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2 Chronicles 11


2 Chron 11:1 Now when Rehoboam had come to Jerusalem, he assembled the house of Judah and Benjamin, 180,000 chosen men who were warriors, to fight against Israel to restore the kingdom to Rehoboam.
2 Chron 11:2 But the word of the Lord came to Shemaiah the man of God, saying,
2 Chron 11:3 "Speak to Rehoboam the son of Solomon, king of Judah, and to all Israel in Judah and Benjamin, saying,
2 Chron 11:4 'Thus says the Lord, "You shall not go up or fight against your relatives; return every man to his house, for this thing is from Me."'" So they listened to the words of the Lord and returned from going against Jeroboam.
2 Chron 11:5 Rehoboam lived in Jerusalem and built cities for defense in Judah.
2 Chron 11:6 Thus he built Bethlehem, Etam, Tekoa,
2 Chron 11:7 Beth-zur, Soco, Adullam,
2 Chron 11:8 Gath, Mareshah, Ziph,
2 Chron 11:9 Adoraim, Lachish, Azekah,
2 Chron 11:10 Zorah, Aijalon and Hebron, which are fortified cities in Judah and in Benjamin.
2 Chron 11:11 He also strengthened the fortresses and put officers in them and stores of food, oil and wine.
2 Chron 11:12 He put shields and spears in every city and strengthened them greatly. So he held Judah and Benjamin.
2 Chron 11:13 Moreover, the priests and the Levites who were in all Israel stood with him from all their districts.
2 Chron 11:14 For the Levites left their pasture lands and their property and came to Judah and Jerusalem, for Jeroboam and his sons had excluded them from serving as priests to the Lord.
2 Chron 11:15 He set up priests of his own for the high places, for the satyrs and for the calves which he had made.
2 Chron 11:16 Those from all the tribes of Israel who set their hearts on seeking the Lord God of Israel followed them to Jerusalem, to sacrifice to the Lord God of their fathers.
2 Chron 11:17 They strengthened the kingdom of Judah and supported Rehoboam the son of Solomon for three years, for they walked in the way of David and Solomon for three years.
2 Chron 11:18 Then Rehoboam took as a wife Mahalath the daughter of Jerimoth the son of David and of Abihail the daughter of Eliab the son of Jesse,
2 Chron 11:19 and she bore him sons: Jeush, Shemariah and Zaham.
2 Chron 11:20 After her he took Maacah the daughter of Absalom, and she bore him Abijah, Attai, Ziza and Shelomith.
2 Chron 11:21 Rehoboam loved Maacah the daughter of Absalom more than all his other wives and concubines. For he had taken eighteen wives and sixty concubines and fathered twenty-eight sons and sixty daughters.
2 Chron 11:22 Rehoboam appointed Abijah the son of Maacah as head and leader among his brothers, for he intended to make him king.
2 Chron 11:23 He acted wisely and distributed some of his sons through all the territories of Judah and Benjamin to all the fortified cities, and he gave them food in abundance. And he sought many wives for them.


