1 Kings 12:17
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New American Standard Bible
But as for the sons of Israel who lived in the cities of Judah, Rehoboam reigned over them.

King James Bible
But as for the children of Israel which dwelt in the cities of Judah, Rehoboam reigned over them.

Darby Bible Translation
But as for the children of Israel that dwelt in the cities of Judah, Rehoboam reigned over them.

World English Bible
But as for the children of Israel who lived in the cities of Judah, Rehoboam reigned over them.

Young's Literal Translation
As to the sons of Israel, those dwelling in the cities of Judah -- over them reign doth Rehoboam.

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Barnes' Notes on the Bible

Israel ... - The Israelites proper, or members of the other tribes, who happened to be settled within the limits of the land of Judah. These Israelites quietly submitted to Rehoboam. "Israel" through this chapter, and throughout the rest of Kings, designates ordinarily "the ten tribes," and is antithetical to "Judah."

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"This Thing is from Me"
"Thus saith the Lord, Ye shall not go up, nor fight against your brethren the children of Israel: return every man to his house; for this thing is from me."--1 Kings 12:24. IT IS VERY DELIGHTFUL to read a history in which God is made prominent. How sadly deficient we are of such histories of our own English nation! Yet surely there is no story that is more full of God than the record of the doings of our British race. Cowper, in one of his poems, shows the parallel between us and the house of Israel,
Charles Haddon Spurgeon—Spurgeon's Sermons Volume 42: 1896

How God Works in the Hearts of Men.
1. Connection of this chapter with the preceding. Augustine's similitude of a good and bad rider. Question answered in respect to the devil. 2. Question answered in respect to God and man. Example from the history of Job. The works of God distinguished from the works of Satan and wicked men. 1. By the design or end of acting. How Satan acts in the reprobate. 2. How God acts in them. 3. Old Objection, that the agency of God in such cases is referable to prescience or permission, not actual operation.
John Calvin—The Institutes of the Christian Religion

Cross References
1 Kings 11:13
"However, I will not tear away all the kingdom, but I will give one tribe to your son for the sake of My servant David and for the sake of Jerusalem which I have chosen."

1 Kings 11:35
but I will take the kingdom from his son's hand and give it to you, even ten tribes.

1 Kings 11:36
'But to his son I will give one tribe, that My servant David may have a lamp always before Me in Jerusalem, the city where I have chosen for Myself to put My name.

1 Kings 12:23
"Speak to Rehoboam the son of Solomon, king of Judah, and to all the house of Judah and Benjamin and to the rest of the people, saying,

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