Asa Tell Da Peopo
Fo Try Know Da One In Charge
Fo Try Know Da One In Charge
(1 Kings 15:13-16)
1 Dat time, God Spirit take ova Azariah, Oded boy. 2 Azariah go out fo meet Asa wen Asa come back from fight da Sudan guys. Azariah tell, “King Asa an all you Judah an Benjamin peopo, lissen me! Da One In Charge stay tight wit you guys all da time you stay tight wit him. If you like know him, he goin let you guys come fo know him. But if you bag from him, he goin bag from you guys. 3 From long time, da Israel peopo no mo da God dass fo real, an no mo pries fo teach dem, an no mo da Rules From God. 4 But weneva dey get presha, dey turn aroun an go back to Da One In Charge, da God fo da Israel peopo. Dey try fo find him, an he let um find um. 5 Da times wen da Israel peopo get presha, not safe fo travel, cuz can get hurt. No matta wat country you go, da peopo stay all jam up. 6 One peopo bus up anodda peopo, an da peopo from one town bus up da peopo from anodda town, cuz God make all kine big trouble fo dem. 7 But you Judah an Benjamin guys come strong an no lose fight. Cuz bumbye, God goin pay you good fo da work you guys do.”
8 Wen Asa hear dis from Azariah, Oded boy, dat tell Asa da message from Da One In Charge, Asa feel mo strong. He take away da pilau idol kine gods from all ova da Judah an Benjamin land, an from da towns he wen take ova inside da Efraim hills. He fix up da altar fo Da One In Charge dat stay in front da lanai fo da Temple Fo Da One In Charge.
9 Den Asa tell all da Judah an Benjamin peopo fo come togedda. He tell da peopo from da Efraim, Manasseh, an Simeon lands dat wen move house fo live wit dem fo come too, cuz plenny peopo wen come ova by Asa from Israel wen dey see dat his God, Da One In Charge, stay wit him.
10 Was da year numba fifteen dat Asa stay king, da numba three month, wen all da peopo dat come outa Israel come togedda Jerusalem town. 11 Dat time, dey make sacrifices fo Da One In Charge, from da animals dey wen bring back from da towns aroun Gerar—700 cows an 7,000 sheeps an goats. 12 Dey make one deal wit each odda, dat dey goin try fo know Da One In Charge, da God fo dea ancesta guys, an dat dey goin go fo broke fo find him. 13 Dey tell each odda, dat if somebody no try fo know Da One In Charge, da God fo da Israel peopo, dey goin kill um, no matta dey importan o dey not importan, no matta guy o wahine. 14 Dey make one strong promise to Da One In Charge fo do dat, wit one loud voice, an yelling cuz dey feel good inside, an dey blow metal trumpets an sheep horn trumpets. 15 All da Judah peopo stay good inside cuz dey wen make da strong promise an go all out fo keep um. Dey go all out fo try know God, an God let um find him. So Da One In Charge let dem live quiet kine wit all da peopo aroun dem.
16 King Asa even take away his granmuddah Maakah from be da queen muddah, cuz she wen make one pilau tiki pos fo da wahine god Asherah. He tell his guys cut down her tiki pos, chop um up small, an burn um inside da Kidron Gulch. 17 No matta da sacrifice places fo da odda gods still stay dea inside Israel, Asa get one good heart fo Da One In Charge all da time he stay alive. 18 Da silva an gold tings dat him an his faddah wen make spesho fo Da One In Charge, he bring um inside da Temple Fo God.
19 Neva get war wen Asa stay king, till afta da year numba thirty-five dat he stay king.