For this reason the LORD will raise up a king over Israel who will eliminate the house of Jeroboam. This begins today. What's that? Even now!a15
The LORD will strike Israel so that it shakes like a reed in water. He will uproot Israel from this fertile land that he gave to their ancestors and their offspring, and he will scatter them across the Euphrates River, because they made the LORD angry by making their sacred poles.b16
Because of the sins Jeroboam committed, and because he made Israel sin too, God will give Israel up."
Then Jeroboam's wife left and went to Tirzah. When she stepped across the threshold of the house, the boy died.
All Israel buried him and mourned him in agreement with the LORD's word spoken through his servant the prophet Ahijah.
The rest of Jeroboam's deeds—how he fought and how he ruled—are written in the official records of Israel's kings.
Jeroboam ruled twenty-two years and he lay down with his ancestors. His son Nadab succeeded him as king.
Rehoboam, Solomon's son, ruled over Judah. Rehoboam was 41 years old when he became king. He ruled for seventeen years in Jerusalem, the city the LORD chose from among all the tribes of Israel to set his name. Rehoboam's mother's name was Naamah from Ammon.
Judah did evil in the LORD's eyes. The sins they committed made the LORD angrier than anything their ancestors had done.
They also built shrines, standing stones, and sacred polesc on top of every high hill and under every green tree.
Moreover, the consecrated workersd in the land did detestable things, just like those nations that the LORD had removed among the Israelites.