2 Chronicles 12:1
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.

Berean Study Bible
After Rehoboam had established his sovereignty and royal power, 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.

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

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

NASB 1995
When the kingdom of Rehoboam was established and strong, he and all Israel with him forsook the law of the LORD.

NASB 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.

Amplified Bible
When the kingdom of Rehoboam was established and strong, he and all Israel with him abandoned the law of the LORD.

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.

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.

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.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English


Brenton Septuagint Translation
And it came to pass when the kingdom of Roboam was established, and when he had grown strong, that he forsook the commandments of the Lord, and all Israel with him.

Contemporary English Version
Soon after Rehoboam had control of his kingdom, he and everyone in Judah stopped obeying the LORD.

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.

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.

Good News Translation
As soon as Rehoboam had established his authority as king, he and all his people abandoned the Law of the LORD.

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

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.

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.

Literal Standard Version
And it comes to pass, at the establishing of the kingdom of Rehoboam, and at his strengthening himself, he has forsaken the Law of YHWH, and all 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.

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.

Additional Translations ...
Context
Shishak Raids Jerusalem
1 After Rehoboam had established his sovereignty and royal power, he and all Israel with him forsook the Law of the LORD. 2In the fifth year of Rehoboam’s reign, because they had been unfaithful to the LORD, Shishak king of Egypt came up and attacked Jerusalem…

Cross References
1 Kings 14:22
And Judah did evil in the sight of the LORD, and by the sins they committed they provoked Him to jealous anger more than all their fathers had done.

2 Chronicles 11:17
So they strengthened the kingdom of Judah and supported Rehoboam son of Solomon for three years, because they walked for three years in the way of David and Solomon.

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.

2 Chronicles 12:13
Thus King Rehoboam established himself in Jerusalem. He was forty-one years old when he became king, and he reigned seventeen years in Jerusalem, the city the LORD had chosen from all the tribes of Israel in which to put His Name. His mother's name was Naamah the Ammonite.

2 Chronicles 26:13
Under their authority was an army of 307,500 trained for war, a powerful force to support the king against his enemies.


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.

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

2 Chronicles 11:17
So they strengthened the kingdom of Judah, and made Rehoboam the son of Solomon strong, three years: for three years they walked in the way of David and Solomon.

he forsook

2 Chronicles 26:13-16
And under their hand was an army, three hundred thousand and seven thousand and five hundred, that made war with mighty power, to help the king against the enemy…

Deuteronomy 6:10-12
And it shall be, when the LORD thy God shall have brought thee into the land which he sware unto thy fathers, to Abraham, to Isaac, and to Jacob, to give thee great and goodly cities, which thou buildedst not, …

Deuteronomy 8:10-14
When thou hast eaten and art full, then thou shalt bless the LORD thy God for the good land which he hath given thee…

all Israel

2 Chronicles 11:3
Speak unto Rehoboam the son of Solomon, king of Judah, and to all Israel in Judah and Benjamin, saying,

1 Kings 12:17
But as for the children of Israel which dwelt in the cities of Judah, Rehoboam reigned over them.

1 Kings 14:22-24
And Judah did evil in the sight of the LORD, and they provoked him to jealousy with their sins which they had committed, above all that their fathers had done…









(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!

Parallel Commentaries ...


Hebrew
After Rehoboam had established
כְּהָכִ֞ין (kə·hā·ḵîn)
Preposition-k | Verb - Hifil - Infinitive construct
Strong's 3559: To be erect

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

sovereignty
מַלְכ֤וּת (mal·ḵūṯ)
Noun - feminine singular construct
Strong's 4438: Royalty, royal power, reign, kingdom

and royal power,
וּכְחֶזְקָת֔וֹ (ū·ḵə·ḥez·qā·ṯōw)
Conjunctive waw, Preposition-k | Noun - feminine singular construct | third person masculine singular
Strong's 2393: Prevailing power

he and all
וְכָל־ (wə·ḵāl)
Conjunctive waw | 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

with him
עִמּֽוֹ׃ (‘im·mōw)
Preposition | third person masculine singular
Strong's 5973: With, equally with

forsook
עָזַ֖ב (‘ā·zaḇ)
Verb - Qal - Perfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's 5800: To loosen, relinquish, permit

the law
תּוֹרַ֣ת (tō·w·raṯ)
Noun - feminine singular construct
Strong's 8451: Direction, instruction, law

of the LORD.
יְהוָ֑ה (Yah·weh)
Noun - proper - masculine singular
Strong's 3068: LORD -- the proper name of the God of Israel


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