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and was in Egypt until the death of

Solomon. 41 11 Now the rest of the 2acts of

Solomon, and all that he did, and his

wisdom, are they not written in the 12 book of the acts of Solomon ? And

the time that Solomon reigned in

Jerusalem over all Israel was forty 43 years. °And Solomon slept with his

fathers, and was buried in the city of David his father: and Rehoboam his

son reigned in his stead. 121 3And Rehoboam went to Shechem:

for all Israel were come to Shechem 2) to make him king. And it came to

pass, when Jeroboam the son of Nebat heard of it, ('for hel was yet in Egypt, 'whither! he had! fied from

the presence of king Solomon, and 3) Jeroboam dwelt in Egypt, 'and they

sent and called him ;) that Jeroboam and all the congregation of Israel

came, and spake unto Rehoboam, 4 saying, 'Thy father made our yoke

grievous: now therefore make thou the grievous service of thy father, and his heavy yoke which he put

upon us, lighter, and we will serve 5 thee. "And he said unto them, De

part yet for three days, then come again to

And the people de6 parted. And king Rehoboam took

counsell with the old men, that had! stood before Solomon his father while he yet lived, 'saying, What counsel

give ye me to return answer to this 1 people? °And they spake unto him, saying, If thou wilt be a servant unto this people this day, and wilt serve them, and answer them, and speak

good words to them, then they will 8 be thy servants for ever. But he

forsook the counsel of the old men which they had given him, and 'took. counsell with the young men that

with him, Ithat stood 9 before him. And he said unto them,

What counsel give ye, that we may 'return' answer to this people, who have spoken to me, saying, Make the

yoke Ithat thy father did put upon 10 us lighter? °And the young men that

were grown up with him spake unto him, saying, Thus shalt thou say! unto this people that spake unto thee, saying, Thy father made our yoke heavy, but make thou it lighter unto us; thus shalt thou 'speak unto them,

My little finger fis! thicker than my (11 father's loins. And now whereas my

father did lade you with a heavy yoke, I will add to your yoke: my father

chastised you with whips, but I will 12 chastise you with scorpions. So

Jeroboam and all the people came to
Rehoboam the third day, as the king

bade', saying: Come to me again the 13) third day And the king answered

the people roughly, and forsook the

counsel of the old men which they (14 'had given him ; 'and spake to them

after the counsel of the young men, saying, My father made your yoke heavy, 'but I will add to your yoke: my father chastised you with whips,

but I will chastise you with scorpions. 15 °So the king hearkened not unto the

people; for lit was 'a thing brought about of the Lord, that he might lestablishi his 'wordt, which the LORD spake by the hand of! Ahijah the

Shilonité Itoi Jeroboam the son of 16 Nebat. © Andi when all Israel saw

that the king hearkened not unto them, the people answered the king, saying, What portion have we David ? neither have we inheritance in the son of Jesse : to your tents, 0 Israel : now see to thine own

house, David. So Israel departed 17 unto their tents. °But as for the

children of Israel which dwelt in the

cities of Judah, Rehoboam reigned 18 over them. "Then king Rehoboam sent Adoram, who

over the Hevy'; and all Israel stoned him with stones, that he died. And' king Re

hoboam made speed to get him up to 19 his chariot, to flee to Jerusalem. So

Israel rebelled against the house of 20 David, unto this day. And it came

to pass, when all Ísrael heard that Jeroboam was 'returned', that they sent and called him unto the congregation, and made him king over all Israel: there was none that followed the house of David, but the tribe of

Judah only. 21 4And when Rehoboam was come to

Jerusalem, he assembled all the house of Judah, 'and' the tribe of Benjamin, an hundred and fourscore thousand chosen men, which were warriors, to fight against the house of Israel, to

bring the kingdom again to Reho22 boam the son of Solomon. But the

word of God came unto Shemaiah 23 the man of God, saying, Speak unto

Rehoboam the son of Solomon, king of Judah, and unto all the house of



were grown up

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* See 2 Chr. xi. 1, &c.

