SEV Biblia, Chapter 11:22 Y puso Roboam a Abías hijo de Maaca por cabeza y príncipe de sus hermanos, porque quería hacerle rey.
Clarke's Bible Commentary - 2 Chronicles 11:22 Verse 22. Made Abijah-the chief] Abijah certainly was not the first-born of Rehoboam; but as he loved Maachah more than any of his wives, so he preferred her son, probably through his mother's influence. In Deut. xxi. 16, this sort of preference is forbidden; but Rehoboam had a sort of precedent in the preference shown by David to Solomon.
John Gill's Bible Commentary Ver. 22. And Rehoboam made Abijah the son of Maacah the chief , etc.] The chief of all his sons, head over them, being the son of his most beloved wife, and her firstborn however, and perhaps might be of a greater capacity than the rest of his children: to be ruler among his brethren ; or over them; gave him greater authority, and intrusted him with more power, set him above them, and treated him as heir apparent to the crown: for he thought to make him king ; either to take him into partnership in the throne with him in his lifetime, or to appoint and declare him to be his successor.
Matthew Henry Commentary Verses 13-23 - When the priests and Levites came to Jerusalem, the devout, piou Israelites followed them. Such as set their hearts to seek the Lord God of Israel, left the inheritance of their fathers, and went to Jerusalem, that they might have free access to the altar of God, and be out of the temptation to worship the calves. That is best for us, whic is best for our souls; in all our choices, religious advantages must be sought before all outward conveniences. Where God's faithful priest are, his faithful people should be. And when it has been proved that we are willing to renounce our worldly interests, so far as we are calle to do so for the sake of Christ and his gospel, we have good evidenc that we are truly his disciples. And it is the interest of a nation to protect religion and religious people __________________________________________________________________
Original Hebrew ויעמד 5975 לראשׁ 7218 רחבעם 7346 את 853 אביה 29 בן 1121 מעכה 4601 לנגיד 5057 באחיו 251 כי 3588 להמליכו׃ 4427