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beaten gold went to one target.

16 And three hundred shields made he of
beaten gold : three hundred shekels of gold
went to one shield. And the king put them
in the house of the forest of Lebanon.

17 Moreover, the king made a great
throne of ivory, and overlaid it with pure

18 And there were six steps to the throne,
with a footstool of gold, which were fast-
ened to the throne, and t stays on each side
of the sitting-place, and two lions standing
by the stays :

19 And twelve lions stood there on the
one side and on the other upon the six
steps. There was not the like made in
any kingdom.

20 IF And all the drinking vessels of king






obout 992.

about ;i!i'_*.

t Hob.
fihut up.
II Or. there

was HO sil-
ver ill Ihom.


II Or. ele.



b ch. a 18.

d 1 Kings 4.
2(i. & JO. 20.
ch. 1. 14.

cl Kings 10.
11, aiiaug-


e 1 Kings 4.

P«. 72. a.
II That is,

e 1 Kings
10. 27.
cli. 1. 15.
t Heb. gave.

h 1 Kings
ch. 1. 16.

i 1 Kings
11. 41.

t Heb.

k 1 Kings
11. 29.
1 ch. 12.25.
&. 13. 22.

II Or,

m 1 Kings
11. 42, 43.


a 1 Kings

12. 1. ILC.

t Heb.

b 1 Kings
11. 40.

Solomon's reign and death.

Solomon were of gold, and all the vessels of
the house of the forest of Lebanon were of
tpure gold: ||none were of silver; it was
not any thing accounted of in the days of

21 For the king's ships went to Tarshish
with the servants of Huram : every three
years once came the ships of Tarshish bring-
ing gold, and silver, || ivory, and apes, and

22 And king Solomon passed all the kings
of the earth in riches and wisdom.

23 IT And all the kings of the earth sought
the presence of Solomon, to hear his wisdom,
that God had put in his heart.

24 And they brought every man his pre-
sent, vessels of silver, and vessels of gold, and
raiment, harness, and spices, horses, and
mules, a rate year by year.

25 IT And Solomon ^ had four thousand
stalls for horses and chariots, and twelve
thousand horsemen ; whom he bestowed in
the chariot-cities, and with the king at

26 H *And he reigned over all the kings
'"from the || river even unto the land of the
Philistines, and to the border of Egypt.

27 sAnd the king fmade silver in Jerusa-
lem as stones, and cedar-trees made he as the
sycamore-trees that are in the low plains in

28 ''And they brought unto Solomon
horses out of Egypt, and out of all lands.

29 H'Now the rest of the acts of Solo-
mon, first and last, are they not written in
the fbook of Nathan the prophet, and in
the prophecy of ""Ahijah the Shilonite, and
in the visions of 'Iddo the seer against Jero-
boam the son of Nebat ?

30 "And Solomon reigned in Jerusalem
over all Israel forty years.

31 And Solomon slept with his fathers,
and he was buried in the city of David his
father: and Rehoboam his son reigned in
his stead.


1 The Israelites, assembled at Shechem to crown Reho-
boam, by Jeroboam make a suit of relaxation unto him.
6 Rehoboam, refusing the old men's counsel, by the
advice of young men answereth them roughly. 16 Ten
tribes revolting kill Hadoram, and make Rehoboam to

AlS'D ''Rehoboam went to Shechem : for
to Shechem were all Israel come to
make him king.

2 And it came to pass, when Jeroboam
the son of Nebat, who was in Egypt, •'whi-
ther he had fled from the presence of Solomon
the king, heard it, that Jeroboam returned
out of Egypt.

3 And they sent and called him. bo


Rehoboam refusing the old men's counsel, II. CHRONICLES.

ten tribes revolt from him.

Jeroboam and all Israel came and spake to
Rehoboam, sayiiifr,

4 Thy father made our yoke grievous :
now therefore ease thou somewhat the
grievous servitude of thy father, and his
heavy yoke that he put upon us, and we
will serve thee.

