2 Chronicles 13
"His mother's name also was Michaiah the daughter of Uriel."
Who was Abijam's mother?
500,000 Israelites Killed
Now in the eighteenth year of king Jeroboam began Abijah to reign over
He reigned three years in Jerusalem. His mother's name also was Michaiah the daughter of
Uriel of Gibeah. And there was war between Abijah and Jeroboam.
And Abijah set the battle in array with an army of valiant men of war,
even four hundred thousand chosen men: Jeroboam also set the battle in array
against him with eight hundred thousand chosen men, being mighty men of
|13:4 And Abijah stood up upon mount Zemaraim, which is in mount Ephraim,
and said, Hear me, thou Jeroboam, and all Israel;||
Abijah spoke to 1,200,000 soldiers at one time.
(He had a really loud voice.)
(13:3-4) "Abijah set the battle in array with ...
four hundred thousand chosen men: Jeroboam also set the battle in array
against him with eight hundred thousand chosen men ... And Abijah stood up upon mount Zemaraim ... and
said, Hear me, thou Jeroboam, and all Israel..."
Ought ye not to know that the LORD God of Israel gave the kingdom over
Israel to David for ever, even to him and to his sons by a covenant of salt?
Yet Jeroboam the son of Nebat, the servant of Solomon the son of David, is
risen up, and hath rebelled against his lord.
And there are gathered unto him vain men, the children of Belial, and have
strengthened themselves against Rehoboam the son of Solomon, when Rehoboam
was young and tenderhearted, and could not withstand them.||
And now ye think to withstand the kingdom of the LORD in the hand of the
sons of David; and ye be a great multitude, and there are with your golden
calves, which Jeroboam made you for gods.||
Have ye not cast out the priests of the LORD, the sons of Aaron, and the
Levites, and have made you priests after the manner of the nations of other
lands? so that whosoever cometh to consecrate himself with a young bullock
and seven rams, the same may be a priest of them that are no gods.||
But as for us, the LORD is our God, and we have not forsaken him; and the
priests, which minister unto the LORD, are the sons of Aaron, and the
Levites wait upon their business:||
And they burn unto the LORD every morning and every evening burnt
sacrifices and sweet incense: the shewbread also set they in order upon the
pure table; and the candlestick of gold with the lamps thereof, to burn
every evening: for we keep the charge of the LORD our God; but ye have
And, behold, God himself is with us for our captain, and his priests with
sounding trumpets to cry alarm against you. O children of Israel, fight ye
not against the LORD God of your fathers; for ye shall not prosper.||
(13:12) "God himself is with us for our captain."
But Jeroboam caused an ambushment to come about behind them: so they were
before Judah, and the ambushment was behind them.||
And when Judah looked back, behold, the battle was before and behind: and
they cried unto the LORD, and the priests sounded with the trumpets.||
Then the men of Judah gave a shout: and as the men of Judah shouted, it
came to pass, that God
smote Jeroboam and all Israel before Abijah and Judah.||
(13:15-18) "God smote Jeroboam and all Israel before Abijah and Judah ... and God delivered them into their hand ...
so there fell down slain of Israel five hundred thousand chosen men."|
God helped Abijah kill 500,000 Israelites. "The children of Judah prevailed, because
they relied upon the Lord God of their fathers." (That is, they had God on
God's 118th Killing
(13:18) "The children of Judah prevailed, because they relied upon the LORD God of their fathers."
"The Lord struck him (Jeroboam) and he died."
God's 119th Killing
"But Abijah waxed mighty, and married fourteen wives."
(In the eyes of God, a man's status is determined by the number of wives that he possesses.)
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And the children of
Israel fled before Judah: and God delivered them into their hand.
And Abijah and his
people slew them with a great slaughter: so there fell down slain of Israel
five hundred thousand chosen men.
Thus the children of Israel were brought under at that time, and the children of Judah
prevailed, because they relied upon the LORD God of their fathers.
And Abijah pursued after Jeroboam, and took cities from him, Bethel with
the towns thereof, and Jeshanah with the towns thereof, and Ephraim with the
Neither did Jeroboam
recover strength again in the days of Abijah: and the LORD struck him,
and he died.
But Abijah waxed
mighty, and married fourteen wives, and begat twenty and two sons, and
And the rest of the acts of Abijah, and his ways, and his sayings, are
written in the story of the prophet Iddo.