Verse 23. "He dealt wisely" - It was true policy to disperse his own sons through the different provinces who were not likely to form any league with Jeroboam against their father.
"He desired many wives." - He was much addicted to women; yet we do not find that he formed any heathenish alliances of this nature. And as no particulars are given, we do not know how far he indulged himself in this propensity. He probably strengthened his political connections by these means.