SEV Biblia, Chapter 11:23 Y le hizo instruir, y esparció todos sus hijos por todas las tierras de Judá y de Benjamín, y por todas las ciudades fuertes, y les dio provisiones en abundancia, y fue dado a muchas mujeres.
Clarke's Bible Commentary - 2 Chronicles 11:23 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.
John Gill's Bible Commentary Ver. 23. And he dealt wisely , etc.] Acted a prudent part, in order to execute his scheme, and particularly by disposing of his other sons in different parts of his kingdom, as follows: or “he made him his son Abijah to understand” f31 ; he taught and instructed him in the art of government, took a particular care of his education, that he might be fitted for it; and he might instruct him how to behave towards his brethren, for the present and hereafter, as well as towards all the people in general: or “he (Abijah) understood” f32 ; had more understanding and wisdom than all the children of Rehoboam; though it seems best to interpret it of Rehoboam himself, since it follows: and disposed of all his children throughout all the countries of Judah and Benjamin, unto every fenced city ; to be governors thereof, in whose hands he could better trust them than in any other; or else, by thus separating them, they would not be able to enter into combination against Abijah; but then he must at the same time appoint some persons to watch and observe them; or otherwise, having such, strong places in their possession, they might rebel against him; the Targum is, “he built and repaired the cities, and appointed of all his children throughout all the countries of the house of Judah, to all the fortified cities;” that is, to have the command of them: and he gave them victual in abundance ; that they might have no reason to complain, and might be able to hold out a siege against an enemy, should they be attacked: and he desired many wives ; either for himself, or rather for his son, since he himself had many; or “Abijah desired, or asked many wives” of their parents, or of those who had the dispose of them, in imitation of his father.
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 __________________________________________________________________
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