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Joseph Benson

Joseph Benson's Commentary of the Old and New Testaments - 2 Chronicles 13:10

2 Chronicles 13:10. But the Lord is our God Hebrew, Jehovah, the only true and great God. And we have not forsaken him We maintain his honour and worship, which you have ungratefully rejected. And he is able to protect us and give us success. read more

Donald C. Fleming

Bridgeway Bible Commentary - 2 Chronicles 13:1-22

10:1-36:23 THE KINGS OF JUDAHDivision and its consequences (10:1-13:22)The Chronicler records the division of the kingdom (10:1-11:4; see notes on 1 Kings 12:1-24), but omits the statement in 1 Kings 12:20 that Jeroboam was made king of the northern tribes. He does not even mention Jeroboam’s reign (1 Kings 12:25-14:20). He considers that because the northerners broke away from the dynasty of David and from the true worship of God, they had no right to be called a kingdom, and certainly not the... read more

John Dummelow

John Dummelow's Commentary on the Bible - 2 Chronicles 13:1-22

Reign of AbijahThis chapter expands the account given of Abijah (Abijam) in 1 Kings 15:1-8 by giving details of his war with Jeroboam, which is there only briefly mentioned.2. Michaiah] In 2 Chronicles 11:21 and 1 Kings 15:2 she is called ’Maachah,’ and was probably daughter of Uriel and granddaughter of Absalom.3. Four hundred thousand, etc.] These numbers (see also 2 Chronicles 13:17) are in keeping with the large figures that appear elsewhere in Chronicles: see 2 Chronicles 14:8-9; 2... read more

Charles John Ellicott

Ellicott's Commentary for English Readers - 2 Chronicles 13:10

(10) We have not forsaken him.—Comp. 1 Kings 15:3. “he walked in all the sins of his father,” “his heart was not perfect with the Lord his God.” But that passage is by no means incompatible with the present as some have asserted. What Abijah here states is surely true—viz.,that Judah had maintained the Levitical priesthood, and its associated worship. And the following words prove this to be his meaning: “and the priests which minister unto the Lord are the sons of Aaron; and the Levites wait... read more

William Nicoll

Expositor's Bible Commentary - 2 Chronicles 13:1-22

REHOBOAM AND ABIJAH: THE IMPORTANCE OF RITUAL2 Chronicles 10:1-19; 2 Chronicles 11:1-23; 2 Chronicles 12:1-16; 2 Chronicles 13:1-22THE transition from Solomon to Rehoboam brings to light a serious drawback of the chronicler’s principle of selection. In the history of Solomon we read of nothing but wealth, splendor, unchallenged dominion, and superhuman wisdom; and yet the breath is hardly out of the body of the wisest and greatest king of Israel before his empire falls to pieces. We are told,... read more

Arno Clemens Gaebelein

Arno Gaebelein's Annotated Bible - 2 Chronicles 13:1-22

CHAPTER 13 The Reign of Abijah 1. The beginning of his reign (2 Chronicles 13:1-2 ) 2. War with Jeroboam (2 Chronicles 13:3-19 ) 3. Death of Jeroboam (2 Chronicles 13:20 ) 4. Abijah’s family (2 Chronicles 13:21-22 ) Abijah is called in Kings, Abijam, and in 2 Chronicles 13:21 , Abijahu (Hebrew text). His reign was not of a long duration; he outlived his father Rehoboam only three years. His mother was Maachah (2 Chronicles 11:20 ). She is called here Michaiah, probably because she was... read more

L.M. Grant

L. M. Grant's Commentary on the Bible - 2 Chronicles 13:1-22

THE REIGN OF ABIJAH (vv.1-22) Jereboam outlived Rehoboam, though not for long (v.20). He died after reigning 22 years (1 Kings 14:20), five years longer than Rehoboam. But Abijah, son of Rehoboam, reigned only for three years in Judah (v.2). 1 Kings 15:3 tells us that Abijah wa1ked in all the sins of his father and his heart was not loyal to the Lord. Yet Chronicles does not mention this, but emphasises rather what was to his credit in regard to overcoming Jereboam, in battle. The guilt of... read more

James Gray

James Gray's Concise Bible Commentary - 2 Chronicles 13:1-22

REHOBOAM AND JEHOSHAPHAT REHOBOAM (2 Chronicles 10-12) The story of the rejected counsel of the older men and what came of it (chap. 10) is practically as in 1 Kings 12:0 , and furnishes an illustration of the relation of divine sovereignty to human free agency. The fortification of Judah’s cities against Israel (chap. 11) was dwelt upon in the earlier books, as well as the return of the priests and Levites to Jerusalem. Rehoboam’s “wise” action (2 Chronicles 11:23 ) is to be taken in the... read more

Joseph Parker

The People's Bible by Joseph Parker - 2 Chronicles 13:1-22

2 Chronicles 13:1-12 . 1. Now in the eighteenth year of king Jeroboam began Abijah to reign over Judah. 2. He reigned three years in Jerusalem. His mother's name also was Michaiah ["Maachah the daughter of Abishalom;" in Kings, which is doubtless correct. "Michaiah," which is elsewhere a man's name, is a corruption of Maachah] the daughter of Uriel of Gibeah. And there was war between Abijah and Jeroboam. 3. And Abijah set the battle in array [began the battle ( 1Ki 20:14 )] with an army of... read more

Robert Hawker

Hawker's Poor Man's Commentary - 2 Chronicles 13:10-12

Abijah, having in the former part of his speech pointed out the badness of the cause of his enemies, in those verses calls upon the people to judge of the goodness of his cause from the Lord. He strongly represents that his priests are the descendants of Aaron, and dwells more particularly, (and I wish the Reader not to overlook this part of his address) on that distinguishing character of the true religion, the observance of the burnt sacrifice in the morning and evening of every day. Reader!... read more

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