KJV 2CHR11 with Strong's Hebrew/Greek2CHR10.htm 2CHR12.htm
11:1 And when Rehoboam [H7346] was come [H935] to Jerusalem [H3389] , he gathered [H6950] of the house [H1004] of Judah [H3063] and Benjamin [H1144] an hundred [H3967] and fourscore [H8084] thousand [H505] chosen [H977] [men], which were warriors [H6213] [H4421] , to fight [H3898] against Israel [H3478] , that he might bring [H7725] the kingdom [H4467] again [H7725] to Rehoboam [H7346] .
11:2 But the word [H1697] of the LORD [H3068] came to Shemaiah [H8098] the man [H376] of God [H430] , saying [H559] ,
11:3 Speak [H559] unto Rehoboam [H7346] the son [H1121] of Solomon [H8010] , king [H4428] of Judah [H3063] , and to all Israel [H3478] in Judah [H3063] and Benjamin [H1144] , saying [H559] ,
11:4 Thus saith [H559] the LORD [H3068] , Ye shall not go up [H5927] , nor fight [H3898] against your brethren [H251] : return [H7725] every man [H376] to his house [H1004] : for this thing [H1697] is done [H1961] of me. And they obeyed [H8085] the words [H1697] of the LORD [H3068] , and returned [H7725] from going [H3212] against Jeroboam [H3379] .
11:5 And Rehoboam [H7346] dwelt [H3427] in Jerusalem [H3389] , and built [H1129] cities [H5892] for defence [H4692] in Judah [H3063] .
11:6 He built [H1129] even Bethlehem [H1035] , and Etam [H5862] , and Tekoa [H8620] ,
11:7 And Bethzur [H1049] , and Shoco [H7755] , and Adullam [H5725] ,
11:8 And Gath [H1661] , and Mareshah [H4762] , and Ziph [H2128] ,
11:9 And Adoraim [H115] , and Lachish [H3923] , and Azekah [H5825] ,
11:10 And Zorah [H6881] , and Aijalon [H357] , and Hebron [H2275] , which [are] in Judah [H3063] and in Benjamin [H1144] fenced [H4694] cities [H5892] .
11:11 And he fortified [H2388] the strong holds [H4694] , and put [H5414] captains [H5057] in them, and store [H214] of victual [H3978] , and of oil [H8081] and wine [H3196] .
11:12 And in every several city [H5892] [he put] shields [H6793] and spears [H7420] , and made them exceeding [H7235] [H3966] strong [H2388] , having Judah [H3063] and Benjamin [H1144] on his side.
11:13 And the priests [H3548] and the Levites [H3881] that [were] in all Israel [H3478] resorted [H3320] to him out of all their coasts [H1366] .(resorted: Heb. presented themselves to him)
11:14 For the Levites [H3881] left [H5800] their suburbs [H4054] and their possession [H272] , and came [H3212] to Judah [H3063] and Jerusalem [H3389] : for Jeroboam [H3379] and his sons [H1121] had cast them off [H2186] from executing the priest's office [H3547] unto the LORD [H3068] :
11:15 And he ordained [H5975] him priests [H3548] for the high places [H1116] , and for the devils [H8163] , and for the calves [H5695] which he had made [H6213] .
11:16 And after [H310] them out of all the tribes [H7626] of Israel [H3478] such as set [H5414] their hearts [H3824] to seek [H1245] the LORD [H3068] God [H430] of Israel [H3478] came [H935] to Jerusalem [H3389] , to sacrifice [H2076] unto the LORD [H3068] God [H430] of their fathers [H1] .
11:17 So they strengthened [H2388] the kingdom [H4438] of Judah [H3063] , and made Rehoboam [H7346] the son [H1121] of Solomon [H8010] strong [H553] , three [H7969] years [H8141] : for three [H7969] years [H8141] they walked [H1980] in the way [H1870] of David [H1732] and Solomon [H8010] .
11:18 And Rehoboam [H7346] took [H3947] him Mahalath [H4258] the daughter [H1323] [H1121] of Jerimoth [H3406] the son [H1121] of David [H1732] to wife [H802] , [and] Abihail [H32] the daughter [H1323] of Eliab [H446] the son [H1121] of Jesse [H3448] ;
11:19 Which bare [H3205] him children [H1121] ; Jeush [H3266] , and Shamariah [H8114] , and Zaham [H2093] .
11:20 And after [H310] her he took [H3947] Maachah [H4601] the daughter [H1323] of Absalom [H53] ; which bare [H3205] him Abijah [H29] , and Attai [H6262] , and Ziza [H2124] , and Shelomith [H8019] .
11:21 And Rehoboam [H7346] loved [H157] Maachah [H4601] the daughter [H1323] of Absalom [H53] above all his wives [H802] and his concubines [H6370] : (for he took [H5375] eighteen [H8083] [H6240] wives [H802] , and threescore [H8346] concubines [H6370] ; and begat [H3205] twenty [H6242] and eight [H8083] sons [H1121] , and threescore [H8346] daughters [H1323] .)
11:22 And Rehoboam [H7346] made [H5975] Abijah [H29] the son [H1121] of Maachah [H4601] the chief [H7218] , [to be] ruler [H5057] among his brethren [H251] : for [he thought] to make him king [H4427] .
11:23 And he dealt wisely [H995] , and dispersed [H6555] of all his children [H1121] throughout all the countries [H776] of Judah [H3063] and Benjamin [H1144] , unto every fenced [H4694] city [H5892] : and he gave [H5414] them victual [H4202] in abundance [H7230] . And he desired [H7592] many [H1995] wives [H802] .(many wives: Heb. a multitude of wives)