1 Asa did what Yahweh his God regards as good and right.
1Chr 3:10 1Kgs 2:10 1Kgs 14:31 1Kgs 15:8-24 2Chr 9:31 Matt 1:7-8
2 He abolished the foreign altars and the high places, broke the pillars, cut down the sacred poles,
1Kgs 15:11 1Kgs 15:14 2Chr 31:20 Luke 1:75
3 and urged Judah to seek Yahweh, God of their ancestors, and to observe the law and commandment.
Deut 7:5 Exod 34:13 1Kgs 15:12-14 2Kgs 23:14 2Chr 15:17 1Kgs 11:7-8 1Kgs 14:22-24
4 Because he abolished the high places and incense altars through the towns of Judah, the kingdom under him was undisturbed.
1Sam 3:13 2Chr 11:16 2Chr 29:21 2Chr 29:27 2Chr 29:30 2Chr 30:12 2Chr 30:19
5 He rebuilt the fortified towns of Judah, since the country was at peace and free of war during those years, because Yahweh had granted him peace.
2Chr 34:4 2Chr 34:7
6 'Let us rebuild these towns,' he told Judah, 'let us surround them with wall and tower, with gate and bar while the country is still ours, for we have sought Yahweh our God and he has sought us and given us peace all around.' They built and prospered.
2Chr 15:15 1Chr 22:9 2Chr 11:5-12 Job 34:29 1Kgs 5:4 2Chr 8:2-6 Josh 23:1
7 Asa had an army of three hundred thousand men of Judah armed with shields and spears and two hundred and eighty thousand men of Benjamin armed with shields and bows, all of them outstanding soldiers.
2Chr 14:6 1Chr 28:9 1Pet 3:12 2Chr 8:5 2Chr 14:4 2Chr 32:5 Acts 9:31
8 Zerah the Cushite took the field against them with an army a million strong and three hundred chariots, and penetrated to Mareshah.
2Chr 13:3 2Chr 11:1 2Chr 17:14-19 2Chr 25:5
9 Asa took the field against him and the battle-lines were drawn up in the Valley of Zephathah, at Mareshah.
2Chr 16:8 2Chr 11:8 2Chr 12:2-3 Josh 15:44 2Kgs 19:9 Ezek 30:5 Isa 8:9-10
10 Asa then called on Yahweh his God and said, 'Yahweh, numbers and strength make no difference to you when you give your help. Help us, Yahweh our God, for, relying on you, we are confronting this horde in your name. Yahweh, you are our God. Human strength cannot prevail against you!'
Josh 19:4 Judg 1:17
11 Yahweh routed the Cushites before Asa and Judah. The Cushites fled,
2Cor 12:9-10 2Chr 13:14 2Chr 13:18 Ps 20:7 1Chr 5:20 Exod 14:10 1Sam 14:6
12 and Asa pursued them with his army as far as Gerar. So many of the Cushites fell that they were unable to survive. They were cut to pieces by Yahweh and his army. They carried off a great deal of booty,
2Chr 13:15 1Cor 9:26 1Cor 15:57 2Chr 20:22 Deut 28:7 Deut 32:39 Exod 14:25
13 they destroyed all the towns round Gerar -- for a panic from Yahweh had seized the towns -- and plundered all the towns since they were full of loot.
Gen 10:19 Gen 20:1 Gen 26:1 1Chr 12:22 1Sam 25:28 2Chr 14:14 2Thess 1:9
14 They also routed the cattle-owners and carried off great numbers of sheep and camels; then they returned to Jerusalem.
2Chr 17:10 Gen 35:5 2Chr 20:29 1Sam 14:15 2Chr 20:25 2Kgs 7:6-8 2Kgs 7:16