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2 Chronicles 13


1  Now in the eighteenth8083 6240 year8141 of king4428 Jeroboam3379 began Abijah29 to reign4427 over5921 Judah.3063

2  He reigned4427 three7969 years8141 in Jerusalem.3389 His mother's517 name8034 also was Michaiah4322 the daughter1323 of Uriel222 of4480 Gibeah.1390 And there was1961 war4421 between996 Abijah29 and Jeroboam.3379

3  And Abijah29 set631 853 the battle4421 in array with an army2428 of valiant men1368 of war,4421 even four702 hundred3967 thousand505 chosen977 men:376 Jeroboam3379 also set the battle in array6186 4421 against5973 him with eight8083 hundred3967 thousand505 chosen977 men,376 being mighty men1368 of valor.2428

4  And Abijah29 stood up6965 upon4480 5921 mount2022 Zemaraim,6787 which834 is in mount2022 Ephraim,669 and said,559 Hear8085 me, thou Jeroboam,3379 and all3605 Israel;3478

5  Ought ye not3808 to know3045 that3588 the LORD3068 God430 of Israel3478 gave5414 the kingdom4467 over5921 Israel3478 to David1732 forever,5769 even to him and to his sons1121 by a covenant1285 of salt?4417

6  Yet Jeroboam3379 the son1121 of Nebat,5028 the servant5650 of Solomon8010 the son1121 of David,1732 is risen up,6965 and hath rebelled4775 against5921 his lord.113

7  And there are gathered6908 unto5921 him vain7386 men,376 the children1121 of Belial,1100 and have strengthened themselves553 against5921 Rehoboam7346 the son1121 of Solomon,8010 when Rehoboam7346 was1961 young5288 and tenderhearted,7390 3824 and could not3808 withstand2388 6440 them.

8  And now6258 ye859 think559 to withstand2388 the kingdom4467 of the LORD3068 in the hand3027 of the sons1121 of David;1732 and ye859 be a great7227 multitude,1995 and there are with5973 you golden2091 calves,5695 which834 Jeroboam3379 made6213 you for gods.430

9  Have ye not3808 cast out5080 853 the priests3548 of the LORD,3068 853 the sons1121 of Aaron,175 and the Levites,3881 and have made6213 you priests3548 after the manner of the nations5971 of other lands?776 so that whosoever3605 cometh935 to consecrate4390 3027 himself with a young1121 1241 bullock6499 and seven7651 rams,352 the same may be1961 a priest3548 of them that are no3808 gods.430

10  But as for us,587 the LORD3068 is our God,430 and we have not3808 forsaken5800 him; and the priests,3548 which minister8334 unto the LORD,3068 are the sons1121 of Aaron,175 and the Levites3881 wait upon their business:4399

11  And they burn6999 unto the LORD3068 every morning1242 1242 and every evening6153 6153 burnt sacrifices5930 and sweet5561 incense:7004 the shewbread3899 4635 also set they in order upon5921 the pure2889 table;7979 and the candlestick4501 of gold2091 with the lamps5216 thereof, to burn1197 every evening:6153 6153 for3588 we587 keep8104 853 the charge4931 of the LORD3068 our God;430 but ye859 have forsaken5800 him.

12  And, behold,2009 God430 himself is with5973 us for our captain,7218 and his priests3548 with sounding8643 trumpets2689 to cry alarm7321 against5921 you. O children1121 of Israel,3478 fight3898 ye not408 against5973 the LORD3068 God430 of your fathers;1 for3588 ye shall not3808 prosper.6743

13  But Jeroboam3379 caused5437 853 an ambushment3993 to come about935 behind4480 310 them: so they were1961 before6440 Judah,3063 and the ambushment3993 was behind4480 310 them.

