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1 Kings 14 :: Legacy Standard Bible (LSB)

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The House of Jeroboam Is Cut Off

Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 14:1 -

At that time Abijah the son of Jeroboam became sick.

Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 14:2 - And Jeroboam said to his wife, “Arise now, and disguise yourself so that they will not know that you are the wife of Jeroboam, and go to Shiloh; behold, Ahijah the prophet is there, who spoke concerning me that I would be king over this people.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 14:3 - “And take ten loaves with you, some cakes, and a jar of honey, and go to him. He will tell you what will happen to the boy.”
Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 14:4 -

Then Jeroboam’s wife did so, and arose and went to Shiloh, and came to the house of Ahijah. Now Ahijah could not see, for his eyes had [fn]set because of his old age.

Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 14:5 - Now Yahweh had said to Ahijah, “Behold, the wife of Jeroboam is coming to [fn]inquire of you concerning her son, for he is sick. You shall say thus and thus to her, for it will be when she arrives that she will pretend to be another woman.”
Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 14:6 -

Now it happened as Ahijah heard the sound of her feet coming in the doorway, that he said, “Come in, wife of Jeroboam, why do you pretend to be another woman? For I am sent to you with a harsh message.

Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 14:7 - “Go, say to Jeroboam, ‘Thus says Yahweh, the God of Israel, “Because I exalted you from among the people and made you ruler over My people Israel,
Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 14:8 - and tore the kingdom away from the house of David and gave it to you—yet you have not been like My servant David, who kept My commandments and who walked after Me with all his heart, to do only that which was right in My sight;
Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 14:9 - you also have done more evil than all who were before you, and have gone and made for yourself other gods and molten images to provoke Me to anger, and have cast Me behind your back
Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 14:10 - therefore behold, I am bringing evil on the house of Jeroboam: I will cut off from Jeroboam [fn]every male person, both bond and free in Israel, and I will make a clean sweep of the house of Jeroboam, as one sweeps away dung until it is all gone.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 14:11 - “Anyone belonging to Jeroboam who dies in the city the dogs will eat. And he who dies in the field the birds of the sky will eat; for Yahweh has spoken it.”’
Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 14:12 - “But you, arise, go to your house. When your feet enter the city the child will die.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 14:13 - “And all Israel shall mourn for him and bury him, for [fn]he alone of Jeroboam’s family will come to the grave, because in him something good was found toward Yahweh, the God of Israel, in the house of Jeroboam.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 14:14 - “Moreover, Yahweh will raise up for Himself a king over Israel who will cut off the house of Jeroboam this day [fn]and from now on.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 14:15 -

“So Yahweh will strike Israel, as a reed is shaken in the water; and He will uproot Israel from this good land which He gave to their fathers, and will scatter them beyond the [fn]River, because they have made their [fn]Asherim, provoking Yahweh to anger.

Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 14:16 - “And He will give Israel over on account of the sins of Jeroboam, which he sinned and with which he made Israel to sin.”
Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 14:17 -

Then Jeroboam’s wife arose and went away and came to Tirzah. As she was entering the threshold of the house, the child died.

Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 14:18 - And all Israel buried him and mourned for him, according to the word of Yahweh which He spoke through His servant Ahijah the prophet.

The Death of Jeroboam

Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 14:19 -

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.

Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 14:20 - Now the time that Jeroboam reigned was twenty-two years; and he slept with his fathers, and Nadab his son became king in his place.

Rehoboam Reigns over Judah

(2Ch 11:5—12:16 )
Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 14:21 -

Now Rehoboam the son of Solomon became king in Judah. Rehoboam was forty-one years old when he became king, and he reigned seventeen years in Jerusalem, the city which Yahweh had chosen from all the tribes of Israel to put His name there. And his mother’s name was Naamah the Ammonitess.

Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 14:22 - And Judah did what was evil in the sight of Yahweh, and they provoked Him to jealousy more than all that their fathers had done, with [fn]the sins which they sinned.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 14:23 - They also built for themselves high places and sacred pillars and [fn]Asherim on every high hill and beneath every green tree.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 14:24 - There were also male cult prostitutes in the land. They did according to all the abominations of the nations which Yahweh dispossessed before the sons of Israel.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 14:25 -

Now it happened in the fifth year of King Rehoboam, that Shishak king of Egypt came up against Jerusalem.

Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 14:26 - And he took the treasures of the house of Yahweh and the treasures of the king’s house. And he took everything; he even took all the shields of gold which Solomon had made.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 14:27 - Then King Rehoboam made shields of bronze in their place and committed them into the hand of the commanders of the [fn]guard who kept the door of the king’s house.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 14:28 - Now it happened as often as the king entered the house of Yahweh, that the [fn]guards would carry them and would bring them back into the [fn]guards’ room.

The Death of Rehoboam

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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?

Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 14:30 - Now there was war between Rehoboam and Jeroboam all their days.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 14:31 - And Rehoboam slept with his fathers and was buried with his fathers in the city of David; and his mother’s name was Naamah the Ammonitess. And Abijam his son became king in his place.
LSB Footnotes
Became dim
Lit seek a word from
Lit him who urinates against the wall, cf. 1 Sam 25:22, 34; 1 Kin 16:11; 21:21; 2 Kin 9:8
Lit the one
Lit and what even now?
The Euphrates River
Wooden symbols of a female deity
Lit their
Wooden symbols of a female deity
Lit runner
Lit runners
Lit runners

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