2 Chronicles 13:16
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New International Version
The Israelites fled before Judah, and God delivered them into their hands.

King James Bible
And the children of Israel fled before Judah: and God delivered them into their hand.

Darby Bible Translation
And the children of Israel fled before Judah; and God delivered them into their hand.

World English Bible
The children of Israel fled before Judah; and God delivered them into their hand.

Young's Literal Translation
And the sons of Israel flee from the face of Judah, and God giveth them into their hand,

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Clarke'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.

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

God delivered

Genesis 14:20 And blessed be the most high God, which has delivered your enemies into your hand. And he gave him tithes of all.

Deuteronomy 2:36 From Aroer, which is by the brink of the river of Arnon, and from the city that is by the river, even to Gilead...

Deuteronomy 3:3 So the LORD our God delivered into our hands Og also, the king of Bashan, and all his people...

Joshua 10:12 Then spoke Joshua to the LORD in the day when the LORD delivered up the Amorites before the children of Israel...

Joshua 21:44 And the LORD gave them rest round about, according to all that he swore to their fathers...

Judges 1:4 And Judah went up; and the LORD delivered the Canaanites and the Perizzites into their hand...

Judges 11:21 And the LORD God of Israel delivered Sihon and all his people into the hand of Israel, and they smote them...

1 Samuel 23:7 And it was told Saul that David was come to Keilah. And Saul said, God has delivered him into my hand; for he is shut in...

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
2 Chronicles 13:17
Abijah and his troops inflicted heavy losses on them, so that there were five hundred thousand casualties among Israel's able men.

2 Chronicles 16:8
Were not the Cushites and Libyans a mighty army with great numbers of chariots and horsemen? Yet when you relied on the LORD, he delivered them into your hand.

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