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1 Kings 12:25

    1 Kings 12:25 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    Then Jeroboam built Shechem in mount Ephraim, and dwelt therein; and went out from thence, and built Penuel.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    Then Jeroboam built Shechem in mount Ephraim, and dwelled therein; and went out from there, and built Penuel.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    Then Jeroboam built Shechem in the hill-country of Ephraim, and dwelt therein; and he went out from thence, and built Penuel.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    Then Jeroboam made the town of Shechem in the hill-country of Ephraim a strong place, and was living there; and from there he went out and did the same to Penuel.

    Webster's Revision

    Then Jeroboam built Shechem in the hill-country of Ephraim, and dwelt therein; and he went out from thence, and built Penuel.

    World English Bible

    Then Jeroboam built Shechem in the hill country of Ephraim, and lived in it; and he went out from there, and built Penuel.

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    Then Jeroboam built Shechem in the hill country of Ephraim, and dwelt therein; and he went out from thence, and built Penuel.

    Definitions for 1 Kings 12:25

    Thence - There; that place.

    Barnes' Notes on 1 Kings 12:25

    Built Shechem - In the sense of "enlarged and fortified." See Daniel 4:30. The first intention of Jeroboam seems to have been to make Shechem his capital, and therefore he immediately set about its fortification. So also he seems to have fortified Penuel for the better security of his Trans-Jordanic possessions (marginal reference).

    Wesley's Notes on 1 Kings 12:25

    12:25 Shechem - He repaired, and enlarged, and fortified it; for it had been ruined long since, Judg 9:45. He might chuse it as a place both auspicious, because here the foundation of his monarchy was laid; and commodious, as being near the frontiers of his kingdom. Penuel - A place beyond Jordan; to secure that part of his dominions.