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2nd Chronicles chapter 14

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War between Yehudah and Yisrael

(1 Kings 15:7-8)


So Aviyah slept with avotav, 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.

14:2(14:1) And Asa did [that which was] good and right in the eyes of YHWH (יהוה) Elohav:

14:3(14:2) For he took away the altars of the strange [gods], and the high places, and brake down the images, and cut down the groves:

14:4(14:3) And commanded Yehudah to seek YHWH (יהוה) Elohim (אלהים) Avotei, and l'asah (do) ha Torah ve ha mitzvah.

14:5(14:4) Also he took away out of all the cities of Yehudah the high places and the images: and the malkut was quiet before him.

14:6(14:5) And he built fenced cities in Yehudah: for the land had rest, and he had no war in those years; because YHWH (יהוה) had given him rest.

14:7(14:6) Therefore he said unto Yehudah, Let us build these cities, and make about [them] walls, and towers, gates, and bars, [while] the land [is] yet before us; because we have sought YHWH (יהוה) Eloheinu, we have sought [him], and he hath given us rest on every side. So they built and prospered.

14:8(14:7) And Asa had an army [of men] that bare targets and spears, out of Yehudah three hundred thousand; and out of Benyamin, that bare shields and drew bows, two hundred and 80,000: all these [were] mighty men of valour.

14:9(14:8) And there came out against them Zerach ha Kushi with an host of a thousand thousand, and three hundred chariots; and came unto Mareshah.

14:10(14:9) Then Asa went out against him, and they set the battle in array in the valley of Tzefatah at Mareshah.

14:11(14:10) And Asa cried unto YHWH (יהוה) Elohav, and said, YHWH (יהוה), [it is] nothing with Thee to help, whether with many, or with them that have no power: help us, O YHWH (יהוה) Eloheinu; for we rest on thee, and in Thy Name we go against this multitude. O YHWH (יהוה), thou [art] Eloheinu; let not man prevail against thee.

14:12(14:11) So YHWH (יהוה) smote the Kushim before Asa, and before Yehudah; and the Kushim fled.

14:13(14:12) And Asa and the people that [were] with him pursued them unto Gerar: and the Kushim were overthrown, that they could not recover themselves; for they were destroyed before YHWH (יהוה), and before his host; and they carried away very much spoil.

14:14(14:13) And they smote all the cities round about Gerar; for the fear of YHWH (יהוה) came upon them: and they spoiled all the cities; for there was exceeding much spoil in them.

14:15(14:14) They smote also the tents of cattle, and carried away sheep and camels in abundance, and returned to Yerushalayim.

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