Abijah and his army defeated them with great slaughter; five hundred thousand picked men of Israel fell slain.
Thus the Israelites were subdued at that time, and the people of Judah prevailed, because they relied on the Lord, the God of their ancestors.
Abijah pursued Jeroboam, and took cities from him: Bethel with its villages and Jeshanah with its villages and Ephron a with its villages.
Jeroboam did not recover his power in the days of Abijah; the Lord struck him down, and he died.
But Abijah grew strong. He took fourteen wives, and became the father of twenty-two sons and sixteen daughters.
The rest of the acts of Abijah, his behavior and his deeds, are written in the story of the prophet Iddo.
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