2 Chronicles, 16

2 Chronicles, 16

The Divided Kingdom ● 14 verses ● 2 min

The history of the kings of the divided kingdom of Israel and Judah, including accounts of reform, idolatry, and invasions.

In 2 Chronicles 16, we read about King Asa of Judah and his reign. Asa was a righteous king who followed the Lord and sought to do what was right in His eyes. He removed the idols from the land and sought to lead the people in the ways of the Lord. However, despite his efforts, Asa was not able to keep the people from turning away from the Lord. When the King of Aram attacked Judah, Asa sought help from the King of Israel instead of relying on the Lord. This displeased the Lord and He sent a prophet to rebuke Asa for his lack of faith. Asa responded to the rebuke by humbling himself and seeking the Lord’s help. He prayed and the Lord answered his prayer, sending an angel to defeat the King of Aram. Asa was then able to restore peace and prosperity to Judah. This chapter serves as a reminder to us that we must always rely on the Lord and trust in Him. We must not turn away from Him and seek help from other sources. We must humble ourselves and seek His help in all things.


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2 Chronicles, 16

The Divided Kingdom

In the six and thirtieth year of the reign of Asa Baasha king of Israel came up against Judah, and built Ramah, to the intent that he might let none go out or come in to Asa king of Judah.

2 Chronicles, Chapter: 16, Verse: 1

Then Asa brought out silver and gold out of the treasures of the house of the LORD and of the king's house, and sent to Benhadad king of Syria, that dwelt at Damascus, saying,

2 Chronicles, Chapter: 16, Verse: 2

There is a league between me and thee, as there was between my father and thy father: behold, I have sent thee silver and gold; go, break thy league with Baasha king of Israel, that he may depart from me.

2 Chronicles, Chapter: 16, Verse: 3

And Benhadad hearkened unto king Asa, and sent the captains of his armies against the cities of Israel; and they smote Ijon, and Dan, and Abelmaim, and all the store cities of Naphtali.

2 Chronicles, Chapter: 16, Verse: 4

And it came to pass, when Baasha heard it, that he left off building of Ramah, and let his work cease.

2 Chronicles, Chapter: 16, Verse: 5

Then Asa the king took all Judah; and they carried away the stones of Ramah, and the timber thereof, wherewith Baasha was building; and he built therewith Geba and Mizpah.

2 Chronicles, Chapter: 16, Verse: 6

And at that time Hanani the seer came to Asa king of Judah, and said unto him, Because thou hast relied on the king of Syria, and not relied on the LORD thy God, therefore is the host of the king of Syria escaped out of thine hand.

2 Chronicles, Chapter: 16, Verse: 7

Were not the Ethiopians and the Lubims a huge host, with very many chariots and horsemen? yet, because thou didst rely on the LORD, he delivered them into thine hand.

2 Chronicles, Chapter: 16, Verse: 8

For the eyes of the LORD run to and fro throughout the whole earth, to shew himself strong in the behalf of them whose heart is perfect toward him. Herein thou hast done foolishly: therefore from henceforth thou shalt have wars.

2 Chronicles, Chapter: 16, Verse: 9

Then Asa was wroth with the seer, and put him in a prison house; for he was in a rage with him because of this thing. And Asa oppressed some of the people the same time.

2 Chronicles, Chapter: 16, Verse: 10

And, behold, the acts of Asa, first and last, lo, they are written in the book of the kings of Judah and Israel.

2 Chronicles, Chapter: 16, Verse: 11

And Asa in the thirty and ninth year of his reign was diseased in his feet, until his disease was exceeding great: yet in his disease he sought not to the LORD, but to the physicians.

2 Chronicles, Chapter: 16, Verse: 12

And Asa slept with his fathers, and died in the one and fortieth year of his reign.

2 Chronicles, Chapter: 16, Verse: 13

And they buried him in his own sepulchres, which he had made for himself in the city of David, and laid him in the bed which was filled with sweet odours and divers kinds of spices prepared by the apothecaries' art: and they made a very great burning for him.

2 Chronicles, Chapter: 16, Verse: 14


How long does it take to read 2 Chronicles chapter 16?

Assuming a reader with an average reading speed of 300 WPM reads the 2 Chronicles, chapter 16 it would take approximately 2 minutes to finish.

How many verses does 2 Chronicles, chapter 16 have?

There are 14 verses in the book of 2 Chronicles.

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