Then Jeroboam built up Shechem in the hill country of Ephraim and lived in it. And he went out from there and built up Penuel. Bible see other translations

“built up Shechem.” That is, he fortified it.

“Penuel.” Near the Jabbok River in the Transjordan. Jeroboam wanted an administrative center east of the Jordan River.

Commentary for: 1 Kings 12:25