14  And when Judah3063 looked back,6437 behold,2009 the battle4421 was before6440 and behind:268 and they cried6817 unto the LORD,3068 and the priests3548 sounded2690 with the trumpets.2689

15  Then the men376 of Judah3063 gave a shout:7321 and as the men376 of Judah3063 shouted,7321 it came to pass,1961 that God430 smote5062 853 Jeroboam3379 and all3605 Israel3478 before6440 Abijah29 and Judah.3063

16  And the children1121 of Israel3478 fled5127 before4480 6440 Judah:3063 and God430 delivered5414 them into their hand.3027

17  And Abijah29 and his people5971 slew5221 them with a great7227 slaughter:4347 so there fell down5307 slain2491 of Israel4480 3478 five2568 hundred3967 thousand505 chosen977 men.376

18  Thus the children1121 of Israel3478 were brought under3665 at that1931 time,6256 and the children1121 of Judah3063 prevailed,553 because3588 they relied8172 upon5921 the LORD3068 God430 of their fathers.1

19  And Abijah29 pursued7291 after310 Jeroboam,3379 and took3920 cities5892 from4480 him, 853 Bethel1008 with854 the towns1323 thereof, and Jeshanah3466 with854 the towns1323 thereof, and Ephrain6085 with the towns1323 thereof.

20  Neither3808 did Jeroboam3379 recover6113 strength3581 again5750 in the days3117 of Abijah:29 and the LORD3068 struck5062 him, and he died.4191

21  But Abijah29 waxed mighty,2388 and married5375 fourteen702 6240 wives,802 and begot3205 twenty6242 and two8147 sons,1121 and sixteen8337 6240 daughters.1323

22  And the rest3499 of the acts1697 of Abijah,29 and his ways,1870 and his sayings,1697 are written3789 in the story4097 of the prophet5030 Iddo.5714


1 ἐν τῷ ὀκτωκαιδεκάτῳ ἔτει τῆς βασιλείας Ιεροβοαμ ἐβασίλευσεν Αβια ἐπὶ Ιουδαν

2 ἔτη τρία ἐβασίλευσεν ἐν Ιερουσαλημ καὶ ὄνομα τῇ μητρὶ αὐτοῦ Μααχα θυγάτηρ Ουριηλ ἀπὸ Γαβαων καὶ πόλεμος ἦν ἀνὰ μέσον Αβια καὶ ἀνὰ μέσον Ιεροβοαμ

3 καὶ παρετάξατο Αβια τὸν πόλεμον ἐν δυνάμει πολεμισταῖς δυνάμεως τετρακοσίαις χιλιάσιν ἀνδρῶν δυνατῶν καὶ Ιεροβοαμ παρετάξατο πρὸς αὐτὸν πόλεμον ἐν ὀκτακοσίαις χιλιάσιν δυνατοὶ πολεμισταὶ δυνάμεως

4 καὶ ἀνέστη Αβια ἀπὸ τοῦ ὄρους Σομορων ὅ ἐστιν ἐν τῷ ὄρει Εφραιμ καὶ εἶπεν ἀκούσατε Ιεροβοαμ καὶ πᾶς Ισραηλ

5 οὐχ ὑμῖν γνῶναι ὅτι κύριος ὁ θεὸς Ισραηλ ἔδωκεν βασιλείαν ἐπὶ τὸν Ισραηλ εἰς τὸν αἰῶνα τῷ Δαυιδ καὶ τοῖς υἱοῖς αὐτοῦ διαθήκην ἁλός

6 καὶ ἀνέστη Ιεροβοαμ ὁ τοῦ Ναβατ ὁ παῖς Σαλωμων τοῦ Δαυιδ καὶ ἀπέστη ἀπὸ τοῦ κυρίου αὐτοῦ

7 καὶ συνήχθησαν πρὸς αὐτὸν ἄνδρες λοιμοὶ υἱοὶ παράνομοι καὶ ἀντέστη πρὸς Ροβοαμ τὸν τοῦ Σαλωμων καὶ Ροβοαμ ἦν νεώτερος καὶ δειλὸς τῇ καρδίᾳ καὶ οὐκ ἀντέστη κατὰ πρόσωπον αὐτοῦ

8 καὶ νῦν λέγετε ὑμεῖς ἀντιστῆναι κατὰ πρόσωπον βασιλείας κυρίου διὰ χειρὸς υἱῶν Δαυιδ καὶ ὑμεῖς πλῆθος πολύ καὶ μεθ᾽ ὑμῶν μόσχοι χρυσοῖ οὓς ἐποίησεν ὑμῖν Ιεροβοαμ εἰς θεούς

