New International Version
Now Jeroboam had sent troops around to the rear, so that while he was in front of Judah the ambush was behind them.
King James Bible
But Jeroboam caused an ambushment to come about behind them: so they were before Judah, and the ambushment was behind them.
Darby Bible Translation
But Jeroboam caused an ambush to come about behind them; and they were before Judah, and the ambush behind them.
World English Bible
But Jeroboam caused an ambush to come about behind them: so they were before Judah, and the ambush was behind them.
Young's Literal Translation
And Jeroboam hath brought round the ambush to come in from behind them, and they are before Judah, and the ambush is behind them.
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
But Jeroboam caused an ambushment - While Abijah was thus employed in reproving them, Jeroboam divided his army privately, and sent a part to take Abijah in the rear; and this must have proved fatal to the Jews, had not the Lord interposed.
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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
with these orders: "Listen carefully. You are to set an ambush behind the city. Don't go very far from it. All of you be on the alert.
2 Chronicles 20:22
As they began to sing and praise, the LORD set ambushes against the men of Ammon and Moab and Mount Seir who were invading Judah, and they were defeated.
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