5 And he said unto them. Come again
unto me after three days. And the people

6 IF And king Rehoboam took counsel with
the old men that had stood before Solomon
his father while he yet lived, saying. What
counsel give ye me to return answer to this
people ?

7 And they spake unto him, saying. If
thou be kind to this people, and please them,
and speak good words to them, they will be
thy servants for ever.

8 But he forsook the counsel which the
old men gave him, and took counsel with
the young men that were brought up with
him, that stood before him.

9 And he said unto them. What advice
give ye, that we may return answer to this
people, which have spoken to me, saying,
Ease somewhat the yoke that thy father did
put upon us ?

10 And the young men that were brought
up with him, spake unto him, saying. Thus
shalt thou answer the people that spake unto
thee, saying. Thy father made our yoke
heavy, but make thou it somewhat lighter
for us ; thus shalt thou say unto them, My
little ^?2o-er shall be thicker than my father's

11 For whereas my father tput a heavy
yoke upon you, I will put more to your
yoke : my father chastised you with whips,
but I will chastise you with scorpions.

12 So Jeroboam and all the people came
to Rehoboam on the third day, as the king
bade, saying. Come again to me on the third

13 And the king answered them roughly;
and king Rehoboam forsook the counsel of
the old men,

14 And answered them after the advice
of the young men, saying, My father made
your yoke heavy, but I will add thereto : my
father chastised you with whips, but I will
chastise you with scorpions.

15 So the king hearkened not unto the
people: "^for the cause was of God, that the
Lord might perform his word, which he
spake by the ''hand of Ahijah the Shilonite
to Jeroboam the son of Nebat.

16 1[ And when all Israel saw that the
king would not hearken unto them, the
people answered the king, saying, What







t Ileb


ed httiticlf.

e 1 Kings

12. 10.

a 1 Kin^s
12 21, &.e.

b ch. 12. 15.



c 1 Sam. 2.


J Kings 12.
15, il

(1 J Kings

11. 29.


portion have we in David ? and we have
none inheritance in the son of Jesse : every
man to your tents, O Israel: and now,
David, see to thine own house. So all Is-
rael went to their tents.

17 But as for the children of Israel that
dwelt in the cities of Judah, Rehoboam
reigned over them.

18 Then king Rehoboam sent Hadoram
that was over the tribute ; and the children
of Israel stoned him with stones, that he
died. , But king Rehoboam fmade speed
to get him up to his chariot, to flee to Jeru-

19 "And Israel rebelled against the house
of David unto this day.


1 Kehoboam raising an army to subdue Israel, is forbid-
den hy Shemaiali. 5 He strengtheneth his Itingdom
with forts and provision. 13 The priests and Leoites,
and snch as feared God, forsaken by Jeroboam,
strengthen the kingdom of Judah. 18 The wives and
children of Rehoboam.

AND ''when Rehoboam was come to
Jerusalem, he gathered of the house
of Judah and Benjamin an hundred and
fourscore thousand chosen men which were
warriors, to fight against Israel, that he
might bring the kingdom again to Reho-

2 But the word of the Lord came '•to
Shemaiah the man of God, saying,

3 Speak unto Rehoboam the son of Solo-
mon, king of Judah, and to all Israel in
Judah and Benjamin, saying,

4 Thus saith the Lord, Ye shall not go
up, nor fight against your brethren : return
every man to his house : for this thing is
done of me. And they obeyed the words
of the Lord, and returned from going
against Jeroboam.

5 H And Rehoboam dwelt in Jerusalem,
and built cities for defence in Judah.

6 He built even Beth-lehem, and Etam,
and Tekoa,

7 And Beth-zur, and Shoco, and Adul-

8 And Gath, and Mareshah, and Ziph,

9 And Adoraim, and Lachish, and Aze-

10 And Zorah, and Ajalon, and Hebron,
which are in Judah and in Benjamin, fenced

11 And he fortified the strong holds, and
put captains in them, and store of victual,
and of oil and wine.

12 And in every several city he put shields
and spears, and made them exceeding strong,
having Judah and Benjamin on his side.

13 H And the priests and the Levites that


JRehoboam's ivives and children.

li-p-re in all Israel f resorted to him out of all
their coasts.

