2 Chronicles 12
12 1And it came to pass, when the kingdom of Rehoboam was established,
and he was strong, that he forsook the law of Jehovah, and all Israel with
2And it came to pass in the fifth year of king Rehoboam, that
Shishak king of Egypt came up against Jerusalem, because they had trespassed
3with twelve hundred chariots, and threescore thousand
horsemen. And the people were without number that came with him out of Egypt:
the Lubim, the Sukkiim, and the Ethiopians.
4And he took the fortified
cities which pertained to Judah, and came unto Jerusalem.
the prophet came to Rehoboam, and to the princes of Judah, that were gathered
together to Jerusalem because of Shishak, and said unto them, Thus saith
Jehovah, Ye have forsaken me, therefore have I also left you in the hand of
6Then the princes of Israel and the king humbled themselves; and
they said, Jehovah is righteous.
7And when Jehovah saw that they humbled
themselves, the word of Jehovah came to Shemaiah, saying, They have humbled
themselves: I will not destroy them; but I will grant them some deliverance,
and my wrath shall not be poured out upon Jerusalem by the hand of Shishak.
8Nevertheless they shall be his servants, that they may know my service,
and the service of the kingdoms of the countries.
9So Shishak king of
Egypt came up against Jerusalem, and took away the treasures of the house of
Jehovah, and the treasures of the king's house: he took all away: he took
away also the shields of gold which Solomon had made.
10And king Rehoboam
made in their stead shields of brass, and committed them to the hands of the
captains of the guard, that kept the door of the king's house.
was so, that, as oft as the king entered into the house of Jehovah, the guard
came and bare them, and brought them back into the guard-chamber.
when he humbled himself, the wrath of Jehovah turned from him, so as not to
destroy him altogether: and moreover in Judah there were good things
13So king Rehoboam strengthened himself in Jerusalem, and
reigned: for Rehoboam was forty and one years old when he began to reign, and
he reigned seventeen years in Jerusalem, the city which Jehovah had chosen
out of all the tribes of Israel, to put his name there: and his mother's name
was Naamah the Ammonitess.
14And he did that which was evil, because he
set not his heart to seek Jehovah.
15Now the acts of Rehoboam, first and
last, are they not written in the histories of Shemaiah the prophet and of
Iddo the seer, after the manner of genealogies? And there were wars between
Rehoboam and Jeroboam continually.
16And Rehoboam slept with his fathers,
and was buried in the city of David: and Abijah his son reigned in his