15 2 The exhortation of Azariah. 8 Asa purgeth his country of idolatry. 11 He sacrificeth with the people. 14 They swear together to serve the Lord. 16 He deposeth his mother for her idolatry.

Then the Spirit of God came upon [a]Azariah the son of Obed.

And he went out to meet Asa, and said unto him, O Asa, and all Judah and Benjamin, hear ye me, 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.

Now for a long season Israel hath been without the [b]true God, and without Priest to teach, and without Law.

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  1. 2 Chronicles 15:1 Who was called Obed, as his father was, verse 8.
  2. 2 Chronicles 15:3 For the space of twelve years under Rehoboam, and three years under Abijah, religion was neglected, and idolatry planted.