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2 Chronicles 13

NCV 1 Abijah became the king of Judah during the eighteenth year Jeroboam was king of Israel. NIV 1 In the eighteenth year of the reign of Jeroboam, Abijah became king of Judah, NCV 2 Abijah ruled in Jerusalem for three years. His mother was Maacah daughter of Uriel from the town of Gibeah. And there was war 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. NCV 3 Abijah led an army of four hundred thousand capable soldiers into battle, and Jeroboam prepared to fight him with eight hundred thousand capable soldiers. 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. NCV 4 Abijah stood on Mount Zemaraim in the mountains of Ephraim and said, "Jeroboam and all Israel, listen to me! NIV 4 Abijah stood on Mount Zemaraim, in the hill country of Ephraim, and said, “Jeroboam and all Israel, listen to me! NCV 5 You should know that the Lord, the God of Israel, gave David and his sons the right to rule Israel forever by an agreement of salt. 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? NCV 6 But Jeroboam son of Nebat, one of the officers of Solomon, David's son, turned against his master. NIV 6 Yet Jeroboam son of Nebat, an official of Solomon son of David, rebelled against his master. NCV 7 Then worthless, evil men joined Jeroboam against Rehoboam, Solomon's son. He was young and didn't know what to do, so he could not stop 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. NCV 8 "Now you people are making plans against the Lord's kingdom, which belongs to David's sons. There are many of you, and you have the gold calves Jeroboam made for you as 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. NCV 9 You have thrown out the Levites and the Lord's priests, Aaron's sons. You have chosen your own priests as people in other countries do. Anyone who comes with a young bull and seven male sheep can become a priest of idols that are not gods. 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. NCV 10 "But as for us, the Lord is our God; we have not left him. The priests who serve the Lord are Aaron's sons, and the Levites help 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. NCV 11 They offer burnt offerings and sweet-smelling incense to the Lord every morning and evening. They put the bread on the special table in the Temple. And they light the lamps on the gold lampstand every evening. We obey the command of the Lord our God, but you have left 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. NCV 12 God himself is with us as our ruler. His priests blow the trumpet to call us to war against you. Men of Israel, don't fight against the Lord, the God of your ancestors, because you won't succeed." 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.” NCV 13 But Jeroboam had sent some troops to sneak behind Judah's army. So while Jeroboam was in front of Judah's army, Jeroboam's soldiers were behind them. 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. NCV 14 When the soldiers of Judah turned around, they saw Jeroboam's army attacking both in front and back. So they cried out to the Lord, 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 NCV 15 Then the men of Judah gave a battle cry. When they shouted, God caused Jeroboam and the army of Israel to run away from Abijah and the army of Judah. 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. NCV 16 When the army of Israel ran away from the men of Judah, God handed them over to Judah. NIV 16 The Israelites fled before Judah, and God delivered them into their hands. NCV 17 Abijah's army struck Israel so that five hundred thousand of Israel's best men 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. NCV 18 So at that time the people of Israel were defeated. And the people of Judah won, because they depended 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. NCV 19 Abijah's army chased Jeroboam's army and captured from him the towns of Bethel, Jeshanah, and Ephron, and the small villages near them. NIV 19 Abijah pursued Jeroboam and took from him the towns of Bethel, Jeshanah and Ephron, with their surrounding villages. NCV 20 Jeroboam never became strong again while Abijah was alive. The Lord struck Jeroboam, and he died. NIV 20 Jeroboam did not regain power during the time of Abijah. And the LORD struck him down and he died. NCV 21 But Abijah became strong. He married fourteen women and was the father of 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. NCV 22 Everything else Abijah did -- what he said and what he did -- is recorded in the writings of the prophet Iddo. 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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