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that I will be with you, and will build you a sure house,
as I built for David, and will give Israel to you.
011:039 I will for this afflict the seed of David, but not forever.
011:040 Solomon sought therefore to kill Jeroboam; but Jeroboam arose,
and fled into Egypt, to Shishak king of Egypt, and was in Egypt
until the death of Solomon.
011:041 Now the rest of the acts of Solomon, and all that he did,
and his wisdom, aren't they written in the book of the
acts of Solomon?
011:042 The time that Solomon reigned in Jerusalem over all Israel
was forty years.
011:043 Solomon slept with his fathers, and was buried in the city
of David his father: and Rehoboam his son reigned in his place.
012:001 Rehoboam went to Shechem: for all Israel were come to Shechem
to make him king.
012:002 It happened, when Jeroboam the son of Nebat heard of it
(for he was yet in Egypt, where he had fled from the presence
of king Solomon, and Jeroboam lived in Egypt,
012:003 and they sent and called him), that Jeroboam and all the assembly
of Israel came, and spoke to Rehoboam, saying,
012:004 Your father made our yoke grievous: now therefore make you
the grievous service of your father, and his heavy yoke
which he put on us, lighter, and we will serve you.
012:005 He said to them, Depart yet for three days, then come again to me.
The people departed.
012:006 King Rehoboam took counsel with the old men, who had stood before
Solomon his father while he yet lived, saying, What counsel
give you me to return answer to this people?
012:007 They spoke to him, saying, If you will be a servant to this
people this day, and will serve them, and answer them, and speak
good words to them, then they will be your servants forever.
012:008 But he forsook the counsel of the old men which they had given him,
and took counsel with the young men who had grown up with him,
who stood before him.
012:009 He said to them, What counsel do you give, that we may return answer
to this people, who have spoken to me, saying, Make the yoke
that your father did put on us lighter?
012:010 The young men who had grown up with him spoke to him, saying,
Thus shall you tell this people who spoke to you, saying,
Your father made our yoke heavy, but make you it lighter to us;
thus shall you speak to them, My little finger is thicker
than my father's waist.
012:011 Now whereas my father did lade you with a heavy yoke,
I will add to your yoke: my father chastised you with whips,
but I will chastise you with scorpions.
012:012 So Jeroboam and all the people came to Rehoboam the third day,
as the king bade, saying, Come to me again the third day.
012:013 The king answered the people roughly, and forsook the counsel
of the old men which they had given him,
012:014 and spoke to them after the counsel of the young men, saying,
My father made your yoke heavy, but I will add to your yoke:
my father chastised you with whips, but I will chastise
you with scorpions.
012:015 So the king didn't listen to the people; for it was a thing
brought about of Yahweh, that he might establish his word,
which Yahweh spoke by Ahijah the Shilonite to Jeroboam
the son of Nebat.
012:016 When all Israel saw that the king didn't listen to them,
the people answered the king, saying, What portion have we
in David? neither have we inheritance in the son of Jesse:
to your tents, Israel: now see to your own house, David.
So Israel departed to their tents.
012:017 But as for the children of Israel who lived in the cities
of Judah, Rehoboam reigned over them.
012:018 Then king Rehoboam sent Adoram, who was over the men subject
to forced labor; and all Israel stoned him to death with stones.
King Rehoboam made speed to get him up to his chariot,
to flee to Jerusalem.
012:019 So Israel rebelled against the house of David to this day.
012:020 It happened, when all Israel heard that Jeroboam was returned,
that they sent and called him to the congregation, and made him
king over all Israel: there was none who followed the house
of David, but the tribe of Judah only.
012:021 When Rehoboam was come to Jerusalem, he assembled all the house
of Judah, and the tribe of Benjamin, a hundred and eighty
thousand chosen men, who were warriors, to fight against
the house of Israel, to bring the kingdom again to Rehoboam
the son of Solomon.
