2 Chronicles 13:12
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English Standard Version
Behold, God is with us at our head, and his priests with their battle trumpets to sound the call to battle against you. O sons of Israel, do not fight against the LORD, the God of your fathers, for you cannot succeed.”

King James Bible
And, behold, God himself is with us for our captain, and his priests with sounding trumpets to cry alarm against you. O children of Israel, fight ye not against the LORD God of your fathers; for ye shall not prosper.

American Standard Version
And, behold, God is with us at our head, and his priests with the trumpets of alarm to sound an alarm against you. O children of Israel, fight ye not against Jehovah, the God of your fathers; for ye shall not prosper.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Therefore God is the leader in our army, and his priests who sound with trumpets, and resound against you: O children of Israel, fight not against the Lord the God of your fathers, for it is not good for you.

English Revised Version
And, behold, God is with us at our head, and his priests with the trumpets of alarm to sound an alarm against you. O children of Israel, fight ye not against the LORD, the God of your fathers; for ye shall not prosper.

Webster's Bible Translation
And behold, God himself is with us for our captain, and his priests with sounding trumpets to cry alarm against you. O children of Israel, fight ye not against the LORD God of your fathers; for ye will not prosper.

2 Chronicles 13:12 Parallel
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Keil and Delitzsch Biblical Commentary on the Old Testament

"Is it not to you to know?" i.e., can it be unknown to you? מלח בּרית, accus. of nearer definition: after the fashion of a covenant of salt, i.e., of an irrevocable covenant; cf. on Leviticus 2:13 and Numbers 18:19. "And Jeroboam, the servant of Solomon the son of David (cf. 1 Kings 11:11), rebelled against his lord," with the help of frivolous, worthless men (רקים as in Judges 9:4; Judges 11:3; בליּעל בּני as in 1 Kings 21:10, 1 Kings 21:13 -not recurring elsewhere in the Chronicle), who gathered around him, and rose against Rehoboam with power. על התאמּץ, to show oneself powerful, to show power against any one. Against this rising Rehoboam showed himself not strong enough, because he was an inexperienced man and soft of heart. נער denotes not "a boy," for Rehoboam was forty-one years old when he entered upon his reign, but "an inexperienced young man," as in 1 Chronicles 29:1. לבב רך, soft of heart, i.e., faint-hearted, inclined to give way, without energy to make a stand against those rising insolently against him. lp' התחזק ולא, and showed himself not strong before them, proved to be too weak in opposition to them. This representation does not conform to the state of the case as narrated in 2 Chronicles 10. Rehoboam did not appear soft-hearted and compliant in the negotiation with the rebellious tribes at Sichem; on the contrary, he was hard and defiant, and showed himself youthfully inconsiderate only in throwing to the winds the wise advice of the older men, and in pursuance of the rash counsel of the young men who had grown up with him, brought about the rupture by his domineering manner. But Abijah wishes to justify his father as much as possible in his speech, and shifts all the guilt of the rebellion of the ten tribes from the house of David on to Jeroboam and his worthless following.

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Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

God

Numbers 23:21 He has not beheld iniquity in Jacob, neither has he seen perverseness in Israel: the LORD his God is with him...

1 Samuel 4:5-7 And when the ark of the covenant of the LORD came into the camp, all Israel shouted with a great shout, so that the earth rang again...

Isaiah 8:10 Take counsel together, and it shall come to nothing; speak the word, and it shall not stand: for God is with us.

Zechariah 10:5 And they shall be as mighty men, which tread down their enemies in the mire of the streets in the battle: and they shall fight...

Romans 8:31 What shall we then say to these things? If God be for us, who can be against us?

for our captain

Deuteronomy 20:4 For the LORD your God is he that goes with you, to fight for you against your enemies, to save you.

Joshua 5:13-15 And it came to pass, when Joshua was by Jericho, that he lifted up his eyes and looked, and, behold...

Psalm 20:7 Some trust in chariots, and some in horses: but we will remember the name of the LORD our God.

Hebrews 2:10 For it became him, for whom are all things, and by whom are all things, in bringing many sons to glory...

his priests

Numbers 10:8,9 And the sons of Aaron, the priests, shall blow with the trumpets...

Numbers 31:6 And Moses sent them to the war, a thousand of every tribe, them and Phinehas the son of Eleazar the priest, to the war...

Joshua 6:13-20 And seven priests bearing seven trumpets of rams' horns before the ark of the LORD went on continually, and blew with the trumpets...

fight ye

Job 15:25,26 For he stretches out his hand against God, and strengthens himself against the Almighty...

Job 40:9 Have you an arm like God? or can you thunder with a voice like him?

Isaiah 45:9 Woe to him that strives with his Maker! Let the potsherd strive with the potsherds of the earth...

Jeremiah 50:24 I have laid a snare for you, and you are also taken, O Babylon, and you were not aware: you are found, and also caught...

Acts 5:39 But if it be of God, you cannot overthrow it; lest haply you be found even to fight against God.

Acts 9:4,5 And he fell to the earth, and heard a voice saying to him, Saul, Saul, why persecute you me...

ye shall not

2 Chronicles 24:20 And the Spirit of God came on Zechariah the son of Jehoiada the priest, which stood above the people, and said to them, Thus said God...

Numbers 14:41 And Moses said, Why now do you transgress the commandment of the LORD? but it shall not prosper.

Deuteronomy 28:29 And you shall grope at noonday, as the blind gropes in darkness, and you shall not prosper in your ways...

Job 9:4 He is wise in heart, and mighty in strength: who has hardened himself against him, and has prospered?

Isaiah 54:17 No weapon that is formed against you shall prosper; and every tongue that shall rise against you in judgment you shall condemn...

Jeremiah 2:37 Yes, you shall go forth from him, and your hands on your head: for the LORD has rejected your confidences...

Ezekiel 17:9 Say you, Thus said the Lord GOD; Shall it prosper? shall he not pull up the roots thereof, and cut off the fruit thereof...

Cross References
Numbers 10:8
And the sons of Aaron, the priests, shall blow the trumpets. The trumpets shall be to you for a perpetual statute throughout your generations.

Numbers 10:9
And when you go to war in your land against the adversary who oppresses you, then you shall sound an alarm with the trumpets, that you may be remembered before the LORD your God, and you shall be saved from your enemies.

Job 9:4
He is wise in heart and mighty in strength--who has hardened himself against him, and succeeded?--

Psalm 46:7
The LORD of hosts is with us; the God of Jacob is our fortress. Selah

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