9 ἦ οὐκ ἐξεβάλετε τοὺς ἱερεῖς κυρίου τοὺς υἱοὺς Ααρων καὶ τοὺς Λευίτας καὶ ἐποιήσατε ἑαυτοῖς ἱερεῖς ἐκ τοῦ λαοῦ τῆς γῆς πᾶς ὁ προσπορευόμενος πληρῶσαι τὰς χεῖρας ἐν μόσχῳ ἐκ βοῶν καὶ κριοῖς ἑπτὰ καὶ ἐγίνετο εἰς ἱερέα τῷ μὴ ὄντι θεῷ

10 καὶ ἡμεῖς κύριον τὸν θεὸν ἡμῶν οὐκ ἐγκατελίπομεν καὶ οἱ ἱερεῖς αὐτοῦ λειτουργοῦσιν τῷ κυρίῳ οἱ υἱοὶ Ααρων καὶ οἱ Λευῖται ἐν ταῖς ἐφημερίαις αὐτῶν

11 θυμιῶσιν τῷ κυρίῳ ὁλοκαυτώματα πρωὶ καὶ δείλης καὶ θυμίαμα συνθέσεως καὶ προθέσεις ἄρτων ἐπὶ τῆς τραπέζης τῆς καθαρᾶς καὶ ἡ λυχνία ἡ χρυσῆ καὶ οἱ λυχνοὶ τῆς καύσεως ἀνάψαι δείλης ὅτι φυλάσσομεν ἡμεῖς τὰς φυλακὰς κυρίου τοῦ θεοῦ τῶν πατέρων ἡμῶν καὶ ὑμεῖς ἐγκατελίπετε αὐτόν

12 καὶ ἰδοὺ μεθ᾽ ἡμῶν ἐν ἀρχῇ κύριος καὶ οἱ ἱερεῖς αὐτοῦ καὶ αἱ σάλπιγγες τῆς σημασίας τοῦ σημαίνειν ἐφ᾽ ὑμᾶς οἱ υἱοὶ τοῦ Ισραηλ πολεμήσετε πρὸς κύριον θεὸν τῶν πατέρων ἡμῶν ὅτι οὐκ εὐοδωθήσεται ὑμῖν

13 καὶ Ιεροβοαμ ἀπέστρεψεν τὸ ἔνεδρον ἐλθεῖν αὐτῶν ἐκ τῶν ὄπισθεν καὶ ἐγένετο ἔμπροσθεν Ιουδα καὶ τὸ ἔνεδρον ἐκ τῶν ὄπισθεν

14 καὶ ἀπέστρεψεν Ιουδας καὶ ἰδοὺ αὐτοῖς ὁ πόλεμος ἐκ τῶν ἔμπροσθεν καὶ ἐκ τῶν ὄπισθεν καὶ ἐβόησαν πρὸς κύριον καὶ οἱ ἱερεῖς ἐσάλπισαν ταῖς σάλπιγξιν

15 καὶ ἐβόησαν ἄνδρες Ιουδα καὶ ἐγένετο ἐν τῷ βοᾶν ἄνδρας Ιουδα καὶ κύριος ἐπάταξεν τὸν Ιεροβοαμ καὶ τὸν Ισραηλ ἐναντίον Αβια καὶ Ιουδα

16 καὶ ἔφυγον οἱ υἱοὶ Ισραηλ ἀπὸ προσώπου Ιουδα καὶ παρέδωκεν αὐτοὺς κύριος εἰς τὰς χεῖρας αὐτῶν

17 καὶ ἐπάταξεν ἐν αὐτοῖς Αβια καὶ ὁ λαὸς αὐτοῦ πληγὴν μεγάλην καὶ ἔπεσον τραυματίαι ἀπὸ Ισραηλ πεντακόσιαι χιλιάδες ἄνδρες δυνατοί

18 καὶ ἐταπεινώθησαν οἱ υἱοὶ Ισραηλ ἐν τῇ ἡμέρᾳ ἐκείνῃ καὶ κατίσχυσαν οἱ υἱοὶ Ιουδα ὅτι ἤλπισαν ἐπὶ κύριον θεὸν τῶν πατέρων αὐτῶν

