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1 Kings 15:6

    1 Kings 15:6 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    And there was war between Rehoboam and Jeroboam all the days of his life.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    And there was war between Rehoboam and Jeroboam all the days of his life.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    Now there was war between Rehoboam and Jeroboam all the days of his life.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

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    Webster's Revision

    Now there was war between Rehoboam and Jeroboam all the days of his life.

    World English Bible

    Now there was war between Rehoboam and Jeroboam all the days of his life.

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    Now there was war between Rehoboam and Jeroboam all the days of his life.

    Clarke's Commentary on 1 Kings 15:6

    There was war between Rehoboam and Jeroboam - This was mentioned in the preceding chapter, 1 Kings 14:30, and it can mean no more than this: there was a continual spirit of hostility kept up between the two kingdoms, and no doubt frequent skirmishing between bordering parties; but it never broke out into open war, for this was particularly forbidden. See 1 Kings 12:24. Hostility did exist, and no doubt frequent skirmishes; but open war and pitched battles there were none.

    But why is this circumstance repeated, and the history of Abijam interrupted by the repetition? There is some reason to believe that Rehoboam is not the true reading, and that it should be Abijam: "Now there was war between Abijam and Jeroboam all the days of his life." And this is the reading of fourteen of Kennicott's and De Rossi's MSS. The Syriac has Abia the son of Rehoboam; the Arabic has Abijam. In the Septuagint the whole verse is omitted in the London Polyglot, but it is extant in those of Complutum and Antwerp. Some copies of the Targum have Abijam also, and the Editio Princeps of the Vulgate has Abia. This is doubtless the true reading, as we know there was a very memorable war between Abia and Jeroboam; see it particularly described 2 Chronicles 13:3 (note), etc.

    Barnes' Notes on 1 Kings 15:6

    The writer repeats what he had said in 1 Kings 14:30, in order to remind the reader that Abijam inherited this war from his father. Abijam's war is described in marginal reference That the author of Kings gives none of its details is agreeable to his common practice in mere military matters. Thus he gives no details of Shishak's expedition, and omits Zerah's expedition altogether.