Priests and Levites Move to Judah
13 And from all their territories the priests and the Levites who were in all Israel took their stand with him. 14 For the Levites left ctheir common-lands and their possessions and came to Judah and Jerusalem, for dJeroboam and his sons had rejected them from serving as priests to the Lord. 15 eThen he appointed for himself priests for the 1high places, for fthe demons, and gthe calf idols which he had made. 16 hAnd 2after the Levites left, those from all the tribes of Israel, such as set their heart to seek the Lord God of Israel, icame to Jerusalem to sacrifice to the Lord God of their fathers. 17 So they jstrengthened the kingdom of Judah, and made Rehoboam the son of Solomon strong for three years, because they walked in the way of David and Solomon for three years.
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