1 Kings 12:1
New International Version
Rehoboam went to Shechem, for all Israel had gone there to make him king.

New Living Translation
Rehoboam went to Shechem, where all Israel had gathered to make him king.

English Standard Version
Rehoboam went to Shechem, for all Israel had come to Shechem to make him king.

Berean Study Bible
Then Rehoboam went to Shechem, for all Israel had gone there to make him king.

King James Bible
And Rehoboam went to Shechem: for all Israel were come to Shechem to make him king.

New King James Version
And Rehoboam went to Shechem, for all Israel had gone to Shechem to make him king.

New American Standard Bible
Then Rehoboam went to Shechem, because all Israel had come to Shechem to make him king.

NASB 1995
Then Rehoboam went to Shechem, for all Israel had come to Shechem to make him king.

NASB 1977
Then Rehoboam went to Shechem, for all Israel had come to Shechem to make him king.

Amplified Bible
Rehoboam went to Shechem, for all Israel had come to Shechem to make him king.

Christian Standard Bible
Then Rehoboam went to Shechem, for all Israel had gone to Shechem to make him king.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Then Rehoboam went to Shechem, for all Israel had gone to Shechem to make him king.

American Standard Version
And Rehoboam went to Shechem: for all Israel were come to Shechem to make him king.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
And Rekhabaam went to Shekeem because all Israel came to Shekeem to make him King.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
And king Roboam goes to Sikima; for all Israel were coming to Sikima to make him king.

Contemporary English Version
Rehoboam went to Shechem where everyone was waiting to crown him king.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And Roboam went to Sichem: for thither were all Israel come together to make him king.

English Revised Version
And Rehoboam went to Shechem: for all Israel were come to Shechem to make him king.

Good News Translation
Rehoboam went to Shechem, where all the people of northern Israel had gathered to make him king.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Rehoboam went to Shechem because all Israel had gone to Shechem to make him king.

International Standard Version
Rehoboam traveled to Shechem because all of Israel went there to install him as king.

JPS Tanakh 1917
And Rehoboam went to Shechem; for all Israel were come to Shechem to make him king.

Literal Standard Version
And Rehoboam goes to Shechem, for all Israel has come to Shechem to make him king.

NET Bible
Rehoboam traveled to Shechem, for all Israel had gathered in Shechem to make Rehoboam king.

New Heart English Bible
Rehoboam went to Shechem: for all Israel had come to Shechem to make him king.

World English Bible
Rehoboam went to Shechem: for all Israel were come to Shechem to make him king.

Young's Literal Translation
And Rehoboam goeth to Shechem, for to Shechem hath all Israel come to make him king.

Additional Translations ...
Context
Rebellion Against Rehoboam
1Then Rehoboam went to Shechem, for all Israel had gone there to make him king. 2When Jeroboam son of Nebat heard about this, he was still in Egypt where he had fled from King Solomon and had been living ever since.…

Cross References
Judges 9:6
Then all the leaders of Shechem and Beth-millo gathered beside the oak at the pillar in Shechem and proceeded to make Abimelech their king.

2 Chronicles 10:1
Then Rehoboam went to Shechem, for all Israel had gone there to make him king.

Jeremiah 41:5
eighty men who had shaved off their beards, torn their garments, and cut themselves came from Shechem, Shiloh, and Samaria, carrying grain offerings and frankincense for the house of the LORD.


Treasury of Scripture

And Rehoboam went to Shechem: for all Israel were come to Shechem to make him king.

Rehoboam

1 Kings 11:43
And Solomon slept with his fathers, and was buried in the city of David his father: and Rehoboam his son reigned in his stead.

2 Chronicles 10:1
And Rehoboam went to Shechem: for to Shechem were all Israel come to make him king.

Shechem

Genesis 12:6
And Abram passed through the land unto the place of Sichem, unto the plain of Moreh. And the Canaanite was then in the land.

Sichem

Genesis 33:18,19
And Jacob came to Shalem, a city of Shechem, which is in the land of Canaan, when he came from Padanaram; and pitched his tent before the city…

Joshua 20:7
And they appointed Kedesh in Galilee in mount Naphtali, and Shechem in mount Ephraim, and Kirjatharba, which is Hebron, in the mountain of Judah.