012:022 But the word of God came to Shemaiah the man of God, saying,
012:023 Speak to Rehoboam the son of Solomon, king of Judah,
and to all the house of Judah and Benjamin, and to the rest
of the people, saying,
012:024 Thus says Yahweh, You shall not go up, nor fight against your
brothers the children of Israel: return every man to his house;
for this thing is of me. So they listened to the word of Yahweh,
and returned and went their way, according to the word of Yahweh.
012:025 Then Jeroboam built Shechem in the hill country of Ephraim,
and lived therein; and he went out from there, and built Penuel.
012:026 Jeroboam said in his heart, Now will the kingdom return
to the house of David:
012:027 if this people go up to offer sacrifices in the house
of Yahweh at Jerusalem, then will the heart of this people
turn again to their lord, even to Rehoboam king of Judah;
and they will kill me, and return to Rehoboam king of Judah.
012:028 Whereupon the king took counsel, and made two calves of gold;
and he said to them, It is too much for you to go up to Jerusalem:
see your gods, Israel, which brought you up out of the
land of Egypt.
012:029 He set the one in Bethel, and the other put he in Dan.
012:030 This thing became a sin; for the people went [to worship]
before the one, even to Dan.
012:031 He made houses of high places, and made priests from among
all the people, who were not of the sons of Levi.
012:032 Jeroboam ordained a feast in the eighth month, on the fifteenth
day of the month, like the feast that is in Judah, and he went
up to the altar; so did he in Bethel, sacrificing to the calves
that he had made: and he placed in Bethel the priests
of the high places that he had made.
012:033 He went up to the altar which he had made in Bethel on
the fifteenth day in the eighth month, even in the month
which he had devised of his own heart: and he ordained
a feast for the children of Israel, and went up to the altar,
to burn incense.
013:001 Behold, there came a man of God out of Judah by the word
of Yahweh to Beth El: and Jeroboam was standing by the altar
to burn incense.
013:002 He cried against the altar by the word of Yahweh, and said,
altar, altar, thus says Yahweh: Behold, a son shall be born
to the house of David, Josiah by name; and on you shall
he sacrifice the priests of the high places who burn incense
on you, and men's bones shall they burn on you.
013:003 He gave a sign the same day, saying, This is the sign
which Yahweh has spoken: Behold, the altar shall be torn,
and the ashes that are on it shall be poured out.
013:004 It happened, when the king heard the saying of the man of God,
which he cried against the altar in Bethel, that Jeroboam
put forth his hand from the altar, saying, Lay hold on him.
His hand, which he put forth against him, dried up,
so that he could not draw it back again to him.
013:005 The altar also was torn, and the ashes poured out from the altar,
according to the sign which the man of God had given by
the word of Yahweh.
013:006 The king answered the man of God, Entreat now the favor of Yahweh
your God, and pray for me, that my hand may be restored me again.
The man of God entreated Yahweh, and the king's hand was
restored him again, and became as it was before.
013:007 The king said to the man of God, Come home with me,
and refresh yourself, and I will give you a reward.
013:008 The man of God said to the king, If you will give me half
your house, I will not go in with you, neither will I eat
bread nor drink water in this place;
013:009 for so was it charged me by the word of Yahweh, saying, You shall
eat no bread, nor drink water, neither return by the way
that you came.
013:010 So he went another way, and didn't return by the way that
he came to Bethel.
013:011 Now there lived an old prophet in Bethel; and one of his sons
came and told him all the works that the man of God had done
that day in Bethel: the words which he had spoken to the king,
them also they told to their father.
013:012 Their father said to them, Which way did he go?
Now his sons had seen which way the man of God went,
who came from Judah.
013:013 He said to his sons, Saddle me the donkey. So they saddled
him the donkey; and he rode thereon.
013:014 He went after the man of God, and found him sitting under an oak;
and he said to him, Are you the man of God who came
from Judah? He said, I am.
013:015 Then he said to him, Come home with me, and eat bread.
013:016 He said, I may not return with you, nor go in with you;
neither will I eat bread nor drink water with you in this place:
013:017 for it was said to me by the word of Yahweh, You shall eat no
bread nor drink water there, nor turn again to go by the way
that you came.
013:018 He said to him, I also am a prophet as you are; and an angel
spoke to me by the word of Yahweh, saying, Bring him back with
you into your house, that he may eat bread and drink water.
