2 Chronicles 11:1-23, NLT
2 Chronicles 11
1When Rehoboam arrived at Jerusalem, he mobilized the men of Judah and Benjamin—180,000 select troops—to fight against Israel and to restore the kingdom to himself.
2But the Lord said to Shemaiah, the man of God,
Rehoboam Fortifies Judah
5Rehoboam remained in Jerusalem and fortified various towns for the defense of Judah.
13But all the priests and Levites living among the northern tribes of Israel sided with Rehoboam.
18Rehoboam married his cousin Mahalath, the daughter of David’s son Jerimoth and of Abihail, the daughter of Eliab son of Jesse.
20Later Rehoboam married another cousin, Maacah, the granddaughter of Absalom. Maacah gave birth to Abijah, Attai, Ziza, and Shelomith.
22Rehoboam appointed Maacah’s son Abijah as leader among the princes, making it clear that he would be the next king.