2 Chronicles 11:21
New International Version
Rehoboam 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.

New Living Translation
Rehoboam loved Maacah more than any of his other wives and concubines. In all, he had eighteen wives and sixty concubines, and they gave birth to twenty-eight sons and sixty daughters.

English Standard Version
Rehoboam 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).

Berean Study Bible
Rehoboam loved Maacah daughter of Absalom more than all his wives and concubines. In all, he had eighteen wives and sixty concubines, and he was the father of twenty-eight sons and sixty daughters.

King James Bible
And 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.)

New King James Version
Now Rehoboam loved Maachah the granddaughter of Absalom more than all his wives and his concubines; for he took eighteen wives and sixty concubines, and begot twenty-eight sons and sixty daughters.

New American Standard Bible
Rehoboam 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.

NASB 1995
Rehoboam 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.

NASB 1977
And Rehoboam 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.

Amplified Bible
Rehoboam loved Maacah the daughter (granddaughter) of Absalom more than all his wives and concubines—for he had taken eighteen wives and sixty concubines, and he fathered twenty-eight sons and sixty daughters.

Christian Standard Bible
Rehoboam loved Maacah daughter of Absalom more than all his wives and concubines. He acquired eighteen wives and sixty concubines and was the father of twenty-eight sons and sixty daughters.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Rehoboam 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.

American Standard Version
And Rehoboam loved Maacah 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.)

Aramaic Bible in Plain English


Brenton Septuagint Translation
And Roboam loved Maacha the daughter of Abessalom more than all his wives and all his concubines: for he had eighteen wives and sixty concubines; and he begot twenty-eight sons, and sixty daughters.

Contemporary English Version
Rehoboam had 18 wives, but he also married 60 other women, and he was the father of 28 sons and 60 daughters. Rehoboam loved his wife Maacah the most,

Douay-Rheims Bible
And Roboam loved Maacha the daughter of Absalom above all his wives, and concubines: for he had married eighteen wives, and threescore concubines: and he beget eight and twenty sons, and threescore daughters.

English Revised Version
And Rehoboam loved Maacah 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.)

Good News Translation
In all, Rehoboam had eighteen wives and sixty concubines, and he fathered twenty-eight sons and sixty daughters. Of all his wives and concubines he loved Maacah best,

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Rehoboam loved Maacah, Absalom's granddaughter, more than all his other wives and concubines. (He had 18 wives and 60 concubines. He fathered 28 sons and 60 daughters.)

International Standard Version
Rehoboam loved Absalom's daughter Maacah more than he did all of his wives and mistresses. (He married eighteen wives and 60 concubines, fathering 28 sons and 60 daughters.)

JPS Tanakh 1917
And Rehoboam loved Maacah the daughter of Absalom above all his wives and his concubines--for he took eighteen wives, and threescore concubines, and begot twenty and eight sons and threescore daughters.

Literal Standard Version
And Rehoboam loves Maachah daughter of Absalom above all his wives and his concubines—for he has taken eighteen wives and sixty concubines—and he begets twenty-eight sons and sixty daughters.

NET Bible
Rehoboam loved Maacah daughter of Absalom more than his other wives and concubines. He had eighteen wives and sixty concubines; he fathered twenty-eight sons and sixty daughters.

New Heart English Bible
Rehoboam loved Maacah the daughter of Absalom above all his wives and his secondary wives: (for he took eighteen wives, and sixty secondary wives, and became the father of twenty-eight sons and sixty daughters.)

World English Bible
Rehoboam loved Maacah the daughter of Absalom above all his wives and his concubines: (for he took eighteen wives, and sixty concubines, and became the father of twenty-eight sons and sixty daughters.)

Young's Literal Translation
And Rehoboam loveth Maachah daughter of Absalom above all his wives and his concubines -- for eighteen wives he hath taken, and sixty concubines -- and he begetteth twenty and eight sons, and sixty daughters.

Additional Translations ...
Context
Rehoboam's Family
20After her, he married Maacah daughter of Absalom, and she bore to him Abijah, Attai, Ziza, and Shelomith. 21Rehoboam loved Maacah daughter of Absalom more than all his wives and concubines. In all, he had eighteen wives and sixty concubines, and he was the father of twenty-eight sons and sixty daughters. 22Rehoboam appointed Abijah son of Maacah as chief prince among his brothers, intending to make him king.…

Cross References
Genesis 22:24
Moreover, Nahor's concubine, whose name was Reumah, bore Tebah, Gaham, Tahash, and Maacah.

