1Ki 15:2
15:2 Three years reigned he in Jerusalem. And his mother's name
     [was] Maachah, the daughter of {a} Abishalom.

     (a) Some think that this was Absalom Solomon's son.

1Ki 15:4
15:4 Nevertheless for David's sake did the LORD his God give him
     a {b} lamp in Jerusalem, to set up his son after him, and
     to establish Jerusalem:

     (b) Meaning, a son to reign over Judah.

1Ki 15:10
15:10 And forty and one years reigned he in Jerusalem. And his
      {c} mother's name [was] Maachah, the daughter of

      (c) That is, his grandmother, as David is often called the
          father of those who are his grandchildren.

1Ki 15:13
15:13 And also Maachah his mother, even her he {d} removed from
      [being] queen, because she had made an idol in a grove;
      and Asa destroyed her idol, and burnt [it] by the brook

      (d) Neither kindred nor authority should be regarded when
          they blaspheme God and become idolaters, but must be

1Ki 15:14
15:14 But the high places were not removed: nevertheless Asa's
      heart was {e} perfect with the LORD all his days.

      (e) Though he permitted them to worship God in other
          places than he had appointed it came from ignorance,
          and not from malice.

1Ki 15:17
15:17 And Baasha king of Israel went up against Judah, and built
      {f} Ramah, that he might not suffer any to go out or come
      in to Asa king of Judah.

      (f) For the same reason that Jeroboam did, because the
          people should not go up to Jerusalem, least they
          follow Asa.

1Ki 15:19
15:19 [There is] a league between me and thee, [and] between my
      father and thy father: behold, I have sent unto thee a
      present of silver and gold; come and break thy league with
      Baasha king of Israel, that he may {g} depart from me.

      (g) And vex me no longer.

1Ki 15:23
15:23 The rest of all the acts of Asa, and all his might, and
      all that he did, and the cities which he built, [are] they
      not written in the book of the chronicles of the kings of
      Judah? Nevertheless in the time of his old age he was
      diseased in his {h} feet.

      (h) He had gout and put his trust physicians rather than
          in the Lord, @2Ch 16:12.

1Ki 15:24
15:24 And Asa slept with his fathers, and was buried with his
      fathers in the city of David his {i} father: and
      Jehoshaphat his son reigned in his stead.

      (i) His great-grandfather.

1Ki 15:29
15:29 And it came to pass, when he reigned, [that] he {k} smote
      all the house of Jeroboam; he left not to Jeroboam any
      that breathed, until he had destroyed him, according unto
      the saying of the LORD, which he spake by his servant
      Ahijah the Shilonite:

      (k) So God stirred up one tyrant to punish the wickedness
          of another.

1Ki 15:30
15:30 Because of the sins of Jeroboam which he sinned, and which
      he made Israel sin, by his {l} provocation wherewith he
      provoked the LORD God of Israel to anger.

      (l) By causing the people to commit idolatry with his
          calves, and so provoking God to anger.

1Ki 15:33
15:33 In the third year of Asa king of Judah began Baasha the
      son of Ahijah to reign over all Israel in {m} Tirzah,
      twenty and four years.

      (m) Which was the place where the kings of Israel

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