14:11 Asa prayed 1 to the Lord his God: “O Lord, there is no one but you who can help the weak when they are vastly outnumbered. 2 Help us, O Lord our God, for we rely on you and have marched on your behalf against this huge army. 3 O Lord our God, don’t let men prevail against you!” 4 14:12 The Lord struck down the Cushites before Asa and Judah. The Cushites fled, 14:13 and Asa and his army chased them as far as Gerar. The Cushites were wiped out; 5 they were shattered before the Lord and his army. The men of Judah 6 carried off a huge amount of plunder. 14:14 They defeated all the cities surrounding Gerar, for the Lord caused them to panic. 7 The men of Judah 8 looted all the cities, for they contained a huge amount of goods. 9 14:15 They also attacked the tents of the herdsmen in charge of the livestock. 10 They carried off many sheep and camels and then returned to Jerusalem. 11
1 tn Heb “called out.”
2 tn Heb “there is not with you to help between many with regard to [the one] without strength.”
3 tn Heb “and in your name we have come against this multitude.”
4 tn Heb “let not man retain [strength] with you.”
5 tn Heb “and there fell from the Cushites so that there was not to them preservation of life.”
6 tn Heb “they”; the referent (the men of Judah) has been specified in the translation for clarity.
7 tn Heb “for the terror of the
8 tn Heb “they”; the referent (the men of Judah) has been specified in the translation for clarity.
9 tn Heb “for great plunder was in them.”
10 tn Heb “and also they struck down the tents of the livestock.”