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Ahijah Prophesies against the King

1 At that time Abijah the son of Jeroboam became sick. 2 Jeroboam said to his wife, “Arise now, and adisguise yourself so that they will not know that you are the wife of Jeroboam, and go to bShiloh; behold, Ahijah the prophet is there, who cspoke concerning me [that I would be] king over this people. 3 aTake ten loaves with you, [some] cakes and a jar of honey, and go to him. He will tell you what will happen to the boy.”

[2] a1S 28:8; 2S 14:2; 2Ch 18:29 bJsh 18:1 c1K 11:29-31
[3] a1S 9:7, 8; 1K 13:7; 2K 4:42

4 ¶ Jeroboam’s wife did so, and arose and went to aShiloh, and came to the house of bAhijah. Now Ahijah could not see, cfor his eyes were Idim because of his age. 5 Now the LORD had said to Ahijah, “Behold, the wife of Jeroboam is coming to Iinquire of you concerning her son, for he is sick. You shall say thus and thus to her, for it will be when she arrives that ashe will pretend to be another woman.”

[4] ILit set a1K 14:2 b1K 11:29 c1S 3:2; 4:15
[5] ILit seek a word from a2S 14:2

6 ¶ When Ahijah heard the sound of her feet coming in the doorway, he said, “Come in, wife of Jeroboam, why do you pretend to be another woman? For I am sent to you [with] a harsh [message]. 7 Go, say to Jeroboam, ‘Thus says the LORD God of Israel, “aBecause I exalted you from among the people and made you leader over My people Israel, 8 and atore the kingdom away from the house of David and gave it to you—byet you have not been like My servant David, who kept My commandments and who followed Me with all his heart, cto do only that which was right in My sight; 9 you also have done more evil than all who were before you, and ahave gone and made for yourself other gods and bmolten images to provoke Me to anger, and have ccast Me behind your back10 therefore behold, I am bringing calamity on the house of Jeroboam, and awill cut off from Jeroboam Ievery male person, bboth bond and free in Israel, and I cwill make a clean sweep of the house of Jeroboam, as one sweeps away dung until it is all gone. 11 aAnyone belonging to Jeroboam who dies in the city the dogs will eat. And he who dies in the field the birds of the heavens will eat; for the LORD has spoken [it].”’ 12 Now you, arise, go to your house. aWhen your feet enter the city the child will die. 13 All Israel shall mourn for him and bury him, for Ihe alone of Jeroboam’s [family] will come to the grave, because in him asomething good was found toward the LORD God of Israel in the house of Jeroboam. 14 Moreover, athe LORD will raise up for Himself a king over Israel who will cut off the house of Jeroboam this day Iand from now on.

[7] a2S 12:7; 1K 11:28-31; 16:2
[8] a1K 11:31 b1K 11:33, 38 c1K 15:5
[9] a1K 12:28; 2Ch 11:15 bEx 34:17 cNe 9:26; Ps 50:17; Ezk 23:35
[10] ILit him who urinates against the wall a1K 21:21; 2K 9:8 bDt 32:36; 2K 14:26 c1K 15:29
[11] a1K 16:4; 21:24
[12] a1K 14:17
[13] ILit the one a2Ch 19:3
[14] ILit and what even now? a1K 15:27-29

15 ¶ “For the LORD will strike Israel, as a reed is shaken in the water; and aHe will uproot Israel from bthis good land which He gave to their fathers, and cwill scatter them beyond the [Euphrates] River, dbecause they have made their IAsherim, provoking the LORD to anger. 16 He will give up Israel aon account of the sins of Jeroboam, which he Icommitted and with which he made Israel to sin.”

[15] II.e. wooden symbols of a female deity aDt 29:28; 2K 17:6; Ps 52:5 bJsh 23:15, 16 c2K 15:29 dEx 34:13, 14; Dt 12:3, 4
[16] ILit sinned a1K 12:30; 13:34; 15:30, 34; 16:2

17 ¶ Then Jeroboam’s wife arose and departed and came to aTirzah. bAs she was entering the threshold of the house, the child died. 18 aAll Israel buried him and mourned for him, according to the word of the LORD which He spoke through His servant Ahijah the prophet.

[17] a1K 15:21, 33; 16:6-9, 15, 23; So 6:4 b1K 14:12
[18] a1K 14:13

19 ¶ Now the rest of the acts of Jeroboam, ahow he made war and how he reigned, behold, they are written in the Book of the Chronicles of the Kings of Israel. 20 The time that Jeroboam reigned [was] twenty-two years; and he slept with his fathers, and Nadab his son reigned in his place.

