1 Kings 14

CHAPTER 14

Jeroboam's Wife Goes to Ahijah the Prophet

In that time [4was ill 1Abijah 2son 3of Jeroboam]. And [3to 4his wife 2said 1Jeroboam], Rise up and change that they shall not know that you are the wife of Jeroboam, and go unto Shiloh! Behold, [4is there 1Ahijah 2the 3prophet], he spoke unto me to reign over this people. And take in your hand ten bread loaves, and small cakes, and a jar of honey, and you shall go to him. He will announce to you what will be to the child. And [4did 5thus 1the 2wife 3of Jeroboam]. And she rose up, and went to Shiloh, and she entered into the house of Ahijah. And the man was old for seeing, and [2were blunted 1his eyes] from his old age. And the  lord said to Ahijah, Behold, the wife of Jeroboam enters to seek an utterance from you concerning her son, for he is ill. According to this and according to that you shall speak to her. And it came to pass in her entering that she was as a stranger. And it came to pass as Ahijah heard the sound of her feet of her entering in the passage, that he said, Enter, O wife of Jeroboam! why is this you are as a stranger, and I am [2envoy 3to 4you 1a harsh]?

Ahijah Speaks Judgment against Jeroboam

In going, say to Jeroboam, Thus says the  lord God of Israel, Because as much as I exalted you from the midst of the people, and appointed you leading over the people of Israel, and tore the crown of state from the house of David, and gave it to you; and yet you have not become as my servant David, who kept my commandments, and who went after me with all his heart, to do the upright thing in my eyes. But you did wickedly doing more than all as many as were in front of you. And you went and made for yourself other gods, and molten images, to provoke me to anger, and tossed me behind you. 10 On account of this behold, I bring evil to the house of Jeroboam, and I will utterly destroy of Jeroboam the one urinating against a wall, the one coming and the one being left behind in Israel. And I shall choose over the house of Jeroboam as one chooses the dung unto finishing it. 11 The one having died of Jeroboam in the city [3shall devour 1the 2dogs]. And the one having died in the field [4shall devour 1the 2birds 3of heaven]; for the  lord spoke. 12 And you, rising up, go unto your house! In the entering [2feet 1of your] in the city [3shall die 1the 2child]. 13 And [3shall lament 4him 1all 2Israel], and entomb him, for this one only shall enter of Jeroboam to the tomb, for there shall be found in him [2word 1a good] concerning the  lord God of Israel among the house of Jeroboam. 14 And the  lord will raise up for himself a king over Israel who shall strike the house of Jeroboam this day, and yet also indeed now. 15 And the  lord shall strike Israel as [2shaken 1a reed] in the water. And he shall pluck out Israel upward [3soil 2good 1of this] of which he gave to their fathers. And he shall winnow them on the other side of the river, because of as many [2they made 1of their sacred groves], provoking [3to anger 1the 2  lord]. 16 And the  lord gave Israel favor from the sins of Jeroboam, who sinned and who led Israel into sin. 17 And [4rose up 1the 2wife 3of Jeroboam], and went unto Tizrah. And it came to pass as she entered in the threshold of the house, that the child died. 18 And they entombed it, and [3lamented 4it 1all 2Israel], according to the word of the  lord, the word he spoke by the hand of his servant Ahijah the prophet. 19 And the extra things of Jeroboam, as much as he waged war, and as much as he reigned, behold, they are written in the scroll of the words of the days of the kings of Israel. 20 And the days which Jeroboam reigned were twenty and two years. And he slept with his fathers, and [3reigned 1Nadab 2his son] instead of him. 21 And Rehoboam son of Solomon reigned over Judah. [2a son 3being forty 4and 5one 6years old 1Rehoboam was] in his being given reign. And seventeen years he reigned in Jerusalem, in the city in which the  lord chose to put his name there from all of the tribes of Israel. And the name of his mother was Naamah the Ammonitess. 22 And Judah acted wickedly before the  lord, and provoked him to jealousy in all the things which [2did 1his fathers] in their sins which they sinned. 23 And they built for themselves high places, and monuments, and sacred groves upon every [2hill 1high], and underneath every [2tree 1shady]. 24 And bonding together took place in the land, and they did from all the abominations of the nations which the  lord removed in front of the sons of Israel.

Shishak Comes against Jerusalem

25 And it came to pass in the [2year 1fifth] of the reigning of Rehoboam, [4ascended 1Shishak 2king 3of Egypt] against Jerusalem. 26 And he took all the treasures of the house of the  lord, and the treasures of the house of the king, even the whole he took, and the shields of gold which Solomon made. 27 And [4made 1Rehoboam 2the 3king] shields of brass instead of them, and [5were set in place 6by 7him 1the 2leaders 3of the 4bodyguards], the ones guarding the vestibule of the house of the king. 28 And it came to pass when [3entered 1the 2king] into the house of the  lord, that [3lifted 4them 1the 2bodyguards], and fastened them in the vestibule of the bodyguards. 29 And the rest of the words of Rehoboam, and all the things which he did, [4not 1behold 3these 2are] written upon the scroll of the words of the days of the kings of Judah? 30 And there was war between Rehoboam and Jeroboam all the days. 31 And Rehoboam slept with his fathers. And they entombed him with his fathers in the city of David. And the name of his mother was Naamah the Ammonitess. And [3reigned 1Abijam 2his son] instead of him.
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