1 Kings 12:1

“And Rehoboam went to Shechem: for all Israel were come to Shechem to make him king.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

And Rehoboam went to Shechem: for all Israel were come to Shechem to make him king.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

Then Rehoboam went to Shechem, for all Israel had come to Shechem to make him king.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

And Rehoboam went to Shechem: for all Israel were come to Shechem to make him king.
- American Standard Version (1901)

And Rehoboam went to Shechem, where all Israel had come together to make him king,
- Basic English Bible

And Rehoboam went to Shechem; for all Israel had come to Shechem to make him king.
- Darby Bible

And Rehoboam went to Shechem: for all Israel had come to Shechem to make him king.
- Webster's Bible

Rehoboam went to Shechem: for all Israel were come to Shechem to make him king.
- World English Bible

And Rehoboam goeth to Shechem, for to Shechem hath all Israel come to make him king.
- Youngs Literal Bible

And Rehoboam went to Shechem; for all Israel were come to Shechem to make him king.
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for 1 Kings 12:1


12:1 Were come - Rehoboam did not call them thither, but wentthither, because the Israelites prevented him, and had pitched uponthat place, rather than upon Jerusalem, because it was most convenientfor all, being in the center of the kingdom; and because that being in thepotent tribe of Ephraim, they supposed there they might use that freedomof speech, which they resolved to use, to get there grievances redressed.So out of a thousand wives and concubines, he had but one son to bear hisname, and he a fool! Is not sin an ill way of building up a family?


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