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his armies against the cities of Israel; and they smote Ijon, and Dan,
and Abelmaim, and all the store cities of Naphtali.
CH2 16:5 And it came to pass, when Baasha heard it, that he left off
building of Ramah, and let his work cease.
CH2 16:6 Then Asa the king took all Judah; and they carried away the
stones of Ramah, and the timber thereof, wherewith Baasha was building;
and he built therewith Geba and Mizpah.
CH2 16:7 And at that time Hanani the seer came to Asa king of Judah,
and said unto him, Because thou hast relied on the king of Syria, and
not relied on the LORD thy God, therefore is the host of the king of
Syria escaped out of thine hand.
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