14 (For the Levites left "their suburbs
and their possession, and came to Judah and
Jerusalem : for "^ Jeroboam and his sons had
cast them off from executing the priest's
office unto the Lord :

15 *And he ordained him priests for the
high places, and for ""the devils, and for sthe
calves which hehad made.)

16 '' And after them out of all the tribes
of Israel, such as set their hearts to seek the
Lord God of Israel came to Jerusalem, to
sacrifice unto the Lord God of their fa-

17 So they 'strengthened the kingdom of
Judah, and made Rehoboam the son of
Solomon strong, three years : for three years
they walked in the way of David and So-

18 IT And Rehoboam took him Mahalath
the daughter of Jerimoth the son of David
to wife, and Abihail the daughter of Eliab
the son of Jesse ;

19 Which bare him children, Jeush, and
Shamariah, and Zaham.

20 And after her he took ■= Maachah the
daughter of Absalam ; Avhich bare him Abi-
iah, and Attai, and Ziza, and Shelomith.

21 And Rehoboam loved Maachah the
daughter of Absalom above all his wives
and his concubines : (for he took eighteen
wives, and threescore concubines ; and be-
gat twenty and eight sons, and threescore

22 And Rehoboam ' made Abijah the son
of Maachah the chief, to be ruler among
his brethren : for he thought to make him

23 And he dealt wisely, and dispersed of
all his children throughout all the countries
of Judah and Benjamin, unto every fenced
city: and he gave them victual in abundance.
And he desired t many wives.

CHAP. xn.

1 Rehoboavi, forsaking the Lord, is punished by Shishak.
5 He and the princes, repenting at the preaching of
Shemaiah, are delivered from destruction, but notfroin,
spoil. 13 The reign and death of Rehoboam.

AND * it came to pass, when Rehoboam
had established the kingdom, and had
strengthened himself, •'he forsook the law of
the Lord, and all Israel with him.

2 "^And it came to pass, that in the fifth
year of king Rehoboam, Shishak king of
Egypt came up against Jerusalem, because
they had transgressed against the Lord,

3 With twelve hundred chariots, and
threescore thousand horsemen : and the
people were without number that came




t Hel).

to him,
c Numb. 35.

dch. 13.9.

1 Kinsa
Ja. 31. & 13.
33. & 14. 9.
Hos. 13. a.

r Lev. 17. 7.

1 Cur. 10.20.

fl Kings
3. 28.
h Sod
ch. 15. 9. &
30. 11, 18.

i ch. IS. 1.

k 2 Kines
JS. 2.

Sho ia called
the daughter
of Uriel,
ch. 13. 2.




1 See

Deut. 21. 15,
10, 17.

t Heb.

a miittitude


a ch. 11. 17.

b 1 Kings
14. 22, 23,

c 1 Kings
14. 24. 55

d ch. 16. 8.

e cli. 11. 2.

r ch. 15. 2.

E Jam. 4.10.

h Exod. 9.


i 1 Kings
21 28,29.

II Or, a

liute while*

k See
Isai. 26. 13.
1 DcuL 2a
47, 48.

m 1 Kings
14. 25, 2B.

n 1 Kings
10. 16, 17.
ch. 9. 15, 16.

o 2 Sam. 8.

II Or, and

pet in Judah

there were

pood things:

See Gen. 18.

24. &

1 Kings 14.


ch. 19. 3.

p 1 Kings

14. 21.

q ch. 6. 6.

li Or, Jixcd.

T Heb.
r ch. 9. 29.
&, 13. 22.
s 1 Kings
14. 30.

He is punished by Shishak.

with him but of Egypt; ^the Lubims, the
Sukkiims, and the Ethiopians.

