And, behold, there came a man of Elohim out of Judah by the word of Yahweh to Beth-el: and Jeroboam was standing by the altar to burn incense. 2 And he cried against the altar by the word of Yahweh, and said, O altar, altar, thus says Yahweh: Behold, a son shall be born to the house of David, Josiah by name; and upon you shall he sacrifice the priests of the high places that burn incense on you, and men’s bones shall they burn upon you. 3 And he gave a sign the same day, saying, This is the sign which Yahweh has spoken: Behold, the altar shall be rent, and the ashes that are upon it shall be poured out. 4 And it came to pass, when the king heard the saying of the man of Elohim, which he 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 draw it back again to him. 5 The altar also was rent, and the ashes poured out from the altar, according to the sign which the man of Elohim had given by the word of Yahweh. 6 And the king answered and said to the man of Elohim, Entreat now the favor of Yahweh your Elohim, and pray for me, that my hand may be restored to me again. And the man of Elohim entreated Yahweh, and the king’s hand was restored to him again, and became as it was before. 7 And the king said to the man of Elohim, Come home with me, and refresh yourself, and I will give you a reward. 8 And the man of Elohim said to the king, Even if you will give me half your house, I will not go in with you, neither will I eat bread nor drink water in this place; 9 for so was it charged me by the word of Yahweh, saying, You shall eat no bread, nor drink water, neither return by the way that you came. 10 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 one of his sons came and told him all the works that the man of Elohim had done that day in Beth-el: the words which he had spoken to the king, them also they told to their father. 12 And their father said to them, Which way did he go? Now his sons had seen what way the man of Elohim went, that came from Judah. 13 And he said to his sons, Saddle the ass for me. So they saddled for him the ass; and he rode on it. 14 And he went after the man of Elohim, and found him sitting under an oak; and he said to him, Are you the man of Elohim that came from Judah? And he said, I am. 15 Then he said to him, Come home with me, and eat bread. 16 And he said, I may not return with you, nor go in with you; neither will I eat bread nor drink water with you in this place: 17 for it was said to me by the word of Yahweh, You shall eat no bread nor drink water there, nor turn again to go by the way that you came. 18 And he said to him, I also am a prophet as you are; and an angel spoke to me by the word of Yahweh, saying, Bring him back with you into your house, that he may eat bread and drink water. But he lied to him. 19 So he went back with him, and ate bread in his house, and drank water.
20 And it came to pass, as they sat at the table, that the word of Yahweh came to the prophet that brought him back; 21 and he cried to the man of Elohim that came from Judah, saying, In this manner says Yahweh, Since you have been disobedient to the mouth of Yahweh, and have not kept the commandment which Yahweh your Elohim commanded you, 22 but came back, and have eaten bread and drunk water in the place of which he said to you, Eat no bread, and drink no water; your body shall not come to the sepulchre of your fathers. 23 And it came to pass, after he had eaten bread, and after he had drunk, that he saddled for him the ass, for the prophet whom he had brought back. 24 And when he had gone, a lion met him by the way, and killed him: and his body was cast in the way, and the ass stood by it; the lion also stood by the body. 25 And, behold, men passed by, and saw the body cast in the way, and the lion standing by the body; 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 of it, he said, It is the man of Elohim, who was disobedient to the mouth of Yahweh: therefore Yahweh has delivered him to the lion, which has torn him, and killed him, according to the word of Yahweh, which he spoke to him. 27 And he spoke to his sons, saying, Saddle the ass for me. And they saddled it. 28 And he went and found his body cast in the way, and the ass and the lion standing by the body: the lion had not eaten the body, nor torn the ass 29 And the prophet took up the body of the man of Elohim, 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 body in his own grave; and they mourned over him, saying, Alas, my brother! 31 And it came to pass, after he had buried him, that he spoke to his sons, saying, When I am dead, then bury me in the sepulchre in which the man of Elohim is buried; lay my bones beside his bones. 32 For the saying which he cried by the word of Yahweh 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 did not return from his evil way, but made again from among all the people priests of the high places: whoever so desired, he consecrated him, that there might be priests of the high places. 34 And this thing became sin to the house of Jeroboam, even to cut it off, and to destroy it from off the face of the earth.