Deuteronomy 17:17
He must not take many wives for himself, lest his heart go astray. He must not accumulate for himself large amounts of silver and gold.

1 Kings 15:2
and he reigned in Jerusalem three years. His mother's name was Maacah daughter of Abishalom.


Treasury of Scripture

And Rehoboam loved Maachah the daughter of Absalom above all his wives and his concubines: (for he took eighteen wives, and three score concubines; and begat twenty and eight sons, and three score daughters.)

eighteen wives

2 Chronicles 11:23
And 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.

Deuteronomy 17:17
Neither shall he multiply wives to himself, that his heart turn not away: neither shall he greatly multiply to himself silver and gold.

Judges 8:30
And Gideon had threescore and ten sons of his body begotten: for he had many wives.









(21) Loved Maachah.--She probably inherited her mother's and grandfather's beauty.

For he took--N?s?', as in 2Chronicles 13:21; a later usage instead of l?qah.

And threescore concubines.--Josephus (l.c.) says, "thirty," and the difference in Hebrew is only of one letter. The recurrence of the same number immediately ("threescore daughters") is also suspicious.

Verse 21. - Rehoboam was clearly wrong by Deuteronomy 17:17 (note Solomon's Song of Solomon 6:8).

Parallel Commentaries ...


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

loved
וַיֶּאֱהַ֨ב (way·ye·’ĕ·haḇ)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - Consecutive imperfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's 157: To have affection f

Maacah
מַעֲכָ֣ה (ma·‘ă·ḵāh)
Noun - proper - feminine singular
Strong's 4601: Maacah -- an Israelite name, also a non-Israelite name, also a region in Syria

daughter
בַת־ (ḇaṯ-)
Noun - feminine singular construct
Strong's 1323: A daughter

of Absalom
אַבְשָׁל֗וֹם (’aḇ·šā·lō·wm)
Noun - proper - masculine singular
Strong's 53: Absalom -- 'my father is peace', two Israelites

more than all
מִכָּל־ (mik·kāl)
Preposition-m | Noun - masculine singular construct
Strong's 3605: The whole, all, any, every

his wives
נָשָׁיו֙ (nā·šāw)
Noun - feminine plural construct | third person masculine singular
Strong's 802: Woman, wife, female

and concubines.
וּפִ֣ילַגְשָׁ֔יו (ū·p̄î·laḡ·šāw)
Conjunctive waw | Noun - feminine plural construct | third person masculine singular
Strong's 6370: A concubine, a paramour

In all, he had
נָשָׂ֔א (nā·śā)
Verb - Qal - Perfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's 5375: To lift, carry, take

eighteen
שְׁמוֹנֶֽה־ (šə·mō·w·neh-)
Number - feminine singular
Strong's 8083: A cardinal number, eight, eighth

wives
נָשִׁ֤ים (nā·šîm)
Noun - feminine plural
Strong's 802: Woman, wife, female

and sixty
שִׁשִּׁ֑ים (šiš·šîm)
Number - common plural
Strong's 8346: Sixty

concubines,
וּפִֽילַגְשִׁ֖ים (ū·p̄î·laḡ·šîm)
Conjunctive waw | Noun - feminine plural
Strong's 6370: A concubine, a paramour

and he was the father
וַיּ֗וֹלֶד (way·yō·w·leḏ)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Hifil - Consecutive imperfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's 3205: To bear young, to beget, medically, to act as midwife, to show lineage

of twenty-eight
עֶשְׂרִ֧ים (‘eś·rîm)
Number - common plural
Strong's 6242: Twenty, twentieth

sons
בָּנִ֖ים (bā·nîm)
Noun - masculine plural
Strong's 1121: A son

and sixty
וְשִׁשִּׁ֥ים (wə·šiš·šîm)
Conjunctive waw | Number - common plural
Strong's 8346: Sixty

daughters.
בָּנֽוֹת׃ (bā·nō·wṯ)
Noun - feminine plural
Strong's 1323: A daughter


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