.
And he brought into the house of God the things which his father had dedicated, and the
things which he himself had dedicated, silver, and gold, and vessels.
And he bringeth in the sanctified things of his father, and his own sanctified
things, to the house of God, silver, and gold, and vessels.
2 Chronicles 15 19
There was no more war to the five and thirtieth year of the reign of Asa.
And there was no war until the thirty-fifth year of the reign of Asa.
And war hath not been till the thirty and fifth year of the reign of Asa.


Study Questions

Name the tactic Jeroboam used in his futile attempt to fight against Abijah? 13:13

How many years did the land have to rest under the rule of Asa? 14:1-6

What does the prayer of 14:11 tell us about king Asa?

How did Asa respond to the word of the LORD? 15:8-13