Joshua 24:1,32
And Joshua gathered all the tribes of Israel to Shechem, and called for the elders of Israel, and for their heads, and for their judges, and for their officers; and they presented themselves before God…

Sychem









(1) All Israel were come to Shechem to make him king.--In the case of David, we find that, when he was made king over Israel, "he made a league" with the elders of Israel (2Samuel 5:3), apparently implying a less absolute royalty than that to which he had been anointed, without conditions, over the house of Judah (2Samuel 2:4); and in his restoration after the death of Absalom, there appears to be some recognition of a right of distinct action on the part of the men of Israel in relation to the kingdom (2Samuel 19:9-10; 2Samuel 19:41-43; 2Samuel 20:1-2). Even in the coronation of Solomon, we find distinction made between royalty "over all Israel and over Judah." (See 1Kings 1:35; and comp. 1Kings 4:1.) Accordingly, Rehoboam seems to succeed without question to the throne of Judah, but to need to be "made king" by the rest of Israel, with apparently some right on their part to require conditions before acceptance. It is significant, however, that this ceremonial is fixed, not at Jerusalem, but at Shechem, the chief city of Ephraim, of ancient dignity, even from patriarchal times, as of singular beauty and fertility of position, which became, as a matter of course, the capital of the northern kingdom after the disruption. Perhaps, in this arrangement, which seems to have had no precedent, there was some omen of revolution. . . . Verse 1. - And Rehoboam [see on 1 Kings 11:26, and compare the name Αὐρύδημος. The name possibly indicates Solomon's ambitious hopes respecting him. The irony of history alone emphasizes it. Ecclesiastes 2:18, 19 would seem to show that Solomon himself had misgivings as to his son's abilities. "As the greatest persons cannot give themselves children, so the wisest cannot give their children wisdom" (Hall). His mother was Naamah, an Ammonitess (1 Kings 14:31). It would appear from 1 Kings 14:21, and 2 Chronicles 12:13, that he was 41 years of age at his accession. But this is, to say the least, doubtful. For

(1) he is described in 2 Chronicles 13:7 as being "young (נַעַר) and tender hearted."

(2) The LXX. addition to 1 Kings 12:24 says he was sixteen; υἱὸς ω}ν ἑκκαίδεκα ἐτῶν ἐν τῶ βασιλεύειν αὐτὸν.

(3) It is hardly probable that Solomon, who was himself "young and tender" at his father's death, should then have had a son a year old. . . .

Parallel Commentaries ...


Hebrew
Then Rehoboam
רְחַבְעָ֖ם (rə·ḥaḇ·‘ām)
Noun - proper - masculine singular
Strong's 7346: Rehoboam -- 'a people are enlarged', a king of Judah

went
וַיֵּ֥לֶךְ (way·yê·leḵ)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - Consecutive imperfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's 1980: To go, come, walk

to Shechem,
שְׁכֶ֑ם (šə·ḵem)
Noun - proper - feminine singular
Strong's 7927: Shechem -- 'ridge', a district in Northern Palestine, also a son of Hamor

for
כִּ֥י (kî)
Conjunction
Strong's 3588: A relative conjunction

all
כָל־ (ḵāl)
Noun - masculine singular construct
Strong's 3605: The whole, all, any, every

Israel
יִשְׂרָאֵ֖ל (yiś·rā·’êl)
Noun - proper - masculine singular
Strong's 3478: Israel -- 'God strives', another name of Jacob and his desc

had gone
בָּ֥א (bā)
Verb - Qal - Perfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's 935: To come in, come, go in, go

[there]
שְׁכֶ֛ם (šə·ḵem)
Noun - proper - feminine singular
Strong's 7927: Shechem -- 'ridge', a district in Northern Palestine, also a son of Hamor

to make him king.
לְהַמְלִ֥יךְ (lə·ham·lîḵ)
Preposition-l | Verb - Hifil - Infinitive construct
Strong's 4427: To reign, inceptively, to ascend the throne, to induct into royalty, to take counsel


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