Bible Commentaries

Matthew Henry's Concise Commentary on the Bible

2 Chronicles 13

Introduction

Abijah overcomes Jeroboam.

Verses 1-22

Jeroboam and his people, by apostacy and idolatry, merited the severe punishment Abijah was permitted to execute upon them. It appears from the character of Abijah, 1 Kings 15:3, that he was not himself truly religious, yet he encouraged himself from the religion of his people. It is common for those that deny the power of godliness, to boast of the form of it. Many that have little religion themselves, value it in others. But it was true that there were numbers of pious worshippers in Judah, and that theirs was the more righteous cause. In their distress, when danger was on every side, which way should they look for deliverance unless upward? It is an unspeakable comfort, that our way thither is always open. They cried unto the Lord. Earnest prayer is crying. To the cry of prayer they added the shout of faith, and became more than conquerors. Jeroboam escaped the sword of Abijah, but God struck him; there is no escaping his sword.

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Bibliographical Information
Henry, Matthew. "Concise Commentary on 2 Chronicles 13". "Matthew Henry Concise Commentary

on the Whole Bible". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/eng/mhn/2-chronicles-13.html. 1706.