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Ten tribes revolt.


Jeroboam's idoiatry. men that were grown up with him, B. C.975. of David, but the tribe of Judah and which stood before him:

only.r 9 And he said unto them, What g Eze.2.6. 21 T And s when Rehoboam was counsel give ye that we may an

come to Jerusalem, he assembled

1 hardly. swer this people, who have spoken

all the house of Judah, with the to me, saying, Make the yoke which h Pr.10.11,32, tribe of Benjamin, an hundred and thy father did put upon us lighter? Ec, 10.12.

fourscore thousand chosen men, 10 And the young men that were Jam.3.17. which were warriors, to fight grown up with him spake unto hiin,

against the house of Israel, to bring

i Pr. 13.20. saying, 'Thus shalt thou speak unto

the kingdom again to Rehoboam this people that spake unto thee, k2Ch.22.4,5. the son of Solomon. saying, Thy father made our yoke

22 But the word of God came unto heavy, but make thou it lighter 2 ver.24.

Shemaiah the man of God, saying, unto us; thus shalt thou say unto

Ju. 14.4.

23 Speak unto Rehoboam the sou them, My little finger shall be


of Solomon, king of Judah, and unthicker than my father's loins.


to all the house of Judah and Ben11 And now whereas my father

jamin, and to the remnant of the did lade you with a heavy yoke, I m ch.11.11, people, saying, will add to your yoke: my father


24 Thus saith the LORD, Ye shall hath chastised you with whips, but m 2Sa.20.1.

not go up, nor fight against your I will chastise you with scorpious.g

brethren the children of Israel: 12 So Jeroboam and all the peo- ch.11, 13,36. return every man to his house; for ple came to Rehoboam the third

p ch.4.6.

this thing is from me. They hearday, as the king had appointed, say- 5.14.

kened therefore to the word of the inz, Come to me again the third day.

LORD, and returned to depart, ac13 And the king answered the peo

2 strength

cording to the word of the LORD. ple 1 roughly, h and forsook i the

ened him

25 Then Jeroboam built Sheold men's counsel that they gave


chem u in mount Ephraim, and him;

92Ki. 17.21. Uwelt therein; and went out from 14 And k spake to them after the

thence, and built Penuel.v counsel of the young men, saying,

3 sor, fell

26 And Jeroboam said in his heart, My father made your yoke heavy,

away. Now shall the kingdom return 10 and I will add to your yoke: my

the house of David father also chastised you with

27 If this people go up w to do sawhips, but I will chastise you with r Ho, 11.12. crifice in the house of the LORD at scorpions

s 2Ch.11.1, Jerusalem, then shall the heart of 15 Wherefore the king hearkened

&c. this people turn again unto their not unto the people ; for Ithe cause

lord, even unto Rehoboam king of

t ver. 15. was from the LORD, that he might

Judah, and they shall kill me and go perform his saying, which the LORD u Ju.9.45. again to Rehoboam king of Judah. spake m by Amjah the Shilonite

28 Whereupon the king took coulunto Jeroboam the son of Nebat.

v Ju.8.17.

sel, and made two calves z of gold, 16 T So when all Israel saw that w Deut. 12.5, and said unto them, it is too much the king hearkened not unto them,

14. for you to go up to Jerusalem : bethe people answered the king, say

hold y thy gods, O Israel, which ing, What n portion have we in Da- « 2Ki. 10.29. brought thee up out of the land of vid ? neither have we inheritance in


Egypt. the son of Jesse : to your tents, O y Ex.32.4,8. 29 And he set the one in Beth-el, 2 Israel: now see to thine own house,

z Ge.28.19.

and the other put he in Dane David. So Israel departed into

30 And this thing became ba sin: their tents.

a Ju.18.29.

for the people went to worship be17 But o as for the children of Is- A2.8.14.

fore the one, even umto Dan, rael which dwelt in the cities of Ju- och.13.31. 31 And he made an house of high dah, Rehoboam reigned over them.

