11When the kingdom of Rehoboam was established and strong, 2he and allIsrael with him forsook the law of the LORD.
23And it came about in KingRehoboam'sfifthyear, because they had beenunfaithful to the LORD, that 4Shishakking of Egyptcame up againstJerusalem3
with 1,200chariots and 60,000horsemen. And the peoplewhocame with him from Egypt were withoutnumber : 5the Lubim, the Sukkiim and the Ethiopians.
He captured6the fortifiedcities of Judah and came as far as Jerusalem.
Then 7Shemaiah the prophetcame to Rehoboam and the princes of Judahwho had gathered at Jerusalembecause of Shishak, and he said to them, "Thussays the LORD, '8You have forsaken Me, so I also have forsaken you ato Shishak.' "
So the princes of Israel and the kinghumbled themselves and said, "The 9LORD is righteous."
When the LORDsaw that they humbled themselves, the word of the LORDcame to Shemaiah, saying, "10They have humbled themselves so I will not destroy them, but I will grant them some measure of deliverance, and 11My wrath shall not be poured out on Jerusalem by means of Shishak.
"But they will become his slaves so 12that they may learn the difference between My service and the service of the kingdoms of the countries."
913So Shishakking of Egyptcame up againstJerusalem, and took the treasures of the house of the LORD and the treasures of the king'spalace. He tookeverything ; 14he even took the goldenshieldswhichSolomon had made.
Then KingRehoboammadeshields of bronze in their place and committed them to the bcare of the commanders of the cguard who guarded the door of the king'shouse.
As often as the kingentered the house of the LORD, the dguardscame and carried them and then brought them back into the eguards'room.
And 15when he humbled himself, the anger of the LORDturnedaway from him, so as not to destroy him completely ; and alsoconditions16were good in Judah.
1317So KingRehoboamstrengthened himself in Jerusalem and reigned. NowRehoboam was forty-oneyearsold when he began to reign, and he reignedseventeenyears in Jerusalem, the citywhich the LORD had chosen from all the tribes of Israel, to put His namethere. And his mother'sname was Naamah the Ammonitess.
He didevil18because he did not set his heart to seek the LORD.
1519Now the acts of Rehoboam, from first to last, are they not written in the frecords of 20Shemaiah the prophet and of 21Iddo the seer, according to genealogicalenrollment ? And there were wars between Rehoboam and Jeroboamcontinually .
And Rehoboamslept with his fathers and was buried in the city of David ; and his son22Abijahbecameking in his place.