VERSION OF 1611.-41 And. XII. 2 who .. for .. was; 6 consulted .. and said, How do you advise that I may: 8 consulted.. and which ; 9 which ; 10 speak.. say.. shall be; 11 (hath); 12 had appointed; 13 men's .. that .. gave; 14 and .. (also); 15 Wherefore the cause .. from .. perform . . saying . . unto; 16 So; 18 tribute .. Therefore; 20 come again ; 21 with. =- [43]

Judah and Benjamin, and to the liresti 24 of the people, saying, 'Thus saith the

LORD, Ye shall not go up, nor fight against your brethren the children of Israel: return every man to his house; for this thing is fofi me. Sol they hearkened 'unto' the word of the LORD, and returned land went their way',

according to the word of the Lord. 25 Then Jeroboam built Shechem in

Ithe hill country of Ephraim, and

dwelt therein; and 'hel went out from 26 thence, and built Penuel. And Jero

boam said in his heart, Now shall the

kingdom return to the house of David: 27 'if this people go up to foffer sacri

ficesl in the house of the LORD at Jerusalen then shall the heart of this people turn again unto their lord, even unto Rehoboam king of Judah; and they shall kill me, and

return to Rehoboam king of Judah. 28 °Whereupon the king took counsel,

and made two calves of gold; and The' said unto them, 2It is too much for you to go up to Jerusalem; behold thy gods, Israel, which brought

thee up out of the land of Egypt. 29 °And he set the one in Beth-el, and 30 the other put he in Dan. And this

thing became a sin: for the people

went to worship before sthe one, even 31 unto Dan. And he made Thousesof

high places, and made priests from

among alli the people, which were not 32 of the sons of Levi. °And Jeroboam

ordained a feast in the eighth month, on the fifteenth day of the month, like unto the feast that is in Judah, and he 4$lwent up! 'unto the altar; so did he in Beth-el, sacrificing unto the calves that he had made: and he placed in Beth-el the priests of the

high places which he had made. 33 Andi he Alwent up unto the altar

which he had made in Beth-el lon! the fifteenth day in the eighth month, even in the month which he had devised bof his own heart: and Thel ordained a feast for the children of Israel, and 4flwent upi lunto the

altar, 'to burn incense. 131 And, behold, there came a man of

God out of Judah by the word of the
LORD unto Beth-el: and Jeroboam

Iwas standing! by the altar to burn 2 incense. And he cried against the

altar 'by the word of the LORD, and

said, O altar, altar, thus saith the LORD: Behold, a child shall be born unto the house of David, Josiah by name; and upon thee shall he 'sacri. ficel the priests of the high places that burn incense upon thee, and men's

bones shall Ithey burn' upon thee. 3 °And he gave a sign the same day, saying. This is the sign which the LORD hath spoken: Behold, the altar shall be rent, and the ashes that are 4 upon it shall be poured out. And it came to pass, when the king heard the saying of the man of God, which the cried against the altar in Beth-el, that "Jeroboam! put forth his hand from the altar, saying, Lay hold on him. And his hand, which he put forth against him, dried up, so that

he could not 'drawi it back again to 5 him. "The altar also was rent, and

the ashes poured out from the altar, according to the sign which the man

of God had given by the word of the 6 LORD. 'And the king answered and

said unto the man of God, Intreat now the 'favour' of the LORD thy God, and pray for me, that my hand may be restored me again. And the man of God 'intreated" the Lord, and the

king's hand was restored him again, 7 and became as it was before. And

the king said unto the man of God, Come home with me, and refresh thy

self, and I will give thee a reward. 8 °And the man of God said unto the

king, If thou wilt give me half thine house, I will not go in with thee,

neither will I eat bread nor drink (9 water in this place: 'for so was it

charged me by the word of the Lord, saying, Thou shalt eat no bread, nor

drink water, ineither return! by the 10 way that thou camest. So he went

another way, and returned not by the

way that he came to Beth-el. 11) Now there dwelt an old prophet in

Beth-el; and lone of his 'sonsi came and told him all the works that the man of God had done that day in Beth-el: the words which he had

spoken unto the king, them also they 12 told Tuntol their father. And their

father said unto them, What way went he? 81 Now his sons had seen what

way the man of God went, which 13 came from Judah. And he said unto his sons, Saddle me the ass.

So they

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And his sons shewed him.

