2 Chronicles 11:13

13 But all the priests and Levites living among the northern tribes of Israel sided with Rehoboam.

2 Chronicles 11:13 Meaning and Commentary

2 Chronicles 11:13

And the priests and the Levites, that were in all Israel
In the ten tribes, in the cities assigned to them therein:

resorted to him out of all their coasts;
as to their rightful sovereign, and chiefly for the sake of the service of the sanctuary at Jerusalem.

2 Chronicles 11:13 In-Context

11 Rehoboam strengthened their defenses and stationed commanders in them, and he stored supplies of food, olive oil, and wine.
12 He also put shields and spears in these towns as a further safety measure. So only Judah and Benjamin remained under his control.
13 But all the priests and Levites living among the northern tribes of Israel sided with Rehoboam.
14 The Levites even abandoned their pasturelands and property and moved to Judah and Jerusalem, because Jeroboam and his sons would not allow them to serve the LORD as priests.
15 Jeroboam appointed his own priests to serve at the pagan shrines, where they worshiped the goat and calf idols he had made.