2 Cronica 14 Ang Pulong Sang Dios (HLGN)
14 Sang ulihi, napatay si Abia kag ginlubong sa Banwa ni David. Si Asa nga iya anak amo ang nagbulos sa iya bilang hari. Kag sang si Asa ang hari, may kalinong sa Juda sa sulod sang napulo ka tuig.
Ang Paghari ni Asa sa Juda
2 Matarong ang ginhimo ni Asa sa panulok sang Ginoo nga iya Dios. 3 Ginpaguba niya ang mga halaran para sa mga dios-dios kag ang mga simbahan sa mataas nga mga lugar. Ginpaguba man niya ang handumanan nga mga bato kag ginpautod ang mga hulohaligi nga simbolo sang diosa nga si Ashera. 4 Ginsugo niya ang katawhan sang Juda sa pagdangop sa Ginoo, ang Dios sang ila mga katigulangan, kag sa pagtuman sang iya mga kasuguan. 5 Ginpaguba niya ang mga simbahan sa mataas nga mga lugar kag ang mga halaran nga ginasunugan sang mga insenso sa tanan nga banwa sang Juda. Gani may kalinong ang ginharian sang Juda sang tion sang paghari ni Asa. 6 Kag samtang malinong, ginpabutangan ni Asa sang mga pader ang mga banwa sang Juda. Wala sing may nagpakig-away sa iya sa sina nga tion, kay ginhatagan siya sang Ginoo sang kalinong.
7 Nagsiling si Asa sa mga taga-Juda, “Pabakuron ta ini nga mga banwa paagi sa pagbutang sang mga pader sa palibot sini nga may mga tore, mga puwertahan kag mga trangka. Kita gihapon ang nagapanag-iya sang sini nga duta, tungod kay nagdangop kita sa Ginoo nga aton Dios. Kag ginhatagan niya kita sang kalinong sa aton mga kaaway sa palibot.” Gani ginpabakod nila ang mga banwa kag nagmainuswagon sila.
8 May 300,000 ka soldado si Asa nga mga taga-Juda, nga armado sang dalagko nga mga taming kag mga bangkaw. Kag may ara man siya sang 280,000 ka soldado nga taga-Benjamin, nga armado sang magagmay nga mga taming kag mga pana. Ini sila tanan mga maayo nga mga soldado.
9 Naglakat si Zera nga taga-Etiopia[a] upod ang madamo gid nga mga soldado kag 300 ka karwahe sa pagsalakay sa Juda. Nakaabot sila sa Maresha. 10 Naglakat man sila ni Asa sa pagpakig-away kay Zera. Nagplastar sila sa pulopatag sang Zefata malapit sa Maresha. 11 Dayon nagpangamuyo si Asa sa Ginoo nga iya Dios, “O Ginoo, wala na sing iban pa nga makabulig sa mga tawo nga wala sing ikasarang kontra sa mga gamhanan kundi ikaw lang. Buligi kami, O Ginoo nga amon Dios, kay nagasalig kami sa imo, kag sa imo ngalan nagkadto kami diri kontra sa sining madamo gid nga mga soldado. O Ginoo, ikaw ang amon Dios; indi pag-itugot nga magdaog ang tawo kontra sa imo.”
12 Gani ginpierdi sang Ginoo ang mga taga-Etiopia sa atubangan ni Asa kag sang mga taga-Juda. Nagpalalagyo ang mga taga-Etiopia, 13 kag ginlagas sila ni Asa kag sang iya mga soldado hasta sa Gerar. Madamo gid ang nagkalamatay sa mga taga-Etiopia sa bagay nga indi na sila makapakig-away pa. Ginpierdi sila sang Ginoo kag sang iya mga soldado. Madamo gid nga pagkabutang ang nakuha sang mga soldado sang Juda. 14 Nalaglag nila ang mga baryo sa palibot sang Gerar, tungod nga ang mga pumuluyo sini ginpahadlok sa Ginoo. Ginpanguha nila ang mga pagkabutang sang sini nga mga baryo tungod kay madamo gid ang ila mga pagkabutang. 15 Ginsalakay man nila ang mga kampo sang mga manugbantay sang mga kasapatan, kag ginpanguha ang madamo nga mga karnero kag mga kanding, kag mga kamelyo. Dayon nagbalik sila sa Jerusalem.
2 Chronicles 14 New International Version (NIV)
14 [a]And Abijah rested with his ancestors and was buried in the City of David. Asa his son succeeded him as king, and in his days the country was at peace for ten years.
