1 The spirit of God then came on Azariah son of Oded;
2Chr 20:14 2Chr 24:20 Num 24:2 Judg 3:10 2Pet 1:21 2Sam 23:2
2 he went out to meet Asa and said, 'Listen to me, Asa, and all you in Judah and in Benjamin: Yahweh will be with you so long as you are with him. If you seek him, he will let you find him; but if you desert him, he will desert you.
2Chr 24:20 1Chr 28:9 2Chr 15:4 Jas 4:8 2Chr 15:15 2Kgs 21:14 Heb 10:38
3 For a long time Israel did not have the true God or a teacher-priest or a law,
Lev 10:11 1Kgs 12:28-33 Hos 3:4 Rom 2:12 1Cor 9:21 1John 5:20 1Thess 1:9
4 but when in their distress they turned to Yahweh, God of Israel, and sought him, he let them find him.
2Chr 15:15 Isa 55:6 Isa 65:1-2 Deut 4:29-30 Hos 6:1 Hos 14:1-3 Judg 3:9-10
5 In those times there was no security for people as they went about their business, but great unrest affecting the inhabitants of all countries,
Judg 5:6 1Sam 13:6 Matt 24:6-7 Ps 121:8 Luke 21:25
6 nation being crushed by nation and city by city, since God caused confusion among them by every kind of distress.
2Chr 12:15 2Chr 13:17 2Chr 33:11 2Chr 36:17 Amos 3:6 Isa 10:6 Judg 2:14
7 So be strong, do not be discouraged, for your deeds will be rewarded.'
Josh 1:9 Josh 1:7 Heb 10:35 1Cor 15:58 Ps 58:11 1Chr 28:20 2John 1:8
8 When Asa heard these words and the prophecy, he took courage and removed the abominable idols throughout the land of Judah and Benjamin as well as from the towns which he had captured in the highlands of Ephraim, and repaired the altar of Yahweh which stood in front of the portico of Yahweh.
2Chr 8:12 2Chr 13:19 2Chr 4:1 1Kgs 11:5 1Kgs 11:7 1Pet 4:3 2Chr 19:11
9 He summoned all Judah and Benjamin as well as those Ephraimites, Manassehites and Simeonites who had settled with them -- for a great many people from Israel had gone over to Asa when they saw that Yahweh his God was with him.
2Chr 11:16 1Chr 12:19 1Kgs 3:28 1Kgs 12:19 1Sam 18:28 2Chr 30:1-11 2Chr 30:25
10 They assembled in Jerusalem in the third month of the fifteenth year of Asa's reign,
11 that day sacrificing to Yahweh seven hundred oxen and seven thousand sheep from the booty which they had brought back.
2Chr 14:13-15 1Chr 26:26-27 1Sam 15:15 1Sam 15:21 2Chr 1:6 2Chr 7:5 Num 31:28-29
12 They then made a covenant to seek Yahweh, God of their ancestors, with all their heart and soul;
2Chr 23:16 2Chr 29:10 2Kgs 23:3 Neh 10:29 1Kgs 8:48 2Chr 15:4 2Chr 34:31-32
13 anyone who would not seek Yahweh, God of Israel, was to be put to death, whether high or low, man or woman.
Exod 22:20 1Kgs 18:40 Acts 26:22 Deut 13:5-15 Deut 17:2-5 Deut 29:18 Exod 12:29
14 They pledged their oath to Yahweh in ringing tones, with shouts of joy, to the sound of trumpet and horn;
Neh 5:13 Neh 10:29 Ps 81:1-4
15 all Judah rejoiced over the oath, for they had sworn it wholeheartedly, and sought him so earnestly that he allowed them to find him; Yahweh gave them peace all round.
2Chr 14:7 2Chr 15:4 2Chr 15:12 2Chr 29:36 2Cor 1:12 2Chr 15:2 2Chr 15:6
16 King Asa even deprived his mother Maacah of the dignity of Great Lady for having made an obscenity for Asherah; Asa cut down her obscenity, smashed it and burnt it in the ravine of the Kidron.
1Kgs 15:13-24 1Kgs 15:2 1Kgs 15:10 2Kgs 23:6 2Kgs 23:15 Exod 34:13 2Chr 14:2-5
17 Though the high places were not abolished in Israel, Asa's heart was loyal throughout his life.
1Kgs 3:2-4 1Kgs 11:4 1Kgs 22:43 2Chr 14:3-5 2Chr 16:7-12 2Kgs 12:3 2Kgs 14:4
18 He deposited his father's and his own dedicated gifts of silver, gold and sacred vessels, in the Temple of Yahweh.
1Chr 26:20-26 1Kgs 7:51 1Kgs 15:14-15
19 Up to the thirty-fifth year of Asa's reign there was no war.
1Kgs 15:16-17 1Kgs 15:31 1Kgs 15:33 2Chr 16:1