2 Chronicles 11:12
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New International Version
He put shields and spears in all the cities, and made them very strong. So Judah and Benjamin were his.

New Living Translation
He also put shields and spears in these towns as a further safety measure. So only Judah and Benjamin remained under his control.

English Standard Version
And he put shields and spears in all the cities and made them very strong. So he held Judah and Benjamin.

New American Standard Bible
He put shields and spears in every city and strengthened them greatly. So he held Judah and Benjamin.

King James Bible
And in every several city he put shields and spears, and made them exceeding strong, having Judah and Benjamin on his side.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
He also put large shields and spears in each and every city to make them very strong. So Judah and Benjamin were his.

International Standard Version
He also stockpiled shields and spears in every city and fortified them greatly to secure his rule over Judah and Benjamin.

NET Bible
In each city there were shields and spears; he strongly fortified them. Judah and Benjamin belonged to him.

New Heart English Bible
He put shields and spears in every city, and made them exceeding strong. Judah and Benjamin belonged to him.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
In each city he stored shields and spears. He made the cities very secure. So Rehoboam held on to Judah and Benjamin.

JPS Tanakh 1917
And in every city he put shields and spears, and made them exceeding strong. And Judah and Benjamin adhered to him.

New American Standard 1977
And he put shields and spears in every city and strengthened them greatly. So he held Judah and Benjamin.

Jubilee Bible 2000
and in all the cities he put shields and spears. He fortified them greatly, having Judah and Benjamin on his side.

King James 2000 Bible
And in every city he put shields and spears, and made them very strong, having Judah and Benjamin on his side.

American King James Version
And in every several city he put shields and spears, and made them exceeding strong, having Judah and Benjamin on his side.

American Standard Version
And in every city he put'shields and spears, and made them exceeding strong. And Judah and Benjamin belonged to him.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Moreover in every city he made an armoury of shields and spears, and he fortified them with great diligence, and he reigned over Juda, and Benjamin,

Darby Bible Translation
and in every several city, targets and spears, and made them exceedingly strong. And Judah and Benjamin were his.

English Revised Version
And in every several city he put shields and spears, and made them exceeding strong. And Judah and Benjamin belonged to him.

Webster's Bible Translation
And in every several city he put shields and spears, and made them exceeding strong, having Judah and Benjamin on his side.

World English Bible
In every city [he put] shields and spears, and made them exceeding strong. Judah and Benjamin belonged to him.

Young's Literal Translation
and in every city and city targets and spears, and strengtheneth them very greatly; and he hath Judah and Benjamin.
Study Bible
Rehoboam Fortifies Judah
11He also strengthened the fortresses and put officers in them and stores of food, oil and wine. 12He put shields and spears in every city and strengthened them greatly. So he held Judah and Benjamin. 13Moreover, the priests and the Levites who were in all Israel stood with him from all their districts.…
Cross References
2 Chronicles 11:11
He also strengthened the fortresses and put officers in them and stores of food, oil and wine.

2 Chronicles 11:13
Moreover, the priests and the Levites who were in all Israel stood with him from all their districts.
Treasury of Scripture

And in every several city he put shields and spears, and made them exceeding strong, having Judah and Benjamin on his side.

he put shields

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2 Samuel 13:19,22 And Tamar put ashes on her head, and rent her garment of divers colors …

having Judah

2 Chronicles 11:1 And when Rehoboam was come to Jerusalem, he gathered of the house …

(12) Shields.--The "targets" of 2Chronicles 9:15.

Made them exceeding strong.--Strengthened them (the same word as "fortified" in 2Chronicles 11:11) very abundantly (l'harb?h med). A form of words only used by the chronicler. (See 2Chronicles 16:8; and comp. Nehemiah 6:18.)

Having Judah and Benjamin on his side.--Literally, and he had (or, there fell to him) Judah and Benjamin. A definition of Rehoboam's territory. (Comp. 2Chronicles 10:17.)

Verse 12. - Having Judah and Benjamin on his side. The mention of both tribes just serves to point for us the fact that Benjamin's existence and value were not absolutely ignored, but were for a short while quoted before the kingdom of Rehoboam became called by the name of Judah simply. And in every several city he put shields and spears,.... Furnished them with these and perhaps other pieces of armour, these being put for all, to defend themselves with against an enemy, and to annoy them:

and made them exceeding strong; so that they could not be easily taken:

having Judah and Benjamin on his side: which tribes cleaved to one another, and to Rehoboam, and to the kings of the house of David, in later times, as well as to the true religion. 11:1-12 A few good words might have prevented the rebellion of Rehoboam's subjects; but all the force of his kingdom cannot bring them back. And it is in vain to contend with the purpose of God, when it is made known to us. Even those who are destitute of true faith, will at times pay some regard to the word of God, and be kept by it from wrong actions, to which they are prone by nature.
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