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Jeroboan's idolatry.


Mis hand will.cicih. the children of Israel: retum ererylıouse of David, Josiah by name: and nian to his liouse; for this thing is upon thee shall be offer the priests of from me. They hearkened therefore tlic ligh places that burn incense upor to the word of the LORD, and relurned ther, and men's bones shall be burut to depart, according to the word of the upon thee. LORD.

3 and le gave a sign the same day, 25 1 Then Jeroboam built Shechem saying, This is the sign which the in mouut Eplıraim, and dwelt therein: LORD liath spoken; Behold, ule alur and went out from thence, and built shall be rent, and the ashes that are Penuel.

upon it shall be poured out. 26 And Jeroboam said in his heart, and it came to pass, when King Now shall the kingdom return to the Jeroboam beard the saying of the mað liouse of David :

or God, which had cried against the 27 If this people go up to do sacrifice altır in Beth-el, that be put fort! liis in the house of uie LORD at Jerusalein, band from the altar, saying, Lay liold then shall the heart of this people tumi on him. And his hand, which he put aguin unto their lord, even unto Reho forth against hiin, dried up, so that he boam king of Judah, and they shall could not pull it in again to him. kill me, and go again to Rehoboam 5 The altar was also rent, and the king of Judah.

ashes poured out from the altar, ac 28 Whereupon the king took counsel, cording to the sign which the man or and made tivo calves of gold, and said God had given by the word of die unlo hem, It is too much for you to go LORD. up to Jerusalem : bebold thy gods, 0 6 And the king answered and said Ismael, which brouglit tlce up out of unto the man of God, Entreat now the the land of Egypt.

face of the LORD thy God, and pray for 29 And he set the one in Beth-el, and me, tlaal my band may be restored me the other put he in Dan.

agilin. And the man of God besnuglit 30 And this thing became a sin: for the Lord, and the king's hand was the people went to worship before the reslored hiin again, and became as it one, even unto Dan.

ruas berore. 31 And he made a house of high 7 And the king said unto the man of places, and made priests of the lowest God, Come bome with me, and refresh of the people, which were not of the thysell, and I will give thee a reward. song of Levi.

8 and the man of God said unto the 32 And Jeroborm ordained a feast in king, Ir thou wilt give me hall thy the eighth month, on the fifteentlı day house, I will not go in with tee, neiof the month, like unto the seast that ther will I eat bread nor drink water is in Judah; and he offered upon the in this place : altar. So did he in Beth-el, sacrificing 9 For so was it charged me by the unto the calves that be bad made: and word of the LORD, saying, Eat no he placed in Beth-el the pricsts of the bread, nor drink water, nor turn again high places which he had made. by the same way that thou cainest.

33 Solie offered opun the altar which 10 So'he went another way, and rehe had made in Beth-el the fileenth turned not by the way dialbe canelu day of the eighth inonth, even in the Beth-el. month which he had devised or his 11 11 Now there duelt an old proplict own heart: and ordained a least unto in Beth-el; and his sons caine and cold the children of Israel; and he offered him all the works that the man of God upon the altar and burnt incense. had done that day in Belb-el: tlie CHAP. XIII.

words which he had epoken unto the ND, behold, there came a man or hing, them they told also to their father.

the Lord unto Betli-el: and Jeroboam What way wept he? For his sons had stood by the allar to burn incense. seen what way the man of God went,

2 And lie cried against the altar in which came from Judah. the word of the LORD, and said, 013 And he said unto his song, Saddle aliar, altar! thus saith the LORD, Be-mc the ass. So they saddled him the hold, a child shall be born unto the lass, and le roile thereon,



The doceived


Prophet slain. 14 And went after the man of God, who was disobedient unto the word of nud found him sitting under an oak : the Lord); therefore the Lord bath de. and he said unto hin, dri thou thellivered hiin unto the lign, which balı man of God that cainest from Judah? Loru him, and slain him, according 1 And he said, I Km.

the word of the LORD, wliich lie spake 15 Then he said unto hin, Come unto hiin. home witli me, and eat bread.

