Asa asks Ben-Hadad for help
2 Then Asa took silver and gold from the safe rooms in the Lord's house and in the king's house. And he sent it to Ben-Hadad, king of Syria, who lived in Damascus. He said to him, 3 ‘We should promise to help each other. My father and your father promised to help each other. I am sending silver and gold to you. Please stop helping Baasha, king of Israel. Then he will go away from me.’
4 Ben-Hadad agreed with King Asa and he sent the captains of his armies to attack Israel's towns. They won the fights at Ijon, Dan, Abel-Maim and all the cities where Naphtali kept their things. 5 When Baasha knew about this, he stopped building Ramah. He stopped his work on it. 6 So King Asa brought all the men from Judah. They carried away the stones and wood that Baasha had used to build with in Ramah. And Asa used them to build in Geba and Mizpah.