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2 Chronicles 11 (WEBP)

[1] When Rehoboam had come to Jerusalem, he assembled the house of Judah and Benjamin, one hundred eighty thousand chosen men who were warriors, to fight against Israel, to bring the kingdom again to Rehoboam.
[2] But Yahweh’s word came to Shemaiah the man of God, saying,
[3] “Speak to Rehoboam the son of Solomon, king of Judah, and to all Israel in Judah and Benjamin, saying,
[4] ‘Yahweh says, “You shall not go up, nor fight against your brothers! Every man return to his house; for this thing is of me.” ’ ” So they listened to Yahweh’s words, and returned from going against Jeroboam.
[5] Rehoboam lived in Jerusalem, and built cities for defense in Judah.
[6] He built Bethlehem, Etam, Tekoa,
[7] Beth Zur, Soco, Adullam,
[8] Gath, Mareshah, Ziph,
[9] Adoraim, Lachish, Azekah,
[10] Zorah, Aijalon, and Hebron, which are fortified cities in Judah and in Benjamin.
[11] He fortified the strongholds and put captains in them with stores of food, oil and wine.
[12] He put shields and spears in every city, and made them exceedingly strong. Judah and Benjamin belonged to him.
[13] The priests and the Levites who were in all Israel stood with him out of all their territory.
[14] For the Levites left their pasture lands and their possessions, and came to Judah and Jerusalem; for Jeroboam and his sons cast them off, that they should not execute the priest’s office to Yahweh.
[15] He himself appointed priests for the high places, for the male goat and calf idols which he had made.
[16] After them, out of all the tribes of Israel, those who set their hearts to seek Yahweh, the God of Israel, came to Jerusalem to sacrifice to Yahweh, the God of their fathers.
[17] So they strengthened the kingdom of Judah and made Rehoboam the son of Solomon strong for three years, for they walked three years in the way of David and Solomon.
[18] Rehoboam took a wife for himself, Mahalath the daughter of Jerimoth the son of David and of Abihail the daughter of Eliab the son of Jesse.
[19] She bore him sons: Jeush, Shemariah, and Zaham.
[20] After her, he took Maacah the granddaughter of Absalom; and she bore him Abijah, Attai, Ziza, and Shelomith.
[21] Rehoboam loved Maacah the granddaughter of Absalom above all his wives and his concubines; for he took eighteen wives and sixty concubines, and became the father of twenty-eight sons and sixty daughters.
[22] Rehoboam appointed Abijah the son of Maacah to be chief, the prince among his brothers, for he intended to make him king.
[23] He dealt wisely, and dispersed some of his sons throughout all the lands of Judah and Benjamin, to every fortified city. He gave them food in abundance; and he sought many wives for them.

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King James w/Strong’s #s

2 Chronicles 11 (KJVS)

[1] And when Rehoboam H7346 was come H935 (8799) to Jerusalem H3389, he gathered H6950 (8686) of the house H1004 of Judah H3063 and Benjamin H1144 an hundred H3967 and fourscore H8084 thousand H505 chosen H977 (8803) [men], which were warriors H6213 (8802) H4421, to fight H3898 (8736) against Israel H3478, that he might bring H7725 the kingdom H4467 again H7725 (8687) to Rehoboam H7346.
[2] But the word H1697 of the LORD H3068 came to Shemaiah H8098 the man H376 of God H430, saying H559 (8800),
[3] Speak H559 (8798) unto Rehoboam H7346 the son H1121 of Solomon H8010, king H4428 of Judah H3063, and to all Israel H3478 in Judah H3063 and Benjamin H1144, saying H559 (8800),
[4] Thus saith H559 (8804) the LORD H3068, Ye shall not go up H5927 (8799), nor fight H3898 (8735) against your brethren H251: return H7725 (8798) every man H376 to his house H1004: for this thing H1697 is done H1961 (8738) of me. And they obeyed H8085 (8799) the words H1697 of the LORD H3068, and returned H7725 (8799) from going H3212 (8800) against Jeroboam H3379.
[5] And Rehoboam H7346 dwelt H3427 (8799) in Jerusalem H3389, and built H1129 (8799) cities H5892 for defence H4692 in Judah H3063.
[6] He built H1129 (8799) even Bethlehem H1035, and Etam H5862, and Tekoa H8620,
[7] And Bethzur H1049, and Shoco H7755, and Adullam H5725,
[8] And Gath H1661, and Mareshah H4762, and Ziph H2128,
[9] And Adoraim H115, and Lachish H3923, and Azekah H5825,
[10] And Zorah H6881, and Aijalon H357, and Hebron H2275, which [are] in Judah H3063 and in Benjamin H1144 fenced H4694 cities H5892.
[11] And he fortified H2388 (8762) the strong holds H4694, and put H5414 (8799) captains H5057 in them, and store H214 of victual H3978, and of oil H8081 and wine H3196.
[12] And in every several city H5892 [he put] shields H6793 and spears H7420, and made them exceeding H7235 (8687) H3966 strong H2388 (8762), having Judah H3063 and Benjamin H1144 on his side.
[13] And the priests H3548 and the Levites H3881 that [were] in all Israel H3478 resorted H3320 (8694) to him out of all their coasts H1366.
[14] For the Levites H3881 left H5800 (8804) their suburbs H4054 and their possession H272, and came H3212 (8799) to Judah H3063 and Jerusalem H3389: for Jeroboam H3379 and his sons H1121 had cast them off H2186 (8689) from executing the priest’s office H3547 (8763) unto the LORD H3068:
[15] And he ordained H5975 (8686) him priests H3548 for the high places H1116, and for the devils H8163, and for the calves H5695 which he had made H6213 (8804).
[16] And after H310 them out of all the tribes H7626 of Israel H3478 such as set H5414 (8802) their hearts H3824 to seek H1245 (8763) the LORD H3068 God H430 of Israel H3478 came H935 (8804) to Jerusalem H3389, to sacrifice H2076 (8800) unto the LORD H3068 God H430 of their fathers H1.
[17] So they strengthened H2388 (8762) the kingdom H4438 of Judah H3063, and made Rehoboam H7346 the son H1121 of Solomon H8010 strong H553 (8762), three H7969 years H8141: for three H7969 years H8141 they walked H1980 (8804) in the way H1870 of David H1732 and Solomon H8010.
[18] And Rehoboam H7346 took H3947 (8799) him Mahalath H4258 the daughter H1323 (8675) H1121 of Jerimoth H3406 the son H1121 of David H1732 to wife H802, [and] Abihail H32 the daughter H1323 of Eliab H446 the son H1121 of Jesse H3448;
[19] Which bare H3205 (8799) him children H1121; Jeush H3266, and Shamariah H8114, and Zaham H2093.
[20] And after H310 her he took H3947 (8804) Maachah H4601 the daughter H1323 of Absalom H53; which bare H3205 (8799) him Abijah H29, and Attai H6262, and Ziza H2124, and Shelomith H8019.
[21] And Rehoboam H7346 loved H157 (8799) Maachah H4601 the daughter H1323 of Absalom H53 above all his wives H802 and his concubines H6370: (for he took H5375 (8804) eighteen H8083 H6240 wives H802, and threescore H8346 concubines H6370; and begat H3205 (8686) twenty H6242 and eight H8083 sons H1121, and threescore H8346 daughters H1323.)
[22] And Rehoboam H7346 made H5975 (8686) Abijah H29 the son H1121 of Maachah H4601 the chief H7218, [to be] ruler H5057 among his brethren H251: for [he thought] to make him king H4427 (8687).
[23] And he dealt wisely H995 (8799), and dispersed H6555 (8799) of all his children H1121 throughout all the countries H776 of Judah H3063 and Benjamin H1144, unto every fenced H4694 city H5892: and he gave H5414 (8799) them victual H4202 in abundance H7230. And he desired H7592 (8799) many H1995 wives H802.

