2 Chronicles 11:22
Good News Translation
and he favored her son Abijah over all his other children, choosing him as the one to succeed him as king.

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

New American Bible
Rehoboam put Abijah, son of Maacah, first among his brothers, as leader, for he intended to make him king.

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

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,

made Abijah

Deuteronomy 21:15-17 If a man have two wives, one beloved, and the other hated, and they have had children by him, and the son of the hated be the firstborn, . . .

1 Chronicles 5:1,2 Now the sons of Ruben the firstborn of Israel, (for he was his firstborn: but forasmuch as he defiled his father's bed, his first birthright was given to the sons of Joseph the son of Israel, and he was not accounted for the firstborn. . . .

1 Chronicles 29:1 And king David said to all the assembly: Solomon my son, whom alone God hath chosen, is as yet young and tender: and the work is great, for a house is prepared not for man, but for God.

Context
Rehoboam's Family
21And Roboam loved Maacha the daughter of Absalom above all his wives and concubines: for he had married eighteen wives, and threescore concubines: and he begot eight and twenty sons, and threescore daughters. 22But 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,23Because he was wiser and mightier than all his sons, and in all the countries of Juda, and of Benjamin, and in all the walled cities: and he gave them provisions in abundance, and he sought many wives.…
Cross References
Genesis 22:24
And his concubine, named Roma, bore Tabee, and Gaham, and Tahas, and Maacha.

Deuteronomy 21:15
If a man have two wives, one beloved, and the other hated, and they have had children by him, and the son of the hated be the firstborn,

2 Chronicles 11:23
Because he was wiser and mightier than all his sons, and in all the countries of Juda, and of Benjamin, and in all the walled cities: and he gave them provisions in abundance, and he sought many wives.

Additional Translations
Rehoboam appointed Abijah son of Maacah as chief prince among his brothers, intending to make him king.And Rehoboam made Abijah the son of Maachah the chief, to be ruler among his brothers: for he thought to make him king.

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.

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

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

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.

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

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

And Rehoboam appointeth for head Abijah son of Maachah, for leader among his brethren, for to cause him to reign.
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