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The piety of Asa, ver. 1 - 5.
His policy, ver. 6 - 8.
His victory over the Ethiopians, ver. 9 - 15.
1: Quiet - There was no open war, but there were private hostilities
between his and Baasha's subjects.
6: The land had rest - Those have rest indeed, to whom God gives
rest; peace indeed, to whom Christ gives peace. We find by experience,
it is good to seek the Lord. While we pursue the world, we meet with
nothing but vexation.
7: Before us - In our power.
9: Ethiopian - Or, the Arabian, as the Hebrew word Cush
is commonly used: these being much nearer to Asa than the Ethiopians.
11: Let not man prevail - If he prevails against us, he prevails,
as it were, against thee; because thou art our God. And we rest on
thee, and go forth in thy name, which thou hast encouraged us to do.
12: Smote - With terror, and an unaccountable consternation.
14: Smote the cities - because they had joined, with Zerah in