1 Kings 15:16
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New International Version
There was war between Asa and Baasha king of Israel throughout their reigns.

New Living Translation
There was constant war between King Asa of Judah and King Baasha of Israel.

English Standard Version
And there was war between Asa and Baasha king of Israel all their days.

New American Standard Bible
Now there was war between Asa and Baasha king of Israel all their days.

King James Bible
And there was war between Asa and Baasha king of Israel all their days.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
There was war between Asa and Baasha king of Israel throughout their reigns.

International Standard Version
A state of continual military unrest existed between Asa and King Baasha of Israel throughout their lifetimes.

NET Bible
Now Asa and King Baasha of Israel were continually at war with each other.

New Heart English Bible
There was war between Asa and Baasha king of Israel all their days.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
There was war between Asa and King Baasha of Israel as long as they lived.

JPS Tanakh 1917
And there was war between Asa and Baasa king of Israel all their days.

New American Standard 1977
Now there was war between Asa and Baasha king of Israel all their days.

Jubilee Bible 2000
And there was war between Asa and Baasha, king of Israel, all their days.

King James 2000 Bible
And there was war between Asa and Baasha king of Israel all their days.

American King James Version
And there was war between Asa and Baasha king of Israel all their days.

American Standard Version
And there was war between Asa and Baasha king of Israel all their days.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And there was war between Asa, and Baasa king of Israel all their days.

Darby Bible Translation
And there was war between Asa and Baasha king of Israel all their days.

English Revised Version
And there was war between Asa and Baasha king of Israel all their days.

Webster's Bible Translation
And there was war between Asa and Baasha king of Israel all their days.

World English Bible
There was war between Asa and Baasha king of Israel all their days.

Young's Literal Translation
And war hath been between Asa and Baasha king of Israel all their days,
Study Bible
War between Asa and Baasha
15He brought into the house of the LORD the dedicated things of his father and his own dedicated things: silver and gold and utensils. 16Now there was war between Asa and Baasha king of Israel all their days. 17Baasha king of Israel went up against Judah and fortified Ramah in order to prevent anyone from going out or coming in to Asa king of Judah.…
Cross References
1 Kings 15:32
There was war between Asa and Baasha king of Israel all their days.

2 Chronicles 16:1
In the thirty-sixth year of Asa's reign Baasha king of Israel came up against Judah and fortified Ramah in order to prevent anyone from going out or coming in to Asa king of Judah.

2 Chronicles 16:3
"Let there be a treaty between you and me, as between my father and your father. Behold, I have sent you silver and gold; go, break your treaty with Baasha king of Israel so that he will withdraw from me."

2 Chronicles 16:5
When Baasha heard of it, he ceased fortifying Ramah and stopped his work.
Treasury of Scripture

And there was war between Asa and Baasha king of Israel all their days.

1 Kings 15:6,7,32 And there was war between Rehoboam and Jeroboam all the days of his life…

1 Kings 14:30 And there was war between Rehoboam and Jeroboam all their days.

2 Chronicles 16:1 In the six and thirtieth year of the reign of Asa Baasha king of …

(16) There was war . . .--According to 1Kings 15:33, Baasha reigned from the third to the twenty-seventh year of Asa. The phrase, here repeated from 1Kings 14:30, 1Kings 15:7, appears simply to mean that the old hostile relations remained, combined with, perhaps, some border war; for it is expressly said in 2Chronicles 14:1, that Asa's first ten years were peaceful, and the open war with Israel did not break out till after the victory over Zerah, in his fifteenth year.

Verse 16. - And there was war between Asa and Baasha king of Israel all their days [This statement must be compared with 2 Chronicles 14:1, 6, from which we gather that during the first ten years of Asa's reign there cannot have been war, properly so called, between them. Indeed, it would seem from 2 Chronicles 15:19; 2 Chronicles 16:1, that it was not until the 36th year of Asa's reign that it first broke out. But these numbers have clearly not escaped corruption (see note there), as at the date last mentioned Baasha must have been dead (cf. ver. 33 below). It is probable that war is to be taken here, as elsewhere (1 Kings 14:30), in the sense of hostility, and in any case we have here another instance of the hyperbolical habit of the Eastern mind.] And there was war between Asa and Baasha king of Israel all their days: That is as long as they lived together; for Baasha died many years before Asa, and this must be reckoned from the time the war began between them. Baasha did not begin his reign until the third year of Asa, 1 Kings 15:25 and in the first ten years of Asa's reign the land was quiet and free from war, 2 Chronicles 14:1 of which there must be seven in the reign of Baasha, who is here made mention of out of course, for Nadab reigned before him, 1 Kings 15:25, the reason of which Abarbinel thinks is, that the historian, having given an account of the good deeds of Asa, relates his failings before he proceeds to the other part of his history. 16, 17. there was war between Asa and Baasha king of Israel all their days—Asa enjoyed a ten years' peace after Jeroboam's defeat by Abijam, and this interval was wisely and energetically spent in making internal reforms, as well as increasing the means of national defense (2Ch 14:1-7). In the fifteenth year of his reign, however, the king of Israel commenced hostilities against him, and, invading his kingdom, erected a strong fortress at Ramah, which was near Gibeah, and only six Roman miles from Jerusalem. Afraid lest his subjects might quit his kingdom and return to the worship of their fathers, he wished to cut off all intercourse between the two nations. Ramah stood on an eminence overhanging a narrow ravine which separated Israel from Judah, and therefore he took up a hostile position in that place.15:9-24 Asa did what was right in the eyes of the Lord. That is right indeed which is so in God's eyes. Asa's times were times of reformation. He removed that which was evil; there reformation begins, and a great deal he found to do. When Asa found idolatry in the court, he rooted it out thence. Reformation must begin at home. Asa honours and respects his mother; he loves her well, but he loves God better. Those that have power are happy when thus they have hearts to use it well. We must not only cease to do evil, but learn to do well; not only cast away the idols of our iniquity, but dedicate ourselves and our all to God's honour and glory. Asa was cordially devoted to the service of God, his sins not arising from presumption. But his league with Benhadad arose from unbelief. Even true believers find it hard, in times of urgent danger, to trust in the Lord with all their heart. Unbelief makes way for carnal policy, and thus for one sin after another. Unbelief has often led Christians to call in the help of the Lord's enemies in their contests with their brethren; and some who once shone brightly, have thus been covered with a dark cloud towards the end of their days.
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