2 Chronicles 13:1-6 (New International Version)

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Abijah King of Judah

13:1-2,22-14:1pp -- 1Ki 15:1-2,6-8

1 In the eighteenth year of the reign of Jeroboam, Abijah became king of Judah, 2 and he reigned in Jerusalem three years. His mother's name was Maacah,a1 a daughterb of Uriel of Gibeah. There was war between Abijah2 and Jeroboam.3 3 Abijah went into battle with a force of four hundred thousand able fighting men, and Jeroboam drew up a battle line against him with eight hundred thousand able troops. 4 Abijah stood on Mount Zemaraim,4 in the hill country of Ephraim, and said, "Jeroboam and all Israel,5 listen to me! 5 Don't you know that the LORD, the God of Israel, has given the kingship of Israel to David and his descendants forever6 by a covenant of salt?7 6 Yet Jeroboam son of Nebat, an official of Solomon son of David, rebelled8 against his master.
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