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19 “I want to make a treaty with you, like the one our fathers made.[a] See, I have sent you silver and gold as a present. Break your treaty with King Baasha of Israel, so he will retreat from my land.”[b] 20 Ben Hadad accepted King Asa’s offer and ordered his army commanders to attack the cities of Israel.[c] They conquered[d] Ijon, Dan, Abel Beth Maacah, and all the territory of Naphtali, including the region of Kinnereth.[e] 21 When Baasha heard the news, he stopped fortifying[f] Ramah and settled down in Tirzah.

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  1. 1 Kings 15:19 tn Heb “[May there be] a covenant between me and you [as there was] between my father and your father.”
  2. 1 Kings 15:19 tn Heb “so he will go up from upon me.”
  3. 1 Kings 15:20 tn Heb “and Ben Hadad listened to King Asa and sent the commanders of the armies which belonged to him against the cities of Israel.”
  4. 1 Kings 15:20 tn Heb “he struck down.”
  5. 1 Kings 15:20 sn A city in Galilee (Deut 3:17) along with its surrounding region; Kinnereth was also another name for the Sea of Galilee.
  6. 1 Kings 15:21 tn Heb “building.”