4 And he took the fenced cities which
pertained to Judah, and came to Jerusalem.

5 H Then came « Shemaiah the prophet to
Rehoboam, and fo the princes of Judah, that
were gathered together to Jerusalem because
of Shishak, and said unto them. Thus saith
the Lord, •■ Ye have forsaken me, and there-
fore have I also left you in the hand of

6 Whereupon the princes of Israel, and the
king s humbled themselves ; and they said,
^ The Lord is righteous.

7 And when the Lord saw that they
humbled themselves, ' the word of the Lord
came to Shemaiah, saying, They have hum-
bled themselves ; therefore I will not destroy
them, but I will grant them || some dehver-
ance ; and my wrath shall not be poured out
upon Jerusalem by the hand of Shishak.

8 Nevertheless ''they shall be his servants,
that they may know 'my service, and the ser-
vice of the kingdoms of the countries.

9 ™ So Shishak king of Egypt came up
against Jerusalem, and took away the trea-
sures 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 had "made.

10 Instead of which, king Rehoboam made
shields of brass, and committed them "to the
hands of the chief of the guard, that kept
the entrance of the king's house.

11 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.

12 And when he humbled himself, the
wrath of the Lord turned from him, that he
would not destroy him altogether : || and also
in Judah things went well.

13 "T So king Rehoboam strengthened
himself in Jerusalem, and reigned : for
p Rehoboam was one and forty years old
when he began to reign, and he reigned
seventeen years in Jerusalem, ithe city
which the Lord had chosen out of all the
tribes of Israel, to put his name there.
And his mother's name loas Naamah an

14 And he did evil, because he || prepared
not his heart to seek the Lord.

15 Now the acts of Rehoboam, first and
last, are they not written in the t book of
Shemaiah the prophet, 'and of Iddo the seer
concerning genealogies? "And there were
wars between Rehoboam and Jeroboam

continually. . , , . r i.

16 And Rehoboam slept with his fathers,


Abijah maheth war against Jeroboam, II. CHEONICLES.

and was buried in the city of David : and
'Abijah his son reigned in his stead.

and overcometh him.


1 Abijah succeeding maketk war against Jeroboam. 4
He declareth the right of his cause. 13 Trmting in
God he overcometh Jeroboam. 21 The luioes and chil-
dren of Abijah.

ATOW ^in the eighteenth year of king
XM Jeroboam began Abijah to reign over

2 He reigned three years in Jerusalem.
His mother's name also was ^ Michaiah the
daughter of Uriel of Gibeah. And there was
war between Abijah and Jeroboam.

3 And Abijah t set the battle in array
with an army of valiant men of war, even
four hundred thousand chosen men : Jero-
boam also set the battle in array against him
with eight hundred thousand chosen men,
being mighty men of valour.

4 H And Abijah stood up upon mount
"Zemaraim, which is in mount Ephraim,
and said, Hear me, thou Jeroboam, and all
Israel ;

5 Ought ye not to know that the Lord
God of Israel ^ gave the kingdom over Israel
to David for ever, even to him and to his
sons "^by a covenant of salt ?

6 Yet Jeroboam the son of Nebat the ser-
vant of Solomon the son of David, is risen
up, and hath ^r-ebelled against his lord.

7 And there are gathered unto him ? vain
men, the children of Belial, and have
strengthened themselves against Rehoboam
the son of Solomon, when Rehoboam was
young and tender-hearted, and could not
withstand them.

8 And now ye think to withstand the
kingdom of the Lord in the hand of the
sons of David ; and ye be a great multitude,
and there are with you golden calves, which
Jeroboam ^ made you for gods.

9 'Have ye not cast out the priests of
the Lord, the sons of Aaron, and the
Levites, and have made you priests after the
manner of the nations of other lands ? "^ so
that whosoever cometh fto consecrate him-
self with a young bullock and seven rams,
the same may be a priest of them that are
no gods.

10 But as for us, the Lord is our God,
and we have not forsaken him; and the
priests, which minister unto the Lord, are
the sons of Aaron, and the Levites wait
upon their business :

11 'And they burn unto the Lord every
morning and every evening burnt-sacrifices
and sweet incense: the ">shew-bread also set
they in order upon the pure table ; and the
candlestick of gold with the lamps thereof



t 1 Kinea
14. 31,

a 1 Kings
15. 1, &=.

b See
ch. 11.20.

t Heb.
boitvd to-
ff i liter.

c .Tosh. 18.

d 2 Sam. 7.
12, 13, 16.

c Numb. 18.

f 1 KingBll.
20. & 12. 20.

e Judg. 0.4.

h 1 Kin?!!

