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2 Chronicles 13:19

19 Abijah pursued Jeroboam and took from him the towns of Bethel, Jeshanah and Ephron, with their surrounding villages.

2 Chronicles 13:19 in Other Translations

KJV
19 And Abijah pursued after Jeroboam, and took cities from him, Bethel with the towns thereof, and Jeshanah with the towns thereof, and Ephrain with the towns thereof.
ESV
19 And Abijah pursued Jeroboam and took cities from him, Bethel with its villages and Jeshanah with its villages and Ephron with its villages.
NLT
19 Abijah and his army pursued Jeroboam’s troops and captured some of his towns, including Bethel, Jeshanah, and Ephron, along with their surrounding villages.
MSG
19 Abijah followed up his victory by pursuing Jeroboam, taking the towns of Bethel, Jeshanah, and Ephron with their surrounding villages.
CSB
19 Abijah pursued Jeroboam and captured [some] cities from him: Bethel and its villages, Jeshanah and its villages, and Ephron and its villages.

2 Chronicles 13:19 Meaning and Commentary

2 Chronicles 13:19

And Abijah pursued after Jeroboam
As he and his army fled:

and took cities from him;
the following ones:

Bethel with the towns thereof;
the villages adjoining to it; here one of the calves was set up, which either Jeroboam took care to remove before this place fell into the hands of Abijah, or Abijah let it remain, and did not destroy it:

and Jeshanah with the towns thereof;
which Reland F24 thinks is the same that is called by Jerom F25 Jethaba:

and Ephraim with the towns thereof;
a city so called, thought to be the same that is mentioned in the passage, (See Gill on John 11:54); it is here called, in the Targum, Ephron; so Jerom F26 calls it, and says it was Sichem.


FOOTNOTES:

F24 Palestin. Illustrat. p. 861.
F25 De loc. Heb. fol. 92. L.
F26 Trad. Heb. fol. 85. A.

2 Chronicles 13:19 In-Context

17 Abijah and his troops inflicted heavy losses on them, so that there were five hundred thousand casualties among Israel’s able men.
18 The Israelites were subdued on that occasion, and the people of Judah were victorious because they relied on the LORD, the God of their ancestors.
19 Abijah pursued Jeroboam and took from him the towns of Bethel, Jeshanah and Ephron, with their surrounding villages.
20 Jeroboam did not regain power during the time of Abijah. And the LORD struck him down and he died.
21 But Abijah grew in strength. He married fourteen wives and had twenty-two sons and sixteen daughters.