At that time Aviyah the son of Yarov`am fell sick.
Yarov`am said to his wife, Please get up and disguise yourself, that you not be known to be the wife of Yarov`am; and get you to Shiloh: behold, there is Achiyah the prophet, who spoke concerning me that I should be king over this people.
Take with you ten loaves, and cakes, and a jar of honey, and go to him: he will tell you what shall become of the child.
Yarov`am's wife did so, and arose, and went to Shiloh, and came to the house of Achiyah. Now Achiyah could not see; for his eyes were set by reason of his age.
The LORD said to Achiyah, Behold, the wife of Yarov`am comes to inquire of you concerning her son; for he is sick: thus and thus shall you tell her; for it will be, when she comes in, that she will feign herself to be another woman.
It was so, when Achiyah heard the sound of her feet, as she came in at the door, that he said, Come in, you wife of Yarov`am; why feign you yourself to be another? for I am sent to you with heavy news.
Go, tell Yarov`am, Thus says the LORD, the God of Yisra'el: Because I exalted you from among the people, and made you prince over my people Yisra'el,
and tore the kingdom away from the house of David, and gave it you; and yet you have not been as my servant David, who kept my mitzvot, and who followed me with all his heart, to do that only which was right in my eyes,
but have done evil above all who were before you, and have gone and made you other gods, and molten images, to provoke me to anger, and have cast me behind your back:
therefore, behold, I will bring evil on the house of Yarov`am, and will cut off from Yarov`am every man-child, him who is shut up and him who is left at large in Yisra'el, and will utterly sweep away the house of Yarov`am, as a man sweeps away dung, until it be all gone.
Him who dies of Yarov`am in the city shall the dogs eat; and him who dies in the field shall the birds of the sky eat: for the LORD has spoken it.
Arise you therefore, get you to your house: [and] when your feet enter into the city, the child shall die.
All Yisra'el shall mourn for him, and bury him; for he only of Yarov`am shall come to the grave, because in him there is found some good thing toward the LORD, the God of Yisra'el, in the house of Yarov`am.
Moreover the LORD will raise him up a king over Yisra'el, who shall cut off the house of Yarov`am that day: but what? even now.
For the LORD will strike Yisra'el, as a reed is shaken in the water; and he will root up Yisra'el out of this good land which he gave to their fathers, and will scatter them beyond the River, because they have made their Asherim, provoking the LORD to anger.
He will give Yisra'el up because of the sins of Yarov`am, which he has sinned, and with which he has made Yisra'el to sin.
Yarov`am's wife arose, and departed, and came to Tirtzah: [and] as she came to the threshold of the house, the child died.
All Yisra'el buried him, and mourned for him, according to the word of the LORD, which he spoke by his servant Achiyah the prophet.
The rest of the acts of Yarov`am, how he warred, and how he reigned, behold, they are written in the book of the chronicles of the kings of Yisra'el.
The days which Yarov`am reigned were two and twenty years: and he slept with his fathers, and Nadav his son reigned in his place.
Rechav`am the son of Shlomo reigned in Yehudah. Rechav`am was forty-one years old when he began to reign, and he reigned seventeen years in Yerushalayim, the city which the LORD had chosen out of all the tribes of Yisra'el, to put his name there: and his mother's name was Na`amah the `Ammonite.
Yehudah did that which was evil in the sight of the LORD, and they provoked him to jealousy with their sins which they committed, above all that their fathers had done.
For they also built them high places, and pillars, and Asherim, on every high hill, and under every green tree;
and there were also sodomites in the land: they did according to all the abominations of the nations which the LORD drove out before the children of Yisra'el.
It happened in the fifth year of king Rechav`am, that Shishak king of Mitzrayim came up against Yerushalayim;
and he took away the treasures of the house of the LORD, and the treasures of the king's house; he even took away all: and he took away all the shields of gold which Shlomo had made.
King Rechav`am made in their place shields of brass, and committed them to the hands of the captains of the guard, who kept the door of the king's house.
It was so, that as often as the king went into the house of the LORD, the guard bore them, and brought them back into the guard-chamber.
Now the rest of the acts of Rechav`am, and all that he did, aren't they written in the book of the chronicles of the kings of Yehudah?
There was war between Rechav`am and Yarov`am continually.
Rechav`am slept with his fathers, and was buried with his fathers in the city of David: and his mother's name was Na`amah the `Ammonite. Aviyam his son reigned in his place.