27 And he spake lo bis sons, saying, 16. And he said, I may not return Sadulle ine the ass. And they saddled with thee, nor go in with thee; nei-him. ther will I eat bread nor drink water 28 And he went, and found his carwith thee in this place :

case cast in the way, and the ass anil 17 For it was said to me by the word the lion standing by the carcase: the of the Lord, Thou shalt eit no brcad lion had not eaten the carcasc, nor tort: nor drink water there, nor turn again the ass. to go by the way wat thou camest 29 And the prophet took up the car

13 He said unto him, I am a prophet case of the man ol God, and laid it upalso as thou art; and an angel spake on the iss, and brought it back: and untoine by the word of the LORD, say- the old prophet came to the city to uig, Briug luim back will thee into thy mourn, and to bury bim. douse, that lie may eat bread and drink 30 And lie laid his carcase in bis own

But lie lied unto him. grave : and they mourned over him, 19 So he went back with bim, and saying, Alas, iny brother! did eat bread in his house, and drank 31 And it came to pass, after he had

buried him, that lie spake to his sons, 20 1 And it came to pasg, as they sat saying, When I am dead, then bury at the table, that the word of the LORD ine in the sepulcbre wherein the main came unto the prophet that brought of God is buried; lay my bones beside lim back :

bis bones : 21 And he cried unto the man of God 32 For the saying which he cried by that came_from Judab, saying, Thus the word of the Lord against the aline saith the Lord, Forasmuch as thou in Beth-el, and against all tlie housey bast disobeyed the mouth of the LORD, or the high places which are in the and last not kept the commandment cities of Samaria, shall surely come lo wbich the LORD thy God commanded pass. thee,

33 | After this thing Jeroboam rr:22 But camest back, and last eaten turned not from his evil


but malle bread and drunk water in the place of again of the lowest of the people the which the LORI) did say to lice, priests of the ligh places: whosoever Eat no bread, and drink no water; thy would be consecrated bin, and he becarcase shall not come unto the sepul- came one of the priesls of the high, chre of thy lather.

places. 23 || And it came tu page, after he bad | 34 And this thing became sin unto the eaten bread, and after he had drunk, house of Jeroboam, even to culil ofl. that he saddled for hin the ass,"in wit, and to destroy it from off the lace of for the prophct whom he had brought the earth. back.

CHAP. XIV. 24 And when he was gone, a lion met T that liine Abijah the son of Je.

, ; . A robotini per sucha his carcase was cast in the way, and And Jeroboain said to his wilo, llie ass stood by it, the lion also stood Arise, I pray thee, and disguise thyoy thic carcase.

sell, that thou be not known to be the 25 And, behold, men passed by, and wife of Jeroboam, and get thee to saw the carcasc cast in the way, and Sbilob : bebold, there is Abijah the Wie lion standing by the carcase; and prophel, which told me that I should thay came and lold it in the city where be king over thuis people. the old prophct dwelt.

3 And take with thee ten loaves, and 26 11 And when the prophet that cracknele, and a cruise of lionpyand gas brought him back from the way licard to lin: he shall tell thee what shall thercof, he onid, it is the ruan of God, become of the Chill.

Jcroboam threatened

Mis catia aieth. 4 And Jeroboam's wise did so, and cut off the house of Jeroboain that day: erose, und went to Shiloh, and came to but what? even now. the liouse of Anijalı. But Ahijalı could 15 For die LORD shall emite Isracl, not see; for his eyes were set by rea- as a reed is slaken in tbe water, and le con of his age.

shall root up Israel out of tbis good 6 And the LORD said unto Alijalı, Jand, which he gave to their fathers, Behold, the wife or Jeroboain comethi and shall scatter tliem beyond the rivto ask a wing of thee for her son ; lor er, because they have made their he is sick : thus and thus shalt thou groves, provoking the LORD to anger. say unto her; for it shall be, when she 16 And he shall give Israel up because cometh in, that she shall seign berself of the sins of Jeroboam, who did sin, to be anotlier woman,

and wlio made Israel to sin. 6 And it was so, wlien Ahijab beard

17 Taud Jeroboam's wile arose,

and the sound of her feet, as she came in at departed, and came to Tirzah: and the door, that he said, Come in, thou when she came to the tbresbold of the wife of Jeroboam; why fegnest thou door, the child died; thysell to be auotlier? for I am seni 18 And they buried bim; and all Isto thee with heavy tidings.

rael inourned for him, according to the 7 Go tell Jeroboam, Thus saitli the word of the Lord, kliichi die spake by LORD God of Israel, Forasmuch as I the hand of liis servant Alijalı tuc exalted thee from anong the people, prophct. and made the prince over my people 19 TT And the rest of the acts of Jero Israel,

boam, low he warred, and low lie 8 And rent the kingdom away from reigned, bebold, they are written in the house of David, and gave it thee; the book of the Chronicles of die kings iind yil thou bast not been as my ser of Israel. rant Davidl, who kept ny command. 20 And the days which Jeroboamn inents, and who lollowed me with all reigned were lwo and twenty years. his heart, 10 do lhat only which tvas and be slept witb liis fathers; and Nariglit in mine eyes;

