1 Anno autem tricesimo sexto regni eius ascendit Baasa rex Israel in Iudam; et muro circumdabat Rama, ut nullus tute posset egredi et ingredi de regno Asa.
2 Protulit ergo Asa argentum et aurum de thesauris domus Domini et domus regis misitque ad Benadad regem Syriae, qui habitabat in Damasco, dicens:
16:3" Foedus inter me et te est et inter patrem meum et patrem tuum; quam ob rem misi tibi argentum et aurum, ut, rupto foedere, quod habes cum Baasa rege Israel, facias eum a me recedere".
4 Acquiescens Benadad regi Asa misit principes exercituum suorum ad urbes Israel, qui percusserunt Ahion et Dan et Abelmaim et universa horrea urbium Nephthali.
5 Quod cum audisset Baasa, desivit aedificare Rama et intermisit opus suum.
6 Porro Asa rex assumpsit universum Iudam, et tulerunt lapides Rama et ligna, quibus aedificaverat Baasa, aedificavitque ex eis Gabaa et Maspha.
7 In tempore illo venit Hanani videns ad Asa regem Iudae et dixit ei: "Quia habuisti fiduciam in rege Syriae et non in Domino Deo tuo, idcirco evasit Syriae regis exercitus de manu tua.
8 Nonne Aethiopes et Libyes magnus exercitus erant quadrigis et equitibus et multitudine nimia, quos, cum Domino credidisses, tradidit in manu tua?
9 Oculi enim Domini contemplantur universam terram et praebent fortitudinem his, qui corde perfecto credunt in eum. Stulte igitur egisti in hoc, quia ex praesenti tempore contra te bella consurgent".
10 Iratusque Asa adversus videntem iussit eum mitti in nervum, valde quippe super hoc fuerat indignatus; et vexavit Asa quosdam de populo in tempore illo.
11 Opera autem Asa prima et novissima scripta sunt in libro regum Iudae et Israel.
12 Aegrotavit etiam Asa anno tricesimo nono regni sui dolore pedum vehementissimo et nec in infirmitate sua quaesivit Dominum, sed magis in medicorum arte confisus est.
13 Dormivitque Asa cum patribus suis et mortuus est anno quadragesimo primo regni sui.
14 Et sepelierunt eum in sepulcro suo, quod foderat sibi in civitate David; posueruntque eum super lectum plenum aromatibus et variis unguentis, quae erant pigmentariorum arte confecta, et fecerunt in exsequiis eius combustionem splendidam valde.
King James Version
1 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 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 Ben-hadad king of Syria, that dwelt at Damascus, saying,
3 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.
4 And Ben-hadad hearkened unto king Asa, and sent the captains of his armies against the cities of Israel; and they smote Ijon, and Dan, and Abel-maim, and all the store cities of Naphtali.
5 And it came to pass, when Baasha heard it, that he left off building of Ramah, and let his work cease.
6 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.
7 ¶ 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.
8 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.
9 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.
10 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.
11 ¶ And, behold, the acts of Asa, first and last, lo, they are written in the book of the kings of Judah and Israel.
12 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.
13 ¶ And Asa slept with his fathers, and died in the one and fortieth year of his reign.
14 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.