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2 Chronicles 11:12-22 NRS/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

 
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12 He also put large shields and spears in all the cities, and made them very strong. So he held Judah and Benjamin. 12 He put shields and spears in all the cities, and made them very strong. So Judah and Benjamin were his.
13 The priests and the Levites who were in all Israel presented themselves to him from all their territories. 13 The priests and Levites from all their districts throughout Israel sided with him.
14 The Levites had left their common lands and their holdings and had come to Judah and Jerusalem, because Jeroboam and his sons had prevented them from serving as priests of the Lord, 14 The Levites even abandoned their pasturelands and property, and came to Judah and Jerusalem because Jeroboam and his sons had rejected them as priests of the LORD.
15 and had appointed his own priests for the high places, and for the goat-demons, and for the calves that he had made. 15 And he appointed his own priests for the high places and for the goat and calf idols he had made.
16 Those who had set their hearts to seek the Lord God of Israel came after them from all the tribes of Israel to Jerusalem to sacrifice to the Lord, the God of their ancestors. 16 Those from every tribe of Israel who set their hearts on seeking the LORD, the God of Israel, followed the Levites to Jerusalem to offer sacrifices to the LORD, the God of their fathers.
17 They strengthened the kingdom of Judah, and for three years they made Rehoboam son of Solomon secure, for they walked for three years in the way of David and Solomon. 17 They strengthened the kingdom of Judah and supported Rehoboam son of Solomon three years, walking in the ways of David and Solomon during this time.
18 Rehoboam took as his wife Mahalath daughter of Jerimoth son of David, and of Abihail daughter of Eliab son of Jesse. 18 Rehoboam married Mahalath, who was the daughter of David's son Jerimoth and of Abihail, the daughter of Jesse's son Eliab.
19 She bore him sons: Jeush, Shemariah, and Zaham. 19 She bore him sons: Jeush, Shemariah and Zaham.
20 After her he took Maacah daughter of Absalom, who bore him Abijah, Attai, Ziza, and Shelomith. 20 Then he married Maacah daughter of Absalom, who bore him Abijah, Attai, Ziza and Shelomith.
21 Rehoboam loved Maacah daughter of Absalom more than all his other wives and concubines (he took eighteen wives and sixty concubines, and became the father of twenty-eight sons and sixty daughters). 21 Rehoboam loved Maacah daughter of Absalom more than any of his other wives and concubines. In all, he had eighteen wives and sixty concubines, twenty-eight sons and sixty daughters.
22 Rehoboam appointed Abijah son of Maacah as chief prince among his brothers, for he intended to make him king. 22 Rehoboam appointed Abijah son of Maacah to be the chief prince among his brothers, in order to make him king.