2 1Asa did good and right in the sight of the Lord his God,
5 He also removed the high places and the aincense altars from all the cities of Judah. And the kingdom was undisturbed under him.
7 For he said to Judah, “aLet us build these cities and surround them with walls and towers, gates and bars. The land is still 1ours because we have sought the Lord our God; we have sought Him, and He has given us rest on every side.” So they built and prospered.
8 Now Asa had an army of a300,000 from Judah, bearing large shields and spears, and 280,000 from Benjamin, bearing shields and wielding bows; all of them were valiant warriors.
10 So Asa went out 1to meet him, and they drew up in battle formation in the valley of Zephathah at Mareshah.
11 Then Asa acalled to the Lord his God and said, “Lord, there is no one besides You to help in the battle between the powerful and those who have no strength; so help us, O Lord our God, bfor we trust in You, and in Your name have come against this multitude. O Lord, You are our God; let not man prevail against You.”
13 Asa and the people who were with him pursued them as far as aGerar; and so many Ethiopians fell that 1they could not recover, for they were shattered before the Lord and before His army. And they carried away very much plunder.
15 They also struck down 1those who owned livestock, and they carried away large numbers of sheep and camels. Then they returned to Jerusalem.
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