1 Kings 14
Ahijah's Prophecy against Jeroboam
1At that time Abi´jah the son of Jerobo´am fell sick. 2And Jerobo´am said to his wife, Arise, I pray thee, and disguise thyself, that thou be not known to be the wife of Jerobo´am; and get thee to Shiloh: behold, there is Ahi´jah the prophet, which 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: he shall tell thee what shall become of the child.
4And Jerobo´am's wife did so, and arose, and went to Shiloh, and came to the house of Ahi´jah. But Ahi´jah could not see; for his eyes were set by reason of his age. 5And the Lord said unto Ahi´jah, Behold, the wife of Jerobo´am 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.
6And it was so, when Ahi´jah heard the sound of her feet, as she came in at the door, that he said, Come in, thou wife of Jerobo´am; why feignest thou thyself to be another? for I am sent to thee with heavy tidings. 7Go, tell Jerobo´am, Thus saith the Lord God of Israel, 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 servant David, who kept my commandments, and who followed me with all his heart, to do that only which was right in mine 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: 10#1 Kgs 15.29. therefore, behold, I will bring evil upon the house of Jerobo´am, and will cut off from Jerobo´am 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 Jerobo´am, as a man taketh away dung, till it be all gone. 11Him that dieth of Jerobo´am 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. 12Arise thou therefore, get thee to thine 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 Jerobo´am shall come to the grave, because in him there is found some good thing toward the Lord God of Israel in the house of Jerobo´am. 14Moreover the Lord shall raise him up a king over Israel, who shall cut off the house of Jerobo´am that day: but what? 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 gave 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 Jerobo´am, who did sin, and who made Israel to sin.
17And Jerobo´am's wife arose, and departed, and came to Tirzah: and when she came to the threshold of the door, the child died; 18and 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 Ahi´jah the prophet. 19And the rest of the acts of Jerobo´am, 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 Jerobo´am reigned were two and twenty years: and he slept with his fathers, and Nadab his son reigned in his stead.
The Reign of Rehoboam
(2 Chronicles 12.1-16)
21And Rehobo´am the son of Solomon reigned in Judah. Rehobo´am 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 Na´amah an Ammonitess. 22And 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#2 Kgs 17.9,10. For they also built them high places, and images, and groves, on every high hill, and under every green tree. 24#Deut 23.17. 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.
25 # 2 Chr 12.2-8. And it came to pass in the fifth year of king Rehobo´am, that Shishak king of Egypt came up against Jerusalem: 26#1 Kgs 10.16,17; 2 Chr 9.15,16. 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. 27And king Rehobo´am made in their stead brazen shields, and committed them unto the hands of the chief of the guard, which kept the door of the king's house. 28And 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.
29Now the rest of the acts of Rehobo´am, 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 Rehobo´am and Jerobo´am all their days. 31And Rehobo´am slept with his fathers, and was buried with his fathers in the city of David. And his mother's name was Na´amah an Ammonitess. And Abi´jam his son reigned in his stead.

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