17 But as for the children of Israel that 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 Rehoboam continued to rule only 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 2 Chronicles 10:17
The ten tribes revolt from Rehoboam.
Moderate counsels are wisest and best. Gentleness will do what violence will not do. Most people like to be accosted mildly. Good words cost only a little self-denial, yet they purchase great things. No more needs to be done to ruin men, than to leave them to their own pride and passion. Thus, whatever are the devices of men, God is doing his own work by all, and fulfilling the word which he has spoken. No man can bequeath his prosperity to his heirs any more than his wisdom; though our children will generally be affected by our conduct, whether good or bad. Let us then seek those good things which will be our own for ever; and crave the blessing of God upon our posterity, in preference to wealth or worldly exaltation.