New International Version
He built up the fortified cities of Judah, since the land was at peace. No one was at war with him during those years, for the LORD gave him rest.
King James Bible
And he built fenced cities in Judah: for the land had rest, and he had no war in those years; because the LORD had given him rest.
Darby Bible Translation
And he built fortified cities in Judah, for the land had rest, and he had no war in those years; because Jehovah had given him rest.
World English Bible
He built fortified cities in Judah; for the land was quiet, and he had no war in those years, because Yahweh had given him rest.
Young's Literal Translation
And he buildeth cities of bulwarks in Judah, for the land hath quiet, and there is no war with him in these years, because Jehovah hath given rest to him.
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
Fenced cities - To preserve his territories from invasion, and strengthen the frontiers of his kingdom, see 2 Chronicles 14:7.
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'And Asa cried unto the Lord his God, and said, Lord, it is nothing with Thee to help, whether with many, or with them that have no power: help us, O Lord our God; for we rest on Thee, and in Thy Name we go against this multitude. O Lord, Thou art our God; let not man prevail against Thee.'--2 CHRON. xiv. 11. This King Asa, Rehoboam's grandson, had had a long reign of peace, which the writer of the Book of Chronicles traces to the fact that he had rooted out idolatry from Judah, 'The land had rest, …
Alexander Maclaren—Expositions of Holy Scripture
2 Chronicles 11:5
Rehoboam lived in Jerusalem and built up towns for defense in Judah:
2 Chronicles 15:15
All Judah rejoiced about the oath because they had sworn it wholeheartedly. They sought God eagerly, and he was found by them. So the LORD gave them rest on every side.
2 Chronicles 20:30
And the kingdom of Jehoshaphat was at peace, for his God had given him rest on every side.
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