2 Chronicles 13:13
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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.

King James Bible
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.

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Clarke's Commentary on the Bible

But Jeroboam caused an ambushment - While Abijah was thus employed in reproving them, Jeroboam divided his army privately, and sent a part to take Abijah in the rear; and this must have proved fatal to the Jews, had not the Lord interposed.

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

an ambushment

2 Chronicles 20:22 And when they began to sing and to praise, the LORD set ambushes against the children of Ammon, Moab, and mount Seir...

Joshua 8:4 And he commanded them, saying, Behold, you shall lie in wait against the city, even behind the city: go not very far from the city...

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

Jeremiah 4:22 For my people is foolish, they have not known me; they are silly children, and they have none understanding: they are wise to do evil...

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The Secret of victory
'The children of Judah prevailed, because they relied upon the Lord God of their fathers.'--2 CHRON. xiii. 18. These words are the summing-up of the story of a strange old-world battle between Jeroboam, the adventurer who rent the kingdom, and Abijah, the son of the foolish Rehoboam, whose unseasonable blustering had played into the usurper's hands. The son was a wiser and better man than his father. It is characteristic of the ancient world, that before battle was joined Abijah made a long speech
Alexander Maclaren—Expositions of Holy Scripture

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

Cross References
Joshua 8:4
with these orders: "Listen carefully. You are to set an ambush behind the city. Don't go very far from it. All of you be on the alert.

2 Chronicles 20:22
As they began to sing and praise, the LORD set ambushes against the men of Ammon and Moab and Mount Seir who were invading Judah, and they were defeated.

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