The excerpt represents the core issue or deciding factor on which you must meditate, and is drawn from King James Bible:|
KI1 12:20 And it came to pass, when all Israel heard that Jeroboam was
come again, that they sent and called him unto the congregation, and
made him king over all Israel: there was none that followed the house of
David, but the tribe of Judah only.
KI1 12:21 And when Rehoboam was come to Jerusalem, he assembled all the
house of Judah, with the tribe of Benjamin, an hundred and fourscore
thousand chosen men, which were warriors, to fight against the house of
Israel, to bring the kingdom again to Rehoboam the son of Solomon.
KI1 12:22 But the word of God came unto Shemaiah the man of God,
KI1 12:23 Speak unto Rehoboam, the son of Solomon, king of Judah, and
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