2 Chr 11:5–23

11:5–23 The writer gives three illustrations of divine blessing to demonstrate the wisdom of Rehoboam’s response to the prophetic warning (20:20 note). The text mentions fortifications and military strength in Judah and Benjamin (11:5–12), the defection of Levites from the northern kingdom (11:13–17), and the increase of his family (11:18–23).