Asa passed away 1 in the forty-first year of his reign.
In the first month of the first year of his reign, he opened the doors of the Lord’s temple and repaired them.
The Lord shatters 1 his adversaries; 2 he thunders against them from 3 the heavens. The Lord executes judgment to the ends of the earth. He will strengthen 4 his king and exalt the power 5 of his anointed one.” 6
In the third year of his reign he sent his officials Ben-Hail, Obadiah, Zechariah, Nethanel, and Micaiah to teach in the cities of Judah.
in the third 1 year of his reign he provided a banquet for all his officials and his servants. The army 2 of Persia and Media 3 was present, 4 as well as the nobles and the officials of the provinces.
The Lord 1 began to speak to him 2 in the thirteenth year that Josiah son of Amon ruled over Judah.
King Jehoiachin of Judah, along with his mother, his servants, his officials, and his eunuchs surrendered 1 to the king of Babylon. The king of Babylon, in the eighth year of his reign, 2 took Jehoiachin 3 prisoner.
So King Nebuchadnezzar of Babylon came against Jerusalem with his whole army and set up camp outside 1 it. They built siege ramps all around it. He arrived on the tenth day of the tenth month in the ninth year of Zedekiah’s reign. 2
In the eighth year of his reign, while he was still young, he began to seek the God of his ancestor 1 David. In his twelfth year he began ridding 2 Judah and Jerusalem of the high places, Asherah poles, idols, and images.
In the eighteenth year of his reign, he continued his policy of purifying the land and the temple. 1 He sent Shaphan son of Azaliah, Maaseiah the city official, and Joah son of Joahaz the secretary to repair the temple of the Lord his God.
This is the order Jeremiah the prophet gave to Seraiah son of Neriah, son of Mahseiah, when he went to King Zedekiah of Judah in Babylon during the fourth year of his reign. 1 (Seraiah was a quartermaster.) 2
King Nebuchadnezzar of Babylon came against Jerusalem with his whole army and set up camp outside it. 1 They built siege ramps all around it. He arrived on the tenth day of the tenth month in the ninth year that Zedekiah ruled over Judah. 2
in the first year of his reign 1 I, Daniel, came to understand from the sacred books 2 that, according to the word of the LORD 3 disclosed to the prophet Jeremiah, the years for the fulfilling of the desolation of Jerusalem 4 were seventy in number.