2 Chronicles 14
Asa succeeding destroyeth idolatry.
2 Chronicles 14:1 And when Abiah was layd to slepe wyth his fathers, they buryed hym in the citie of Dauid, and Asa his sonne raygned in his steade. In whose dayes the lande was quyet ten yeare. 2 Chronicles 14:2 And Asa did that was good and right in the eyes of the Lord his God, 2 Chronicles 14:3 & toke away the aulters of straungers and the hylaulters, & brake the ymages & cut doune the groues, 2 Chronicles 14:4 and commaunded Iuda to seke the Lorde God of their fathers, & to do accordyng to the lawe and commaundement. 2 Chronicles 14:5 And he put away oute of all the cyties of Iuda, the hylaulters and the ydolles: for the kyngedom was quiet before hym.
Having peace, he strengtheneth his kingdom with forts and armies.
2 Chronicles 14:6 And he buylt stronge cytyes in Iuda: because the lande was in rest, and he had no warre in those yeares. For the Lorde had geuen him reste. 2 Chronicles 14:7 And therfore he sayde to Iuda: let vs build these cyties, and compase them wyth walles and toures, gates, and barres, while we haue the lande quiet. For we haue sought the Lord oure God: & because we haue sought hym, he hath geuen vs reste on euery syde. And so they buylt and prospered. 2 Chronicles 14:8 And Asa had an Army that bare shylde and speare, out of Iuda thre hundred thousand, and out of Beniamin that bare shilde and drewe bowes two hundred and .lxxx. thousande, and were all stronge men.
Calling on God, he overthroweth Zerah, and spoileth the Ethiopians.
2 Chronicles 14:9 And there came oute agaynst them Zarah the Morian wyth an Hoste of ten hundred thousande, and thre hundred charettes, and came as ferre of Maresa. 2 Chronicles 14:10 And Asa went out to him. And they put in araye to battel in the valeye of Zephatah beside Maresa. 2 Chronicles 14:11 And Asa cryed vnto the Lorde his God and sayd: lord it is all one wyth the to helpe them that haue no power, with few or with many: helpe vs O Lorde oure God, for we truste to the, & in thine name be come agaynst thys multitude. Thou arte the Lorde oure God, let not man preuayle agaynst the. 2 Chronicles 14:12 And the Lord smote the blacke Mores before Asa & Iuda, þt they fled. 2 Chronicles 14:13 And Asa & the people that was with hym, folowed after them as ferre as Gerar. And the blacke Mores were ouerthrowen, that there bode none alyue of them, but were destroyed of the lord, and of the Hoste. And they caryed awaye a myghty greate pray. 2 Chronicles 14:14 And they smote all the cities rounde aboute Gerar. For the feare of the Lorde came vpon them. And they robbed all the cities, for there was exceadyng muche to be robbed in them. 2 Chronicles 14:15 And therto they smote the tentes of cattel, and caryed awayed plentye of shepe and camelles, and returned to Ierusalem.