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.122
Judah2 did evil in the eyes of the LORD. By the sins they committed they stirred up his jealous anger3 more than their fathers had done.
They also set up for themselves high places, sacred stones4 and Asherah poles5 on every high hill and under every spreading tree.624
There were even male shrine prostitutes7 in the land; the people engaged in all the detestable8 practices of the nations the LORD had driven out before the Israelites.