1 Kings 14
that time Abijah the son of Jeroboam fell sick.
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 I should be king over this people.
3And take with thee ten loaves, and cracknels, and a cruse of honey, and go to
him: he shall tell thee what shall become of the child.
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.
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.
6And 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
7Go, 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,
8And rent the kingdom away from the house of David, and gave it 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 mine eyes;
9But 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:
behold, I will bring evil upon the house of Jeroboam, and will cut off from Jeroboam him that pisseth against the wall, 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 be all gone.
11Him 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.
12Arise thou therefore, get thee to thine
own house: and when thy feet enter into the city, the child shall die.
13And 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 toward the LORD God of Israel in the house of Jeroboam.
14Moreover the LORD shall raise him up a king over Israel, who shall cut off the
house of Jeroboam that day: but what? even now.
the LORD shall smite Israel, as a reed is shaken in the water, and he shall root up Israel out of this good land, which he
gave to their fathers, and shall scatter them beyond the river, because they have made their groves, provoking the LORD to
16And he shall give Israel up because
of the sins of Jeroboam, who did sin, and who made Israel to sin.
17And Jeroboam's wife arose, and departed, and came to Tirzah: and when she came to the threshold of
the door, the child died;
18And they buried
him; and all Israel mourned for him, according to the word of the LORD, which he spake by the hand of his servant Ahijah the
19And 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.
20And the days which Jeroboam reigned were two and twenty years: and he slept with
his fathers, and Nadab his son reigned in his stead.
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 did choose out of all the tribes of Israel, to put his name there. And
his mother's name was Naamah an Ammonitess.
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.
also built them high places, and images, and groves, on every high hill, and under every green tree.
24And 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.
25And it came to pass in the fifth year of king Rehoboam, that Shishak king of Egypt came up against
26And 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 made.
27And king Rehoboam
made in their stead brasen shields, and committed them unto the hands of the chief of the guard, which kept the door of the
28And 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.
29Now 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?
there was war between Rehoboam and Jeroboam all their days.
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.