11:13 The priests and Levites who lived throughout Israel supported him, no matter where they resided. 1 11:14 The Levites even left their pasturelands and their property behind and came to Judah and Jerusalem, for Jeroboam and his sons prohibited them from serving as the Lord’s priests. 11:15 Jeroboam 2 appointed his own priests to serve at the worship centers 3 and to lead in the worship of the goat idols and calf idols he had made. 4 11:16 Those among all the Israelite tribes who were determined to worship the Lord God of Israel followed them to Jerusalem 5 to sacrifice to the Lord God of their ancestors. 6 11:17 They supported 7 the kingdom of Judah and were loyal to 8 Rehoboam son of Solomon for three years; they followed the edicts of 9 David and Solomon for three years.
1 tn Heb “and the priests and the Levites who were in all Israel supported him from all their territory.”
2 tn Heb “he”; the referent (Jeroboam) has been specified in the translation for clarity.
3 tn Heb “for the high places.”
4 tn Heb “and for the goats and for the calves he had made.”
5 tn Heb “and after them from all the tribes of Israel, the ones giving their heart[s] to seek the
6 tn Heb “fathers.”
7 tn Or “strengthened.”
8 tn Or “strengthened.”
9 tn Heb “they walked in the way of.”