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Rehoboam follorreth dad caunsel. CHAP. XII.

Jerpbaan't Idolatrya Egypt, heard of 11, (for be was fled to thine own house, David. So Israel from the presence of king Solomon, departed unto their tents. and deroboam dwelt in Egypt ;)

17 But as for the children of Israel 3. That they scot and called him which dwelt in the cities of Judah, And Jerohoni and all the congre-Reboboam reigned over them. gation of Israel cane, and spake unto 19 Then king Rehoboam sent AnoRetioloain, saying,

ram, who was over the tribute ; and 4. Thy father made our yoke griev-all Israel stoned him with stones, that Ous: now therefore make thou the he died. Therefore king Reboboam grievous service of thy father, and bis made speed to get him up to his chaheavy yoke which he put upon us, riots to fee to Jerusalem. ligbrer, and we will serve thee.

19 So Israel rebelled against the 5 And he said unto tbem, Depart bouse of David unto this day. yet for three days, then come again to 20 C And : caine to pass, when all nie.

And the people departed. Israel beard that Jeroboam was come 6. And king, Rehoboam consulted again, tbat they sent and called bim with the old inen, that stood before unto the congregation, and made hin Solomon bis father while he yet lived, king over all Israel : there was none and said, How do ye advise that I may that followed the house of David, but answer this people?

tbe tribe of Judah only. 7 And they spake unto him, saying, 91 9 And when Rehoboain was come If thou wilt be a servant unto this 10 Jerusalem, he assembled all the people this day, and wilt serve thein, house of Judah, with the tribe of Benjaand answer them, and speak good min, an bundred and fourscore thouwords to them, then they will be thy sand chosen men, which were warriors, servants for ever.

to fight against the house of Israel, to 8 But he forsook the counsel of the bring the kingdom again to Rehoboam ald men, which they bar! given bim, the son of Solomon. and consulted with the young inen 29 But the word of God came unto that were grown up with bim, and Shemaiah the man of God, saying, which stood before him:

23 Speak unto Rehoboam, the son 9 And he said unto them, what of Solomon, king of Judah, and unto rounsel give ye tbat we may answer all the bouse of Judah and Benjamin, this people, who bave spoken to ine, and to the remnant of toe people, saying, Make the yoke which thy father saying, did put upon us lag bler?

24 Tbus saith the LORD, Ye shall 10 And the young men that were not go up, nor fight against your bregrown up with him spake unto bim, thren the children of Israelreturn saying, Thus shalt thou speak unto every man' to liis house ; for this thing this people that spake unto tbee, say is from me. They beaskened therefore ing, Thy farber made our yoke heavy, to the word of the LORD, and returned dut make thou it ligbter unto us ; thus to depart, according to the word of the shalt thou say unto them, My little LORD. finger shall be thicker than my father's 25 Then Jeroboam built Shechem Soins.

in mount Ephraim, arid dwelt tberein ;' 11 And now whereas my father did and went out from thence, and built lade you with a heavy yoke, I will add Penuel. so your poke: my father hath chas 26 And Jeroboam said in his heart, fised you with whips, but I will chastise Now shall the kingdom return to the you with scorpions.

house of David: 12 4 So Jeroboam and all the people 27 If this people go up to do sacrifice came to Rehoboarn the third day, as in the house of the LORD at Jerusalem, the king bad appointed, saying, Come then shall the heart of this people turn to me again the third day,

again unto their lord, cuen unto Rebo13 And the king answered the peo- boam king of Judah, and they shall kill ple roughly, and forsook the old inen's me, and go again to Rehoboam king counsel that they gave him;

of Judah. 14 And spake to them after the coun. 29 Whereupon the king took counsel, sel of the young men, saying, My father and made two calves of goid, and said made your yoke heavy, and I will add unto them, It is too much for you to to your yoke : my father also chastised go up to Jerusalem; behold thy gods, you with whips, but I will chastise you ó Istael, which brought thee up out of with scorpions.

the land of Egypt. 15 Wherefore the king hearkened not 29 and be set the one in Beth-el, unto the people; for the cause was and the other put he in Dan. from the LORD, that be might perform 30 And this thing became a sin: for his saying, which the LORD spake by the people went to worship before the Ahijah the sbilonite unto Jeroboam the one, çuen unto Dan. son of Nebat.

