2 Chronicles 13:1-22, NLT
2 Chronicles 13
Abijah’s War with Jeroboam
1Abijah began to rule over Judah in the eighteenth year of Jeroboam’s reign in Israel.
Then war broke out between Abijah and Jeroboam.
4When the army of Judah arrived in the hill country of Ephraim, Abijah stood on Mount Zemaraim and shouted to Jeroboam and all Israel: “Listen to me!
8“Do you really think you can stand against the kingdom of the Lord that is led by the descendants of David? You may have a vast army, and you have those gold calves that Jeroboam made as your gods.
10“But as for us, the Lord is our God, and we have not abandoned him. Only the descendants of Aaron serve the Lord as priests, and the Levites alone may help them in their work.
13Meanwhile, Jeroboam had secretly sent part of his army around behind the men of Judah to ambush them.
16The Israelite army fled from Judah, and God handed them over to Judah in defeat.
20So Jeroboam of Israel never regained his power during Abijah’s lifetime, and finally the Lord struck him down and he died.
22The rest of the events of Abijah’s reign, including his words and deeds, are recorded in The Commentary of Iddo the Prophet.