2 Chronicles 13:21
New International Version
But Abijah grew in strength. He married fourteen wives and had twenty-two sons and sixteen daughters.

New Living Translation
Meanwhile, Abijah of Judah grew more and more powerful. He married fourteen wives and had twenty-two sons and sixteen daughters.

English Standard Version
But Abijah grew mighty. And he took fourteen wives and had twenty-two sons and sixteen daughters.

Berean Study Bible
But Abijah grew strong, married fourteen wives, and became the father of twenty-two sons and sixteen daughters.

New American Standard Bible
But Abijah became powerful; and took fourteen wives to himself, and became the father of twenty-two sons and sixteen daughters.

King James Bible
But Abijah waxed mighty, and married fourteen wives, and begat twenty and two sons, and sixteen daughters.

Christian Standard Bible
However, Abijah grew strong, acquired fourteen wives, and fathered twenty-two sons and sixteen daughters.

Contemporary English Version
Abijah had a total of 14 wives, 22 sons, and 16 daughters.

Good News Translation
Abijah, however, grew more powerful. He had fourteen wives and fathered twenty-two sons and sixteen daughters.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
However, Abijah grew strong, acquired 14 wives, and fathered 22 sons and 16 daughters.

International Standard Version
but Abijah continued to grow more powerful. He took fourteen wives for himself and fathered 22 sons and sixteen daughters.

NET Bible
Abijah's power grew; he had fourteen wives and fathered twenty-two sons and sixteen daughters.

New Heart English Bible
But Abijah grew mighty, and took to himself fourteen wives, and became the father of twenty-two sons, and sixteen daughters.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
But Abijah became strong. He married 14 wives and fathered 22 sons and 16 daughters.

JPS Tanakh 1917
But Abijah waxed mighty, and took unto himself fourteen wives, and begot twenty and two sons, and sixteen daughters.

New American Standard 1977
But Abijah became powerful, and took fourteen wives to himself; and became the father of twenty-two sons and sixteen daughters.

Jubilee Bible 2000
But Abijah waxed mighty and married fourteen wives, and begat twenty-two sons and sixteen daughters.

King James 2000 Bible
But Abijah grew mighty, and married fourteen wives, and begot twenty and two sons, and sixteen daughters.

American King James Version
But Abijah waxed mighty, and married fourteen wives, and begat twenty and two sons, and sixteen daughters.

American Standard Version
But Abijah waxed mighty, and took unto himself fourteen wives, and begat twenty and two sons, and sixteen daughters.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
But Abia strengthened himself, and took to himself fourteen wives, and he begot twenty-two sons, and sixteen daughters.

Douay-Rheims Bible
But Abia, being strengthened in his kingdom, took fourteen wives: and begot two and twenty sons, and sixteen daughters.

Darby Bible Translation
But Abijah strengthened himself, and took fourteen wives, and begot twenty-two sons and sixteen daughters.

English Revised Version
But Abijah waxed mighty, and took unto himself fourteen wives, and begat twenty and two sons, and sixteen daughters.

Webster's Bible Translation
But Abijah became mighty, and married fourteen wives, and begat twenty and two sons, and sixteen daughters.

World English Bible
But Abijah grew mighty, and took to himself fourteen wives, and became the father of twenty-two sons, and sixteen daughters.

Young's Literal Translation
And Abijah strengtheneth himself, and taketh to him fourteen wives, and begetteth twenty and two sons, and sixteen daughters,
Study Bible
Civil War Against Jeroboam
20Jeroboam did not again recover his power during the days of Abijah, and the LORD struck him down and he died. 21But Abijah grew strong, married fourteen wives, and became the father of twenty-two sons and sixteen daughters. 22As for the rest of the acts of Abijah, along with his ways and his sayings, they are written in the Treatise of the Prophet Iddo.…
Cross References
1 Kings 15:7
As for the rest of the acts of Abijam, along with all his accomplishments, are they not written in the Book of the Chronicles of the Kings of Judah? And there was also war between Abijam and Jeroboam.

