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Shishak of Egypt Invades Judah

1 aWhen the kingdom of Rehoboam was established and strong, bhe and all Israel with him forsook the law of the LORD. 2 aAnd it came about in King Rehoboam’s fifth year, because they had been unfaithful to the LORD, that bShishak king of Egypt came up against Jerusalem 3 with 1,200 chariots and 60,000 horsemen. And the people who came with him from Egypt were without number: athe Lubim, the Sukkiim and the Ethiopians. 4 He captured athe fortified cities of Judah and came as far as Jerusalem. 5 Then aShemaiah the prophet came to Rehoboam and the princes of Judah who had gathered at Jerusalem because of Shishak, and he said to them, “Thus says the LORD, ‘bYou have forsaken Me, so I also have forsaken you Ito Shishak.’” 6 So the princes of Israel and the king humbled themselves and said, “The aLORD is righteous.”

[1] a2Ch 11:17; 12:13 b2Ch 26:13-16
[2] a1K 14:25 b1K 11:40
[3] a2Ch 16:8; Na 3:9
[4] a2Ch 11:5-12
[5] ILit in the hand of a2Ch 11:2 bDt 28:15; 2Ch 15:2
[6] aEx 9:27; Dn 9:14

7 ¶ When the LORD saw that they humbled themselves, the word of the LORD came to Shemaiah, saying, “aThey have humbled themselves [so] I will not destroy them, but I will grant them some [measure] of deliverance, and bMy wrath shall not be poured out on Jerusalem by means of Shishak. 8 But they will become his slaves so athat they may learn [the difference between] My service and the service of the kingdoms of the countries.”

[7] a1K 21:29 b2Ch 34:25-27; Ps 78:38
[8] aDt 28:47, 48

Plunder Impoverishes Judah

9aSo Shishak king of Egypt came up against Jerusalem, and took the treasures of the house of the LORD and the treasures of the king’s palace. He took everything; bhe even took the golden shields which Solomon had made. 10 Then King Rehoboam made shields of bronze in their place and committed them to the Icare of the commanders of the IIguard who guarded the door of the king’s house. 11 As often as the king entered the house of the LORD, the Iguards came and carried them and [then] brought them back into the Iguards’ room. 12 And awhen he humbled himself, the anger of the LORD turned away from him, so as not to destroy [him] completely; and also conditions bwere good in Judah.

[9] a1K 14:26-28 b1K 10:16, 17; 2Ch 9:15, 16
[10] ILit hands IILit runners
[11] ILit runners
[12] a2Ch 12:6, 7 b2Ch 19:3

13aSo King Rehoboam strengthened himself in Jerusalem and reigned. Now Rehoboam was forty-one years old when he began to reign, and he reigned seventeen years in Jerusalem, the 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. 14 He did evil abecause he did not set his heart to seek the LORD.

[13] a1K 14:21
[14] a2Ch 19:3

15aNow the acts of Rehoboam, from first to last, are they not written in the Irecords of bShemaiah the prophet and of cIddo the seer, according to genealogical enrollment? And [there were] wars between Rehoboam and Jeroboam continually. 16 And Rehoboam slept with his fathers and was buried in the city of David; and his son aAbijah became king in his place.

[15] ILit words a1K 14:29 b2Ch 12:5 c2Ch 9:29
[16] a2Ch 11:20


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Rehoboam, forsaking the LORD, is punished by Shishak.

1 ¶ And it came to pass, when Rehoboam had established the kingdom, and had strengthened himself, he forsook the law of the LORD, and all Israel with him. 2 And it came to pass, [that] in the fifth year of king Rehoboam Shishak king of Egypt came up against Jerusalem, because they had transgressed against the LORD, 3 With twelve hundred chariots, and threescore thousand horsemen: and the people [were] without number that came with him out of Egypt; the Lubims, the Sukkiims, and the Ethiopians. 4 And he took the fenced cities which [pertained] to Judah, and came to Jerusalem.

[1] Dt 6:10; 8:10; 32:15, 18; 1K 9:9; 12:17; 14:22; 2K 17:19; 2Ch 11:3, 17; 12:13; 26:13; Jr 2:31; Ho 5:10; 13:1, 6; Mi 6:16.
[2] Jg 2:13; 1K 11:40; 14:24; 1Ch 28:9; 2Ch 7:19; 36:14; Ne 9:26; Ps 106:43; Is 63:10; Jr 2:19; 44:22; Lm 5:15.
[3] Gn 10:6, 13; Jg 4:13; 6:5; 1S 13:5; 2S 10:18; 2Ch 14:9, 12; 16:8; Is 43:3; Ezk 30:5; Dn 11:43; Na 3:9; Ac 2:10; Rv 9:16.
[4] 2K 18:17; 2Ch 11:5; Is 8:8; 10:11; 36:1; Jr 5:10.

