2 Chronicles 11:13
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New International Version
The priests and Levites from all their districts throughout Israel sided with him.

New Living Translation
But all the priests and Levites living among the northern tribes of Israel sided with Rehoboam.

English Standard Version
And the priests and the Levites who were in all Israel presented themselves to him from all places where they lived.

New American Standard Bible
Moreover, the priests and the Levites who were in all Israel stood with him from all their districts.

King James Bible
And the priests and the Levites that were in all Israel resorted to him out of all their coasts.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
The priests and Levites from all their regions throughout Israel took their stand with Rehoboam,

International Standard Version
The priests and descendants of Levi throughout Israel also supported him in their districts,

NET Bible
The priests and Levites who lived throughout Israel supported him, no matter where they resided.

New Heart English Bible
The priests and the Levites who were in all Israel resorted to him out of all their border.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
The priests and Levites in every region of Israel sided with Rehoboam.

JPS Tanakh 1917
And the priests and the Levites that were in all Israel presented themselves to him out of all their border.

New American Standard 1977
Moreover, the priests and the Levites who were in all Israel stood with him from all their districts.

Jubilee Bible 2000
And the priests and the Levites that were in all Israel gathered unto him out of all their borders.

King James 2000 Bible
And the priests and the Levites that were in all Israel resorted to him out of all their territories.

American King James Version
And the priests and the Levites that were in all Israel resorted to him out of all their coasts.

American Standard Version
And the priests and the Levites that were in all Israel resorted to him out of all their border.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And the priests and Levites, that were in all Israel, came to him out of all their seats,

Darby Bible Translation
And the priests and the Levites that were in all Israel resorted to him out of all their districts;

English Revised Version
And the priests and the Levites that were in all Israel resorted to him out of all their border.

Webster's Bible Translation
And the priests and the Levites that were in all Israel resorted to him from all their borders.

World English Bible
The priests and the Levites who were in all Israel resorted to him out of all their border.

Young's Literal Translation
And the priests, and the Levites, that are in all Israel, have stationed themselves by him, out of all their border,
Study Bible
Priests and Levites Forsaken by Jeroboam
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. 14For the Levites left their pasture lands and their property and came to Judah and Jerusalem, for Jeroboam and his sons had excluded them from serving as priests to the LORD.…
Cross References
2 Chronicles 11:12
He put shields and spears in every city and strengthened them greatly. So he held Judah and Benjamin.

2 Chronicles 11:14
For the Levites left their pasture lands and their property and came to Judah and Jerusalem, for Jeroboam and his sons had excluded them from serving as priests to the LORD.

2 Chronicles 23:2
They went throughout Judah and gathered the Levites from all the cities of Judah, and the heads of the fathers' households of Israel, and they came to Jerusalem.
Treasury of Scripture

And the priests and the Levites that were in all Israel resorted to him out of all their coasts.

A.M.

(c) THE PRIESTS AND LEVITES, AND ALL WHO ARE FAITHFUL TO THE LEGITIMATE WORSHIP, DESERT THE NORTHERN KINGDOM (2Chronicles 11:13-17).

This section also is peculiar to the chronicler, though indirectly confirmed by the notices in 1Kings 12:31; 1Kings 13:33.

(13) Resorted to him.--Presented themselves before him (Job 1:6; Job 2:1).

Coasts.--Border, domain. The term "Lvites" is here used in the general sense as including the priests.

Verse 13. - The priests and the Levites that were in all Israel resorted to him out of all their coasts. The emphasis thrown into the contents of this verse is evident and agreeable; the ecclesiastical party acted worthily of itself. The priests and Levites could not bring themselves to offer sacrifice and service to the calves, or to forsake Jerusalem and the temple and the true altar. No doubt a stirring, throbbing history underlay the few but suggestive words which point here the conduct of the priests and Levites. These would not content to stand shoulder to shoulder with priests made not from the tribe of Levi (1 Kings 12:31). And the priests and the Levites, that were in all Israel,.... In the ten tribes, in the cities assigned to them therein:

resorted to him out of all their coasts; as to their rightful sovereign, and chiefly for the sake of the service of the sanctuary at Jerusalem. 13-17. the priests and the Levites … resorted to him out of all their coasts—This was an accession of moral power, for the maintenance of the true religion is the best support and safeguard of any nation; and as it was peculiarly the grand source of the strength and prosperity of the Hebrew monarchy, the great numbers of good and pious people who sought an asylum within the territories of Judah contributed greatly to consolidate the throne of Rehoboam. The cause of so extensive an emigration from the kingdom of Israel was the deep and daring policy of Jeroboam, who set himself to break the national unity by entirely abolishing, within his dominions, the religious institutions of Judaism. He dreaded an eventual reunion of the tribes if the people continued to repair thrice a year to worship in Jerusalem as they were obliged by law to do. Accordingly, on pretense that the distance of that city was too great for multitudes of his subjects, he fixed upon two more convenient places, where he established a new mode of worshipping God under gross and prohibited symbols [1Ki 12:26-33]. The priests and Levites, refusing to take part in the idolatrous ceremonies, were ejected from their living [2Ch 11:13, 14]. Along with them a large body of the people who faithfully adhered to the instituted worship of God, offended and shocked by the impious innovations, departed from the kingdom.11:13-23 When the priests and Levites came to Jerusalem, the devout, pious Israelites followed them. Such as set their hearts to seek the Lord God of Israel, left the inheritance of their fathers, and went to Jerusalem, that they might have free access to the altar of God, and be out of the temptation to worship the calves. That is best for us, which is best for our souls; in all our choices, religious advantages must be sought before all outward conveniences. Where God's faithful priests are, his faithful people should be. And when it has been proved that we are willing to renounce our worldly interests, so far as we are called to do so for the sake of Christ and his gospel, we have good evidence that we are truly his disciples. And it is the interest of a nation to protect religion and religious people.
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