New International Version
And Abijah rested with his ancestors and was buried in the City of David. And Asa his son succeeded him as king.
King James Bible
And Abijam slept with his fathers; and they buried him in the city of David: and Asa his son reigned in his stead.
Darby Bible Translation
And Abijam slept with his fathers; and they buried him in the city of David. And Asa his son reigned in his stead.
World English Bible
Abijam slept with his fathers; and they buried him in the city of David: and Asa his son reigned in his place.
Young's Literal Translation
and Abijam lieth with his fathers, and they bury him in the city of David, and reign doth Asa his son in his stead.
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
There was war between Rehoboam and Jeroboam - This was mentioned in the preceding chapter, 1 Kings 14:30, and it can mean no more than this: there was a continual spirit of hostility kept up between the two kingdoms, and no doubt frequent skirmishing between bordering parties; but it never broke out into open war, for this was particularly forbidden. See 1 Kings 12:24. Hostility did exist, and no doubt frequent skirmishes; but open war and pitched battles there were none.
But why is this circumstance repeated, and the history of Abijam interrupted by the repetition? There is some reason to believe that Rehoboam is not the true reading, and that it should be Abijam: "Now there was war between Abijam and Jeroboam all the days of his life." And this is the reading of fourteen of Kennicott's and De Rossi's MSS. The Syriac has Abia the son of Rehoboam; the Arabic has Abijam. In the Septuagint the whole verse is omitted in the London Polyglot, but it is extant in those of Complutum and Antwerp. Some copies of the Targum have Abijam also, and the Editio Princeps of the Vulgate has Abia. This is doubtless the true reading, as we know there was a very memorable war between Abia and Jeroboam; see it particularly described 2 Chronicles 13:3 (note), etc.
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1 Kings 15:9
In the twentieth year of Jeroboam king of Israel, Asa became king of Judah,
2 Chronicles 14:1
And Abijah rested with his ancestors and was buried in the City of David. Asa his son succeeded him as king, and in his days the country was at peace for ten years.
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