Now in the eighteenth year of the reign of Jeroboam, the son of Nabat, Abiam reigned over Juda.
He reigned three years in Jerusalem: the name of his mother was Maacha, the daughter of Abessalom.
And he walked in all the sins of his father, which he had done before him: and his heart was not perfect with the Lord his God, as was the heart of David, his father.
But for David’s sake the Lord his God gave him a lamp in Jerusalem, to set up his son after him, and to establish Jerusalem:
Because David had done that which was right in the eyes of the Lord, and had not turned aside from any thing that he commanded him, all the days of his life, except the matter of Urias, the Hethite.
But there was war between Roboam and Jeroboam all the time of his life.
And the rest of the words of Abiam, and all that he did, are they not written in the book of the words of the days of the kings of Juda? And there was war between Abiam and Jeroboam.
And Abiam slept with his fathers, and they buried him in the city of David: and Asa, his son, reigned in his stead.