2 Chronicles 12
Rehoboam, forsaking the LORD, is punished by Shishak.
2 Chronicles 12:1 And when Rehoboam had stablyshed the kingdome, & made it stronge he forsoke the law of the Lorde, & all Israell wyth hym, 2 Chronicles 12:2 wherfore the fyft yeare of kynge Rehoboam, Sesac the kynge of Egypte came vp agaynste Ierusalem, because they had transgressed agaynst the Lord, 2 Chronicles 12:3 with twelue hundred charettes and thre skore thousande horsmen. And the people were wythout nombre that came wyth him oute of Egypte, with them of Lybia, and the Succhites and the blackemores. 2 Chronicles 12:4 And they toke the stronge cytyes that were 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 Semeiah the Prophete to Rehoboam & to the Lordes of Iuda that were gathered to Ierusalem for feare of Sesac, & saide to them: thus sayth the Lorde: ye haue left me, & therfore wyll I leue you also in the handes of Sesac. 2 Chronicles 12:6 Wherevpon the Lordes of Israel & the kyng humbled them selues and sayde: the Lorde is ryghteous. 2 Chronicles 12:7 And when the Lord saw that they submytted themselues, the worde of the Lorde came to Semeiah, sayinge: they meke them selues, and therfor I wyl not destroy them. But I wyll delyuer them somewhat, & my wrath shall not falle vpon Ierusalem. 2 Chronicles 12:8 Neuerthelater they shalbe hys seruauntes, to know what dyfference is betwene my seruice and the seruyce of the kyngedomes of other landes. 2 Chronicles 12:9 And Sesac kynge of Egypte came to Ierusalem, and toke awaye the treasures of the house of the Lorde, and the treasures of the kynges house, & shortlye he toke all. And he toke also the shyldes of goulde whiche Salomon made. 2 Chronicles 12:10 In steade of whiche kynge Rehoboam made shyldes of brasse, & put them in þe kepyng of the capytaynes of hys garde whiche wayted in the gate of the kynges house. 2 Chronicles 12:11 And as ofte as the kynge wente to the house of the Lorde, the garde wente, and fet them, & brought them agayne vnto the garde chambre. 2 Chronicles 12:12 And so because he humbled hym self, the wrath of the Lorde turned from hym, & destroyed not al together. And therto there were manye good thynges yet in Iuda.
The reign and death of Rehoboam.
2 Chronicles 12:13 And kinge Rehoboam waxed myghtye in Ierusalem, and raygned. And Rehoboam was .xli. yeare olde when he was made kynge, and he raygned .xvij. yeares in Ierusalem the citie which the Lorde had chosen out of all the trybes of Israell to put hys name there. And his mothers name was Naamah an Ammonite. 2 Chronicles 12:14 And he dyd euyll: for he prepared not hys herte to seke the Lorde. 2 Chronicles 12:15 The actes of Rehoboam fyrst and last are written in the sayinges of Semeiah the Prophete, & of Ado the sear of vysyons, so muche as hys genealogye, and the perpetuall warre þt was betwene Rehoboam & Ieroboam during theyr lyfe. 2 Chronicles 12:16 And Rehoboam layd him to slepe wt his fathers, & was buried in the citie of Dauid and Abiah hys sonne raygned in hys steade.