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2 Chronicles 11

NRS 1 When Rehoboam came to Jerusalem, he assembled one hundred eighty thousand chosen troops of the house of Judah and Benjamin to fight against Israel, to restore the kingdom to Rehoboam. NIV 1 When Rehoboam arrived in Jerusalem, he mustered the house of Judah and Benjamin--a hundred and eighty thousand fighting men--to make war against Israel and to regain the kingdom for Rehoboam. NRS 2 But the word of the Lord came to Shemaiah the man of God: NIV 2 But this word of the LORD came to Shemaiah the man of God: NRS 3 Say to King Rehoboam of Judah, son of Solomon, and to all Israel in Judah and Benjamin, NIV 3 "Say to Rehoboam son of Solomon king of Judah and to all the Israelites in Judah and Benjamin, NRS 4 "Thus says the Lord: You shall not go up or fight against your kindred. Let everyone return home, for this thing is from me." So they heeded the word of the Lord and turned back from the expedition against Jeroboam. NIV 4 'This is what the LORD says: Do not go up to fight against your brothers. Go home, every one of you, for this is my doing.' " So they obeyed the words of the LORD and turned back from marching against Jeroboam. NRS 5 Rehoboam resided in Jerusalem, and he built cities for defense in Judah. NIV 5 Rehoboam lived in Jerusalem and built up towns for defense in Judah: NRS 6 He built up Bethlehem, Etam, Tekoa, NIV 6 Bethlehem, Etam, Tekoa, NRS 7 Beth-zur, Soco, Adullam, NIV 7 Beth Zur, Soco, Adullam, NRS 8 Gath, Mareshah, Ziph, NIV 8 Gath, Mareshah, Ziph, NRS 9 Adoraim, Lachish, Azekah, NIV 9 Adoraim, Lachish, Azekah, NRS 10 Zorah, Aijalon, and Hebron, fortified cities that are in Judah and in Benjamin. NIV 10 Zorah, Aijalon and Hebron. These were fortified cities in Judah and Benjamin. NRS 11 He made the fortresses strong, and put commanders in them, and stores of food, oil, and wine. NIV 11 He strengthened their defenses and put commanders in them, with supplies of food, olive oil and wine. NRS 12 He also put large shields and spears in all the cities, and made them very strong. So he held Judah and Benjamin. NIV 12 He put shields and spears in all the cities, and made them very strong. So Judah and Benjamin were his. NRS 13 The priests and the Levites who were in all Israel presented themselves to him from all their territories. NIV 13 The priests and Levites from all their districts throughout Israel sided with him. NRS 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, NIV 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. NRS 15 and had appointed his own priests for the high places, and for the goat-demons, and for the calves that he had made. NIV 15 And he appointed his own priests for the high places and for the goat and calf idols he had made. NRS 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. NIV 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. NRS 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. NIV 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. NRS 18 Rehoboam took as his wife Mahalath daughter of Jerimoth son of David, and of Abihail daughter of Eliab son of Jesse. NIV 18 Rehoboam married Mahalath, who was the daughter of David's son Jerimoth and of Abihail, the daughter of Jesse's son Eliab. NRS 19 She bore him sons: Jeush, Shemariah, and Zaham. NIV 19 She bore him sons: Jeush, Shemariah and Zaham. NRS 20 After her he took Maacah daughter of Absalom, who bore him Abijah, Attai, Ziza, and Shelomith. NIV 20 Then he married Maacah daughter of Absalom, who bore him Abijah, Attai, Ziza and Shelomith. NRS 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). NIV 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. NRS 22 Rehoboam appointed Abijah son of Maacah as chief prince among his brothers, for he intended to make him king. NIV 22 Rehoboam appointed Abijah son of Maacah to be the chief prince among his brothers, in order to make him king. NRS 23 He dealt wisely, and distributed some of his sons through all the districts of Judah and Benjamin, in all the fortified cities; he gave them abundant provisions, and found many wives for them. NIV 23 He acted wisely, dispersing some of his sons throughout the districts of Judah and Benjamin, and to all the fortified cities. He gave them abundant provisions and took many wives for them.