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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

  • Rehoboam strengthened their defenses and stationed commanders in them. In each of them, he stored supplies of food, olive oil, and wine. - 2 Chronicles 11:11

  • But all the priests and Levites living among the northern tribes of Israel sided with Rehoboam. - 2 Chronicles 11:13

  • 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 married his cousin Mahalath, the daughter of David's son Jerimoth and of Abihail, the daughter of Eliab. (Eliab was one of David's brothers, a son of Jesse.) - 2 Chronicles 11:18

  • Later Rehoboam married another cousin, Maacah, the daughter of Absalom. Maacah gave birth to Abijah, Attai, Ziza, and Shelomith. - 2 Chronicles 11:20

  • Rehoboam loved Maacah more than any of his other wives and concubines. In all, he had eighteen wives and sixty concubines, and they gave birth to twenty-eight sons and sixty daughters. - 2 Chronicles 11:21

  • Rehoboam made Maacah's son Abijah chief among the princes, making it clear that he would be the next king. - 2 Chronicles 11:22

  • 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

  • But when Rehoboam was firmly established and strong, he abandoned the law of the LORD, and all Israel followed him in this sin. - 2 Chronicles 12:1

  • Because they were unfaithful to the LORD, King Shishak of Egypt attacked Jerusalem in the fifth year of King Rehoboam's reign. - 2 Chronicles 12:2

  • 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

  • King Rehoboam later replaced them with bronze shields and entrusted them to the care of the captain of his bodyguard. - 2 Chronicles 12:10

  • 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

  • King Rehoboam firmly established himself in Jerusalem and continued to rule. He was forty-one years old when he became king, and he reigned seventeen years in Jerusalem, the city the LORD had chosen from among all the tribes of Israel as the place to honor his name. Rehoboam's mother was Naamah, a woman from Ammon. - 2 Chronicles 12:13

  • The rest of the events of Rehoboam's reign, from beginning to end, are recorded in [The Record of Shemaiah the Prophet] and in [The Record of Iddo the Seer,] which are part of the genealogical record. Rehoboam and Jeroboam were continually at war with each other. - 2 Chronicles 12:15
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    New Living Translation Bible used with permission Tyndale House Publishers.

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