2 Chronicles 16:11
And, behold, the acts of Asa, first and last, lo, they are written in the book of the kings of Judah and Israel.
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CONCLUSION OF THE REIGN (2Chronicles 16:11-14).

Comp. 1Kings 15:23-24.

(11) The acts of Asa.—Or, history.

The book of the kings of Judah and Israel.—See Introduction, and 1Kings 15:23. The mention in that verse of his “might” or “prowess,” and of “the cities that he built,” confirms the account in 2 Chronicles 14 concerning his defensive measures and the invasion of Zerah.

16:1-14 Asa seeks the aid of the Syrians, His death. - A plain and faithful reproof was given to Asa by a prophet of the Lord, for making a league with Syria. God is displeased when he is distrusted, and when an arm of flesh is relied on, more than his power and goodness. It is foolish to lean on a broken reed, when we have the Rock of ages to rely upon. To convince Asa of his folly, the prophet shows that he, of all men, had no reason to distrust God, who had found him such a powerful Helper. The many experiences we have had of the goodness of God to us, aggravate our distrust of him. But see how deceitful our hearts are! we trust in God when we have nothing else to trust to, when need drives us to him; but when we have other things to stay on, we are apt to depend too much on them. Observe Asa's displeasure at this reproof. What is man, when God leaves him to himself! He that abused his power for persecuting God's prophet, was left to himself, to abuse it further for crushing his own subjects. Two years before he died, Asa was diseased in his feet. Making use of physicians was his duty; but trusting to them, and expecting that from them which was to be had from God only, were his sin and folly. In all conflicts and sufferings we need especially to look to our own hearts, that they may be perfect towards God, by faith, patience, and obedience.In a prison house - Or, "in the stocks." Compare 1 Kings 22:26-27. 10. Asa oppressed some of the people the same time—The form or degree of this oppression is not recorded. The cause of his oppressing them was probably due to the same offense as that of Hanani—a strong expression of their dissatisfaction with his conduct in leaguing with Ben-hadad, or it may have been his maltreatment of the Lord's servant. No text from Poole on this verse.

And, behold, the acts of Asa, first and last,.... See Gill on 1 Kings 15:23. And, behold, the acts of Asa, first and last, lo, they are written in the book of the kings of Judah and Israel.
11–14 (= 1 Kings 15:23-24). The Epilogue of Asa’s Reign

11. of Judah and Israel] In 1 Kin. the appeal is to “the book of the chronicles of the kings of Judah.”

Verse 11. - This verse, with the following three, is represented by the very summarized but sufficiently significant parallel of 1 Kings 15:23, 24. Note that the reference work cited in this verse as the book of the kings of Judah and Israel, is in the paralled cited as "the book of the chronicles of the kings of Judah." Of course, the latter citation was much the earlier in point of time. 2 Chronicles 16:11The end of Asa's reign; cf. 1 Kings 15:23-24. - On 2 Chronicles 16:11, cf. the Introduction.
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