1 Kings 14
1 At that time Abijah the son of Jeroboam was sick.
2 And Jeroboam said to his wife, Please arise, and disguise yourself, that they may not
recognize you as the wife of Jeroboam, and go to Shiloh. Behold, Ahijah the prophet is
there, who told me that I would be king over this people.
3 Also take with you ten loaves, some cakes, and a jar of honey, and go to him; he will tell
you what shall become of the child.
4 And Jeroboam's wife did so; she arose and went to Shiloh, and came to the house of
Ahijah. But Ahijah could not see, for his eyes had become fixed by reason of his age.
5 And Jehovah had said to Ahijah, Behold, the wife of Jeroboam is coming to ask you
something about her son, for he is sick. Thus and thus you shall say to her; for it will be,
when she comes in, that she will pretend to be another woman.
6 And so it was, when Ahijah heard the sound of her feet as she came in the door, that he
said, Come in, wife of Jeroboam! Why do you pretend to be another person? For I am sent
to you with a difficult message.
7 Go, say to Jeroboam, Thus says Jehovah the God of Israel: Because I have exalted you
from among the people, and appointed you ruler over My people Israel,
8 and tore the kingdom away from the house of David, and gave it to you; and yet you
have not been as My servant David, who kept My commandments and who walked after
Me with all his heart, to do only what was right in My eyes;
9 but you have done more evil than all who were before you, for you have gone and made
for yourself other gods and molten images to provoke Me to anger, and have cast Me
behind your back;
10 therefore behold, I am bringing calamity upon the house of Jeroboam, and will cut off from Jeroboam him who urinates against a wall, both bond and free in Israel; I will consume the remnant of the house of Jeroboam, as one takes away the dung for burning until it is all gone.
11 The dogs shall eat whoever of Jeroboam dies in the city, and the birds of the heavens
shall eat whoever dies in the field; for Jehovah has spoken!
12 Arise therefore, go to your own house. When your feet enter the city, the child shall
13 And all Israel shall mourn for him and bury him, for he is the only one of Jeroboam
who shall come to the grave; because out of the whole house of Jeroboam, only in him
there is found something good toward Jehovah the God of Israel.
14 Moreover Jehovah shall raise up for Himself a king over Israel who shall cut off the
house of Jeroboam that day. What? Even straightaway!
15 For Jehovah shall strike Israel, as a reed flutters in the water. He will uproot Israel from
this good land which He has given to their fathers, and will scatter them beyond the River,
because they have made their groves, provoking Jehovah to anger.
16 And He will give Israel up because of the sins of Jeroboam, who has sinned and has
made Israel sin.
17 And Jeroboam's wife arose and departed, and came to Tirzah. And as she was entering
the threshold of the house, the boy died.
18 And they buried him; and all Israel mourned for him, according to the Word of Jehovah which He had spoken by the hand of His servant Ahijah the prophet.
19 Now the rest of the acts of Jeroboam, how he made war and how he reigned, behold
they are written in the book of the Chronicles of the kings of Israel.
20 The days that Jeroboam reigned were twenty-two years. And he rested with his fathers, and Nadab his son reigned in his place.
21 And Rehoboam the son of Solomon reigned in Judah. Rehoboam was forty-one years
old when he became king. He reigned seventeen years in Jerusalem, the city which
Jehovah had chosen out of all the tribes of Israel, to put His name there. His mother's
name was Naamah, an Ammonitess.
22 And Judah did evil in the eyes of Jehovah, and they provoked Him to jealousy with
their sins which they sinned, more than all that their fathers had done.
23 For they also built for themselves high places, sacred pillars, and groves on every high
hill and under every green tree.
24 And there were also male temple prostitutes in the land. They did according to all the
abominations of the nations which Jehovah had cast out before the children of Israel.
25 And it came to pass in the fifth year of King Rehoboam that Shishak king of Egypt
came up against Jerusalem.
26 And he took away the treasures of the house of Jehovah and the treasures of the king's
house; he took away everything. He also took away all the gold shields which Solomon had
27 And King Rehoboam made bronze shields in their place, and committed them to the
hands of the chief runners who guarded the door to the king's house.
28 And whenever the king went to the house of Jehovah, the runners carried them, then
brought them back into the guardroom.
29 Now the rest of the acts of Rehoboam, and all that he did, are they not written in the
book of the Chronicles of the kings of Judah.
30 And there was war between Rehoboam and Jeroboam all their days.
31 So Rehoboam rested with his fathers, and was buried with his fathers in the City of
David. His mother's name was Naamah, an Ammonitess. And Abijam his son reigned in