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Date: 7/8/2017


2 CHRONICLES 15
1: And the Spirit of God came upon Azariah the son of Oded:
2: And he went out to meet Asa, and said unto him, Hear ye me, Asa, and all Judah and Benjamin; The LORD is with you, while ye be with him; and if ye seek him, he will be found of you; but if ye forsake him, he will forsake you.
3: Now for a long season Israel hath been without the true God, and without a teaching priest, and without law.
4: But when they in their trouble did turn unto the LORD God of Israel, and sought him, he was found of them.
5: And in those times there was no peace to him that went out, nor to him that came in, but great vexations were upon all the inhabitants of the countries.
6: And nation was destroyed of nation, and city of city: for God did vex them with all adversity.
7: Be ye strong therefore, and let not your hands be weak: for your work shall be rewarded.
8: And when Asa heard these words, and the prophecy of Oded the prophet, he took courage, and put away the abominable idols out of all the land of Judah and Benjamin, and out of the cities which he had taken from mount Ephraim, and renewed the altar of the LORD, that was before the porch of the LORD.
9: And he gathered all Judah and Benjamin, and the strangers with them out of Ephraim and Manasseh, and out of Simeon: for they fell to him out of Israel in abundance, when they saw that the LORD his God was with him.
10: So they gathered themselves together at Jerusalem in the third month, in the fifteenth year of the reign of Asa.
11: And they offered unto the LORD the same time, of the spoil which they had brought, seven hundred oxen and seven thousand sheep.
12: And they entered into a covenant to seek the LORD God of their fathers with all their heart and with all their soul;
13: That whosoever would not seek the LORD God of Israel should be put to death, whether small or great, whether man or woman.
14: And they sware unto the LORD with a loud voice, and with shouting, and with trumpets, and with cornets.
15: And all Judah rejoiced at the oath: for they had sworn with all their heart, and sought him with their whole desire; and he was found of them: and the LORD gave them rest round about.
16: And also concerning Maachah the mother of Asa the king, he removed her from being queen, because she had made an idol in a grove: and Asa cut down her idol, and stamped it, and burnt it at the brook Kidron.
17: But the high places were not taken away out of Israel: nevertheless the heart of Asa was perfect all his days.
18: And he brought into the house of God the things that his father had dedicated, and that he himself had dedicated, silver, and gold, and vessels.
19: And there was no more war unto the five and thirtieth year of the reign of Asa.


2 CHRONICLES 16
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 Benhadad 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 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.
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 show 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 odorous and divers kinds of spices prepared by the apothecaries' art: and they made a very great burning for him.


PSALM 59
1: Deliver me from mine enemies, O my God: defend me from them that rise up against me.
2: Deliver me from the workers of iniquity, and save me from bloody men.
3: For, lo, they lie in wait for my soul: the mighty are gathered against me; not for my transgression, nor for my sin, O LORD.
4: They run and prepare themselves without my fault: awake to help me, and behold.
5: Thou therefore, O LORD God of hosts, the God of Israel, awake to visit all the heathen: be not merciful to any wicked transgressors. Selah.
6: They return at evening: they make a noise like a dog, and go round about the city.
7: Behold, they belch out with their mouth: swords are in their lips: for who, say they, doth hear?
8: But thou, O LORD, shalt laugh at them; thou shalt have all the heathen in derision.
9: Because of his strength will I wait upon thee: for God is my defence.
10: The God of my mercy shall prevent me: God shall let me see my desire upon mine enemies.
11: Slay them not, lest my people forget: scatter them by thy power; and bring them down, O Lord our shield.
12: For the sin of their mouth and the words of their lips let them even be taken in their pride: and for cursing and lying which they speak.
13: Consume them in wrath, consume them, that they may not be: and let them know that God ruleth in Jacob unto the ends of the earth. Selah.
14: And at evening let them return; and let them make a noise like a dog, and go round about the city.
15: Let them wander up and down for meat, and grudge if they be not satisfied.
16: But I will sing of thy power; yea, I will sing aloud of thy mercy in the morning: for thou hast been my defence and refuge in the day of my trouble.
17: Unto thee, O my strength, will I sing: for God is my defence, and the God of my mercy.


PSALM 60
1: O God, thou hast cast us off, thou hast scattered us, thou hast been displeased; O turn thyself to us again.
2: Thou hast made the earth to tremble; thou hast broken it: heal the breaches thereof; for it shaketh.
3: Thou hast shewed thy people hard things: thou hast made us to drink the wine of astonishment.
4: Thou hast given a banner to them that fear thee, that it may be displayed because of the truth. Selah.
5: That thy beloved may be delivered; save with thy right hand, and hear me.
6: God hath spoken in his holiness; I will rejoice, I will divide Shechem, and mete out the valley of Succoth.
7: Gilead is mine, and Manasseh is mine; Ephraim also is the strength of mine head; Judah is my lawgiver;
8: Moab is my washpot; over Edom will I cast out my shoe: Philistia, triumph thou because of me.
9: Who will bring me into the strong city? who will lead me into Edom?
10: Wilt not thou, O God, which hadst cast us off? and thou, O God, which didst not go out with our armies?
11: Give us help from trouble: for vain is the help of man.
12: Through God we shall do valiantly: for he it is that shall tread down our enemies.


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