2-chronicles 11 :5

2-chronicles 11 :5 Translations

King James Version (KJV)

And Rehoboam dwelled in Jerusalem, and built cities for defense in Judah.

American King James Version (AKJV)

And Rehoboam dwelled in Jerusalem, and built cities for defense in Judah.

American Standard Version (ASV)

And Rehoboam dwelt in Jerusalem, and built cities for defence in Judah.

Basic English Translation (BBE)

Now Rehoboam kept in Jerusalem, building walled towns in Judah.

Webster's Revision

And Rehoboam dwelt in Jerusalem, and built cities for defense in Judah.

World English Bible

Rehoboam lived in Jerusalem, and built cities for defense in Judah.

English Revised Version (ERV)

And Rehoboam dwelt in Jerusalem, and built cities for defence in Judah.

Definitions for 2-chronicles 11 :5

Clarke's Commentary on 2-chronicles 11 :5

And built cities for defense in Judah - He was obliged to strengthen his frontiers against the encroachments of the men of Israel; and Jeroboam did the same thing on his part to prevent the inroads of Judah. See 1 Kings 12:25.

Barnes's Commentary on 2-chronicles 11 :5

Rehoboam was between two dangers: on the north he might be attacked by Jeroboam, on the south by Jeroboam's ally, Egypt. From this side was the greater peril, and therefore out of the 15 cities fortified, all but three were on the southern or western frontier, where Egypt would be most likely to attack.

Wesley's Commentary on 2-chronicles 11 :5

11:5 Built - Repaired, enlarged, and fortified them. They were built before.
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