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2 Chronicles 11

NCV 1 When Rehoboam arrived in Jerusalem, he gathered one hundred eighty thousand of the best soldiers from Judah and Benjamin. He wanted to fight Israel to take back his kingdom. 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. NCV 2 But the Lord spoke his word to Shemaiah, a man of God, saying, NIV 2 But this word of the LORD came to Shemaiah the man of God: NCV 3 "Speak to Solomon's son Rehoboam, the king of Judah, and to all the Israelites living in Judah and Benjamin. Say to them, NIV 3 “Say to Rehoboam son of Solomon king of Judah and to all Israel in Judah and Benjamin, NCV 4 'The Lord says you must not go to war against your brothers. Every one of you should go home, because I made all these things happen.'" So they obeyed the Lord's command and turned back and did not attack 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. NCV 5 Rehoboam lived in Jerusalem and built strong cities in Judah to defend it. NIV 5 Rehoboam lived in Jerusalem and built up towns for defense in Judah: NCV 6 He built up the cities of Bethlehem, Etam, Tekoa, NIV 6 Bethlehem, Etam, Tekoa, NCV 7 Beth Zur, Soco, Adullam, NIV 7 Beth Zur, Soko, Adullam, NCV 8 Gath, Mareshah, Ziph, NIV 8 Gath, Mareshah, Ziph, NCV 9 Adoraim, Lachish, Azekah, NIV 9 Adoraim, Lachish, Azekah, NCV 10 Zorah, Aijalon, and Hebron. These were strong, walled cities in Judah and Benjamin. NIV 10 Zorah, Aijalon and Hebron. These were fortified cities in Judah and Benjamin. NCV 11 When Rehoboam made those cities strong, he put commanders and supplies of food, oil, and wine in them. NIV 11 He strengthened their defenses and put commanders in them, with supplies of food, olive oil and wine. NCV 12 Also, Rehoboam put shields and spears in all the cities and made them very strong. Rehoboam kept the people of 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. NCV 13 The priests and the Levites from all over Israel joined Rehoboam. NIV 13 The priests and Levites from all their districts throughout Israel sided with him. NCV 14 The Levites even left their pasturelands and property and came to Judah and Jerusalem, because Jeroboam and his sons refused to let them serve as priests to 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 NCV 15 Jeroboam chose his own priests for the places of worship and for the goat and calf idols he had made. NIV 15 when he appointed his own priests for the high places and for the goat and calf idols he had made. NCV 16 There were people from all the tribes of Israel who wanted to obey the Lord, the God of Israel. So they went to Jerusalem with the Levites to sacrifice to the Lord, the God of their fathers. 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. NCV 17 These people made the kingdom of Judah strong, and they supported Solomon's son Rehoboam for three years. During this time they lived the way David and Solomon had lived. 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. NCV 18 Rehoboam married Mahalath, the daughter of Jerimoth and Abihail. Jerimoth was David's son, and Abihail was the daughter of Eliab, Jesse's son. NIV 18 Rehoboam married Mahalath, who was the daughter of David’s son Jerimoth and of Abihail, the daughter of Jesse’s son Eliab. NCV 19 Mahalath gave Rehoboam these sons: Jeush, Shemariah, and Zaham. NIV 19 She bore him sons: Jeush, Shemariah and Zaham. NCV 20 Then Rehoboam married Absalom's daughter Maacah, and she gave Rehoboam these children: Abijah, Attai, Ziza, and Shelomith. NIV 20 Then he married Maakah daughter of Absalom, who bore him Abijah, Attai, Ziza and Shelomith. NCV 21 Rehoboam loved Maacah more than his other wives and slave women. Rehoboam had eighteen wives and sixty slave women and was the father of twenty-eight sons and sixty daughters. 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. NCV 22 Rehoboam chose Abijah son of Maacah to be the leader of his own brothers, because he planned to make Abijah king. NIV 22 Rehoboam appointed Abijah son of Maakah as crown prince among his brothers, in order to make him king. NCV 23 Rehoboam acted wisely. He spread his sons through all the areas of Judah and Benjamin, sending them to every strong, walled city. He gave plenty of supplies to his sons, and he also found 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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