2 Chronicles 12
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2 Chronicles 12
Shishak Attacks Jerusalem...
And it came to be, when Rehab`am had established the reign and had strengthened himself, that he forsook the Torah of YHWH, and all Yisra`el with him.
And it came to be, in the fifth year of Sovereign Rehab'am, that Shishaq sovereign of Mitsrayim came up against Yerushalayim - because they had trespassed against YHWH -
with twelve hundred chariots, and sixty thousand horsemen, and innumerable people who came with him out of Mitsrayim: the Lubim, the Sukkites and the Kushites.
And he took the cities of defence of Yehudah and came to Yerushalayim.
And Shemayah the prophet came to Rehab'am and the rulers of Yehudah, who had been gathered in Yerushalayim because of Shishaq, and said to them, 'Thus said YHWH, 'You have forsaken Me, and therefore I also have left you in the hand of Shishaq.''
Then the rulers of Yisra'el and the sovereign humbled themselves, and they said, ' YHWH is righteous.'
And when YHWH saw that they humbled themselves, the word of YHWH came to Shemayah, saying, 'They have humbled themselves. I do not destroy them, but I shall give to them some deliverance, and not pour out My wrath on Yerushalayim by the hand of Shishaq,
but they are to become his servants, so that they know My service and the service of the reigns of the lands.'
And Shishaq sovereign of Mitsrayim came up against Yerushalayim, and took away the treasures of the House of YHWH and the treasures of the sovereign's house. He took all, he also took the gold shields which Shelomoh had made.
And Sovereign Rehab'am made bronze shields to replace them and committed them into the hands of the chiefs of the guard, who guarded the entrance of the sovereign's house.
And it came to be, whenever the sovereign went into the House of YHWH, the guard would go and bring them out, then they would take them back into the guardroom.
And when he humbled himself, the wrath of YHWH turned from him, so as not to destroy him completely. And matters also went well in Yehudah.
So Sovereign Rehab'am strengthened himself in Yerushalayim and reigned. For Rehab'am was forty-one years old when he became sovereign, and he reigned seventeen years in Yerushalayim, the city which YHWH had chosen out of all the tribes of Yisra'el, to put His Name there. And his mother's name was Na'amah, the Ammonitess.
And he did evil, because he did not prepare his heart to seek YHWH.
And the acts of Rehab'am, the first and the last, are they not written in the book of Shemayah the prophet, and of Iddo the seer concerning genealogies? And there was fighting between Rehab'am and Yarob'am all the days.
So Rehab'am slept with his fathers, and was buried in the City of Dawid. And Abiyah his son reigned in his place.
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