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Ferrar Fentons 'Holy Bible in Modern English. All spelling, punctuation and formatting maintained through-out. Verse ordering follows the King James version for clarity and necessary organization of the verses.

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RF CH2 11:1 Rehaboam tries to subdue the revolt.
When Rehaboam arrived at Jerusalem, he summoned from the Houses of Judah and Benjamin a hundred and eighty thousand soldiers, trained for War, to fight with Israel, and to recover the Kingship to Rehaboam,
RF CH2 11:2 but a Message from the LORD came to Shemaihu, a MAN of GOD. to say;
RF CH2 11:3 "Speak to Rehaboam,-ben-Solomon, King of Judah, and to all Israel in Judah, and Benjamin, and say;
RF CH2 11:4 Thus says the EVER-LIVING,—You shall not advance against, nor fight with your brothers!—Return every man to your houses, for this event has come from Me.'" So they listened to the commands of the EVER-LIVING, and refused to march against Jerabam.
RF CH2 11:5 Consequently Rehaboam returned to Jerusalem; but he built Fortified Cities in Judah.
RF CH2 11:6 (974 B. C.) He also built Bethlehem, and Aitam, and Thiqua;
RF CH2 11:7 And Beth-tzar, and Shoko, and Adlam;
RF CH2 11:8 And Gath, and Marshah, and Zif;
RF CH2 11:9 And Adorim, and Lakish; and Azkah;
RF CH2 11:10 Tzarah, and Ailon; and Hebron, which are fortified Cities in Judah and Benjamin,
RF CH2 11:11 of which he strengthened the defenses, and appointed Commanders over them, with stores of food, and oil and wine,
RF CH2 11:12 and shields and arms, and made them very strong. So Judah and Benjamin remained his.
RF CH2 11:13 The Priests in Israel Collect to Rehaboam.
The Priests and Levites, who were in Israel collected to him from all quarters;
RF CH2 11:14 for the Levites abandoned their pasture-lands, and possessions, and emigrated to Judah, and Jerusalem, because Jerabam expelled them, and their sons from the Priesthood of the EVER-LIVING,
RF CH2 11:15 and appointed Priests for himself at the Mounds, for the Satyrs, and Calves that he made.
RF CH2 11:16 Those also who gave their hearts to seek the EVER-LIVING GOD of Israel followed them, and came to Jerusalem to sacrifice to the GOD of their fathers.
RF CH2 11:17 Thus they strengthened the Kingdom of Judah, and invigorated Rehaboam, the son of Solomon, for three years,—and he followed the path of David and Solomon for three years.
RF CH2 11:18 Rehaboam took as his wife, Makhalath,-ben-Jerimoth,-ben-David; and Abikhil, the daughter Aliab,-ben-Jesse,
RF CH2 11:19 and she bore sons to him, Jaush, and Sheberiah, and Zahm.
RF CH2 11:20 And after her he married Makah, the daughter of Aurial of Gibaah,1 and she bore him Abiah, Athi, and Ziza, and Shelomith.
RF CH2 11:21 And Rehaboam loved Makah, the daughter of Auriall more than all his wives, and secondary wives, although he married eighteen wives, and sixty secondary-wives, and begot twenty-eight sons, and sixty daughters.
RF CH2 11:22 So Rehaboam appointed Abiah the son of Makah as the Chief, to rule amongst his brothers, and to make him King.
RF CH2 11:23 Consequently he acted prudently, and distributed all his sons over the country of Judah and Benjamin, in various fortified Cities, and gave them liberal allowances, and selected a number of wives for them.
1 Note—Ch. 11, v. 20. By the error of some old transcriber the current Hebrew text has "Makah," the daughter of Absalom, which is impossible, owing to the length of time that elapsed between the period of Absalom—upwards of half a century—and the date of Rehaboam's marriage. The name and parentage are given correctly in Ch. 13, v. 2, as I give them above in my version.—F.F.


AKJV ROM 8:32 He that spared not his own Son, but delivered him up for us all, how shall he not with him also freely give us all things?

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