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2 Chronicles 14

NIRV 1 Abijah joined the members of his family who had already died. His body was buried in the City of David. His son Asa became the next king after him. While Asa was king, the country had peace and rest for ten years. NIV 1 And Abijah rested with his ancestors and was buried in the City of David. Asa his son succeeded him as king, and in his days the country was at peace for ten years. NIRV 2 Asa did what was good and right in the eyes of the LORD his God. NIV 2 Asa did what was good and right in the eyes of the LORD his God. NIRV 3 He removed the altars where strange gods were worshiped. He took away the high places. He smashed the sacred stones. He cut down the poles that were used to worship the goddess Asherah. NIV 3 He removed the foreign altars and the high places, smashed the sacred stones and cut down the Asherah poles. NIRV 4 He commanded Judah to worship the Lord, the God of their people. He commanded them to obey the LORD's laws and commands. NIV 4 He commanded Judah to seek the LORD, the God of their ancestors, and to obey his laws and commands. NIRV 5 He removed the high places and incense altars from every town in Judah. The kingdom had peace and rest under him. NIV 5 He removed the high places and incense altars in every town in Judah, and the kingdom was at peace under him. NIRV 6 He built up the cities of Judah that had high walls around them. The land was at peace. No one was at war with Asa during those years. That's because the LORD gave him peace and rest. NIV 6 He built up the fortified cities of Judah, since the land was at peace. No one was at war with him during those years, for the LORD gave him rest. NIRV 7 "Let's build up our towns," Asa said to the people of Judah. "Let's put walls around them. Let's provide them with towers. Let's make them secure with gates that have heavy metal bars. The land still belongs to us. That's because we've trusted in the LORD our God. We trusted in him, and he has given us peace and rest on every side." So they built. And things went well for them. NIV 7 “Let us build up these towns,” he said to Judah, “and put walls around them, with towers, gates and bars. The land is still ours, because we have sought the LORD our God; we sought him and he has given us rest on every side.” So they built and prospered. NIRV 8 Asa had an army of 300,000 men from Judah. They carried spears and large shields. There were 280,000 men from Benjamin. They were armed with bows and small shields. All of those men were brave soldiers. NIV 8 Asa had an army of three hundred thousand men from Judah, equipped with large shields and with spears, and two hundred and eighty thousand from Benjamin, armed with small shields and with bows. All these were brave fighting men. NIRV 9 Zerah marched out against them. He was from Cush. He had a huge army. He also had 300 chariots. They came all the way to Mareshah. NIV 9 Zerah the Cushite marched out against them with an army of thousands upon thousands and three hundred chariots, and came as far as Mareshah. NIRV 10 Asa went out to meet Zerah in battle. They took up their positions in the Valley of Zephathah. It's near Mareshah. NIV 10 Asa went out to meet him, and they took up battle positions in the Valley of Zephathah near Mareshah. NIRV 11 Then Asa called out to the LORD his God. He said, "Lord, there isn't anyone like you. You help the weak against the strong. LORD our God, help us. We trust in you. In your name we have come out to fight against this huge army. Lord, you are our God. Don't let mere men win the battle over you." NIV 11 Then Asa called to the LORD his God and said, “LORD, there is no one like you to help the powerless against the mighty. Help us, LORD our God, for we rely on you, and in your name we have come against this vast army. LORD, you are our God; do not let mere mortals prevail against you.” NIRV 12 The LORD struck down the men of Cush for Asa and Judah. The Cushites ran away. NIV 12 The LORD struck down the Cushites before Asa and Judah. The Cushites fled, NIRV 13 Asa and his army chased them all the way to Gerar. A large number of Cushites fell down wounded or dead. So they couldn't fight back. The LORD and his army crushed them. The men of Judah carried off a large amount of goods. NIV 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. NIRV 14 They attacked all of the villages around Gerar. The LORD had made the people in those villages afraid of him. The men of Judah took everything from all of the villages. NIV 14 They destroyed all the villages around Gerar, for the terror of the LORD had fallen on them. They looted all these villages, since there was much plunder there. NIRV 15 They also attacked the camps of those who took care of the herds. They carried off large numbers of sheep, goats and camels. Then they returned to Jerusalem. NIV 15 They also attacked the camps of the herders and carried off droves of sheep and goats and camels. Then they returned to Jerusalem.

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