VERSION OF 1611.-23 remnant; 24 from .. therefore to.. to depart ; 25 mount; 27 do sacrifice

go again; 31 a house .. of the lowest of; 32 offered upon; 33 Soc. offered upon. of..unto..he offered upon . . and burnt. XIII. 1 stood; 2 in ... offer . . be burnt ; 4 Jeroboam . . had. . he . . pull ; 6 face . . besought; 9 nor turn again .. (same); 11 son.. to; 12 For. = [48]

28 ass.

saddled him the ass: and he rode 14 thereon. And he went after the

man of God, and found him sitting under an 'oak: and he said unto him, Art thou the man of God that camest

from Judah? And he said, I am. 15 "Then he said unto him, Come home 16 with me, and eat bread. And he

said, I may not return with thee, nor go in with thee: neither will I eat

bread nor drink water with thee in 17 this place: 'for it was said to me by

the word of the LORD, Thou shalt eat no bread nor drink water there,

nor turn again to go by the way that 18) thou camest. ° And he said unto

him, I also am a prophet as thou art; and an angel spake unto me by the word of the LORD, saying, Bring him back with thee into thine house, that

he may eat bread and drink water. 19 But he lied unto him. °So he went

back with him, and did eat bread in 20 his house, and drank water. And it

came to pass, as they sat at the table, that the word of the LORD came unto

the prophet that brought him back: 21 °and he cried unto the man of God that

came from Judah, saying, Thus saith the LORD, Forasmuch as thou hast 21been disobedient unto the mouth of the LORD, and hast not kept the com

mandment which the LORD thy God 22 commanded thee, Obut camest back,

and hast eaten bread and drunk water in the place of the which he said' to thee, Eat no bread, and drink no water; thy carcase shall not come

unto the sepulchre of thy fathers. 23 °And it came to pass, after he had

eaten bread, and after he had drunk, that he saddled for him the ass,

to wit, for the prophet whom he had 24 brought back. "And when he was

gone, a lion met him by the way, and slew him: and his carcase was cast in the way, and the ass stood by

it ; the lion also stood by the carcase. 25 °And, behold, men passed by, and saw the carcase cast in the


and the lion standing by the carcase: and they came and told it in the

city where the old prophet dwelt. 26 °And when the prophet that brought

him back from the way heard thereof, he said, It is the man of God, who 3was disobedient unto the imouth of the Lord: therefore the LORD hath delivered him unto the lion, which hath torn him, and slain him, accord

ing to the word of the LORD, which 27 he spake unto him. And he spake to his sons, saying, Saddle me the

And they saddled liti. 'And he went and found his carcase cast in the way, and the ass and the lion standing by the carcase : the lion had

not eaten the carcase, nor torn the 29) ass.

°And the prophet took up the carcase of the man of God, and laid it upon the ass, and brought it back: and he came to the city of the old

prophet, to mourn, and to bury him. 30 And he laid his carcase in his own

grave; and they mourned over him, 31 saying, Alas, my brother ! And it

came to pass, after he had buried him, that he spake to his sons, saying, When I am dead, then bury me in the sepulchre wherein the man of

God is buried; lay my bones beside 32 his bones. For the saying which he

cried by the word of the Lord against the altar in Beth-el, and against all the houses of the high places which are in the cities of Samaria, shall

surely come to pass, 33 After this thing Jeroboam returned

not from his evil way, but made again 'from among all' the people priests of the high places : twhosoever would,

he consecrated him, 'that there might 34 bel priests of the high places. °And

5this thing became sin unto the house of Jeroboam, even to cut it off, and to destroy it from off the face of the

earth. 14 1 At that time Abijah the son of 2 Jeroboam fell sick. And Jeroboam

said to his wife, Arise, I pray thee, and disguise thyself, that thou be not known to be the wife of Jeroboam : and get thee to Shiloh ; behold, there is Ahijah the prophet, which ispake

concerning' me that I should be king * 3 over this people. °And take with thee

ten loaves, and cracknels, and a 6cruse of honey, and go to him : he shall tell

thee what shall become of the child. 4 °And Jeroboam's wife did so, and

arose, and went to Shiloh, and came to the house of Ahijah. Nowi Ahijah

could not see ; for his eyes were set 5 by reason of his age. And the LORD

said unto Ahijah, Behold, the wife of Jeroboam cometh to linquirel of thee Iconcerning' her son; for he is sick: thus and thus shalt thou say unto her: for it shall be, when she cometh in, that she shall feign herself to be

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VERSION OF 1611.-21 disobeyed; 22 the Lord did say; 26 word; 27 him; 33 of the lowest of.. and he became one of the. XIV. 2' told; 4 But; 5 ask a thing ..for. = [23]

