14At that time Jeroboam's son Abijah became very sick.H6256H29H1121H3379H2470 2So Jeroboam told his wife, "Disguise yourself so that no one will recognize you as my wife. Then go to the prophet Ahijah at Shiloh—the man who told me I would become king.H3379H559H802H6965H8138H3045H802H3379H1980H7887H281H5030H1696H4428H5971 3Take him a gift of ten loaves of bread, some cakes, and a jar of honey, and ask him what will happen to the boy."H3947H3027H6235H3899H5350H1228H1706H935H5046H5288 4So Jeroboam's wife went to Ahijah's home at Shiloh. He was an old man now and could no longer see.H3379H802H6213H6965H3212H7887H935H1004H281H281H3201H7200H5869H6965H7869 5But the LORD had told Ahijah, "Jeroboam's wife will come here, pretending to be someone else. She will ask you about her son, for he is very sick. Give her the answer I give you."H3068H559H281H802H3379H935H1875H1697H1121H2470H2090H1696H935H5234 6So when Ahijah heard her footsteps at the door, he called out, "Come in, wife of Jeroboam! Why are you pretending to be someone else?" Then he told her, "I have bad news for you.H281H8085H6963H7272H935H6607H559H935H802H3379H5234H7971H7186 7Give your husband, Jeroboam, this message from the LORD, the God of Israel: 'I promoted you from the ranks of the common people and made you ruler over my people Israel.H3212H559H3379H559H3068H430H3478H3282H7311H8432H5971H5414H5057H5971H3478 8I ripped the kingdom away from the family of David and gave it to you. But you have not been like my servant David, who obeyed my commands and followed me with all his heart and always did whatever I wanted.H7167H4467H7167H1004H1732H5414H5650H1732H8104H4687H1980H310H3824H6213H3477H5869 9You have done more evil than all who lived before you. You have made other gods for yourself and have made me furious with your gold calves. And since you have turned your back on me,H6213H7489H6440H3212H6213H312H430H4541H3707H7993H310H1458 10I will bring disaster on your dynasty and will destroy every one of your male descendants, slave and free alike, anywhere in Israel. I will burn up your royal dynasty as one burns up trash until it is all gone.H935H7451H1004H3379H3772H3379H8366H7023H6113H5800H3478H1197H310H1004H3379H1197H1557H8552 11The members of Jeroboam's family who die in the city will be eaten by dogs, and those who die in the field will be eaten by vultures. I, the LORD, have spoken.'"H4191H3379H5892H3611H398H4191H7704H5775H8064H398H3068H1696 12Then Ahijah said to Jeroboam's wife, "Go on home, and when you enter the city, the child will die.H6965H3212H1004H7272H935H5892H3206H4191 13All Israel will mourn for him and bury him. He is the only member of your family who will have a proper burial, for this child is the only good thing that the LORD, the God of Israel, sees in the entire family of Jeroboam.H3478H5594H6912H3379H935H6913H4672H2896H1697H3068H430H3478H1004H3379 14"In addition, the LORD will raise up a king over Israel who will destroy the family of Jeroboam. This will happen today, even now!H3068H6965H4428H3478H3772H1004H3379H3117 15Then the LORD will shake Israel like a reed whipped about in a stream. He will uproot the people of Israel from this good land that he gave their ancestors and will scatter them beyond the Euphrates River, for they have angered the LORD with the Asherah poles they have set up for worship.H3068H5221H3478H7070H5110H4325H5428H3478H2896H127H5414H1H2219H5676H5104H6213H842H3068H3707 16He will abandon Israel because Jeroboam sinned and made Israel sin along with him."H5414H3478H5414H1558H2403H3379H2398H3478H2398 17So Jeroboam's wife returned to Tirzah, and the child died just as she walked through the door of her home.H3379H802H6965H3212H935H8656H935H5592H1004H5288H4191 18And all Israel buried him and mourned for him, as the LORD had promised through the prophet Ahijah.H6912H3478H5594H1697H3068H1696H3027H5650H281H5030 19The rest of the events in Jeroboam's reign, including all his wars and how he ruled, are recorded in The Book of the History of the Kings of Israel.H3499H1697H3379H3898H4427H3789H5612H1697H3117H4428H3478 20Jeroboam reigned in Israel twenty-two years. When Jeroboam died, his son Nadab became the next king.H3117H3379H4427H8147H6242H8141H7901H1H5070H1121H4427 21Meanwhile, Rehoboam son of Solomon was king in Judah. He was forty-one years old when he became king, and he reigned seventeen years in Jerusalem, the city the LORD had chosen from among all the tribes of Israel as the place to honor his name. Rehoboam's mother was Naamah, an Ammonite woman.H7346H1121H8010H4427H3063H7346H705H259H8141H1121H4427H4427H7651H6240H8141H3389H5892H3068H977H7626H3478H7760H8034H517H8034H5279H5985 22During Rehoboam's reign, the people of Judah did what was evil in the LORD's sight, provoking his anger with their sin, for it was even worse than that of their ancestors.H3063H6213H7451H5869H3068H7065H2403H2398H1H6213 23For they also built for themselves pagan shrines and set up sacred pillars and Asherah poles on every high hill and under every green tree.H1129H1116H4676H842H1364H1389H7488H6086 24There were even male and female shrine prostitutes throughout the land. The people imitated the detestable practices of the pagan nations the LORD had driven from the land ahead of the Israelites.H6945H776H6213H8441H1471H3068H3423H6440H1121H3478 25In the fifth year of King Rehoboam's reign, King Shishak of Egypt came up and attacked Jerusalem.H2549H8141H4428H7346H7895H4428H4714H5927H3389 26He ransacked the treasuries of the LORD's Temple and the royal palace; he stole everything, including all the gold shields Solomon had made.H3947H214H1004H3068H214H4428H1004H3947H3947H4043H2091H8010H6213 27King Rehoboam later replaced them with bronze shields as substitutes, and he entrusted them to the care of the commanders of the guard who protected the entrance to the royal palace.H4428H7346H6213H5178H4043H6485H3027H8269H7323H8104H6607H4428H1004 28Whenever the king went to the Temple of the LORD, the guards would also take the shields and then return them to the guardroom.H1767H4428H935H1004H3068H7323H5375H7725H7323H8372 29The rest of the events in Rehoboam's reign and everything he did are recorded in The Book of the History of the Kings of Judah.H3499H1697H7346H6213H3789H5612H1697H3117H4428H3063 30There was constant war between Rehoboam and Jeroboam.H4421H7346H3379H3117 31When Rehoboam died, he was buried among his ancestors in the City of David. His mother was Naamah, an Ammonite woman. Then his son Abijam became the next king.H7346H7901H1H6912H1H5892H1732H517H8034H5279H5985H38H1121H4427
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