the son of David, and of Abihail the daughter of Eliab the son of Jesse 19 and she bore him sons: Jeush, anc Shemariah, and Zaham. 20 And after her he took Maacah the daughter oJ Absalom; and she bore him Abijahi and Attai, and Ziza, and Shelomith. 2l And Rehoboam loved Maacah the daughter of Absalom above all his wives and Ms concubines for he took eighteen wives, and threescore concubines, and begot twenty anc eight sons and threescore daughters. ^And Rehoboam appointed Abijah the son of Maacah to be chief, even the prince among his brethren; for he was minded to make him king ^And he dealt wisely, and dispersed of all his sons throughput all the lajids of Judah and Benjamin, unto every fortified city; and he gave them victual in abundance. And he sought for them many wives. 1 O Aoid it came to pass, when the kingdom of Rehoboam was established, and he was strong, that he forsook the law of the LORD, and all Israel with him, 2 And it came to pass in the fifth year of king Reho- boam, that Shishak king of Egypt came up agamst Jerusalem, because they had dealt treacherously with the LORD, s with twelve hundred chariots, and threescore thousand horsemen; and the people were with- out number that came with him out of Egypt; the Lubim, the Sukkiim, and the Ethiopians. 4 And he took the fortified cities which pertained to Judah, and came unto Jerusalem. 5 Now Shemaiah the prophet came to Rehoboam, and to the princes of Judah, that were gathered together to Jerusalem because of Shishak, and unto them: 'Thus saith the , : Ye have forsaken Me, there- have I a i so left you in the hand i
��of Shishak.' 6 Then the princes oj Israel and the king humbled them- selves; and they said: 'The LORD is righteous.' 7 And when the LORI saw that they humbled themselves, the word of the LORD came to Shemaiah saying: 'They have humbled them- I will grant them some deliverance upon Jerusalem by the hand of Shi- shak. Nevertheless they shall be his servants; that they may know My service, and the service of the king- doms of the countries.'
9 So Shishak king of Egypt came up against Jerusalem, and took away the treasures of the house of the LORD, and the treasures of the king's house; he took all away; he took away also the shields of gold which Solomon had made. 10 And 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. "And it was so, that as oft as the king entered into the house of the LORD, the guard came and bore them, and brought them back into the guard- chamber. ^And when he humbled himself, the anger of the LORD turned from him, that He would not destroy him altogether; and moreover in Judah there were good things found. 13 So king Rehoboam strengihened himself in Jerusalem, and reigned; for Rehoboam was forty and cue years old when he began to reign, and he reigned seventeen years in Jerusalem, the city which the LORD lad chosen out of all the tribes of [srael, to put His name there; and his mother's name was Naamah the Ammonitess. M An<l he did that which was evil, because he set not hi heart to seek the LORD*