Now Rehoboam son of Solomon reigned in Judah. Rehoboam was forty-one years old when he began to reign, and he reigned seventeen years in Jerusalem, the city that the Lord had chosen out of all the tribes of Israel, to put his name there. His mother's name was Naamah the Ammonite.
Judah did what was evil in the sight of the Lord; they provoked him to jealousy with their sins that they committed, more than all that their ancestors had done.
For they also built for themselves high places, pillars, and sacred poles a on every high hill and under every green tree;
there were also male temple prostitutes in the land. They committed all the abominations of the nations that the Lord drove out before the people of Israel.
In the fifth year of King Rehoboam, King Shishak of Egypt came up against Jerusalem;
he took away the treasures of the house of the Lord and the treasures of the king's house; he took everything. He also took away all the shields of gold that Solomon had made;
so King Rehoboam made shields of bronze instead, and committed them to the hands of the officers of the guard, who kept the door of the king's house.
As often as the king went into the house of the Lord, the guard carried them and brought them back to the guardroom.
Now the rest of the acts of Rehoboam, and all that he did, are they not written in the Book of the Annals of the Kings of Judah?
There was war between Rehoboam and Jeroboam continually.
Rehoboam slept with his ancestors and was buried with his ancestors in the city of David. His mother's name was Naamah the Ammonite. His son Abijam succeeded him.
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