Asa King of Judah
2 Asa did what was good and right in the eyes of the Lord his God. 3 He removed the foreign altars and the high places, smashed the sacred stones and cut down the Asherah poles.[b] 4 He commanded Judah to seek the Lord, the God of their ancestors, and to obey his laws and commands. 5 He removed the high places and incense altars in every town in Judah, and the kingdom was at peace under him. 6 He built up the fortified cities of Judah, since the land was at peace. No one was at war with him during those years, for the Lord gave him rest.
7 “Let us build up these towns,” he said to Judah, “and put walls around them, with towers, gates and bars. The land is still ours, because we have sought the Lord our God; we sought him and he has given us rest on every side.” So they built and prospered.
8 Asa had an army of three hundred thousand men from Judah, equipped with large shields and with spears, and two hundred and eighty thousand from Benjamin, armed with small shields and with bows. All these were brave fighting men.
9 Zerah the Cushite marched out against them with an army of thousands upon thousands and three hundred chariots, and came as far as Mareshah. 10 Asa went out to meet him, and they took up battle positions in the Valley of Zephathah near Mareshah.
11 Then Asa called to the Lord his God and said, “Lord, there is no one like you to help the powerless against the mighty. Help us, Lord our God, for we rely on you, and in your name we have come against this vast army. Lord, you are our God; do not let mere mortals prevail against you.”
12 The Lord struck down the Cushites before Asa and Judah. The Cushites fled, 13 and Asa and his army pursued them as far as Gerar. Such a great number of Cushites fell that they could not recover; they were crushed before the Lord and his forces. The men of Judah carried off a large amount of plunder. 14 They destroyed all the villages around Gerar, for the terror of the Lord had fallen on them. They looted all these villages, since there was much plunder there. 15 They also attacked the camps of the herders and carried off droves of sheep and goats and camels. Then they returned to Jerusalem.
2 Chronicles 14 King James Version (KJV)
14 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.
2 And Asa did that which was good and right in the eyes of the Lord his God:
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:
4 And commanded Judah to seek the Lord God of their fathers, and to do the law and the commandment.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
10 Then Asa went out against him, and they set the battle in array in the valley of Zephathah at Mareshah.
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 no man prevail against thee.
12 So the Lord smote the Ethiopians before Asa, and before Judah; and the Ethiopians fled.
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.
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.
15 They smote also the tents of cattle, and carried away sheep and camels in abundance, and returned to Jerusalem.
2 Chronicles 14 New King James Version (NKJV)
Asa Reigns over Judah
14 So Abijah rested with his fathers, and they buried him in the City of David. Then Asa his son reigned in his place. In his days the land was quiet for ten years.
Asa Reigns in Judah
2 Asa did what was good and right in the eyes of the Lord his God, 3 for he removed the altars of the foreign gods and the [a]high places, and broke down the sacred pillars and cut down the wooden images. 4 He commanded Judah to seek the Lord God of their fathers, and to observe the law and the commandment. 5 He also removed the [b]high places and the incense altars from all the cities of Judah, and the kingdom was quiet under him. 6 And he built fortified cities in Judah, for the land had rest; he had no war in those years, because the Lord had given him rest. 7 Therefore he said to Judah, “Let us build these cities and make walls around them, 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 has given us rest on every side.” So they built and prospered. 8 And Asa had an army of three hundred thousand from Judah who carried [c]shields and spears, and from Benjamin two hundred and eighty thousand men who carried shields and drew bows; all these were mighty men of valor.
9 Then Zerah the Ethiopian came out against them with an army of a million men and three hundred chariots, and he came to Mareshah. 10 So Asa went out against him, and they set the troops in battle array in the Valley of Zephathah at Mareshah. 11 And Asa cried out to the Lord his God, and said, “Lord, it is nothing for You to help, whether with many or with those who have no power; help us, O Lord our God, for we rest on You, and in Your name we go against this multitude. O Lord, You are our God; do not let man prevail against You!”
12 So the Lord struck the Ethiopians before Asa and Judah, and the Ethiopians fled. 13 And Asa and the people who were with him pursued them to Gerar. So the Ethiopians were overthrown, and they could not recover, for they were broken before the Lord and His army. And they carried away very much [d]spoil. 14 Then they defeated all the cities around Gerar, for the fear of the Lord came upon them; and they plundered all the cities, for there was exceedingly much [e]spoil in them. 15 They also [f]attacked the livestock enclosures, and carried off sheep and camels in abundance, and returned to Jerusalem.