2 Chronicles 11:6
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New International Version
Bethlehem, Etam, Tekoa,

New Living Translation
He built up Bethlehem, Etam, Tekoa,

English Standard Version
He built Bethlehem, Etam, Tekoa,

New American Standard Bible
Thus he built Bethlehem, Etam, Tekoa,

King James Bible
He built even Bethlehem, and Etam, and Tekoa,

Holman Christian Standard Bible
He built up Bethlehem, Etam, Tekoa,

International Standard Version
including Bethlehem, Etam, Tekoa,

NET Bible
Bethlehem, Etam, Tekoa,

New Heart English Bible
He built Bethlehem, and Etam, and Tekoa,

GOD'S WORD® Translation
He rebuilt Bethlehem, Etam, Tekoa,

JPS Tanakh 1917
He built even Beth-lehem, and Etam, and Tekoa,

New American Standard 1977
Thus he built Bethlehem, Etam, Tekoa,

Jubilee Bible 2000
He built Bethlehem and Etam and Tekoa

King James 2000 Bible
He built even Bethlehem, and Etam, and Tekoa,

American King James Version
He built even Bethlehem, and Etam, and Tekoa,

American Standard Version
He built Beth-lehem, and Etam, and Tekoa,

Douay-Rheims Bible
And he built Bethlehem, and Etam, and Thecue,

Darby Bible Translation
And he built Bethlehem, and Etam, and Tekoa,

English Revised Version
He built even Beth-lehem, and Etam, and Tekoa,

Webster's Bible Translation
He built even Beth-lehem, and Etam, and Tekoa,

World English Bible
He built Bethlehem, and Etam, and Tekoa,

Young's Literal Translation
yea, he buildeth Beth-Lehem and Etam, and Tekoa,
Study Bible
Rehoboam Fortifies Judah
5Rehoboam lived in Jerusalem and built cities for defense in Judah. 6Thus he built Bethlehem, Etam, Tekoa, 7Beth-zur, Soco, Adullam,…
Cross References
2 Samuel 14:2
So Joab sent to Tekoa and brought a wise woman from there and said to her, "Please pretend to be a mourner, and put on mourning garments now, and do not anoint yourself with oil, but be like a woman who has been mourning for the dead many days;

2 Chronicles 11:5
Rehoboam lived in Jerusalem and built cities for defense in Judah.

2 Chronicles 11:7
Beth-zur, Soco, Adullam,
Treasury of Scripture

He built even Bethlehem, and Etam, and Tekoa,

Beth-lehem Bethlehem, called Bethlehem Judah (Jud.

2 Chronicles 17:7 Also in the third year of his reign he sent to his princes, even …

Joshua 19:15 And Kattath, and Nahallal, and Shimron, and Idalah, and Bethlehem: …

Genesis 35:19 And Rachel died, and was buried in the way to Ephrath, which is Bethlehem.

1 Samuel 17:12 Now David was the son of that Ephrathite of Bethlehemjudah, whose …

Matthew 2:5,6 And they said to him, In Bethlehem of Judaea: for thus it is written …

Etam

Judges 15:8 And he smote them hip and thigh with a great slaughter: and he went …

1 Chronicles 4:32 And their villages were, Etam, and Ain, Rimmon, and Tochen, and Ashan, …

Tekoa

2 Chronicles 20:20 And they rose early in the morning, and went forth into the wilderness …

2 Samuel 14:2 And Joab sent to Tekoah, and fetched there a wise woman, and said …

Nehemiah 3:5,27 And next to them the Tekoites repaired; but their nobles put not …

Jeremiah 6:1 O you children of Benjamin, gather yourselves to flee out of the …

Amos 1:1 The words of Amos, who was among the herdsmen of Tekoa, which he …

(6) He built even.--And he built--i.e., fortified.

Beth-lehem.--Beit-lahm, on a rocky eminence, two hours south of Jerusalem (Genesis 35:19; Micah 5:2; Matthew 2:6). The birthplace of David and of Christ.

Etam.--Ain Attn; different from the place mentioned in 1Chronicles 4:32 and Judges 15:8, which lay in Simeonite territory.

Tekoa.--Teku'a; ruins on a hill two hours south of Bethlehem. (See Joshua 15:59, Note.)

Verse 6. - Bethlehem. This was a case not of actual new building of a city, but of restoring and strengthening it. Bethlehem, originally Ephrath (Genesis 35:16; Genesis 48:7), was one of the very oldest towns existent in Jacob's time. It was not called Bethlehem till long after the settlement of the tribes. It was six miles from Jerusalem, on the east of the road to Hebron. Etam. A place near Bethlehem (1 Chronicles 4:3, 4, not 32; Septuagint of Joshua 15:60); possibly the resort of Samson after his revenge on the Philistines (Judges 15:8, 11). It was not the Etam mentioned as belonging to Simeon (1 Chronicles 4:32). Tekoa. According to Jerome, as also Eusebius, six Roman miles from Bethlehem, and nine from Jerusalem, or else, possibly by another road, twelve (Jerome's 'Pro-oemium in Amos,' and his 'Onomasticon'). It is absent from the Hebrew catalogue of Judah towns (Joshua 15:49), but is in the Septuagint Version of it. It was the place of the "wise woman" of 2 Samuel 14:2. He built even Bethlehem,.... The place of our Lord's birth, about six miles from Jerusalem:

and Etam; another city in the tribe of Judah; see 1 Chronicles 4:32, there was a rock of this name, Judges 15:8 and a fountain from whence waters were conveyed into the pool at Jerusalem, spoken of in Jewish writings (b):

and Tekoah; of which place Amos the prophet was, and which was about twelve miles from Jerusalem. Rauwolff (c) speaks of it as a fortified place now; he says it has a strong and mighty castle, built on a great and high hill.

(b) Cippi Heb. p. 10. (c) Travels, par. 3. c. 22. p. 321. Ed. Ray. 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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