13:14 The men of Judah turned around and realized they were being attacked from the front and the rear. 1 So they cried out for help to the Lord. The priests blew their trumpets, 13:15 and the men of Judah gave 2 the battle cry. As the men of Judah gave the battle cry, the Lord struck down Jeroboam and all Israel before Abijah and Judah. 13:16 The Israelites fled from before the Judahite army, 3 and God handed them over to the men of Judah. 4 13:17 Abijah and his army thoroughly defeated them; 5 500,000 well-trained Israelite men fell dead. 6 13:18 That day 7 the Israelites were defeated; the men of Judah prevailed because they relied on the Lord God of their ancestors.
1 tn Heb “and Judah turned, and, look, to them [was] the battle in front and behind.”
2 tn Heb “shouted out.”
3 tn Heb “Judah.”
4 tn Heb “them”; the referent (the men of Judah) has been specified in the translation for clarity.
5 tn Heb “struck them down with a great striking down.”
6 tn Heb “and [the] slain from Israel fell, five hundred thousand chosen men.”
7 tn Heb “at that time.”