2 Chronicles 15:16
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New International Version
King Asa also deposed his grandmother Maakah from her position as queen mother, because she had made a repulsive image for the worship of Asherah. Asa cut it down, broke it up and burned it in the Kidron Valley.

King James Bible
And also concerning Maachah the mother of Asa the king, he removed her from being queen, because she had made an idol in a grove: and Asa cut down her idol, and stamped it, and burnt it at the brook Kidron.

Darby Bible Translation
And also Maachah, the mother of Asa the king, he removed from being queen, because she had made an idol for the Asherah; and Asa cut down her idol, and stamped it, and burned it in the valley Kidron.

World English Bible
Also Maacah, the mother of Asa the king, he removed from being queen, because she had made an abominable image for an Asherah; and Asa cut down her image, and made dust of it, and burnt it at the brook Kidron.

Young's Literal Translation
And also Maachah, mother of Asa the king -- he hath removed her from being mistress, in that she hath made for a shrine a horrible thing, and Asa cutteth down her horrible thing, and beateth it small, and burneth it by the brook Kidron:

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Clarke's Commentary on the Bible

Concerning Maachah - See the matter fully explained in the note on 1 Kings 15:13 (note).

The Jews imagine that Maachah repented, and her name became changed into Michaiah, daughter of Uriel of Gibeah; and that this was done that there might be no mention of her former name, lest it should be a reproach to her: but we have already seen another gloss on this name. See on 2 Chronicles 11:20 (note).

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Maachah

1 Kings 15:13 And also Maachah his mother, even her he removed from being queen, because she had made an idol in a grove; and Asa destroyed her idol...

the mother. that is, grandmother

1 Kings 15:2,10 Three years reigned he in Jerusalem. and his mother's name was Maachah, the daughter of Abishalom...

he removed

2 Chronicles 14:3-5 For he took away the altars of the strange gods, and the high places, and broke down the images, and cut down the groves...

Exodus 32:27,28 And he said to them, Thus said the LORD God of Israel, Put every man his sword by his side...

Deuteronomy 13:6-8 If your brother, the son of your mother, or your son, or your daughter, or the wife of your bosom, or your friend...

Deuteronomy 33:9 Who said to his father and to his mother, I have not seen him; neither did he acknowledge his brothers, nor knew his own children...

Zechariah 13:3 And it shall come to pass, that when any shall yet prophesy, then his father and his mother that begat him shall say to him...

Mark 3:21,31-35 And when his friends heard of it, they went out to lay hold on him: for they said, He is beside himself...

2 Corinthians 5:16 Why from now on know we no man after the flesh: yes, though we have known Christ after the flesh...

idol [heb] horror
cut down

2 Chronicles 14:3-5 For he took away the altars of the strange gods, and the high places, and broke down the images, and cut down the groves...

2 Chronicles 34:7 And when he had broken down the altars and the groves, and had beaten the graven images into powder...

Exodus 32:20 And he took the calf which they had made, and burnt it in the fire, and ground it to powder, and strewed it on the water...

Leviticus 26:30 And I will destroy your high places, and cut down your images, and cast your carcasses on the carcasses of your idols...

Deuteronomy 7:5,25,26 But thus shall you deal with them; you shall destroy their altars, and break down their images, and cut down their groves...

Deuteronomy 9:21 And I took your sin, the calf which you had made, and burnt it with fire, and stamped it, and ground it very small...

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

2 Kings 23:6,12,15 And he brought out the grove from the house of the LORD, without Jerusalem, to the brook Kidron, and burned it at the brook Kidron...

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The Search that Always Finds
'They ... sought Him with their whole desire; and He was found of them: and the Lord gave them rest round about.'--2 CHRON. xv. 15. These words occur in one of the least familiar passages of the Old Testament. They describe an incident in the reign of Asa, who was the grandson of Solomon's foolish son Rehoboam, and was consequently the third king of Judah after the secession of the North. He had just won a great victory, and was returning with his triumphant army to Jerusalem, when there met him
Alexander Maclaren—Expositions of Holy Scripture

The Secret of Effectual Prayer
"What things soever ye desire, when ye pray, believe that ye have received them, and ye shall have them."--MARK xi. 24. Here we have a summary of the teaching of our Lord Jesus on prayer. Nothing will so much help to convince us of the sin of our remissness in prayer, to discover its causes, and to give us courage to expect entire deliverance, as the careful study and then the believing acceptance of that teaching. The more heartily we enter into the mind of our blessed Lord, and set ourselves simply
Andrew Murray—The Ministry of Intercession

Cross References
John 18:1
When he had finished praying, Jesus left with his disciples and crossed the Kidron Valley. On the other side there was a garden, and he and his disciples went into it.

Exodus 34:13
Break down their altars, smash their sacred stones and cut down their Asherah poles.

1 Kings 15:13
He even deposed his grandmother Maakah from her position as queen mother, because she had made a repulsive image for the worship of Asherah. Asa cut it down and burned it in the Kidron Valley.

2 Chronicles 14:2
Asa did what was good and right in the eyes of the LORD his God.

2 Chronicles 15:17
Although he did not remove the high places from Israel, Asa's heart was fully committed to the LORD all his life.

2 Chronicles 29:16
The priests went into the sanctuary of the LORD to purify it. They brought out to the courtyard of the LORD's temple everything unclean that they found in the temple of the LORD. The Levites took it and carried it out to the Kidron Valley.

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