2 Chronicles 14:13

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.

2 Chronicles 14:13 Meaning and Commentary

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.

2 Chronicles 14:13 In-Context

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.
14 Then they attacked all the cities around Gerar because the terror of the Lord was on them. They also plundered all the cities, since there was a great deal of plunder in them.
15 They also attacked the tents of the herdsmen and captured many sheep and camels. Then they returned to Jerusalem.