31 And he made an house of hga 16 So when all Israel saw that the places, and made priests of the lowest king bearkened not unto tbem, the of the people, which were not of the people answered the king, saying, sons of Levi. What portion bave we in David ? nei 32 And Jeroboam ordained a feas ther have we inheriiance in the son of in the eighth montli, on the fifteent! Jesse : lo sour tents, O Israel: aow see day of the mouth pake unto die feat

Probeam's hand withereen. 1. KINGS. The prophet's disobedience. Bar is in Judah, and he offered upon king, them they told also to their the altar. So did be in Beth-el, sa- father. crificing unto the calves that he had 19 And their father said unto them, made: and he placed in Beth-el tbe what' way went be for his sons bad priests of the high places which he seen what way the man of God weni, bad made.

which came from Judah. 33 So he offered upon the altar which 13 And he said unto his sons, Saddle he had made in Beth-el the fifteenth me the ass. So they saddled him the day of the eighth month, even in the ass: and be rode thereon, month which he had devised of his 14 And went after the inan ot God, own heart; and ordained a feast_unto and found him sitting under an oak: the children of Israel: and he offered and he said unto him, Art thou the upon the altar, and burnt incease. nian of God that camest from Judah?

And he said, I am.
CHAP. XII.

15 Then he said unto him, Come AN

ND behold, there came a man of bome with me, and eat bread.

God out of Judah by the word of 16 And be said, I may not return the LORD unto Beth-el : and Jeroboam with thee, nor go in with thee: neistood by the altar to burn incense.

ther will í eat bread nor drink water 2 And be cried inst the altar in with thee in this place: the word of the LORD, and said, o 17 For it was said to me by the word altar, altar, thus saith the LORD ; Be of the LORD, Thou shalt eat no bread hold, a child shall be born unto the nor drink water tbere, npr tun again house of David, Josiah by name, and to go by the way that thou camest. upon tbee shall be offer the priests of 18 He said unto bim, I am a prophet the high places that burn incense also as thou art ; and an angel spake upon thee, and men's hones shall be into me by the word of the LORD, burnt upon thee.

saying, Bring him back with thee into 3. And be gave a sign the same day, thine house, that he may eat bread saying, This is the sign which the and drink water. But be lied unto LORD hatb spoken; Behold, the altar him. shall be rent, and the ashes that are 19 So he went back witb him, and upon it shall be poured out.

did eat bread in his house, and dran's 4 | And it came to pass, when king water. Jeroboam heard the saying of the man 20 And it came to pass, as they of God, which bad cried against the sat at the table, that the word of the altar in Beth-e?, that he put fortt bis LORD came unto the prophet that hand from the altar, saying, Lay hold brought him back: on him. And his band, which he put 21 And he cried unto the man of forth against him, dried up, so that God that came from Judab, saying, he could not pull it in again to bim. Thus saith the LORD, Forasrnuch as

3 The altar also was rent, and the thou hast disobeyed the mouth of the ashes poured out from the altar, ac- LORD, and bast not kept the com cording to the sign which the inan mandment which the LORD thy God of God had given by the word of the commanded thee, LORD.

29 But carnest back, and hast eaten 6 And the king answered and said bread and drunk water in the place. unto the man of God, Entreat now the of the wbich the LORD did say to thee face of the LORD thy God, and pray Eat no bread, and drink no water; thy for me, that my hand may be restored carcase shall not come unto the sepulme again. "And the mari of God be core of thy fathers. sought the LORD, and the king's hand 93 | And it came to pass, after be was restored him again, and became had eaten bread, and after he had as it was before.

drunk, that be saddled for bim the ass, 7. And the king said unto the man to teil, for tbe prophet whom he had or God, Come home with me, and re- brought back. fresh thysell, and I will give thee a

24 And wben he was gone, a lion reward.

met him by the way, and slew bim: 8 And the man of God said unto the and his carcase was cast in the way, king, if thou wilt give me half thine and the ass stood by it, the lion also house, I will not go in with thee, nei- stood by the carcase ther will I eat bread nor drink water And behold, men passed by, and in this place,

saw the carcase cast in tbe way, and 9 For so was it charged me by the the lion standing by the carcase and word of the LORD, saying, Eat no they came and cold it in the city where bread, nor drink water, nor turn again the old prophet dwelt, by the same way that thou camest. 26 9 And when the prophet that

10 So he went another away, and re- brought him hack from the way heard turned not by the way that he came inereof, he said, It is the man of God, to Beth-el.

who was disobedient unto the word of 11 Now there dweit an old prophet the LORD: therefore the LORD hath in Beth-el: and his sons canie and told delivereg am unto the job, wnich Hiin all the works that the man of God hath torn him, and slain him, 'accord A done that day in Beth-el: the ing to the word of the LORD), whicu us ww.cb he had spoken unto the he spate uutu Laut.

The prophet's death and burial. CHAP. $18. Jeroboam threatenek.