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2 Chron 11:1 And when Rehoboam was come to Jerusalem, he gathered of the house of Judah and Benjamin an hundred and fourscore thousand chosen men, which were warriors, to fight against Israel, that he might bring the kingdom again to Rehoboam. 2 Chron 11:1 Now when Rehoboam had come to Jerusalem, he assembled the house of Judah and Benjamin, 180,000 chosen men who were warriors, to fight against Israel to restore the kingdom to Rehoboam. 2 Chron 11:1 καὶ ἦλθεν Ροβοαμ εἰς Ιερουσαλημ καὶ ἐξεκκλησίασεν τὸν Ιουδαν καὶ Βενιαμιν ἑκατὸν ὀγδοήκοντα χιλιάδας νεανίσκων ποιούντων πόλεμον καὶ ἐπολέμει πρὸς Ισραηλ τοῦ ἐπιστρέψαι τὴν βασιλείαν τῷ Ροβοαμ
2 Chron 11:2 But the word of the LORD came to Shemaiah the man of God, saying, 2 Chron 11:2 But the word of the Lord came to Shemaiah the man of God, saying, 2 Chron 11:2 καὶ ἐγένετο λόγος κυρίου πρὸς Σαμαιαν ἄνθρωπον τοῦ θεοῦ λέγων
2 Chron 11:3 Speak unto Rehoboam the son of Solomon, king of Judah, and to all Israel in Judah and Benjamin, saying, 2 Chron 11:3 "Speak to Rehoboam the son of Solomon, king of Judah, and to all Israel in Judah and Benjamin, saying, 2 Chron 11:3 εἰπὸν πρὸς Ροβοαμ τὸν τοῦ Σαλωμων καὶ πρὸς πάντα Ιουδαν καὶ Βενιαμιν λέγων
2 Chron 11 4 Thus saith the LORD, Ye shall not go up, nor fight against your brethren: return every man to his house for this thing is done of me. And they obeyed the words of the LORD, and returned from going against Jeroboam. 2 Chron 11:4 'Thus says the Lord, "You shall not go up or fight against your relatives; return every man to his house, for this thing is from Me."'" So they listened to the words of the Lord and returned from going against Jeroboam. 2 Chron 11:4 τάδε λέγει κύριος οὐκ ἀναβήσεσθε καὶ οὐ πολεμήσετε πρὸς τοὺς ἀδελφοὺς ὑμῶν ἀποστρέφετε ἕκαστος εἰς τὸν οἶκον αὐτοῦ ὅτι παρ᾽ ἐμοῦ ἐγένετο τὸ ῥῆμα τοῦτο καὶ ἐπήκουσαν τοῦ λόγου κυρίου καὶ ἀπεστράφησαν τοῦ μὴ πορευθῆναι ἐπὶ Ιεροβοαμ
2 Chron 11:5 And Rehoboam dwelt in Jerusalem, and built cities for defence in Judah. 2 Chron 11:5 Rehoboam lived in Jerusalem and built cities for defense in Judah. 2 Chron 11:5 καὶ κατῴκησεν Ροβοαμ εἰς Ιερουσαλημ καὶ ᾠκοδόμησεν πόλεις τειχήρεις ἐν τῇ Ιουδαίᾳ
2 Chron 11:6 He built even Bethlehem, and Etam, and Tekoa, 2 Chron 11:6 Thus he built Bethlehem, Etam, Tekoa, 2 Chron 11:6 καὶ ᾠκοδόμησεν τὴν Βαιθλεεμ καὶ τὴν Αιταμ καὶ τὴν Θεκωε
2 Chron 11:7 And Bethzur, and Shoco, and Adullam, 2 Chron 11:7 Beth-zur, Soco, Adullam, 2 Chron 11:7 καὶ τὴν Βαιθσουρα καὶ τὴν Σοκχωθ καὶ τὴν Οδολλαμ
2 Chron 11:8 And Gath, and Mareshah, and Ziph, 2 Chron 11:8 Gath, Mareshah, Ziph, 2 Chron 11:8 καὶ τὴν Γεθ καὶ τὴν Μαρισαν καὶ τὴν Ζιφ
2 Chron 11:9 And Adoraim, and Lachish, and Azekah, 2 Chron 11:9 Adoraim, Lachish, Azekah, 2 Chron 11:9 καὶ τὴν Αδωραιμ καὶ τὴν Λαχις καὶ τὴν Αζηκα