[19] a1K 14:30; 2Ch 13:2-20

Rehoboam Misleads Judah

21aNow Rehoboam the son of Solomon reigned in Judah. Rehoboam was forty-one years old when he became king, and he reigned seventeen years in Jerusalem, bthe city which the LORD had chosen from all the tribes of Israel to put His name there. And his mother’s name was Naamah the Ammonitess. 22 aJudah did evil in the sight of the LORD, and they bprovoked Him to jealousy more than all that their fathers had done, with Ithe sins which they IIcommitted. 23 For they also built for themselves ahigh places and [sacred] bpillars and IcAsherim on every high hill and dbeneath every luxuriant tree. 24 There were also amale cult prostitutes in the land. They did according to all the abominations of the nations which the LORD dispossessed before the sons of Israel.

[21] a2Ch 12:13 b1K 11:32, 36
[22] ILit their IILit sinned a2Ch 12:1, 14 bDt 32:21; Ps 78:58; 1Co 10:22
[23] II.e. wooden symbols of a female deity aDt 12:2; Ezk 16:24 bDt 16:22 c1K 14:15 d2K 17:10; Is 57:5; Jr 2:20
[24] aGn 19:5; Dt 23:17; 1K 15:12; 22:46; 2K 23:7

25aNow it happened in the fifth year of King Rehoboam, that Shishak the king of Egypt came up against Jerusalem. 26 He took away the treasures of the house of the LORD and the treasures of the king’s house, and ahe took everything, Ibeven taking all the shields of gold which Solomon had made. 27 So King Rehoboam made shields of bronze in their place, and acommitted them to the Icare of the commanders of the IIguard who guarded the doorway of the king’s house. 28 Then it happened as often as the king entered the house of the LORD, that the Iguards would carry them and would bring them back into the Iguards’ room.

[25] a1K 11:40; 2Ch 12:2, 9
[26] ILit and he took away a1K 15:18; 2Ch 12:9 b1K 10:17; 2Ch 9:15, 16
[27] ILit hand IILit runner a1S 8:11; 22:17
[28] ILit runners

29aNow the rest of the acts of Rehoboam and all that he did, are they not written in the Book of the Chronicles of the Kings of Judah? 30 aThere was war between Rehoboam and Jeroboam continually. 31 And Rehoboam slept with his fathers and was buried with his fathers in the city of David; and ahis mother’s name was Naamah the Ammonitess. And Abijam his son became king in his place.

[29] a2Ch 12:15, 16
[30] a1K 12:21; 15:6
[31] a1K 14:21


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Abijah being sick, Jeroboam sendeth his wife disguised with presents to the prophet Ahijah at Shiloh.

1 ¶ At that time Abijah the son of Jeroboam fell sick. 2 And Jeroboam said to his wife, Arise, I pray thee, and disguise thyself, that thou be not known to be the wife of Jeroboam; and get thee to Shiloh: behold, there [is] Ahijah the prophet, which told me that [I should be] king over this people. 3 And take with thee ten loaves, and cracknels, and a cruse of honey, and go to him: he shall tell thee what shall become of the child. 4 And Jeroboam's wife did so, and arose, and went to Shiloh, and came to the house of Ahijah. But Ahijah could not see; for his eyes were set by reason of his age.

[1] Ex 20:5; 1S 4:19; 31:2; 2S 12:15; 1K 13:33; 14:12.
[2] 1S 28:8; 2S 14:2; 1K 11:29; 14:5; 22:30; 2Ch 18:29; Lk 12:2.
[3] 1S 9:7; 1K 13:7; 2K 1:2; 4:42; 5:5, 15; 8:7, 8; Lk 7:2; Jn 4:47; 11:3.
[4] Gn 27:1; 48:10; Dt 34:7; Jsh 18:1; 1S 3:2; 4:3, 15; 1K 11:29; Ps 90:10; Ec 12:3; Jr 7:12.

Ahijah, forewarned by God, denounceth God's judgment.

