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strkjv@2Chronicles:11:1 @ And when Rehoboam R@chab'am# was come to Jerusalem Y@ruwshalaim#, he gathered of the house of Judah Y@huwdah# and Benjamin an hundred and fourscore thousand chosen men, which were warriors , to fight against Israel, that he might bring # the kingdom again to Rehoboam R@chab'am#.
strkjv@2Chronicles:11:2 @ But the word of the LORD Y@hovah# came to Shemaiah the man of God, saying,
strkjv@2Chronicles:11:3 @ Speak unto Rehoboam R@chab'am# the son of Solomon, king of Judah Y@huwdah#, and to all Israel in Judah Y@huwdah# and Benjamin, saying,
strkjv@2Chronicles:11:4 @ Thus saith the LORD Y@hovah#, Ye 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 the LORD Y@hovah#, and returned from going against Jeroboam.
strkjv@2Chronicles:11:5 @ And Rehoboam R@chab'am# dwelt in Jerusalem Y@ruwshalaim#, and built cities for defence in Judah Y@huwdah#.
strkjv@2Chronicles:11:6 @ He built even Bethlehem Beyth, and Etam, and Tekoa T@qowa#,
strkjv@2Chronicles:11:7 @ And Bethzur Beyth, and Shoco, and Adullam,
strkjv@2Chronicles:11:8 @ And Gath, and Mareshah, and Ziph,
strkjv@2Chronicles:11:9 @ And Adoraim, and Lachish, and Azekah,
strkjv@2Chronicles:11:9 @ Which bare him children; Jeush Y@#uwsh#, and Shamariah, and Zaham.
strkjv@2Chronicles:11:10 @ And Zorah, and Aijalon, and Hebron, which are in Judah Y@huwdah# and in Benjamin fenced cities.
strkjv@2Chronicles:11:11 @ And he fortified the strong holds, and put captains in them, and store of victual, and of oil and wine.
strkjv@2Chronicles:11:12 @ And in every several city he put shields and spears, and made them exceeding m@#od# strong, having Judah Y@huwdah# and Benjamin on his side.
strkjv@2Chronicles:11:13 @ And the priests and the Levites that were in all Israel resorted to him out of all their coasts.
strkjv@2Chronicles:11:14 @ For the Levites left their suburbs and their possession, and came to Judah Y@huwdah# and Jerusalem Y@ruwshalaim#: for Jeroboam and his sons had cast them off from executing the priests office unto the LORD Y@hovah#:
strkjv@2Chronicles:11:15 @ And he ordained him priests for the high places, and for the devils, and for the calves which he had made.
strkjv@2Chronicles:11:16 @ And after them out of all the tribes of Israel such as set their hearts to seek the LORD Y@hovah# God of Israel came to Jerusalem Y@ruwshalaim#, to sacrifice unto the LORD Y@hovah# God of their fathers.
strkjv@2Chronicles:11:17 @ So they strengthened the kingdom of Judah Y@huwdah#, and made Rehoboam R@chab'am# the son of Solomon strong, three years: for three years they walked in the way of David and Solomon.
strkjv@2Chronicles:11:18 @ And Rehoboam R@chab'am# took him Mahalath the daughter of Jerimoth Y@riymowth# the son of David to wife, and Abihail the daughter of Eliab the son of Jesse;
strkjv@2Chronicles:11:19 @ strkjv@2Chronicles:11:20 @ And after her he took Maachah the daughter of Absalom; which bare him Abijah, and Attai, and Ziza, and Shelomith.
strkjv@2Chronicles:11:21 @ And Rehoboam R@chab'am# loved Maachah the daughter of Absalom above all his wives and his concubines: (for he took eighteen sh^moneh# wives, and threescore concubines; and begat twenty and eight sons, and threescore daughters. )
strkjv@2Chronicles:11:22 @ And Rehoboam R@chab'am# made Abijah the son of Maachah the chief, to be ruler among his brethren: for he thought to make him king.
strkjv@2Chronicles:11:23 @ And he dealt wisely, and dispersed of all his children throughout all the countries of Judah Y@huwdah# and Benjamin, unto every fenced city: and he gave them victual in abundance. And he desired many wives.
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