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2 Chronicles 14:13

13 and Asa and his army pursued them as far as Gerar. Such a great number of Cushites fell that they could not recover; they were crushed before the LORD and his forces. The men of Judah carried off a large amount of plunder.

Read 2 Chronicles 14:13 Using Other Translations

And Asa and the people that were with him pursued them unto Gerar: and the Ethiopians were overthrown, that they could not recover themselves; for they were destroyed before the LORD, and before his host; and they carried away very much spoil.
Asa and the people who were with him pursued them as far as Gerar, and the Ethiopians fell until none remained alive, for they were broken before the LORD and his army. The men of Judah carried away very much spoil.
Asa and his army pursued them as far as Gerar, and so many Ethiopians fell that they were unable to rally. They were destroyed by the LORD and his army, and the army of Judah carried off a vast amount of plunder.

What does 2 Chronicles 14:13 mean?

John Gill's Exposition of the Bible
2 Chronicles 14:13

And Asa, and the people that [were] with him, pursued them
unto Gerar
A city of the Philistines, ( Genesis 20:1 ) ,

and the Ethiopians were overthrown, that they could not recover
themselves;
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.


FOOTNOTES:

F7 Ut supra, (Antiq. l. 8. c. 12.) sect. 2.
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