Nevertheless, they will be subject to him so that they learn the difference between serving me and serving other nations.
Egypt's King Shishak attacked Jerusalem and seized the treasures of the LORD's temple and the royal palace. He took everything, even the gold shields Solomon had made.
King Rehoboam replaced them with bronze shields and assigned them to the officers of the guard who protected the entrance to the royal palace. (
Whenever the king entered the LORD's temple, the guards would carry the shields and then return them to the guardroom.)
When Rehoboam submitted, the LORD was no longer angry with him, and total destruction was avoided. There were, after all, some good things still in Judah.
So King Rehoboam was securely established in Jerusalem. Rehoboam was 41 years old when he became king, and he ruled seventeen years in Jerusalem, the city the LORD had chosen from all the tribes of Israel to put his name. His mother's name was Naamah from Ammon.
But Rehoboam did what was evil because he didn't set his heart on seeking the LORD.
The deeds of Rehoboam, from beginning to end, aren't they written in the records of the prophet Shemaiah and the seer Iddo, including the genealogical records? There was continual warfare between Rehoboam and Jeroboam.
Rehoboam lay down with his ancestors and was buried in David's City. His son Abijaha succeeded him as king.