2 Chronicles 14 NAS

Asa Succeeds Abijah in Judah

1 a1So Abijah slept with his fathers, and they buried him in the city of David, and his son Asa became king in his place. The land was undisturbed for ten years during his days.

References for 2 Chronicles 14:1

    • á 14:1 - Ch 13:23 in Heb
      2 bAsa did good and right in the sight of the LORD his God,

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        • â 14:2 - Ch 14:1 in Heb
          3 for he removed 2the foreign altars and 3high places, tore down the sacred pillars, cut down the c4Asherim,

          References for 2 Chronicles 14:3

            • ã 14:3 - I.e. wooden symbols of a female deity
              4 and commanded Judah to seek the LORD God of their fathers and to observe the law and the commandment.
              5 He also removed the high places and the 5incense altars from all the cities of Judah. And the kingdom was undisturbed under him.

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              6 6He built fortified cities in Judah, since the land was undisturbed, and dthere was no one at war with him during those years, 7because the LORD had given him rest.

              References for 2 Chronicles 14:6

                • ä 14:6 - Lit "there was not with him war"
                  7 For he said to Judah, "8Let us build these cities and surround them with walls and towers, gates and bars. The land is still eours because we have sought the LORD our God; we have sought Him, and He has given us rest on every side." So they built and prospered.

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                    • å 14:7 - Lit "before us"
                      8 Now Asa had an army of 9 300,000 * * from Judah, bearing large shields and spears, and 280,000 * * from Benjamin, bearing shields and wielding bows; all of them were valiant warriors.

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                      9 Now Zerah the Ethiopian 10came out against them with an army of a million men and 300 * chariots, and he came to 11Mareshah.

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                      10 So Asa went out fto meet him, and they drew up in battle formation in the valley of Zephathah at Mareshah.

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                        • æ 14:10 - Lit "before him"
                          11 Then Asa 12called to the LORD his God and said, "LORD, there is no one besides You to help in the battle between the powerful and those who have no strength; so help us, O LORD our God, 13for we trust in You, and in Your name have come against this multitude. O LORD, You are our God; let not man prevail against You."

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                          12 So 14the LORD grouted the Ethiopians before Asa and before Judah, and the Ethiopians fled.

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                          13 Asa and the people who were with him pursued them as far as 15Gerar; and so many Ethiopians fell that hthey could not recover, for they were shattered before the LORD and before His army. And they carried away very much plunder.

                          References for 2 Chronicles 14:13

                            • è 14:13 - Or "there was none left alive"
                              14 They idestroyed all the cities around Gerar, 16for the dread of the LORD had fallen on them; and they despoiled all the cities, for there was much plunder in them.

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                              15 They also struck down jthose who owned livestock, and they carried away large numbers of sheep and camels. Then they returned to Jerusalem.

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                                • ê 14:15 - Lit "tents of livestock"