1 Kings 15:1
New International Version
In the eighteenth year of the reign of Jeroboam son of Nebat, Abijah became king of Judah,

New Living Translation
Abijam began to rule over Judah in the eighteenth year of Jeroboam’s reign in Israel.

English Standard Version
Now in the eighteenth year of King Jeroboam the son of Nebat, Abijam began to reign over Judah.

Berean Standard Bible
In the eighteenth year of the reign of Jeroboam son of Nebat, Abijam became king of Judah,

King James Bible
Now in the eighteenth year of king Jeroboam the son of Nebat reigned Abijam over Judah.

New King James Version
In the eighteenth year of King Jeroboam the son of Nebat, Abijam became king over Judah.

New American Standard Bible
Now in the eighteenth year of King Jeroboam, the son of Nebat, Abijam became king over Judah.

NASB 1995
Now in the eighteenth year of King Jeroboam, the son of Nebat, Abijam became king over Judah.

NASB 1977
Now in the eighteenth year of King Jeroboam, the son of Nebat, Abijam became king over Judah.

Amplified Bible
In the eighteenth year of King Jeroboam the son of Nebat, Abijam became king over Judah.

Christian Standard Bible
In the eighteenth year of Israel’s King Jeroboam son of Nebat, Abijam became king over Judah,

Holman Christian Standard Bible
In the eighteenth year of Israel’s King Jeroboam son of Nebat, Abijam became king over Judah

American Standard Version
Now in the eighteenth year of king Jeroboam the son of Nebat began Abijam to reign over Judah.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
And in year eighteen of King Yorbaam, son of Nebat, Abiah reigned over Yehuda three years in Jerusalem.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
And in the eighteenth year of the reign of Jeroboam son of Nabat, Abiu son of Roboam reigns over Juda.

Contemporary English Version
Abijam became king of Judah in Jeroboam's eighteenth year as king of Israel,

Douay-Rheims Bible
Now in the eighteenth year of the reign of Jeroboam the son of Nabat, Abiam reigned over Juda.

Good News Translation
In the eighteenth year of the reign of King Jeroboam of Israel, Abijah became king of Judah,

International Standard Version
Abijah reigned over Judah starting in the eighteenth year of Nebat's son Jeroboam's reign.

JPS Tanakh 1917
Now in the eighteenth year of king Jeroboam the son of Nebat began Abijam to reign over Judah.

Literal Standard Version
And in the eighteenth year of King Jeroboam son of Nebat, Abijam has reigned over Judah;

New American Bible
In the eighteenth year of King Jeroboam, son of Nebat, Abijam became king of Judah;

NET Bible
In the eighteenth year of the reign of Jeroboam son of Nebat, Abijah became king over Judah.

New Revised Standard Version
Now in the eighteenth year of King Jeroboam son of Nebat, Abijam began to reign over Judah.

New Heart English Bible
Now in the eighteenth year of king Jeroboam the son of Nebat began Abijam to reign over Judah.

World English Bible
Now in the eighteenth year of king Jeroboam the son of Nebat began Abijam to reign over Judah.

Young's Literal Translation
And in the eighteenth year of king Jeroboam son of Nebat, reigned hath Abijam over Judah;

Additional Translations ...
Context
Abijam Reigns in Judah
1In the eighteenth year of the reign of Jeroboam son of Nebat, Abijam became king of Judah, 2and he reigned in Jerusalem three years. His mother’s name was Maacah daughter of Abishalom.…

Cross References
1 Chronicles 24:15
the seventeenth to Hezir, the eighteenth to Happizzez,

2 Chronicles 13:1
In the eighteenth year of Jeroboam's reign, Abijah became king of Judah,


Treasury of Scripture

Now in the eighteenth year of king Jeroboam the son of Nebat reigned Abijam over Judah.

1 Kings 14:31
And Rehoboam slept with his fathers, and was buried with his fathers in the city of David. And his mother's name was Naamah an Ammonitess. And Abijam his son reigned in his stead.

2 Chronicles 13:1,2
Now in the eighteenth year of king Jeroboam began Abijah to reign over Judah…











(1) Abijam.--The form of the name given in 2 Chronicles 13, "Abijah," is probably correct, as having a more distinct significance. The variation here, if not (as some think) a mere false reading, may have been made for the sake of distinction from the son of Jeroboam.

Verse 1. - Now in the eighteenth year of king Jeroboam, the son of Nebat, reigned Abijam [see note on 1 Kings 14:31. It is implied in 2 Chronicles 11:20-22 that he was not the firstborn among Rehoboam's twenty-eight sons, but the eldest son of the favourite wife. As he left behind him thirty-eight children (2 Chronicles 13:21) at his decease, some three years later, he must have been of considerable age at his accession. This consideration rather favours the idea that Rehoboam was "forty and one years old when he began to reign" (2 Chronicles 12:13)] over Judah.

Parallel Commentaries ...


Hebrew
In the eighteenth
שְׁמֹנֶ֣ה (šə·mō·neh)
Number - feminine singular
Strong's 8083: A cardinal number, eight, eighth

year
וּבִשְׁנַת֙ (ū·ḇiš·naṯ)
Conjunctive waw, Preposition-b | Noun - feminine singular construct
Strong's 8141: A year

of the reign
לַמֶּ֖לֶךְ (lam·me·leḵ)
Preposition-l, Article | Noun - masculine singular
Strong's 4428: A king

of Jeroboam
יָרָבְעָ֣ם (yā·rā·ḇə·‘ām)
Noun - proper - masculine singular
Strong's 3379: Jeroboam -- 'the people increase', the name of two Israelites kings

son
בֶּן־ (ben-)
Noun - masculine singular construct
Strong's 1121: A son

of Nebat,
נְבָ֑ט (nə·ḇāṭ)
Noun - proper - masculine singular
Strong's 5028: Nebat -- father of Jeroboam

Abijam
אֲבִיָּ֖ם (’ă·ḇî·yām)
Noun - proper - masculine singular
Strong's 38: Abijam -- 'father of (the) sea', an Israelite name

became king
מָלַ֥ךְ (mā·laḵ)
Verb - Qal - Perfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's 4427: To reign, inceptively, to ascend the throne, to induct into royalty, to take counsel

of
עַל־ (‘al-)
Preposition
Strong's 5921: Above, over, upon, against

Judah,
יְהוּדָֽה׃ (yə·hū·ḏāh)
Noun - proper - masculine singular
Strong's 3063: Judah -- 'praised', a son of Jacob, also the southern kingdom, also four Israelites


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