De.24.15. places, and made priests e of the 18 Then king Rehoboam seut p

c Nu.3.10.

lowest of the people, which were Adoram, who was over the tribute;

2Ki. 17.32.

not of the sons of Levi. and all' Israel stoned him with


32 And Jeroboam ordained a feast stones, that he died. Therefore

in the eighth month, on the fifteenth king Rehoboam 2 made speed to d Lev.23.33, day of the montli, like unto the get him up to his chariot, to flee to 31. least that is in Judah, and she Jerusalem.

* or, went up offered upon the aliar, (so aid he in 19 So q Israel 3 rebelled against to the aliar. Beth-el, 5 sacrificing unto the the house of David unto this day. 5 or, to sacri calves that he had made: and he 20 And it came to pass, when all fice. placed in Beth-el e the priests of Israel heard that Jeroboam was

e Am.7.13.

the high places which he had made. come again, that they sent and call

33 So he offered upon the altar ed him unto the congregation, and 6 or, went up which he had made in Beth-el, the made him king over all Israel: there


fifteenth day of the eighth month, was none that followed the house

leven in the inonth which he had de

Jeroboam's hand withereth. 1 KINGS, XIII.

The prophet is reproved. vised f of his own heart; and or-1 B. C. 975, that the man of God had done that dained a feast unto the children of

day in Beth-el : the words which Israel: and he offered upon the al

f No. 15.39.

he had spoken unto the king, them tar, and burned o incense.

they told also to their father. CHAPTER XIII.

7 to burn. 12 And their father said unto 1 Jeroboam's hand withereth; 6 and,

8 ch.13,1.

them, What way went he? For his at the prayer of the prophet, is re

sons had seen what way the man of stored.

(CHAP. 13.) God went, which came from Judah. ND, hehold, there came a man a ch.12.32,33.

13 And he said unto his sons, Sad1 or, offer.

dle me the ass. So they saddled word of the LORD unto Beth-el:

him the ass: and he rode thereon, and a Jeroboam stood by the altar 6 2Ki.23.15- 14 And went after the man of God, to 1 burn incense.


and found him sitting under an oak: 2 And he cried against the altar c Is.7.14. and he said unto him, Art thou the in the word of the LORD, and said,

38.7,22. man of God that camest from JuO altar, altar, thus saith the LORD;


dah? And he said, I am. Behold, a child shall be born unto

1 Cor. 1.22.

15 Then he said unto him, Come the house of David, Josiah by name; a 2Ch.16.10. home with me, and eat bread. and .

apou thee shall b he offer the 18.25,&c. 16 And he said, I may k not return priests of the high places that burn

25.15, 16. with thee, nor go in with thee: incense upon thee, and men's bones

Ps.105.15. neither will I eat bread nor drink shall be burnt upon thee.


water with thee in this place : 3 And he gave a sign c the same


17 For 4 it was said to me byl

17. day, saying, This is the sign which


the word of the LORD, Thou shalt the Lord hath spoken; Behold, the Jno. 13.20.

eat no bread nor drink water there, altar shall be rent, and the ashes Acts 6,12. nor turn again to go by the way that are upon it shall be poured out.

that thou camest.

E ver.3. 4 And it came to pass, when king

i8 He said unto him, I am a proJeroboam heard the saying of the f Ex.$.$. phet also as thou art; and an angel man of God, which had cried against the altar in Beth-el, that

Acis 8.24. spake unto me by the word of the he put forth his hand from the al


LORD, saying, Bring him back with

thee into thine house, that he may tar, saying,d Lay hold on him. And the face of eat bread and drink water. But he his hand, which he put forth against

the LORD. lied m unto him. him, dried up, so that he could not

g 2Sam.9.7.

19 So n he went hack with him, pull it in again to him.

2Ki.5.15. and did eat bread in his house, and 5 The altar also was rent, and the

h Nu.22.18.

drank water. ashes poured out from the altar, 24.13.

20 T And it came to pass, as they according to the sign e which the

sat at the table, that the word of man of God had given by the word

i 1Cor.5.11.

the LORD came unto the prophet of the LORD.

that brought him back: 6 And the king answered and said

21 And he cried unto the man of unto the man of God, Entreat f now

God that came from Judah, saying, the face of the LORD thy God, and a ver.8,9.

