2 Chronicles 13:20

20 Jeroboam did not regain power during the time of Abijah. And the LORD struck him down and he died.

Read 2 Chronicles 13:20 Using Other Translations

Neither did Jeroboam recover strength again in the days of Abijah: and the LORD struck him, and he died.
Jeroboam did not recover his power in the days of Abijah. And the LORD struck him down, and he died.
So Jeroboam of Israel never regained his power during Abijah’s lifetime, and finally the LORD struck him down and he died.

What does 2 Chronicles 13:20 mean?

John Gill's Exposition of the Bible
2 Chronicles 13:20

Neither did Jeroboam recover strength again in the days of
Abijah
So as to bring an army into the field against him, and fight him:

and the Lord struck him;
by some Jewish writers F1, this is interpreted of Abijah; and the reason of his being stricken, they say, was because he did not destroy the calf when he took Bethel; but it is best to understand it of Jeroboam, since Abijah is afterwards said to wax mighty:

and he died;
not immediately, for he lived two years after Abijah, ( 1 Kings 14:20 ) ( 15:9 ) , but continued under a lingering disease he was smitten with, and which issued in his death.


FOOTNOTES:

F1 Bereshit Rabba, sect. 65. fol. 58. 8. Seder Olam Rabba, c. 16.
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