1 Kings 12:17
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New International Version
But as for the Israelites who were living in the towns of Judah, Rehoboam still ruled 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.

1 Kings 12:17 Parallel
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Clarke's Commentary on the Bible

So Israel departed unto their tents - That is, the ten tribes withdrew their allegiance from Rehoboam; only Judah and Benjamin, frequently reckoned one tribe, remaining with him.

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

the children

1 Kings 11:13,36 However, I will not rend away all the kingdom; but will give one tribe to your son for David my servant's sake...

2 Chronicles 10:17 But as for the children of Israel that dwelled in the cities of Judah, Rehoboam reigned over them.

2 Chronicles 11:13-17 And the priests and the Levites that were in all Israel resorted to him out of all their coasts...

Library
How to Split a Kingdom
And Rehoboam went to Shechem: for all Israel were come to Shechem to make him king. 2. And it came to pass, when Jeroboam the son of Nebat, who was yet in Egypt, heard of it (for he was fled from the presence of king Solomon, and Jeroboam dwelt in Egypt); 3. That they sent and called him. And Jeroboam and all the congregation of Israel came, and spake unto Rehoboam, saying, 4. Thy father made our yoke grievous: now therefore make thou the grievous service of thy father, and his heavy yoke which he
Alexander Maclaren—Expositions of Holy Scripture

Jeroboam
Placed on the throne by the ten tribes of Israel who had rebelled against the house of David, Jeroboam, the former servant of Solomon, was in a position to bring about wise reforms in both civil and religious affairs. Under the rulership of Solomon he had shown aptitude and sound judgment; and the knowledge he had gained during years of faithful service fitted him to rule with discretion. But Jeroboam failed to make God his trust. Jeroboam's greatest fear was that at some future time the hearts of
Ellen Gould White—The Story of Prophets and Kings

Of Civil Government.
OF CIVIL GOVERNMENT. This chapter consists of two principal heads,--I. General discourse on the necessity, dignity, and use of Civil Government, in opposition to the frantic proceedings of the Anabaptists, sec. 1-3. II. A special exposition of the three leading parts of which Civil Government consists, sec. 4-32. The first part treats of the function of Magistrates, whose authority and calling is proved, sec. 4-7. Next, the three Forms of civil government are added, sec. 8. Thirdly, Consideration
John Calvin—The Institutes of the Christian Religion

Travelling in Palestine --Roads, Inns, Hospitality, Custom-House Officers, Taxation, Publicans
It was the very busiest road in Palestine, on which the publican Levi Matthew sat at the receipt of "custom," when our Lord called him to the fellowship of the Gospel, and he then made that great feast to which he invited his fellow-publicans, that they also might see and hear Him in Whom he had found life and peace (Luke 5:29). For, it was the only truly international road of all those which passed through Palestine; indeed, it formed one of the great highways of the world's commerce. At the time
Alfred Edersheim—Sketches of Jewish Social Life

Cross References
1 Kings 11:13
Yet I will not tear the whole kingdom from him, but will give him one tribe for the sake of David my servant and for the sake of Jerusalem, which I have chosen."

1 Kings 11:35
I will take the kingdom from his son's hands and give you ten tribes.

1 Kings 11:36
I will give one tribe to his son so that David my servant may always have a lamp before me in Jerusalem, the city where I chose to put my Name.

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

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