2 Chronicles 14:15
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New International Version
They also attacked the camps of the herders and carried off droves of sheep and goats and camels. Then they returned to Jerusalem.

New Living Translation
They also attacked the camps of herdsmen and captured many sheep, goats, and camels before finally returning to Jerusalem.

English Standard Version
And they struck down the tents of those who had livestock and carried away sheep in abundance and camels. Then they returned to Jerusalem.

New American Standard Bible
They also struck down those who owned livestock, and they carried away large numbers of sheep and camels. Then they returned to Jerusalem.

King James Bible
They smote also the tents of cattle, and carried away sheep and camels in abundance, and returned to Jerusalem.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
They also attacked the tents of the herdsmen and captured many sheep and camels. Then they returned to Jerusalem.

International Standard Version
They also attacked the tents of those who owned livestock and carried off lots of sheep and camels. Then they returned to Jerusalem.

NET Bible
They also attacked the tents of the herdsmen in charge of the livestock. They carried off many sheep and camels and then returned to Jerusalem.

New Heart English Bible
They struck also the tents of livestock, and carried away sheep in abundance, and camels, and returned to Jerusalem.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
It also attacked those who were letting their cattle graze and captured many sheep and camels. Then it returned to Jerusalem.

JPS Tanakh 1917
They smote also the tents of cattle, and carried away sheep in abundance and camels, and returned to Jerusalem.

New American Standard 1977
They also struck down those who owned livestock, and they carried away large numbers of sheep and camels. Then they returned to Jerusalem.

Jubilee Bible 2000
They smote also the booths of livestock and carried away sheep and camels in abundance and returned to Jerusalem.

King James 2000 Bible
They struck also the enclosures of cattle, and carried away sheep and camels in abundance, and returned to Jerusalem.

American King James Version
They smote also the tents of cattle, and carried away sheep and camels in abundance, and returned to Jerusalem.

American Standard Version
They smote also the tents of cattle, and carried away sheep in abundance, and camels, and returned to Jerusalem.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And they destroyed the sheepcotes, and took an infinite number of cattle, and of camels: and returned to Jerusalem.

Darby Bible Translation
They smote also the tents of cattle, and carried away sheep and camels in abundance, and returned to Jerusalem.

English Revised Version
They smote also the tents of cattle, and carried away sheep in abundance and camels, and returned to Jerusalem.

Webster's Bible Translation
They smote also the tents of cattle, and carried away sheep and camels in abundance, and returned to Jerusalem.

World English Bible
They struck also the tents of livestock, and carried away sheep in abundance, and camels, and returned to Jerusalem.

Young's Literal Translation
and also tents of cattle they have smitten, and they capture sheep in abundance, and camels, and turn back to Jerusalem.
Study Bible
Asa Succeeds Abijah in Judah
14They destroyed all the cities around Gerar, for the dread of the LORD had fallen on them; and they despoiled all the cities, for there was much plunder in them. 15They also struck down those who owned livestock, and they carried away large numbers of sheep and camels. Then they returned to Jerusalem.
Cross References
2 Chronicles 14:14
They destroyed all the cities around Gerar, for the dread of the LORD had fallen on them; and they despoiled all the cities, for there was much plunder in them.

2 Chronicles 15:1
Now the Spirit of God came on Azariah the son of Oded,
Treasury of Scripture

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 And these written by name came in the days of Hezekiah king of Judah, …

carried away

Numbers 31:9,30-47 And the children of Israel took all the women of Midian captives, …

1 Samuel 30:20 And David took all the flocks and the herds, which they drove before …

1 Chronicles 5:21 And they took away their cattle; of their camels fifty thousand, …

(15) They smote also the tents of cattle.--And cattle tents (or encampments), also they smote, i.e., hordes of nomad Bedawin whom they encountered in the desert about Gerar. (Comp. 1Chronicles 4:41, "smote their tents.")

Sheep and camels in abundance.--Sheep in abundance, and camels. The LXX. adds, ??? ???? ???????????, apparently as the name of a tribe. Syriac and Arabic render, "And the tents of the Arabs."

Verse 15. - The tents of cattle. This word "tents" (אָהֲלֵי, construct state) is used just 325 times, and this is the only time it is spoken of as the place of cattle; there are, however, four passages looking the same way (Genesis 13:5; Judges 6:5; 2 Kings 7:7; Jeremiah 49:29). It is the word used for the tabernacle of the wilderness many times, and many times for the place of abode that has highest associations (Psalm 15:1; Psalm 118:15), and of the usual abodes of people (2 Chronicles 10:16). The use of the word here, though unique, will occasion no surprise, considering the camping of the vast invading army. Camels in abundance. The mention of this spoil reminds us both where we are, on desert border (1 Samuel 27:7-10; 1 Samuel 30:16, 17), and what was the personality or nationality within some latitude of choice of the invaders. Returned to Jerusalem. The expression awakens inevitably, though inaptly, a reminiscence of Scripture language in strangest contrast - the climax in a description also, but of a victory infinitely vaster and grander and for ever (Luke 24:52; Acts 1:12). This return of "Asa and the people that were with him" to Jerusalem dated the commencement of a period of comparative internal peace and reform for the kingdom of Judah, that lasted twenty-one years, and yet more of exemption from Egyptian attack, that lasted about three hundred and thirty years (B.C. circ. 940-609). It was a doubtful benefit, but Judah and Egypt came to be found in alliance against Assyria (2 Kings 17:3-6; 2 Kings 18:20, 21, 24; Isaiah 30:2; Hosea 7:11). The 'Speaker's Commentary' points out the interesting fact that this was one of the only two occasions known of the Jews meeting in open field either Egypt or Assyria (the other occasion being the unfortunate one of Josiah against Necho, 2 Chronicles 35:30), and adds, "Shishak, Sennacherib, Esarhaddon, Nebuchadnezzar, Alexander, and Ptolemy I., were either unopposed or only opposed from behind wails."



They smote also the tents of cattle,.... The people that dwelt in tents for the sake of the pasturage of their cattle; the Scenite Arabs, so called from dwelling in tents:

and carried away sheep; which those Arabs were feeding in Palestine, and which this great army brought with them for their support:

and camels in abundance; which is another circumstance proving them to be Arabs, who abounded with camels:

and returned to Jerusalem; with their spoil, and with great joy. 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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