2 Chronicles 10:17-19Contemporary English Version (CEV)
15-19 When the people realized that Rehoboam would not listen to them, they shouted: “We don’t have to be loyal to David’s family. We can do what we want. Come on, people of Israel, let’s go home! Rehoboam can rule his own people.”
Adoniram[a] was in charge of the work force, and Rehoboam sent him to talk to the people. But they stoned him to death. Then Rehoboam ran to his chariot and hurried back to Jerusalem.
Everyone from Israel’s northern tribes went home, leaving Rehoboam to rule only the people from Judah. And since that day, the people of Israel have been opposed to David’s descendants in Judah.[b] All of this happened just as Ahijah the Lord’s prophet from Shiloh had told Jeroboam.
10.15-19Adoniram: The Hebrew text has “Hadoram,” another spelling of the name.
10.15-19the people of Israel have been opposed. . . Judah: From this time on, “Israel” usually refers only to the northern kingdom. The southern kingdom is called “Judah.”
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