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1At that time Abijah, the son of Jeroboam, fell sick.2And Jeroboam said to his wife, Arise, I pray thee, and disguise thyself, that thou not be known to be the wife of Jeroboam, and go to Shiloh, for Ahijah the prophet is there, who told me that I should be king over this people.3And take with thee ten loaves and cracknels and a cruse of honey and go to him, that he shall tell thee what shall become of this child.4And 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.5But the Lord had said unto Ahijah, Behold, the wife of Jeroboam shall come to consult thee regarding her son, who is sick; thus and thus shalt thou say unto her, for it shall be, when she comes, that she shall come in disguise.6And it was so, when Ahijah heard the sound of her feet as she came in at the door, that he said, Come in, wife of Jeroboam; why art thou in disguise? For I am sent to thee with heavy tidings.
7Go, tell Jeroboam, Thus hath the Lord God of Israel said, Forasmuch as I exalted thee from among the people and made thee prince over my people Israel,8and rent the kingdom away from the house of David and gave it thee, and yet thou hast not been as my slave David, who kept my commandments and who followed me with all his heart, to doing only that which was right in my eyes,9but 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;10therefore, behold, I will bring evil upon the house of Jeroboam and will cut off from Jeroboam everyone that pisses against the wall, the one that is shut up along with the one that is left in Israel, and will burn away the remnant of the house of Jeroboam, as a man burns away dung until it is all gone.11The one that dies of those of Jeroboam in the city, the dogs shall eat, and the one that dies in the field, the fowls of the air shall eat; for the Lord has spoken it.12Arise thou, therefore, go to thy own house, and when thy feet enter into the city, the child shall die.13And all Israel shall mourn for him and bury him, for he only of those of Jeroboam shall enter into the grave because in him there is found some good thing of the Lord God of Israel in the house of Jeroboam.14And the Lord shall raise up a king over Israel who shall cut off the house of Jeroboam in this day, but what if even now?15For 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 had given to their fathers, and shall scatter them beyond the river because they have made their groves, provoking the Lord to anger.16And he shall give Israel up because of the sins of Jeroboam, who sinned and who has made Israel sin.17Then Jeroboam’s wife arose and departed and came to Tirzah; and as she entered by the threshold of the house, the child died.18And they buried him, and all Israel mourned for him, according to the word of the Lord, which he had spoken by the hand of his slave Ahijah, the prophet.19And 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.20And the days which Jeroboam reigned were twenty-two years, and he slept with his fathers, and Nadab, his son, reigned in his stead.
21And Rehoboam, the son of Solomon, reigned in Judah. Rehoboam was forty-one years old when he began to reign, and he reigned seventeen years in Jerusalem, the city which the Lord chose out of all the tribes of Israel, to put his name there. And his mother’s name was Naamah, an Ammonitess.22And Judah did evil in the sight of the Lord, and they provoked him to anger more than all that their fathers had done in their sins which they committed.23For they also built themselves high places and statues, and groves on every high hill and under every green tree.24And there were also male cult prostitutes in the land, and they did according to all the abominations of the Gentiles which the Lord had cast out before the sons of Israel.25And it came to pass in the fifth year of King Rehoboam, that Shishak king of Egypt came up against Jerusalem.26And he took away the treasures of the house of the Lord and the treasures of the king’s house; he took it all away, and he took away all the shields of gold which Solomon had made.27And King Rehoboam made in their stead brasen shields and committed them unto the hands of the chief of the guard, who kept the door of the king’s house.28And when the king went into the house of the Lord, the guard bore them and brought them back afterward into the guard chamber.29Now 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?30And there was war between Rehoboam and Jeroboam all their days.31And 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.