Now in the eighteenthyear of kingJeroboam began Abijah to reign over Judah.2
He reignedthreeyears in Jerusalem. His mother'sname also was Michaiah the daughter of Uriel of Gibeah. And there was war between Abijah and Jeroboam.3
And Abijahset the battle in array with an army of valiant men of war, even fourhundredthousandchosenmen:Jeroboam also set the battle in array against him with eighthundredthousandchosenmen, being mighty men of valour.4
And Abijah stood up upon mountZemaraim, which is in mountEphraim, and said , Hear me, thou Jeroboam, and all Israel;5
Ought ye not to know that the LORDGod of Israelgave 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 vainmen, the children of Belial, and have strengthened themselves against Rehoboam the son of Solomon, when Rehoboam was young and tenderhearted , and could not withstandthem.8
And now ye think to withstand the kingdomof the LORD in the hand of the sons of David; and ye be a greatmultitude, and there are with you goldencalves, which Jeroboammade you for gods.