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2 Chronicles 14 :: New American Standard Bible 2020 (NASB20)

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Asa Succeeds Abijah in Judah

Unchecked Copy Box2Ch 14:1 - [fn]So Abijah [fn]lay down with his fathers, and they buried him in the city of David, and his son Asa became king in his place. The land was undisturbed for ten years during his days.
(1Ki 15:9–15 )
Unchecked Copy Box2Ch 14:2 - [fn]And Asa did what was good and right in the sight of the LORD his God,
Unchecked Copy Box2Ch 14:3 - for he removed the foreign altars and high places, tore down the memorial stones, cut down the [fn]Asherim,
Unchecked Copy Box2Ch 14:4 - and commanded Judah to seek the LORD God of their fathers and to [fn]comply with the Law and the commandment.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ch 14:5 - He also removed the high places and the incense altars from all the cities of Judah. And the kingdom was undisturbed under him.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ch 14:6 - He built fortified cities in Judah, since the land was undisturbed, and [fn]there was no one at war with him during those years, because the LORD had given him rest.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ch 14:7 - For he said to Judah, “Let’s build these cities and surround them with walls and towers, gates and bars. The land is still [fn]ours because we have sought the LORD our God; we have sought Him, and He has given us rest on every side.” So they built and prospered.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ch 14:8 - Now Asa had an army of three hundred thousand from Judah, carrying large shields and spears, and 280,000 from Benjamin, carrying shields and wielding bows; all of them were valiant warriors.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ch 14:9 - Now Zerah the Ethiopian went out against them with an army of a million men and three hundred chariots, and he came to Mareshah.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ch 14:10 - So Asa went out [fn]to meet him, and they drew up in battle formation in the Valley of Zephathah at Mareshah.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ch 14:11 - Then Asa called to the LORD his God and said, “LORD, there is no one besides You to help in the battle between the powerful and those who have no strength; help us, LORD our God, for we trust in You, and in Your name have come against this multitude. LORD, You are our God; do not let man prevail against You.”
Unchecked Copy Box2Ch 14:12 - So the LORD [fn]routed the Ethiopians before Asa and before Judah, and the Ethiopians fled.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ch 14:13 - Asa and the people who were with him pursued them as far as Gerar; and so many Ethiopians fell that [fn]they could not recover, for they were shattered before the LORD and before His army. And they carried away a very large amount of plunder.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ch 14:14 - They [fn]destroyed all the cities around Gerar, for the dread of the LORD had fallen on them; and they pillaged all the cities, for there was much plunder in them.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ch 14:15 - They also fatally struck [fn]those who owned livestock, and they led away large numbers of sheep and camels. Then they returned to Jerusalem.
NASB20 Footnotes
Ch 13:23 in Heb
I.e., died
Ch 14:1 in Heb
I.e., wooden symbols of a female deity (Asherah)
Lit do the
Lit no war was with him
Lit before us
Lit before him
Lit struck
Or there was none left alive
Lit struck
Lit tents of livestock
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