17 But as for the children of Israel which dwelt in the cities of Judah, Rehoboam reigned over them.
17 But as for the Israelites who were living in the towns of Judah, Rehoboam still ruled over them.
17 But Rehoboam reigned over the people of Israel who lived in the cities of Judah.
17 But Rehoboam continued to rule those who lived in the towns of Judah.
17 But Rehoboam reigned over the children of Israel who dwelt in the cities of Judah.
17 But Rehoboam continued to rule over the Israelites who lived in the towns of Judah.
Matthew Henry's Commentary on 1 Kings 12:17
Commentary on 1 Kings 12:16-24
(Read 1 Kings 12:16-24)
The people speak unbecomingly of David. How soon are good men, and their good services to the public, forgotten ! These considerations should reconcile us to our losses and troubles, that God is the Author of them, and our brethren the instruments: let us not meditate revenge. Rehoboam and his people hearkened to the word of the Lord. When we know God's mind, we must submit, how much soever it crosses our own mind. If we secure the favour of God, not all the universe can hurt us.