2 Chronicles 14
Asa succeeding destroyeth idolatry.
2 Chronicles 14:1 So Abiiah slept with his fathers, and they buried him in the citie of Dauid, and Asa his sonne reigned in his stead: in his dayes the land was quiet ten yeeres. 2 Chronicles 14:2 And Asa did that [which was] good and right in the eyes of the LORD his God. 2 Chronicles 14:3 For hee tooke away the altars of the strange gods, and the high places, and brake downe the images, and cut downe the groues: 2 Chronicles 14:4 And commanded Iudah to seeke the LORD God of their fathers, and to do the Law, and the Commandement. 2 Chronicles 14:5 Also he tooke away out of all the cities of Iudah, the high places and the images: and the kingdome was quiet before him.
Having peace, he strengtheneth his kingdom with forts and armies.
2 Chronicles 14:6 And hee built fenced cities in Iudah; for the land had rest, and hee had no warre in those yeeres; because the LORD had giuen him rest. 2 Chronicles 14:7 Therefore hee said vnto Iudah, Let vs build these cities, & make about them walles, and towers, gates and barres, while the land [is] yet before vs: because wee haue sought the LORD our God, wee haue sought [him], and hee hath giuen vs rest on euery side: so they built, and prospered. 2 Chronicles 14:8 And Asa had an armie [of men] that bare targets and speares, out of Iudah three hundred thousand, and out of Beniamin, that bare shields and drew bowes, two hundred and fourescore thousand: all these [were] mighty men of valour.
Calling on God, he overthroweth Zerah, and spoileth the Ethiopians.
2 Chronicles 14:9 And there came out against them Zerah the Ethiopian, with an host of a thousand thousand, and three hundred charets, and came vnto Mareshah. 2 Chronicles 14:10 Then Asa went out against him, and they set the battel in aray in the valley of Zephathah at Mareshah. 2 Chronicles 14:11 And Asa cried vnto the LORD his God, and said, LORD, it [is] nothing with thee to helpe, whether with many, or with them that haue no power. Helpe vs, O LORD our God, for we rest on thee, and in thy Name wee goe against this multitude: O LORD thou art our God, let not man preuaile against thee. 2 Chronicles 14:12 So the LORD smote the Ethiopians before Asa, and before Iudah, and the Ethiopians fled. 2 Chronicles 14:13 And Asa and the people that [were] with him, pursued them vnto Gerar: and the Ethiopians were ouerthrown, that they could not recouer themselues, for they were destroyed before the LORD, and before his hoste, and they caried away very much spoile. 2 Chronicles 14:14 And they smote all the cities round about Gerar, for the feare of the LORD came vpon them: and they spoiled all the cities, for there was exceeding much spoile in them. 2 Chronicles 14:15 They smote also the tents of cattell, and caried away sheepe and camels inabundance, and returned to Ierusalem.