2 Chronicles 13:14

14 And when Judah looked, behold, the battle was in front of and behind them. 1And they cried to the LORD, and the priests 2blew the trumpets.

2 Chronicles 13:14 Meaning and Commentary

2 Chronicles 13:14

And when Judah looked back
On hearing a noise behind them:

behold, the battle was before and behind;
men were set in battle array, and the battle was begun, and an attack made upon them both ways:

and they cried unto the Lord;
for help against their enemies, and to deliver them out of their hands:

and the priests sounded with the trumpets;
to inspire them with cheerfulness, and to suggest to them that God was with them and they need not be afraid.

2 Chronicles 13:14 In-Context

12 Behold, God is with us at our head, and his priests with their battle trumpets to sound the call to battle against you. O sons of Israel, do not fight against the LORD, the God of your fathers, for you cannot succeed."
13 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.
14 And when Judah looked, behold, the battle was in front of and behind them. And they cried to the LORD, and the priests blew the trumpets.
15 Then the men of Judah raised the battle shout. And when the men of Judah shouted, God defeated Jeroboam and all Israel before Abijah and Judah.
16 The men of Israel fled before Judah, and God gave them into their hand.

Cross References 2

  • 1. 2 Chronicles 14:11
  • 2. [See ver. 12 above]