19 καὶ κατεδίωξεν Αβια ὀπίσω Ιεροβοαμ καὶ προκατελάβετο παρ᾽ αὐτοῦ πόλεις τὴν Βαιθηλ καὶ τὰς κώμας αὐτῆς καὶ τὴν Ισανα καὶ τὰς κώμας αὐτῆς καὶ τὴν Εφρων καὶ τὰς κώμας αὐτῆς

20 καὶ οὐκ ἔσχεν ἰσχὺν Ιεροβοαμ ἔτι πάσας τὰς ἡμέρας Αβια καὶ ἐπάταξεν αὐτὸν κύριος καὶ ἐτελεύτησεν

21 καὶ κατίσχυσεν Αβια καὶ ἔλαβεν ἑαυτῷ γυναῖκας δέκα τέσσαρας καὶ ἐγέννησεν υἱοὺς εἴκοσι δύο καὶ θυγατέρας δέκα ἕξ

22 καὶ οἱ λοιποὶ λόγοι Αβια καὶ αἱ πράξεις αὐτοῦ καὶ οἱ λόγοι αὐτοῦ γεγραμμένοι ἐπὶ βιβλίῳ τοῦ προφήτου Αδδω

23 καὶ ἀπέθανεν Αβια μετὰ τῶν πατέρων αὐτοῦ καὶ ἔθαψαν αὐτὸν ἐν πόλει Δαυιδ καὶ ἐβασίλευσεν Ασα υἱὸς αὐτοῦ ἀντ᾽ αὐτοῦ ἐν ταῖς ἡμέραις Ασα ἡσύχασεν ἡ γῆ Ιουδα ἔτη δέκα


‎1 ‏בִּשְׁנַ֛ת שְׁמוֹנֶ֥ה עֶשְׂרֵ֖ה לַמֶּ֣לֶךְ יָרָבְעָ֑ם וַיִּמְלֹ֥ךְ אֲבִיָּ֖ה עַל־יְהוּדָֽה׃

‎2 ‏שָׁל֣וֹשׁ שָׁנִ֗ים מָלַךְ֙ בִּיר֣וּשָׁלִַ֔ם וְשֵׁ֣ם אִמּ֔וֹ מִיכָיָ֥הוּ בַת־אוּרִיאֵ֖ל מִן־גִּבְעָ֑ה וּמִלְחָמָ֥ה הָיְתָ֛ה בֵּ֥ין אֲבִיָּ֖ה וּבֵ֥ין יָרָבְעָֽם׃

‎3 ‏וַיֶּאְסֹ֨ר אֲבִיָּ֜ה אֶת־הַמִּלְחָמָ֗ה בְּחַ֙יִל֙ גִּבּוֹרֵ֣י מִלְחָמָ֔ה אַרְבַּע־מֵא֥וֹת אֶ֖לֶף אִ֣ישׁ בָּח֑וּר סוְיָרָבְעָ֗ם עָרַ֤ךְ עִמּוֹ֙ מִלְחָמָ֔ה בִּשְׁמוֹנֶ֨ה מֵא֥וֹת אֶ֛לֶף אִ֥ישׁ בָּח֖וּר גִּבּ֥וֹר חָֽיִל׃ ס

‎4 ‏וַיָּ֣קָם אֲבִיָּ֗ה מֵעַל֙ לְהַ֣ר צְמָרַ֔יִם אֲשֶׁ֖ר בְּהַ֣ר אֶפְרָ֑יִם וַיֹּ֕אמֶר שְׁמָע֖וּנִי יָרָבְעָ֥ם וְכָל־יִשְׂרָאֵֽל׃

‎5 ‏הֲלֹ֤א לָכֶם֙ לָדַ֔עַת כִּ֞י יְהוָ֣ה׀ אֱלֹהֵ֣י יִשְׂרָאֵ֗ל נָתַ֨ן מַמְלָכָ֧ה לְדָוִ֛יד עַל־יִשְׂרָאֵ֖ל לְעוֹלָ֑ם ל֥וֹ וּלְבָנָ֖יו בְּרִ֥ית מֶֽלַח׃ ס

‎6 ‏וַיָּ֙קָם֙ יָרָבְעָ֣ם בֶּן־נְבָ֔ט עֶ֖בֶד שְׁלֹמֹ֣ה בֶן־דָּוִ֑יד וַיִּמְרֹ֖ד עַל־אֲדֹנָֽיו׃

