2 Chronicles 12


Rehoboam Abandons the Commandments

And it came to pass as [4was prepared 1the 2kingdom 3of Rehoboam], and as he was secure, he abandoned the law of the  lord, and all Israel with him. And it came to pass in the [2year 1fifth] of the kingdom of Rehoboam, [4ascended 1Shishak 2king 3of Egypt] up against Jerusalem, (for they sinned before the  lord), with a thousand and two hundred chariots, and sixty thousand horsemen, and there was no count of the multitude coming with him out of Egypt -- Lubim, Sukkiim, and Ethiopians.

Egypt Prevails Over Judah

And they secured the [2cities 1fortified] which were in Judah, and they came to Jerusalem. And Shemaiah the prophet came to Rehoboam, and to the rulers of Judah, the ones gathering together in Jerusalem from the face of Shishak. And he said to them, Thus said the  lord, You abandoned me, and I shall abandon you into the hand of Shishak. And [7were shamed 1the 2rulers 3of Israel 4and 5the 6king], and they said, [3is just 1the 2  lord]. And when the  lord saw that they were ashamed, [3came 1the word 2of the  lord] to Shemaiah, saying, They felt shame, I shall not utterly ruin them, but I will appoint them as small for deliverance, and in no way shall [2be dripped 1my rage] over Jerusalem by the hand of Shishak, for they will be to him for servants, and they shall know my servitude, and the servitude of the kingdom of the land. And [4ascended 1Shishak 2king 3of Egypt] against Jerusalem, and he took the treasures of the ones in the house of the  lord, and the treasures of the ones in the house of the king -- he took all, and he took the shields of gold which Solomon made. 10 And [3made 1king 2Rehoboam] shields of brass instead of them, and placed them unto the hands of the rulers, of the ones being bodyguards, of the ones guarding the gatehouse of the king. 11 And it came to pass when it was fit in the entering by the king into the house of the  lord, there went in also the bodyguards and they took the shields, and then restored them unto the place of the bodyguards. 12 And in his feeling ashamed, [3was turned 4from 5him 1the anger 2of the  lord], and not unto corruption unto the end, for in Judah there were [2matters 1good]. 13 And [3grew strong 1king 2Rehoboam] in Jerusalem, and reigned. [3a son 4of forty 5and 6one 7years old 2was 1Rehoboam] in his taking reign. And seventeen years he reigned in Jerusalem, in the city which the  lord chose to name his name there, from out of all the tribes of the sons of Israel. And the name to his mother was Naammah the Ammonitess. 14 And he acted wickedly, for he did not straighten out his heart to seek after the  lord. 15 And the words of Rehoboam, the first and last, [3not 1behold 2are they] written in the words of Shemaiah the prophet, and Iddo the seer to trace descent and his actions. And Rehoboam waged war and Jeroboam all the days. 16 And Rehoboam slept with his fathers, and was entombed in the city of David. And [3reigned 1Abijah 2his son] instead of him.
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