11:1 And when Rehoboam was come to Jerusalem, he gathered of the
house of Judah and a Benjamin an hundred and fourscore
thousand chosen [men], which were warriors, to fight
against b Israel, that he might bring the kingdom again
(a) That is, the half tribe of Benjamin for the other half
went after Jeroboam.
(b) Meaning the ten tribes who rebelled.
11:5 And Rehoboam dwelt in Jerusalem, and c built cities for
defence in Judah.
(c) Or, repaired them and made them strong to be more able
to resist Jeroboam.
11:15 And he ordained him priests for the high places, and for
the d devils, and for the calves which he had made.
11:16 And after them out of all the tribes of Israel such as set
their e hearts to seek the LORD God of Israel came to
Jerusalem, to sacrifice unto the LORD God of their
(e) Who were zealous of true religion and feared God.
11:17 So they strengthened the kingdom of Judah, and made
Rehoboam the son of Solomon strong, three years: for three
years they f walked in the way of David and Solomon.
(f) As long as they feared God, and set forth his word,
11:22 And Rehoboam made g Abijah the son of Maachah the chief,
[to be] ruler among his brethren: for [he thought] to make
(g) Called also Abijam, who reigned three years,
11:23 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 h desired many wives.