‎7 ‏וַיִּקָּבְצ֣וּ עָלָ֗יו אֲנָשִׁ֤ים רֵקִים֙ בְּנֵ֣י בְלִיַּ֔עַל וַיִּֽתְאַמְּצ֖וּ עַל־רְחַבְעָ֣ם בֶּן־שְׁלֹמֹ֑ה וּרְחַבְעָ֗ם הָ֤יָה נַ֙עַר֙ וְרַךְ־לֵבָ֔ב וְלֹ֥א הִתְחַזַּ֖ק לִפְנֵיהֶֽם׃

‎8 ‏וְעַתָּ֣ה׀ אַתֶּ֣ם אֹֽמְרִ֗ים לְהִתְחַזֵּק֙ לִפְנֵי֙ מַמְלֶ֣כֶת יְהוָ֔ה בְּיַ֖ד בְּנֵ֣י דָוִ֑יד וְאַתֶּם֙ הָמ֣וֹן רָ֔ב וְעִמָּכֶם֙ עֶגְלֵ֣י זָהָ֔ב אֲשֶׁ֨ר עָשָׂ֥ה לָכֶ֛ם יָרָבְעָ֖ם לֵאלֹהִֽים׃

‎9 ‏הֲלֹ֤א הִדַּחְתֶּם֙ אֶת־כֹּהֲנֵ֣י יְהוָ֔ה אֶת־בְּנֵ֥י אַהֲרֹ֖ן וְהַלְוִיִּ֑ם וַתַּעֲשׂ֨וּ לָכֶ֤ם כֹּהֲנִים֙ כְּעַמֵּ֣י הָאֲרָצ֔וֹת כָּל־הַבָּ֗א לְמַלֵּ֨א יָד֜וֹ בְּפַ֤ר בֶּן־בָּקָר֙ וְאֵילִ֣ם שִׁבְעָ֔ה וְהָיָ֥ה כֹהֵ֖ן לְלֹ֥א אֱלֹהִֽים׃ ס

‎10 ‏וַאֲנַ֛חְנוּ יְהוָ֥ה אֱלֹהֵ֖ינוּ וְלֹ֣א עֲזַבְנֻ֑הוּ וְכֹ֨הֲנִ֜ים מְשָׁרְתִ֤ים לַֽיהוָה֙ בְּנֵ֣י אַהֲרֹ֔ן וְהַלְוִיִּ֖ם בַּמְלָֽאכֶת׃

‎11 ‏וּמַקְטִרִ֣ים לַיהוָ֡ה עֹל֣וֹת בַּבֹּֽקֶר־בַּבֹּ֣קֶר וּבָעֶֽרֶב־בָּעֶ֣רֶב וּקְטֹֽרֶת־סַמִּים֩ וּמַעֲרֶ֨כֶת לֶ֜חֶם עַל־הַשֻּׁלְחָ֣ן הַטָּה֗וֹר וּמְנוֹרַ֨ת הַזָּהָ֤ב וְנֵרֹתֶ֙יהָ֙ לְבָעֵר֙ בָּעֶ֣רֶב בָּעֶ֔רֶב כִּֽי־שֹׁמְרִ֣ים אֲנַ֔חְנוּ אֶת־מִשְׁמֶ֖רֶת יְהוָ֣ה אֱלֹהֵ֑ינוּ וְאַתֶּ֖ם עֲזַבְתֶּ֥ם אֹתֽוֹ׃

‎12 ‏וְהִנֵּה֩ עִמָּ֨נוּ בָרֹ֜אשׁ הָאֱלֹהִ֧ים׀ וְכֹהֲנָ֛יו וַחֲצֹצְר֥וֹת הַתְּרוּעָ֖ה לְהָרִ֣יעַ עֲלֵיכֶ֑ם בְּנֵ֣י יִשְׂרָאֵ֗ל אַל־תִּלָּֽחֲמ֛וּ עִם־יְהוָ֥ה אֱלֹהֵֽי־אֲבֹתֵיכֶ֖ם כִּי־לֹ֥א תַצְלִֽיחוּ׃