Thus saith the LORD, Forasmuclio pray for me, that my hand may be

as thou hast disobeyed the mouth

a word was. restored me again. And the man

of the LORD, and hast not kept the of God besought 2 the Lord, and i ch.20.35. commandment which the LORD thy the king's hand was restored him


God commanded thee, again, and became as it was before. m 15.9.16. 22 But camest back, and hast 7 And the king said unto the man Jer. 23.32. eaten p bread and drunk water in of God, Come home with me, and n De.13.1,3,5 the place of the which the LORD refresh thyself, and I will give thee 18.20. did sayq to thee, Eat no bread, a y reward.

Acts 4.19. and drink no water; thy carcass r 8 And the man of God said unto

o Nu. 20.12.

shall not come unto the sepulchre the king, If h thou wilt give me half 1Sa, 13.13, of thy fathers. thine house, I will not go in with

23 4 And it came to pass, after thee, neither will I eat bread nor 15.23 he had eaten bread, and after he drink water in this place:

had drunk, that he saddled for 9 For so was it charged me by the

him the ass, to wit, for the prophet word of the Lory, saying, Eat i no

whom he had brought back. bread, nor drink water, nor turn r ver.30. 24 And when he was gone, a lions

ch.14.13. again by the same way that thou

met him by the way, and slew him:

2 Ch.21.20. and his carcass was cast in the camest.

Is. 14.18-20. 10 So he went another way, and

way, and the ass stood by it, the

Je.22.18,19. lion also stood by the carcass. returned not by the way that he came to Beth-el.

s ch.20.36.

25 And, beholů, men passed by,

Pr.22.13. and saw the carcass cast in the 11 9 Now there dwelt an old pro

26.13. phet in Beth-el; and his 3 sons

way, and the lion standing by the

carcass : and they came and told it came and told him all the works

3 son.


p ver. 19,
q ver.9.

Jeroboam's cbstinacy.


Arijak for barned. in the ci y where the old prophet B. C.975. came to the house of Ahijah. But dwelt.

Ahijah could not see; for his eyes 25 And when the prophet that s broken. * were set by reason of his age.d brought him back from the was

5 And the LORD sade unto Ahiheard thereof, he said. It is the man

1 ver.9.

jah, Behold the wife of Jeroboam of God, who was disobedient unto s broken. cometh to ask a thing of thee for the word of the LORD: therefore

her son. for he is sick: thus and the LORD hath delivered him unto u Jer. 22. 18.

thus shalt thou sar unto her: for the lion, which hath 5 torn him, u 261.23.16- it shall be, when she cometh in, and slain him, according to the

19. that she shall feign herself to be word of the LORD, which he i

w ch.16.24.

another woman. spake unto him.

6 And it was so, when Ahijah 27 And he spake to his sons, say- I ch.12.31.32. heard the sound of her feet, as sile ing. Saddle me the ass. And they 2Ch.11.15. came in at the door, that he said, sastilled him.

13.9. Come in, thou wife of Jeroboam; 23 And he went, and found his - returned why teimnest thou thyself to be ascarcass cast in the way, and the and made. other? for I am sent to thee with ass and the lion standing by the

5 heavy tidings. carcass: the lion had not eaten the y 2T1.3.13.

7 Go, teil Jeroboam, Thus saith carcass, nor 6 tarn the ass.

8 filled his

the LORD God of Israel, Foras

hand, 29 and the prophet took up the

Ju. 17.12.

much f as I exalted thee from carcass of the man of God, and laid

among the people, and made thee it upon the ass, and brought it z ch.14.10.

prince over iny people Israel, back: and the old prophet came to

Pr. 13.6.

8 And rent the kingdom away the city, to mourn and to bury him. (CHAP. 14.) from the house of Davidl, and gave 30 and he laid his carcass in his

it thee; and yet thou hast not been own grave: and ther mourned over a ch.11.31.

as my servant David, who h kept him, sayini. Alas, u my brother!

b 1S2.9.7,8. my commandments, and who fol31 And it came to pass, after he

1 in thine

lowed me with all his heart, to do had buried him, that he spake to

hand. that only which was right in mine his sons, saying, When I am dead,

eyes: then bury me in the sepulchre 2 or, cakes.