27. And he spake to his sons, saying, and made thee prince over my people Saddle me the ass. And they saddled Israel,

8 And rent the kingdom away from 28 And he went and found his car- the bouse of David, and gave it thee : case cast in the way, and the ass and and yet thou bast not been as my ser. the lion standing by the carcase: the vant David, who kept my cominand. lion had not eaten the carcase, not ments, and who followed me with all torn the ass.

his heart, to do that only which was 29 And the prophet took up the car. right in mine eyes ; case of the man of God, and laid it 9 But hast done evil above all that upon the ass, and brought it back : were before thee : for thou hast gone and the old propbet came to the city, and marle thee other gods, and molten to mourn and to bury him.

images, to provoke me to anger, and 30 And be laid his carcase in his bast cast me behind thy back : own grave ; and they mourned over 10 Therefore behold, I will bring him, saying, Alas, my brother! evil upon the house of Jeroboam, and

31 And it came to pass, after he had will cut off from Jeroboam him that buried him, that he spake to his sons, pisseth against the wall, and him that saying, When I am dead, then bury is shut up and left in Israel, and will me in the sepulchre wherein the an take away the remnant of the house of God is buried ; lay my bones beside of Jeroboam, as a man taketh away his bones :

dung, till it be all gone. 32 For the saying which he cried 1 Him that dieth of Jerohoam in by the word of the LORD against the the city sball the dogs eat; and him altar in Beth-el, and against all the that dieth in the fields shall the fowls houses of the high places wbich are of the air eat : for the LORD bath in the cities of Samaria, shall surely spoken it. come to pass.

12 Arise thou therefore, get thee co 33 T Arter this thing Jeroboam re-thine own house : and when thy feet turned not from his evil way, but enter into the city, the child shall die. inade again of the lowest of the people 13 And all Israel shall mourd for priests of the bigh places : whosoever him, and bury him: for he only of would, he consecrated bim, and he Jeroboam shall come to the grave, became one of the priests of the high because in him there is found some places.

good thing toward the LORD God of 34. And this thing became sin unto Israel in the house of Jeroboam. the house of Jeroboam, even to cut it 14 Moreover the LORD shall raise off, and to destroy it from off the face him up a king over Israel, who shall of the earth.

cut off the house of Jeroboain that CHAP. XIV.

day : but what ? even now.

15 For the LORD shall smite Israel Albattimen abijah the son of Je- is a reed is shaken in the water, and

9 And Jeroboam said to bis wife, good land, which he gave to their faArise, I pray thee, and disguise thy-thers, and shall scatter them beyond self, that thou be not known to be the the river, because they have made wife of Jeroboam ; and get thee to their groves, provoking the LORD to Spiloh: behold, there is Ahijab the anger. prophet, which told me that I should 10 And be shall give Israel up bebe king over this people.

cause of the sins of Jeroboam, who 3 And take with thée ren loaves, and did sini, and who made Israel to sin. cracknels, and a cruse of boney, and 17 Aud Jeroboam's wife arose, and go to him; be shall tell thee what departed, and came to Tirzah : and shall become of the child.

when she came to the threshold of the 4 And Jeroboam's wife did so, and door, the child died. arose, and went to Shiloh, and came 18 And they buried him; and all Is. to the bouse of Ahijah. But Anijah rael mourned for him, according to could not sec; for bir eyes were set the word of the LORD, which he by reason of his age.

spake oy the hand of bis servant Ahi5 And the LORD said unto Ahijah, jah the propbet. Bebold, the wife of Jeroboan cometh 19 And the rest of the acts of Je to ask a thing of thee for her son: for roboam, how be warred, and how he he is sick : thus and thus shalt thou reignet, behold, they are written in say unto her: for it shall be, when the book of the chronicles of the kings sbe cometh in, that she shall feign of Israel, herself to be anotber woman.

20 And the days which Jeroboam 6 And it was so, when Ahijah heard reigned were two and twenty years the sound of her feet, as she came in and he slept with bis fathers, and at the door, that he said, Come in, Nadab his son reigned in his stead. thou wife of Jeroboam ; why feignest 21 And Rehoboam the son of Solothou thyself to be another for I am mooreigned in Judah.

Rehoboain sent to ibee with heavy ridings: was forty and one years old when he

7. Gio, tell Jeroboam, Thus saith the began to reign, and he reigned sevenLORD God of Israel, Forasmuch as ifteen years in Jerusalem, the city exalted thee from among the people, which the LORD did chcusé out of de

Abijam's wicked reign.

