2 Chronicles 12:1
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New International Version
After Rehoboam's position as king was established and he had become strong, he and all Israel with him abandoned the law of the LORD.

New Living Translation
But when Rehoboam was firmly established and strong, he abandoned the Law of the LORD, and all Israel followed him in this sin.

English Standard Version
When the rule of Rehoboam was established and he was strong, he abandoned the law of the LORD, and all Israel with him.

New American Standard Bible
When the kingdom of Rehoboam was established and strong, he and all Israel with him forsook the law of the LORD.

King James Bible
And it came to pass, when Rehoboam had established the kingdom, and had strengthened himself, he forsook the law of the LORD, and all Israel with him.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
When Rehoboam had established his sovereignty and royal power, he abandoned the law of the LORD--he and all Israel with him.

International Standard Version
At the height of his power, after he had consolidated his rule, Rehoboam abandoned the LORD's Law, along with all of Israel with him.

NET Bible
After Rehoboam's rule was established and solidified, he and all Israel rejected the law of the LORD.

New Heart English Bible
It happened, when the kingdom of Rehoboam was established, and he was strong, that he forsook the law of the LORD, and all Israel with him.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
When Rehoboam had established his kingdom and made himself strong, he and all Israel abandoned the LORD's teachings.

JPS Tanakh 1917
And it came to pass, when the kingdom of Rehoboam was established, and he was strong, that he forsook the law of the LORD, and all Israel with him.

New American Standard 1977
It took place when the kingdom of Rehoboam was established and strong that he and all Israel with him forsook the law of the LORD.

Jubilee Bible 2000
And it came to pass, when Rehoboam had confirmed the kingdom and had strengthened himself, he forsook the law of the LORD, and all Israel with him.

King James 2000 Bible
And it came to pass, when Rehoboam had established the kingdom, and had strengthened himself, he forsook the law of the LORD, and all Israel with him.

American King James Version
And it came to pass, when Rehoboam had established the kingdom, and had strengthened himself, he forsook the law of the LORD, and all Israel with him.

American Standard Version
And it came to pass, when the kingdom of Rehoboam was established, and he was strong, that he forsook the law of Jehovah, and all Israel with him.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And when the kingdom of Roboam was strengthened and fortified, he forsook the law of the Lord, and all Israel with him.

Darby Bible Translation
And it came to pass when the kingdom of Rehoboam was established, and when he had become strong, [that] he forsook the law of Jehovah, and all Israel with him.

English Revised Version
And it came to pass, when the kingdom of Rehoboam was established, and he was strong, that he forsook the law of the LORD, and all Israel with him.

Webster's Bible Translation
And it came to pass, when Rehoboam had established the kingdom, and had strengthened himself, he forsook the law of the LORD, and all Israel with him.

World English Bible
It happened, when the kingdom of Rehoboam was established, and he was strong, that he forsook the law of Yahweh, and all Israel with him.

Young's Literal Translation
And it cometh to pass, at the establishing of the kingdom of Rehoboam, and at his strengthening himself, he hath forsaken the law of Jehovah, and all Israel with him.
Study Bible
Egypt Invades Judah
1When the kingdom of Rehoboam was established and strong, he and all Israel with him forsook the law of the LORD. 2And it came about in King Rehoboam's fifth year, because they had been unfaithful to the LORD, that Shishak king of Egypt came up against Jerusalem…
Cross References
1 Kings 14:22
Judah did evil in the sight of the LORD, and they provoked Him to jealousy more than all that their fathers had done, with the sins which they committed.

2 Chronicles 11:17
They 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.

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 12:13
So King Rehoboam strengthened himself in Jerusalem and reigned. Now Rehoboam was forty-one years old when he began to reign, and he reigned seventeen years in Jerusalem, the city which the LORD had chosen from all the tribes of Israel, to put His name there. And his mother's name was Naamah the Ammonitess.

2 Chronicles 26:13
Under their direction was an elite army of 307,500, who could wage war with great power, to help the king against the enemy.
Treasury of Scripture

And it came to pass, when Rehoboam had established the kingdom, and had strengthened himself, he forsook the law of the LORD, and all Israel with him.

