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Rehoboam deterred from battle

11:1 AND when Rehoboamרְחַבְעָם
Rəḥaḇʿām; Greek: Ροβοάμ, Rovoam; Latin: Roboam, transl. ”an enlarged people” was, according to the Hebrew Bible, the first monarch of the Kingdom of Judah after the split of the united Kingdom of Israel. He was a son of and the successor to Solomon and a grandson of David.for more info click here
had come to Jerusalem, he gathered of the house of Judah and Benjamin one hundred and eighty thousand chosen men, which were warriors, to fight against Israel, that he might bring the kingdom again to Rehoboamרְחַבְעָם
Rəḥaḇʿām; Greek: Ροβοάμ, Rovoam; Latin: Roboam, transl. ”an enlarged people” was, according to the Hebrew Bible, the first monarch of the Kingdom of Judah after the split of the united Kingdom of Israel. He was a son of and the successor to Solomon and a grandson of David.for more info click here
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11:2 But the word of YAHWEH יְהֹוָה
Hebrew Yəhōwā, one vocalization of the Tetragrammaton יהוה‎ (YHWH), the proper name of the God of Israel in the Hebrew Bible/Old Testament. It is considered one of the seven names of God in Judaism and a form of God’s name in Christianity. Covenant making covenant keeping GOD. For more info click here
came to Shemaiahשְׁמַעְיָה
Šəmaʿyā; Samaia in the Septuagint means “God Heard For more info click here
the man of God, saying,
11:3 Speak to Rehoboamרְחַבְעָם
Rəḥaḇʿām; Greek: Ροβοάμ, Rovoam; Latin: Roboam, transl. ”an enlarged people” was, according to the Hebrew Bible, the first monarch of the Kingdom of Judah after the split of the united Kingdom of Israel. He was a son of and the successor to Solomon and a grandson of David.for more info click here
the son of Solomonשְׁלֹמֹה
His two names mean “peaceful” and “friend of God”, both considered “predictive of the character of his reign Reign 970–931 BCE (hypothesized)For more info click here
, king of Judah, and to all Israel in Judah and Benjamin, saying,
11:4 So says YAHWEH יְהֹוָה
Hebrew Yəhōwā, one vocalization of the Tetragrammaton יהוה‎ (YHWH), the proper name of the God of Israel in the Hebrew Bible/Old Testament. It is considered one of the seven names of God in Judaism and a form of God’s name in Christianity. Covenant making covenant keeping GOD. For more info click here
, ya’ll shall not go up, nor fight against your brethren: return every man to his house: for this thing is done of me. And they obeyed the words of YAHWEH יְהֹוָה
Hebrew Yəhōwā, one vocalization of the Tetragrammaton יהוה‎ (YHWH), the proper name of the God of Israel in the Hebrew Bible/Old Testament. It is considered one of the seven names of God in Judaism and a form of God’s name in Christianity. Covenant making covenant keeping GOD. For more info click here
, and returned from going against Jeroboamיָרָבְעָם‎
Yārŏḇə‘ām;/ˌdʒɛrəˈboʊ.əm/; Greek: Ἱεροβοάμ, romanized: Hieroboám Reign 931 – 910 BC Died 910 BC
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111:5 And Rehoboamרְחַבְעָם
Rəḥaḇʿām; Greek: Ροβοάμ, Rovoam; Latin: Roboam, transl. ”an enlarged people” was, according to the Hebrew Bible, the first monarch of the Kingdom of Judah after the split of the united Kingdom of Israel. He was a son of and the successor to Solomon and a grandson of David.for more info click here
lived in Jerusalem, and built cities for defence in Judah.
111:6 He built even Bethlehemבֵּית לֶחֶם
/ˈbɛθlɪhɛm/; Bet Leḥem literally “house of bread” or “house of food.”
, and Etam, and Tekoa,
111:7 And Bethzur, and Shoco, and Adullam,
11:8 And Gath, and Mareshah, and Ziph,
11:9 And Adoraim, and Lachish, and Azekah,
11:10 And Zorah, and Aijalon, and HebronHebrew: חֶבְרוֹן Ḥevrōn) is a Palestinian city in the southern West Bank, 19 mi south of Jerusalem. Nestled in the Judaean Mountains, it lies 3,050 ft above sea level.The city is often considered one of the four holy cities in Judaism as well as in Islam., which are in Judah and in Benjamin fenced cities.
11:11 And he fortified the strong holds, and put captains in them, and store of victual, and of oil and wine.
11:12 And in every several city he put shields and spears, and made them exceeding strong, having Judah and Benjamin on his side.

