2 Chronicles 11:12

12 He installed arms - large shields and spears - in all the forts, making them very strong. So Judah and Benjamin were secure for the time.

2 Chronicles 11:12 Meaning and Commentary

2 Chronicles 11:12

And in every several city he put shields and spears
Furnished them with these and perhaps other pieces of armour, these being put for all, to defend themselves with against an enemy, and to annoy them:

and made them exceeding strong;
so that they could not be easily taken:

having Judah and Benjamin on his side:
which tribes cleaved to one another, and to Rehoboam, and to the kings of the house of David, in later times, as well as to the true religion.

2 Chronicles 11:12 In-Context

10 Zorah, Aijalon, and Hebron - a line of defense protecting Judah and Benjamin.
11 He beefed up the fortifications, appointed commanders, and put in supplies of food, olive oil, and wine.
12 He installed arms - large shields and spears - in all the forts, making them very strong. So Judah and Benjamin were secure for the time.
13 The priests and Levites from all over Israel came and made themselves available to Rehoboam.
14 The Levites left their pastures and properties and moved to Judah and Jerusalem because Jeroboam and his sons had dismissed them from the priesthood of God