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2 Chronicles 12:13 So king Rehoboam strengthened himself in Jerusalem, and reigned: …

2 Chronicles 11:17 So they strengthened the kingdom of Judah, and made Rehoboam the …

he forsook

2 Chronicles 26:13-16 And under their hand was an army, three hundred thousand and seven …

Deuteronomy 6:10-12 And it shall be, when the LORD your God shall have brought you into …

Deuteronomy 8:10-14 When you have eaten and are full, then you shall bless the LORD your …

Deuteronomy 32:15,18 But Jeshurun waxed fat, and kicked: you are waxen fat, you are grown …

1 Kings 9:9 And they shall answer, Because they forsook the LORD their God, who …

Jeremiah 2:31 O generation, see you the word of the LORD. Have I been a wilderness …

Hosea 13:1 When Ephraim spoke trembling, he exalted himself in Israel; but when …

Hosea 13:6-8 According to their pasture, so were they filled; they were filled, …

all Israel

2 Chronicles 11:3 Speak to Rehoboam the son of Solomon, king of Judah, and to all Israel …

1 Kings 12:17 But as for the children of Israel which dwelled in the cities of …

1 Kings 14:22-24 And Judah did evil in the sight of the LORD, and they provoked him …

2 Kings 17:19 Also Judah kept not the commandments of the LORD their God, but walked …

Hosea 5:10,11 The princes of Judah were like them that remove the bound: therefore …

Micah 6:16 For the statutes of Omri are kept, and all the works of the house …

(1) When Rehoboam had established the kingdom.--Rather, when Rehoboam's kingdom had been established. The construction is impersonal: when one had established Rehoboam's kingdom. The narrative is resumed from 2Chronicles 11:17.

And had strengthened himself.--And when he had become strong (hezq?h, an infinitive, used again at 2Chronicles 26:16; Daniel 11:2, and nowhere else).

He forsook the law of the Lord--i.e., lapsed into idolatry. (See 1Kings 14:22-24, where the offence is more precisely described.)

All Israel.--The southern kingdom being regarded as the true Israel. (Comp. 2Chronicles 12:6.)

Verse 1. - When Rehoboam had established the kingdom... strengthened himself; i.e. while insecure and full of apprehensions, Rehoboam walked humbly and surely, but when he thought his object, simply safety, was gained, his true and worse self appeared or reappeared, and, clothed with self-confidence, he forsakes the "Law," to bring sure retribution on himself. All Israel with him. When we turn to the fuller statements of the parallel (1 Kings 14:22-24), we see that the sins that were at work were not those of king merely, but of people, especially in abominations such as those of sodomy and the immoral practices of the "groves," as well as the ecclesiastical and irreligious iniquities of "high places" and "image" worship! And it came to pass, when Rehoboam had established the kingdom,.... Or when the kingdom of Rehoboam was established; the tribes of Judah and Benjamin being firmly attached to him, and great numbers from the other tribes coming over to him, and things going on peaceably and prosperously during the three years that he and his people abode by the pure worship of God:

and had strengthened himself; built fortified cities for the defence of himself and kingdom, 2 Chronicles 11:5, he forsook the law of the Lord; after he had reigned three years, and was become strong, and thought himself safe and secure on the throne, trusting to his strength:

and all Israel with him; the greater part of them following the example of their king; of this defection, and the sins they fell into, see 1 Kings 14:22. CHAPTER 12

2Ch 12:1-12. Rehoboam, Forsaking God, Is Punished by Shishak.

1. when Rehoboam had established the kingdom, and had strengthened himself—(See on [433]2Ch 11:17). During the first three years of his reign his royal influence was exerted in the encouragement of the true religion. Security and ease led to religious decline, which, in the fourth year, ended in open apostasy. The example of the court was speedily followed by his subjects, for "all Israel was with him," that is, the people in his own kingdom. The very next year, the fifth of his reign, punishment was inflicted by the invasion of Shishak.12:1-16 Rehoboam, forsaking the Lord, is punished. - When Rehoboam was so strong that he supposed he had nothing to fear from Jeroboam, he cast off his outward profession of godliness. It is very common, but very lamentable, that men, who in distress or danger, or near death, seem much engaged in seeking and serving God, throw aside all their religion when they have received a merciful deliverance. God quickly brought troubles upon Judah, to awaken the people to repentance, before their hearts were hardened. Thus it becomes us, when we are under the rebukes of Providence, to justify God, and to judge ourselves. If we have humbled hearts under humbling providences, the affliction has done its work; it shall be removed, or the property of it be altered. The more God's service is compared with other services, the more reasonable and easy it will appear. Are the laws of temperance thought hard? The effects of intemperance will be found much harder. The service of God is perfect liberty; the service of our lusts is complete slavery. Rehoboam was never rightly fixed in his religion. He never quite cast off God; yet he engaged not his heart to seek the Lord. See what his fault was; he did not serve the Lord, because he did not seek the Lord. He did not pray, as Solomon, for wisdom and grace; he did not consult the word of God, did not seek to that as his oracle, nor follow its directions. He made nothing of his religion, because he did not set his heart to it, nor ever came up to a steady resolution in it. He did evil, because he never was determined for good.
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