5 ¶ And the LORD said unto Ahijah, Behold, the wife of Jeroboam cometh to ask a thing of thee for her son; for he [is] sick: thus and thus shalt thou say unto her: for it shall be, when she cometh in, that she shall feign herself [to be] another [woman]. 6 And it was [so], when Ahijah heard the sound of her feet, as she came in at the door, that he said, Come in, thou wife of Jeroboam; why feignest thou thyself [to be] another? for I [am] sent to thee [with] heavy [tidings]. 7 Go, tell Jeroboam, Thus saith the LORD God of Israel, Forasmuch as I exalted thee from among the people, and made thee prince over my people Israel, 8 And rent the kingdom away from the house of David, and gave it thee: and [yet] thou hast not been as my servant David, who kept my commandments, and who followed me with all his heart, to do [that] only [which was] right in mine eyes; 9 But hast done evil above all that were before thee: for thou hast gone and made thee other gods, and molten images, to provoke me to anger, and hast cast me behind thy back: 10 Therefore, behold, I will bring evil upon the house of Jeroboam, and will cut off from Jeroboam him that pisseth against the wall, [and] him that is shut up and left in Israel, and will take away the remnant of the house of Jeroboam, as a man taketh away dung, till it be all gone. 11 Him that dieth of Jeroboam in the city shall the dogs eat; and him that dieth in the field shall the fowls of the air eat: for the LORD hath spoken [it]. 12 Arise thou therefore, get thee to thine own house: [and] when thy feet enter into the city, the child shall die. 13 And all Israel shall mourn for him, and bury him: for he only of Jeroboam shall come to the grave, because in him there is found [some] good thing toward the LORD God of Israel in the house of Jeroboam. 14 Moreover the LORD shall raise him up a king over Israel, who shall cut off the house of Jeroboam that day: but what? even now. 15 For the LORD shall smite Israel, as a reed is shaken in the water, and he shall root up Israel out of this good land, which he gave to their fathers, and shall scatter them beyond the river, because they have made their groves, provoking the LORD to anger. 16 And he shall give Israel up because of the sins of Jeroboam, who did sin, and who made Israel to sin.

[5] 2K 4:27; 6:8; Ps 139:1; Pv 21:30; Am 3:7; Ac 10:19.
[6] 1S 15:16, 26; 28:18; 1K 13:20; 14:2, 5, 10; 20:42; 21:18; 22:8; Jb 5:13; Ps 33:10; Jr 21:2; Ezk 2:4; 14:3, 7; Dn 4:19; 5:17; Mk 14:21; Lk 20:20; Ac 5:3, 9; He 4:13.
[7] 1S 2:27; 15:16; 2S 12:7; 1K 12:24; 16:2.
[8] 1K 3:14; 11:30, 33; 15:5; 2Ch 17:3; 28:1; Ac 13:22, 36.
[9] Dt 9:8, 24; 32:16, 21; Jg 5:8; 1K 12:28; 13:33; 14:16, 22; 15:34; 16:31; 2K 21:3; 23:26; 2Ch 11:15; 33:6; Ne 9:26; Ps 50:17; 78:40, 56; 106:19, 29; 115:4; Is 44:9; Jr 7:9; 10:14; Ezk 8:3, 17; 23:35; 1Co 10:22.
[10] Dt 32:36; 1S 2:30; 25:22, 34; 1K 15:25; 16:11; 21:21; 2K 9:8, 37; 14:26; 21:13; Jb 20:7; Ps 83:10; Is 5:25; 14:19, 23; Jr 8:2; Ezk 26:4; Am 3:6; Zp 1:17; Mal 2:3; Lk 14:34.
[11] 1K 16:4; 21:19, 23; Is 66:24; Jr 15:3; Ezk 39:17; Rv 19:17.
[12] 1K 14:3, 16; 2K 1:6, 16; Jn 4:50.
[13] Nu 20:29; 2Ch 12:12; 19:3; Jb 19:28; Jr 22:10, 18; Ezk 18:14; Phm 1:6; 2P 2:8.
[14] 1K 15:27; Ec 8:11; Ezk 7:2; 12:22; Jm 5:9; 2P 2:3.
[15] Ex 34:13; Lv 26:32, 43; Dt 4:26; 12:3; 28:36, 63; 29:24, 28; Jsh 23:15; 1S 12:25; 1K 14:9, 23; 2K 15:29; 17:6, 23; 18:11; Ps 52:5; Pv 2:22; Is 1:28; Am 2:9; 5:27; Zp 2:4; Mt 11:7; 15:13; Lk 7:24; Ac 7:43.
[16] Ex 32:21, 35; 1K 12:30; 13:34; 15:30, 34; 16:2; Ps 81:12; Is 40:24; Jr 5:31; Ho 5:11; 9:11, 16; Mi 6:16; Mt 18:7; Ro 14:13.

