2 Chronicles 12
Rehoboam, forsaking the LORD, is punished by Shishak.
2 Chronicles 12:1 And it came to passe, that when Rehoboam had stablysshed the kyngdome, and became myghtye, he forsoke the lawe of the Lorde, and all Israel with him. 2 Chronicles 12:2 And it fortuned, that in the fyfte yeare of kynge Rehoboam, Sesac the kyng of Egypte came vp agaynst Ierusalem, because they had transgressed agaynst the Lorde 2 Chronicles 12:3 wt .xii.C. charettes, and .lx.M. horsmen. And the people were without nombre, that came with hym out of Egypte Lubim, Sukkim, and the blackmores. 2 Chronicles 12:4 And they toke the stronge cyties in Iuda, and came to Ierusalem.
He and the princes, repenting at the preaching of Shemaiah, are delivered from destruction, but not from spoil.
2 Chronicles 12:5 Then came Semeia þe prophete to Rehoboam & to the Lordes of Iuda, that were gathered together within Ierusalem for Sesac, and sayd vnto them: thus sayd the Lord, ye haue left me, & therfore haue I also left you in þe handes of Sesac. 2 Chronicles 12:6 Wherupon the lordes of Israel and the kynge humbled them selues, and sayde, the Lorde is ryghteous. 2 Chronicles 12:7 And whan the Lorde sawe that they submitted themselues, the worde of þe Lorde cam to Semeia, sayinge: They submitte them selues, therfore I wyll not destroye them. But I wyll delyuer them somwhat, and my wrath shall not burne vpon Ierusalem by þe hande of Sesac. 2 Chronicles 12:8 Neuerthelesse, they shalbe hys seruauntes, to knowe what difference is betwene my seruice, and the seruice of the kyngdomes of the worlde. 2 Chronicles 12:9 And so Sesac kynge of Egypte came to Ierusalem, and toke awaye the treasures of the house of the Lorde, and the treasures of þe kynges house: he toke euen all. And he caryed awaye the shyldes of golde, which Salomon made. 2 Chronicles 12:10 In steade of which, kynge Rehoboam made shyldes of brasse, and commytted them to the handes of the captaynes which had þe ouersyght of the fotemen, and that kept the entraunce of þe kynges house. 2 Chronicles 12:11 And it came to passe, that when the kynge entred into the house of the Lorde, the garde came & fet them, and brought them agayne vnto the garde chambre. 2 Chronicles 12:12 And when he humbled hymselfe, the wrath of the Lorde turned from hym, that he wolde not destroye all together. And in Iuda all was well.
The reign and death of Rehoboam.
2 Chronicles 12:13 And so kyng Rehoboam waxed myghty & raygned in Ierusalem. And Rehoboam was .xli. yere olde, when he began to raygne, & he raygned .xvii. yeres in Ierusalem, the cytie which the Lorde had chosen out of all the trybes of Israel to put his name there. And hys mothers name was Naama an Ammonitesse. 2 Chronicles 12:14 And he dyd euyll, because he prepared not hys hert to seke the Lorde. 2 Chronicles 12:15 The actes also of Rehoboam, fyrst and last, are they not wrytten in þe sayinges of Semeia the prophete, and of Iddo the fear which noted the genealogie? and there was warre alwaye betwene Rehoboam & Ieroboam. 2 Chronicles 12:16 And Rehoboam slept wt his fathers, and was buryed in the cytie of Dauid, and Abia his sonne raygned in his steade.