(lab his son reigned in lris stead. À But hast done evil above all tbat 21 T,ind Rehoboam the son of Solc. were before thee: for thou hast goue mon reigned in Judah. Rehoboanı and made thee other gods, and molten rous forly and one years old when he images, to provoke me to anger, and began to reign, and he reigned sevenlast cast me behind thiy back : teen years in Jerusalem, the city which

10 Therefore, behold, I will bring ilie Lord did choose out of all the evil upon the house of Jeroboam, and tribes of Israel, to put his naine there; will cut off from Jeroboain him that and his mother's name was Naamalı, pisselh against the wall, and him that an Animonitess. is shut up and lon in Israel, and will 22 And Judab did evil in the sight of take away the remnant of the bouse of the LORD, and they provoked him to Jeroboain, as a mani taketh away dung, jealousy with their sins. wbich they till it be all gone.

had committed, above all that ubeir fa11 Him that dieth or Jeroboam in the thers had done. city shall the dogs eat; and him that 23 For they also built them high dieth in the field sball the fowls of places, and images, and groves, on the air eat : for the Lord hatb spoken levery irigh hill, and under every greca

12 Arise thou therefore, get thee to 24 And there were also Sodomites in thine own house; and when thy lect the land: and they did according to enter into the city, the child shall die. Ul the abominations of the nations

13 And all Isracl slall mourn for him, which the Lord cast out before the and bury bim; for he only of Jerobo- Children of Isracl. an shall come to the grave, because in 25 T And it cane to pass in the fifth hin there is sound some good thing to-j year of king Rehoboam, that Shishak wird the LORD God of Israel in the king or Egypt came up against Jurus: house of Jeroboam.

len: 14 Moreorer', the LORD shall raise 26 And be took away the treasures him up a king orer Israel, who shall of the liouse of the Loud, and ille



Abijam's wicked reign.


Asa's good rcign. treasures of thic king's house; ne eren 911 And in the twentieth year of Jetook away all: and he took away all roboam king o! Israelreigueu Asa over the shields of gold which Soloman laci Judalı. made.

10 And sorty and one years reigned 27 And king Rehoboam made in their he in Jerusaleın : and his motler's stead brazen shields, and committed name was Maachah, the daughter of thern unto the hands of the chief of Abisbalom. the guard, wluich kept the door of the 11 And Asa did that which was right king's liouse.

in the eyes of the LORD, as did David 28 And it was so, when the king went his father. .nto the house of the Lord, that the 12 And he took away the Sodomites Evard bare them, and brought them out of the land, and removed all the back into the guard-chamber.

idols that his fathers had made. 29 Now thie rest or the acts or Reho. 13 And also planchål his inotlier boam, and all that he did, are they not even berhe removed from being queen, written in the book of the Clironicles because she bad made an idol in a of the kings of Judah?

srove: and Asa destroyed her idol, 30 And there was war between Relio- and burnt it by the brook Kidron. boam and Jeroboam all their days. 1.1 But the high places were not re

31 And Rehoboain slept with his fa- moved: nevertheless Asa's heart w:19 thers, and was buried with bris fathers perfect with the LORD all his days. in the city of David: and his mother's 15 And he brought in the things which name was Naamah, an Ammonitess : his father haddedicated, and the lliingy and Abijam his son reigned in his which himself had dedicated, into the stead.

house of the LORD, silver, and gold, CHAP. XV.

and vessels. OIV

Jeroboam tlic son of Nebat reign- and Baasla king of Israel all their ed Abijain orer Judalı.

days. 2 Three years reignied he in Jerusa- | 17 And Baasla king of Israel went up lem: and his mother's name was Maa- against Judali, and built Ramalı, iliat clah, the daughter of Abishalom. he might not suller any to go out or 3 And he walked in all the sins of his come in to Asa king of Judali

. father, which he had done before him : 18 Then Asa took all tlie silver and and his heart was not perfect with the the gold thul were leit in the treasures Lond his God, as the heart of Davici ol tlic house of the LORD, and the trea119 father.

sures of the king's house and delivered 1 Nevertheless, for David's sake, did then into the band of bis servants ; the LORD his God give him a lamp in and king Asa sent then to Ben-hadked, Jerusalem, lo set up bis son aller him, the son of Tabrimon, the son of He. and to establish Jerusalem :

zion, king of Syria, lat dwelt at Da5 Because David did that rohich was mascus, saying, right in the eyes of the LORD, and| 19 There is a league between me and turned not aside from any thing that thee, and between my father and they lic. commanded him all the days or his father; belold, I have sent unto thee a life, save only in the matter of Urial present of silver and gold; come and the Hittite.

break ty league with Baasba king of 6 And there was war between Rebo. Israel, that he may depart from me. boam and Jeroboam all the days of his 20 So Ben-ladad liearkened unto king life.