[But] he lied to him.
013:019 So he went back with him, and ate bread in his house,
and drank water.
013:020 It happened, as they sat at the table, that the word of Yahweh
came to the prophet who brought him back;
013:021 and he cried to the man of God who came from Judah, saying,
Thus says Yahweh, Because you have been disobedient to the mouth
of Yahweh, and have not kept the commandment which Yahweh
your God commanded you,
013:022 but came back, and have eaten bread and drunk water in the place
of which he said to you, Eat no bread, and drink no water;
your body shall not come to the tomb of your fathers.
013:023 It happened, after he had eaten bread, and after he had drunk,
that he saddled for him the donkey, [to wit], for the prophet
whom he had brought back.
013:024 When he was gone, a lion met him by the way, and killed him:
and his body was cast in the way, and the donkey stood by it;
the lion also stood by the body.
013:025 Behold, men passed by, and saw the body cast in the way,
and the lion standing by the body; and they came and told it
in the city where the old prophet lived.
013:026 When the prophet who brought him back from the way heard of it,
he said, It is the man of God, who was disobedient to the mouth
of Yahweh: therefore Yahweh has delivered him to the lion,
which has torn him, and slain him, according to the word
of Yahweh, which he spoke to him.
013:027 He spoke to his sons, saying, Saddle me the donkey.
They saddled it.
013:028 He went and found his body cast in the way, and the donkey
and the lion standing by the body: the lion had not eaten
the body, nor torn the donkey.
013:029 The prophet took up the body of the man of God, and laid it
on the donkey, and brought it back; and he came to the city
of the old prophet, to mourn, and to bury him.
013:030 He laid his body in his own grave; and they mourned over him,
[saying], Alas, my brother!
013:031 It happened, after he had buried him, that he spoke to his sons,
saying, When I am dead, then bury me in the tomb in which
the man of God is buried; lay my bones beside his bones.
013:032 For the saying which he cried by the word of Yahweh against
the altar in Bethel, and against all the houses of the high
places which are in the cities of Samaria, shall surely happen.
013:033 After this thing Jeroboam didn't return from his evil way, but made
again from among all the people priests of the high places:
whoever would, he consecrated him, that there might be priests
of the high places.
013:034 This thing became sin to the house of Jeroboam, even to cut it off,
and to destroy it from off the surface of the earth.
014:001 At that time Abijah the son of Jeroboam fell sick.
014:002 Jeroboam said to his wife, Please get up and disguise yourself,
that you not be known to be the wife of Jeroboam; and get you
to Shiloh: behold, there is Ahijah the prophet, who spoke
concerning me that I should be king over this people.
014:003 Take with you ten loaves, and cakes, and a jar of honey,
and go to him: he will tell you what shall become of the child.
014:004 Jeroboam's wife did so, and arose, and went to Shiloh,
and came to the house of Ahijah. Now Ahijah could not see;
for his eyes were set by reason of his age.
014:005 Yahweh said to Ahijah, Behold, the wife of Jeroboam comes
to inquire of you concerning her son; for he is sick:
thus and thus shall you tell her; for it will be, when she
comes in, that she will feign herself to be another woman.
014:006 It was so, when Ahijah heard the sound of her feet, as she came
in at the door, that he said, Come in, you wife of Jeroboam;
why feign you yourself to be another? for I am sent to you
with heavy news.
014:007 Go, tell Jeroboam, Thus says Yahweh, the God of Israel: Because I
exalted you from among the people, and made you prince over
my people Israel,
014:008 and tore the kingdom away from the house of David, and gave it you;
and yet you have not been as my servant David, who kept
my commandments, and who followed me with all his heart,
to do that only which was right in my eyes,
014:009 but have done evil above all who were before you, and have gone
and made you other gods, and molten images, to provoke me
to anger, and have cast me behind your back:
014:010 therefore, behold, I will bring evil on the house of Jeroboam,
and will cut off from Jeroboam everyone who urinates on a wall,{or,
male} him who is shut up and him who is left at large in Israel,
and will utterly sweep away the house of Jeroboam, as a man
sweeps away dung, until it be all gone.