The priests and Levites strengthen Judah


11:13 And the priests and the Levites that were in all Israel resorted to him out of all their coasts.
11:14 For the Levites left their suburbs and their possession, and came to Judah and Jerusalem: for Jeroboamיָרָבְעָם‎
Yārŏḇə‘ām;/ˌdʒɛrəˈboʊ.əm/; Greek: Ἱεροβοάμ, romanized: Hieroboám Reign 931 – 910 BC Died 910 BC
and his sons had cast them off from executing the priest’s office to YAHWEH יְהֹוָה
Hebrew Yəhōwā, one vocalization of the Tetragrammaton יהוה‎ (YHWH), the proper name of the God of Israel in the Hebrew Bible/Old Testament. It is considered one of the seven names of God in Judaism and a form of God’s name in Christianity. Covenant making covenant keeping GOD. For more info click here
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11:15 And he ordained him priests for the high places, and for the devils, and for the calves which he had made.
1:16 And after them out of all the tribes of Israel such as set their hearts to seek YAHWEH יְהֹוָה
Hebrew Yəhōwā, one vocalization of the Tetragrammaton יהוה‎ (YHWH), the proper name of the God of Israel in the Hebrew Bible/Old Testament. It is considered one of the seven names of God in Judaism and a form of God’s name in Christianity. Covenant making covenant keeping GOD. For more info click here
God of Israel came to Jerusalem, to sacrifice to YAHWEH יְהֹוָה
Hebrew Yəhōwā, one vocalization of the Tetragrammaton יהוה‎ (YHWH), the proper name of the God of Israel in the Hebrew Bible/Old Testament. It is considered one of the seven names of God in Judaism and a form of God’s name in Christianity. Covenant making covenant keeping GOD. For more info click here
God of their fathers.
11:17 So they strengthened the kingdom of Judah, and made Rehoboamרְחַבְעָם
Rəḥaḇʿām; Greek: Ροβοάμ, Rovoam; Latin: Roboam, transl. ”an enlarged people” was, according to the Hebrew Bible, the first monarch of the Kingdom of Judah after the split of the united Kingdom of Israel. He was a son of and the successor to Solomon and a grandson of David.for more info click here
the son of Solomonשְׁלֹמֹה
His two names mean “peaceful” and “friend of God”, both considered “predictive of the character of his reign Reign 970–931 BCE (hypothesized)For more info click here
strong, three years: for three years they walked in the way of Davidדָּוִד
/ˈdeɪvɪd/; romanized: Dāwīḏ, “beloved one”) Historians of the Ancient Near East agree that David probably lived around 1000 BCE. For more info click here
and Solomonשְׁלֹמֹה
His two names mean “peaceful” and “friend of God”, both considered “predictive of the character of his reign Reign 970–931 BCE (hypothesized)For more info click here
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Rehoboam’s family

11:18 And Rehoboamרְחַבְעָם
Rəḥaḇʿām; Greek: Ροβοάμ, Rovoam; Latin: Roboam, transl. ”an enlarged people” was, according to the Hebrew Bible, the first monarch of the Kingdom of Judah after the split of the united Kingdom of Israel. He was a son of and the successor to Solomon and a grandson of David.for more info click here
took him Mahalath the daughter of Jerimoth the son of Davidדָּוִד
/ˈdeɪvɪd/; romanized: Dāwīḏ, “beloved one”) Historians of the Ancient Near East agree that David probably lived around 1000 BCE. For more info click here
to wife, and Abihail the daughter of Eliab the son of Jesse;
11:19 Which bore him children; Jeush, and Shamariah, and Zaham.
11:20 And after her he took Maachah the daughter of Absalom אַבְשָׁלוֹם‎
Aḇšālōm, “father of peace”) was the third son of David, King of Israel with Maacah, daughter of Talmai, King of Geshur. For more info click here
; which bore him Abijah, and Attai, and Ziza, and Shelomith.
11:21 And Rehoboamרְחַבְעָם
Rəḥaḇʿām; Greek: Ροβοάμ, Rovoam; Latin: Roboam, transl. ”an enlarged people” was, according to the Hebrew Bible, the first monarch of the Kingdom of Judah after the split of the united Kingdom of Israel. He was a son of and the successor to Solomon and a grandson of David.for more info click here
loved Maachah the daughter of Absalom אַבְשָׁלוֹם‎
Aḇšālōm, “father of peace”) was the third son of David, King of Israel with Maacah, daughter of Talmai, King of Geshur. For more info click here
: (for he took eighteen wives, and sixty concubineˈkäNGkyəˌbīn noun– chiefly historical (in polygamous societies) a woman who lives with a man but has lower status than his wife or wives.; and fathered twenty and eight sons, and sixty daughters.)
11:22 And Rehoboamרְחַבְעָם
Rəḥaḇʿām; Greek: Ροβοάμ, Rovoam; Latin: Roboam, transl. ”an enlarged people” was, according to the Hebrew Bible, the first monarch of the Kingdom of Judah after the split of the united Kingdom of Israel. He was a son of and the successor to Solomon and a grandson of David.for more info click here
made Abijah the son of Maachah the chief, to be ruler among his brethren: for he thought to make him king.
11:23 And he dealt wisely, and dispersed of all his children throughout all the countries of Judah and Benjamin, to every fenced city: and he gave them victual in abundance. And he desired many wives.

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