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2 Chronicles 11 :: New American Standard Bible 2020 (NASB20)

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Rehoboam Reigns over Judah and Builds Cities

Unchecked Copy Box2Ch 11:1 - Now when Rehoboam had come to Jerusalem, he assembled the house of Judah and Benjamin, 180,000 chosen warriors, to fight against Israel to restore the kingdom to Rehoboam.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ch 11:2 - But the word of the LORD came to Shemaiah the man of God, saying,
Unchecked Copy Box2Ch 11:3 - “Tell Rehoboam the son of Solomon, king of Judah, and all Israel in Judah and Benjamin, saying,
Unchecked Copy Box2Ch 11:4 - ‘This is what the LORD says: “You shall not go up nor fight against your relatives; return, every man, to his house, for this [fn]event is from Me.”’” So they listened to the words of the LORD and returned from going against Jeroboam.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ch 11:5 - Rehoboam lived in Jerusalem and built cities for defense in Judah.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ch 11:6 - He built Bethlehem, Etam, Tekoa,
Unchecked Copy Box2Ch 11:7 - Beth-zur, Soco, Adullam,
Unchecked Copy Box2Ch 11:8 - Gath, Mareshah, Ziph,
Unchecked Copy Box2Ch 11:9 - Adoraim, Lachish, Azekah,
Unchecked Copy Box2Ch 11:10 - Zorah, Aijalon, and Hebron, which are fortified cities in Judah and Benjamin.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ch 11:11 - He also strengthened the fortresses and put officers in them and supplies of food, oil, and wine.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ch 11:12 - He put shields and spears in every city and strengthened them greatly. So he held Judah and Benjamin.
(1Ki 14:21–24 )
Unchecked Copy Box2Ch 11:13 - Moreover, the priests and the Levites who were in all Israel also stood with him from all their districts.

Jeroboam Appoints False Priests

Unchecked Copy Box2Ch 11:14 - For the Levites left their pasture lands and their property and went to Judah and Jerusalem, because Jeroboam and his sons had excluded them from serving as priests to the LORD.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ch 11:15 - He set up priests of his own for the high places, for the satyrs and the calves which he had made.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ch 11:16 - Those from all the tribes of Israel who set their hearts on seeking the LORD God of Israel [fn]followed them to Jerusalem, to sacrifice to the LORD God of their fathers.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ch 11:17 - They strengthened the kingdom of Judah and supported Rehoboam the son of Solomon for three years, for they walked in the way of David and Solomon for three years.

Rehoboam’s Family

Unchecked Copy Box2Ch 11:18 - Then Rehoboam married Mahalath the daughter of Jerimoth the son of David and of Abihail the daughter of Eliab the son of Jesse,
Unchecked Copy Box2Ch 11:19 - and she bore to him sons: Jeush, Shemariah, and Zaham.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ch 11:20 - After her he married Maacah the daughter of [fn]Absalom, and she bore to him Abijah, Attai, Ziza, and Shelomith.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ch 11:21 - Rehoboam loved Maacah the daughter of Absalom more than all his other wives and concubines. For he had taken eighteen wives and sixty concubines, and fathered twenty-eight sons and sixty daughters.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ch 11:22 - Rehoboam appointed Abijah the son of Maacah as head and leader among his brothers, for he intended to make him king.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ch 11:23 - He acted wisely and distributed [fn]some of his sons through all the territories of Judah and Benjamin to all the fortified cities, and he gave them plenty of provisions. And he sought many wives for them.
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Lit thing
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In 1 Kin 15:2, Abishalom
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