9 But hast done evil above all that wherein the man of God is buried;

3 or, bottle.

were before thee: for i thou hast lay y my bones beside his bones : c ch.11.29.

gone and made thee other gods, 32 For the saving which he cried

and molten images, to provoke k by the word of the LORD against * stood for

me to anger, and hast castl me bethe altar in Beth-el, and against all

his hoari

hind thy back: the houses of the high places which


10 Therefore, behold, I will bring are in the cities of Samaria, w shall

d Ge.27.1.

evil upon the house of Jeroboam, surely come to pass.

Ec. 12.3.

and will cut off m from Jeroboam 33 $ After this thing Jeroboam

e Ps. 139.1-4.

him that pisseth against the wall, returned not from his evil way, buti

5 hard.

and him that is shut n up and left in made again y of the lowest of the

Israel, and will take awar the rempeople priests of the high places: f ch.16.2.

nant of the house of Jeroboam, as a whosoever would, he 8 consecrated g ch.11.31

man taketh away dung, till it be all him, and became one of the priests


gone. of the high places.

h ch.16.5.

11 Him o that dieth of Jeroboam 31 And this thing became sin unto i ch.12.28. in the city shall the dogs eat; and the house of Jeroboam, even to z 2 Ch.11.15. him that dieth in the field shall the cut it oft, and to destroy it from off k Ps, 106.29. fowls of the air eat: for the LORD the face of the earth.

I Ne.9.26. hath spoken it.

Ps.50.17. 12 Arise thou therefore, get thee Jeroboam sendeth his wife to the pro- Eze. 23.35, to thine own house : and when thy phet Ahijah at Shiloh.

m ch.15.29. feet enter into the city, the child T that time Abijah the son of

n De.32.36.

shall die.

2Ki. 14.26. 13 And all Israel shall mourn for 2 And Jeroboam said to his wife,

0 ch.36.4. him, and bury him : for he only of Arise, I pray thee, and disguise thy


Jeroboam shall come to the grave, self, that thou be not known to be

because q in him there is found r to switch: behold, there is Ahijah 9 Eze.18.14, God of Israel in the house of Jerothe wife of Jeroboam; and get thee (P ver. 17.

some good thing toward the LORD the prophet, which a told me that

r 2 Ch.19.3.

hoam. I should be king over this people.


14 Moreover, the LORD shall raise 3 And btakel with thee ten loaves,

t De.28.63,

him up a king over Israel, whos and 2 cracknels, and a 3 cruise of


shall cut off the house of Jeroboam honey, and go to him: he shall tell

Jos.23, 15,

that day : but what? even now. thee what shall become of the child.

15 For the LORD shall smite Israel 4 And Jeroboam's wife did so, and u Ps.52.5. as a reed is shaken in the water, arose, and went to Shiloh, c and

land t he shall root ut up Israel out

A"Jeroboam fell sick.


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Rehoboam's wicked reign.


Abijam's wicked reign. of this good land which he gave to B. C. 956. brought them back into the guardtheir fathers, and shall scatter v

chamber. them beyond the river, because v 2 Ki.15.29. 29 T Now the rest of the acts of they have made their w groves,


Rehoboam, and all that he did, are provoking the LORD to anger. w De. 12.3,4. they not written in the book of the

16 And he shall give Israel up, I because of the sins of Jeroboam,

Is, 1.28,29.

chronicles of the kings of Judah 3

30 And m there was war between who y did sin, and who made Is- * Ps.81.12. Rehoboam and Jeroboam all their rael to sin

y ch.15.30,34, days. 17 And Jeroboam's wife arose, 16.2. 31 And Rehoboam slept with his and departed, and came to Tirzah:2

fathers, and was buried with his and when she came to the threshold z ch.16.6,8.

fathers in the city of David. And of the door, the child died; a ver. 12, 13. his mother's name was Naamah, an 18 And they buried him; and all

2Ch, 13.2,

Ammonitess. And Abijam n his son Israel mourned for him, according

&c. reigned in his stead. to the word of the LORD, which he

CHAPTER XV. spake a by the hand of his servant

clay down.

