2 Chronicles 13:17
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New International Version
Abijah and his troops inflicted heavy losses on them, so that there were five hundred thousand casualties among Israel's able men.

King James Bible
And Abijah and his people slew them with a great slaughter: so there fell down slain of Israel five hundred thousand chosen men.

Darby Bible Translation
And Abijah and his people slew them with a great slaughter; and there fell down slain of Israel five hundred thousand chosen men.

World English Bible
Abijah and his people killed them with a great slaughter: so there fell down slain of Israel five hundred thousand chosen men.

Young's Literal Translation
and Abijah and his people smite among them a great smiting, and there fall wounded of Israel five hundred thousand chosen men.

2 Chronicles 13:17 Parallel
Commentary
Clarke's Commentary on the Bible

Slain - five hundred thousand chosen men - Query, fifty thousand? This was a great slaughter: see the note on 2 Chronicles 13:3, where all these numbers are supposed to be overcharged.

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

five hundred

2 Chronicles 13:3,12 And Abijah set the battle in array with an army of valiant men of war, even four hundred thousand chosen men...

2 Chronicles 28:6 For Pekah the son of Remaliah slew in Judah an hundred and twenty thousand in one day, which were all valiant men...

Isaiah 10:16-19 Therefore shall the Lord, the Lord of hosts, send among his fat ones leanness...

Isaiah 37:36 Then the angel of the LORD went forth, and smote in the camp of the Assyrians a hundred and fourscore and five thousand...

Nahum 1:5 The mountains quake at him, and the hills melt, and the earth is burned at his presence, yes, the world, and all that dwell therein.

1 Corinthians 10:22 Do we provoke the Lord to jealousy? are we stronger than he?

Library
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

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