211Now Rehoboam the son of Solomonreigned in Judah. Rehoboam was forty-oneyearsold when he becameking, and he reignedseventeenyears in Jerusalem, 2the citywhich the LORD had chosen from all the tribes of Israel to put His namethere. And his mother'sname was Naamah the Ammonitess.
223Judahdidevil in the sight of the LORD, and they 4provoked Him to jealousymorethanall that their fathers had done, with athe sinswhich they bcommitted.
For they alsobuilt for themselves 5highplaces and sacred 6pillars and c7Asherim on everyhighhill and 8beneatheveryluxurianttree.
There were also9malecultprostitutes in the land. They did according to all the abominations of the nationswhich the LORDdispossessedbefore the sons of Israel.
2510Now it happened in the fifthyear of KingRehoboam, that Shishak the king of Egyptcame up againstJerusalem.
He took away the treasures of the house of the LORD and the treasures of the king'shouse, and 11he tookeverything, d12even takingall the shields of goldwhichSolomon had made.
So KingRehoboammadeshields of bronze in their place, and 13committed them to the ecare of the commanders of the fguard who guarded the doorway of the king'shouse.
Then it happened as often as the kingentered the house of the LORD, that the gguards would carry them and would bring them back into the hguards'room.
2914Now 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 ?
3015There was warbetweenRehoboam and Jeroboamcontinually .
And Rehoboamslept with his fathers and was buried with his fathers in the city of David ; and 16his mother'sname was Naamah the Ammonitess. And Abijam his sonbecameking in his place.