6 another woman. And it was so, when

Ahijah heard the sound of her feet, as she came in at the door, that he said, Come in, thou wife of Jeroboam; why feignest thou thyself to be an

other? for I am sent to thee with 7 heavy tidings. Go, tell Jeroboam,

Thus saith the LORD, 'thel God of Israel: Foras much as I exalted thee from among the people, and made

thee 'prince over my people Israel, 8 °and rent the kingdom away from the

house of David, and gave it thee: and yet thou hast not been as my servant David, who kept my commandments, and who followed me with all

his heart, to do that only which was 9 right in mine eyes ; obut hast done evil

above all that were before thee, land! hast gone and made thee other gods, and molten images, to provoke me to

anger, and hast cast me behind thy 10 back: otherefore, behold, I will bring

evil upon the house of Jeroboam, and will cut off from Jeroboam levery man child', him that is shut up and him that is left at largel in Israel, and will lutterly sweep' away the house of Jeroboam, as a man 'sweep

eth' away dung, till it be all gone. 11 °Him that dieth of Jeroboam in the

city shall the dogs eat; and him that dieth in the field shall the fowls of the air eat: for the Lord hath spoken

°Arise thou therefore, get thee to thine house: and when thy feet

enter into the city, the child shall 13 die. And all Israel shall mourn for

him, and bury him ; for he only of Jeroboam shall come to the grave : because in him there is found some good thing toward the LORD, the

God of Israel, in the house of Jero14 boam. Moreover the LORD shall

raise him up a king over Israel, who

shall cut off the house of Jeroboam 15 that day : {but what? even now. °For

the Lord shall smite Israel, as a reed is shaken in the water; and he shall root up Israel out of this good land, which he gave to their fathers, and shall scatter them beyond the River; because they have made their 'Ash

erim', provoking the Lord to anger. 16 °And he shall give Israel up because

of the sins of Jeroboam, siwhich he

hath sinned', and 'wherewith he hath' 17 made Israel to sin. 'And Jeroboam's

wife arose, and departed, and came to Tirzah : and last she came to the

threshold of the housel, the child (18) died.

"And all Israel buried him, and mourned for him; according to the word of the Lord, which he spake

by the hand of his servant Ahijah the 19 prophet. And the rest of the acts

of Jeroboam, how he warred, and how he reigned, behold, they are written

in the book of the chronicles of the 20 kings of Israel. 'And the days which

Jeroboam reigned were two and twenty years : and he slept with his fathers, and Nadab his son reigned in his

stead. 21 4 And Rehoboam the son of Solo

mon reigned in Judah. Rehoboam was forty and one years old when he began to reign, and he reigned seventeen years in Jerusalem, the city which the LORD 'had chosen' out of all the tribes of Israel, to put his

name there : and his mother's name (22 was Naamah 'thel Ammonitess. And

Judah did that which was, evil in the sight of the LORD; and they provoked him to jealousy with their sins which

they committed, above all that their 23 fathers had done. °For they also

built them high places, and bipillars',

and 'Asherim', on every high hill, and (21 under every green tree ; and there

were also osodomites in the land : they did according to all the abominations of the nations which the LORD

'dravel out before the children of 25 Israel. 07And it came to pass in the

fifth year of king Rehoboam, that

Shishak king of Egypt came up 26 against Jerusalem : °and he took away

the treasures of the house of the LORD, and the treasures of the king's house ; he even took away all: and

he took away all the shields of gold 27 which Solomon had made. °And king

Rehoboam made in their stead shields Tof brass', and committed them to! the hands of the Icaptains of the

Sguard, which kept the door of the 28) king's house. And it was so, that

las oft as the king went into the house of the LORD, the guard bare

them, and brought them back into the 29 guard chamber. 09 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

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VERSION OF 1611.-9 for thou ; 10 him that pisseth against the wall, and .. take .. remnant of the . . taketh ; 12 (own); 15 groves; 16 who did sin who; 17 when .. door ; 18 (they); 21 did choose .. an; 22 (had); 23 images .. groves ; 24 (and) .. cast; 27 brasen .. unto .. chief ; 28 when.= [35]


30 Judah ? °And there was war between

Rehoboam and Jeroboam continu31 allyl. And Rehoboam slept with his

fathers, and was buried with his fathers in the city of David : and his mother's name was Naamah 'thel Ammonitess. And 1Abijam his son

reigned in his stead. 151 Now in the eighteenth year of

king Jeroboam the son of Nebat

'began' Abijam ito reign' over Judah. 2 °Three years reigned he in Jerusalem :

and his mother's name was 3 Maacah 3 the daughter of Abishalom. And

he walked in all the sins of his father, which he had done before him : and his heart was not perfect with the

