1But when the kingdom of Rehoboam was established and he was strong, he abandoned the law of Yahweh, and all Israel with him.
2And in the fifth year of king Rehoboam, because they had been unfaithful to Yahweh, Shishak king of Egypt came up against Jerusalem
3with 1,200 chariots and 60,000 horsemen. And there was also a countless number of people who came with him out of Egypt: the Lubim, the Sukkiim, and the Ethiopians.
4He captured the fortified cities of Judah and came as far as Jerusalem.
5Now Shemaiah the prophet came to Rehoboam and to the officials of Judah who were gathered at Jerusalem because of Shishak, and said to them, “This is what Yahweh says: ‘You have abandoned me, therefore I also have abandoned you into the hand of Shishak.’”
7When Yahweh saw that they humbled themselves, the word of Yahweh came to Shemaiah, saying, “They have humbled themselves. I will not destroy them, but I will grant them a measure of deliverance, and my wrath will not be poured out on Jerusalem by the hand of Shishak.
8Nevertheless, they will be his slaves, so that they will know the difference between serving me and serving the kingdoms of the other countries.”
9So Shishak king of Egypt came up against Jerusalem and he took away the treasures of the house of Yahweh and the treasures of the king’s house. He took it all away. He also took away the shields of gold that Solomon had made.
10So King Rehoboam made shields of bronze to replace them and committed them to the hands of the commanders of the guard who protected the entrance of the king’s house.
11And whenever the king entered the house of Yahweh, the guard came and carried them, and then brought them back into the guard’s room.
12When he humbled himself, the wrath of Yahweh turned from him so as not to entirely destroy him, and in Judah there were good things.
13So king Rehoboam strengthened himself in Jerusalem, and reigned. Rehoboam was 41 years old when he began to reign, and he reigned 17 years in Jerusalem, the city that Yahweh had chosen out of all the tribes of Israel to put his name there, and his mother’s name was Naamah the Ammonitess.
14He did what was evil, because he did not set his heart to seek Yahweh.
15Now the acts of Rehoboam, first and last, are they not written in the histories of Shemaiah the prophet and of Iddo the seer concerning the genealogies? And there were wars between Rehoboam and Jeroboam continually.
16Rehoboam slept with his fathers and was buried in the city of David, and Abijah his son reigned in his place.