1tn Heb “went out before.”

2tn Heb “when you are with him.”

3tn Heb “he will allow himself to be found by you.”

4tn Heb “Many days.”

5tn Heb “and he allowed himself to be found by them.”

6tn Heb “times.”

7tn Heb “there was peace for the one going out or the one coming in.”

8tn Heb “for great confusion was upon all the inhabitants of the lands.”

9tn Heb “threw them into confusion with all distress.”

10tn Heb “and let not your hands drop.”

11tn Heb “for there is payment for your work.”

12tn Heb “strengthened himself.”

13tn Heb “the porch of the Lord.”

14tn Or “resident aliens.”

15tn Heb “had fallen upon him.”

16tn Or “In that day.”

17tn The Hebrew term צֹאן (tson) denotes smaller livestock in general; depending on context it can refer to sheep only or goats only, but their is nothing in the immediate context here to specify one or the other.

18tn Heb “entered into a covenant.”

19tn Heb “fathers.”

20tn Heb “whether small or great.”

21tn Heb “with a loud voice and with a shout and with trumpets and with horns.”

22tn Heb “and with all their desire they sought him and he allowed himself to be found by them.”

23tn Heb “and the Lord gave them rest all around.”

24tn Heb “mother,” but Hebrew often uses “father” and “mother” for grandparents and even more remote ancestors.

25tn The Hebrew term גְּבִירָה (g˙virah) can denote “queen” or “queen mother” depending on the context. Here the latter is indicated, since Maacah was the wife of Rehoboam and mother of Abijah.

26tn Heb “yet the heart of Asa was complete all his days.”

27tn Heb “and he brought the holy things of his father and his holy things [into] the house of God, silver, gold, and items.”