14 When Judah turned around, behold, [a]they were attacked both from front and rear; so (A)they cried out to the Lord, and the priests blew the trumpets. 15 Then the men of Judah raised a war cry, and when the men of Judah raised the war cry, God [b](B)defeated Jeroboam and all Israel before Abijah and Judah. 16 When the sons of Israel fled from Judah, (C)God handed them over to them. 17 Abijah and his people defeated them with a great slaughter, so that five hundred thousand chosen men of Israel fell slain. 18 The sons of Israel were subdued at that time, and the sons of Judah [c]conquered (D)because they trusted in the Lord, the God of their fathers. 19 Abijah pursued Jeroboam and captured from him several cities, Bethel with its villages, Jeshanah with its villages, and [d]Ephron with its villages.

Death of Jeroboam

20 Jeroboam did not again recover strength in the days of Abijah; and the (E)Lord struck him and (F)he died.

21 But Abijah became powerful, and he took fourteen wives for himself, and fathered twenty-two sons and sixteen daughters. 22 Now the rest of the acts of Abijah, and his ways and his words are written in (G)the [e]treatise of (H)Iddo the prophet.

Read full chapter

Footnotes

  1. 2 Chronicles 13:14 Lit the battle was in front and behind them
  2. 2 Chronicles 13:15 Lit struck
  3. 2 Chronicles 13:18 Lit were strong
  4. 2 Chronicles 13:19 Another reading is Ephrain
  5. 2 Chronicles 13:22 Heb midrash