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13 and Asa and his troops pursued them as far as Gerar. So many of the Ethiopians[a] were killed that the army was unable to rally and fight.[b] They were overpowered by the Lord and his army, and the army took large amounts of loot. 14 Then they were able to destroy the cities in the area around Gerar, because the people there were terrified of the Lord. The army plundered all those cities and captured large amounts of loot. 15 They also attacked the camps of some shepherds, capturing large numbers of sheep and camels. Then they returned to Jerusalem.

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Footnotes

  1. 2 Chronicles 14:13 Hebrew Cushite(s): Cush is the ancient name of the extensive territory south of the First Cataract of the Nile River. This region was called Ethiopia in Graeco-Roman times, and included within its borders most of modern Sudan and some of present-day Ethiopia (Abyssinia).
  2. 2 Chronicles 14:13 So many of the Ethiopians … fight; or The Ethiopians were completely defeated; not one of them was left alive.

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