Now in the eighteenthH6240 yearH8141 of kingH4428 JeroboamH3379 began AbijahH29 to reignH4427 overH5921 Judah.H3063
He reignedH4427 threeH7969 yearsH8141 in Jerusalem.H3389 His mother'sH517 nameH8034 also was MichaiahH4322 the daughterH1323 of UrielH222 of Gibeah.H1390 And there was warH4421 betweenH996 AbijahH29 and Jeroboam.H3379
And AbijahH29 setH631 the battleH4421 in arrayH631 with an armyH2428 of valiantH1368 men of war,H4421 even fourH702 hundredH3967 thousandH7239 H505 chosenH970 men:H376 JeroboamH3379 also set the battleH4421 in arrayH6186 againstH5973 him with eightH8083 hundredH3967 thousandH7239 H505 chosenH970 men,H376 being mightyH1368 men of valor.H2428
And AbijahH29 stoodH6965 up on mountH2022 Zemaraim,H6787 whichH834 is in mountH2022 Ephraim,H669 and said,H559 HearH8085 me, you Jeroboam,H3379 and allH3605 Israel;H3478
Ought you not to knowH3045 that the LORDH3068 GodH430 of IsraelH3478 gaveH5414 the kingdomH4467 overH5921 IsraelH3478 to DavidH1732 for ever,H5769 even to him and to his sonsH1121 by a covenantH1285 of salt?H4417
Yet JeroboamH3379 the sonH1121 of Nebat,H5028 the servantH5650 of SolomonH8010 the sonH1121 of David,H1732 is risenH6965 up, and has rebelledH4775 againstH5921 his lord.H113
And there are gatheredH6908 to him vainH7386 men,H582 the childrenH1121 of Belial,H1100 and have strengthenedH553 themselves againstH5921 RehoboamH7346 the sonH1121 of Solomon,H8010 when RehoboamH7346 was youngH5288 and tenderhearted,H7390 H3824 and could not withstandH2388 them.
And nowH6258 you thinkH559 to withstandH2388 the kingdomH4467 of the LORDH3068 in the handH3027 of the sonsH1121 of David;H1732 and you be a greatH7227 multitude,H1995 and there are with your goldenH2091 calves,H5695 whichH834 JeroboamH3379 madeH6213 you for gods.H430
Have you not castH5080 out the priestsH3548 of the LORD,H3068 the sonsH1121 of Aaron,H175 and the Levites,H3881 and have madeH6213 you priestsH3548 after the manner of the nationsH5971 of other lands?H776 so that whoeverH3605 comesH935 to consecrateH3027 himselfH3027 with a youngH1121 H1241 bullockH6499 and sevenH7651 rams,H352 the same may be a priestH3548 of them that are noH3808 gods.H430
But as for us, the LORDH3068 is our God,H430 and we have not forsakenH5800 him; and the priests,H3548 which ministerH8334 to the LORD,H3068 are the sonsH1121 of Aaron,H175 and the LevitesH3881 wait on their business:H4399
And they burnH6999 to the LORDH3068 every morningH1242 and every eveningH6153 burntH5930 sacrifices and sweetH5561 incense:H7004 the show breadH3899 H4635 also set they in order on the pureH2889 table;H7979 and the candlestickH4501 of goldH2091 with the lampsH5216 thereof, to burnH1197 every evening:H6153 for we keepH8104 the chargeH4931 of the LORDH3068 our God;H430 but you have forsakenH5800 him.
And, behold,H2009 GodH430 himself is with us for our captain,H7218 and his priestsH3548 with soundingH8643 trumpetsH2689 to cryH7321 alarmH7321 againstH5921 you. O childrenH1121 of Israel,H3478 fightH3898 you not againstH5973 the LORDH3068 GodH430 of your fathers;H1 for you shall not prosper.H6743
But JeroboamH3379 caused an ambushH3993 to comeH935 aboutH5437 behindH310 them: so they were beforeH6440 Judah,H3063 and the ambushH3993 was behindH310 them.
And when JudahH3063 lookedH6437 back,H6437 behold,H2009 the battleH4421 was beforeH6440 and behind:H268 and they criedH6817 to the LORD,H3068 and the priestsH3548 soundedH2690 with the trumpets.H2689
Then the menH376 of JudahH3063 gave a shout:H7321 and as the menH376 of JudahH3063 shouted,H7321 it cameH1961 to pass, that GodH430 smoteH5062 JeroboamH3379 and allH3605 IsraelH3478 beforeH6440 AbijahH29 and Judah.H3063
And the childrenH1121 of IsraelH3478 fledH5127 beforeH6440 Judah:H3063 and GodH430 deliveredH5414 them into their hand.H3027
And AbijahH29 and his peopleH5971 slewH5221 them with a greatH7227 slaughter:H4347 so there fellH5307 down slainH2491 of IsraelH3478 fiveH2568 hundredH3967 thousandH7239 H505 chosenH970 men.H376
Thus the childrenH1121 of IsraelH3478 were broughtH3665 under at that time,H6256 and the childrenH1121 of JudahH3063 prevailed,H553 becauseH3588 they reliedH8172 on the LORDH3068 GodH430 of their fathers.H1
And AbijahH29 pursuedH7291 afterH310 Jeroboam,H3379 and tookH3920 citiesH5892 from him, BethelH1008 with the townsH1323 thereof, and JeshanahH3466 with the townsH1323 thereof, and EphraimH6085 with the townsH1323 thereof.
NeitherH3808 did JeroboamH3379 recoverH6113 strengthH3581 againH5750 in the daysH3117 of Abijah:H29 and the LORDH3068 struckH5062 him, and he died.H4191
But AbijahH29 waxed mighty,H2388 and marriedH5375 fourteenH702 H6246 wives,H802 and begatH3205 twentyH6242 and twoH8147 sons,H1121 and sixteenH8337 H6240 daughters.H1323
And the restH3499 of the actsH1697 of Abijah,H29 and his ways,H1870 and his sayings,H1697 are writtenH3789 in the storyH4097 of the prophetH5030 Iddo.H5714