1 Kings 11:27
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New International Version
Here is the account of how he rebelled against the king: Solomon had built the terraces and had filled in the gap in the wall of the city of David his father.

New Living Translation
This is the story behind his rebellion. Solomon was rebuilding the supporting terraces and repairing the walls of the city of his father, David.

English Standard Version
And this was the reason why he lifted up his hand against the king. Solomon built the Millo, and closed up the breach of the city of David his father.

Berean Study Bible
and this is the account of his rebellion against the king. Solomon had built the supporting terraces and repaired the gap in the wall of the city of his father David.

New American Standard Bible
Now this was the reason why he rebelled against the king: Solomon built the Millo, and closed up the breach of the city of his father David.

King James Bible
And this was the cause that he lifted up his hand against the king: Solomon built Millo, and repaired the breaches of the city of David his father.

Christian Standard Bible
and this is the reason he rebelled against the king: Solomon had built the supporting terraces and repaired the opening in the wall of the city of his father David.

Contemporary English Version
Here is how it happened: While Solomon's workers were filling in the land on the east side of Jerusalem and repairing the city walls,

Good News Translation
This is the story of the revolt. Solomon was filling in the land on the east side of Jerusalem and repairing the city walls.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
and this is the reason he rebelled against the king: Solomon had built the supporting terraces and repaired the opening in the wall of the city of his father David.

International Standard Version
and this is why he rose in rebellion against the king: Solomon had built up the terrace ramparts in the city of his father David in order to repair a weakness.

NET Bible
This is what prompted him to rebel against the king: Solomon built a terrace and he closed up a gap in the wall of the city of his father David.

New Heart English Bible
This was the reason why he lifted up his hand against the king: Solomon built Millo, and repaired the breach of the City of David his father.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
This was the situation when he rebelled against the king: Solomon was building the Millo and repairing a break in the [wall of] the City of David.

JPS Tanakh 1917
And this was the cause that he lifted up his hand against the king: Solomon built Millo, and repaired the breach of the city of David his father.

New American Standard 1977
Now this was the reason why he rebelled against the king: Solomon built the Millo, and closed up the breach of the city of his father David.

Jubilee Bible 2000
And this was why he lifted up his hand against the king: Solomon in building Millo, closed the breach of the city of David, his father.

King James 2000 Bible
And this was the reason that he lifted up his hand against the king: Solomon built Millo, and repaired the breaches of the city of David his father.

American King James Version
And this was the cause that he lifted up his hand against the king: Solomon built Millo, and repaired the breaches of the city of David his father.

American Standard Version
And this was the reason why he lifted up his hand against the king: Solomon built Millo, and repaired the breach of the city of David his father.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And this is the cause of his rebellion against him, for Solomon built Mello, and filled up the breach of the city of David his father.

Darby Bible Translation
And this was the cause that he lifted up his hand against the king: Solomon was building Millo, and closing the breach of the city of David his father;

English Revised Version
And this was the cause that he lifted up his hand against the king: Solomon built Millo, and repaired the breach of the city of David his father.

Webster's Bible Translation
And this was the cause why he raised his hand against the king: Solomon built Millo, and repaired the breaches of the city of David his father.

World English Bible
This was the reason why he lifted up his hand against the king: Solomon built Millo, and repaired the breach of the city of David his father.

Young's Literal Translation
and this is the thing for which he lifted up a hand against the king: Solomon built Millo -- he shut up the breach of the city of David his father,
Study Bible
Jeroboam's Rebellion
26Now Solomon’s servant, Jeroboam son of Nebat, was an Ephraimite from Zeredah, and his mother was a widow named Zeruah. Jeroboam rebelled against Solomon, 27and this is the account of his rebellion against the king. Solomon had built the supporting terraces and repaired the gap in the wall of the city of his father David. 28And Jeroboam was a mighty man of valor, so Solomon noticed that the young man was industrious and put him in charge of the whole labor force of the house of Joseph.…
Cross References
1 Kings 9:15
This is the account of the forced labor that King Solomon imposed to build the house of the LORD, his own palace, the supporting terraces, and the wall of Jerusalem, as well as Hazor, Megiddo, and Gezer.

