New International Version
But Abijah grew in strength. He married fourteen wives and had twenty-two sons and sixteen daughters.
King James Bible
But Abijah waxed mighty, and married fourteen wives, and begat twenty and two sons, and sixteen daughters.
Darby Bible Translation
But Abijah strengthened himself, and took fourteen wives, and begot twenty-two sons and sixteen daughters.
World English Bible
But Abijah grew mighty, and took to himself fourteen wives, and became the father of twenty-two sons, and sixteen daughters.
Young's Literal Translation
And Abijah strengtheneth himself, and taketh to him fourteen wives, and begetteth twenty and two sons, and sixteen daughters,
2 Chronicles 13:21 Parallel
CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
Married fourteen wives - Probably he made alliances with the neighboring powers, by taking their daughters to him for wives.
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'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
1 Kings 15:7
As for the other events of Abijah's reign, and all he did, are they not written in the book of the annals of the kings of Judah? There was war between Abijah and Jeroboam.
2 Chronicles 13:20
Jeroboam did not regain power during the time of Abijah. And the LORD struck him down and he died.
2 Chronicles 13:22
The other events of Abijah's reign, what he did and what he said, are written in the annotations of the prophet Iddo.
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