Abijah dieth, and is buried.

17 ¶ And Jeroboam's wife arose, and departed, and came to Tirzah: [and] when she came to the threshold of the door, the child died; 18 And they buried him; and all Israel mourned for him, according to the word of the LORD, which he spake by the hand of his servant Ahijah the prophet.

[17] Jsh 12:24; 1S 2:20; 4:18; 1K 14:12; 15:21, 33; 16:6, 8, 15, 23; So 6:4.

Nabab succeedeth Jeroboam.

19 And the rest of the acts of Jeroboam, how he warred, and how he reigned, behold, they [are] written in the book of the chronicles of the kings of Israel. 20 And the days which Jeroboam reigned [were] two and twenty years: and he slept with his fathers, and Nadab his son reigned in his stead.

[19] 1K 14:29, 30; 15:31; 16:5, 14, 20, 27; 22:39; 1Ch 27:24; 2Ch 13:2; Es 6:1.
[20] 1K 2:10; 11:43; 15:25; Jb 14:12; Ps 3:5; 4:8.

Rehoboam's wicked reign.

21 ¶ And Rehoboam the son of Solomon reigned in Judah. Rehoboam [was] forty and one years old when he began to reign, and he reigned seventeen years in Jerusalem, the city which the LORD did choose out of all the tribes of Israel, to put his name there. And his mother's name [was] Naamah an Ammonitess. 22 And Judah did evil in the sight of the LORD, and they provoked him to jealousy with their sins which they had committed, above all that their fathers had done. 23 For they also built them high places, and images, and groves, on every high hill, and under every green tree. 24 And there were also sodomites in the land: [and] they did according to all the abominations of the nations which the LORD cast out before the children of Israel.

[21] Ex 20:24; Dt 12:5, 21; 23:3; 1K 8:16, 44; 11:36, 43; 14:31; 2Ch 12:13; 13:7; Ps 78:68; 87:1; 132:13; Is 12:6.
[22] Dt 4:24; 29:28; 32:16; Jg 3:7, 12; 4:1; 1K 14:9; 16:30; 2K 17:19; 21:11; 2Ch 12:1; Ps 78:58; Is 65:3; Jr 3:7; Ezk 16:47; 1Co 10:22.
[23] Lv 26:1; Dt 12:2; 1K 3:2; 2K 17:9; 21:3; 2Ch 28:4; Is 57:5; Jr 3:13; 17:2; Ezk 16:24; 20:28; Mi 5:14.
[24] Gn 19:5; Dt 23:17; Jg 19:22; 1K 15:12; 22:46; 2K 23:7; Ro 1:24; 1Co 6:9.

Shishak spoileth Jerusalem.

25 ¶ And it came to pass in the fifth year of king Rehoboam, [that] Shishak king of Egypt came up against Jerusalem: 26 And he took away the treasures of the house of the LORD, and the treasures of the king's house; he even took away all: and he took away all the shields of gold which Solomon had made. 27 And king Rehoboam made in their stead brasen shields, and committed [them] unto the hands of the chief of the guard, which kept the door of the king's house. 28 And it was [so], when the king went into the house of the LORD, that the guard bare them, and brought them back into the guard chamber.

[25] 1K 11:40; 2Ch 12:2.
[26] 1K 7:51; 10:16; 15:18; 2K 24:13; 2Ch 9:15; 12:9; Ps 39:6; 89:35; Pv 23:5; Ec 2:18.
[27] 1S 8:11; 22:17; 2S 15:1; 1K 14:1, 5; 18:46; Lm 4:1.
[28] 2Ch 12:11.

Abijam succeedeth Rehoboam.

29 ¶ Now the rest of the acts of Rehoboam, and all that he did, [are] they not written in the book of the chronicles of the kings of Judah? 30 And there was war between Rehoboam and Jeroboam all [their] days. 31 And Rehoboam slept with his fathers, and was buried with his fathers in the city of David. And his mother's name [was] Naamah an Ammonitess. And Abijam his son reigned in his stead.

[29] 1K 11:41; 14:19; 15:23; 22:45; 2Ch 12:15.
[30] 1K 12:24; 15:6; 2Ch 12:15.
[31] 1K 11:43; 14:20, 21; 15:3, 24; 22:50; 1Ch 3:10; 2Ch 12:16; 13:20; Mt 1:7.


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