And Asa did that which was
good and right in the eyes of the LORD his God:
For he took away the altars of the strange gods
, and the high places, and brake down the images, and cut down the groves:
And commanded Judah to seek the LORD God of their fathers, and to do the law and the commandment.
Also he took away out of all the cities of Judah the high places and the images: and the kingdom was quiet before him.
And he built fenced cities in Judah: for the land had rest, and he had no war in those years; because the LORD had given him rest.
Therefore he said unto Judah, Let us build these cities, and make about them
walls, and towers, gates, and bars, while
the land is
yet before us; because we have sought the LORD our God, we have sought him
, and he hath given us rest on every side. So they built and prospered.
And Asa had an army of men
that bare targets and spears, out of Judah three hundred thousand; and out of Benjamin, that bare shields and drew bows, two hundred and fourscore thousand: all these were
mighty men of valour.