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The Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

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1Asa succeeding, destroys idolatry.
6Having peace, he strengthens his kingdom with forts and armies.
9Calling on God, he overthrows Zerah, and spoils the Ethiopians.
 
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Chapter 14

Verse 1
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.


A. M. 3049. B.C. 955. slept
9:31; 1 Kings 2:10; 14:31
Asa
1 Kings 15:8-24; 1 Chronicles 3:10; Matthew 1:7,8

Verse 2
And Asa did that which was good and right in the eyes of the LORD his God:
A. M. 3063-3073. B.C. 941-931. good and right
31:20; 1 Kings 15:11,14; Luke 1:75

Verse 3
For he took away the altars of the strange gods, and the high places, and brake down the images, and cut down the groves:
For he took
Deuteronomy 7:5; 1 Kings 11:7,8; 14:22-24
the high places
15:17; Leviticus 26:30; 1 Kings 15:12-14
brake
34:4; Exodus 34:13; Deuteronomy 7:5,25
images
Heb. statue.
2 Kings 23:14; *marg:
cut down
Judges 6:25-28; 1 Kings 11:7; 2 Kings 18:4; 23:6,14

Verse 4
And commanded Judah to seek the LORD God of their fathers, and to do the law and the commandment.
commanded
29:21,27,30; 30:12; 33:16; 34:32,33; Genesis 18:19; Joshua 24:15; 1 Samuel 3:13; Ezra 10:7-12; Nehemiah 13:9,19-22; Psalms 101:2-8
seek
11:16; 30:19; Isaiah 55:6,7; Amos 5:4
to do
Nehemiah 10:29-39; Psalms 119:10

Verse 5
Also he took away out of all the cities of Judah the high places and the images: and the kingdom was quiet before him.
images
Heb. sun-images.
34:4; *marg:

Verse 6
And he built fenced cities in Judah: for the land had rest, and he had no war in those years; because the LORD had given him rest.
And he built
8:2-6; 11:5-12
for the land
Judges 3:11,30; 5:31; 1 Kings 5:4; 1 Chronicles 22:9
the Lord
15:15; Joshua 23:1; Job 34:29; Psalms 46:9

Verse 7
Therefore he said unto Judah, 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 the LORD our God, we have sought him, and he hath given us rest on every side. So they built and prospered.
Therefore
32:5; Acts 9:31
while the land
John 9:4; 12:35,36; Hebrews 3:13-15
we have sought
4; 1 Chronicles 28:9; Psalms 105:3,4; Jeremiah 29:12-14; 1 Peter 3:12
and he hath given
6; Joshua 23:1; Matthew 11:28,29

Verse 8
And Asa had an army of men that bare targets and spears, out of Judah three hundred thousand; and out of Benjamin, that bare shields and drew bows, two hundred and fourscore thousand: all these were mighty men of valour.
out of Judah
11:1; 13:3; 17:14-19; 25:5

Verse 9
And there came out against them Zerah the Ethiopian with an host of a thousand thousand, and three hundred chariots; and came unto Mareshah.
A. M. 3063. B.C. 941. Zerah
12:2,3; 16:8; 2 Kings 19:9; Isaiah 8:9,10; Ezekiel 30:5; Revelation 16:14
Mareshah
Joshua 15:44; Micah 1:15

Verse 10
Then Asa went out against him, and they set the battle in array in the valley of Zephathah at Mareshah.
Zephathah
Joshua 19:4; Judges 1:17
Zephath

Verse 11
And Asa cried unto the LORD his God, and said, LORD, it is nothing with thee to help, whether with many, or with them that have no power: help us, O LORD our God; for we rest on thee, and in thy name we go against this multitude. O LORD, thou art our God; let not man prevail against thee.
cried unto
13:14; 18:31; 32:20; Exodus 14:10; 1 Chronicles 5:20; Psalms 18:6; 22:5; 34:6; 50:15; Psalms 91:15; 120:1; Acts 2:21
nothing
Leviticus 26:8; Deuteronomy 32:30; Judges 7:7; 1 Samuel 14:6; 1 Kings 20:27-30; Amos 5:9; 2 Corinthians 12:9,10
them that
20:12; Deuteronomy 32:36; Isaiah 40:29-31
rest on thee
32:8; 1 Samuel 17:35,36; Psalms 37:5; Proverbs 18:10; Isaiah 26:3,4; 41:10-14; John 14:1,27; Romans 8:31
in thy name
13:12,18; 1 Samuel 17:45,46; Psalms 20:5,7; Isaiah 26:13; Acts 3:16
man
or, mortal man.
Deuteronomy 32:27; Joshua 7:8,9; 1 Samuel 2:9; Psalms 9:19; 79:9,10; Isaiah 2:22; Jeremiah 1:19; Zechariah 2:8; Matthew 16:18; Acts 9:4

Verse 12
So the LORD smote the Ethiopians before Asa, and before Judah; and the Ethiopians fled.
13:15; 20:22; Exodus 14:25; Deuteronomy 28:7; 32:39; Joshua 10:10; Psalms 60:12; Psalms 136:17,18; 1 Corinthians 9:26; 15:57

Verse 13
And Asa and the people that were with him pursued them unto Gerar: and the Ethiopians were overthrown, that they could not recover themselves; for they were destroyed before the LORD, and before his host; and they carried away very much spoil.
Gerar
14; Genesis 10:1,19; 20:1; 26:1
destroyed
Heb. broken. before the Lord.
Job 6:9; 9:4; 2 Thessalonians 1:9
his host
Joshua 5:14; 1 Samuel 25:28; 1 Chronicles 12:22; Psalms 108:11

Verse 14
And they smote all the cities round about Gerar; for the fear of the LORD came upon them: and they spoiled all the cities; for there was exceeding much spoil in them.
the fear
17:10; 20:29; Genesis 35:5; Deuteronomy 2:25; Joshua 2:9-11,24; 5:1; 1 Samuel 14:15; 2 Kings 7:6; Job 15:21; Psalms 48:5,6; Isaiah 31:9
exceeding
20:25; Judges 14:19; 2 Kings 7:7,8,16; Psalms 68:12; Isaiah 33:23; Romans 8:37

Verse 15
They smote also the tents of cattle, and carried away sheep and camels in abundance, and returned to Jerusalem.
the tents of cattle
1 Chronicles 4:41
carried away
Numbers 31:9,30-47; 1 Samuel 30:20; 1 Chronicles 5:21


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Bibliography Information
Torrey, R. A. "Commentary on 2 Chronicles 14". "The Treasury of Scripture Knowledge". <http://classic.studylight.org/com/tsk/view.cgi?book=2ch&chapter=014>.  

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