Parallel Verses

International Standard Version

Later, Rehoboam appointed Abijah, his son from Maacah, as senior family leader among his brothers, since he intended to establish Abijah as king.

New American Standard Bible

Rehoboam appointed Abijah the son of Maacah as head and leader among his brothers, for he intended to make him king.

King James Version

And Rehoboam made Abijah the son of Maachah the chief, to be ruler among his brethren: for he thought to make him king.

Holman Bible

Rehoboam appointed Abijah son of Maacah as chief, leader among his brothers, intending to make him king.

A Conservative Version

And Rehoboam appointed Abijah the son of Maacah to be chief, the ruler among his brothers. For [he intended] to make him king.

American Standard Version

And Rehoboam appointed Abijah the son of Maacah to be chief, even the prince among his brethren; for he was minded to make him king.

Amplified

And Rehoboam made Abijah son of Maacah the chief prince among his brethren, for he intended to make him king.

Bible in Basic English

Rehoboam made Abijah, the son of Maacah, chief and ruler among his brothers, for it was his purpose to make him king.

Darby Translation

And Rehoboam established Abijah the son of Maachah at the head, to be ruler among his brethren; for he thought to make him king.

Jubilee 2000 Bible

And Rehoboam made Abijah, the son of Maachah, as head and prince among his brethren, for he thought to make him king.

Julia Smith Translation

And Rehoboam will set up for head, Abijah son of Maacah for leader over his brethren: in order to make him king.

King James 2000

And Rehoboam made Abijah the son of Maachah the chief, to be ruler among his brethren: for he thought to make him king.

Lexham Expanded Bible

And Rehoboam appointed Abijah the son of Maacah as chief and crown prince over his brothers, in order to make him king.

Modern King James verseion

And Rehoboam made Abijah the son of Maachah the chief, to be ruler among his brothers, in order to make him king.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

And Rehoboam made Abijah the son of Maacah the chief ruler among his brethren, for to make him king.

NET Bible

Rehoboam appointed Abijah son of Maacah as the leader over his brothers, for he intended to name him his successor.

New Heart English Bible

Rehoboam appointed Abijah the son of Maacah to be chief, the prince among his brothers; for he intended to make him king.

The Emphasized Bible

So then Rehoboam appointed Abijah son of Maacah as head, to be chief ruler among his brethren, - yea that he might make him king.

Webster

And Rehoboam made Abijah the son of Maachah the chief, to be ruler among his brethren: for he thought to make him king.

World English Bible

Rehoboam appointed Abijah the son of Maacah to be chief, [even] the prince among his brothers; for [he was minded] to make him king.

Youngs Literal Translation

And Rehoboam appointeth for head Abijah son of Maachah, for leader among his brethren, for to cause him to reign.

Topics

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
רחבעם 
R@chab`am 
Usage: 50

H29
אביּהוּ אביּה 
'Abiyah 
Usage: 25

of Maachah
מעכת מעכה 
Ma`akah 
Usage: 22

the chief
ראשׁ 
Ro'sh 
Usage: 598

to be ruler
נגד נגיד 
Nagiyd 
Usage: 44

References

Easton

Fausets

Hastings

Context Readings

Rehoboam's Harem And Family

21 Rehoboam loved Absalom's daughter Maacah more than he did all of his wives and mistresses. (He married eighteen wives and 60 concubines, fathering 28 sons and 60 daughters.) 22 Later, Rehoboam appointed Abijah, his son from Maacah, as senior family leader among his brothers, since he intended to establish Abijah as king. 23 Rehoboam was wise to distribute some of his children throughout all of the territories of Judah and Benjamin, placing them in all of the fortified cities. He allotted them abundant supplies of food and sought many wives for them.


Cross References

Deuteronomy 21:15-17

"If a man has two wives where one is loved but the other is unloved, and both of them bear him sons, but the firstborn is the son of the unloved wife,

1 Chronicles 5:1-2

Here is a record of the descendants of Reuben, Israel's firstborn. (He was the firstborn, but because he defiled his father's marriage bed, his birthright was transferred to the descendants of Israel's son Joseph. As a result, Reuben is not enrolled in the genealogy according to the birthright.

1 Chronicles 29:1

Then King David addressed the entire assembly: "My son Solomon, the one whom God alone has chosen, is still young and inexperienced, and the task is great, since this structure will be a citadel to the LORD God and not for human beings.

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