Judah

Judah

 
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  • "Say to Rehoboam son of Solomon, king of Judah, and to all the Israelites in Judah and Benjamin: - 2 Chronicles 11:3


  • Rehoboam remained in Jerusalem and fortified various cities for the defense of Judah. - 2 Chronicles 11:5


  • Zorah, Aijalon, and Hebron. These became the fortified cities of Judah and Benjamin. - 2 Chronicles 11:10


  • He also put shields and spears in these towns as a further safety measure. So only Judah and Benjamin remained under his control. - 2 Chronicles 11:12


  • The Levites even abandoned their homes and property and moved to Judah and Jerusalem, because Jeroboam and his sons would not allow them to serve the LORD as priests. - 2 Chronicles 11:14


  • This strengthened the kingdom of Judah, and for three years they supported Rehoboam son of Solomon and earnestly sought to obey the LORD as they had done during the reigns of David and Solomon. - 2 Chronicles 11:17


  • Rehoboam also wisely gave responsibilities to his other sons and stationed them in the fortified cities throughout the land of Judah and Benjamin. He provided them with generous provisions and arranged for each of them to have several wives. - 2 Chronicles 11:23


  • Shishak conquered Judah's fortified cities and then advanced to attack Jerusalem. - 2 Chronicles 12:4


  • The prophet Shemaiah then met with Rehoboam and Judah's leaders, who had all fled to Jerusalem because of Shishak. Shemaiah told them, "This is what the LORD says: You have abandoned me, so I am abandoning you to Shishak." - 2 Chronicles 12:5


  • Because Rehoboam humbled himself, the LORD's anger was turned aside, and he did not destroy him completely. And there was still goodness in the land of Judah. - 2 Chronicles 12:12


  • Abijah began to rule over Judah in the eighteenth year of Jeroboam's reign in Israel. - 2 Chronicles 13:1


  • Judah, led by King Abijah, fielded 400,000 seasoned warriors, while Jeroboam mustered 800,000 courageous men from Israel. - 2 Chronicles 13:3


  • When the army of Judah arrived in the hill country of Ephraim, Abijah stood on Mount Zemaraim and shouted to Jeroboam and the Israelite army: "Listen to me! - 2 Chronicles 13:4


  • Meanwhile, Jeroboam had secretly sent part of his army around behind the men of Judah to ambush them. - 2 Chronicles 13:13


  • When Judah realized that they were being attacked from the front and the rear, they cried out to the LORD for help. Then the priests blew the trumpets, - 2 Chronicles 13:14


  • and the men of Judah began to shout. At the sound of their battle cry, God defeated Jeroboam and the Israelite army and routed them before Abijah and the army of Judah. - 2 Chronicles 13:15


  • The Israelite army fled from Judah, and God handed them over to Judah in defeat. - 2 Chronicles 13:16
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    New Living Translation Bible used with permission Tyndale House Publishers.

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