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Isaac Leeser Tanakh - 2 Chronicles

2 Chronicles 15

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1And as for 'Azaryahu the son of 'Oded—on him came the spirit of God;
2And he went out to meet Assa, and said unto him, Hear me, O Assa, and all Judah and Benjamin, The Lord is with you, while ye remain with him; and if ye seek him, he will let himself be found by you; but if ye forsake him, he will forsake you.
3And many days had elapsed for Israel, they being without the true God, and without a teaching priest, and without law.
4But they returned when they were in distress unto the Lord, the God of Israel, and they sought him, and he let himself be found by them.
5And in those times there was no peace to him that went out, and to him that came in; but there were great confusions among all the inhabitants of the countries.
6And nation was dashed to pieces against nation, and city against city; for God did confound them with all kind of distress.
7But as for you, be ye strong, and let not your hands be weak; for there is a reward for your doing.
8And when Assa heard these words, and the prophecy of 'Oded the prophet, he was strengthened, and he put away the abominable idols out of all the land of Judah and Benjamin, and out of the cities which he had captured from the mountain of Ephraim; and he renewed the altar of the Lord, that was before the porch of the Lord.
9And he assembled all Judah and Benjamin, and those that sojourned with them out of Ephraim and Menasseh, and out of Simeon; for they had joined him out of Israel in abundance, when they saw that the Lord his God was with him.
10And so they assembled themselves at Jerusalem in the third month, in the fifteenth year of the reign of Assa.
11And they sacrificed unto the Lord on the same day, of the booty which they had brought, seven hundred oxen and seven thousand sheep.
12And they entered into the covenant to seek the Lord the God of their fathers with all their heart and with all their soul;
13So that whosoever would not seek the Lord the God of Israel should be put to death, from the small even up to the great, whether it be man or woman.
14And they swore unto the Lord with a loud voice, and with joyful shouting, and with trumpets, and with cornets.
15And all Judah rejoiced because of the oath; for with all their heart had they sworn, and with their whole desire did they seek him, and he let himself be found by them: and the Lord gave them rest on every side.
16And also concerning Ma'achah the mother of king Assa, he removed her from being queen, because she had made a scandalous image for the grove; and Assa cut down her scandalous image, and had it ground up, and burnt it by the brook Kidron.
17But the high-places were not removed out of Israel; nevertheless the heart of Assa was entire all his days.
18And be brought the things which his father had sanctified, and his own sanctified things, into the house of God,—silver, and gold, and vessels.

19And there was no war until the five-and-thirtieth year of the reign of Assa.