2 Chronicles 13:20
Jeroboam did not again recover his power during the days of Abijah, and the LORD struck him down and he died.

2 Chronicles 13:22
As for the rest of the acts of Abijah, along with his ways and his sayings, they are written in the Treatise of the Prophet Iddo.

Treasury of Scripture

But Abijah waxed mighty, and married fourteen wives, and begat twenty and two sons, and sixteen daughters.

waxed

2 Samuel 5:12,13
And David perceived that the LORD had established him king over Israel, and that he had exalted his kingdom for his people Israel's sake…

fourteen wives

2 Chronicles 11:21
And Rehoboam loved Maachah the daughter of Absalom above all his wives and his concubines: (for he took eighteen wives, and threescore concubines; and begat twenty and eight sons, and threescore daughters.)

begat

Judges 8:30,31
And Gideon had threescore and ten sons of his body begotten: for he had many wives…

Judges 9:5
And he went unto his father's house at Ophrah, and slew his brethren the sons of Jerubbaal, being threescore and ten persons, upon one stone: notwithstanding yet Jotham the youngest son of Jerubbaal was left; for he hid himself.

Judges 10:4
And he had thirty sons that rode on thirty ass colts, and they had thirty cities, which are called Havothjair unto this day, which are in the land of Gilead.







Lexicon
But Abijah
אֲבִיָּ֔הוּ (’ă·ḇî·yā·hū)
Noun - proper - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 29: Abijah -- 'Yah is my father', an Israelite name

grew strong,
וַיִּתְחַזֵּ֣ק (way·yiṯ·ḥaz·zêq)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Hitpael - Consecutive imperfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 2388: To fasten upon, to seize, be strong, obstinate, to bind, restrain, conquer

married
וַיִּ֨שָּׂא־ (way·yiś·śā-)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - Consecutive imperfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 5375: To lift, carry, take

fourteen
אַרְבַּ֣ע (’ar·ba‘)
Number - feminine singular
Strong's Hebrew 702: Four

wives,
נָשִׁ֖ים (nā·šîm)
Noun - feminine plural
Strong's Hebrew 802: Woman, wife, female

and became the father
וַיּ֗וֹלֶד (way·yō·w·leḏ)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Hifil - Consecutive imperfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 3205: To bear young, to beget, medically, to act as midwife, to show lineage

of twenty-two
עֶשְׂרִ֤ים (‘eś·rîm)
Number - common plural
Strong's Hebrew 6242: Twenty, twentieth

sons
בָּנִ֔ים (bā·nîm)
Noun - masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 1121: A son

and sixteen
וְשֵׁ֥שׁ (wə·šêš)
Conjunctive waw | Number - feminine singular
Strong's Hebrew 8337: Six (a cardinal number)

daughters.
בָּנֽוֹת׃ (bā·nō·wṯ)
Noun - feminine plural
Strong's Hebrew 1323: A daughter
(21) But Abijah waxed mighty.--And Abijah strengthened himself, after his life-and-death struggle with Jeroboam. (See on 2Chronicles 12:13.)

And married fourteen wives, and begat twenty-two sons and sixteen daughters.--Abijah reigned only three years altogether. He must, therefore, have had most of these wives and children before his accession. (2Chronicles 11:21-23 may be said to imply this; see Note on 2Chronicles 11:23.) A stop should be placed after the first clause, thus: "And Abijah strengthened himself. And he took him fourteen wives, and begat twenty-two sons," etc. The two facts are merely placed side by side, though a tacit contrast may be suggested between the number of Abijah's off-spring, and the speedy extirpation of the house of Jeroboam.

Verse 21. - Waxed mighty. For this our Authorized Version reads, "waxed fat and wanton" (Hebrew, יִתְחַזֵּק), and grew too like his father Rehoboam and his grandfather Solomon, forgetting the "Law" (Deuteronomy 17:17). 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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