|The Message (MSG)
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22 Rehoboam designated Abijah son of Maacah as the "first son" and leader of the brothers - he intended to make him the next king.
22 Rehoboam appointed Abijah son of Maacah to be the chief prince among his brothers, in order to make him king.
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