Divrei Hayamim II 14

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Divrei Hayamim II (Book of 2 Chronicles), Chapter 14

'"`UNIQ--named-00000000-QINU`"'23 So 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 was quiet ten years.

'"`UNIQ--named-00000001-QINU`"'1 And Asa did that which was good and right in the eyes of HaShem his G-d;

'"`UNIQ--named-00000002-QINU`"'2 for he took away the strange altars, and the high places, and broke down the pillars, and hewed down the Asherim;

'"`UNIQ--named-00000003-QINU`"'3 and commanded Judah to seek HaShem, the G-d of their fathers, and to do the law and the commandment.

'"`UNIQ--named-00000004-QINU`"'4 Also he took away out of all the cities of Judah the high places and the sun-images; and the kingdom was quiet before him.

'"`UNIQ--named-00000005-QINU`"'5 And he built fortified cities in Judah; for the land was quiet, and he had no war in those years; because HaShem had given him rest.

'"`UNIQ--named-00000006-QINU`"'6 For he said unto Judah: 'Let us build these cities, and make about them walls, and towers, gates, and bars; the land is yet before us, because we have sought HaShem our G-d; we have sought Him, and He hath given us rest on every side.' So they built and prospered.

'"`UNIQ--named-00000007-QINU`"'7 And Asa had an army that bore bucklers and spears, out of Judah three hundred thousand; and out of Benjamin, that bore shields and drew bows, two hundred and fourscore thousand; all these were mighty men of valour.

'"`UNIQ--named-00000008-QINU`"'8 And there came out against them Zerah the Ethiopian with an army of a thousand thousand, and three hundred chariots; and he came unto Mareshah.

'"`UNIQ--named-00000009-QINU`"'9 Then Asa went out to meet him, and they set the battle in array in the valley of Zephath at Mareshah.

'"`UNIQ--named-0000000A-QINU`"'10 And Asa cried unto HaShem his G-d, and said: 'HaShem, there is none beside Thee to help, between the mighty and him that hath no strength; help us, O HaShem our G-d; for we rely on Thee, and in Thy name are we come against this multitude. Thou art HaShem our G-d; let not man prevail against Thee.'

'"`UNIQ--named-0000000B-QINU`"'11 So HaShem smote the Ethiopians before Asa, and before Judah; and the Ethiopians fled.

'"`UNIQ--named-0000000C-QINU`"'12 And Asa and the people that were with him pursued them unto Gerar; and there fell of the Ethiopians so that none remained alive; for they were shattered before HaShem, and before His host; and they carried away very much booty.

'"`UNIQ--named-0000000D-QINU`"'13 And they smote all the cities round about Gerar; for a terror from HaShem came upon them; and they spoiled all the cities; for there was much spoil in them.

'"`UNIQ--named-0000000E-QINU`"'14 They smote also the tents of cattle, and carried away sheep in abundance and camels, and returned to Jerusalem.

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