Rehoboam Secures His Kingdom
k When Rehoboam came to Jerusalem, he assembled the house of Judah and Benjamin, 180,000 chosen warriors, to fight against Israel, to restore the kingdom to Rehoboam.
But the word of the Lord came to l Shemaiah the man of God:
"Say to Rehoboam the son of Solomon, king of Judah, and to all Israel in Judah and Benjamin,
'Thus says the Lord, You shall not go up or fight against m your relatives. Return every man to his home, for this thing is from me.'" So they listened to the word of the Lord and returned and did not go against Jeroboam.
Rehoboam lived in Jerusalem, and he built n cities for defense in Judah.
He built Bethlehem, Etam, Tekoa,
Beth-zur, Soco, Adullam,
Gath, o Mareshah, Ziph,
Adoraim, Lachish, Azekah,
Zorah, Aijalon, and Hebron, fortified cities that are in Judah and in Benjamin.
He made the fortresses strong, and put commanders in them, and stores of food, oil, and wine.
And he put shields and spears in all the cities and made them very strong. So he held Judah and Benjamin.
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2 Chronicles 11:1 - 4
When Rehoboam came to Jerusalem, he assembled the house of Judah and Benjamin, 180,000 chosen warriors, to fight against Israel, to restore the kingdom to Rehoboam.
1 Kings 12:21 - 24
When Rehoboam came to Jerusalem, he assembled all the house of Judah and the tribe of Benjamin, 180,000 chosen warriors, to fight against the house of Israel, to restore the kingdom to Rehoboam the son of Solomon.
2 Chronicles 12:5
Then Shemaiah the prophet came to Rehoboam and to the princes of Judah, who had gathered at Jerusalem because of Shishak, and said to them, "Thus says the Lord, 'You abandoned me, so I have abandoned you to the hand of Shishak.'
2 Chronicles 12:15
Now the acts of Rehoboam, from first to last, are they not written in the chronicles of Shemaiah the prophet and of Iddo the seer? There were continual wars between Rehoboam and Jeroboam.
2 Chronicles 28:8
The men of Israel took captive 200,000 of their relatives, women, sons, and daughters. They also took much spoil from them and brought the spoil to Samaria.
2 Chronicles 28:11
Now hear me, and send back the captives from your relatives whom you have taken, for the fierce wrath of the Lord is upon you.
2 Chronicles 11:23
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