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.
Commentary
Matthew Henry Commentary
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.
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.

A.M.

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 …

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