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2 Chronicles 11

GNT 1 When King Rehoboam arrived in Jerusalem, he called together 180,000 of the best soldiers from the tribes of Benjamin and Judah. He intended to go to war and restore his control over the northern tribes of Israel. NIV 1 When Rehoboam arrived in Jerusalem, he mustered Judah and Benjamin—a hundred and eighty thousand able young men—to go to war against Israel and to regain the kingdom for Rehoboam. GNT 2 But the Lord told the prophet Shemaiah NIV 2 But this word of the LORD came to Shemaiah the man of God: GNT 3 to give this message to King Rehoboam and to all the people of the tribes of Judah and Benjamin: NIV 3 “Say to Rehoboam son of Solomon king of Judah and to all Israel in Judah and Benjamin, GNT 4 "Do not attack your own relatives. Go home, all of you. What has happened is my will." They obeyed the Lord's command and did not go to fight Jeroboam. NIV 4 ‘This is what the LORD says: Do not go up to fight against your fellow Israelites. 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. GNT 5 Rehoboam remained in Jerusalem and had fortifications built for the following cities of Judah and Benjamin: NIV 5 Rehoboam lived in Jerusalem and built up towns for defense in Judah: GNT 6 Bethlehem, Etam, Tekoa, NIV 6 Bethlehem, Etam, Tekoa, GNT 7 Bethzur, Soco, Adullam, NIV 7 Beth Zur, Soko, Adullam, GNT 8 Gath, Mareshah, Ziph, NIV 8 Gath, Mareshah, Ziph, GNT 9 Adoraim, Lachish, Azekah, NIV 9 Adoraim, Lachish, Azekah, GNT 10 Zorah, Aijalon, and Hebron. NIV 10 Zorah, Aijalon and Hebron. These were fortified cities in Judah and Benjamin. GNT 11 He had them strongly fortified and appointed a commander for each of them, and in each one he placed supplies of food, olive oil, and wine, NIV 11 He strengthened their defenses and put commanders in them, with supplies of food, olive oil and wine. GNT 12 and also shields and spears. In this way he kept Judah and Benjamin under his control. NIV 12 He put shields and spears in all the cities, and made them very strong. So Judah and Benjamin were his. GNT 13 From all the territory of Israel priests and Levites came south to Judah. NIV 13 The priests and Levites from all their districts throughout Israel sided with him. GNT 14 The Levites abandoned their pastures and other land and moved to Judah and Jerusalem, because King Jeroboam of Israel and his successors would not let them serve 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 GNT 15 Jeroboam appointed priests of his own to serve at the pagan places of worship and to worship demons and the idols he made in the form of bull-calves. NIV 15 when he appointed his own priests for the high places and for the goat and calf idols he had made. GNT 16 From all the tribes of Israel people who sincerely wanted to worship the Lord, the God of Israel, followed the Levites to Jerusalem, so that they could offer sacrifices 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 ancestors. GNT 17 This strengthened the kingdom of Judah, and for three years they supported Rehoboam son of Solomon and lived as they had under the rule of King David and King Solomon. NIV 17 They strengthened the kingdom of Judah and supported Rehoboam son of Solomon three years, following the ways of David and Solomon during this time. GNT 18 Rehoboam married Mahalath, whose father was Jerimoth son of David and whose mother was Abihail, the daughter of Eliab and granddaughter 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. GNT 19 They had three sons, Jeush, Shemariah, and Zaham. NIV 19 She bore him sons: Jeush, Shemariah and Zaham. GNT 20 Later he married Maacah, the daughter of Absalom, and they had four sons: Abijah, Attai, Ziza, and Shelomith. NIV 20 Then he married Maakah daughter of Absalom, who bore him Abijah, Attai, Ziza and Shelomith. GNT 21 In all, Rehoboam had eighteen wives and sixty concubines, and he fathered twenty-eight sons and sixty daughters. Of all his wives and concubines he loved Maacah best, NIV 21 Rehoboam loved Maakah 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. GNT 22 and he favored her son Abijah over all his other children, choosing him as the one to succeed him as king. NIV 22 Rehoboam appointed Abijah son of Maakah as crown prince among his brothers, in order to make him king. GNT 23 Rehoboam wisely assigned responsibilities to his sons and stationed them throughout Judah and Benjamin in the fortified cities. He provided generously for them and also secured 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.

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