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Say to Rehoboam, son of Solomon, king of Judah, and to all the Israelites in Judah and Benjamin: “Thus says the Lord: You must not go out to war against your kinsmen. Return home, each of you, for it is I who have brought this about.” They obeyed the word of the Lord and turned back from going against Jeroboam.

Rehoboam’s Works.[a] Rehoboam took up residence in Jerusalem and built fortified cities in Judah.

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  1. 11:5–12 These verses have no parallel in 1 Kings; they are apparently based on a separate source.

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