12. 28. & 14.


Hos. 8. 6.

i ch. 11. 14,


k Exod. 29.


t Uch.tuM

his hfiiid :

Hue E.\ud.

2y. 1.

Lev. 8. 2.

m Lev. 24. 6.




n Exod. 27.
20, 21.
Lev. 24. 2,

o Numb. 10.

p Acts 5. 39.

Q cli 14. 12.

r 1 Ciiron.
5. 20.
Ps. 22. 5.

s Josh. 15. 9.

t 1 Sam. 25.

u 1 Kings
14. 20.

II Or, com-
X cli. 12. )5.

a 1 Kings
15. 8, ic.

about 951.
b Hue
1 Kings 15.

ch. 15. 17.
c Exod. 34.

t Ileb.
d 1 Kings
11. 7.

"to burn every evening: for we keep the
charge of the Lord our God; but ye have
forsaken him.

12 And behold, God himself is with us
for our captain, "and his priests with sound-
ing trumpets to cry alarm against you. O
children of Israel, p fight ye not against the
Lord God of your fathers ; for ye shall not

13 H But Jeroboam caused an ambushment
to come about behind them : so they were
before Judah, and the ambushment was be-
hind them.

14 And when Judah looked back, behold,
the battle was before and behind : and they
cried unto the Lord, and the priests sounded
with the trumpets.

15 Then the men of Judah gave a shout ;
and as the men of Judah shouted, it came
to pass, that God i smote Jeroboam and all
Israel before Abijah and Judah.

16 And the children of Israel fled before
Judah : and God delivered them into their

17 And Abijah and his people slew them
Avith a great slaughter : so there fell down
slain of Israel five hundred thousand chosen

18 Thus the children of Israel were
brought under at that time, and the children
of Judah prevailed, ''because they relied
upon the Lord God of their fathers.

19 And Abijah pursued after Jeroboam,
and took cities from him, Beth-el with the
towns thereof, and Jeshanah with the towns
thereof, and = Ephraim with the towns thereof.

20 Neither did Jeroboam recover strength
again in the days of Abijah : and the Lord
' struck him, and "he died.

21 II But Abijah waxed mighty, and mar-
ried fourteen wives, and begat tAventy and
two sons, and sixteen daughters.

22 And the rest of the acts of Abijah,
and his ways, and his sayings, are written in
the II story of the prophet ^Iddo.


1 Asa succeeding destroyeth idolatry. 6 Having peace,-
he siren o-therieth his kingdom with forts and armies.
9 Calling on God,he oiierthrowcth Zerah, and spoileth
the Elhiopiaiu.

SO Abijah slept with his fathers, and they
buried him in the city of David : and
■^Asa his son reigned in his stead. In his
days the land was quiet ten years.

2 And Asa did that which was good and
right in the eyes of the Lord his God :

3 For he took away the altars of the
strange gods, and ''the high places, and
" brake down the f images, ^ and cut down
the groves :


Asa overcometh Zerah and the Ethiopians. CHAP. XV.

4 And commanded Judah to seek the
Lord God of their fathers, and to do the
law and the commandment.

5 Also he took away out of all the cities
of Judah the high places and the t images :
and the kingdom was quiet before him.

6 IT And he built fenced cities in Judah :
for the land had rest, and he had no war in
those years ; because the Lord had given
him rest.

7 Therefore he said unto Judah, Let us
build these cities, and make about them walls,
and towers, gates, and bars, while the land is
yet before us; because we have sought the
Lord our God, we have sought him, and he
hath given us rest on every side. So they
built, and prospered.

8 And Asa had an army of men that
bare targets and spears, out of Judah three
hundred thousand; and out of Benjamin,
that bare shields and drew bows, two hun-
dred and fourscore thousand : all these were
mighty men of valour.

9 IT «And there came out against them
Zerah the Ethiopian, with anhost of a thou-
sand thousand, and three hundred chariots;
and came unto ''Mareshah.

