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2 Chronicles 12 :: New English Translation (NET)

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Unchecked Copy Box2Ch 12:1 - After Rehoboam's rule was established and solidified, he and all Israel rejected the law of the LORD.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ch 12:2 - Because they were unfaithful to the LORD, in King Rehoboam's fifth year, King Shishak of Egypt attacked Jerusalem.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ch 12:3 - He had 1,200 chariots, 60,000 horsemen, and an innumerable number of soldiers who accompanied him from Egypt, including Libyans, Sukkites, and Cushites.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ch 12:4 - He captured the fortified cities of Judah and marched against Jerusalem.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ch 12:5 - Shemaiah the prophet visited Rehoboam and the leaders of Judah who were assembled in Jerusalem because of Shishak. He said to them, "This is what the LORD says: 'You have rejected me, so I have rejected you and will hand you over to Shishak.'"
Unchecked Copy Box2Ch 12:6 - The leaders of Israel and the king humbled themselves and said, "The LORD is just."
Unchecked Copy Box2Ch 12:7 - When the LORD saw that they humbled themselves, he gave this message to Shemaiah: "They have humbled themselves, so I will not destroy them. I will deliver them soon. My anger will not be unleashed against Jerusalem through Shishak.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ch 12:8 - Yet they will become his subjects, so they can experience how serving me differs from serving the surrounding nations."

Plunder Impoverishes Judah

Unchecked Copy Box2Ch 12:9 - King Shishak of Egypt attacked Jerusalem and took away the treasures of the LORD's temple and of the royal palace; he took everything, including the gold shields that Solomon had made.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ch 12:10 - King Rehoboam made bronze shields to replace them and assigned them to the officers of the royal guard who protected the entrance to the royal palace.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ch 12:11 - Whenever the king visited the LORD's temple, the royal guards carried them and then brought them back to the guardroom.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ch 12:12 - So when Rehoboam humbled himself, the LORD relented from his anger and did not annihilate him; Judah experienced some good things.
(1Ki 14:21, 22, 29–31 )
Unchecked Copy Box2Ch 12:13 - King Rehoboam solidified his rule in Jerusalem; he was forty-one years old when he became king and he ruled for seventeen years in Jerusalem, the city the LORD chose from all the tribes of Israel to be his home. Rehoboam's mother was an Ammonite named Naamah.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ch 12:14 - He did evil because he was not determined to follow the LORD.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ch 12:15 - The events of Rehoboam's reign, from start to finish, are recorded in the Annals of Shemaiah the prophet and of Iddo the seer that include genealogical records.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ch 12:16 - Then Rehoboam passed away and was buried in the City of David. His son Abijah replaced him as king.

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