2 Chronicles 14:10
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New International Version
Asa went out to meet him, and they took up battle positions in the Valley of Zephathah near Mareshah.

New Living Translation
so Asa deployed his armies for battle in the valley north of Mareshah.

English Standard Version
And Asa went out to meet him, and they drew up their lines of battle in the Valley of Zephathah at Mareshah.

New American Standard Bible
So Asa went out to meet him, and they drew up in battle formation in the valley of Zephathah at Mareshah.

King James Bible
Then Asa went out against him, and they set the battle in array in the valley of Zephathah at Mareshah.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
So Asa marched out against him and lined up in battle formation in the Valley of Zephathah at Mareshah.

International Standard Version
Asa went out to engage him in battle, and they drew up their battle lines at Mareshah in the Zephathah Valley.

NET Bible
and Asa went out to oppose him. They deployed for battle in the Valley of Zephathah near Mareshah.

New Heart English Bible
Then Asa went out to meet him, and they set the battle in array in the valley of Zephathah at Mareshah.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Asa went to confront him, and the two armies set up their battle lines in the Zephathah Valley at Mareshah.

JPS Tanakh 1917
Then Asa went out to meet him, and they set the battle in array in the valley of Zephath at Mareshah.

New American Standard 1977
So Asa went out to meet him, and they drew up in battle formation in the valley of Zephathah at Mareshah.

Jubilee Bible 2000
Then Asa went out against him, and they ordered the battle in the valley of Zephathah at Mareshah.

King James 2000 Bible
Then Asa went out against him, and they set the battle in array in the valley of Zephathah at Mareshah.

American King James Version
Then Asa went out against him, and they set the battle in array in the valley of Zephathah at Mareshah.

American Standard Version
Then Asa went out to meet him, and they set the battle in array in the valley of Zephathah at Mareshah.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And Asa went out to meet him, and set his army in array for battle in the vale of Sephata, which is near Maresa:

Darby Bible Translation
And Asa went out against him, and they set the battle in array in the valley of Zephathah near Mareshah.

English Revised Version
Then Asa went out to meet him, and they set the battle in array in the valley of Zephathah at Mareshah.

Webster's Bible Translation
Then Asa went out against him, and they set the battle in array in the valley of Zephathath at Mareshah.

World English Bible
Then Asa went out to meet him, and they set the battle in array in the valley of Zephathah at Mareshah.

Young's Literal Translation
and Asa goeth out before him, and they set battle in array in the valley of Zephathah at Mareshah.
Study Bible
Asa Succeeds Abijah in Judah
9Now Zerah the Ethiopian came out against them with an army of a million men and 300 chariots, and he came to Mareshah. 10So Asa went out to meet him, and they drew up in battle formation in the valley of Zephathah at Mareshah. 11Then Asa called 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, for 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."…
Cross References
2 Chronicles 14:9
Now Zerah the Ethiopian came out against them with an army of a million men and 300 chariots, and he came to Mareshah.

2 Chronicles 14:11
Then Asa called 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, for 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."
Treasury of Scripture

Then Asa went out against him, and they set the battle in array in the valley of Zephathah at Mareshah.

Zephathah

Joshua 19:4 And Eltolad, and Bethul, and Hormah,

Judges 1:17 And Judah went with Simeon his brother, and they slew the Canaanites …

Zephath

(10) Then.--And.

Against him.--Before him (1Chronicles 12:17; 1Chronicles 14:8).

In the valley of Zephathah at Mareshah.--This valley is not identified. The LXX. reads: ?? ?? ??????? ???? ?????? ???????, "in the ravine north of Mareshah." This would involve a change of one letter in the present Hebrew. [aphnah "northward," for 'phathah.] Syriac and Arabic, "in the wady of Mareshah."

Verse 10. - The valley of Zephathah at Mareshah. "At" some translate "belonging to," some more suitably to the exact connection "near." The Hebrew here for" valley" is גֵיא. It can scarcely designate necessarily a "ravine." It is a valley in the sense of being a low, fiat region, in which springs of water "broke out." From Numbers 21:20, the first occasion of its occurrence, to Zechariah 14:5 it is found fifty-six times, and is always rendered (Authorized Version) "valley;" it is the word used in the celebrated passages, "Though I walk through the valley" etc. (Psalm 23:4); and "Every valley shall be exalted" (Isaiah 40:4). The Septuagint, however, do not render it uniformly; but though they render it generally φάραξ, they also have ναπή κοίλας αὐλών, and in some cases the simple word γῆ, as e.g. ἐν γῇ (γε) Ἑννόμ, (2 Chronicles 28:3; 2 Chronicles 33:6), which, nevertheless, elsewhere they describe as φάραξ Ἑννόμ (Joshua 15:8). The full explanation may probably be that the word is used for the valley that narrowed up to a ravine-like pass, or gorge, or that opened out into one of the wide wadies of the country; but see Stanley's 'Sinai and Palestine,' Appendix, pp. 482, 483, new edit., 1866. It is supposed that Zephathah is not mentioned elsewhere, but see the Zephath of Judges 1:17; and comp. Numbers 21:3: 1 Samuel 30:30, which Keil and Bertheau think conclusively to be not the same. Then Asa went out against him,.... Notwithstanding he brought so great an army with him:

and they set the battle in array in the valley of Zephathah at Mareshah; where the Ethiopians were; he did not stay till they got further into his country, but marched against them when on the frontiers of it, and chose the valley to pitch in, as being more to the advantage of his smaller army; see Judges 1:17. 10. Then Asa went out against him, and they set the battle in array … at Mareshah—one of the towns which Rehoboam fortified (2Ch 11:8), near a great southern pass in the low country of Judah (Jos 15:44). The engagement between the armies took place in a plain near the town, called "the valley of Zephathah," supposed to be the broad way coming down Beit Jibrin towards Tell Es-Safren [Robinson].14:1-15 Asa's piety, He strengthens his kingdom. - Asa aimed at pleasing God, and studied to approve himself to him. Happy those that walk by this rule, not to do that which is right in their own eyes, or in the eye of the world, but which is so in God's sight. We find by experience that it is good to seek the Lord; it gives us rest; while we pursue the world, we meet with nothing but vexation. Asa consulted with his people how to make a good use of the peace they enjoyed; and concluded with them that they must not be idle, nor secure. A formidable army of Ethiopians invaded Asa's kingdom. This evil came upon them, that their faith in God might be tried. Asa's prayer is short, but it is the real language of faith and expectation from God. When we go forth in God's name, we cannot but prosper, and all things work together for the good of those whom he favours.
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