1 Ahjam's wicked reign. 8 Asa sucAhijah the prophet.


ceedeth him.

o in the eighteenth Jeroboam, how he warred, b and how he reigned, behold, they are e De.32.21. Nebat reigned Abijam over Judah. written in the book of the chroni


2 Three years reigned he in Jerucles of the kings of Israel.

1Cor, 10.22.

salem. And b his mother's name 20 And the days which Jeroboam f Eze.16.21, was c Maachah, the daughter of reigned were two and twenty years:

25. Abishalom. and he 6 slept with his fathers, and or, stand

3 And he walked in all the sins of Nadah his son reigned in his stead. ing images, his father, which he had done be2 And Rehoboam the son of or, statutes fore him: and his heart e was not Solomon reigned in Judah. Reho- g2X1.17.9,10. perfect with the LORD his God, as boam wasc forty and one years old when he began to reign, and he

h Is.57.5.

The heart of David his father.

4 Nevertheless f for David's sake reigned seventeen years in Jerusa

did the LORD his God give him a

i De.23.17. lem, the city d which the LORD did choose out of all the tribes of Is


1 lamp in Jerusalem, to set up his k2Ch.12.2,

son after him, and to establish rael, to put his name there. And

Jerusalem :

&c. his mother's name was Naamah,

5 Because David did that which an Ammonitess.

1 ch.10.17.

was right in the eyes of the LORD, 22 And Judah did evil in the sight & runners. and turned not aside from any of the LORD, ani they provoked

thing that he commanded him all him toe jealousy with their sins

the days of his life, save only in the which they had committed, above m ch.12.24. matter of Uriah the Hittite. all that their fathers had done.

15.6. 6 And there was war between 23 For they also built them high f n 2Ch.12.16, Rehoboam and Jeroboam all the places, and images, and groves, 9 Abijah. days of his life. on every high hill, and h under


7 Now the rest of the acts of Abievery green tree.

Abia. jam, and all that he did, are they 21 And i there were also sodom- CHAP. 15.) not written in the book of the ites in the land: and they did accord

chronicles of the kings of Judah? ing to all the abominations of the a 2Ch 13.1,

And there was war between Abi

&c. nations which the LORD cast out

jam and Jeroboam. before the children of Israel.

B 2Ch.11.20

8 And y Abijam slept with his fa

22. 3 And k it came to pass in the

thers: and they buried him in the fifth year of king Rehoboam, that c 2Ch.13.2, city of David: and Asa his son Shishak king of Egypt came up


reigned in his stead. against Jerusalem :

the daugh.

9 T And in the twentieth year of 2 And he took away the treasures

ter of Uriel.

Jeroboam king of Israel reigned all of the house of the LORD, and the d 2Ch.11.21, Asa over Judah. treasures of the king's house ; he


10 And forty and one years reigned eren took away all: and he took e ch.11.4. he in Jerusalem. And his 2 moaway all the shields of gold l which f 2Ch.21.7.

ther's name was Maachah, the Solomon had made

daughter of Abishalom.

1 or, candle, 27 And kung Rehoboam made in

11 And Asa did that which was

ch.11.36. their stead brazen shields, and

right in the eyes of the LORD, as

did David his father. conmitted them unto the hands of g 2Ch.14.1,

&c. the chief of the guard, which kept

12 And he took away the sodomthe door of the king's house. 2 j.c. grand. ites out of the land, and removed And it was so, when the king mother's, all the idols that his fathers had

made. went into the house of the LORD,

13 And also Maachah his mother, Aiat the guard bare them, and


5 go up.

Asa's good reign.


Nadau's wicked reign. even her he removed from being| B. C. 951. and v Jehoshaphat w his son reignqueen, because she had made an

ed in his stead. idol in a grove; and Asa de a 2Ch.15.26; boam began to reign over Israel in

25 T And Nadab the son of Jerostroyed her idol, and burnt i it by the brook Kidron.

3 cut off.

the second year of Asa king of Ju14 But k the high places were not

dah, and reigned over Israel two removed: nevertheless Asa's heart i Ex.32.20. years. was perfect with the LORD all his

26 And he did evil in the sight of days.

& ch.22.43.

