2 Chronicles 11
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Shemaiah's Prophecy

(1 Kings 12:20-24)

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1When Rehoboam arrived in Jerusalem, he mustered Judah and Benjamin--a hundred and eighty thousand able young men--to go to war against Israel and to regain the kingdom for Rehoboam.1When Rehoboam came to Jerusalem, he assembled the house of Judah and Benjamin, 180,000 chosen warriors, to fight against Israel, to restore the kingdom to Rehoboam.1Now when Rehoboam had come to Jerusalem, he assembled the house of Judah and Benjamin, 180,000 chosen men who were warriors, to fight against Israel to restore the kingdom to Rehoboam.1And when Rehoboam was come to Jerusalem, he gathered of the house of Judah and Benjamin an hundred and fourscore thousand chosen men, which were warriors, to fight against Israel, that he might bring the kingdom again to Rehoboam.1When Rehoboam arrived in Jerusalem, he mobilized the house of Judah and Benjamin--180,000 choice warriors--to fight against Israel to restore the reign to Rehoboam.
2But this word of the LORD came to Shemaiah the man of God:2But the word of the LORD came to Shemaiah the man of God:2But the word of the LORD came to Shemaiah the man of God, saying,2But the word of the LORD came to Shemaiah the man of God, saying,2But the word of the LORD came to Shemaiah, the man of God:
3"Say to Rehoboam son of Solomon king of Judah and to all Israel in Judah and Benjamin,3“Say to Rehoboam the son of Solomon, king of Judah, and to all Israel in Judah and Benjamin,3"Speak to Rehoboam the son of Solomon, king of Judah, and to all Israel in Judah and Benjamin, saying,3Speak unto Rehoboam the son of Solomon, king of Judah, and to all Israel in Judah and Benjamin, saying,3"Say to Rehoboam son of Solomon, king of Judah, to all Israel in Judah and Benjamin, and to the rest of the people:
4This is what the LORD says: Do not go up to fight against your fellow Israelites. Go home, every one of you, for this is my doing.'" So they obeyed the words of the LORD and turned back from marching against Jeroboam.4‘Thus says the LORD, You shall not go up or fight against your relatives. Return every man to his home, for this thing is from me.’” So they listened to the word of the LORD and returned and did not go against Jeroboam.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.4Thus saith the LORD, Ye shall not go up, nor fight against your brethren: return every man to his house: for this thing is done of me. And they obeyed the words of the LORD, and returned from going against Jeroboam.4 'This is what the LORD says: You are not to march up and fight against your brothers. Each of you must return home, for this incident has come from Me.'" So they listened to what the LORD said and turned back from going against Jeroboam.

Rehoboam Fortifies Judah

(1 Kings 14:21-24)

