Judah

Judah

 
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  • So Judah defeated Israel because they trusted in the LORD, the God of their ancestors. - 2 Chronicles 13:18


  • By contrast, Abijah of Judah grew more and more powerful. He married fourteen wives and had twenty-two sons and sixteen daughters. - 2 Chronicles 13:21


  • He commanded the people of Judah to seek the LORD, the God of their ancestors, and to obey his law and his commands. - 2 Chronicles 14:4


  • Asa also removed the pagan shrines, as well as the incense altars from every one of Judah's towns. So Asa's kingdom enjoyed a period of peace. - 2 Chronicles 14:5


  • During those peaceful years, he was able to build up the fortified cities throughout Judah. No one tried to make war against him at this time, for the LORD was giving him rest from his enemies. - 2 Chronicles 14:6


  • Asa told the people of Judah, "Let us build towns and fortify them with walls, towers, gates, and bars. The land is ours because we sought the LORD our God, and he has given us rest from our enemies." So they went ahead with these projects and brought them to completion. - 2 Chronicles 14:7


  • King Asa had an army of 300,000 warriors from the tribe of Judah, armed with large shields and spears. He also had an army of 280,000 warriors from the tribe of Benjamin, armed with small shields and bows. Both armies were composed of courageous fighting men. - 2 Chronicles 14:8


  • Once an Ethiopian* named Zerah attacked Judah with an army of a million men* and three hundred chariots. They advanced to the city of Mareshah,1 - 2 Chronicles 14:9


  • So the LORD defeated the Ethiopians* in the presence of Asa and the army of Judah, and the enemy fled.3 - 2 Chronicles 14:12


  • Asa and his army pursued them as far as Gerar, and so many Ethiopians fell that they were unable to rally. They were destroyed by the LORD and his army, and the army of Judah carried off vast quantities of plunder. - 2 Chronicles 14:13


  • and he went out to meet King Asa as he was returning from the battle. "Listen to me, Asa!" he shouted. "Listen, all you people of Judah and Benjamin! The LORD will stay with you as long as you stay with him! Whenever you seek him, you will find him. But if you abandon him, he will abandon you. - 2 Chronicles 15:2


  • And now, you men of Judah, be strong and courageous, for your work will be rewarded." - 2 Chronicles 15:7


  • When Asa heard this message from Azariah the prophet,* he took courage and removed all the idols in the land of Judah and Benjamin and in the towns he had captured in the hill country of Ephraim. And he repaired the altar of the LORD, which stood in front of the foyer of the LORD's Temple.1 - 2 Chronicles 15:8


  • Then Asa called together all the people of Judah and Benjamin, along with the people of Ephraim, Manasseh, and Simeon who had settled among them. Many had moved to Judah during Asa's reign when they saw that the LORD his God was with him. - 2 Chronicles 15:9


  • In the thirty-sixth year of Asa's reign, King Baasha of Israel invaded Judah and fortified Ramah in order to prevent anyone from entering or leaving King Asa's territory in Judah. - 2 Chronicles 16:1


  • Then King Asa called out all the men of Judah to carry away the building stones and timbers that Baasha had been using to fortify Ramah. Asa used these materials to fortify the towns of Geba and Mizpah. - 2 Chronicles 16:6


  • The rest of the events of Asa's reign, from beginning to end, are recorded in [The Book of the Kings of Judah and Israel.] - 2 Chronicles 16:11
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    New Living Translation Bible used with permission Tyndale House Publishers.

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