2 Chronicles 13:1
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New International Version
In the eighteenth year of the reign of Jeroboam, Abijah became king of Judah,

King James Bible
Now in the eighteenth year of king Jeroboam began Abijah to reign over Judah.

Darby Bible Translation
In the eighteenth year of king Jeroboam began Abijah to reign over Judah.

World English Bible
In the eighteenth year of king Jeroboam began Abijah to reign over Judah.

Young's Literal Translation
In the eighteenth year of king Jeroboam -- Abijah reigneth over Judah;

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Clarke's Commentary on the Bible

Abijah his son - Concerning the many varieties in this king's name, see the note on 1 Kings 14:31.

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2 Chronicles 12:16 And Rehoboam slept with his fathers, and was buried in the city of David: and Abijah his son reigned in his stead.

1 Kings 15:1 Now in the eighteenth year of king Jeroboam the son of Nebat reigned Abijam over Judah.

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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

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
1 Kings 15:1
In the eighteenth year of the reign of Jeroboam son of Nebat, Abijah became king of Judah,

1 Kings 15:2
and he reigned in Jerusalem three years. His mother's name was Maakah daughter of Abishalom.

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