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°.”
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°.”
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 youbyet 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 back° 10 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.
 a2S 12:7; 1K 11:28-31; 16:2
 a1K 11:31 b1K 11:33, 38 c1K 15:5
 a1K 12:28; 2Ch 11:15 bEx 34:17 cNe 9:26; Ps 50:17; Ezk 23:35
 ILit him who urinates against the wall a1K 21:21; 2K 9:8 bDt 32:36; 2K 14:26 c1K 15:29
 a1K 16:4; 21:24
 a1K 14:17
 ILit the one a2Ch 19:3
 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°.”
 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
 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°.
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°.
Rehoboam Misleads Judah
21 ¶ aNow 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°.
 a2Ch 12:13 b1K 11:32, 36
 ILit their IILit sinned a2Ch 12:1, 14 bDt 32:21; Ps 78:58; 1Co 10:22
 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
 aGn 19:5; Dt 23:17; 1K 15:12; 22:46; 2K 23:7
25 ¶ aNow 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°.
 a1K 11:40; 2Ch 12:2, 9
 ILit and he took away a1K 15:18; 2Ch 12:9 b1K 10:17; 2Ch 9:15, 16
 ILit hand IILit runner a1S 8:11; 22:17
 ILit runners
29 ¶ aNow 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°.
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Abijah being sick, Jeroboam sendeth his wife disguised with presents to the prophet Ahijah at Shiloh.
1 ¶ At that² timeº Abijahº the sonº of Jeroboamº fell sick.ºª 2 And Jeroboamº saidºª to his wife,º Arise,ºª I pray thee,² and disguise¹ª thyself,² that² thou² be not² knownºª to be the wifeº of Jeroboam;º and getºª thee to Shiloh:º behold,² there² [is] Ahijahº the prophet,º which² toldºª² me that [I should be] kingº over² this² people.º 3 And takeºª with² thee¹ tenº loaves,º and cracknels,º and a cruseº of honey,º and goºª to² him: he² shall tellºª thee what² shall become² of the child.º 4 And Jeroboam'sº wifeº did² so,¹ª² and arose,ºª and went¹ª² to Shiloh,º and cameºª to the houseº of Ahijah.º But Ahijahº couldºª not² see;ºª for² his eyesº were setºª by reason of his age.º²
 Ex 20:5; 1S 4:19; 31:2; 2S 12:15; 1K 13:33; 14:12.
 1S 28:8; 2S 14:2; 1K 11:29; 14:5; 22:30; 2Ch 18:29; Lk 12:2.
 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.
 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 LORDº saidºª unto² Ahijah,º Behold,² the wifeº of Jeroboamº comethºª to askºª a thingº of²² thee for² her son;º for² he² [is] sick:ºª thusº and thus² shalt thou sayºª unto² her: for it shall be,² when she cometh in,ºª that she² shall feign herself [to be] another¹ª [woman].² 6 And it was² [so], when Ahijahº heardºª² the soundº of her feet,º as she came inºª at the door,º that he said,ºª Come in,ºª thou wifeº of Jeroboam;º why²² feignest thou thyself [to be] another?ºª² for I² [am] sentºª to² thee [with] heavyº [tidings]. 7 Go,¹ª² tellºª Jeroboam,º Thus² saithºª the LORDº Godº of Israel,º Forasmuch²² as¹ I exaltedºª thee from amongº² the people,º and madeºª thee princeº over² my peopleº Israel,º 8 And rentºª² the kingdomº away¹ª from the houseº² of David,º and gaveºª it thee: and [yet] thou hast not² been² as my servantº David,º who² keptºª my commandments,º and who² followedººª me with all² his heart,º to doºª [that] only² [which was] rightº in mine eyes;º 9 But hast doneºª evilºª above all²² that² were² beforeº thee: for thou hast gone¹ª² and madeºª thee otherº gods,º and molten images,º to provoke me to anger,ºª and hast castºª me behindº thy back:º 10 Therefore,² behold,² I will bringºª evilº upon² the houseº of Jeroboam,º and will cut offºª from Jeroboamº him that pissethºª against the wall,º [and] him that is shut upºª and leftºª in Israel,º and will take awayºª the remnantº of the houseº of Jeroboam,º as² a man taketh awayºª dung,º till² it be all gone.ºª 11 Him that diethºª of Jeroboamº in the cityº shall the dogsº eat;ºª and him that diethºª in the fieldº shall the fowlsº of the airº eat:ºª for² the LORDº hath spokenºª [it]. 12 Ariseºª thou² therefore, get¹ª² thee to thine own house:º [and] when thy feetº enterºª into the city,º the childº shall die.ºª 13 And all² Israelº shall mournºª for him, and buryºª him: for²² he only² of Jeroboamº shall comeºª to² the grave,º because² in him there is foundºª [some] goodº thingº toward² the LORDº Godº of Israelº in the houseº of Jeroboam.º 14 Moreover the LORDº shall raise him upºª a kingº over² Israel,º who² shall cut offºª² the houseº of Jeroboamº that² day:º but what?² even² now.² 15 For the LORDº shall smiteºª² Israel,º as² a reedº is shakenºª in the water,º and he shall root upºª² Israelº out of²² this² goodº land,º which² he gaveºª to their fathers,º and shall scatterºª them beyondº² the river,º because²² they have madeºª² their groves,º provoking the LORD¹ to anger.ºª²² 16 And he shall give¹ª Israel¹ upºª²² becauseº of the sinsº of Jeroboam,º who² did sin,ºª and who² made Israel¹ to sin.ºª²²
 2K 4:27; 6:8; Ps 139:1; Pv 21:30; Am 3:7; Ac 10:19.
