16:7 At that time Hanani the prophet 1 visited King Asa of Judah and said to him: “Because you relied on the king of Syria and did not rely on the Lord your God, the army of the king of Syria has escaped from your hand. 16:8 Did not the Cushites and Libyans have a huge army with chariots and a very large number of horsemen? But when you relied on the Lord, he handed them over to you! 16:9 Certainly 2 the Lord watches the whole earth carefully 3 and is ready to strengthen those who are devoted to him. 4 You have acted foolishly in this matter; from now on you will have war. 16:10 Asa was so angry at the prophet, he put him in jail. 5 Asa also oppressed some of the people at that time.
1 tn Heb “the seer.”
2 tn Or “for.”
3 tn Heb “the eyes of the
4 tn Heb “to strengthen himself with their heart, [the one] complete toward him.”
5 tn Heb “and Asa was angry at the seer, and he put him [in] the house of stocks, because of his rage with him over this.”