1898 Young's Literal Translation (YLT)
2 Chronicles 11
1 Rehoboam raising an army to subdue Israel, is forbidden by Shemaiah. 5 He strengtheneth his kingdom with forts and provision. 13 The priests and Levites, and such as feared God, forsaken by Jeroboam, strengthen the kingdom of Judah. 18 The wives and children of Rehoboam.
11:1 ¶ 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.
11:3 'Speak unto Rehoboam son of Solomon king of Judah, and unto all Israel in Judah and Benjamin, saying,
11:4 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.
11:5 ¶ And Rehoboam dwelleth in Jerusalem, and buildeth cities for a bulwark in Judah,
11:6 yea, he buildeth Beth-Lehem and Etam, and Tekoa,
11:7 and Beth-Zur, and Shocho, and Adullam,
11:8 and Gath, and Mareshah, and Ziph,
11:9 and Adoraim, and Lachish, and Azekah,
11:10 and Zorah, and Aijalon, and Hebron, that [are] in Judah and in Benjamin, cities of bulwarks.
11:11 And he strengtheneth the bulwarks, and putteth in them leaders, and treasures of food, and oil, and wine,
11:12 and in every city and city targets and spears, and strengtheneth them very greatly; and he hath Judah and Benjamin.
11:13 ¶ And the priests, and the Levites, that [are] in all Israel, have stationed themselves by him, out of all their border,
11:15 and he establisheth to him priests for high places, and for goats, and for calves, that he made
11:17 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.
11:18 ¶ And Rehoboam taketh to him a wife, Mahalath, child of Jerimoth son of David, [and] Abigail daughter of Eliab, son of Jesse.
11:19 And she beareth to him sons, Jeush, and Shamaria, and Zaham.
11:20 And after her he hath taken Maachah daughter of Absalom, and she beareth to him Abijah, and Attai, and Ziza, and Shelomith.
11:21 And Rehoboam loveth Maachah daughter of Absalom above all his wives and his concubinesfor eighteen wives he hath taken, and sixty concubinesand he begetteth twenty and eight sons, and sixty daughters.
11:22 And Rehoboam appointeth for head Abijah son of Maachah, for leader among his brethren, for to cause him to reign.
11:23 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.