2 Chronicles 12

Egypt Plunders Jerusalem

1 a  When the rule of Rehoboam was established b  and he was strong c  he abandoned the law of the  Lord, and all Israel with him. 2 d  In the fifth year of King Rehoboam, because they had been unfaithful to the  Lord e  Shishak king of Egypt came up against Jerusalem 3with 1,200 chariots and 60,000 horsemen. And the people were without number who came with him from Egyptf  Libyans, Sukkiim, and Ethiopians. 4And he took g  the fortified cities of Judah and came as far as Jerusalem. 5Then h  Shemaiah the prophet came to Rehoboam and to the princes of Judah, who had gathered at Jerusalem because of Shishak, and said to them, “Thus says the  Lord, i  ‘You abandoned me, so I have abandoned you to the hand of Shishak.’” 6Then the princes of j  Israel and the king humbled themselves and said, k  “The  Lord is righteous.” 7When the  Lord saw that they humbled themselves, the word of the  Lord came to Shemaiah: l  “They have humbled themselves. I will not destroy them, but I will grant them some deliverance, m  and my wrath shall not be poured out on Jerusalem by the hand of Shishak. 8Nevertheless, they shall be servants to him, n  that they may know my service and the service of the kingdoms of the countries.”

9 o  So Shishak king of Egypt came up against Jerusalem. He took away the treasures of the house of the  Lord and the treasures of the king’s house. He took away everything. He also took away p  the shields of gold that Solomon had made, 10and King Rehoboam made in their place shields of bronze and committed them to the hands of the officers of the guard, who kept the door of the king’s house. 11And as often as the king went into the house of the  Lord, the guard came and carried them and brought them back to the guardroom. 12And when q  he humbled himself the wrath of the  Lord turned from him, so as not to make a complete destruction. Moreover, r  conditions were good
Hebrew good things were found
in Judah.

13 t  So King Rehoboam grew strong in Jerusalem and reigned. Rehoboam was forty-one years old when he began to reign, and he reigned seventeen years in Jerusalem, the city that the  Lord had chosen out of all the tribes of Israel to put his name there. His mother’s name was Naamah the Ammonite. 14And he did evil, u  for he did not set his heart to seek the  Lord.

15 v  Now the acts of Rehoboam w  from first to last, are they not written in the chronicles of x  Shemaiah the prophet and of y  Iddo z  the seer?
After seer, Hebrew adds according to genealogy
There were continual wars between Rehoboam and Jeroboam.
16And Rehoboam slept with his fathers and was buried in the city of David, and ab  Abijah
Spelled Abijam in 1 Kings 14:31
his son reigned in his place.

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