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

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.

Darby Bible Translation
and in every several city, targets and spears, and made them exceedingly strong. And Judah and Benjamin were his.

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.

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Commentary
Clarke's Commentary on the Bible

Store of victual - In these places he laid up stores of provisions, not only to enable them to endure a siege; but also that they might be able, from their situation, to supply desolate places.

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

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...

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...

2 Samuel 13:19,22 And Tamar put ashes on her head, and rent her garment of divers colors that was on her, and laid her hand on her head...

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...

Library
The Exile Continued.
"So David fled, and escaped and came to Samuel to Ramah, and told him all that Saul had done unto him. And he and Samuel went and dwelt in Naioth" (1 Sam. xix. 18)--or, as the word probably means, in the collection of students' dwellings, inhabited by the sons of the prophets, where possibly there may have been some kind of right of sanctuary. Driven thence by Saul's following him, and having had one last sorrowful hour of Jonathan's companionship--the last but one on earth--he fled to Nob, whither
Alexander Maclaren—The Life of David

Chronicles
The comparative indifference with which Chronicles is regarded in modern times by all but professional scholars seems to have been shared by the ancient Jewish church. Though written by the same hand as wrote Ezra-Nehemiah, and forming, together with these books, a continuous history of Judah, it is placed after them in the Hebrew Bible, of which it forms the concluding book; and this no doubt points to the fact that it attained canonical distinction later than they. Nor is this unnatural. The book
John Edgar McFadyen—Introduction to the Old Testament

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