1. KINGS.

Asal good 51927; The tribes of Israel, to put his name, written in the look of the chronities there. And his mother's name was of the kings of Judah? And thcre was Naarab an Ainmonitess.

war feriepn Abijain and Jeroboam. 92 And Judah did evil in the sight s And Abijam slept with his fathers; of the LORD, and they proroked in and they buried him in the city of to jealousy with their sins which they David: and Asa bis son reigned in his bad cómitted, above all that their stead. fathers bad done.

99 And in the twentieth year of Je. 23 for they also built then igb roboain king of Israel reigned Asa over places, and images, and grc.es, on Judah. every high bill, and under every green 10 And forty and one years reigned tree.

he in Jerusalem. And his mother's 94 And there were also sodomites in name was Mascbah, the daughter of the iand: and they did according to Abishaloni. all the abominations of the nations 11 And Asa did that tohich was right which the LORD cast out before the in the eyes of the LORD, as did David children of Israel.

bis father. 25 | And it came to pass in the fifth 12 And he took away the sodomites Fear of king Rebobcam, that Sbishak out of the land, and removed all the king of Egypt came up against Jeru- idols that his father had made. salem :

13 And alsu Maachah his mother, 26 And he took away the treasures even her he removed from being queen of the house of the LORD, and the because she had made an idol in a treasures of the king's bouse'; he even grove; and Asa destroyed, ter idol, took away all: and he took away all and burnt it by the brook Kidron. the shields of gold wbich Solomon had 14 But the high places were not remade.

moved : nevertheless Asa's heart was 27 And king Rehoboam made in perfect with the LORD all his days. their stead brasen shields, and com 15 And he brought in the things initted them unto the bands of the which his father lad dedicated, and chief of the guard, which kept the the things which binself had' dedidoor of the king's house.

cated, into the house of the LORD, 28 And it was so, when the king went silver, and goid, and vessels. into the house of the LORD, that the 15 And there was war between guard bare them, and brought them Asa and Baasha king of Israel all their back into the guard chamber.

days. 29 | Now the rest of the acts of Re • 17 And Baasha king of Israel went hoboam, and all that be did, are they up against Judah, and built Ramah, not written in the book of the chro that he might not sutter any to go out nicles of the kings of Judah?

or come in to Asa king of Judah. 30 And there was war between Re 18 Then Asa took all the silver and hoboam and Jeroboam all their days. the gold that were left in the treasures

31 And Rehoboam slept with his fa- of the house of the LORD, and the thers, and was buried with his fathers ti easures of the king's house, and in the city of David. And bis mother's delivered tben: into the hand of his name tras Naamah an Ammonitess. servants: and king Asa sent them to And Abijam his sua reigned in bis Ben-badad, the son of Talrimon, the stead.

son of Hezion, king of Syria, tbat CHAP. XV.

dwelt at Damascus, saying, NOW in the eighteenth year of 19 There is a league between me and

king Jeroboam the son of Nebat thee, and between my father and thy reigned Abijam over Judab.

father: belold, I have sent unto thee ? Three years reigned he in Jeru- a present of silver and gold ; come salem. And his moiher's name was and break thy league with Baasha Maachah, the daughter of Abishalom. king of Israel, that he may depart

3 And he walked in all the sins of from me. his father, which he bad done before 20 So Ben-hadad hearkened unto him: and bis heart was not perfect ling Asa, and sent the captains of the with the LORD bis God, as the heart bosis which he had against the cities of David bis father.

of Israel, and smoic ljon, and Dan, 4. Nevertheless for David's sake did and Abel-heth-inaachah, and all Cin the LORD his God give him a lamp in neroth, with all the land of Naphtali. Jerusalem, to set up bis son after him, 21 and it came to pass, when and to establish Jerusalem :

Baasha beard thereof, that be left off 5 Because David did that which was building of Ramab, and dwelt in right in the eyes of the LORD, and Tirzah. turned not aside from any thing that 92 Then king A sa made a proclama. be cominanded him all tbe days of his tion througbont al! Judah ; none wa. lije, save only in the matter of Uriat exempted, and they took away the the Hittite.

stones o! Ramah, and the timber 6 And there was war between Re- thereof, wherewith Bansha had buildboboam and Jeroboam all the days of ed: and king Asa built with thein his life.

Geba of Benjainin, and Mizpah. Now tae rest of the acts of Abi. 23 | The rest of all the acts of Asa, 5., and all that be did, ure ibey not and all his miglis, aud all that he did,

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Iches's prophecy against Raashe. CHAP. XVI.

