14:1 At that time Abijah the son of Jeroboam fell sick.
14:2 And Jeroboam said to his wife, Arise, I pray thee, and
disguise thyself, that thou mayest not be known to be the wife
of Jeroboam; and go to Shiloh: behold, there [is] Ahijah the
prophet, who told me that [I should be] king over this people.
14:3 And take with thee ten loaves, and cracknels, and a cruse
of honey, and go to him: he will tell thee what shall become of
14:4 And Jeroboam's wife did so, and arose, and went to Shiloh,
and came to the house of Ahijah. But Ahijah could not see; for
his eyes were set by reason of his age.
14:5 And the LORD said to 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 to her: for it shall be, when she
cometh in, that she will feign herself [to be] another [woman].
14:6 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] heavy [tidings].
14:7 Go, tell Jeroboam, Thus saith the LORD God of Israel,
Forasmuch as I exalted thee from among the people, and made
thee prince over my people Israel,
14:8 And rent the kingdom away from the house of David, and gave
it to thee: and [yet] thou hast not been as my servant David,
who kept my commandments, and who followed me with all his
heart, to do [that] only [which was] right in my eyes;
14:9 But hast done evil above all that were before thee: for
thou hast gone and made thee other gods, and molten images, to
provoke me to anger, and hast cast me behind thy back:
14:10 Therefore behold, I will bring evil upon the house of
Jeroboam, and will cut off from Jeroboam the males, [and] 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 is all gone.
14:11 Him 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].
14:12 Arise thou therefore, depart to thy own house: [and] when
thy feet enter into the city, the child shall die.
14:13 And all Israel shall mourn for him, and bury him: for he
only of Jeroboam shall come to the grave, because in him there
is found [some] good thing towards the LORD God of Israel in
the house of Jeroboam.
14:14 Moreover, the LORD shall raise him up a king over Israel,
who shall cut off the house of Jeroboam that day: but what?
14:15 For the LORD will smite Israel, as a reed is shaken in the
water, and he will root up Israel out of this good land, which
he gave to their fathers, and will scatter them beyond the
river, because they have made their groves, provoking the LORD
14:16 And he will give up Israel because of the sins of
Jeroboam, who sinned, and who made Israel to sin.
14:17 And Jeroboam's wife arose, and departed, and came to
Tirzah: [and] when she came to the threshhold of the door, the
14:18 And they buried him; and all Israel mourned for him,
according to the word of the LORD, which he spoke by the hand
of his servant Ahijah the prophet.
14:19 And the rest of the acts of Jeroboam, how he warred, and
how he reigned, behold, they [are] written in the book of the
chronicles of the kings of Israel.
14:20 And the days which Jeroboam reigned [were] two and twenty
years: and he slept with his fathers, and Nadab his son reigned
in his stead.
14:21 And Rehoboam the son of Solomon reigned in Judah. Rehoboam
[was] forty and one years old when he began to reign, and he
reigned seventeen years in Jerusalem, the city which the LORD
chose out of all the tribes of Israel, to put his name there.
And his mother's name [was] Naamah an Ammonitess.
14:22 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.
14:23 For they also built for themselves high places, and images
and groves, on every high hill, and under every green tree.
14:24 And 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.
14:25 And it came to pass in the fifth year of king Rehoboam,
[that] Shishak king of Egypt came up against Jerusalem:
14:26 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 Solomon had
14:27 And king Rehoboam made in their stead brazen shields, and
committed [them] to the hands of the chief of the guard, who
kept the door of the king's house.
14:28 And it was [so], when the king went into the house of the
LORD, that the guard bore them, and brought them back into the
14:29 Now 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?
14:30 And there was war between Rehoboam and Jeroboam all
14:31 And Rehoboam slept with his fathers, and was buried with
his fathers in the city of David. And his mother's name [was]
Naamah an Ammonitess. And Abijam his son reigned in his stead.