2 Chronicles 12 ©
Rehoboam forsaking the Lord is punished by Shishak's invasion: he and the princes repenting at the preaching of Shemaiah are delivered from destruction, but not from spoil. The reign and death of Rehoboam: Abijah succeedeth him.
¶Then came hShemaiah the prophet to Rehoboam, and to the princes of Judah, that were gathered together to Jerusalem because of Shishak, and said unto them, Thus saith the LORD, iYe have forsaken me, and therefore have I also left you in the hand of Shishak.
And when the LORD saw that they humbled themselves, the word of the LORD came to Shemaiah, saying, They have humbled themselves; therefore I will not destroy them, but I will grant them 1some deliverance; and my wrath shall not be poured out upon Jerusalem by the hand of Shishak.
So lShishak king of Egypt came up against Jerusalem, and took away mthe treasures of the house of the LORD, and the treasures of the king's house; he took all: he carried away also the shields of gold which Solomon nhad made.
And when the king entered into the house of the LORD, the guard came and fetched them, and brought them again into the guard chamber.
¶So king Rehoboam strengthened himself in Jerusalem, and reigned: for qRehoboam was one and forty years old when he began to reign, and he reigned seventeen years in Jerusalem, the city rwhich the LORD had chosen out of all the tribes of Israel, to put his name there. And his mother's name was Naamah an Ammonitess.
Now the acts of Rehoboam, first and last, are they not written in the 4book of tShemaiah the prophet, and of Iddo the seer concerning ugenealogies? vAnd there were wars between Rehoboam and Jeroboam continually.