2 Chronicles 13:13

13 Now Jeroboam had sent troops around to the rear, so that while he was in front of Judah the ambush was behind them.

Read 2 Chronicles 13:13 Using Other Translations

But Jeroboam caused an ambushment to come about behind them: so they were before Judah, and the ambushment was behind them.
Jeroboam had sent an ambush around to come upon them from behind. Thus his troops were in front of Judah, and the ambush was behind them.
Meanwhile, Jeroboam had secretly sent part of his army around behind the men of Judah to ambush them.

What does 2 Chronicles 13:13 mean?

John Gill's Exposition of the Bible
2 Chronicles 13:13

But Jeroboam caused an ambushment to come about behind them,
&c.] While Abijah was making his oration, he detached a party from his army, which got about, and lay in ambush, behind the army of Abijah:

so they were before Judah;
Jeroboam and the greater part of his army:

and the ambushment was behind them;
which Jeroboam had sent thither.

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