He and the princes, repenting at the preaching of Shemaiah, are delivered from destruction, but not from spoil.

5 ¶ Then came Shemaiah the prophet to Rehoboam, and [to] the princes of Judah, that were gathered together to Jerusalem because of Shishak, and said unto them, Thus saith the LORD, Ye have forsaken me, and therefore have I also left you in the hand of Shishak. 6 Whereupon the princes of Israel and the king humbled themselves; and they said, The LORD [is] righteous. 7 And when the LORD saw that they humbled themselves, the word of the LORD came to Shemaiah, saying, They have humbled themselves; [therefore] I will not destroy them, but I will grant them some deliverance; and my wrath shall not be poured out upon Jerusalem by the hand of Shishak. 8 Nevertheless they shall be his servants; that they may know my service, and the service of the kingdoms of the countries. 9 So Shishak king of Egypt came up against Jerusalem, and took away the treasures of the house of the LORD, and the treasures of the king's house; he took all: he carried away also the shields of gold which Solomon had made. 10 Instead of which king Rehoboam made shields of brass, and committed [them] to the hands of the chief of the guard, that kept the entrance of the king's house. 11 And when the king entered into the house of the LORD, the guard came and fetched them, and brought them again into the guard chamber. 12 And when he humbled himself, the wrath of the LORD turned from him, that he would not destroy [him] altogether: and also in Judah things went well.

[5] Dt 28:15; Jg 10:9; 2S 24:14; 1K 12:22; 1Ch 28:9; 2Ch 11:2; 12:1; 15:2; Ps 37:33; Jr 2:19; 4:18; 5:19; 23:33.
[6] Ex 9:27; 10:3; Lv 26:40; Jg 1:7; 1K 8:37; 2Ch 32:26; 33:12, 19, 23; Jb 33:27; Ps 78:34; 129:4; Jr 13:15, 18; 44:10; Lm 1:18; Dn 5:22; 9:14; Ho 5:15; Lk 18:14; Ro 10:3; Jm 4:6, 10.
[7] Lv 26:41; Jg 10:15; 1K 21:28; 2K 13:4, 23; 2Ch 34:21, 25; Ps 79:6; Is 42:25; Jr 3:13; 7:20; Am 7:6; Lk 15:18; Rv 14:10; 16:2.
[8] Dt 28:47; Jg 3:1; Ne 9:36; Is 26:13; Jr 10:24; Ho 8:10.
[9] 1K 10:16; 14:25; 15:18; 2K 16:8; 18:15; 2Ch 9:15; Lm 1:10.
[10] 2S 8:18; 23:23; 1K 14:27; 1Ch 11:25; So 3:7; Lm 4:1.
[12] Gn 18:24; 1K 14:13; 2Ch 12:6; 19:3; 33:12; Is 6:13; 57:15; Lm 3:22, 33, 42; 1P 5:6.

The reign and death of Rehoboam.

13 ¶ So king Rehoboam strengthened himself in Jerusalem, and reigned: for Rehoboam [was] one and forty years old when he began to reign, and he reigned seventeen years in Jerusalem, the city which the LORD had chosen out of all the tribes of Israel, to put his name there. And his mother's name [was] Naamah an Ammonitess. 14 And he did evil, because he prepared not his heart to seek the LORD. 15 Now the acts of Rehoboam, first and last, [are] they not written in the book of Shemaiah the prophet, and of Iddo the seer concerning genealogies? And [there were] wars between Rehoboam and Jeroboam continually. 16 And Rehoboam slept with his fathers, and was buried in the city of David: and Abijah his son reigned in his stead.

[13] Ex 20:24; Dt 12:5, 11; 23:3; 1K 11:1; 14:21; 2Ch 6:6; 13:7; Ne 13:1, 26; Ps 48:1; 78:68; Ezk 48:35.
[14] Dt 5:29; 1S 7:3; 1Ch 29:18; 2Ch 11:16; 19:3; 30:19; Ps 57:7; 78:8, 37; 105:3; Is 45:19; 55:6; Ezk 33:31; Mt 7:7; 1Co 15:58; 16:13.
[15] 1K 12:22; 14:30; 2Ch 9:29; 12:5; 13:22.
[16] 1K 14:29, 31; 1Ch 3:10; 2Ch 13:1; Mt 1:7.


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