2 Chronicles 14:10
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New International Version
Asa went out to meet him, and they took up battle positions in the Valley of Zephathah near Mareshah.

King James Bible
Then Asa went out against him, and they set the battle in array in the valley of Zephathah at Mareshah.

Darby Bible Translation
And Asa went out against him, and they set the battle in array in the valley of Zephathah near Mareshah.

World English Bible
Then Asa went out to meet him, and they set the battle in array in the valley of Zephathah at Mareshah.

Young's Literal Translation
and Asa goeth out before him, and they set battle in array in the valley of Zephathah at Mareshah.

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Clarke's Commentary on the Bible

Zerah the Ethiopian - Probably of that Ethiopia which lay on the south of Egypt, near to Libya, and therefore the Libyans are joined with them, 2 Chronicles 16:8.

A thousand thousand - If this people had come from any great distance, they could not have had forage for such an immense army.

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

Zephathah

Joshua 19:4 And Eltolad, and Bethul, and Hormah,

Judges 1:17 And Judah went with Simeon his brother, and they slew the Canaanites that inhabited Zephath, and utterly destroyed it...

Zephath

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Asa's Prayer
'And Asa cried unto the Lord his God, and said, Lord, it is nothing with Thee to help, whether with many, or with them that have no power: help us, O Lord our God; for we rest on Thee, and in Thy Name we go against this multitude. O Lord, Thou art our God; let not man prevail against Thee.'--2 CHRON. xiv. 11. This King Asa, Rehoboam's grandson, had had a long reign of peace, which the writer of the Book of Chronicles traces to the fact that he had rooted out idolatry from Judah, 'The land had rest,
Alexander Maclaren—Expositions of Holy Scripture

National Apostasy
From the time of Jeroboam's death to Elijah's appearance before Ahab the people of Israel suffered a steady spiritual decline. Ruled by men who did not fear Jehovah and who encouraged strange forms of worship, the larger number of the people rapidly lost sight of their duty to serve the living God and adopted many of the practices of idolatry. Nadab, the son of Jeroboam, occupied the throne of Israel for only a few months. His career of evil was suddenly stopped by a conspiracy headed by Baasha,
Ellen Gould White—The Story of Prophets and Kings

Cross References
2 Chronicles 14:9
Zerah the Cushite marched out against them with an army of thousands upon thousands and three hundred chariots, and came as far as Mareshah.

2 Chronicles 14:11
Then Asa called to the LORD his God and said, "LORD, there is no one like you to help the powerless against the mighty. Help us, LORD our God, for we rely on you, and in your name we have come against this vast army. LORD, you are our God; do not let mere mortals prevail against you."

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