So AbijahH29 sleptH7901 with his fathers,H1 and they buriedH6912 him in the cityH5892 of David:H1732 and AsaH609 his sonH1121 reignedH4427 in his stead.H8478 In his daysH3117 the landH776 was quietH8252 tenH6235 years.H8141
And AsaH609 didH6213 that which was goodH2896 and rightH3477 in the eyesH5869 of the LORDH3068 his God:H430
For he tookH5493 awayH5493 the altarsH4196 of the strangeH5236 gods, and the highH1116 places, and brokeH7665 down the images,H4676 and cutH1438 down the groves:H842
And commandedH559 JudahH3063 to seekH1875 the LORDH3068 GodH430 of their fathers,H1 and to doH6213 the lawH8451 and the commandment.H4687
Also he tookH5493 awayH5493 out of allH3605 the citiesH5892 of JudahH3063 the highH1116 places and the images: and the kingdomH4467 was quietH8252 beforeH6440 him.
And he builtH1129 fencedH4694 citiesH5892 in Judah:H3063 for the landH776 had rest,H8252 and he had noH369 warH4421 in thoseH428 years;H8141 becauseH3588 the LORDH3068 had given him rest.H5117
Therefore he saidH559 to Judah,H3063 Let us buildH1129 theseH428 cities,H5892 and make aboutH5437 them walls,H2346 and towers,H4026 gates,H1817 and bars,H1280 while the landH776 is yetH5750 beforeH6440 us; becauseH3588 we have soughtH1875 the LORDH3068 our God,H430 we have soughtH1875 him, and he has given us restH5117 on everyH5437 side.H5439 So they builtH1129 and prospered.H6743
And AsaH609 hadH1961 an armyH2428 of men that boreH5375 targetsH6793 and spears,H7420 out of JudahH3063 threeH7969 hundredH3967 thousand;H7239 H505 and out of Benjamin,H1144 that boreH5375 shieldsH4043 and drewH1869 bows,H7198 two hundredH3967 and fourscoreH8084 thousand:H7239 H505 allH3605 theseH428 were mightyH1368 men of valor.H2428
And there cameH3318 out againstH413 them ZerahH2226 the EthiopianH3569 with an hostH2428 of a thousandH505 thousand,H505 and threeH7969 hundredH3967 chariots;H4818 and cameH935 to Mareshah.H4762
Then AsaH609 wentH3318 out againstH6440 him, and they set the battleH4421 in arrayH6186 in the valleyH1516 of ZephathahH6859 at Mareshah.H4762
And AsaH609 criedH7121 to the LORDH3068 his God,H430 and said,H559 LORD,H3068 it is nothingH369 with you to help,H5826 whetherH996 with many,H7227 or with them that have noH369 power:H3581 helpH5826 us, O LORDH3068 our God;H430 for we restH8172 onH5921 you, and in your nameH8034 we goH935 againstH5921 thisH2088 multitude.H1995 O LORD,H3068 you are our God;H430 let no manH582 prevailH6113 againstH5973 you.
So the LORDH3068 smoteH5062 the EthiopiansH3569 beforeH6440 Asa,H609 and beforeH6440 Judah;H3063 and the EthiopiansH3569 fled.H5127
And AsaH609 and the peopleH5971 that were with him pursuedH7291 them to Gerar:H1642 and the EthiopiansH3569 were overthrown,H5307 that they could not recoverH4241 themselves;H1992 for they were destroyedH7665 beforeH6440 the LORD,H3068 and beforeH6440 his host;H4264 and they carriedH5375 away veryH3966 muchH7235 spoil.H7998
And they smoteH5221 allH3605 the citiesH5892 roundH5439 about Gerar;H1642 for the fearH6343 of the LORDH3068 cameH1961 on them: and they spoiledH962 allH3605 the cities;H5892 for there was exceedingH7235 muchH7235 spoilH961 in them.
They smoteH5221 alsoH1571 the tentsH168 of cattle,H929 and carriedH7617 awayH7617 sheepH6629 and camelsH1581 in abundance,H7230 and returnedH7725 to Jerusalem.H3389