2 Chronicles 15
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2 Chronicles 15
And the Spirit of Elohim came upon Azaryahu son of Oded.
And he went out to face Asa, and said to him, 'Hear me, Asa, and all Yehudah and Binyamin. YHWH is with you while you are with Him. And if you seek Him, He is found by you, but if you forsake Him, He forsakes you.
'And for many days Yisra'el has been without the true Elohim, and without a Torah priest, and without Torah.
'But in their distress they turned to YHWH Elohim of Yisra'el, and they sought Him, and He was found by them.
'And in those days there was no peace to the one who went out, nor to the one who came in, for great disturbances were on all the inhabitants of the lands,
and they were beaten down, nation by nation, and city by city, for Elohim troubled them with every distress.
'But you, be strong and do not let your hands be feeble, for there is a reward for your work!'
And when Asa heard these words and the prophecy of Oded the prophet, he took courage, and removed the abominations from all the land of Yehudah and Binyamin and from the cities which he had taken in the mountains of Ephrayim, and restored the altar of YHWH that was before the porch of YHWH,
and gathered all Yehudah and Binyamin, and those who sojourned with them from Ephrayim, and Menashsheh, and Shim'on, for they came over to him in great numbers from Yisra'el when they saw that YHWH his Elohim was with him.
And they gathered together at Yerushalayim in the third month, in the fifteenth year of the reign of Asa,
and offered to YHWH on that day seven hundred bulls and seven thousand sheep from the spoil which they had brought.
And they entered into a covenant to seek YHWH Elohim of their fathers with all their heart and with all their being;
and whoever would not seek YHWH Elohim of Yisra'el would be put to death, from small to great, from man to woman.
And they swore to YHWH with a loud voice, with shouting and with trumpets and with rams' horns.
And all Yehudah rejoiced concerning the oath, for they had sworn with all their heart and sought Him with all their being. And He was found by them, and YHWH gave them rest all around.
And he also removed Ma'akah, the mother of Asa the sovereign, from being sovereigness mother, because she had made an abominable image of Asherah. And Asa cut down her abominable image, and crushed it, and burned it by the wadi Qidron.
Yet the high places were not removed from Yisra'el. However, the heart of Asa was perfect all his days.
And he brought into the House of Elohim the set-apart items of his father and his own set-apart items: silver and gold and utensils.
And there was no more fighting until the thirty-fifth year of the reign of Asa.
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