2 Chronicles 11:23
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English Standard Version
And he dealt wisely and distributed some of his sons through all the districts of Judah and Benjamin, in all the fortified cities, and he gave them abundant provisions and procured wives for them.

King James Bible
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.

American Standard Version
And he dealt wisely, and dispersed of all his sons throughout all the lands of Judah and Benjamin, unto every fortified city: and he gave them victuals in abundance. And he sought for them many wives.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Because he was wiser and mightier than all his sons, and in all the countries of Juda, and of Benjamin, and in all the walled cities: and he gave them provisions in abundance, and he sought many wives.

English Revised Version
And he dealt wisely, and dispersed of all his sons throughout all the lands of Judah and Benjamin, unto every fenced city: and he gave them victual in abundance. And he sought for them many wives.

Webster's Bible Translation
And he dealt wisely, and dispersed of all his children throughout all the countries of Judah and Benjamin, to every fortified city: and he gave them provisions in abundance. And he desired many wives.

2 Chronicles 11:23 Parallel
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Keil and Delitzsch Biblical Commentary on the Old Testament

These immigrants - priests, Levites, and pious worshippers of Jahve-made the kingdom of Judah strong, by strengthening the religious foundation on which the kingdom was founded, and made Rehoboam strong three years, so that they (king and people) walked in the way of David and Solomon. The strengthening lasted only three years-only while the opposition to Jeroboam's action in the matter of religion was kept alive by the emigration of the pious people from the ten tribes. What occurred after these three years is narrated only in 2 Chronicles 12. - Here there follows, in

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he dealt

2 Chronicles 10:8-15 But he forsook the counsel which the old men gave him, and took counsel with the young men that were brought up with him...

Luke 16:8 And the lord commended the unjust steward, because he had done wisely...

dispersed

2 Chronicles 21:3 And their father gave them great gifts of silver, and of gold, and of precious things, with fenced cities in Judah...

Genesis 25:6 But to the sons of the concubines, which Abraham had, Abraham gave gifts, and sent them away from Isaac his son, while he yet lived...

1 Kings 1:5,6 Then Adonijah the son of Haggith exalted himself, saying, I will be king: and he prepared him chariots and horsemen...

every fenced city

2 Chronicles 11:11 And he fortified the strong holds, and put captains in them, and store of victual, and of oil and wine.

many wives [heb] a multitude of wives

2 Chronicles 11:21 And Rehoboam loved Maachah the daughter of Absalom above all his wives and his concubines: (for he took eighteen wives...

Cross References
2 Chronicles 11:5
Rehoboam lived in Jerusalem, and he built cities for defense in Judah.

2 Chronicles 11:22
And Rehoboam appointed Abijah the son of Maacah as chief prince among his brothers, for he intended to make him king.

2 Chronicles 12:1
When the rule of Rehoboam was established and he was strong, he abandoned the law of the LORD, and all Israel with him.

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