2 Chronicles 16:4
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New International Version
Ben-Hadad agreed with King Asa and sent the commanders of his forces against the towns of Israel. They conquered Ijon, Dan, Abel Maim and all the store cities of Naphtali.

King James Bible
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.

Darby Bible Translation
And Ben-hadad hearkened to king Asa, and sent the captains of his forces against the cities of Israel; and they smote Ijon and Dan and Abelmaim, and all the store-magazines of the cities of Naphtali.

World English Bible
Ben Hadad listened to king Asa, and sent the captains of his armies against the cities of Israel; and they struck Ijon, and Dan, and Abel Maim, and all the storage cities of Naphtali.

Young's Literal Translation
And Ben-Hadad hearkeneth unto king Asa, and sendeth the heads of the forces that he hath unto cities of Israel, and they smite Ijon, and Dan, and Abel-Maim, and all the stores, cities of Naphtali.

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Clarke's Commentary on the Bible

There is a league - Let there be a treaty, offensive and defensive, between me and thee: see on 1 Kings 15:22 (note).

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

hearkened

1 Timothy 6:10 For the love of money is the root of all evil: which while some coveted after, they have erred from the faith...

2 Peter 2:15 Which have forsaken the right way, and are gone astray, following the way of Balaam the son of Bosor...

his armies [heb] which were his
Ijon

1 Kings 15:20 So Benhadad listened to king Asa, and sent the captains of the hosts which he had against the cities of Israel, and smote Ijon, and Dan...

Dan

Genesis 14:14 And when Abram heard that his brother was taken captive, he armed his trained servants, born in his own house...

Judges 18:28,29 And there was no deliverer, because it was far from Zidon, and they had no business with any man...

Judges 20:1 Then all the children of Israel went out, and the congregation was gathered together as one man, from Dan even to Beersheba...

Abel-maim Abel-maim is called Abel-beth-maachah in

1 Kings 15:20 So Benhadad listened to king Asa, and sent the captains of the hosts which he had against the cities of Israel, and smote Ijon, and Dan...

, and elsewhere, on account of its belonging to the district of Beth-maachah.

the store cities

2 Kings 8:6 And when the king asked the woman, she told him. So the king appointed to her a certain officer, saying, Restore all that was hers...

2 Kings 17:12 For they served idols, whereof the LORD had said to them, You shall not do this thing.

1 Kings 9:19 And all the cities of store that Solomon had, and cities for his chariots, and cities for his horsemen...

Library
The Perfect Heart.
For the eyes of the Lord ran to and fro throughout the whole earth, to shew Himself strong in the behalf of them whose heart is perfect toward Him--2 CHRON. xvi. 9. This passage occurs in the history of Asa, one of the most godly and devoted kings that ever sat upon the throne of Judah. We are told in the fourteenth chapter that he commenced his reign by setting himself to destroy the idolatry into which the whole nation had been betrayed by its former ruler, and to restore the worship and service
Catherine Booth—Godliness

National Apostasy
From the time of Jeroboam's death to Elijah's appearance before Ahab the people of Israel suffered a steady spiritual decline. Ruled by men who did not fear Jehovah and who encouraged strange forms of worship, the larger number of the people rapidly lost sight of their duty to serve the living God and adopted many of the practices of idolatry. Nadab, the son of Jeroboam, occupied the throne of Israel for only a few months. His career of evil was suddenly stopped by a conspiracy headed by Baasha,
Ellen Gould White—The Story of Prophets and Kings

Cross References
Exodus 1:11
So they put slave masters over them to oppress them with forced labor, and they built Pithom and Rameses as store cities for Pharaoh.

2 Chronicles 16:3
"Let there be a treaty between me and you," he said, "as there was between my father and your father. See, I am sending you silver and gold. Now break your treaty with Baasha king of Israel so he will withdraw from me."

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

Isaiah 9:1
Nevertheless, there will be no more gloom for those who were in distress. In the past he humbled the land of Zebulun and the land of Naphtali, but in the future he will honor Galilee of the nations, by the Way of the Sea, beyond the Jordan--

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