1 The prophecy against Jeroboam
1 At that time Abijah the son of Jeroboam fell sick.
2 And Jeroboam said to his wife, Arise, I pray thee, and disguise thyself, that thou be not known to be the wife of Jeroboam; and get thee to Shiloh: behold, there is Ahijah the prophet, which told me that ch. 11:31I should be king over this people.
5 And the Lord said unto Ahijah, Behold, the wife of Jeroboam cometh to ask a thing of thee for her son; for he is sick: thus and thus shalt thou say unto her: for it shall be, when she cometh in, that she shall feign herself to be another woman.
6 And it was so, when Ahijah heard the sound of her feet, as she came in at the door, that he said, Come in, thou wife of Jeroboam; why feignest thou thyself to be another? for I am sent to thee with [e]heavy tidings.
7 Go, tell Jeroboam, Thus saith the Lord God of Israel, See 2 Sam. 12:7,8Forasmuch as I exalted thee from among the people, and made thee prince over my people Israel,
8 And ch. 11:31rent the kingdom away from the house of David, and gave it thee: and yet thou hast not been as my servant David, ch. 11:33,38;& 15:5who kept my commandments, and who followed me with all his heart, to do that only which was right in mine eyes;
9 But hast done evil above all that were before thee: ch. 12:28;2 Chr. 11:15for thou hast gone and made thee other gods, and molten images, to provoke me to anger, and Neh. 9:26;Ps. 50:17hast cast me behind thy back:
10 Therefore, behold, ch. 15:29I will bring evil upon the house of Jeroboam, and ch. 21:21;2 Ki. 9:8will cut off from Jeroboam him that pisseth against the wall, Deut. 32:36;2 Ki. 14:26and him that is shut up and left in Israel, and will take away the remnant of the house of Jeroboam, as a man taketh away dung, till it be all gone.
11 ch. 16:4;& 21:24Him that dieth of Jeroboam in the city shall the dogs eat; and him that dieth in the field shall the fowls of the air eat: for the Lord hath spoken it.
12 Arise thou therefore, get thee to thine own house: and ver. 17when thy feet enter into the city, the child shall die.
13 And all Israel shall mourn for him, and bury him: for he only of Jeroboam shall come to the grave, because in him 2 Chr. 12:12;& 19:3there is found some good thing toward the Lord God of Israel in the house of Jeroboam.
14 ch. 15:27-29Moreover the Lord shall raise him up a king over Israel, who shall cut off the house of Jeroboam that day: but what? even now.
15 For the Lord shall smite Israel, as a reed is shaken in the water, and he shall 2 Ki. 17:6;Ps. 52:5root up Israel out of this Josh. 23:15,16good land, which he gave to their fathers, and shall scatter them 2 Ki. 15:29beyond the river, Ex. 34:13;Deut. 12:3because they have made their groves, provoking the Lord to anger.
16 And he shall give Israel up because of the sins of Jeroboam, ch. 12:30;& 13:34;& 15:30,34;& 16:2who did sin, and who made Israel to sin.
17 And Jeroboam's wife arose, and departed, and came to ch. 16:6,8Tirzah: and ver. 12when she came to the threshold of the door, the child died;
18 And they buried him; and all Israel mourned for him, ver. 13according to the word of the Lord, which he spake by the hand of his servant Ahijah the prophet.
19 And the rest of the acts of Jeroboam, how he 2 Chr. 13:2warred, and how he reigned, behold they are written in the book of the chronicles of the kings of Israel.
21 Rehoboam, king of Judah
21 And Rehoboam the son of Solomon reigned in Judah. 2 Chr. 12:13Rehoboam was forty and one years old when he began to reign, and he reigned seventeen years in Jerusalem, the city ch. 11:36which the Lord did choose out of all the tribes of Israel, to put his name there. ver. 31And his mother's name was Naamah an Ammonitess.
22 2 Chr. 12:1And Judah did evil in the sight of the Lord, and they Deut. 32:21provoked him to jealousy with their sins which they had committed, above all that their fathers had done.
24 Deut. 23:17;ch. 15:12;2 Ki. 23:7And there were also sodomites in the land: and they did according to all the abominations of the nations which the Lord cast out before the children of Israel.
25 ch. 11:40;2 Chr. 12:2And it came to pass in the fifth year of king Rehoboam, that Shishak king of Egypt came up against Jerusalem:
26 2 Chr. 12:9-11And 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 ch. 10:17which Solomon had made.
28 And it was so, when the king went into the house of the Lord, that the guard bare them, and brought them back into the guard chamber.
29 2 Chr. 12:15Now the rest of the acts of Rehoboam, and all that he did, are they not written in the book of the chronicles of the kings of Judah?
30 And there was ch. 12:24;& 15:6;2 Chr. 12:15war between Rehoboam and Jeroboam all their days.
31 2 Chr. 12:16And Rehoboam slept with his fathers, and was buried with his fathers in the city of David. ver. 21And his mother's name was Naamah an Ammonitess. And Mat. 1:7, Abia[i]Abijam his son reigned in his stead.
32 Abijam, king of Judah
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