‎13 ‏וְיָֽרָבְעָ֗ם הֵסֵב֙ אֶת־הַמַּאְרָ֔ב לָב֖וֹא מֵֽאַחֲרֵיהֶ֑ם וַיִּֽהְיוּ֙ לִפְנֵ֣י יְהוּדָ֔ה וְהַמַּאְרָ֖ב מֵאַחֲרֵיהֶֽם׃

‎14 ‏וַיִּפְנ֣וּ יְהוּדָ֗ה וְהִנֵּ֨ה לָהֶ֤ם הַמִּלְחָמָה֙ פָּנִ֣ים וְאָח֔וֹר וַֽיִּצְעֲק֖וּ לַיהוָ֑ה וְהַכֹּ֣הֲנִ֔ים מחצצרים מַחְצְרִ֖ים בַּחֲצֹצְרֽוֹת׃

‎15 ‏וַיָּרִ֖יעוּ אִ֣ישׁ יְהוּדָ֑ה וַיְהִ֗י בְּהָרִ֙יעַ֙ אִ֣ישׁ יְהוּדָ֔ה וְהָאֱלֹהִ֗ים נָגַ֤ף אֶת־יָֽרָבְעָם֙ וְכָל־יִשְׂרָאֵ֔ל לִפְנֵ֥י אֲבִיָּ֖ה וִיהוּדָֽה׃

‎16 ‏וַיָּנ֥וּסוּ בְנֵי־יִשְׂרָאֵ֖ל מִפְּנֵ֣י יְהוּדָ֑ה וַיִּתְּנֵ֥ם אֱלֹהִ֖ים בְּיָדָֽם׃

‎17 ‏וַיַּכּ֥וּ בָהֶ֛ם אֲבִיָּ֥ה וְעַמּ֖וֹ מַכָּ֣ה רַבָּ֑ה וַיִּפְּל֤וּ חֲלָלִים֙ מִיִּשְׂרָאֵ֔ל חֲמֵשׁ־מֵא֥וֹת אֶ֖לֶף אִ֥ישׁ בָּחֽוּר׃

‎18 ‏וַיִּכָּנְע֥וּ בְנֵי־יִשְׂרָאֵ֖ל בָּעֵ֣ת הַהִ֑יא וַיֶּֽאֶמְצוּ֙ בְּנֵ֣י יְהוּדָ֔ה כִּ֣י נִשְׁעֲנ֔וּ עַל־יְהוָ֖ה אֱלֹהֵ֥י אֲבוֹתֵיהֶֽם׃

‎19 ‏וַיִּרְדֹּ֣ף אֲבִיָּה֮ אַחֲרֵ֣י יָרָבְעָם֒ וַיִּלְכֹּ֤ד מִמֶּ֙נּוּ֙ עָרִ֔ים אֶת־בֵּֽית־אֵל֙ וְאֶת־בְּנוֹתֶ֔יהָ וְאֶת־יְשָׁנָ֖ה וְאֶת־בְּנוֹתֶ֑יהָ וְאֶת־עפרון עֶפְרַ֖יִן וּבְנֹתֶֽיהָ׃

‎20 ‏וְלֹֽא־עָצַ֧ר כֹּֽחַ־יָרָבְעָ֛ם ע֖וֹד בִּימֵ֣י אֲבִיָּ֑הוּ וַיִּגְּפֵ֥הוּ יְהוָ֖ה וַיָּמֹֽת׃ פ

‎21 ‏וַיִּתְחַזֵּ֣ק אֲבִיָּ֔הוּ וַיִּ֨שָּׂא־ל֔וֹ נָשִׁ֖ים אַרְבַּ֣ע עֶשְׂרֵ֑ה וַיּ֗וֹלֶד עֶשְׂרִ֤ים וּשְׁנַ֙יִם֙ בָּנִ֔ים וְשֵׁ֥שׁ עֶשְׂרֵ֖ה בָּנֽוֹת׃ ס

‎22 ‏וְיֶ֙תֶר֙ דִּבְרֵ֣י אֲבִיָּ֔ה וּדְרָכָ֖יו וּדְבָרָ֑יו כְּתוּבִ֕ים בְּמִדְרַ֖שׁ הַנָּבִ֥יא עִדּֽוֹ׃