10 Then Asa went out against him, and
they set the battle in array in the valley of
Zephathah at Mareshah.

11 And Asa & cried unto the Lord his
God, and said, Lord, it is ''nothing with
thee to help, whether with many, or with
them that have no power : help us, O Lord
our God ; for we rest on thee, and ' in thy
name we go against this multitude. O Lord,
thou art our God ; let not || man prevail
against thee.

12 So the Lord ^ smote the Ethiopians
before Asa, and before Judah ; and the
Ethiopians fled.

13 And Asa and the people that were
with him pursued them unto ' Gerar : and
the Ethiopians were overthrown, that they
could not recover themselves ; for they
were fdestroyed before the Lord, and before
his host ; and they carried away very much

14 And they smote all the cities round
about Gerar; for ™the fear of the Lord
came upon them : and they spoiled all the
cities ; for there was exceeding much spoil
in them.

15 They smote also the tents of cattle,
and carried away sheep and camels in abun-
dance, and returned to Jerusalem.


1 Asa with Judah and many of Israel, moved by the
.prophecy of Azariah the son of Oded, make a solemn
covenant with God. 16 He putteth down Maachah his


about 951,

t Heb. aun

e ch. 16. 8.

f Josh. Iri.

e Exod. 14.


ch. 13. 14.

Ps. 22. 5.

h 1 Sam. 14.

i 1 Sam. 17.


Prov. 18. 10.

II Or, mor-
tal man.

k ch. 13. 15.

1 Gen. 10.
19. & 20. 1.

t Heb.

m Gen. 35.


ch. 17. 10.




a Numb. 34.


Judg. 3. 10.

ch. 20. 14.

& 34. 30.

f Hob.

before Aaa.

b James 4.


c vor. 4. 15.

1 Cliron. 28.


ch. 33. 12,


Jar. 29. 13.

Matt. 7. 7.

d ch. 34. 20.

e Hos.3.4.

f Lev. 10. 11.

h Judg. S.

i Matt. 24. 7.
J Heb.
beaten in

t Heb.
tions. '

I ch. 11. 16.

t Heb.

m that day.

it ch. 14. 13.

o 3 Kings
23. 3.
ch. 34. 31.
Neh. 10.29.

p Ezod. 33.

g Deut. 13.
5, 9, 15.

Asa maketh a covenant with God.

mother for her idolatry. 18 He bringeth dedicate
things into the house of God, and enjoyeth a long

AND nhe Spirit of God came upon Aza-
riah the son of Oded :

2 And he went out to f meet Asa, and
said unto him. Hear ye me, Asa, and all
Judah and Benjamin ; ''The Lord is with
you, while ye be with him ; and <=if ye seek .
him, he will be found of you; but ^if ye for-
sake him, he will forsake you.

3 Now *for a long season Israel hath been
without the true God, and without *'a teach-
ing priest, and without law.

4 But ewhen they in their trouble did
turn unto the Lord God of Israel, and sought
him, he was found of them.

5 And ''in those times there was no peace
to him that went out, nor to him that came
in, but great vexations were upon all the
inhabitants of the countries.

6 'And nation was f destroyed of nation,
and city of city : for God did vex them with
all adversity.

7 Be ye strong therefore, and let not your
hands be weak ; for your work shall be

8 And when Asa heard these words, and
the prophecy of Oded the prophet, he took
courage, and put away the f abominable idols
out of all the land of Judah and Benjamin,
and out of the cities ^ which he had taken
from mount Ephraim, and renewed the altar
of the Lord, that was before the porch of
the Lord.

9 And he gathered all Judah and Benjamin,
and ' the strangers with them out of Ephraim
and Manasseh, and out of Simeon : for they
fell to him out of Israel in abundance, when
they saw that the Lord his God was with

10 So they gathered themselves together
at Jerusalem in the third month, in the fif-
teenth year of the reign of Asa.

11 ""And they offered unto the Lord
t the same time, of ■' the spoil which they
had brought, seven hundred oxen and seven

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