2 Chronicles 13:13
New International Version
Now Jeroboam had sent troops around to the rear, so that while he was in front of Judah the ambush was behind them.

New Living Translation
Meanwhile, Jeroboam had secretly sent part of his army around behind the men of Judah to ambush them.

English Standard Version
Jeroboam had sent an ambush around to come upon them from behind. Thus his troops were in front of Judah, and the ambush was behind them.

Berean Study Bible
Now Jeroboam had sent an ambush around to advance from the rear, so that while he was in front of Judah, the ambush was behind them.

New American Standard Bible
But Jeroboam had set an ambush to come from the rear, so that Israel was in front of Judah and the ambush was behind them.

King James Bible
But Jeroboam caused an ambushment to come about behind them: so they were before Judah, and the ambushment was behind them.

Christian Standard Bible
Now Jeroboam had sent an ambush around to advance from behind them. So they were in front of Judah, and the ambush was behind them.

Contemporary English Version
But while Abijah was talking, Jeroboam had sent some of his troops to attack Judah's army from behind, while the rest attacked from the front.

Good News Translation
Meanwhile Jeroboam had sent some of his troops to ambush the Judean army from the rear, while the rest faced them from the front.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Now Jeroboam had sent an ambush around to advance from behind them. So they were in front of Judah, and the ambush was behind them.

International Standard Version
But Jeroboam had sent an ambush to attack from the rear, so Israel was in front of Judah, with the ambush set in place behind them.

NET Bible
Now Jeroboam had sent some men to ambush the Judahite army from behind. The main army was in front of the Judahite army; the ambushers were behind it.

New Heart English Bible
But Jeroboam caused an ambush to come about behind them: so they were before Judah, and the ambush was behind them.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
But Jeroboam had set an ambush to attack them from behind. So Jeroboam's army was in front of Judah, and the ambush was behind them.

JPS Tanakh 1917
But Jeroboam caused an ambushment to come about behind them; so they were before Judah, and the ambushment was behind them.

New American Standard 1977
But Jeroboam had set an ambush to come from the rear, so that Israel was in front of Judah, and the ambush was behind them.

Jubilee Bible 2000
But Jeroboam caused an ambush to come about behind them; so they were before Judah, and the ambush was behind them.

King James 2000 Bible
But Jeroboam sent an ambush to come around behind them: so they were in front of Judah, and the ambush was behind them.

American King James Version
But Jeroboam caused an ambush to come about behind them: so they were before Judah, and the ambush was behind them.

American Standard Version
But Jeroboam caused an ambushment to come about behind them: so they were before Judah, and the ambushment was behind them.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
Now Jeroboam had caused an ambush to come round upon him from behind: and he himself was before Juda, and the ambush behind.

Douay-Rheims Bible
While he spoke these things, Jeroboam caused an ambushment to come about behind him. And while he stood facing the enemies, he encompassed Juda. who perceived it not, with his army.

Darby Bible Translation
But Jeroboam caused an ambush to come about behind them; and they were before Judah, and the ambush behind them.

English Revised Version
But Jeroboam caused an ambushment to come about behind them: so they were before Judah, and the ambushment was behind them.

Webster's Bible Translation
But Jeroboam caused an ambush to come about behind them: so they were before Judah, and the ambush was behind them.

World English Bible
But Jeroboam caused an ambush to come about behind them: so they were before Judah, and the ambush was behind them.

Young's Literal Translation
And Jeroboam hath brought round the ambush to come in from behind them, and they are before Judah, and the ambush is behind them.
Study Bible
Civil War Against Jeroboam
12Now behold, God Himself is with us as our head, and His priests with their trumpets sound the battle call against you. O children of Israel, do not fight against the LORD, the God of your fathers, for you will not succeed.” 13Now Jeroboam had sent an ambush around to advance from the rear, so that while he was in front of Judah, the ambush was behind them. 14When Judah turned and discovered that the battle was before and behind them, they cried out to the LORD. Then the priests blew the trumpets,…
Cross References
Joshua 8:4
with these orders: "Pay attention. You are to lie in ambush behind the city, not too far from it. All of you must be ready.

