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2 Chronicles 14

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1 And Abijah slept with his fathers, and they buried him in the city of David. And Asa his son reigned in his stead. In his days the land rested for ten years.
2 And Asa did good and acceptable in the eyes of the Lord his God:
3 and he rejected the altars [gods] of strangers and heights, and smashed the statues, and cut down the [consecrated] trees;
4 and he commanded the Jews to seek the Lord God of their fathers, and to fulfill [his] law and commandments;
5 and he abolished in all the cities of Judah the heights and statues of the sun. And the kingdom was calm with him.
6 And he built fortified cities in Judea, for the land was calm, and he did not have war in those years, because the Lord gave him rest.
7 And he said to the Jews: we will build these cities and enclose them with walls with towers, with gates and locks. The earth is still ours, because we sought the Lord our God: we sought him, - and he gave us rest from all sides. And they began to build, and were successful.
eight And Asa had military strength: armed with a shield and a spear from [the tribe] of Judah three hundred thousand, and from the [tribe] of Benjamin armed with a shield and shooting from the bow two hundred eighty thousand, brave people.

nine And Zarai the Ethiopian came out with an army of a thousand thousand and three hundred chariots, and reached Maresha.
ten And Asa turned against him, and lined up for battle in the valley of Zefat near Maresha.
eleven And Asa called to the Lord his God, and said: Lord! Is it not in Your power to help the strong or powerless? help us, our Lord God: for we trust in you and in your name we have come out against this multitude. Lord You are our God: may man not prevail against you.
12 And the Lord smote the Ethiopians before Asa and before Judah, and the Ethiopians fled.
13 And Asa and the people that were with him before Gerar pursued them, and the Ethiopians fell, so that they [were not] alive, because they were defeated before the Lord and before his army. And scored a great many prey.
fourteen And they destroyed all the cities around Gerar, because horror from the Lord fell upon them; and plundered all the cities and brought out a lot of booty from them.
fifteen Also, the shepherd's huts ravaged and stole many flocks of small cattle and camels and returned to Jerusalem.

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