2 Chronicles 11:22
New International Version
Rehoboam appointed Abijah son of Maakah as crown prince among his brothers, in order to make him king.

New Living Translation
Rehoboam appointed Maacah’s son Abijah as leader among the princes, making it clear that he would be the next king.

English Standard Version
And Rehoboam appointed Abijah the son of Maacah as chief prince among his brothers, for he intended to make him king.

Berean Study Bible
Rehoboam appointed Abijah son of Maacah as chief prince among his brothers, intending to make him king.

New American Standard Bible
Rehoboam appointed Abijah the son of Maacah as head and leader among his brothers, for he intended to make him king.

King James Bible
And Rehoboam made Abijah the son of Maachah the chief, to be ruler among his brethren: for he thought to make him king.

Christian Standard Bible
Rehoboam appointed Abijah son of Maacah as chief, leader among his brothers, intending to make him king.

Contemporary English Version
so he chose their oldest son Abijah to be the next king.

Good News Translation
and he favored her son Abijah over all his other children, choosing him as the one to succeed him as king.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Rehoboam appointed Abijah son of Maacah as chief, leader among his brothers, intending to make him king.

International Standard Version
Later, Rehoboam appointed Abijah, his son from Maacah, as senior family leader among his brothers, since he intended to establish Abijah as king.

NET Bible
Rehoboam appointed Abijah son of Maacah as the leader over his brothers, for he intended to name him his successor.

New Heart English Bible
Rehoboam appointed Abijah the son of Maacah to be chief, the prince among his brothers; for he intended to make him king.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Rehoboam appointed Abijah, son of Maacah, as family head and prince among his brothers. By doing this, Rehoboam could make him king.

JPS Tanakh 1917
And Rehoboam appointed Abijah the son of Maacah to be chief, even the prince among his brethren; for he was minded to make him king.

New American Standard 1977
And Rehoboam appointed Abijah the son of Maacah as head and leader among his brothers, for he intended to make him king.

Jubilee Bible 2000
And Rehoboam made Abijah, the son of Maachah, as head and prince among his brethren, for he thought to make him king.

King James 2000 Bible
And Rehoboam made Abijah the son of Maachah the chief, to be ruler among his brethren: for he thought to make him king.

American King James Version
And Rehoboam made Abijah the son of Maachah the chief, to be ruler among his brothers: for he thought to make him king.

American Standard Version
And Rehoboam appointed Abijah the son of Maacah to be chief, even the prince among his brethren; for he was minded to make him king.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
And he made Abia the son of Maacha chief, even a leader among his brethren, for he intended to make him king.

Douay-Rheims Bible
But he put at the head of them Abia the son of Maacha to be the chief ruler over all his brethren: for he meant to make him king,

Darby Bible Translation
And Rehoboam established Abijah the son of Maachah at the head, to be ruler among his brethren; for [he thought] to make him king.

English Revised Version
And Rehoboam appointed Abijah the son of Maacah to be chief, even the prince among his brethren: for he was minded to make him king.

Webster's Bible Translation
And Rehoboam made Abijah the son of Maachah the chief, to be ruler among his brethren: for he thought to make him king.

World English Bible
Rehoboam appointed Abijah the son of Maacah to be chief, [even] the prince among his brothers; for [he was minded] to make him king.

Young's Literal Translation
And Rehoboam appointeth for head Abijah son of Maachah, for leader among his brethren, for to cause him to reign.
Study Bible
Rehoboam's Family
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. 23Rehoboam also acted wisely by dispersing some of his sons throughout the districts of Judah and Benjamin, and to all the fortified cities. He gave them abundant provisions and sought many wives for them.…
Cross References
Genesis 22:24
Moreover, his concubine, whose name was Reumah, bore Tebah, Gaham, Tahash, and Maacah.

Deuteronomy 21:15
If a man has two wives, one beloved and the other unloved, and both bear him sons, but the unloved wife has the firstborn son,

2 Chronicles 11:23
Rehoboam also acted wisely by dispersing some of his sons throughout the districts of Judah and Benjamin, and to all the fortified cities. He gave them abundant provisions and sought many wives for them.

Treasury of Scripture

And Rehoboam made Abijah the son of Maachah the chief, to be ruler among his brothers: for he thought to make him king.

made Abijah

Deuteronomy 21:15-17
If a man have two wives, one beloved, and another hated, and they have born him children, both the beloved and the hated; and if the firstborn son be hers that was hated: …

1 Chronicles 5:1,2
Now the sons of Reuben the firstborn of Israel, (for he was the firstborn; but, forasmuch as he defiled his father's bed, his birthright was given unto the sons of Joseph the son of Israel: and the genealogy is not to be reckoned after the birthright…

1 Chronicles 29:1
Furthermore David the king said unto all the congregation, Solomon my son, whom alone God hath chosen, is yet young and tender, and the work is great: for the palace is not for man, but for the LORD God.







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

appointed
וַיַּֽעֲמֵ֨ד (way·ya·‘ă·mêḏ)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Hifil - Consecutive imperfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 5975: To stand, in various relations

Abijah
אֲבִיָּ֥ה (’ă·ḇî·yāh)
Noun - proper - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 29: Abijah -- 'Yah is my father', an Israelite name

son
בֶֽן־ (ḇen-)
Noun - masculine singular construct
Strong's Hebrew 1121: A son

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

as chief
לָרֹ֧אשׁ (lā·rōš)
Preposition-l, Article | Noun - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 7218: The head

prince
לְנָגִ֣יד (lə·nā·ḡîḏ)
Preposition-l | Noun - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 5057: A commander, civil, military, religious, honorable themes

among his brothers,
בְּאֶחָ֑יו (bə·’e·ḥāw)
Preposition-b | Noun - masculine plural construct | third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 251: A brother, )

intending to make him king.
לְהַמְלִיכֽוֹ׃ (lə·ham·lî·ḵōw)
Preposition-l | Verb - Hifil - Infinitive construct | third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 4427: To reign, inceptively, to ascend the throne, to induct into royalty, to take counsel
(22) And Rehoboam made Abijah the son of Maachah . . . brethren.--Rather, And Rehoboam appointed Abijah the son of Maachah for head--to wit, for prince (nagid)--among his brethren. The expression "head" is explained by the following clause.

For he thought to make him king.--This gives the sense of the brief Hebrew phrase, "for--for making him king." In making Abijah heir to the throne, it does not appear that Rehoboam infringed the law of Deuteronomy 21:15-17, as the Speaker's Commentary suggests. The right of the firstborn was only a double share of a man's property. (Comp. 1Kings 1:35 for a precedent.)

Verse 22. - Cancel in this verse the italics "to be." Rehoboam again offends against the "Law" (see Deuteronomy 21:15-17). He cannot justly plead as a precedent the instance of David and Solomon, as in 1 Chronicles 23:1; for this was only justified by the express Divine ordinance, as in 1 Chronicles 23:9; 1 Chronicles 29:1. 11:13-23 When the priests and Levites came to Jerusalem, the devout, pious Israelites followed them. Such as set their hearts to seek the Lord God of Israel, left the inheritance of their fathers, and went to Jerusalem, that they might have free access to the altar of God, and be out of the temptation to worship the calves. That is best for us, which is best for our souls; in all our choices, religious advantages must be sought before all outward conveniences. Where God's faithful priests are, his faithful people should be. And when it has been proved that we are willing to renounce our worldly interests, so far as we are called to do so for the sake of Christ and his gospel, we have good evidence that we are truly his disciples. And it is the interest of a nation to protect religion and religious people.
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