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2 Chronicles 14

Asa succeeding destroyeth idolatry.

2 Chronicles 14:1 So Abiiah slept with his fathers, and they buryed him in the citie of Dauid, and Asa his sonne reigned in his steade: in whose dayes the lande was quiet ten yeere. 2 Chronicles 14:2 And Asa did that was good and right in the eyes of the Lord his God. 2 Chronicles 14:3 For he tooke away the altars of the strange gods and the hie 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 doe according to the Lawe and the comandement. 2 Chronicles 14:5 And he tooke away out of all the cities of Iudah the hie places, and the images: therefore the kingdome was quiet before him.

Having peace, he strengtheneth his kingdom with forts and armies.

2 Chronicles 14:6 He built also strong cities in Iudah, because the lande was in rest, and he had no warre in those yeeres: for the Lord had giuen him rest. 2 Chronicles 14:7 Therefore he saide to Iudah, Let vs builde these cities and make walles about, and towers, gates, and barres, whiles the lande is before vs: because we haue sought the Lorde our God, we haue sought him, and he hath giuen vs rest on euery side: so they built and prospered. 2 Chronicles 14:8 And Asa had an armie of Iudah that bare shieldes and speares, three hundreth thousande, and of Beniamin that bare shieldes and drewe bowes, two hundreth and foure score thousande: all these were valiant men.

Calling on God, he overthroweth Zerah, and spoileth the Ethiopians.

2 Chronicles 14:9 And there came out against them Zerah of Ethiopia with an hoste of ten hundreth thousande, and three hundreth charets, and came vnto Mareshah. 2 Chronicles 14:10 Then Asa went out before him, and they set the battell in aray in the valley of Zephathah beside Mareshah. 2 Chronicles 14:11 And Asa cryed vnto the Lorde his God, and saide, Lord, it is nothing with thee to helpe with many, or with no power: helpe vs, O Lorde our God: for we rest on thee, and in thy Name are we come against this multitude: O Lorde, 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 was with him, pursued them vnto Gerar; the Ethiopians hoste was ouerthrowen, so that there was no life in them: for they were destroyed before the Lorde and before his hoste: and they caryed away a mightie great spoyle. 2 Chronicles 14:14 And they smote all the cities rounde about Gerar: for the feare of the Lorde came vpon them, and they spoyled all the cities, for there was exceeding much spoyle in them. 2 Chronicles 14:15 Yea, and they smote the tents of cattel, and carried away plentie of sheepe and camels, and returned to Ierusalem.

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