At that time Abijah the son of Jeroboam was sick. 2 And Jeroboam said to his wife, Arise, I pray you, and disguise yourself, that you may not be known to be the wife of Jeroboam; and go to Shiloh: behold, there is Ahijah the prophet, whom spoke concerning me that I should be king over this people. 3 And take with you ten loaves, and cakes, and a jar of honey, and go to him: he will tell you 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. Now Ahijah could not see; for his eyes were set because of his age. 5 And Yahweh said to Ahijah, Behold, the wife of Jeroboam comes to inquire of you concerning her son; for he is sick: thus and thus shall you say to her; for it will be, when she comes in, that she will act as a stranger.
6 And it was so, when Ahijah heard the sound of her feet, as she came in at the door, that he said, Come in, wife of Jeroboam; why are you acting as a stranger? For I am sent to you with heavy tidings. 7 Go, tell Jeroboam, In this manner says Yahweh, the Elohim of Israel: Since I exalted you from among the people, and made you prince over my people Israel, 8 and rent the kingdom away from the house of David, and gave it to you; and yet you have not been as my servant David, who kept my commandments, and who followed me with all his heart, to do that only which was right in my eyes, 9 but have done evil above all that were before you, and have gone and made for yourself other elohim, and molten images, to provoke me to anger, and have cast me behind your back: 10 therefore, behold, I will bring evil upon the house of Jeroboam, and will cut off from Jeroboam every man-child, him that is shut up and him that is left at large in Israel, and will utterly sweep away the house of Jeroboam, as a man sweeps, away dung, till it is all gone. 11 He that dies of Jeroboam in the city shall the dogs eat; and he that dies in the field shall the birds of the heavens eat: for Yahweh has spoken it. 12 And you, arise therefore, go to your house: and when your feet enter into the city, the child shall die. 13 And all Israel shall mourn for him, and bury him; for only he of Jeroboam shall come to the grave, because in him there is found some good thing toward Yahweh, the Elohim of Israel, in the house of Jeroboam. 14 Moreover Yahweh will raise him up a king over Israel, who shall cut off the house of Jeroboam that day. But what? Even now. 15 For Yahweh will strike Israel, as a reed is shaken in the water; and he will root up Israel out of this good land which he gave to their fathers, and will scatter them beyond the River, because they have made their Asherim, provoking Yahweh to anger. 16 And he will give Israel up because of the sins of Jeroboam, which he has sinned, and that he has caused Israel to sin.
17 And Jeroboam’s wife arose, and departed, and came to Tirzah: and as she came to the threshold of the house, the child died. 18 And all Israel buried him, and mourned for him, according to the word of Yahweh, which he spoke by his servant Ahijah the prophet.
19 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 kings of Israel. 20 And the days which Jeroboam reigned were twenty-two years: and he slept with his fathers, and Nadab his son reigned in his place.
21 And Rehoboam the son of Solomon reigned in Judah. Rehoboam was forty-one years old when he began to reign, and he reigned seventeen years in Jerusalem, the city which Yahweh had chosen out of all the tribes of Israel, to put his name there: and his mother’s name was Naamah the Ammonitess.
22 And Judah did that which was evil in the sight of Yahweh, and they provoked him to jealousy with their sins which they committed, above all that their fathers had done. 23 For they also built for themselves high places, and pillars, and Asherim, on every high hill, and under every green tree; 24 and there were also sodomites in the land: they did according to all the abominations of the nations which Yahweh drove out before the children of Israel.
25 And it came to pass in the fifth year of king Rehoboam, that Shishak king of Egypt came up against Jerusalem; 26 and he took away the treasures of the house of Yahweh, and the treasures of the king’s house; he even took away all: and he took away all the shields of gold which Solomon had made. 27 And king Rehoboam made in their place shields of bronze, and committed them to the hands of the captains of the guard, who kept the door of the king’s house. 28 And it was so, that, as often as the king went into the house of Yahweh, the guard bore them, and brought them back into the guard-chamber.
