1 Kings 14 ©

Jeroboam sends his wife unto the prophet Ahijah, to inquire what should become of his son who was sick, v. 1, etc. Who foretells him his ruin, because of his idolatry, 7. Likewise, the death of his child, 12. And the destruction of Israel, 15. His son dies, and he likewise, and Nadab his son reigns, 17. Rehoboam and Judah sin against the Lord, 21. They are punished by Shishak, king of Egypt, 25. After the death of Rehoboam does Abijam his son reign, 29.


AT 1that time Abijah the son of Jeroboam fell sick.


And Jeroboam said to his wife, Arise, I pray thee, and 2disguise thyself, that thou be not known to be the wife of Jeroboam; and get thee to 3Shiloh: behold, there is Ahijah the prophet, whicha told me that I should be king over this people.


And 4take with thee ten loaves, and 5cracknels, and a 6cruseb of honey, and go to him: he shall tell thee 7what shall become of the child.


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 8set by reason of his age.


¶And the LORD said unto Ahijah, Behold, the wife of Jeroboam cometh 9to ask a thing of thee for her son; for he is sick: 10thus and thus shalt thou say unto her: for it shall be, when she cometh in, that she shall 11feign herself to be another woman.


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; 12why feignest thou thyself to be another? for I am 13sent to thee with 14heavy tidings.


Go, tell Jeroboam, Thus saith the LORD God of Israel, Forasmuchc as I exalted thee from among the people, and made thee 15prince over my people Israel,


And 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 16with all his heart, to do that only which was right in mine eyes;


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 17behind thy back:


Therefore, behold,d I will bring 18evil upon the 19house of Jeroboam, and will cut off from Jeroboam him 20thate pisseth against the wall, and him 21that 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.


22Him 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.


Arise thou therefore, get thee to thine own house: and when thy feet 23enter into the city, the child shall die.


And 24all Israel shall 25mourn for him, and bury him: 26for he only of Jeroboam shall come to the grave, because in him there is found 27some good thing toward the LORD God of Israel in the house of Jeroboam.


Moreover thef LORD shall raise him up 28a king over Israel, who shall cut off the house of Jeroboam 29that day: 30but what? 31even now.


For the LORD shallg smite Israel, as a reed is 32shaken 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 33river, because they have made their 34groves, provoking the LORD to anger.


And he shall 35give Israel up because of the sins of Jeroboam, 36who did sin, and who 37made Israel to sin.


¶And Jeroboam's wife arose, and departed, and came to 38Tirzah: and when she came to the threshold of the door, 39the child died;


And they buried him; and all Israel mourned for him, according to the word of the LORD, 40which he spake by the 41hand of his servant Ahijah the prophet.


And the rest of the acts of Jeroboam, how he warred, and how he reigned, behold, they are written 42in the book of the chronicles of the kings of Israel.


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.


¶And Rehoboamh the son of Solomon reigned in Judah. Rehoboam was forty and one years 43old 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, 44to put his name there. 45And his mother's name was Naamah an 46Ammonitess.


And Judah 47did evil in the sight of the LORD, and they provoked him to 48jealousy with their sins which they had committed, above all that their fathers had done.


For they 49also built them high places, and images, and 50groves, on every 51high hill, and under every green tree.


And there were also 52sodomites in the land: and they did according to 53all the abominations of the nations which the LORD cast out before the children of Israel.


¶And it came to pass in the fifth year of king Rehoboam, thati54Shishak king of Egypt came up against Jerusalem:


And he took away the treasures of the house of the LORD, and the treasures of the king’s house; 55he even took away all: and hej took away all the shields of gold which Solomon had made.


And king Rehoboam made in their stead brasen shields, and committed them unto the hands of the chief of the 56guard, which kept the door of the king's house.


And it was so, when the king went into the house of the LORD, that the guard bare 57them, and brought them back into the 58guard chamber.


¶Now the rest of the acts of Rehoboam, and all that he did, are they not written 59in the book of the chronicles of the kings of Judah?


And there was 60war between Rehoboam and Jeroboam all 61their days.


And Rehoboam slept with his fathers, and was buried with his fathers in the 62city of David. 63And his mother's name was Naamah an Ammonitess. And 64Abijam his son reigned in his stead.