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2 Chronicles 14:12

    2 Chronicles 14:12 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    So the LORD smote the Ethiopians before Asa, and before Judah; and the Ethiopians fled.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    So the LORD smote the Ethiopians before Asa, and before Judah; and the Ethiopians fled.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    So Jehovah smote the Ethiopians before Asa, and before Judah; and the Ethiopians fled.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    So the Lord sent fear on the Ethiopians before Asa and Judah; and the Ethiopians went in flight.

    Webster's Revision

    So Jehovah smote the Ethiopians before Asa, and before Judah; and the Ethiopians fled.

    World English Bible

    So Yahweh struck the Ethiopians before Asa, and before Judah; and the Ethiopians fled.

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    So the LORD smote the Ethiopians before Asa, and before Judah; and the Ethiopians fled.

    Barnes' Notes on 2 Chronicles 14:12

    The defeat of Zerah is one of the most remarkable events in the history of the Jews. On no other occasion did they meet in the field and overcome the forces of either of the two great monarchies between which they were placed. It was seldom that they ventured to resist, unless behind walls. Shishak, Sennacherib, Esarhaddon, Nebuchadnezzar, were either unopposed or only opposed in this way. On the one other occasion on which they took the field - under Josiah against Necho - their boldness issued in a most disastrous defeat 2 Chronicles 35:20-24. Now, however, under Asa, they appear to have gained a complete victory over Egypt. The results which followed were nicest striking. The Southern power could not rally from the blow, and, for above three centuries made no further effort in this direction. Assyria, growing in strength, finally, under Sargon and Sennacherib, penetrated to Egypt itself. All fear of Egypt as an aggressive power ceased; and the Israelites learned instead to lean upon the Pharaohs for support (2 Kings 17:4; 2 Kings 18:21; Isaiah 30:2-4, etc.). Friendly ties alone connected the two countries: and it was not until 609 B.C. that an Egyptian force again entered Palestine with a hostile intention.

    Wesley's Notes on 2 Chronicles 14:12

    14:12 Smote - With terror, and an unaccountable consternation.