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2 Chronicles 14

NCV 1 Abijah died and was buried in Jerusalem. His son Asa became king in his place, and there was peace in the country for ten years during Asa's time. 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. NCV 2 Asa did what the Lord his God said was good and right. NIV 2 Asa did what was good and right in the eyes of the LORD his God. NCV 3 He removed the foreign altars and the places where gods were worshiped. He smashed the stone pillars that honored other gods, and he tore down the Asherah idols. NIV 3 He removed the foreign altars and the high places, smashed the sacred stones and cut down the Asherah poles. NCV 4 Asa commanded the people of Judah to follow the Lord, the God of their ancestors, and to obey his teachings and commandments. NIV 4 He commanded Judah to seek the LORD, the God of their ancestors, and to obey his laws and commands. NCV 5 He also removed the places where gods were worshiped and the incense altars from every town in Judah. So the kingdom had peace while Asa was king. NIV 5 He removed the high places and incense altars in every town in Judah, and the kingdom was at peace under him. NCV 6 Asa built strong, walled cities in Judah during the time of peace. He had no war in these years, because the Lord gave him peace. 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. NCV 7 Asa said to the people of Judah, "Let's build up these towns and put walls around them. Let's make towers, gates, and bars in the gates. This country is ours, because we have obeyed the Lord our God. We have followed him, and he has given us peace all around." So they built and had success. 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. NCV 8 Asa had an army of three hundred thousand men from Judah and two hundred eighty thousand men from Benjamin. The men from Judah carried large shields and spears. The men from Benjamin carried small shields and bows and arrows. All of them were brave fighting men. 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. NCV 9 Then Zerah from Cush came out to fight them with an enormous army and three hundred chariots. They came as far as the town of 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. NCV 10 So Asa went out to fight Zerah and prepared for battle in the Valley of Zephathah at Mareshah. NIV 10 Asa went out to meet him, and they took up battle positions in the Valley of Zephathah near Mareshah. NCV 11 Asa called out to the Lord his God, saying, "Lord, only you can help weak people against the strong. Help us, Lord our God, because we depend on you. We fight against this enormous army in your name. Lord, you are our God. Don't let anyone win against 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.” NCV 12 So the Lord defeated the Cushites when Asa's army from Judah attacked them, and the Cushites ran away. NIV 12 The LORD struck down the Cushites before Asa and Judah. The Cushites fled, NCV 13 Asa's army chased them as far as the town of Gerar. So many Cushites were killed that the army could not fight again; they were crushed by the Lord and his army. Asa and his army carried many valuable things away from the enemy. 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. NCV 14 They destroyed all the towns near Gerar, because the people living in these towns were afraid of the Lord. Since these towns had many valuable things, Asa's army took them away. 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. NCV 15 Asa's army also attacked the camps where the shepherds lived and took many sheep 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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