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Benjamin. See 1 Kings 11:36 .
Shemaiah. Compare 2 Chronicles 12:5 and 1 Kings 12:22 . See note on Psalms 90:0 , title.
the man of God. See App-49 .
God. Hebrew. Elohim. App-4 .
this thing is done of Me. As a chastisement for the apostasy of Solomon, and the arrogance of Rehoboam.
(5-12) These particulars are complementary. App-56 .
built = rebuilt.
for defence. Evidently these fifteen cities were for defence against Egypt, because of Jeroboam's influence there (2 Chronicles 10:2 ). His fears were well grounded (2 Chronicles 12:2 , 2 Chronicles 12:4 and 1 Kings 14:25 ).
took him Mahalath . . . and Abihail. Render "took him with Malahath . . . Abihail".
all Israel resorted to him. Thus the mingling of Israel with Judah was continued. See note on 1 Kings 12:17 .
coasts = borders.
devils = hairy ones, or goats representing demons.
he = Jeroboam.
after them = following them.
out of all the tribes. See notes on verses: 2 Chronicles 11:13-14 above, and 1 Kings 12:17 .
set = gave.
three years. See note on 2 Chronicles 12:2 . 2 Chronicles 12:1
Which. i.e. Which [latter].
children = sons.
Maachah. Her other name was Michaiah (2 Chronicles 13:2 ).
Absalom. Same as Abishalom (1 Kings 15:2 ).
for. Note the Figure of speech Parenthesis.
chief = head.
them: i.e. the sons.
wives = wives [for them].
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