Priests and Levites Come to Jerusalem

2 Chronicles 11

13 And from all their territories the priests and the Levites who were in all Israel took their stand with him. 14 For the Levites left c their common-lands and their possessions and came to Judah and Jerusalem, for d Jeroboam and his sons had rejected them from serving as priests to the LORD. 15 e Then he appointed for himself priests for the 1 high places, for f the demons, and g the calf idols which he had made. 16 h And 2 after the Levites left, those from all the tribes of Israel, such as set their heart to seek the LORD God of Israel, i came to Jerusalem to sacrifice to the LORD God of their fathers. 17 So they j strengthened the kingdom of Judah, and made Rehoboam the son of Solomon strong for three years, because they walked in the way of David and Solomon for three years.

  1. Cross References
    Numbers 35:2 - 5
    Command the children of Israel that they give the Levites cities to dwell in from the inheritance of their possession, and you shall also give the Levites common-land around the cities.
  2. Cross References
    1 Kings 12:28 - 33
    Therefore the king asked advice, made two calves of gold, and said to the people, "It is too much for you to go up to Jerusalem. Here are your gods, O Israel, which brought you up from the land of Egypt!
    2 Chronicles 13:9
    Have you not cast out the priests of the LORD, the sons of Aaron, and the Levites, and made for yourselves priests, like the peoples of other lands, so that whoever comes to consecrate himself with a young bull and seven rams may be a priest of things that are not gods?
  3. Cross References
    1 Kings 12:31
    He made shrines on the high places, and made priests from every class of people, who were not of the sons of Levi.
    1 Kings 13:33
    After this event Jeroboam did not turn from his evil way, but again he made priests from every class of people for the high places; whoever wished, he consecrated him, and he became one of the priests of the high places.
    1 Kings 14:9
    But you have done more evil than all who were before you, for you have gone and made for yourself other gods and molded images to provoke Me to anger, and have cast Me behind your back -
    Hosea 13:2
    Now they sin more and more, And have made for themselves molded images, Idols of their silver, according to their skill; All of it is the work of craftsmen. They say of them, "Let the men who sacrifice kiss the calves!
  4. Cross References
    Leviticus 17:7
    "They shall no more offer their sacrifices to demons, after whom they have played the harlot. This shall be a statute forever for them throughout their generations."'
    1 Corinthians 10:20
    Rather, that the things which the Gentiles sacrifice they sacrifice to demons and not to God, and I do not want you to have fellowship with demons.
  5. Cross References
    1 Kings 12:28
    Therefore the king asked advice, made two calves of gold, and said to the people, "It is too much for you to go up to Jerusalem. Here are your gods, O Israel, which brought you up from the land of Egypt!
  6. Cross References
    2 Chronicles 14:7
    Therefore he said to Judah, "Let us build these cities and make walls around them, and towers, gates, and bars, while the land is yet before us, because we have sought the LORD our God; we have sought Him, and He has given us rest on every side." So they built and prospered.
  7. Cross References
    2 Chronicles 15:9
    Then he gathered all Judah and Benjamin, and those who dwelt with them from Ephraim, Manasseh, and Simeon, for they came over to him in great numbers from Israel when they saw that the LORD his God was with him.
    2 Chronicles 15:10
    So they gathered together at Jerusalem in the third month, in the fifteenth year of the reign of Asa.
    2 Chronicles 30:11
    Nevertheless some from Asher, Manasseh, and Zebulun humbled themselves and came to Jerusalem.
    2 Chronicles 18:1
    Jehoshaphat had riches and honor in abundance; and by marriage he allied himself with Ahab.
  8. Cross References
    2 Chronicles 12:1
    Now it came to pass, when Rehoboam had established the kingdom and had strengthened himself, that he forsook the law of the LORD, and all Israel along with him.
    2 Chronicles 12:13
    Thus King Rehoboam strengthened himself in Jerusalem and reigned. Now Rehoboam was forty-one years old when he became king; and he reigned seventeen years in Jerusalem, the city which the LORD had chosen out of all the tribes of Israel, to put His name there. His mother's name was Naamah, an Ammonitess.
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