2 Chronicles 14:10
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.

Berean Study Bible
So Asa marched out against him and lined up in battle formation in the Valley of Zephathah near Mareshah.

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

New King James Version
So Asa went out against him, and they set the troops in battle array 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.

NASB 1995
So Asa went out to meet him, and they drew up in battle formation in the valley of Zephathah at Mareshah.

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

Amplified Bible
Then Asa went out against him, and they drew up in battle formation in the Valley of Zephathah at Mareshah.

Christian Standard Bible
So Asa marched out against him and lined up in battle formation in Zephathah Valley 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.

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

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
And Asa went out against him and made war with him in the valley of Marasha.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
And Asa went out to meet him, and set the battle in array in the valley north of Maresa.

Contemporary English Version
Asa met him there, and the two armies prepared for battle in Zephathah Valley.

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:

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

Good News Translation
Asa went out to fight him, and both sides took up their positions at Zephathah Valley near 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.

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

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

Literal Standard Version
and Asa goes out before him, and they set in array [for] battle in the Valley of Zephathah at Mareshah.

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.

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.

Additional Translations ...
Context
Asa Reigns in Judah
9Then Zerah the Cushite came against them with an army of 1,000,000 men and 300 chariots, and they advanced as far as Mareshah. 10So Asa marched out against him and lined up in battle formation in the Valley of Zephathah near Mareshah. 11Then Asa cried out to the LORD his God: “O LORD, there is no one besides You to help the powerless against the mighty. Help us, O LORD our God, for we rely on You, and in Your name we have come against this multitude. O LORD, You are our God. Do not let a mere mortal prevail against You.”…

Cross References
2 Chronicles 14:9
Then Zerah the Cushite came against them with an army of 1,000,000 men and 300 chariots, and they advanced as far as Mareshah.

2 Chronicles 14:11
Then Asa cried out to the LORD his God: "O LORD, there is no one besides You to help the powerless against the mighty. Help us, O LORD our God, for we rely on You, and in Your name we have come against this multitude. O LORD, You are our God. Do not let a mere mortal 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 that inhabited Zephath, and utterly destroyed it. And the name of the city was called Hormah.

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. [?aphonah "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.

Parallel Commentaries ...


Hebrew
So Asa
אָסָ֖א (’ā·sā)
Noun - proper - masculine singular
Strong's 609: Asa -- perhaps 'healer', an Israelite name

marched out
וַיֵּצֵ֥א (way·yê·ṣê)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - Consecutive imperfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's 3318: To go, bring, out, direct and proxim

against
לְפָנָ֑יו (lə·p̄ā·nāw)
Preposition-l | Noun - common plural construct | third person masculine singular
Strong's 6440: The face

him and lined up
וַיַּֽעַרְכוּ֙ (way·ya·‘ar·ḵū)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - Consecutive imperfect - third person masculine plural
Strong's 6186: To set in a, row, arrange, put in order

in battle formation
מִלְחָמָ֔ה (mil·ḥā·māh)
Noun - feminine singular
Strong's 4421: A battle, war

in the Valley of Zephathah
בְּגֵ֥יא (bə·ḡê)
Preposition-b | Noun - proper - feminine singular
Strong's 1516: A valley

near Mareshah.
לְמָרֵשָֽׁה׃ (lə·mā·rê·šāh)
Preposition-l | Noun - proper - feminine singular
Strong's 4762: Mareshah -- a place in Judah, also two Israelites


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