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1 Kings 11:13

11:13 one tribe. This probably refers to Judah (12:20; 2 Kin. 17:18). If Judah is already understood without being mentioned, another tribe is meant, such as Benjamin (12:21) or Simeon.

for the sake of Jerusalem. Jerusalem was God’s chosen city, the site of Israel’s central sanctuary anticipated in Deut. 12 and constructed by Solomon. Jerusalem is a central symbol of God’s love for His people and the communion between God and His people throughout the Bible (Ps. 68:29; 122:2–6; 135:21; 137:5–7; Is. 62:1; Dan. 9:25; Rev. 3:12; 21:2, 10).