1 Kings 14
Abijah being sick, Jeroboam sendeth his wife disguised with presents to the prophet Ahijah at Shiloh.
1 Kings 14:1 At that tyme Abiah the sonne of Ieroboam fell sicke. 1 Kings 14:2 And Ieroboam sayde vnto his wyfe: vp a feloweshyppe, & chaunge thyne apparel that thou be not knowen to be the wyfe of Ieroboam, and get the to Siloh. For there is Ahiah the Prophete whiche tolde me that I shulde be kyng ouer this people. 1 Kings 14:3 And take wyth the ten loues, and cracknelles and a cruse of honye, and go to hym: for he wyll tell the what shall come of þe lad. 1 Kings 14:4 And Ieroboams wyfe dyd so: she arose and went to Siloh, and came to the house of Ahiah. But Ahiah coulde not se, for hys eyes were waxen dymme for age.
Ahijah, forewarned by God, denounceth God's judgment.
1 Kings 14:5 And the Lorde sayde vnto Ahiah: beholde, the wyfe of Ieroboam commeth, to questyon wyth the aboute her sonne whiche is sycke. Thys wyse and thys wyse aunswere her. And when she came, she feyned her selfe to be another woman. 1 Kings 14:6 But when Ahiah hearde the sounde of her fete as she come to the dore, he sayde: come in thou wyfe of Ieroboam, why feynest thou thy selfe to be another? I am sent to the a cruell messenger. 1 Kings 14:7 Go and tell Ieroboam, thus sayth the Lorde God of Israell: for as muche as I exalted the from amonge the comen people and made the prince ouer my people Israel, 1 Kings 14:8 and dyd rent the kyngdome awaye from the house of Dauid, and gaue it the: and thou haste not bene as was my seruaunte Dauid, whiche kept my commaundementes and folowed me wyth all hys herte, to do that onlye whiche semeth ryght in myne eyes: 1 Kings 14:9 but haste done euyll aboue all that were before the, and haste gone and made the other Gods and ymages of metal, to prouoke me, and hast caste me behynde thy backe: 1 Kings 14:10 therfore beholde I wil bring euyll vpon the house of Ieroboam, and wyll stryke from Ieroboam al that pysseth against the wall, and whatsoeuer is in preson or forsaken in Israel, and wyll take awaye the remnaunt of the house of Ieroboam, as men take awaye a dong hyll, tyll it be consumed. 1 Kings 14:11 And whosoeuer of Ieroboams house dye in the toune, hym shall the dogges eate, and hym þt dyeth in the felde, shall the foules of the ayre eate: for the Lorde hath sayde it, 1 Kings 14:12 vp and get the to thyne house, and as sone as thy fote entereth the cytye, the lad shall dye. 1 Kings 14:13 Howe be it al Israell shall mourne hym, and burye hym, for thys onely of all Ieroboam shall come to the sepulchre, because in hym there is founde goodnesse towarde the Lorde God of Israell in the house of Ieroboam. 1 Kings 14:14 Moreouer the Lorde shall stere hym vp a kynge ouer Israell whiche shall destroye the house of Ieroboam in that daye. And what is that that is now in hande? 1 Kings 14:15 And the Lorde shal smyte Israel, as a rede that groweth in the water, is shaken, and wyl wede Israell oute of thys good lande which he gaue to theyr fathers, and wyll skatter them beyounde Euphrates, because they haue made them groues to angre the Lorde. 1 Kings 14:16 And he wyll geue Israell vp, because of the synne of Ieroboam wherewith he dyd synne and made Israell synne therto.
Abijah dieth, and is buried.
1 Kings 14:17 And Ieroboams wyfe arose, and departed, and went to Therzah, & be that she was come to the tresholde of the dore, the lad was dead. 1 Kings 14:18 And all Israel buryed hym, and lamented hym, accordyng to the worde of the Lorde which he spake by the hande of hys seruaunt Ahiah the Prophete.
Nabab succeedeth Jeroboam.
1 Kings 14:19 And the rest of the deades of Ieroboam, how he warred, and howe, he raygned, are wrytten in the boke of the storyes of the kynges of Israell. 1 Kings 14:20 And the dayes whiche Ieroboam raygned, were .xxij. yeare. And then he rested wyth hys fathers, and Nadab hys sonne raygned in hys steade.
Rehoboam's wicked reign.
1 Kings 14:21 And Rehoboam the sonne of Salomon raygned in Iuda, and was .xli. yeare old when he beganne to raygne and raygned .xvij. year in Ierusalem the cytye whiche the Lorde had chosen oute of all the trybes of Israell, to put hys name there. Hys mothers name was Naamah an Ammonyte. 1 Kings 14:22 And Iuda wroughte wyckednesse in the syght of the Lord, and angred hym aboue all that theyr fathers dyd, wt theyr synne whiche they synned. 1 Kings 14:23 For they also made them hyll aulters & Images & groues on euerye hye hyl, and vnder euery grene tre. 1 Kings 14:24 And therto there was a stues of male chyldren in the lande, and they dyd according to all the abhomynacyons of the nacions whiche the Lorde cast out before the chyldren of Israel.
Shishak spoileth Jerusalem.
1 Kings 14:25 And the fyfte yeare of kynge Rehoboam came Sesack kynge of Egypte vp to Ierusalem 1 Kings 14:26 & toke awaye the treasure of the house of the Lorde, and the treasure of the kynges house & all that was to be had. And he toke away the shyldes of goulde which Salomon made. 1 Kings 14:27 In whose steade kynge Rehoboam made brasen shyldes, & put them in the kepynge of the captaynes of the garde which wayted at the dore of the kynges house. 1 Kings 14:28 And as ofte as the kynge wente into the house of the Lorde, they of his garde bare them, & euer brought them againe into the garde chambre.
Abijam succeedeth Rehoboam.
1 Kings 14:29 The reste of the Actes of kynge Rehoboam and all he dyd, are wrytten in the boke of the Actes of the kynges of Iuda. 1 Kings 14:30 And there was warre betwene Rehoboam and Ieroboam al theyr lyues. 1 Kings 14:31 And Rehoboam layd hym to rest wyth hys fathers, & was buryed with hys fathers in the cyty of Dauid. And hys mothers name was Naamah an Ammonyte. And Abiam hys sonne raygned in hys Rome.