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2 Chronicles 11 :: Hebrew Names Version (HNV)

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Unchecked Copy Box2Ch 11:1 - When Rechav`am was come to Yerushalayim, he assembled the house of Yehudah and Binyamin, one hundred eighty thousand chosen men, who were warriors, to fight against Yisra'el, to bring the kingdom again to Rechav`am.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ch 11:2 - But the word of the LORD came to Shemayah the man of God, saying,
Unchecked Copy Box2Ch 11:3 - Speak to Rechav`am the son of Shlomo, king of Yehudah, and to all Yisra'el in Yehudah and Binyamin, saying,
Unchecked Copy Box2Ch 11:4 - Thus says the LORD, You shall not go up, nor fight against your brothers: return every man to his house; for this thing is of me. So they listened to the words of the LORD, and returned from going against Yarov`am.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ch 11:5 - Rechav`am lived in Yerushalayim, and built cities for defense in Yehudah.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ch 11:6 - He built Beit-Lechem, and `Etam, and Tekoa,
Unchecked Copy Box2Ch 11:7 - Beit-Tzur, and Sokho, and `Adullam,
Unchecked Copy Box2Ch 11:8 - and Gat, and Mareshah, and Zif,
Unchecked Copy Box2Ch 11:9 - and Adorayim, and Lakhish, and `Azeka,
Unchecked Copy Box2Ch 11:10 - and Tzor`ah, and Ayalon, and Hevron, which are in Yehudah and in Binyamin, fortified cities.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ch 11:11 - He fortified the strongholds, and put captains in them, and stores of victuals, and oil and wine.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ch 11:12 - In every city he put shields and spears, and made them exceeding strong. Yehudah and Binyamin belonged to him.
(1Ki 14:21–24 )
Unchecked Copy Box2Ch 11:13 - The Kohanim and the Levites who were in all Yisra'el resorted to him out of all their border.

Jeroboam Appoints False Priests

Unchecked Copy Box2Ch 11:14 - For the Levites left their suburbs and their possession, and came to Yehudah and Yerushalayim: for Yarov`am and his sons cast them off, that they should not execute the Kohen's office to the LORD;
Unchecked Copy Box2Ch 11:15 - and he appointed him Kohanim for the high places, and for the male goats, and for the calves which he had made.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ch 11:16 - After them, out of all the tribes of Yisra'el, such as set their hearts to seek the LORD, the God of Yisra'el, came to Yerushalayim to sacrifice to the LORD, the God of their fathers.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ch 11:17 - So they strengthened the kingdom of Yehudah, and made Rechav`am the son of Shlomo strong, three years; for they walked three years in the way of David and Shlomo.

Rehoboam's Family

Unchecked Copy Box2Ch 11:18 - Rechav`am took him a wife, Machalat the daughter of Yerimot the son of David, and of Avichayil the daughter of Eli'av the son of Yishai;
Unchecked Copy Box2Ch 11:19 - and she bore him sons: Ye`ush, and Shemaryahu, and Zaham.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ch 11:20 - After her he took Ma`akhah the daughter of Avshalom; and she bore him Aviyah, and `Attai, and Ziza, and Shelomit.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ch 11:21 - Rechav`am loved Ma`akhah the daughter of Avshalom above all his wives and his concubines: (for he took eighteen wives, and sixty concubines, and became the father of twenty-eight sons and sixty daughters.)
Unchecked Copy Box2Ch 11:22 - Rechav`am appointed Aviyah the son of Ma`akhah to be chief, even the prince among his brothers; for he was minded to make him king.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ch 11:23 - He dealt wisely, and dispersed of all his sons throughout all the lands of Yehudah and Binyamin, to every fortified city: and he gave them victuals in abundance. He sought for them many wives.

The Hebrew Names Version is based off the World English Bible, an update of the American Standard Version of 1901. This version of the Bible is in the public domain.


Pericope taken from the NASB95 and has been graciously provided by The Lockman Foundation, La Habra, Calif. All rights reserved.

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