SEV Biblia, Chapter 12:1 Â¶ Y cuando Roboam hubo confirmado el reino, dejó la ley del SEÑOR, y con él todo Israel.
Clarke's Bible Commentary - 2 Chronicles 12:1 Verse 1. He forsook the law of the Lord] This was after the three years mentioned chap. xi. 17.
John Gill's Bible Commentary Ver. 1. And it came to pass, when Rehoboam had established the kingdom , etc.] Or when the kingdom of Rehoboam was established; the tribes of Judah and Benjamin being firmly attached to him, and great numbers from the other tribes coming over to him, and things going on peaceably and prosperously during the three years that he and his people abode by the pure worship of God: and had strengthened himself ; built fortified cities for the defence of himself and kingdom, ( 2 Chronicles 11:5-12), he forsook the law of the Lord; after he had reigned three years, and was become strong, and thought himself safe and secure on the throne, trusting to his strength: and all Israel with him ; the greater part of them following the example of their king; of this defection, and the sins they fell into, (see 1 Kings 14:22-24).
Matthew Henry Commentary Rehoboam, forsaking the Lord, is punished.
--When Rehoboam was so strong that he supposed he had nothing to fea from Jeroboam, he cast off his outward profession of godliness. It is very common, but very lamentable, that men, who in distress or danger or near death, seem much engaged in seeking and serving God, thro aside all their religion when they have received a mercifu deliverance. God quickly brought troubles upon Judah, to awaken the people to repentance, before their hearts were hardened. Thus it becomes us, when we are under the rebukes of Providence, to justif God, and to judge ourselves. If we have humbled hearts under humblin providences, the affliction has done its work; it shall be removed, or the property of it be altered. The more God's service is compared with other services, the more reasonable and easy it will appear. Are the laws of temperance thought hard? The effects of intemperance will be found much harder. The service of God is perfect liberty; the servic of our lusts is complete slavery. Rehoboam was never rightly fixed in his religion. He never quite cast off God; yet he engaged not his hear to seek the Lord. See what his fault was; he did not serve the Lord because he did not seek the Lord. He did not pray, as Solomon, for wisdom and grace; he did not consult the word of God, did not seek to that as his oracle, nor follow its directions. He made nothing of his religion, because he did not set his heart to it, nor ever came up to steady resolution in it. He did evil, because he never was determine for good __________________________________________________________________
Original Hebrew ויהי 1961 כהכין 3559 מלכות 4438 רחבעם 7346 וכחזקתו 2393 עזב 5800 את 853 תורת 8451 יהוה 3068 וכל 3605 ישׂראל 3478 עמו׃ 5973