2 Chronicles 14:6
New International Version
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.

New Living Translation
During those peaceful years, he was able to build up the fortified towns throughout Judah. No one tried to make war against him at this time, for the LORD was giving him rest from his enemies.

English Standard Version
He built fortified cities in Judah, for the land had rest. He had no war in those years, for the LORD gave him peace.

Berean Study Bible
Because the land was at peace, Asa built fortified cities in Judah. In those days no one made war with him, because the LORD had given him rest.

King James Bible
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.

New King James Version
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.

New American Standard Bible
He built fortified cities in Judah, since the land was undisturbed, and there was no one at war with him during those years, because the LORD had given him rest.

NASB 1995
He built fortified cities in Judah, since the land was undisturbed, and there was no one at war with him during those years, because the LORD had given him rest.

NASB 1977
And he built fortified cities in Judah, since the land was undisturbed, and there was no one at war with him during those years, because the LORD had given him rest.

Amplified Bible
He built fortified cities in Judah, since the land was at rest, and there was no one at war with him in those years, because the LORD had given him rest.

Christian Standard Bible
Because the land experienced peace, Asa built fortified cities in Judah. No one made war with him in those days because the LORD gave him rest.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Because the land experienced peace, Asa built fortified cities in Judah. No one made war with him in those days because the LORD gave him rest.

American Standard Version
And he built fortified cities in Judah; for the land was quiet, and he had no war in those years, because Jehovah had given him rest.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
And he built fortress cities in the land of Yehuda, because the land was refreshed and there was no man that made war with them these years, because LORD JEHOVAH was giving it rest.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
fortified cities in the land of Juda; for the land was quiet, and he had no war in these years; for the Lord gave him rest.

Contemporary English Version
The LORD blessed Judah with peace while Asa was king, and so during that time, Asa fortified many of the towns.

Douay-Rheims Bible
He built also strong cities in Juda, for he was quiet, and there had no wars risen in his time, the Lord giving peace.

English Revised Version
And he built fenced cities in Judah: for the land was quiet, and he had no war in those years; because the LORD had given him rest.

Good News Translation
He built fortifications for the cities of Judah during this time, and for several years there was no war, because the LORD gave him peace.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
He built fortified cities in Judah because the land had peace. There was no war during those years because the LORD gave him a time of peace.

International Standard Version
Asa built fortified cities throughout Judah while the land lay undisturbed, because the LORD had given him peace so that no one went to war against him during those years.

JPS Tanakh 1917
And he built fortified cities in Judah; for the land was quiet, and he had no war in those years; because the LORD had given him rest.

Literal Standard Version
And he builds cities of bulwarks in Judah, for the land has quiet; and there is no war with him in these years, because YHWH has given rest to him.

NET Bible
He built fortified cities throughout Judah, for the land was at rest and there was no war during those years; the LORD gave him peace.

New Heart English Bible
He built fortified cities in Judah; for the land was quiet, and he had no war in those years, because the LORD had given him rest.

World English Bible
He built fortified cities in Judah; for the land was quiet, and he had no war in those years, because Yahweh had given him rest.

Young's Literal Translation
And he buildeth cities of bulwarks in Judah, for the land hath quiet, and there is no war with him in these years, because Jehovah hath given rest to him.

Additional Translations ...
Context
Asa Reigns in Judah
5He also removed the high places and incense altars from all the cities of Judah, and under him the kingdom was at peace. 6Because the land was at peace, Asa built fortified cities in Judah. In those days no one made war with him, because the LORD had given him rest. 7So he said to the people of Judah, “Let us build these cities and surround them with walls and towers, with doors and bars. The land is still ours 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.…

Cross References
2 Chronicles 11:5
Rehoboam continued to live in Jerusalem, and he built up cities for defense in Judah.

2 Chronicles 15:15
And all Judah rejoiced over the oath, for they had sworn it with all their heart. They had sought Him earnestly, and He was found by them. So the LORD gave them rest on every side.

