1 Kings 12:17

But as for the children of Israel who dwelt in the cities of Judah, Rehoboam reigned over them.
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George Leo Haydock

AD 1849
Them, as well as over many, who came into his territory, that they might practise the true religion, without restraint. (Haydock) (Chap. xi. 13.) The kings of Juda afterwards made various conquests, chap. xiii. 19. Hence they were able to contend with the other tribes (Calmet) with advantage. (Haydock) Even at first, Roboam put himself at the head of 180,000 chosen men, ver. 21. Abia had an army of 400,000, and Asa near 600,000; while Josaphat had 1,160,000 soldiers, 2 Paralipomenon xiii. 3., and xiv. 8., and xvii. 14.

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

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