20 Jeroboam did not regain power during the time of Abijah. And the Lord struck him down and he died.
20 Neither did Jeroboam recover strength again in the days of Abijah: and the Lord struck him, and he died.
20 Jeroboam did not recover his power in the days of Abijah. And the Lord struck him down, and he died.
20 Jeroboam never did recover from his defeat while Abijah lived. Later on God struck him down and he died.
20 So Jeroboam did not recover strength again in the days of Abijah; and the Lord struck him, and he died.
20 So Jeroboam of Israel never regained his power during Abijah's lifetime, and finally the Lord struck him down and he died.
Matthew Henry's Commentary on 2 Chronicles 13:20
Abijah overcomes Jeroboam.
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.