12:13 King Rehoboam solidified his rule in Jerusalem; 1 he 2 was forty-one years old when he became king and he ruled for seventeen years in Jerusalem, the city the Lord chose from all the tribes of Israel to be his home. 3 Rehoboam’s 4 mother was an Ammonite named Naamah.
1 tn Heb “and the king, Rehoboam, strengthened himself in Jerusalem and ruled.”
2 tn Heb “Rehoboam.” The recurrence of the proper name here is redundant in terms of contemporary English style, so the pronoun has been used in the translation instead.
3 tn Heb “the city where the
4 tn Heb “his”; the referent has been specified in the translation for clarity.