2 Chronicles 11

And awhen Rehoboam was come to Jerusalem, he gathered of the house of Judah 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. 2 But the word of the LORD came bto Shemaiah the man of God, saying, 3 Speak unto Rehoboam the son of Solomon, king of Judah, and to all Israel in Judah and Benjamin, saying, 4 Thus saith the LORD, 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, and returned from going against Jeroboam.

5 And Rehoboam dwelt in Jerusalem, and built cities for defence in Judah. 6 He built even eBethlehem, and dEtam, and cTekoa, 7 And Beth-zur, and Shoco, and Adullam, 8 And Gath, and Mareshah, and Ziph, 9 And Adoraim, and Lachish, and Azekah, 10 And Zorah, and Aijalon, and Hebron, which are in Judah and in Benjamin fenced cities. 11 And he fortified the strong holds, and put captains in them, and store of victual, and of oil and wine. 12 And in every several city he put shields and spears, and made them exceeding strong, having Judah and Benjamin on his side.

13 And the priests and the Levites that were in all Israel resorted to him out of all their coasts. 14 For the Levites left gtheir suburbs and their possession, and came to Judah and Jerusalem: for fJeroboam and his sons had cast them off from executing the priest's office unto the LORD: 15 hAnd he ordained him priests for the high places, and for ithe devils, and jfor the calves which he had made. 16 kAnd after them out of all the tribes of Israel such as set their hearts to seek the LORD God of Israel came to Jerusalem, to sacrifice unto the LORD God of their fathers. 17 So they lstrengthened the kingdom of Judah, and made Rehoboam the son of Solomon strong, three years: for mthree years they walked in the way of David and Solomon.

18 And Rehoboam took him Mahalath the daughter of Jerimoth the son of David to wife, and Abihail the daughter of Eliab the son of Jesse; 19 Which bare him children; Jeush, and Shamariah, and Zaham. 20 And after her he took nMaachah the daughter of Absalom; which bare him Abijah, and Attai, and Ziza, and Shelomith. 21 And Rehoboam loved Maachah the daughter of Absalom above all his wives and his concubines: (for he took eighteen wives, and threescore concubines; and begat twenty and eight sons, and threescore daughters.) 22 And Rehoboam omade Abijah the son of Maachah the chief, to be ruler among his brethren: for he thought to make him king. 23 And he dealt wisely, and dispersed of all his children throughout all the countries of Judah and Benjamin, unto every fenced city: and he gave them victual in abundance. And he desired many wives.

2 Chronicles 12

Cross Ref
1 a 1 Kin 12:21
2 b Deu 33:1
1 Sam 2:27
1 Kin 12:22-24
2 Chr 8:14
1 Tim 6:11
6 c Amo 1:1
Jer 6:1
Neh 3:5
2 Chr 20:20
2 Sam 14:2
 d 1 Chr 4:32
Jdg 15:8
 e Mat 2:1
1 Sam 17:12
Gen 35:19
14 f 2 Chr 13:9
1 Kin 12:28-33
 g Jos 21:20-42
Num 35:2
15 h 1 Kin 12:31
Hos 13:2
 i Lev 17:7
Deu 32:15-17
1 Cor 10:20
Rev 16:14
 j 1 Kin 12:28
16 k 2 Chr 15:9
Psa 69:32
17 l 2 Chr 12:1
 m Hos 6:4
20 n 1 Kin 15:2
2 Chr 13:2
22 o Deu 21:15-17