Zunri's conspiracy And the cities which be built, are they are they not written in the book of the cot written in the book of the chro-chronicles of the kings of Israel? nicles of the kings of Judah Never 6 So Baasha slept with his fathers, zbeless in she tone of bis old age be and was buried in Tirzah: and Elab was diseased in his feet.

his son reigned in his stead. 94 And Asa slept with his fathers, 7 And also by the hand of the proand was huried with his fathers in the pret Jebu the son of Hanani came the city of Dayıd bus father: and Jebo- word of the LORD against Baasha, and shaphat his son reigned in bis stead. against his house, even for all the evil

25 | And Nadab the son of Jeroboam tbat he did in the sight of the LORD, began to reign over Israel in the se in provoking him to anger with the cond ycar of Asa king of Judah, and work of his bands, in being like the reigned over Israel two years.

house of Jeroboarn; and because be 26 And be did evil in the sight of killed him. the LORD, and walked in the way of 8 In the twenty and sixth year of bis father, and in his sin where with Asa king of Judah began Elab the son be made Israel to sin.

of Baasha to reign over Israel in Tır. 27 | And Baasba the son of Ahijab, zah, two years. or the house of Issachar, conspired 9' And his servant Zimri, captain o? against him; and Baasha smote' him balf his chariots, conspired against at Gibbethon, which belonged to the him, as he was in Tirzah, drinking Philistines; for Nadab and all Israel bimself drunk in the house of Arza 12.d siege io Gibbethon.

steward of his house in Tirzah. 28 Even in the third year of Asa 10 And Zimri went in and smote king of Judah did Baasha slay him, and bun, and killed him, in the twenty teigned in his stead.

and seventh year of Asa king of Judab, 99 And it came to pass, when he and reigned in bis stead. reigned, that be smpte all the house 11 | And it came to pass, when he of Jeroboam : he left not to Jeroboam began to reign, as soon as he sat on Any that breached, until he had de his throne, that he slew all the house stroyed him,

according unto the says of Baasha : he left him not one that ing of the LORD, which he spake by pisseth against a wail, neither of his his servant Ahijah the Shilonite; kinsfolk, por of his friends.

30 Because of the sins of Jeroboam 12 Thus did Zimri destroy all the which he singed, and which be made bouse of. Baasha, according to the Israel sin, by his provocation where word of tbe LORD, wbich he spate with be provoked the LORD God of against Baasha by Jebu the prophet; Israel to anger.

13 For all the sins of Baasba, and 31 Now the rest of the acts of Na- the sins of Elah bis son, by whicb dab, and all that he did, are they not they sinned, and by which they made writen in the book of ibe chronicles Israel to sin, in provoking the LORD of the kings of Israel?

God of Israel to anger with their 32 And there was war between Asa vanities. and Baasha king of Israel all their 14 Now the rest of the acts of Elab, davs.

and all that he did, are they not writ 33 In the third year of Asa king often in the book of the chronicles of Judah began Baasha tte son of Ahijab the kings of Israel? to reign over all Israel in Tirzah, 15 1 In the twenty and seventh year twenty and four years.

of Asa king of Judah Jid Zimri reign 34 and he did evil in the sight of seven days in Tirzah. And the people the LORD, and walked in the way of screencamped against Giobethoa, Jeruboam, and in his sio wbere with which beionged to the Philistines. be made Israel to sin.

16 And the people that were enCHAP. XVI.

camped heard say, Zumt. hath conTHEN :

to Jehu the son of Hanani against wherefore al: Israe! made Omri, the Baasba, saying,

captain of the bost, king over Israel 9 Forasmuch as I exalted thee out that day in the camp. of the dust, and made thee prince 17 And Omri went up from Gibbeover my people Israel ; and thou hast thon, and all Israel with him, and they walked in the way of Jeroboam, and besieged Tirzah. hast made my people Israel to sin, 18 And it came to pass, when Ziniri to provoke me to 'anger with their saw that the city was taken, that he sins ;

went into the palace of the king's 3 Behold, I will take away the posbouse, and burnt the king's house over terity of Baasha, and the posterity of Lim with fire, and died, his house; and will make thy bouse 19 For his sins which be sinned in like the bouse of Jeroboam the son of doing evil in the sight of the LORD, Nebat.

in walking in the way of Jeroboam, 4 Him that dieth of Baasha in the and in bis sin wbich be did, to make city sball the dogs eat; and him that Israel to sin. dieth of his in the fields sball the 20 Now the rest of the acts of Zumri, fowls of the air eat.

and his treason that be wrougtet, att: 5 | Now the rest of the acts of Baa- they not written in the book of to: sha, and what he did, and his might, Ichronicles of the kings of Israel?

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