2 Chronicles 11:5
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New International Version
Rehoboam lived in Jerusalem and built up towns for defense in Judah:

New Living Translation
Rehoboam remained in Jerusalem and fortified various towns for the defense of Judah.

English Standard Version
Rehoboam lived in Jerusalem, and he built cities for defense in Judah.

New American Standard Bible
Rehoboam lived in Jerusalem and built cities for defense in Judah.

King James Bible
And Rehoboam dwelt in Jerusalem, and built cities for defence in Judah.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Rehoboam stayed in Jerusalem, and he fortified cities in Judah.

International Standard Version
Rehoboam continued to live in Jerusalem and built defensive fortification cities throughout Judah,

NET Bible
Rehoboam lived in Jerusalem; he built up these fortified cities throughout Judah:

New Heart English Bible
Rehoboam lived in Jerusalem, and built cities for defense in Judah.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Rehoboam lived in Jerusalem and built fortified cities in Judah.

JPS Tanakh 1917
And Rehoboam dwelt in Jerusalem, and built cities for defence in Judah.

New American Standard 1977
Rehoboam lived in Jerusalem and built cities for defense in Judah.

Jubilee Bible 2000
And Rehoboam dwelt in Jerusalem and built cities for defence in Judah.

King James 2000 Bible
And Rehoboam dwelt in Jerusalem, and built cities for defense in Judah.

American King James Version
And Rehoboam dwelled in Jerusalem, and built cities for defense in Judah.

American Standard Version
And Rehoboam dwelt in Jerusalem, and built cities for defence in Judah.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And Roboam dwelt in Jerusalem, and built walled cities in Juda.

Darby Bible Translation
And Rehoboam dwelt in Jerusalem, and built cities for defence in Judah.

English Revised Version
And Rehoboam dwelt in Jerusalem, and built cities for defence in Judah.

Webster's Bible Translation
And Rehoboam dwelt in Jerusalem, and built cities for defense in Judah.

World English Bible
Rehoboam lived in Jerusalem, and built cities for defense in Judah.

Young's Literal Translation
And Rehoboam dwelleth in Jerusalem, and buildeth cities for a bulwark in Judah,
Study Bible
Rehoboam Fortifies Judah
4'Thus says the LORD, "You shall not go up or fight against your relatives; return every man to his house, for this thing is from Me."'" So they listened to the words of the LORD and returned from going against Jeroboam. 5Rehoboam lived in Jerusalem and built cities for defense in Judah. 6Thus he built Bethlehem, Etam, Tekoa,…
Cross References
2 Chronicles 8:2
that he built the cities which Huram had given to him, and settled the sons of Israel there.

2 Chronicles 11:6
Thus he built Bethlehem, Etam, Tekoa,

2 Chronicles 11:23
He acted wisely and distributed some of his sons through all the territories of Judah and Benjamin to all the fortified cities, and he gave them food in abundance. And he sought many wives for them.

2 Chronicles 12:4
He captured the fortified cities of Judah and came as far as Jerusalem.

2 Chronicles 14:6
He built fortified cities in Judah, since the land was undisturbed, and there was no one at war with him during those years, because the LORD had given him rest.

2 Chronicles 17:2
He placed troops in all the fortified cities of Judah, and set garrisons in the land of Judah and in the cities of Ephraim which Asa his father had captured.

2 Chronicles 21:3
Their father gave them many gifts of silver, gold and precious things, with fortified cities in Judah, but he gave the kingdom to Jehoram because he was the firstborn.

2 Chronicles 27:4
Moreover, he built cities in the hill country of Judah, and he built fortresses and towers on the wooded hills.

Jeremiah 34:7
when the army of the king of Babylon was fighting against Jerusalem and against all the remaining cities of Judah, that is, Lachish and Azekah, for they alone remained as fortified cities among the cities of Judah.
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And Rehoboam dwelled in Jerusalem, and built cities for defense in Judah.

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2 Chronicles 8:2-6 That the cities which Huram had restored to Solomon, Solomon built …

2 Chronicles 14:6,7 And he built fenced cities in Judah: for the land had rest, and he …

2 Chronicles 16:6 Then Asa the king took all Judah; and they carried away the stones …

2 Chronicles 17:12 And Jehoshaphat waxed great exceedingly; and he built in Judah castles, …

2 Chronicles 26:6 And he went forth and warred against the Philistines, and broke down …

2 Chronicles 27:4 Moreover he built cities in the mountains of Judah, and in the forests …

Isaiah 22:8-11 And he discovered the covering of Judah, and you did look in that …

(b) REHOBOAM STRENGTHENS THE DEFENCES OF HIS KINGDOM (2Chronicles 11:5-12).

This section is peculiar to the chronicler.

(5) Dwelt in Jerusalem.--As the capital.

Cities for defence.--('Arm l'm?r = 'ar m??r; 2Chronicles 8:5), "embattled cities; "LXX., ?????? ?????????.

In Judah.--Not the territory of the tribe, but the kingdom is intended, for some of the fortresses were in Benjamin (2Chronicles 11:10).

Verses 5-12. - These eight verses tell how Rehoboam, relieved of the responsibility of attempting to reconquer the revolted, wisely betakes himself to strengthening and defending what was left to him. He builds fifteen "fenced cities," or "cities for defence," twelve of them south and west of Jerusalem, for lear of Egypt; he fortifies certain strongholds, officering them, provisioning them, and supplying to them and "every several city" the necessary weapons of warfare and shields. And Rehoboam dwelt in Jerusalem,.... The metropolis of Judah, and the capital city of his kingdom:

and built cities for defence in Judah; that is, rebuilt, enlarged, and fortified them; for otherwise they were built before, though neglected before the revolt of the ten tribes; but now it became necessary to make them more capacious and strong, to protect his people, and defend himself against Israel; for though he was forbid to act offensively, and therefore contented himself to abide in Jerusalem, and not go forth to war; yet he might lawfully put himself into a condition of defence. 5-11. built cities for defence in Judah—This is evidently used as the name of the southern kingdom. Rehoboam, having now a bitter enemy in Israel, deemed it prudent to lose no time in fortifying several cities that lay along the frontier of his kingdom. Jeroboam, on his side, took a similar precaution (1Ki 12:25). Of the fifteen cities named, Aijalon, now Yalo, and Zorah, now Surah, between Jerusalem and Jabneh [Robinson], lay within the province of Benjamin. Gath, though a Philistine city, had been subject to Solomon. And Etham, which was on the border of Simeon, now incorporated with the kingdom of Israel, was fortified to repel danger from that quarter. These fortresses Rehoboam placed under able commanders and stocked them with provisions and military stores, sufficient, if necessary, to stand a siege. In the crippled state of his kingdom, he seems to have been afraid lest it might be made the prey of some powerful neighbors.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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