1 Kings 14:22-24

22 Judah did evil in the eyes of the LORD. By the sins they committed they stirred up his jealous anger more than those who were before them had done.
23 They also set up for themselves high places, sacred stones and Asherah poles on every high hill and under every spreading tree.
24 There were even male shrine prostitutes in the land; the people engaged in all the detestable practices of the nations the LORD had driven out before the Israelites.

1 Kings 14:22 in Other Translations

KJV
22 And Judah did evil in the sight of the LORD, and they provoked him to jealousy with their sins which they had committed, above all that their fathers had done.
ESV
22 And Judah did what was evil in the sight of the LORD, and they provoked him to jealousy with their sins that they committed, more than all that their fathers had done.
NLT
22 During Rehoboam’s reign, the people of Judah did what was evil in the LORD ’s sight, provoking his anger with their sin, for it was even worse than that of their ancestors.
MSG
22 Judah was openly wicked before God, making him very angry. They set new records in sin, surpassing anything their ancestors had done.
CSB
22 Judah did what was evil in the Lord's eyes. They provoked Him to jealous anger more than all that their ancestors had done with the sins they committed.

1 Kings 14:22-24 Meaning and Commentary

INTRODUCTION TO 1 KINGS 14

This chapter relates the sickness of Jeroboam's son, the application of his wife, at his instance, to the prophet Ahijah, in the child's favour, 1Ki 14:1-6, the prophecy of the prophet concerning the ruin of Jeroboam's house, and the death of the child, which came to pass, 1Ki 14:7-18, an account of the years of Jeroboam's reign, and also of Rehoboam's, 1Ki 14:19-21, and of the evil things done and suffered by the latter in his kingdom, and the calamities that came upon him for it, 1Ki 14:22-28 and the conclusion of his reign, 1Ki 14:29-31.

1 Kings 14:22-24 In-Context

20 He reigned for twenty-two years and then rested with his ancestors. And Nadab his son succeeded him as king.
21 Rehoboam son of Solomon was king in Judah. He was forty-one years old when he became king, and he reigned seventeen years in Jerusalem, the city the LORD had chosen out of all the tribes of Israel in which to put his Name. His mother’s name was Naamah; she was an Ammonite.
22 Judah did evil in the eyes of the LORD. By the sins they committed they stirred up his jealous anger more than those who were before them had done.
23 They also set up for themselves high places, sacred stones and Asherah poles on every high hill and under every spreading tree.
24 There were even male shrine prostitutes in the land; the people engaged in all the detestable practices of the nations the LORD had driven out before the Israelites.
25 In the fifth year of King Rehoboam, Shishak king of Egypt attacked Jerusalem.
26 He carried off the treasures of the temple of the LORD and the treasures of the royal palace. He took everything, including all the gold shields Solomon had made.

Cross References 7

  • 1. 2 Kings 17:19; 2 Chronicles 12:1
  • 2. Deuteronomy 32:21; Psalms 78:58; Jeremiah 44:3; S 1 Corinthians 10:22
  • 3. S Exodus 23:24; Deuteronomy 16:22; 2 Kings 17:9-10; Ezekiel 16:24-25; Hosea 10:1
  • 4. S Deuteronomy 12:3
  • 5. S Deuteronomy 12:2; Isaiah 57:5; Ezekiel 6:13
  • 6. S Deuteronomy 23:17; 1 Kings 15:12; 2 Kings 23:7
  • 7. 1 Kings 11:5-7; 2 Kings 21:2; Ezra 9:11; Proverbs 21:27; Isaiah 1:13; Jeremiah 16:18; Jeremiah 32:35; Jeremiah 44:4
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