2 Chronicles 20:30
Then Jehoshaphat's kingdom was at peace, for his God had given him rest on every side.


Treasury of Scripture

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.

And he built

2 Chronicles 8:2-6
That the cities which Huram had restored to Solomon, Solomon built them, and caused the children of Israel to dwell there…

2 Chronicles 11:5-12
And Rehoboam dwelt in Jerusalem, and built cities for defence in Judah…

for the land

Judges 3:11,30
And the land had rest forty years. And Othniel the son of Kenaz died…

Judges 5:31
So let all thine enemies perish, O LORD: but let them that love him be as the sun when he goeth forth in his might. And the land had rest forty years.

1 Kings 5:4
But now the LORD my God hath given me rest on every side, so that there is neither adversary nor evil occurrent.

the Lord

2 Chronicles 15:15
And all Judah rejoiced at the oath: for they had sworn with all their heart, and sought him with their whole desire; and he was found of them: and the LORD gave them rest round about.

Joshua 23:1
And it came to pass a long time after that the LORD had given rest unto Israel from all their enemies round about, that Joshua waxed old and stricken in age.

Job 34:29
When he giveth quietness, who then can make trouble? and when he hideth his face, who then can behold him? whether it be done against a nation, or against a man only:









(6) And he built fenced cities.--See 2Chronicles 11:5; 2Chronicles 12:4; and for the expression "had given him rest," 2Samuel 7:1.

Verse 6. - He built fenced cities in Judah. Though it is not said so here, it is very probable that Asa did again the work of Rehoboam (2 Chronicles 11:5-12) which Shishak had done so much to undo (2 Chronicles 12:4, 5, 8).

Parallel Commentaries ...


Hebrew
Because
כִּֽי־ (kî-)
Conjunction
Strong's 3588: A relative conjunction

the land
הָאָ֗רֶץ (hā·’ā·reṣ)
Article | Noun - feminine singular
Strong's 776: Earth, land

was at peace,
שָׁקְטָ֣ה (šā·qə·ṭāh)
Verb - Qal - Perfect - third person feminine singular
Strong's 8252: To be quiet or undisturbed

Asa built
וַיִּ֛בֶן (way·yi·ḇen)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - Consecutive imperfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's 1129: To build

fortified
מְצוּרָ֖ה (mə·ṣū·rāh)
Noun - feminine singular
Strong's 4694: A hemming in, a mound, a rampart, fortification

cities
עָרֵ֥י (‘ā·rê)
Noun - feminine plural construct
Strong's 5892: Excitement

in Judah.
בִּיהוּדָ֑ה (bî·hū·ḏāh)
Preposition-b | Noun - proper - masculine singular
Strong's 3063: Judah -- 'praised', a son of Jacob, also the southern kingdom, also four Israelites

In those
הָאֵ֔לֶּה (hā·’êl·leh)
Article | Pronoun - common plural
Strong's 428: These, those

days
בַּשָּׁנִ֣ים (baš·šā·nîm)
Preposition-b, Article | Noun - feminine plural
Strong's 8141: A year

no one
וְאֵין־ (wə·’ên-)
Conjunctive waw | Adverb
Strong's 369: A non-entity, a negative particle

made war
מִלְחָמָה֙ (mil·ḥā·māh)
Noun - feminine singular
Strong's 4421: A battle, war

with him,
עִמּ֤וֹ (‘im·mōw)
Preposition | third person masculine singular
Strong's 5973: With, equally with

because
כִּֽי־ (kî-)
Conjunction
Strong's 3588: A relative conjunction

the LORD
יְהוָ֖ה (Yah·weh)
Noun - proper - masculine singular
Strong's 3068: LORD -- the proper name of the God of Israel

gave him rest.
הֵנִ֥יחַ (hê·nî·aḥ)
Verb - Hifil - Perfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's 5117: To rest, settle down


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OT History: 2 Chronicles 14:6 He built fortified cities in Judah (2 Chron. 2Ch iiCh ii ch 2 chr 2chr)
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