2 Chron 11:10 And Zorah, and Aijalon, and Hebron, which are in Judah and in Benjamin fenced cities. 2 Chron 11:10 Zorah, Aijalon and Hebron, which are fortified cities in Judah and in Benjamin. 2 Chron 11:10 καὶ τὴν Σαραα καὶ τὴν Αιαλων καὶ τὴν Χεβρων ἥ ἐστιν τοῦ Ιουδα καὶ Βενιαμιν πόλεις τειχήρεις
2 Chron 11:11 And he fortified the strong holds, and put captains in them, and store of victual, and of oil and wine. 2 Chron 11:11 He also strengthened the fortresses and put officers in them and stores of food, oil and wine. 2 Chron 11:11 καὶ ὠχύρωσεν αὐτὰς τείχεσιν καὶ ἔδωκεν ἐν αὐταῖς ἡγουμένους καὶ παραθέσεις βρωμάτων ἔλαιον καὶ οἶνον
2 Chron 11:12 And in every several city he put shields and spears, and made them exceeding strong, having Judah and Benjamin on his side. 2 Chron 11:12 He put shields and spears in every city and strengthened them greatly. So he held Judah and Benjamin. 2 Chron 11:12 κατὰ πόλιν καὶ κατὰ πόλιν θυρεοὺς καὶ δόρατα καὶ κατίσχυσεν αὐτὰς εἰς πλῆθος σφόδρα καὶ ἦσαν αὐτῷ Ιουδα καὶ Βενιαμιν
2 Chron 11:13 And the priests and the Levites that were in all Israel resorted to him out of all their coasts. 2 Chron 11:13 Moreover, the priests and the Levites who were in all Israel stood with him from all their districts. 2 Chron 11:13 καὶ οἱ ἱερεῖς καὶ οἱ Λευῖται οἳ ἦσαν ἐν παντὶ Ισραηλ συνήχθησαν πρὸς αὐτὸν ἐκ πάντων τῶν ὁρίων
2 Chron 11 14 For the Levites left their suburbs and their possession, and came to Judah and Jerusalem: for Jeroboam and his sons had cast them off from executing the priest's office unto the LORD 2 Chron 11:14 For the Levites left their pasture lands and their property and came to Judah and Jerusalem, for Jeroboam and his sons had excluded them from serving as priests to the Lord. 2 Chron 11:14 ὅτι ἐγκατέλιπον οἱ Λευῖται τὰ σκηνώματα τῆς κατασχέσεως αὐτῶν καὶ ἐπορεύθησαν πρὸς Ιουδαν εἰς Ιερουσαλημ ὅτι ἐξέβαλεν αὐτοὺς Ιεροβοαμ καὶ οἱ υἱοὶ αὐτοῦ τοῦ μὴ λειτουργεῖν κυρίῳ
2 Chron 11:15 And he ordained him priests for the high places, and for the devils, and for the calves which he had made. 2 Chron 11:15 He set up priests of his own for the high places, for the satyrs and for the calves which he had made. 2 Chron 11:15 καὶ κατέστησεν ἑαυτῷ ἱερεῖς τῶν ὑψηλῶν καὶ τοῖς εἰδώλοις καὶ τοῖς ματαίοις καὶ τοῖς μόσχοις ἃ ἐποίησεν Ιεροβοαμ
2 Chron 11:16 And after them out of all the tribes of Israel such as set their hearts to seek the LORD God of Israel came to Jerusalem, to sacrifice unto the LORD God of their fathers. 2 Chron 11:16 Those from all the tribes of Israel who set their hearts on seeking the Lord God of Israel followed them to Jerusalem, to sacrifice to the Lord God of their fathers. 2 Chron 11:16 καὶ ἐξέβαλεν αὐτοὺς ἀπὸ φυλῶν Ισραηλ οἳ ἔδωκαν καρδίαν αὐτῶν τοῦ ζητῆσαι κύριον θεὸν Ισραηλ καὶ ἦλθον εἰς Ιερουσαλημ θῦσαι κυρίῳ θεῷ τῶν πατέρων αὐτῶν
