At that time Hanani(A) the seer came to Asa king of Judah and said to him: “Because you relied(B) on the king of Aram and not on the Lord your God, the army of the king of Aram has escaped from your hand. Were not the Cushites[a](C) and Libyans a mighty army with great numbers(D) of chariots and horsemen[b]? Yet when you relied on the Lord, he delivered(E) them into your hand. For the eyes(F) of the Lord range throughout the earth to strengthen those whose hearts are fully committed to him. You have done a foolish(G) thing, and from now on you will be at war.(H)

10 Asa was angry with the seer because of this; he was so enraged that he put him in prison.(I) At the same time Asa brutally oppressed some of the people.

11 The events of Asa’s reign, from beginning to end, are written in the book of the kings of Judah and Israel. 12 In the thirty-ninth year of his reign Asa was afflicted(J) with a disease in his feet. Though his disease was severe, even in his illness he did not seek(K) help from the Lord,(L) but only from the physicians.

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  1. 2 Chronicles 16:8 That is, people from the upper Nile region
  2. 2 Chronicles 16:8 Or charioteers

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