And the spirite of God came on Azaria the sonne of Obed,
And he went out to meete Asa, and said vnto him: Heare me Asa, and al Iuda and Beniamin, the Lorde is with you, while ye be with him: and when ye seeke him, he wyll be founde of you: and againe when ye forsake him, he also wyll forsake you.
Nowe for a long season Israel hath ben without the true God, and without priestes to teache, and without law.
And when any man in his trouble did turne vnto the Lorde God of Israel and sought him, he was found of them.
And in that time there was no peace to him that did go out and in, but great sedition was there among all the inhabiters of the earth.
And nation was destroyed of nation, and citie of citie: for God did moue all aduersitie among them.
Play ye therefore the men, and let not your handes slacke: for your worke shal be rewarded.
And when Asa heard those wordes, and the prophecie of Azaria the sonne of Obed the prophete, he toke courage, and put away the abhominable idols out of all the lande of Iuda and Beniamin, and out of the cities which he wan in mount Ephraim, and renued the aulter of the Lorde that was before the porche of the Lorde.
And he gathered al Iuda and Beniamin, and the straungers with them, out of Ephraim, Manasse, & Simeon: For there fell many to him out of Israel, when they sawe that the Lord his God was with him.
So they assembled together at Hierusale the third moneth, the fifteenth yere of the raigne of Asa.
And they offered vnto the Lorde the same time of the spoyle which they had brought, seuen hundred oxen, and seuen thousand sheepe.
And they made a couenaunt to seeke the Lorde God of their fathers, with all their heart, and all their soule.
And whosoeuer woulde not seeke the Lorde God of Israel, shoulde dye for it, whether he were small or great, man or woman.
And they sware vnto the Lorde with a loude voyce, showting and blowing with trumpettes and shawmes.
And all they in Iuda reioyced at the oth: for they had sworne vnto the Lord with all their heart, & sought him with all their lust, and he was found of them: And the Lorde gaue them rest rounde about on euery syde.
And king Asa put Maacha his mother out of aucthoritie, because she had made an abhominable idol in a groue: And Asa broke downe her idol, & stamped it, & burnt it at the brooke Cedron.
But al the high places were not taken away out of Israel, though the heart of Asa was perfect all his dayes.
And he brought into the house of God the thinges that his father had dedicate, and that he him selfe had dedicate: euen siluer, and golde, and iewels.
And there was no more warre vnto the thirtie and fiue yere of the raigne of Asa.