014:011 Him who dies of Jeroboam in the city shall the dogs eat;
and him who dies in the field shall the birds of the sky eat:
for Yahweh has spoken it.
014:012 Arise you therefore, get you to your house: [and] when your
feet enter into the city, the child shall die.
014:013 All Israel shall mourn for him, and bury him; for he only
of Jeroboam shall come to the grave, because in him there
is found some good thing toward Yahweh, the God of Israel,
in the house of Jeroboam.
014:014 Moreover Yahweh will raise him up a king over Israel,
who shall cut off the house of Jeroboam that day:
but what? even now.
014:015 For Yahweh will strike Israel, as a reed is shaken in the water;
and he will root up Israel out of this good land which he gave
to their fathers, and will scatter them beyond the River,
because they have made their Asherim, provoking Yahweh to anger.
014:016 He will give Israel up because of the sins of Jeroboam,
which he has sinned, and with which he has made Israel to sin.
014:017 Jeroboam's wife arose, and departed, and came to Tirzah:
[and] as she came to the threshold of the house, the child died.
014:018 All Israel buried him, and mourned for him, according to the word
of Yahweh, which he spoke by his servant Ahijah the prophet.
014:019 The rest of the acts of Jeroboam, how he warred, and how
he reigned, behold, they are written in the book of the chronicles
of the kings of Israel.
014:020 The days which Jeroboam reigned were two and twenty years:
and he slept with his fathers, and Nadab his son reigned
in his place.
014:021 Rehoboam the son of Solomon reigned in Judah. Rehoboam was
forty-one years old when he began to reign, and he reigned
seventeen years in Jerusalem, the city which Yahweh had chosen
out of all the tribes of Israel, to put his name there:
and his mother's name was Naamah the Ammonitess.
014:022 Judah did that which was evil in the sight of Yahweh, and they
provoked him to jealousy with their sins which they committed,
above all that their fathers had done.
014:023 For they also built them high places, and pillars, and Asherim,
on every high hill, and under every green tree;
014:024 and there were also sodomites in the land: they did according
to all the abominations of the nations which Yahweh drove
out before the children of Israel.
014:025 It happened in the fifth year of king Rehoboam, that Shishak
king of Egypt came up against Jerusalem;
014:026 and he took away the treasures of the house of Yahweh,
and the treasures of the king's house; he even took away all:
and he took away all the shields of gold which Solomon had made.
014:027 King Rehoboam made in their place shields of brass,
and committed them to the hands of the captains of the guard,
who kept the door of the king's house.
014:028 It was so, that as often as the king went into the house
of Yahweh, the guard bore them, and brought them back into
the guard chamber.
014:029 Now the rest of the acts of Rehoboam, and all that he did,
aren't they written in the book of the chronicles of the
kings of Judah?
014:030 There was war between Rehoboam and Jeroboam continually.
014:031 Rehoboam slept with his fathers, and was buried with his fathers in
the city of David: and his mother's name was Naamah the Ammonitess.
Abijam his son reigned in his place.
015:001 Now in the eighteenth year of king Jeroboam the son of Nebat
began Abijam to reign over Judah.
015:002 Three years reigned he in Jerusalem: and his mother's name
was Maacah the daughter of Abishalom.
015:003 He walked in all the sins of his father, which he had done
before him; and his heart was not perfect with Yahweh his God,
as the heart of David his father.
015:004 Nevertheless for David's sake did Yahweh his God give
him a lamp in Jerusalem, to set up his son after him,
and to establish Jerusalem;
015:005 because David did that which was right in the eyes of Yahweh,
and didn't turn aside from anything that he commanded
him all the days of his life, except only in the matter
of Uriah the Hittite.
015:006 Now there was war between Rehoboam and Jeroboam all the days
of his life.
015:007 The rest of the acts of Abijam, and all that he did,
aren't they written in the book of the chronicles of the kings
of Judah? There was war between Abijam and Jeroboam.
015:008 Abijam slept with his fathers; and they buried him in the city
of David: and Asa his son reigned in his place.