 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.
 1S 2:27; 15:16; 2S 12:7; 1K 12:24; 16:2.
 1K 3:14; 11:30, 33; 15:5; 2Ch 17:3; 28:1; Ac 13:22, 36.
 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.
 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.
 1K 16:4; 21:19, 23; Is 66:24; Jr 15:3; Ezk 39:17; Rv 19:17.
 1K 14:3, 16; 2K 1:6, 16; Jn 4:50.
 Nu 20:29; 2Ch 12:12; 19:3; Jb 19:28; Jr 22:10, 18; Ezk 18:14; Phm 1:6; 2P 2:8.
 1K 15:27; Ec 8:11; Ezk 7:2; 12:22; Jm 5:9; 2P 2:3.
 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.
 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'sº wifeº arose,ºª and departed,¹ª² and cameºª to Tirzah:º [and] when she² cameºª to the thresholdº of the door,º the childº died;ºª 18 And they buriedºª him; and all² Israelº mournedºª for him, according to the wordº of the LORD,º which² he spakeºª by the handº of his servantº Ahijahº the prophet.º
Nabab succeedeth Jeroboam.
19 And the restº of the actsº of Jeroboam,º how² he warred,ºª and how² he reigned,ºª behold,² they [are] writtenºª in² the bookº of the chroniclesºº of the kingsº of Israel.º 20 And the daysº which² Jeroboamº reignedºª [were] twoº and twentyº years:º and he sleptºª with² his fathers,º and Nadabº his sonº reignedºª in his stead.²
 1K 14:29, 30; 15:31; 16:5, 14, 20, 27; 22:39; 1Ch 27:24; 2Ch 13:2; Es 6:1.
 1K 2:10; 11:43; 15:25; Jb 14:12; Ps 3:5; 4:8.
Rehoboam's wicked reign.
21 ¶ And Rehoboamº the sonº of Solomonº reignedºª in Judah.º Rehoboamº [was] fortyº and oneº yearsº oldº when he began to reign,ºª and he reignedºª seventeenºº yearsº in Jerusalem,º the cityº which² the LORDº did chooseºª out of all²² the tribesº of Israel,º to putºª² his nameº there.² And his mother'sº nameº [was] Naamahº an Ammonitess.¹² 22 And Judahº didºª evilº in the sightº of the LORD,º and they provoked him to jealousyºª² with their sinsº which² they had committed,ºª above all²² that² their fathersº had done.ºª 23 For they² also² builtºª them high places,º and images,º and groves,º on² every² highº hill,º and under² every² greenº tree.º 24 And there were² also² sodomitesº in the land:º [and] they didºª according to all² the abominationsº of the nationsº which² the LORDº cast outºª beforeº² the childrenº of Israel.º
 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.
 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.
 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.
 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 pass² in the fifthº yearº of kingº Rehoboam,º [that] Shishakº kingº of Egyptº came upºª against² Jerusalem:º 26 And he took awayºª² the treasuresº of the houseº of the LORD,º and the treasuresº of the king'sº house;º he even took awayºª all:² and he took awayºª² all² the shieldsº of goldº which² Solomonº had made.ºª 27 And kingº Rehoboamº madeºª in their stead² brasenº shields,º and committedºª [them] unto² the handsº of the chiefº of the guard,ºª which keptºª the doorº of the king'sº house.º 28 And it was² [so], whenº² the kingº wentºª into the houseº of the LORD,º that the guardºª bareºª them, and brought them backºª into² the guardºª chamber.º
 1K 11:40; 2Ch 12:2.
 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.
 1S 8:11; 22:17; 2S 15:1; 1K 14:1, 5; 18:46; Lm 4:1.
 2Ch 12:11.
Abijam succeedeth Rehoboam.
29 ¶ Now the restº of the actsº of Rehoboam,º and all² that² he did,ºª [are] they² not² writtenºª in² the bookº of the chroniclesºº of the kingsº of Judah?º 30 And there was² warº between² Rehoboamº and Jeroboamº all² [their] days.º 31 And Rehoboamº sleptºª with² his fathers,º and was buriedºª with² his fathersº in the cityº of David.º And his mother'sº nameº [was] Naamahº an Ammonitess.¹² And Abijamº his sonº reignedºª in his stead.²
 1K 11:41; 14:19; 15:23; 22:45; 2Ch 12:15.
 1K 12:24; 15:6; 2Ch 12:15.
 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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