2 Chronicles 16:5
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New International Version
When Baasha heard this, he stopped building Ramah and abandoned his work.

New Living Translation
As soon as Baasha of Israel heard what was happening, he abandoned his project of fortifying Ramah and stopped all work on it.

English Standard Version
And when Baasha heard of it, he stopped building Ramah and let his work cease.

New American Standard Bible
When Baasha heard of it, he ceased fortifying Ramah and stopped his work.

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

Holman Christian Standard Bible
When Baasha heard about it, he quit building Ramah and stopped his work.

International Standard Version
When Baasha learned of the attack, he withdrew from Ramah and stopped his interdiction.

NET Bible
When Baasha heard the news, he stopped fortifying Ramah and abandoned the project.

New Heart English Bible
It happened, when Baasha heard of it, that he left off building Ramah, and let his work cease.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
When Baasha heard the news, he stopped fortifying Ramah and abandoned his work on it.

JPS Tanakh 1917
And it came to pass, when Baasa heard thereof, that he left off building Ramah, and let his work cease.

New American Standard 1977
And it came about when Baasha heard of it that he ceased fortifying Ramah and stopped his work.

Jubilee Bible 2000
And when Baasha heard it, he left off building of Ramah and let his work cease.

King James 2000 Bible
And it came to pass, when Baasha heard it, that he stopped building Ramah, and let his work cease.

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

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

Douay-Rheims Bible
And when Baasa heard of it, he left off the building of Rama, and interrupted his work.

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

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

Webster's Bible Translation
And it came to pass, when Baasha heard it, that he left off the building of Ramah, and let his work cease.

World English Bible
It happened, when Baasha heard of it, that he left off building Ramah, and let his work cease.

Young's Literal Translation
And it cometh to pass, at Baasha's hearing, that he ceaseth from building Ramah, and letteth his work rest;
Study Bible
Asa's Treaty with Syria
4So Ben-hadad listened to King Asa and sent the commanders of his armies against the cities of Israel, and they conquered Ijon, Dan, Abel-maim and all the store cities of Naphtali. 5When Baasha heard of it, he ceased fortifying Ramah and stopped his work. 6Then King Asa brought all Judah, and they carried away the stones of Ramah and its timber with which Baasha had been building, and with them he fortified Geba and Mizpah.…
Cross References
1 Kings 15:16
Now there was war between Asa and Baasha king of Israel all their days.

2 Chronicles 16:4
So Ben-hadad listened to King Asa and sent the commanders of his armies against the cities of Israel, and they conquered Ijon, Dan, Abel-maim and all the store cities of Naphtali.

2 Chronicles 16:6
Then King Asa brought all Judah, and they carried away the stones of Ramah and its timber with which Baasha had been building, and with them he fortified Geba and Mizpah.
Treasury of Scripture

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

that he left off

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

(5) And it came to pass.--See 1Kings 15:21.

And let his work cease.--Vay-yashbth 'ethmelakht. Kings: "vay-ysheb bthirzah, "and dwelt in Tirzah." The partial similarity of the Heb. is obvious. Kings appears to be correct, and the tautologous reading of the chronicler is to be ascribed to a fault in the writer's MS.

Verse 5. - And let his work cease. The parallel has not this, but follows the exact previous sentence with this, "and dwelt in Tirzah." It is the happy suggestion of one commentator (Professor James G. Murphy, 'Handbook: Chronicles') that this sentence may betray that it had been Baasha's intention to reside in Ramah. 16:1-14 Asa seeks the aid of the Syrians, His death. - A plain and faithful reproof was given to Asa by a prophet of the Lord, for making a league with Syria. God is displeased when he is distrusted, and when an arm of flesh is relied on, more than his power and goodness. It is foolish to lean on a broken reed, when we have the Rock of ages to rely upon. To convince Asa of his folly, the prophet shows that he, of all men, had no reason to distrust God, who had found him such a powerful Helper. The many experiences we have had of the goodness of God to us, aggravate our distrust of him. But see how deceitful our hearts are! we trust in God when we have nothing else to trust to, when need drives us to him; but when we have other things to stay on, we are apt to depend too much on them. Observe Asa's displeasure at this reproof. What is man, when God leaves him to himself! He that abused his power for persecuting God's prophet, was left to himself, to abuse it further for crushing his own subjects. Two years before he died, Asa was diseased in his feet. Making use of physicians was his duty; but trusting to them, and expecting that from them which was to be had from God only, were his sin and folly. In all conflicts and sufferings we need especially to look to our own hearts, that they may be perfect towards God, by faith, patience, and obedience.
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