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2 CHRONICLES Chapter 13


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Abijah reigns in Judah He defeats Jeroboam and the armies of Israel JEHOVAH struck Jeroboam, and he died.

 
1 Now in the eighteenth year of king Jeroboam
began Abijah to reign over Judah.

2 He reigned three years in Jerusalem.
His mother's name also was Michaiah the daughter of Uriel of Gibeah.
And there was war between Abijah and Jeroboam.

3 And Abijah set the battle in array
with an army of valiant men of war,
even four hundred thousand chosen men:
Jeroboam also set the battle in array against him
with eight hundred thousand chosen men,
being mighty men of valour.

 
4 And Abijah stood up upon mount Zemaraim,
which is in mount Ephraim,
and said, Hear me, thou Jeroboam, and all Israel;

5 Ought ye not to know that JEHOVAH God of Israel
gave the kingdom over Israel to David for ever,
even to him and to his sons by a covenant of salt?

6 Yet Jeroboam the son of Nebat,
the servant of Solomon the son of David,
is risen up, and hath rebelled against his lord.

7 And there are gathered unto him vain men,
the children of Belial, and have strengthened themselves
against Rehoboam the son of Solomon,
when Rehoboam was young and tenderhearted,
and could not withstand them.

8 And now ye think to withstand
the kingdom of JEHOVAH
in the hand of the sons of David;
and ye be a great multitude,
and there are with you golden calves,
which Jeroboam made you for gods.

9 Have ye not cast out the priests of JEHOVAH,
the sons of Aaron, and the Levites,
and have made you priests after the manner
of the nations of other lands?
so that whosoever cometh to consecrate himself
with a young bbullock and seven rams,
the same may be a priest of them that are no gods.

10 But as for us, JEHOVAH is our God,
and we have not forsaken him;
and the priests, which minister unto JEHOVAH,
are the sons of Aaron, and the Levites wait upon their business:

11 And they burn unto JEHOVAH
every morning and every evening
burnt sacrifices and sweet incense:
the shewbread also set they in order upon the pure table;
and the candlestick of gold with the lamps thereof,
to burn every evening:
for we keep the charge of JEHOVAH our God;
but ye have forsaken him.

12 And, behold, God himself is with us for our captain,
and his priests with sounding trumpets to cry alarm against you.
O children of Israel,
fight ye not against JEHOVAH God of your fathers;
for ye shall not prosper.

 
13 But Jeroboam caused an ambushment to come about behind them:
so they were before Judah, and the ambushment was behind them.

14 And when Judah looked back,
behold, the battle was before and behind:
and they cried unto JEHOVAH,
and the priests sounded with the trumpets.

15 Then the men of Judah gave a shout:
and as the men of Judah shouted,
it came to pass,
that God smote Jeroboam and all Israel
before Abijah and Judah.

16 And the children of Israel fled before Judah:
and God delivered them into their hand.

17 And Abijah and his people slew them with a great slaughter:
so there fell down slain of Israel five hundred thousand chosen men.

18 Thus the children of Israel were brought under at that time,
and the children of Judah prevailed,
because they relied upon JEHOVAH God of their fathers.

19 And Abijah pursued after Jeroboam,
and took cities from him,
Beth-el with the towns thereof,
and Jeshanah with the towns thereof,
and Ephrain with the towns thereof.

20 Neither did Jeroboam recover strength again in the days of Abijah:
and JEHOVAH struck him, and he died.

 
21 But Abijah waxed mighty, and married fourteen wives,
and begat twenty and two sons, and sixteen daughters.

22 And the rest of the acts of Abijah, and his ways, and his sayings,
are written in the story of the prophet Iddo.