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The Catholic Study Bible A special version of the New American Bible, with a wealth of background information useful to Catholics.

Chapter 14

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Asa the Reformer. 1 v 1f: 2 Chr 33, 15; Ex 23, 24; 34, 13; 1 Kgs 15, 11f . Asa did what was good and pleasing to the LORD, his God, 2removing the heathen altars and the high places, breaking to pieces the sacred pillars, and cutting down the sacred poles. 3He commanded Judah to seek the LORD, the God of their fathers, and to observe the law and its commands. 4He removed the high places and incense stands from all the cities of Judah, and under him the kingdom had peace. 5He built fortified cities in Judah, for the land had peace and no war was waged against him during these years, because the LORD had given him peace. 6He said to Judah: “Let us build these cities and surround them with walls, towers, gates and bars. The land is still ours, for we have sought the LORD, our God; we sought him, and he has given us rest on every side.” So they built and prospered.

The Ethiopian Invasion. * 7Asa had an army of three hundred thousand shield- and lance-bearers from Judah, and two hundred and eighty thousand from Benjamin who carried bucklers and were archers, all of them valiant warriors. 8Zerah the Ethiopian moved against them with a force of one million men and three hundred chariots, and he came as far as Mareshah. w 2 Chr 16, 8 . 9Asa went out to meet him and set himself in battle array in the valley of Zephathah, near Mareshah. 10Asa called upon the LORD, his God, praying: “O LORD, there is none like you to help the powerless against the strong. Help us, O LORD, our God, for we rely on you, and in your name we have come against this multitude. You are the LORD, our God; let no man prevail against you.” x 2 Chr 32, 8 . 11And so the LORD defeated the Ethiopians before Asa and Judah, and they fled. y Pss 20, 7f; 60, 11f . 12Asa and those with him pursued them as far as Gerar, and the Ethiopians fell until there were no survivors, for they were crushed before the LORD and his army, which carried away enormous spoils. 13Then the Judahites conquered all the cities around Gerar, for the fear of the LORD was upon them; they despoiled all the cities, for there was much booty in them. 14They attacked also the tents of the cattle-herders and carried off a great number of sheep and camels. Then they returned to Jerusalem.

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v: 1f: 2 Chr 33, 15; Ex 23, 24; 34, 13; 1 Kgs 15, 11f .

w: 2 Chr 16, 8 .

x: 2 Chr 32, 8 .

y: Pss 20, 7f; 60, 11f .

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