Thus says the LORD, You shall not go up, nor fight against your brethren the children of Israel: return every man to his house; for this thing is from me.
They hearkened therefore to the word of the LORD, and returned back according to the word of the LORD.
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George Leo Haydock
Them. This shows the great authority of Semeias. He wrote the history of Roboam, 2 Paralipomenon xii. 15. He also foretold the irruption of Sesac, to punish the house of Israel; but not to destroy it. (Calmet)
The obedience of Roboam deserves applause; though it would have been a vain attempt to resist God, who was resolved to punish his family. (Menochius)
God must have touched the hearts of the leaders, to convince them that he spoke by the mouth of Semeias. (Salien)
The Vatican Septuagint here subjoins almost the whole history of Jeroboam, improperly. (Haydock) See chap. xiv.