And Asa, and the people that [were] with him, pursued them
A city of the Philistines, ( Genesis 20:1 ) ,
and the Ethiopians were overthrown, that they could not recover
they were thrown into such a fright, and into so much confusion, that they could not put themselves in order, and rally again; or there fell such a vast number of them, that there were scarce any remaining alive, which seems to be the sense of the words used:
for they were destroyed before the Lord, and before his host;
the army of Israel, which the Lord was, as it were, the Commander of, fought for, and led them in the pursuit, and gave them victory; or it may mean an host of angels, employed in destroying this great army; and so the Syriac and Arabic versions of ( 2 Chronicles 14:12 ) read,
``the angel of the Lord smote the Ethiopians:''
and they carried away very much spoil;
which they found in their camp, and with their slain; even much gold and silver, as Josephus F7 says.
F7 Ut supra, (Antiq. l. 8. c. 12.) sect. 2.