The reign of Asa: his victory over the Ethiopians.
1 And Abia slept with his fathers, and they buried him in the city of David: and Asa his son reigned in his stead: in his days the land was quiet ten years.
Dormivit autem Abia cum patribus suis, et sepelierunt eum in civitate David : regnavitque Asa filius ejus pro eo, in cujus diebus quievit terra annis decem.
2 And Asa did that which was good and pleasing in the sight of his God, and he destroyed the altars of foreign worship, and the high places.
Fecit autem Asa quod bonum et placitum erat in conspectu Dei sui, et subvertit altaria peregrini cultus, et excelsa.
3 And broke the statues, and cut down the groves.
Et confregit statuas, lucosque succidit :
4 And he commanded Juda to seek the Lord the God of their fathers, and to do the law, and all the commandments.
et praecepit Judae ut quaereret Dominum Deum patrum suorum, et faceret legem, et universa mandata :
5 And he took away out of all the cities of Juda the altars, and temples, and reigned in peace.
et abstulit de cunctis urbibus Juda aras, et fana, et regnavit in pace.
6 He built also strong cities in Juda, for he was quiet, and there had no wars risen in his time, the Lord giving peace.
Aedificavit quoque urbes munitas in Juda, quia quietus erat, et nulla temporibus ejus bella surrexerant, pacem Domino largiente.
7 And he said to Juda: Let us build these cities, and compass them with walls, and fortify them with towers, and gates, and bars, while all is quiet from wars, because we have sought the Lord the God of our fathers, and he hath given us peace round about. So they built, and there was no hinderance in building.
Dixit autem Judae : Aedificemus civitates istas, et vallemus muris, et roboremus turribus, et portis, et seris, donec a bellis quieta sunt omnia, eo quod quaesierimus Dominum Deum patrum nostrorum, et dederit nobis pacem per gyrum. Aedificaverunt igitur, et nullum in exstruendo impedimentum fuit.
8 And Asa had in his army of men that bore shields and spears of Juda three hundred thousand, and of Benjamin that bore shields and drew bows, two hundred and eighty thousand, all these were most valiant men.
Habuit autem Asa in exercitu suo portantium scuta et hastas de Juda trecenta millia, de Benjamin vero scutariorum et sagittariorum ducenta octoginta millia : omnes isti viri fortissimi.
9 And Zara the Ethiopian came out against them with his army of ten hundred thousand men, and with three hundred chariots: and he came as far as Maresa.
Egressus est autem contra eos Zara Aethiops cum exercitu suo, decies centena millia, et curribus trecentis : et venit usque Maresa.
10 And Asa went out to meet him, and set his army in array for battle in the vale of Sephata, which is near Maresa:
Porro Asa perrexit obviam ei, et instruxit aciem ad bellum in valle Sephata, quae est juxta Maresa :
11 And he called upon the Lord God, and said: O Lord, there is no difference with thee, whether thou help with few, or with many: help us, O Lord our God: for with confidence in thee, and in thy name, we are come against this multitude. O Lord thou art our God, let not man prevail against thee.
et invocavit Dominum Deum, et ait : Domine, non est apud te ulla distantia, utrum in paucis auxilieris, an in pluribus. Adjuva nos, Domine Deus noster : in te enim, et in tuo nomine habentes fiduciam venimus contra hanc multitudinem. Domine, Deus noster tu es : non praevaleat contra te homo.
12 And the Lord terrified the Ethiopians before Asa and Juda: and the Ethiopians fled.
Exterruit itaque Dominus Aethiopes coram Asa et Juda : fugeruntque Aethiopes.
13 And Asa and the people that were with him pursued them to Gerara: and the Ethiopians fell even to utter destruction, for the Lord slew them, and his army fought against them, and they were destroyed. And they took abundance of spoils,
Et persecutus est eos Asa, et populus, qui cum eo erat, usque Gerara : et ruerunt Aethiopes usque ad internecionem, quia Domino caedente contriti sunt, et exercitu illius praeliante. Tulerunt ergo spolia multa,
14 And they took all the cities round about Gerara: for a great fear was come upon all men: and they pillaged the cities, and carried off much booty.
et percusserunt civitates omnes per circuitum Gerarae : grandis quippe cunctos terror invaserat : et diripuerunt urbes, et multam praedam asportaverunt.
15 And they destroyed the sheepcotes, and took an infinite number of cattle, and of camels: and returned to Jerusalem.
Sed et caulas ovium destruentes, tulerunt pecorum infinitam multitudinem, et camelorum : reversique sunt in Jerusalem.