29 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? 30 And there was war between Rehoboam and Jeroboam continually. 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 reigned in his place.
Now in the eighteenth year of king Jeroboam the son of Nebat Abijam began to reign over Judah. 2 Three years he reigned in Jerusalem: and his mother’s name was Maacah the daughter of Abishalom. 3 And he walked in all the sins of his father, which he had done before him; and his heart was not perfect with Yahweh his Elohim, as the heart of David his father. 4 Nevertheless for David’s sake Yahweh his Elohim gave 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 Yahweh, and returned not aside from anythingthat he commanded him all the days of his life except only in the matter of Uriah the Hittite. 6 Now there was war between Rehoboam and Jeroboam all the days of his life.
7 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 between Abijam and Jeroboam. 8 And Abijam slept with his fathers; and they buried him in the city of David: and Asa his son reigned in his place.
9 And in the twentieth year of Jeroboam king of Israel Asa began to reign over Judah. 10 And forty-one years he reigned in Jerusalem: and his mother’s name was Maacah the daughter of Abishalom. 11 And Asa did that which was right in the eyes of Yahweh, as did David his father. 12 And he put away the sodomites out of the land, and removed all the idols that his fathers had made. 13 And also Maacah his mother he removed from being queen, because she had made an abominable image for an Asherah; and Asa cut down her image, and burnt it at the brook Kidron. 14 But the high places were not taken away: nevertheless the heart of Asa was perfect with Yahweh all his days. 15 And he brought into the house of Yahweh the things that his father had dedicated, and the things that he himself had dedicated, silver, and gold, and vessels.
16 And there was war between Asa and Baasha king of Israel all their days. 17 And Baasha king of Israel went up against Judah, and built Ramah, that he might not permit anyone to go out or come in to Asa king of Judah. 18 Then Asa took all the silver and the gold that were left in the treasures of the house of Yahweh, 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 Tabrimmon, the son of Hezion, king of Syria, that dwelt at Damascus, saying, 19 There is a league between me and you, between my father and your father: behold, I have sent to you a present of silver and gold; go, break your league with Baasha king of Israel, that he may depart from me. 20 And Ben-hadad listened to king Asa, and sent the captains of his armies against the cities of Israel, and struck Ijon, and Dan, and Abel-beth-maacah, and all Chinneroth, with all the land of Naphtali. 21 And it came to pass, when Baasha heard of it, that he left off building Ramah, and dwelt in Tirzah. 22 Then king Asa made a proclamation to all Judah; no one was exempted: and they carried away the stones of Ramah, and the timber of it, with which Baasha had built; and king Asa built with it Geba of Benjamin, and Mizpah.
23 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? But in the time of his old age he was diseased in his feet. 24 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 place.
25 And Nadab the son of Jeroboam began to reign over Israel in the second year of Asa king of Judah; and he reigned over Israel two years. 26 And he did that which was evil in the sight of Yahweh, and walked in the way of his father, and in his sin with which he made Israel to sin. 27 And Baasha the son of Ahijah, of the house of Issachar, conspired against him; and Baasha struck him down at Gibbethon, which belonged to the Philistines; for Nadab and all Israel were laying siege to Gibbethon. 28 Even in the third year of Asa king of Judah Baasha killed him, and reigned in his place. 29 And it came to pass that, as soon as he was king, he struck all the house of Jeroboam: he left not to Jeroboam any that breathed, until he had destroyed him; according to the saying of Yahweh, which he spoke by his servant Ahijah the Shilonite; 30 for the sins of Jeroboam which he sinned, and with which he made Israel to sin, because of his provocation with which he provoked Yahweh, the Elohim of Israel, to anger.
31 Now the rest of the acts of Nadab, and all that he did, are they not written in the book of the chronicles of the kings of Israel? 32 And there was war between Asa and Baasha king of Israel all their days.
33 In the third year of Asa king of Judah Baasha the son of Ahijah began to reign over all Israel in Tirzah, and reigned twenty-four years. 34 And he did that which was evil in the sight of Yahweh, and walked in the way of Jeroboam, and in his sin with which he made Israel to sin.