Asa, and sent the captains of the hosi 7 | Now the rest of the acts of Abi- which lie bad against the cities of Is jam, and all that he did, are they not rael, and smote ljon, and Dan, and written in the book of the Chronicles Abel-beth-maachalı, and all Cinne of the kings of Judad? And there was roth, with all the land of Naphtali. war between Abijam and Jeroboam. 21 And it caine to pass, when Baaaho

8 And Abijam slept with his fathers,licard theren, that he left of buildir: and tiey baried hiin in the city of 1)n- of Rimal, and dwelt in Tirzah. vid; and sa luis son rcigued in his 22 Then king Asa madlo a proclama stead.

tion trong cui all Judah; (none was

Nadab sluir,


Jehri's prophecy. cxempled :) and they took away the

CHAP. XVI. skaucs of Ramah, and the timber ihere: Tlo Feliu the son of Havani agavat

HSN the word of the Lond came of, wlierewith Bitasha had builded i and king Asa built with thicm Gaba of Baasha, saying, Benjainin, and Mizpah.

2 Forssuch as I exalted thee out of 23 | The rext of all the acts of Asa, the dus, and made three prince over and all bis might, and all that he did, my people Israel, and thou liast walk and the cities which he buil, are thes' ed in the way of Jeroboam, and hast not written in the bod of the Chron-made my people Israel to sin, to pro icles of the kings of Judah ? Neverthe- roke ine to anger with their sins: less in the tiine of his old age lié was 3 Behold, I will take away the pos diseased in his feet.

terity of Baasha, and the posterity or 24 And Asa slept with his fathers, bis bouse; and will make thy house and was buried with his fathers in the like the house or Jeroboam the son of city of David his father; and Jehosh- Nebat. aphat his son reigned in bis stead, 4 Him that dietli or Baasha in the ci

25 [ And Nabab the son ofJeroboam ty shall the dogs eat; and him that dibegan to reign over Israel in the sec-leth oll bis in the field shall the lowls ond year or Asa king of Judal, and of the air ent. reigned over Israel two years. 5 Now the rest of the acts of Baasli, 26 And he did evil in the sight of the and what be did, and bis miglit, are Lord, and walked in the way of his they not written in the book of the father, and in his sin wherewith he Chronicles of the kings of Israeli made Israel to sin.

6 So Baasha slept with his fathers, 27 1 and Baasha the son or Alijal, and was buried in Tirzab; and Elah of the house of Issachar, conspired his son reigned in his stead. agninst him: and Baasha smote liim 7 And also by the hand of the prophet ni Gibljetlion, which belonged to the Jehu the son of Hanani came the word l'hilistines; (lor Nadab and all Israel ofthe Lord against Baasha,and against Inid siege to Gibbethon;)

his house, even for all the evil that lie 28 Even in the third year of Asa king did in the siglat or the Lord,in provoof Judah did Baasha slay Lim, and king bim to anger with the work of reigned in his slead.

his liands, in being like the house of 29 And it capie to pass, wben lie Jeroboam; and because he killed lun. reigned, that lie smote all the liouse $ f In the twenty, and sixth year of of Jeroboamı; belelt not to Jeroboam Asa king of Judah began Elal the son any that breathed, until he had des. of Baasha to reign over Israel in Tir troyed him, according unto the saying zal, two years. of the LORD, which he spake by his g And his servant Zimri, captain of servant Anijah the Sbilonite: hall his cbariots, cunspired against

30 Because of the sins of Jeroboam him as he was in Tirzali, drinking which be sinned, and which he made himself drunk in the house of Arza, Israel sin, by his provocation where: steward of his bouse in Tirzah. with he provoked the LORD God of 10 And Zimri went in and smote Israel to anger.

bim, and killed him, in the twenty 31 | Now the rest of the acts of Na- and seventh year of A sa king of Ju. dab, and all that he did, are they not dah, and reigned in his seat. written in the book of the Chronicles ll And it came 10 pass when be of the kings of Israel?

began to reign, as soon as lie saton his 32 And there was war between Asa throne, that he slew all the liouse of & Baashu king of Israe, all their days. Bilaslia: he left him not one that pisa 33 In the third year of Asa king of eth against a wall, neitheroí lis kins Judah begau Baasha the son of Abijab Tolks, nor of his friends. to reign over all Israel in Tirzah, 12 Thus did Zimri destroy all the twenty and four years

house of Baasba, according to the 34 And he did evil in llie sight of the word of the LORD, which he spake LORD, and walked in the way of Jero: against Baaslia by Jelu the propliet, boam, and in liis sin wherewith hel 13 For all the sing of Baasha,nud tlie made Isracl to sin.

siirs of Elah bis son by which they sin.

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