2 Chronicles 13:20
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New International Version
Jeroboam did not regain power during the time of Abijah. And the LORD struck him down and he died.

King James Bible
Neither did Jeroboam recover strength again in the days of Abijah: and the LORD struck him, and he died.

Darby Bible Translation
And Jeroboam did not recover strength again in the days of Abijah; and Jehovah smote him, and he died.

World English Bible
Neither did Jeroboam recover strength again in the days of Abijah: and Yahweh struck him, and he died.

Young's Literal Translation
And Jeroboam hath not retained power any more in the days of Abijah, and Jehovah smiteth him, and he dieth.

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Clarke's Commentary on the Bible

The Lord struck him, and he died - Who died? Abijah or Jeroboam? Some think it was Jeroboam; some, that it was Abijah. Both rabbins and Christians are divided on this point; nor is it yet settled. The prevailing opinion is that Jeroboam is meant, who was struck then with that disease of which he died about two years after; for he did not die till two years after Abijah: see 1 Kings 14:20; 1 Kings 15:9. It seems as if Jeroboam was meant, not Abijah.

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge


Psalm 18:37,39 I have pursued my enemies, and overtaken them: neither did I turn again till they were consumed...


1 Samuel 25:38 And it came to pass about ten days after, that the LORD smote Nabal, that he died.

1 Samuel 26:10 David said furthermore, As the LORD lives, the LORD shall smite him; or his day shall come to die; or he shall descend into battle...

Ezekiel 24:16 Son of man, behold, I take away from you the desire of your eyes with a stroke: yet neither shall you mourn nor weep...

Acts 12:23 And immediately the angel of the Lord smote him, because he gave not God the glory: and he was eaten of worms, and gave up the ghost.

he died

1 Kings 14:20 And the days which Jeroboam reigned were two and twenty years: and he slept with his fathers, and Nadab his son reigned in his stead.

1 Kings 15:9 And in the twentieth year of Jeroboam king of Israel reigned Asa over Judah.

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

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
1 Samuel 25:38
About ten days later, the LORD struck Nabal and he died.

1 Kings 14:20
He reigned for twenty-two years and then rested with his ancestors. And Nadab his son succeeded him as king.

2 Chronicles 13:19
Abijah pursued Jeroboam and took from him the towns of Bethel, Jeshanah and Ephron, with their surrounding villages.

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

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