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.
Whenever the king went to the LORD's temple, the guards went with him, bearing the shields, and afterward they returned them to the guardroom.
Because Rehoboam humbled1 himself, the LORD's anger turned from him, and he was not totally destroyed. Indeed, there was some good2 in Judah.
King Rehoboam established3 himself firmly in Jerusalem and continued as king. 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.4 His mother's name was Naamah; she was an Ammonite.
He did evil because he had not set his heart on seeking the LORD.
As for the events of Rehoboam's reign, from beginning to end, are they not written in the records of Shemaiah5 the prophet and of Iddo the seer that deal with genealogies? There was continual warfare between Rehoboam and Jeroboam.
Rehoboam6 rested with his fathers and was buried in the City of David. And Abijah7 his son succeeded him as king.