2 Chron 11:17 So they strengthened the kingdom of Judah, and made Rehoboam the son of Solomon strong, three years: for three years they walked in the way of David and Solomon. 2 Chron 11:17 They strengthened the kingdom of Judah and supported Rehoboam the son of Solomon for three years, for they walked in the way of David and Solomon for three years. 2 Chron 11:17 καὶ κατίσχυσαν τὴν βασιλείαν Ιουδα καὶ κατίσχυσαν Ροβοαμ τὸν τοῦ Σαλωμων εἰς ἔτη τρία ὅτι ἐπορεύθη ἐν ταῖς ὁδοῖς Δαυιδ καὶ Σαλωμων ἔτη τρία
2 Chron 11:18 And Rehoboam took him Mahalath the daughter of Jerimoth the son of David to wife, and Abihail the daughter of Eliab the son of Jesse; 2 Chron 11:18 Then Rehoboam took as a wife Mahalath the daughter of Jerimoth the son of David and of Abihail the daughter of Eliab the son of Jesse, 2 Chron 11:18 καὶ ἔλαβεν ἑαυτῷ Ροβοαμ γυναῖκα τὴν Μολλαθ θυγατέρα Ιεριμουθ υἱοῦ Δαυιδ Αβαιαν θυγατέρα Ελιαβ τοῦ Ιεσσαι
2 Chron 11:19 Which bare him children; Jeush, and Shamariah, and Zaham. 2 Chron 11:19 and she bore him sons: Jeush, Shemariah and Zaham. 2 Chron 11:19 καὶ ἔτεκεν αὐτῷ υἱοὺς τὸν Ιαους καὶ τὸν Σαμαριαν καὶ τὸν Ροολλαμ
2 Chron 11:20 And after her he took Maachah the daughter of Absalom; which bare him Abijah, and Attai, and Ziza, and Shelomith. 2 Chron 11:20 After her he took Maacah the daughter of Absalom, and she bore him Abijah, Attai, Ziza and Shelomith. 2 Chron 11:20 καὶ μετὰ ταῦτα ἔλαβεν ἑαυτῷ τὴν Μααχα θυγατέρα Αβεσσαλωμ καὶ ἔτεκεν αὐτῷ τὸν Αβια καὶ τὸν Ιεθθι καὶ τὸν Ζιζα καὶ τὸν Εμμωθ
2 Chron 11:21 And Rehoboam loved Maachah the daughter of Absalom above all his wives and his concubines: (for he took eighteen wives, and threescore concubines; and begat twenty and eight sons, and threescore daughters.) 2 Chron 11:21 Rehoboam loved Maacah the daughter of Absalom more than all his other wives and concubines. For he had taken eighteen wives and sixty concubines and fathered twenty-eight sons and sixty daughters. 2 Chron 11:21 καὶ ἠγάπησεν Ροβοαμ τὴν Μααχαν θυγατέρα Αβεσσαλωμ ὑπὲρ πάσας τὰς γυναῖκας αὐτοῦ καὶ τὰς παλλακὰς αὐτοῦ ὅτι γυναῖκας δέκα ὀκτὼ εἶχεν καὶ παλλακὰς τριάκοντα καὶ ἐγέννησεν υἱοὺς εἴκοσι ὀκτὼ καὶ θυγατέρας ἑξήκοντα
2 Chron 11:22 And Rehoboam made Abijah the son of Maachah the chief, to be ruler among his brethren: for he thought to make him king. 2 Chron 11:22 Rehoboam appointed Abijah the son of Maacah as head and leader among his brothers, for he intended to make him king. 2 Chron 11:22 καὶ κατέστησεν εἰς ἄρχοντα Ροβοαμ τὸν Αβια τὸν τῆς Μααχα εἰς ἡγούμενον ἐν τοῖς ἀδελφοῖς αὐτοῦ ὅτι βασιλεῦσαι διενοεῖτο αὐτόν
2 Chron 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 desired many wives. 2 Chron 11:23 He acted wisely and distributed some of his sons through all the territories of Judah and Benjamin to all the fortified cities, and he gave them food in abundance. And he sought many wives for them. 2 Chron 11:23 καὶ ηὐξήθη παρὰ πάντας τοὺς υἱοὺς αὐτοῦ ἐν πᾶσιν τοῖς ὁρίοις Ιουδα καὶ Βενιαμιν καὶ ἐν ταῖς πόλεσιν ταῖς ὀχυραῖς καὶ ἔδωκεν αὐταῖς τροφὰς πλῆθος πολὺ καὶ ᾐτήσατο πλῆθος γυναικῶν

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