2 Chronicles 14
Asa succeeding destroyeth idolatry.
2 Chronicles 14:1 So Abia slepte wt hys fathers, and they buryed hym in þe cytie of Dauid, and Asa hys sonne raygned in hys steade. In whose dayes the lande was in quyetnes ten yere. 2 Chronicles 14:2 And Asa dyd that was good & right in the eyes of the Lorde hys God: 2 Chronicles 14:3 for he toke awaye straunge aultars and the hyllaultars, and brake downe the ymages, and cut downe the groues, 2 Chronicles 14:4 and commaunded Iuda to seke the Lorde God of their fathers, and to do accordynge to the lawe and commaundement. 2 Chronicles 14:5 And he put awaye out all the cyties of Iuda the hylaultars and the ymages: and þe kyngdome was quyet before hym.
Having peace, he strengtheneth his kingdom with forts and armies.
2 Chronicles 14:6 And he buylte stronge cities in Iuda: because the land was in rest, and he had no warre in those yeares. For the Lorde had geuen hym rest. 2 Chronicles 14:7 Therfore he sayde to Iuda: let vs buyld these cityes, and make about them walles, towres, gates and barres, for the lande is yet in rest before vs, because we haue sought the Lorde oure God: we haue sought hym, and he hath geuen vs rest on euery side: & so they buylt and it prospered with them. 2 Chronicles 14:8 And Asa had an armye of men that bare shyldes and speares, out of Iuda, thre hundred thousand: and out of Beniamin that bare shyldes and drue bowes, two hundred & foure skore thousande, all these were valeaunt men.
Calling on God, he overthroweth Zerah, and spoileth the Ethiopians.
2 Chronicles 14:9 And there came out agaynst them Zarah the black morian with an hoost of ten hondred thousande, and thre hondred charrettes, and came as farre as Maresa. 2 Chronicles 14:10 And Asa went out before him, and they ioyned the battayll in the valey of Zephata besyde Maresa. 2 Chronicles 14:11 And Asa cryed vnto the Lorde hys God, & sayde: Lorde, it is no harde thinge with þu to helpe ether many, or them that haue no power: helpe vs therfore, O Lorde our God, for we trust to the, and in thy name we go agaynst thys multytude. Thou arte the Lorde oure God, and no man shall preuayle agaynst the. 2 Chronicles 14:12 So the Lorde smote the blacke mores before Asa and Iuda, & the blacke mores fled. 2 Chronicles 14:13 And Asa and the people that was with him, folowed after them vnto Gerar. And the blacke mores hoost was ouerthrowen, that there was none of them lefte, but were destroyed before the Lorde and before his host. And they caryed awaye a myghtye greate praye. 2 Chronicles 14:14 And they smote all the cyties rounde about Gerar. For the feare of þe Lorde came vpon them. And they spoyled all the cyties and there was exceadynge moche spoyle in them. 2 Chronicles 14:15 They smote also the tentes of catell, & caryed awaye plentye of shepe and camels, and returned to Ierusalem.