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5Rehoboam lived in Jerusalem and built up towns for defense in Judah:5Rehoboam lived in Jerusalem, and he built cities for defense in Judah.5Rehoboam lived in Jerusalem and built cities for defense in Judah.5And Rehoboam dwelt in Jerusalem, and built cities for defence in Judah.5Rehoboam stayed in Jerusalem, and he fortified cities in Judah.
6Bethlehem, Etam, Tekoa,6He built Bethlehem, Etam, Tekoa,6Thus he built Bethlehem, Etam, Tekoa,6He built even Bethlehem, and Etam, and Tekoa,6He built up Bethlehem, Etam, Tekoa,
7Beth Zur, Soko, Adullam,7Beth-zur, Soco, Adullam,7Beth-zur, Soco, Adullam,7And Bethzur, and Shoco, and Adullam,7Beth-zur, Soco, Adullam,
8Gath, Mareshah, Ziph,8Gath, Mareshah, Ziph,8Gath, Mareshah, Ziph,8And Gath, and Mareshah, and Ziph,8Gath, Mareshah, Ziph,
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9Adoraim, Lachish, Azekah,9Adoraim, Lachish, Azekah,9Adoraim, Lachish, Azekah,9And Adoraim, and Lachish, and Azekah,9Adoraim, Lachish, Azekah,
10Zorah, Aijalon and Hebron. These were fortified cities in Judah and Benjamin.10Zorah, Aijalon, and Hebron, fortified cities that are in Judah and in Benjamin.10Zorah, Aijalon and Hebron, which are fortified cities in Judah and in Benjamin.10And Zorah, and Aijalon, and Hebron, which are in Judah and in Benjamin fenced cities.10Zorah, Aijalon, and Hebron, which are fortified cities in Judah and in Benjamin.
11He strengthened their defenses and put commanders in them, with supplies of food, olive oil and wine.11He made the fortresses strong, and put commanders in them, and stores of food, oil, and wine.11He also strengthened the fortresses and put officers in them and stores of food, oil and wine.11And he fortified the strong holds, and put captains in them, and store of victual, and of oil and wine.11He strengthened their fortifications and put leaders in them with supplies of food, oil, and wine.
12He put shields and spears in all the cities, and made them very strong. So Judah and Benjamin were his.12And he put shields and spears in all the cities and made them very strong. So he held Judah and Benjamin.12He put shields and spears in every city and strengthened them greatly. So he held Judah and Benjamin.12And in every several city he put shields and spears, and made them exceeding strong, having Judah and Benjamin on his side.12He also put large shields and spears in each and every city to make them very strong. So Judah and Benjamin were his.

Priests and Levites Forsaken by Jeroboam

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13The priests and Levites from all their districts throughout Israel sided with him.13And the priests and the Levites who were in all Israel presented themselves to him from all places where they lived.13Moreover, the priests and the Levites who were in all Israel stood with him from all their districts.13And the priests and the Levites that were in all Israel resorted to him out of all their coasts.13The priests and Levites from all their regions throughout Israel took their stand with Rehoboam,
14The Levites even abandoned their pasturelands and property and came to Judah and Jerusalem, because Jeroboam and his sons had rejected them as priests of the LORD14For the Levites left their common lands and their holdings and came to Judah and Jerusalem, because Jeroboam and his sons cast them out from serving as priests of the LORD,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.14For the Levites left their suburbs and their possession, and came to Judah and Jerusalem: for Jeroboam and his sons had cast them off from executing the priest's office unto the LORD:14for the Levites left their pasturelands and their possessions and went to Judah and Jerusalem, because Jeroboam and his sons refused to let them serve as priests of Yahweh.
15when he appointed his own priests for the high places and for the goat and calf idols he had made.15and he appointed his own priests for the high places and for the goat idols and for the calves that he had made.15He set up priests of his own for the high places, for the satyrs and for the calves which he had made.15And he ordained him priests for the high places, and for the devils, and for the calves which he had made.15Jeroboam appointed his own priests for the high places, the goat-demons, and the golden calves he had made.
16Those from every tribe of Israel who set their hearts on seeking the LORD, the God of Israel, followed the Levites to Jerusalem to offer sacrifices to the LORD, the God of their ancestors.16And those who had set their hearts to seek the LORD God of Israel came after them from all the tribes of Israel to Jerusalem to sacrifice to the LORD, the God of their fathers.16Those from all the tribes of Israel who set their hearts on seeking the LORD God of Israel followed them to Jerusalem, to sacrifice to the LORD God of their fathers.16And after them out of all the tribes of Israel such as set their hearts to seek the LORD God of Israel came to Jerusalem, to sacrifice unto the LORD God of their fathers.16Those from every tribe of Israel who had determined in their hearts to seek Yahweh their God followed the Levites to Jerusalem to sacrifice to Yahweh, the God of their ancestors.
17They strengthened the kingdom of Judah and supported Rehoboam son of Solomon three years, following the ways of David and Solomon during this time.17They strengthened the kingdom of Judah, and for three years they made Rehoboam the son of Solomon secure, for they walked for three years in the way of David and Solomon.17They strengthened the kingdom of Judah and supported Rehoboam the son of Solomon for three years, for they walked in the way of David and Solomon for three years.17So they strengthened the kingdom of Judah, and made Rehoboam the son of Solomon strong, three years: for three years they walked in the way of David and Solomon.17So they strengthened the kingdom of Judah and supported Rehoboam son of Solomon for three years, because they walked in the way of David and Solomon for three years.

