2 Chronicles 11:12
New International Version
He put shields and spears in all the cities, and made them very strong. So Judah and Benjamin were his.

New Living Translation
He also put shields and spears in these towns as a further safety measure. So only Judah and Benjamin remained under his control.

English Standard Version
And he put shields and spears in all the cities and made them very strong. So he held Judah and Benjamin.

Berean Study Bible
He also put shields and spears in all the cities and strengthened them greatly. So Judah and Benjamin belonged to him.

King James Bible
And in every several city he put shields and spears, and made them exceeding strong, having Judah and Benjamin on his side.

New King James Version
Also in every city he put shields and spears, and made them very strong, having Judah and Benjamin on his side.

New American Standard Bible
He put shields and spears in every city and strengthened them greatly. So he held Judah and Benjamin.

NASB 1995
He put shields and spears in every city and strengthened them greatly. So he held Judah and Benjamin.

NASB 1977
And he put shields and spears in every city and strengthened them greatly. So he held Judah and Benjamin.

Amplified Bible
And in each city he put [large] shields and spears, and made them very strong. So he held Judah and Benjamin.

Christian Standard Bible
He also put large shields and spears in each and every city to make them very strong. So Judah and Benjamin were his.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
He also put large shields and spears in each and every city to make them very strong. So Judah and Benjamin were his.

American Standard Version
And in every city he put'shields and spears, and made them exceeding strong. And Judah and Benjamin belonged to him.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
And you shall go to him. He will reveal to you whatever happens to this boy.”

Brenton Septuagint Translation
shields and spears in every several city, and he fortified them very strongly, and he had on his side Juda and Benjamin.

Contemporary English Version
as well as with shields and spears. He used these fortified cities to keep control of Judah and Benjamin.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Moreover in every city he made an armoury of shields and spears, and he fortified them with great diligence, and he reigned over Juda, and Benjamin,

English Revised Version
And in every several city he put shields and spears, and made them exceeding strong. And Judah and Benjamin belonged to him.

Good News Translation
and also shields and spears. In this way he kept Judah and Benjamin under his control.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
In each city he stored shields and spears. He made the cities very secure. So Rehoboam held on to Judah and Benjamin.

International Standard Version
He also stockpiled shields and spears in every city and fortified them greatly to secure his rule over Judah and Benjamin.

JPS Tanakh 1917
And in every city he put shields and spears, and made them exceeding strong. And Judah and Benjamin adhered to him.

Literal Standard Version
and in each and every city [he puts] bucklers and spears, and strengthens them very greatly; and he has Judah and Benjamin.

NET Bible
In each city there were shields and spears; he strongly fortified them. Judah and Benjamin belonged to him.

New Heart English Bible
He put shields and spears in every city, and made them exceeding strong. Judah and Benjamin belonged to him.

World English Bible
In every city [he put] shields and spears, and made them exceeding strong. Judah and Benjamin belonged to him.

Young's Literal Translation
and in every city and city targets and spears, and strengtheneth them very greatly; and he hath Judah and Benjamin.

Additional Translations ...
Context
Rehoboam Fortifies Judah
11He strengthened their fortresses and put officers in them, with supplies of food, oil, and wine. 12He also put shields and spears in all the cities and strengthened them greatly. So Judah and Benjamin belonged to him.

Cross References
2 Chronicles 11:11
He strengthened their fortresses and put officers in them, with supplies of food, oil, and wine.

2 Chronicles 11:13
Moreover, the priests and Levites from all their districts throughout Israel stood with Rehoboam.


Treasury of Scripture

And in every several city he put shields and spears, and made them exceeding strong, having Judah and Benjamin on his side.

he put shields

2 Chronicles 26:14,15
And Uzziah prepared for them throughout all the host shields, and spears, and helmets, and habergeons, and bows, and slings to cast stones…

2 Chronicles 32:5
Also he strengthened himself, and built up all the wall that was broken, and raised it up to the towers, and another wall without, and repaired Millo in the city of David, and made darts and shields in abundance.

2 Samuel 13:19,22
And Tamar put ashes on her head, and rent her garment of divers colours that was on her, and laid her hand on her head, and went on crying…

having Judah

2 Chronicles 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.









(12) Shields.--The "targets" of 2Chronicles 9:15.

Made them exceeding strong.--Strengthened them (the same word as "fortified" in 2Chronicles 11:11) very abundantly (l'harb?h meod). A form of words only used by the chronicler. (See 2Chronicles 16:8; and comp. Nehemiah 6:18.)

Having Judah and Benjamin on his side.--Literally, and he had (or, there fell to him) Judah and Benjamin. A definition of Rehoboam's territory. (Comp. 2Chronicles 10:17.) . . .

Verse 12. - Having Judah and Benjamin on his side. The mention of both tribes just serves to point for us the fact that Benjamin's existence and value were not absolutely ignored, but were for a short while quoted before the kingdom of Rehoboam became called by the name of Judah simply.

Parallel Commentaries ...


Hebrew
He also put shields
צִנּ֣וֹת (ṣin·nō·wṯ)
Noun - feminine plural
Strong's 6793: A hook, a, shield, cold

and spears
וּרְמָחִ֔ים (ū·rə·mā·ḥîm)
Conjunctive waw | Noun - masculine plural
Strong's 7420: A lance, the iron point

in all
וּבְכָל־ (ū·ḇə·ḵāl)
Conjunctive waw, Preposition-b | Noun - masculine singular construct
Strong's 3605: The whole, all, any, every

the cities
וָעִיר֙ (wā·‘îr)
Conjunctive waw | Noun - feminine singular
Strong's 5892: Excitement

and strengthened
וַֽיְחַזְּקֵ֖ם (way·ḥaz·zə·qêm)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Piel - Consecutive imperfect - third person masculine singular | third person masculine plural
Strong's 2388: To fasten upon, to seize, be strong, obstinate, to bind, restrain, conquer

them greatly.
לְהַרְבֵּ֣ה (lə·har·bêh)
Preposition-l | Verb - Hifil - Infinitive absolute
Strong's 7235: To be or become much, many or great

So Judah
יְהוּדָ֥ה (yə·hū·ḏāh)
Noun - proper - masculine singular
Strong's 3063: Judah -- 'praised', a son of Jacob, also the southern kingdom, also four Israelites

and Benjamin
וּבִנְיָמִֽן׃ (ū·ḇin·yā·min)
Conjunctive waw | Noun - proper - masculine singular
Strong's 1144: Benjamin -- 'son of the right hand', youngest son of Jacob, also the name of two other Israelites

belonged to him.
וַיְהִי־ (way·hî-)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - Consecutive imperfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's 1961: To fall out, come to pass, become, be


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