‘Say to Rehoboam son of Solomon king of Judah and to all Israel in Judah and Benjamin, “This is what the Lord says: do not go up to fight against your fellow Israelites. Go home, every one of you, for this is my doing.”’ So they obeyed the words of the Lord and turned back from marching against Jeroboam.

Rehoboam fortifies Judah

Rehoboam lived in Jerusalem and built up towns for defence in Judah:

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