And it came to pass, when Rehoboam had established the kingdom, and had strengthened himself, he forsook the law of the LORD, and all Israel with him.
And it came to pass, that in the fifthyear of kingRehoboamShishakking of Egypt came up against Jerusalem, because they had transgressed against the LORD,3
With twelve hundredchariots, and threescorethousandhorsemen: and the people were without number that came with him out of Egypt; the Lubims, the Sukkiims, and the Ethiopians.4
And he took the fencedcities which pertained to Judah, and came to Jerusalem.5
Then cameShemaiah the prophet to Rehoboam, and to the princes of Judah, that were gathered together to Jerusalembecause of Shishak, and said unto them, Thus saith the LORD, Ye have forsaken me, and therefore have I alsoleft you in the hand of Shishak.6
Whereupon the princes of Israel and the kinghumbled themselves; and they said , The LORD is righteous.7
And when the LORDsaw that they humbled themselves, the word of the LORD came to Shemaiah,saying , They have humbled themselves; therefore I will not destroy them, but I will grant them someadeliverance; and my wrath shall not be poured out upon Jerusalem by the hand of Shishak.8
Nevertheless they shall be his servants; that they may know my service, and the service of the kingdoms of the countries.9
So Shishakking of Egypt came up against Jerusalem, and took away the treasures of the house of the LORD, and the treasures of the king'shouse; he took all: he carried away also the shields of gold which Solomon had made .
Instead of which kingRehoboammadeshields of brass, and committed them to the hands of the chief of the guard , that kept the entrance of the king'shouse.11
And when the kingentered into the house of the LORD, the guardcame and fetched them, and brought them again into the guardchamber.12
And when he humbled himself, the wrath of the LORDturned from him, that he would not destroy him altogether: and also in Judahthings went well.13
So kingRehoboamstrengthened himself in Jerusalem, and reigned : for Rehoboam was one and fortyyearsold when he began to reign , and he reignedseventeenyears in Jerusalem, the city which the LORD had chosen out of all the tribes of Israel, to put his name there. And his mother'sname was Naamah an Ammonitess.14
And he didevil, because he preparedb not his heart to seek the LORD.15
Now the acts of Rehoboam,first and last, are they not written in the bookc of Shemaiah the prophet, and of Iddo the seer concerning genealogies ? And there were wars between Rehoboam and Jeroboamcontinually.16
And Rehoboamslept with his fathers, and was buried in the city of David: and Abijahd his sonreigned in his stead.