Abijah and his people struck them with great force, so there fell slain of Israel 500,000 chosen men.
Thus the men of Israel were subdued at that time, and the men of Judah prevailed, 1because they relied on the LORD, the God of their fathers.
And Abijah pursued Jeroboam 2and took cities from him, Bethel with its villages and Jeshanah with its villages and 3Ephrona with its villages.
Jeroboam did not recover his power in the days of Abijah. 4And the LORD struck him down, 5and he died.
But Abijah grew mighty. And he took fourteen wives and had twenty-two sons and sixteen daughters.
The rest of the acts of Abijah, his ways and his sayings, are written in the 6story of the prophet 7Iddo.