the LORD, and walked in the way 15 And he brought in the 4 things holy. of his father, and in his sin wherewhich his father had dedicated, and

with he made Israel to sin. the things which himself 'had

I 2Ch.16.1,

27 T And Baasha the son of Ahidedicated, into the house of the


jal, of the house of Issachar, conLORD, silver, and gold, and vessels. m Jos.18.25. spired against him; and . Baasha 16 T And there was war between

smote him at y Gibbethon, which Asa and Baasha king of Israel all n ch.12.27.

belonged to the Philistines: (for Nadars.

o ch.11.23,24. dab and all Israel laid siege to Gib17 And l Baasha king of Israel

bethon.) went up against Judah, and built

28 Even in the third year of Asa Ramah, m that he n might not suf- v 2Ki. 15.29. king of Judah did Baasha slay him, fer any to go out or come in to

and reigned in his stead. Asa king of Judah.

9 Ju. 18.29.

29 And it came to pass, when he 18 Then Asa took all the silver r 25a.20.14. reigned, that he smote all the house and the gold that were left in the

of Jeroboam; he left not to Jerotreasures of the house of the LORD, free. hoam any that breathed, until he and the treasures of the king's

$ Jos.21.17. had destroyed him, according unto house, and delivered them into the

the saying z of the LORD, which he hand of his servants: and king Asa t Jos. 18.26. spake by his servant Ahijah the sent them to Ben-hadad, the son

u 2Ch. 26.12.

Siuilonite: of Tabrimon, the son of Hezion,

30 Because of the sins of Jeroking of Syria, that dwelt o at

boam which he sinned, and which Damascus, saying,

he made Israel sin, by his provoca 19 There is a league between me v 2Ch.17.1, tion where with he provoked a the and thee, and between my father

&c. LORD God of Israel to anger. and thy father: behold, I have sent

31 T Now the rest of the acts of unto thee a present of silver and w Mat. 1.8,


Nadab, and all that he did, are gold; come and break thy league

they not written in the book of the with Baasha king of Israel, that he Josaphat.

chronicles of the kings of Israel? may 5 depart from me.

7 reigned.

32 And b there was war between 20 So Ben-hadad hearkened unto

Asa and Baasha king of Israel al king Asa, and sent the captains of ch.14.14.

their days. the hosts which he had against the ych.16.15. 33 In the third year of Asa king cities of Israel, and smote ljon,pand


of Judah began Baasha the son of Dan. q and Abel-beth-maachah, r and all Cinneroth, with all the laná z ch. 14.9-16. Ahijah to reign over all Israel in Tir

zah, twenty and four years. of Naphtali.

a ch.14.22, 34 And he did evil in the sight of 21 And it came to pass, when

b ver, 16.

the LORD, and walked in the way Baasha heard thereof, that he left

of Jeroboam, and in his sind off building of Ramah, and dwelt c ch.12.28.29. wherewith he made Israel to si. in Tirzah.


CHAPTER XVI. 22 Then king Asa made a procla- d ch. 14.16.

1,7 Jehu's prophecy against Brasha. mation throughout all Judah ; none

Is. 1.4.

6 Elah succeedeth him. was 6exempted : and they took

WHEN the word of the LORD away the stones of Ramah, and the CHAP. 16.)

came to Jehu a the son of Hatimber thereof, wherewith Baasha

nani, against Baasha, b saying, ad builded ; and king Asa built a ver.7.

2 Forasmuch c as I exalted thee with them Geba s of Benjamin,


out of the dust, and made thee
and Mizpah.t
23 The rest of all the acts of Asa, 6 ch.15.33.

prince over my people Israel; and

thou hast walked in the ward of and all his night, and all that he

Jeroboam. and haste made my per did, and the cities which he built, c ch.14.7.

ple Israel to sin, to provoke me to are they not written in the book of d ch.15.31. anger with their sins; the chronicles of the kings of Ju

3 Behold, I will f take away the dah? Nevertheless in the time of

e Mat.5.19.

posterity of Baasha, and the pics his old age he was diseased u in ver.11. terity of his house; and will make his feet.

ch.21.21,22. thy house like the house of Jerti21 And Asa slept with his fathers,

boam the son of Nebat. and was buried with his fathers 5 ch.14.11.

4 Him o that dieth of Baasha in in the city of David his father:

the city shall the dogs eat; and


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