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2 Chronicles 11:23

    2 Chronicles 11:23 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    And he dealt wisely, and dispersed of all his children throughout all the countries of Judah and Benjamin, unto every fenced city: and he gave them victual in abundance. And he desired many wives.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    And he dealt wisely, and dispersed of all his children throughout all the countries of Judah and Benjamin, to every fenced city: and he gave them victual in abundance. And he desired many wives.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    And he dealt wisely, and dispersed of all his sons throughout all the lands of Judah and Benjamin, unto every fortified city: and he gave them victuals in abundance. And he sought for them many wives.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    And in his wisdom he had his sons stationed in every walled town through all the lands of Judah and Benjamin; and he gave them a great store of food, and took wives for them.

    Webster's Revision

    And he dealt wisely, and dispersed of all his sons throughout all the lands of Judah and Benjamin, unto every fortified city: and he gave them victuals in abundance. And he sought for them many wives.

    World English Bible

    He dealt wisely, and dispersed of all his sons throughout all the lands of Judah and Benjamin, to every fortified city: and he gave them food in abundance. He sought [for them] many wives.

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    And he dealt wisely, and dispersed of all his sons throughout all the lands of Judah and Benjamin, unto every fenced city: and he gave them victual in abundance. And he sought for them many wives.

    Definitions for 2 Chronicles 11:23

    Fenced - Fortified; protected.

    Clarke's Commentary on 2 Chronicles 11:23

    He dealt wisely - It was true policy to disperse his own sons through the different provinces who were not likely to form any league with Jeroboam against their father.

    He desired many wives - He was much addicted to women; yet we do not find that he formed any heathenish alliances of this nature. And as no particulars are given, we do not know how far he indulged himself in this propensity. He probably strengthened his political connections by these means.

    Barnes' Notes on 2 Chronicles 11:23

    Rehoboam's wisdom was shown:

    (1) In dispersing his other sons instead of allowing them to remain together in Jerusalem, where they might have joined in a plot against Abijah, as Adonijah and his brothers had done against Solomon 1 Kings 1:5-10;

    (2) In giving his sons positions which might well content them and prevent them from being jealous of Abijah.

    He desired many wives - (Compare 2 Chronicles 11:21). Some prefer to connect the words with the preceding words. If so, they denote another point in which Rehoboam was careful to please his sons.

    Wesley's Notes on 2 Chronicles 11:23

    11:23 Dispersed - Lest his other sons should after his death unite together against Abijah, he wisely dispersed them into distant places.