1 Kings 9:24
As soon as Pharaoh's daughter had come up from the City of David to the palace that Solomon had built for her, he built the supporting terraces.

2 Kings 12:20
And the servants of Joash rose up and formed a conspiracy and killed him at Beth-millo, on the road down to Silla.

Treasury of Scripture

And this was the cause that he lifted up his hand against the king: Solomon built Millo, and repaired the breaches of the city of David his father.

lifted up

2 Samuel 20:21 The matter is not so: but a man of mount Ephraim, Sheba the son of …

Proverbs 30:32 If you have done foolishly in lifting up yourself, or if you have …

Isaiah 26:11 LORD, when your hand is lifted up, they will not see: but they shall …

Solomon

1 Kings 9:15,24 And this is the reason of the levy which king Solomon raised; for …

repaired [heb] closed

Amos 9:11 In that day will I raise up the tabernacle of David that is fallen, …

the breaches

Nehemiah 4:7 But it came to pass, that when Sanballat, and Tobiah, and the Arabians, …

Psalm 60:2 You have made the earth to tremble; you have broken it: heal the …

Isaiah 22:9 You have seen also the breaches of the city of David, that they are …

Ezekiel 13:5 You have not gone up into the gaps, neither made up the hedge for …

the city

2 Samuel 5:7 Nevertheless David took the strong hold of Zion: the same is the city of David.

(27) Solomon built Millo.--See 1Kings 9:15; 1Kings 9:24. This was apparently after he had built the Temple and the palace, some twenty years after his accession, when the delight in magnificence of building apparently grew upon him, and with it the burdens of the people.

Verse 27. - And this was the cause [or, this is the account; this is how it came about. Same words Joshua 5:4, and 1 Kings 9:15. We have here a long parenthesis, explaining the origin, etc., of Jeroboam's disaffection] that he lifted up his hand [Heb. a hand] against the king. Solomon built Millo [see on 1 Kings 9:15], and repaired the breaches [These words convey the impression that Solomon renewed the decayed or destroyed parts of the wall. But

(1) סָגַר does not mean repair, except indirectly. It means he closed, shut. And

(2) פֶּרֶץ sing, refers to one breach or opening. Moreover

(3) it was not so long since the wall was built (2 Samuel 5:9). It could hardly, therefore, have decayed, and there had been no siege to cause a breach. We must understand the word, consequently, not of a part broken down, but of a portion unbuilt. We have elsewhere suggested that this was the breach in the line of circumvallation, caused by the Tyropsson valley, and that the Millo was the bank, or rampart which closed it. And to this view the words of the text lend some confirmation] of the city of David his father. [As Millo was built about the 25th year of Solomon's reign (ch. 9:15), we are enabled to fix approximately the date of Jeroboam's rebellion. It was apparently about ten or twelve years before Solomon's death. And this was the cause that he lifted up his hand against the king,.... The occasion of it, his being advanced to some posts under Solomon, which elated him, and what passed between him and the prophet Ahijah, after related:

Solomon built Millo, and repaired the breaches of the city of David his father: in the oversight of which, it is supposed by the Jews, he employed this man, who reproached him for doing these works; building an house in Millo for Pharaoh's daughter, and stopping up the passage to the city of David, and the people's access thither upon occasion. 11:26-40 In telling the reason why God rent the kingdom from the house of Solomon, Ahijah warned Jeroboam to take heed of sinning away his preferment. Yet the house of David must be supported; out of it the Messiah would arise. Solomon sought to kill his successor. Had not he taught others, that whatever devices are in men's hearts, the counsel of the Lord shall stand? Yet he himself thinks to defeat that counsel. Jeroboam withdrew into Egypt, and was content to live in exile and obscurity for awhile, being sure of a kingdom at last. Shall not we be content, who have a better kingdom in reserve?
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