Young’s Literal Translation

2 Chronicles 11 (YLT)

[1] And Rehoboam cometh in to Jerusalem, and assembleth the house of Judah and Benjamin, a hundred and eighty thousand chosen warriors, to fight with Israel, to bring back the kingdom to Rehoboam.
[2] And a word of Jehovah is unto Shemaiah, a man of God, saying,
[3] ‘Speak unto Rehoboam son of Solomon king of Judah, and unto all Israel in Judah and Benjamin, saying,
[4] Thus said Jehovah, Ye do not go up nor fight with your brethren, turn back each to his house, for from Me hath this thing been;’ and they hear the words of Jehovah, and turn back from going against Jeroboam.
[5] And Rehoboam dwelleth in Jerusalem, and buildeth cities for a bulwark in Judah,
[6] yea, he buildeth Beth-Lehem and Etam, and Tekoa,
[7] and Beth-Zur, and Shocho, and Adullam,
[8] and Gath, and Mareshah, and Ziph,
[9] and Adoraim, and Lachish, and Azekah,
[10] and Zorah, and Aijalon, and Hebron, that are in Judah and in Benjamin, cities of bulwarks.
[11] And he strengtheneth the bulwarks, and putteth in them leaders, and treasures of food, and oil, and wine,
[12] and in every city and city targets and spears, and strengtheneth them very greatly; and he hath Judah and Benjamin.
[13] And the priests, and the Levites, that are in all Israel, have stationed themselves by him, out of all their border,
[14] for the Levites have left their suburbs and their possession, and they come to Judah and to Jerusalem, for Jeroboam and his sons have cast them off from acting as priests to Jehovah,
[15] and he establisheth to him priests for high places, and for goats, and for calves, that he made-
[16] and after them, out of all the tribes of Israel, those giving their heart to seek Jehovah, God of Israel, have come in to Jerusalem to sacrifice to Jehovah, God of their father.
[17] And they strengthen the kingdom of Judah, and strengthen Rehoboam son of Solomon, for three years, because they walked in the way of David and Solomon for three years.
[18] And Rehoboam taketh to him a wife, Mahalath, child of Jerimoth son of David, and Abigail daughter of Eliab, son of Jesse.
[19] And she beareth to him sons, Jeush, and Shamaria, and Zaham.
[20] And after her he hath taken Maachah daughter of Absalom, and she beareth to him Abijah, and Attai, and Ziza, and Shelomith.
[21] And Rehoboam loveth Maachah daughter of Absalom above all his wives and his concubines-for eighteen wives he hath taken, and sixty concubines-and he begetteth twenty and eight sons, and sixty daughters.
[22] And Rehoboam appointeth for head Abijah son of Maachah, for leader among his brethren, for to cause him to reign.
[23] And he hath understanding, and spreadeth out of all his sons to all lands of Judah and Benjamin, to all cities of the bulwarks, and giveth to them provision in abundance; and he asketh a multitude of wives.