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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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
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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