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2 Chronicles 13

GNT 1 In the eighteenth year of the reign of King Jeroboam of Israel, Abijah became king of Judah, NIV 1 In the eighteenth year of the reign of Jeroboam, Abijah became king of Judah, GNT 2 and he ruled three years in Jerusalem. His mother was Micaiah daughter of Uriel, from the city of Gibeah. War broke out between Abijah and Jeroboam. NIV 2 and he reigned in Jerusalem three years. His mother’s name was Maakah, a daughter of Uriel of Gibeah. There was war between Abijah and Jeroboam. GNT 3 Abijah raised an army of 400,000 soldiers, and Jeroboam opposed him with an army of 800,000. NIV 3 Abijah went into battle with an army of four hundred thousand able fighting men, and Jeroboam drew up a battle line against him with eight hundred thousand able troops. GNT 4 The armies met in the hill country of Ephraim. King Abijah went up Mount Zemaraim and called out to Jeroboam and the Israelites: "Listen to me!" he said. NIV 4 Abijah stood on Mount Zemaraim, in the hill country of Ephraim, and said, “Jeroboam and all Israel, listen to me! GNT 5 "Don't you know that the Lord, the God of Israel, made an unbreakable covenant with David, giving him and his descendants kingship over Israel forever? NIV 5 Don’t you know that the LORD, the God of Israel, has given the kingship of Israel to David and his descendants forever by a covenant of salt? GNT 6 Jeroboam son of Nebat rebelled against Solomon, his king. NIV 6 Yet Jeroboam son of Nebat, an official of Solomon son of David, rebelled against his master. GNT 7 Later he gathered together a group of worthless scoundrels, and they forced their will on Rehoboam son of Solomon, who was too young and inexperienced to resist them. NIV 7 Some worthless scoundrels gathered around him and opposed Rehoboam son of Solomon when he was young and indecisive and not strong enough to resist them. GNT 8 Now you propose to fight against the royal authority that the Lord gave to David's descendants. You have a huge army and have with you the gold bull-calves that Jeroboam made to be your gods. NIV 8 “And now you plan to resist the kingdom of the LORD, which is in the hands of David’s descendants. You are indeed a vast army and have with you the golden calves that Jeroboam made to be your gods. GNT 9 You drove out the Lord's priests, the descendants of Aaron, and you drove out the Levites. In their place you appointed priests in the same way that other nations do. Anybody who comes along with a bull or seven sheep can get himself consecrated as a priest of those so-called gods of yours. NIV 9 But didn’t you drive out the priests of the LORD, the sons of Aaron, and the Levites, and make priests of your own as the peoples of other lands do? Whoever comes to consecrate himself with a young bull and seven rams may become a priest of what are not gods. GNT 10 "But we still serve the Lord our God and have not abandoned him. Priests descended from Aaron perform their duties, and Levites assist them. NIV 10 “As for us, the LORD is our God, and we have not forsaken him. The priests who serve the LORD are sons of Aaron, and the Levites assist them. GNT 11 Every morning and every evening they offer him incense and animal sacrifices burned whole. They present the offerings of bread on a table that is ritually clean, and every evening they light the lamps on the gold lampstand. We do what the Lord has commanded, but you have abandoned him. NIV 11 Every morning and evening they present burnt offerings and fragrant incense to the LORD. They set out the bread on the ceremonially clean table and light the lamps on the gold lampstand every evening. We are observing the requirements of the LORD our God. But you have forsaken him. GNT 12 God himself is our leader and his priests are here with trumpets, ready to blow them and call us to battle against you. People of Israel, don't fight against the Lord, the God of your ancestors! You can't win!" NIV 12 God is with us; he is our leader. His priests with their trumpets will sound the battle cry against you. People of Israel, do not fight against the LORD, the God of your ancestors, for you will not succeed.” GNT 13 Meanwhile Jeroboam had sent some of his troops to ambush the Judean army from the rear, while the rest faced them from the front. NIV 13 Now Jeroboam had sent troops around to the rear, so that while he was in front of Judah the ambush was behind them. GNT 14 The Judeans looked around and saw that they were surrounded. They cried to the Lord for help, and the priests blew the trumpets. NIV 14 Judah turned and saw that they were being attacked at both front and rear. Then they cried out to the LORD. The priests blew their trumpets GNT 15 The Judeans gave a loud shout, and led by Abijah, they attacked; God defeated Jeroboam and the Israelite army. NIV 15 and the men of Judah raised the battle cry. At the sound of their battle cry, God routed Jeroboam and all Israel before Abijah and Judah. GNT 16 The Israelites fled from the Judeans, and God let the Judeans overpower them. NIV 16 The Israelites fled before Judah, and God delivered them into their hands. GNT 17 Abijah and his army dealt the Israelites a crushing defeat - half a million of Israel's best soldiers were killed. NIV 17 Abijah and his troops inflicted heavy losses on them, so that there were five hundred thousand casualties among Israel’s able men. GNT 18 And so the people of Judah were victorious over Israel, because they relied on the Lord, the God of their ancestors. NIV 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. GNT 19 Abijah pursued Jeroboam's army and occupied some of his cities: Bethel, Jeshanah, and Ephron, and the villages near each of these cities. NIV 19 Abijah pursued Jeroboam and took from him the towns of Bethel, Jeshanah and Ephron, with their surrounding villages. GNT 20 Jeroboam never regained his power during Abijah's reign. Finally the Lord struck him down, and he died. NIV 20 Jeroboam did not regain power during the time of Abijah. And the LORD struck him down and he died. GNT 21 Abijah, however, grew more powerful. He had fourteen wives and fathered twenty-two sons and sixteen daughters. NIV 21 But Abijah grew in strength. He married fourteen wives and had twenty-two sons and sixteen daughters. GNT 22 The rest of the history of Abijah, what he said and what he did, is written in [The History of Iddo the Prophet.] NIV 22 The other events of Abijah’s reign, what he did and what he said, are written in the annotations of the prophet Iddo.

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