SEV Biblia, Chapter 15:17 Y subió Baasa rey de Israel contra Judá, y edificó a Rama, para no dejar salir ni entrar a ninguno de Asa, rey de Judá.
Clarke's Bible Commentary - 1 Kings 15:17 Verse 17. And Baasha-built Ramah] As the word signifies a high place, what is here termed Ramah was probably a hill, (commanding a defile through which lay the principal road to Jerusalem,) which Baasha fortified in order to prevent all intercourse with the kingdom of Judah, lest his subjects should cleave to the house of David. Ramah was about two leagues northward of Jerusalem.
John Gill's Bible Commentary Ver. 17. And Baasha king of Israel went up against Judah , etc.] Which, in ( 2 Chronicles 16:1) is said to be in the thirty sixth year of Asa’s reign, or rather of his kingdom; for it can never mean the year of his reign, for Baasha was dead many years before that, since his reign began in the third of Asa, and he reigned but twenty four years, and therefore must die in the twenty seventh of Asa; but it is to be understood of the kingdom of Judah, when it was divided from Israel; from that time to this were thirty six years, seventeen under Rehoboam, three under Abijam, so that this year must be the sixteenth of Asa; thus it is calculated in the Jewish chronology f344 , and which is followed by many of the best of our chronologers: and built Ramah ; a city in the tribe of Benjamin, ( Joshua 18:25), but taken by the king of Israel, which he rebuilt or fortified: that he might not suffer any to go out or come in to Asa king of Judah ; that his people might not go to and from Jerusalem, and worship at the temple there; this garrison lying on the borders of both kingdoms, he thought hereby to cut off all communication between them.
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 ויעל 5927 בעשׁא 1201 מלך 4428 ישׂראל 3478 על 5921 יהודה 3063 ויבן 1129 את 853 הרמה 7414 לבלתי 1115 תת 5414 יצא 3318 ובא 935 לאסא 609 מלך 4428 יהודה׃ 3063