SEV Biblia, Chapter 12:24 Así dijo el SE—OR: No vayŠis, ni peleťis contra vuestros hermanos los hijos de Israel; volveos cada uno a su casa; porque este negocio yo lo he hecho. Y ellos oyeron la palabra de Dios, y volvieron, y se fueron, conforme a la palabra del SE—OR.
Clarke's Bible Commentary - 1 Kings 12:24 Verse 24. For this thing is from me.] That is, the separation of the ten tribes from the house of David.
They-returned to depart] This was great deference, both in Rehoboam and his officers, to relinquish, at the demand of the prophet, a war which they thought they had good grounds to undertake. The remnant of the people heard the Divine command gratefully, for the mass of mankind are averse from war. No nations would ever rise up against each other, were they not instigated to it or compelled by the rulers.
John Gill's Bible Commentary Ver. 24. Thus saith the Lord , etc.] A common preface the prophets used when they spoke in the name of the Lord: ye shall not go up, nor fight against your brethren the children of Israel ; and that because they were their brethren; though that is not the only reason, another follows: return every man to his house, for this thing is from me ; it was according to the will of God, as Josephus rightly says f314 ; it was by his ordination and appointment, though Jeroboam and the people sinned in the way and manner in which they brought it about; and therefore to fight against Israel, in order to regain the kingdom, would be fighting against God, and so to no purpose: they hearkened therefore to the word of the Lord, and returned to depart according to the word of the Lord ; they knew Shemaiah was a prophet of the Lord, and they believed the message he brought came from him, and therefore hearkened and were obedient to it; and with the consent of Rehoboam were disbanded, and returned to their habitations, being satisfied with, and submissive to, the will of God, both king and people. Ver. 25 . Then Jeroboam built Shechem in Mount Ephraim, and dwelt therein , etc.] Not that this city had lain in ruins from the times of Abimelech, ( Judges 9:45) for then it would not have been a proper place for the convention of the people, ( 1 Kings 12:1) but he repaired the walls of it, and fortified it, and built a palace in it for his residence: and went out from thence, and built Penuel ; a place on the other side Jordan, the tower of which was beaten down by Gideon, ( Judges 8:17) and might be now rebuilt, or at least the city was repaired by him, and anew fortified, perhaps for the better security of his dominions on that side Jordan; though Fortunatus Scacchus is of opinion that this was an altar, the same as at Carmel, ( 1 Kings 18:30), which Jeroboam built, and called by this name in testimony of the common religion of the Israelites and Jews.
Matthew Henry Commentary Verses 16-24 - The people speak unbecomingly of David. How soon are good men, an their good services to the public, forgotten ! These consideration should reconcile us to our losses and troubles, that God is the Autho of them, and our brethren the instruments: let us not meditate revenge Rehoboam and his people hearkened to the word of the Lord. When we know God's mind, we must submit, how much soever it crosses our own mind. I we secure the favour of God, not all the universe can hurt us.
Original Hebrew כה 3541 אמר 559 יהוה 3069 לא 3808 תעלו 5927 ולא 3808 תלחמון 3898 עם 5973 אחיכם 251 בני 1121 ישׂראל 3478 שׁובו 7725 אישׁ 376 לביתו 1004 כי 3588 מאתי 853 נהיה 1961 הדבר 1697 הזה 2088 וישׁמעו 8085 את 853 דבר 1697 יהוה 3069 וישׁבו 7725 ללכת 1980 כדבר 1697 יהוה׃ 3069