2 Chronicles 14:11

11 Then Asa cried out to the Lord his God: "Lord, there is no one besides You to help the mighty and those without strength. Help us, Lord our God, for we depend on You, and in Your name we have come against this multitude. Lord, You are our God. Do not let a mere mortal hinder You."

2 Chronicles 14:11 Meaning and Commentary

2 Chronicles 14:11

And Asa cried unto the Lord his God
Or prayed, as the Targum, with vehemence, being in distress; this he did before the battle began, at the head of his army, and for the encouragement of it:

and said, Lord, [it is] nothing with thee to help;
nothing can hinder from helping, his power being superior to all others, and even infinite, and none besides him could:

whether with many, or with them that have no power;
numbers make no difference with him, nor the condition they are in; whether numerous and mighty, or few and feeble; he can as easily help the one as the other, see ( 1 Samuel 14:6 ) ,

help us, O Lord our God;
who are few and weak in comparison of the enemy:

for we rest on thee;
trust in thee, and rely upon thee for help; the Targum is,

``on thy Word we lean:''

and in thy name we go against this multitude;
expressing faith in him, expecting help from him, encouraging and strengthening themselves in him, going forth not in their own name and strength, but in his; the Targum is,

``in the name of the Word of the Lord:''

O Lord, thou [art] our God:
and thou only we know, and serve no other, and we are thy people, called by thy name: let not man prevail against thee;
for should this enemy prevail against them, it would be interpreted prevailing against their God.

2 Chronicles 14:11 In-Context

9 Then Zerah the Cushite came against them with an army of one million men and 300 chariots. They came as far as Mareshah.
10 So Asa marched out against him and lined up in battle formation in the Valley of Zephathah at Mareshah.
11 Then Asa cried out to the Lord his God: "Lord, there is no one besides You to help the mighty and those without strength. Help us, Lord our God, for we depend on You, and in Your name we have come against this multitude. Lord, You are our God. Do not let a mere mortal hinder You."
12 So the Lord routed the Cushites before Asa and before Judah, and the Cushites fled.
13 Then Asa and the people who were with him pursued them as far as Gerar. The Cushites fell until they had no survivors, for they were crushed before the Lord and before His army. So the people of Judah carried off a great supply of loot.