2 Chronicles 20:22
The moment they began their shouts and praises, the LORD set an ambush against the men of Ammon, Moab, and Mount Seir who had come against Judah, and they were defeated.

Treasury of Scripture

But Jeroboam caused an ambush to come about behind them: so they were before Judah, and the ambush was behind them.

an ambushment

2 Chronicles 20:22
And when they began to sing and to praise, the LORD set ambushments against the children of Ammon, Moab, and mount Seir, which were come against Judah; and they were smitten.

Joshua 8:4
And he commanded them, saying, Behold, ye shall lie in wait against the city, even behind the city: go not very far from the city, but be ye all ready:

Proverbs 21:30
There is no wisdom nor understanding nor counsel against the LORD.







Lexicon
Now Jeroboam
וְיָֽרָבְעָ֗ם (wə·yā·rā·ḇə·‘ām)
Conjunctive waw | Noun - proper - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 3379: Jeroboam -- 'the people increase', the name of two Israelites kings

had sent an ambush
הַמַּאְרָ֔ב (ham·ma’·rāḇ)
Article | Noun - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 3993: An ambuscade

around
הֵסֵב֙ (hê·sêḇ)
Verb - Hifil - Perfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 5437: To turn about, go around, surround

to advance
לָב֖וֹא (lā·ḇō·w)
Preposition-l | Verb - Qal - Infinitive construct
Strong's Hebrew 935: To come in, come, go in, go

from the rear,
מֵֽאַחֲרֵיהֶ֑ם (mê·’a·ḥă·rê·hem)
Preposition-m | third person masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 310: The hind or following part

so that while he was
וַיִּֽהְיוּ֙ (way·yih·yū)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - Consecutive imperfect - third person masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 1961: To fall out, come to pass, become, be

in front
לִפְנֵ֣י (lip̄·nê)
Preposition-l | Noun - common plural construct
Strong's Hebrew 6440: The face

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

the ambush
וְהַמַּאְרָ֖ב (wə·ham·ma’·rāḇ)
Conjunctive waw, Article | Noun - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 3993: An ambuscade

was behind them.
מֵאַחֲרֵיהֶֽם׃ (mê·’a·ḥă·rê·hem)
Preposition-m | third person masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 310: The hind or following part
(13) But Jeroboam caused . . .--Now Jeroboam had brought the ambush round, in order to attack (literally, approach) them in the rear (literally, from behind them; so they (Jeroboam and his main body) were in front of Judah, and the ambush was in their rear.

The ambush.--The troops which Jeroboam had detached for that service.

Verses 13-16. - These verses purport to tell how Jeroboam, with all his vastly preponderating numbers (ver. 3), left nothing undone to secure the victory, and resorted even to the ambushment described; how, on the other hand, Abijah and his people honoured God by their cry and confident shout, and were delivered because they trusted in him (1 Samuel 17:45-47), and as follows, ver. 18, "relied upon the Lord God of their fathers." 13:1-22 Abijah overcomes Jeroboam. - Jeroboam and his people, by apostacy and idolatry, merited the severe punishment Abijah was permitted to execute upon them. It appears from the character of Abijah, 1Ki 15:3, that he was not himself truly religious, yet he encouraged himself from the religion of his people. It is common for those that deny the power of godliness, to boast of the form of it. Many that have little religion themselves, value it in others. But it was true that there were numbers of pious worshippers in Judah, and that theirs was the more righteous cause. In their distress, when danger was on every side, which way should they look for deliverance unless upward? It is an unspeakable comfort, that our way thither is always open. They cried unto the Lord. Earnest prayer is crying. To the cry of prayer they added the shout of faith, and became more than conquerors. Jeroboam escaped the sword of Abijah, but God struck him; there is no escaping his sword.
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