Lord his God, as the heart of David 4 his father. Nevertheless for David's

sake did the Lord his God give him a lamp in Jerusalem, to set up his son

after him, and to establish Jerusalem : 5 °because David did that which was

right in the eyes of the LORD, and turned not aside from any thing that he commanded him all the days of his

life, save only in the matter of "Uriah' 6 the Hittite. "Now there was war

between 5Rehoboam and Jeroboam 1 all the days of his life. And the

rest of the acts of Abijam, and all that he did, are they not written in the book of the chronicles of the kings

of Judah ? And there was war be8 tween Abijam and Jeroboam. And

Abijam slept with his fathers ; and they buried him in the city of David :

and Asa his son reigned in his stead. 9 And in the twentieth year of Jero

boam king of Israel began! Asa 'to 10 reigni over Judah. And forty and

one years reigned he in Jerusalem : and

his mother's name was Maacah the 11 daughter of Abishalom. 'And Asa

did that which was right in the eyes

of the LORD, as did David his father. 12 °And he 'puti away the sodomites out

of the land, and removed all the idols (13 that his fathers had made. °7 And also

Maacah his mother he removed from being queen, because she had made an abominable image for an Asherah!; and Asa Icut down! her 'image',

and burnt it lati the brook Kidron. 14 °But the high places were not 'taken

away): nevertheless "the heart lof Asal was perfect with the Lord all

(15) his days. And he brought into the

house of the LORD the things that! his father had dedicated, and the

things that himself had dedicated, 16 silver, and gold, and vessels. And

there war between Asa and

Baasha king of Israel all their days. 17 010 And Baasha king of Israel went up

against Judah, and built Ramah, that

he might not suffer any to go out or 18 come in to Asa king of Judah. "Then

Asa took all the silver and the gold that were left in the treasures of the house of the Lord, and the treasures of the king's house, and delivered them into the hand of his servants : and king Asa sent them to Ben-hadad, the son of iTabrimmon', the son of

Hezion, king of Syria, that dwelt at (19 Damascus, saying, 11 There is a league

between me and thee, between my father and thy father : behold, I have sent unto thee a present of silver and gold ; igol, break thy league with

Baasha king of Israel, that he may 20 depart from me. ° Andi Ben-hadad

hearkened unto king Asa, and sent the captains of this armiest against the cities of Israel, and smote ljon, and Dan, and Abel-beth-maacah, and

all "Chinneroth', with all the land of 21 Naphtali. °And it came to pass, when

Baasha heard thereof, that he left off

building of Ramah, and dwelt in Tir22 zah. "Then king Asa made a procla

mation funtol all Judah ; none exempted : and they carried away the stones of Ramah, and the timber thereof, wherewith Baasha had builded ; and king Asa built "there

withi Geba of Benjamin, and Mizpah. 23 °12 Now the rest of all the acts of Asa,

and all his might, and all that he did, and the cities which he built, are they not written in the book of the chronicles of the kings of Judah ? 'Buti in

the time of his old age he was dis24 eased in his feet. "And Asa slept

with his fathers, and was buried with his fathers in the city of David his father : and Jehoshaphat his son

reigned in his stead. 25 And Nadab the son of Jeroboam

began to reign over Israel in the second year of Asa king of Judah,


1 In 2 Chr. xii. 16, Abijah. ? See 2 Chr. xiii. 1, &c. 3 In 2 Chr. xiii. 2, Micaiah the

daughter of Uriel. • In 2 Chr. xi. 20, 21, Absalom.

5 According to some authorities,

6 See 2 Chr. xiv. 1, &c.
+ See 2 Chr. xv. 16-18.
8 Or, queen i mother!

and the reigned over Israel two years. 26 And he did that which was! evil in

9 Or, for Asherah
10 See 2 Chr. xvi. 1-6.
11 Or, I Let there Ibel
12 See 2 Chr. xvi. 11-14.

VERSION OF 1611.–30 all their days; 31 an. - -XV. 1 reigned ; 5 Urijah; 6 And; 7 Now; 9 reigned ; 12 took; 13 (even her).. idol in a grove .. destroyed .. idol .. by ; 14 removed .. Asa's;

which .. which; 18 Tabrimon; 19 (and) come and; 20 So .. the hosts which he had .. Cinneroth ; 22 throughout.. took .. with them ; 23 Nevertheless. = [40]

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