1 Kings 11:13

However I will not tear away all the kingdom; but will give one tribe to your son for David my servant's sake, and for Jerusalem's sake which I have chosen.
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George Leo Haydock

AD 1849
One tribe. Besides that of Juda, his own native tribe. (Challoner) That of Benjamin had been so reduced, that it scarcely deserved the name of a tribe. It was also invariably connected with the adjoining tribe of Juda; as many of the other tribes, after the captivities of Assyria and Babylon, went by the common title of Jews. (Tirinus) The Levites, and many of the Israelites, came to inhabit in the land of Juda, for the sake of the true religion, chap. xii. 17., and 2 Paralipomenon xi. 13, 16. Jeroboam banished the tribe of Levi from his dominions, that he might more easily introduce a change of religion among his subjects. The two kingdoms were thus almost equal in strength. (Calmet) Chosen for the abode of holiness, and the seat of government. (Salien) One tribe. And Jerusalem; which latter may denote the tribe of Benjamin. (Worthington)

John Chrysostom

AD 407
The son of this David, Solomon by name, was caught by the same snare as his father, and out of complacence to women fell away from the God of his fathers. You see how great an evil it is not to master pleasure, not to upset the ruling principle in nature and for a man to be slave of women. This same Solomon, then, who was formerly righteous and wise but who ran a risk of being deprived of all the kingdom on account of his sin, God permitted to keep the sixth part of the government on account of the renown of his father. - "Letter to the Fallen Theodore 2.2"

Richard Challoner

AD 1781
One tribe: Besides that of Juda, his own native tribe.

Knowing this first, that no prophecy of the scripture is of any private interpretation - 2 Peter 1:20

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