“And Rehoboam the son of Solomon reigned in Judah. Rehoboam was forty and one years old when he began to reign, and he reigned seventeen years in Jerusalem, the city which the LORD did choose out of all the tribes of Israel, to put his name there. And his mother's name was Naamah an Ammonitess.”
King James Version (KJV)
14:21 Forty one years - Therefore he was born a year before Solomonwas king, as appears from chap.#11:42|, this is noted as an aggravationof Rehoboam's folly, that he was old enough to have been wiser.An Ammonitess - A people cursed by God, and shut out of the congregationof his people for ever. This is observed as one cause both of God'sdispleasure in punishing Solomon with such a son, and of Rehoboam'sapostacy after his three first years, #2Chron 11:17|. None can imaginehow fatal and how lasting are the consequence of being unequally yoked withan unbeliever.