Then Jeroboam's wife got up and left and went to Tirzah.1 As soon as she stepped over the threshold of the house, the boy died.
They buried him, and all Israel mourned for him, as the LORD had said through his servant the prophet Ahijah.
The other events of Jeroboam's reign, his wars and how he ruled, are written in the book of the annals of the kings of Israel.
He reigned for twenty-two years and then rested with his fathers. And Nadab his son succeeded him as king.
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 out of all the tribes of Israel in which to put his Name. His mother's name was Naamah; she was an Ammonite.222
Judah3 did evil in the eyes of the LORD. By the sins they committed they stirred up his jealous anger4 more than their fathers had done.
They also set up for themselves high places, sacred stones5 and Asherah poles6 on every high hill and under every spreading tree.724
There were even male shrine prostitutes8 in the land; the people engaged in all the detestable9 practices of the nations the LORD had driven out before the Israelites.
In the fifth year of King Rehoboam, Shishak king of Egypt attacked10 Jerusalem.
He carried off the treasures of the temple11 of the LORD and the treasures of the royal palace. He took everything, including all the gold shields12 Solomon had made.
So King Rehoboam made bronze shields to replace them and assigned these to the commanders of the guard on duty at the entrance to the royal palace.13