Rehoboam's Family

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18Rehoboam married Mahalath, who was the daughter of David's son Jerimoth and of Abihail, the daughter of Jesse's son Eliab.18Rehoboam took as wife Mahalath the daughter of Jerimoth the son of David, and of Abihail the daughter of Eliab the son of Jesse,18Then Rehoboam took as a wife Mahalath the daughter of Jerimoth the son of David and of Abihail the daughter of Eliab the son of Jesse,18And Rehoboam took him Mahalath the daughter of Jerimoth the son of David to wife, and Abihail the daughter of Eliab the son of Jesse;18Rehoboam married Mahalath, daughter of David's son Jerimoth and of Abihail daughter of Jesse's son Eliab.
19She bore him sons: Jeush, Shemariah and Zaham.19and she bore him sons, Jeush, Shemariah, and Zaham.19and she bore him sons: Jeush, Shemariah and Zaham.19Which bare him children; Jeush, and Shamariah, and Zaham.19She bore sons to him: Jeush, Shemariah, and Zaham.
20Then he married Maakah daughter of Absalom, who bore him Abijah, Attai, Ziza and Shelomith.20After her he took Maacah the daughter of Absalom, who bore him Abijah, Attai, Ziza, and Shelomith.20After her he took Maacah the daughter of Absalom, and she bore him Abijah, Attai, Ziza and Shelomith.20And after her he took Maachah the daughter of Absalom; which bare him Abijah, and Attai, and Ziza, and Shelomith.20After her, he married Maacah daughter of Absalom. She bore Abijah, Attai, Ziza, and Shelomith to him.
21Rehoboam loved Maakah daughter of Absalom more than any of his other wives and concubines. In all, he had eighteen wives and sixty concubines, twenty-eight sons and sixty daughters.21Rehoboam loved Maacah the daughter of Absalom above all his wives and concubines (he took eighteen wives and sixty concubines, and fathered twenty-eight sons and sixty daughters).21Rehoboam loved Maacah the daughter of Absalom more than all his other wives and concubines. For he had taken eighteen wives and sixty concubines and fathered twenty-eight sons and sixty daughters.21And Rehoboam loved Maachah the daughter of Absalom above all his wives and his concubines: (for he took eighteen wives, and threescore concubines; and begat twenty and eight sons, and threescore daughters.)21Rehoboam loved Maacah daughter of Absalom more than all his wives and concubines. He acquired 18 wives and 60 concubines and was the father of 28 sons and 60 daughters.
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22Rehoboam appointed Abijah son of Maakah as crown prince among his brothers, in order to make him king.22And Rehoboam appointed Abijah the son of Maacah as chief prince among his brothers, for he intended to make him king.22Rehoboam appointed Abijah the son of Maacah as head and leader among his brothers, for he intended to make him king.22And Rehoboam made Abijah the son of Maachah the chief, to be ruler among his brethren: for he thought to make him king.22Rehoboam appointed Abijah son of Maacah as chief, leader among his brothers, intending to make him king.
23He acted wisely, dispersing some of his sons throughout the districts of Judah and Benjamin, and to all the fortified cities. He gave them abundant provisions and took many wives for them.23And he dealt wisely and distributed some of his sons through all the districts of Judah and Benjamin, in all the fortified cities, and he gave them abundant provisions and procured wives for them.23He 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.23And he dealt wisely, and dispersed of all his children throughout all the countries of Judah and Benjamin, unto every fenced city: and he gave them victual in abundance. And he desired many wives.23Rehoboam also showed discernment by dispersing some of his sons to all the regions of Judah and Benjamin and to all the fortified cities. He gave them plenty of provisions and sought many wives for them.



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