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11:38 listen to all that I command you. Jeroboam will be subject to the same covenantal stipulations that were operative for Saul, David, and Solomon (2:3, 4 and notes).
I will be with you. These words are an assurance of God’s presence and sustenance (Deut. 31:8; Judg. 2:18; 6:12, 16; 1 Sam. 3:19; 2 Sam. 5:10; 7:9). Ahijah hopes that Jeroboam will be more loyal to the covenant than Solomon.