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  • PARALLEL BIBLE - 1 Kings 15:16


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    King James Bible - 1 Kings 15:16

    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.

    Douay-Rheims - 1 Kings 15:16

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

    Webster's Bible Translation

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

    Original Hebrew

    ומלחמה
    4421 היתה 1961 בין 996 אסא 609 ובין 996 בעשׁא 1201 מלך 4428 ישׂראל 3478 כל 3605 ימיהם׃ 3117

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    VERSE (16) -
    :6,7,32; 14:30 2Ch 16:1-6

    SEV Biblia, Chapter 15:16

    Y hubo guerra entre Asa y Baasa rey de Israel, todo el tiempo de ambos.

    Clarke's Bible Commentary - 1 Kings 15:16

    Verse 16. There was
    war] That is, there was continual enmity; see on ver. 6. But there was no open war till the thirty- sixth year of Asa, when Baasha, king of Israel, began to build Ramah, that he might prevent all communication between Israel and Judah; see 2 Chron. xv. 19; xvi. 1.

    But this does not agree with what is said here, chap. xvi. 8, 9, that Elah, the son and successor of Baasha, was killed by Zimri, in the twenty-sixth year of the reign of Asa. Chronologers endeavour to reconcile this by saying that the years should be reckoned, not from the beginning of the reign of Asa, but from the separation of the kingdoms of Israel and Judah. It is most certain that Baasha could not make war upon Asa in the thirty-sixth year of his reign, when it is evident from this chapter that he was dead in the twenty-sixth year of that king. We must either adopt the mode of solution given by chronologists, or grant that there is a mistake in some of the numbers; most likely in the parallel places in Chronicles, but which we have no direct means of correcting. But the reader may compare 2 Chron. xiv. 1, with 2 Chronicles xv. 10, 19; xvi. 1.


    John Gill's Bible Commentary

    Ver. 16. 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 15:25-27), 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.

    Matthew Henry Commentary

    Verses 9-24 - Asa did what was right in the
    eyes of the Lord. That is right indee 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 dea he found to do. When Asa found idolatry in the court, he rooted it ou 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 no 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' honour and glory. Asa was cordially devoted to the service of God, his sins not arising from presumption. But his league with Benhadad aros from unbelief. Even true believers find it hard, in times of urgen danger, to trust in the Lord with all their heart. Unbelief makes wa for carnal policy, and thus for one sin after another. Unbelief ha 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.


    Original Hebrew

    ומלחמה 4421 היתה 1961 בין 996 אסא 609 ובין 996 בעשׁא 1201 מלך 4428 ישׂראל 3478 כל 3605 ימיהם׃ 3117


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