Zerah attacks Asa
8 Asa had an army of 300,000 men from Judah. They carried big shields and spears. And he had 280,000 men from Benjamin's tribe who carried small shields and bows to shoot arrows with. All these were brave men who could fight well.
9 Zerah from Ethiopia marched out to fight them with a big army and 300 chariots. He had a million soldiers in his army. He reached Mareshah. 10 Asa went out to fight Zerah. They prepared for the fight in the valley called Zephathah near Mareshah.