At that time Abijah the son of Jeroboam became sick. Bible other translations

“Abijah.” The name seems both appropriate and ironic at the same time. Jeroboam turned away from Yahweh in many ways, and did evil in Yahweh’s sight, but he named his son “Abijah,” “My father is Yahweh.” As it turned out, however, Abijah was a godly person and was good in the eyes of Yahweh (1 Kings 14:13).

Commentary for: 1 Kings 14:1