015:009 In the twentieth year of Jeroboam king of Israel began Asa
to reign over Judah.
015:010 Forty-one years reigned he in Jerusalem: and his mother's
name was Maacah the daughter of Abishalom.
015:011 Asa did that which was right in the eyes of Yahweh, as did
David his father.
015:012 He put away the sodomites out of the land, and removed all
the idols that his fathers had made.
015:013 Also Maacah his mother he removed from being queen,
because she had made an abominable image for an Asherah;
and Asa cut down her image, and burnt it at the brook Kidron.
015:014 But the high places were not taken away: nevertheless the heart
of Asa was perfect with Yahweh all his days.
015:015 He brought into the house of Yahweh the things that his father
had dedicated, and the things that himself had dedicated,
silver, and gold, and vessels.
015:016 There was war between Asa and Baasha king of Israel all their days.
015:017 Baasha king of Israel went up against Judah, and built Ramah,
that he might not allow anyone to go out or come in to Asa
king of Judah.
015:018 Then Asa took all the silver and the gold that were left
in the treasures of the house of Yahweh, and the treasures
of the king's house, and delivered them into the hand
of his servants; and king Asa sent them to Ben Hadad,
the son of Tabrimmon, the son of Hezion, king of Syria,
who lived at Damascus, saying,
015:019 [There is] a league between me and you, between my father and
your father: behold, I have sent to you a present of silver
and gold; go, break your league with Baasha king of Israel,
that he may depart from me.
015:020 Ben Hadad listened to king Asa, and sent the captains of
his armies against the cities of Israel, and struck Ijon,
and Dan, and Abel Beth Maacah, and all Chinneroth, with all
the land of Naphtali.
015:021 It happened, when Baasha heard of it, that he left off
building Ramah, and lived in Tirzah.
015:022 Then king Asa made a proclamation to all Judah; none was exempted:
and they carried away the stones of Ramah, and the timber of it,
with which Baasha had built; and king Asa built therewith
Geba of Benjamin, and Mizpah.
015:023 Now the rest of all the acts of Asa, and all his might,
and all that he did, and the cities which he built,
aren't they written in the book of the chronicles of the kings
of Judah? But in the time of his old age he was diseased
in his feet.
015:024 Asa slept with his fathers, and was buried with his fathers
in the city of David his father; and Jehoshaphat his son
reigned in his place.
015:025 Nadab the son of Jeroboam began to reign over Israel in the second
year of Asa king of Judah; and he reigned over Israel two years.
015:026 He did that which was evil in the sight of Yahweh, and walked
in the way of his father, and in his sin with which he made
Israel to sin.
015:027 Baasha the son of Ahijah, of the house of Issachar,
conspired against him; and Baasha struck him at Gibbethon,
which belonged to the Philistines; for Nadab and all Israel
were laying siege to Gibbethon.
015:028 Even in the third year of Asa king of Judah did Baasha kill him,
and reigned in his place.
015:029 It happened that, as soon as he was king, he struck all the house
of Jeroboam: he didn't leave to Jeroboam any who breathed,
until he had destroyed him; according to the saying of Yahweh,
which he spoke by his servant Ahijah the Shilonite;
015:030 for the sins of Jeroboam which he sinned, and with which
he made Israel to sin, because of his provocation with which
he provoked Yahweh, the God of Israel, to anger.
015:031 Now the rest of the acts of Nadab, and all that he did,
aren't they written in the book of the chronicles of the
kings of Israel?
015:032 There was war between Asa and Baasha king of Israel all their days.
015:033 In the third year of Asa king of Judah began Baasha
the son of Ahijah to reign over all Israel in Tirzah,
[and reigned] twenty-four years.
015:034 He did that which was evil in the sight of Yahweh, and walked
in the way of Jeroboam, and in his sin with which he made
Israel to sin.
016:001 The word of Yahweh came to Jehu the son of Hanani
against Baasha, saying,
016:002 Because I exalted you out of the dust, and made you prince over
my people Israel, and you have walked in the way of Jeroboam,
and have made my people Israel to sin, to provoke me to anger


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