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2 Chronicles 11:22

    2 Chronicles 11:22 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    And Rehoboam made Abijah the son of Maachah the chief, to be ruler among his brethren: for he thought to make him king.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    And Rehoboam made Abijah the son of Maachah the chief, to be ruler among his brothers: for he thought to make him king.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    And Rehoboam appointed Abijah the son of Maacah to be chief, even the prince among his brethren; for he was minded to make him king.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    Rehoboam made Abijah, the son of Maacah, chief and ruler among his brothers, for it was his purpose to make him king.

    Webster's Revision

    And Rehoboam appointed Abijah the son of Maacah to be chief, even the prince among his brethren; for he was minded to make him king.

    World English Bible

    Rehoboam appointed Abijah the son of Maacah to be chief, [even] the prince among his brothers; for [he was minded] to make him king.

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    And Rehoboam appointed Abijah the son of Maacah to be chief, even the prince among his brethren: for he was minded to make him king.

    Clarke's Commentary on 2 Chronicles 11:22

    Made Abijah - the chief - Abijah certainly was not the first-born of Rehoboam; but as he loved Maachah more than any of his wives, so he preferred her son, probably through his mother's influence. In Deuteronomy 21:16, this sort of preference is forbidden; but Rehoboam had a sort of precedent in the preference shown by David to Solomon.

    Barnes' Notes on 2 Chronicles 11:22

    Jeush was probably the oldest of Rehoboam's sons, and should naturally and according to the provisions of the Law Deuteronomy 21:15-17 have been his heir. But Rehoboam's affection for Maachah led him to transgress the Law.

    Wesley's Notes on 2 Chronicles 11:22

    11:22 Ruler - He declared him his successor, and gave him the dominion over, his brethren.