2 Chronicles 13:13
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King James Version
But Jeroboam caused an ambushment to come about behind them: so they were before Judah, and the ambushment was behind them.

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

2 Chronicles 13:13 Parallel
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Geneva Study Bible

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

(m) Contemning the good counsel which came from the Spirit of God, he thought to have overcome by deceit.2 Chronicles 13:13 Parallel Commentaries

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Letter vi. In My Last Two Letters I have Given the State of the Argument as It...
My dear friend, In my last two Letters I have given the state of the argument as it would stand between a Christian, thinking as I do, and a serious well-disposed Deist. I will now endeavour to state the argument, as between the former and the advocates for the popular belief,--such of them, I mean, as are competent to deliver a dispassionate judgment in the cause. And again, more particularly, I mean the learned and reflecting part of them, who are influenced to the retention of the prevailing
Samuel Taylor Coleridge—Confessions of an Inquiring Spirit etc

Jeroboam
Placed on the throne by the ten tribes of Israel who had rebelled against the house of David, Jeroboam, the former servant of Solomon, was in a position to bring about wise reforms in both civil and religious affairs. Under the rulership of Solomon he had shown aptitude and sound judgment; and the knowledge he had gained during years of faithful service fitted him to rule with discretion. But Jeroboam failed to make God his trust. Jeroboam's greatest fear was that at some future time the hearts of
Ellen Gould White—The Story of Prophets and Kings

Beth-El. Beth-Aven.
Josephus thus describes the land of Benjamin; "The Benjamites' portion of land was from the river Jordan to the sea, in length: in breadth, it was bounded by Jerusalem and Beth-el." Let these last words be marked, "The breadth of the land of Benjamin was bounded by Jerusalem and Beth-el." May we not justly conclude, from these words, that Jerusalem and Beth-el were opposite, as it were, in a right line? But if you look upon the maps, there are some that separate these by a very large tract of land,
John Lightfoot—From the Talmud and Hebraica

Cross References
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:

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.

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