‎23 ‏וַיִּשְׁכַּ֨ב אֲבִיָּ֜ה עִם־אֲבֹתָ֗יו וַיִּקְבְּר֤וּ אֹתוֹ֙ בְּעִ֣יר דָּוִ֔יד וַיִּמְלֹ֛ךְ אָסָ֥א בְנ֖וֹ תַּחְתָּ֑יו בְּיָמָ֛יו שָׁקְטָ֥ה הָאָ֖רֶץ עֶ֥שֶׂר שָׁנִֽים׃ פ


1 Anno octavodecimo regis Jeroboam, regnavit Abia super Judam.

2 Tribus annis regnavit in Jerusalem, nomenque matris ejus Michaia filia Uriel de Gabaa: et erat bellum inter Abiam et Jeroboam.

3 Cumque iniisset Abia certamen, et haberet bellicosissimos viros, et electorum quadringenta millia: Jeroboam instruxit econtra aciem octingenta millia virorum, qui et ipsi electi erant, et ad bella fortissimi.

4 Stetit ergo Abia super montem Semeron, qui erat in Ephraim, et ait: Audi, Jeroboam, et omnis Israël.

5 Num ignoratis quod Dominus Deus Israël dederit regnum David super Israël in sempiternum, ipsi et filiis ejus in pactum salis?

6 Et surrexit Jeroboam filius Nabat, servus Salomonis filii David, et rebellavit contra dominum suum.

7 Congregatique sunt ad eum viri vanissimi, et filii Belial, et prævaluerunt contra Roboam filium Salomonis: porro Roboam erat rudis, et corde pavido, nec potuit resistere eis.

8 Nunc ergo vos dicitis quod resistere possitis regno Domini, quod possidet per filios David, habetisque grandem populi multitudinem, atque vitulos aureos quos fecit vobis Jeroboam in deos.

9 Et ejecistis sacerdotes Domini, filios Aaron, atque Levitas, et fecistis vobis sacerdotes sicut omnes populi terrarum: quicumque venerit, et initiaverit manum suam in tauro de bobus, et in arietibus septem, fit sacerdos eorum qui non sunt dii.

10 Noster autem Dominus, Deus est, quem non relinquimus, sacerdotesque ministrant Domino, de filiis Aaron, et Levitæ sunt in ordine suo:

11 holocausta quoque offerunt Domino per singulos dies mane et vespere, et thymiama juxta legis præcepta confectum, et proponuntur panes in mensa mundissima, estque apud nos candelabrum aureum, et lucernæ ejus, ut accendantur semper ad vesperam: nos quippe custodimus præcepta Domini Dei nostri, quem vos reliquistis.

12 Ergo in exercitu nostro dux Deus est, et sacerdotes ejus, qui clangunt tubis, et resonant contra vos: filii Israël, nolite pugnare contra Dominum Deum patrum vestrorum, quia non vobis expedit.

13 Hæc illo loquente, Jeroboam retro moliebatur insidias. Cumque ex adverso hostium staret, ignorantem Judam suo ambiebat exercitu.

14 Respiciensque Judas, vidit instare bellum ex adverso et post tergum, et clamavit ad Dominum, ac sacerdotes tubis canere cœperunt.

15 Omnesque viri Juda vociferati sunt: et ecce illis clamantibus, perterruit Deus Jeroboam, et omnem Israël qui stabat ex adverso Abia et Juda.

16 Fugeruntque filii Israël Judam, et tradidit eos Deus in manu eorum.

17 Percussit ergo eos Abia et populus ejus plaga magna: et corruerunt vulnerati ex Israël quingenta millia virorum fortium.

18 Humiliatique sunt filii Israël in tempore illo, et vehementissime confortati filii Juda, eo quod sperassent in Domino Deo patrum suorum.

19 Persecutus est autem Abia fugientem Jeroboam, et cepit civitates ejus, Bethel et filias ejus, et Jesana cum filiabus suis, Ephron quoque et filias ejus:

20 nec valuit ultra resistere Jeroboam in diebus Abia: quem percussit Dominus, et mortuus est.

21 Igitur Abia, confortato imperio suo, accepit uxores quatuordecim: procreavitque viginti duos filios, et sedecim filias.

22 Reliqua autem sermonum Abia, viarumque et operum ejus, scripta sunt diligentissime in libro Addo prophetæ.

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