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2 Chronicles 13:20

    2 Chronicles 13:20 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    Neither did Jeroboam recover strength again in the days of Abijah: and the LORD struck him, and he died.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    Neither did Jeroboam recover strength again in the days of Abijah: and the LORD struck him, and he died.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    Neither did Jeroboam recover strength again in the days of Abijah: and Jehovah smote him, and he died.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    And Jeroboam did not get back his power again in the life-time of Abijah; and the Lord sent death on him.

    Webster's Revision

    Neither did Jeroboam recover strength again in the days of Abijah: and Jehovah smote him, and he died.

    World English Bible

    Neither did Jeroboam recover strength again in the days of Abijah: and Yahweh struck him, and he died.

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    Neither did Jeroboam recover strength again in the days of Abijah: and the LORD smote him, and he died.

    Clarke's Commentary on 2 Chronicles 13:20

    The Lord struck him, and he died - Who died? Abijah or Jeroboam? Some think it was Jeroboam; some, that it was Abijah. Both rabbins and Christians are divided on this point; nor is it yet settled. The prevailing opinion is that Jeroboam is meant, who was struck then with that disease of which he died about two years after; for he did not die till two years after Abijah: see 1 Kings 14:20; 1 Kings 15:9. It seems as if Jeroboam was meant, not Abijah.

    Barnes' Notes on 2 Chronicles 13:20

    Jeroboam's death was a judgment upon him for his sins. Chronologically speaking, his death is here out of place, for he outlived Abijah at least two years (compare the marginal reference and 1 Kings 15:9); but the writer, not intending to recur to his history, is naturally led to carry it on to its termination.

    Wesley's Notes on 2 Chronicles 13:20

    13:20 The Lord struck him - He escaped the sword of Abijah: but God struck him: there is no escaping his sword.