1It came to pass, when the kingdom of Rehoboam was established, and he was strong, that he forsook the law of Yahweh, and all Israel with him.
2It came to pass in the fifth year of king Rehoboam that Shishak king of Egypt came up against Jerusalem because they had trespassed against Yahweh,
3with 1,200 chariots and 60,000 horsemen. The people were without number who came with him out of Egypt: the Lubim, the Sukkiim, and the Ethiopians.
4He took the fortified cities that pertained to Judah and came to Jerusalem.
5Now Shemaiah the prophet came to Rehoboam and to the officials of Judah who were gathered together to Jerusalem because of Shishak, and said to them, “This is what Yahweh says: ‘You have forsaken me, therefore have I also left you in 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 some deliverance, and my wrath will not be poured out on Jerusalem by the hand of Shishak.
8Nevertheless they will be his servants, that they may know my service, and the service of the kingdoms of the countries.”
9So Shishak king of Egypt came up against Jerusalem and 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.
10King Rehoboam made in their place shields of bronze and committed them to the hands of the captains of the guard who kept the entrance of the king’s house.
11It was so that as often as the king entered into the house of Yahweh, the guard came and carried them and brought them back into the guard room.
12When he humbled himself, the wrath of Yahweh turned from him so as not to destroy him altogether; and moreover in Judah there were good things found.
13So king Rehoboam strengthened himself in Jerusalem, and reigned: for 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 didn’t set his heart to seek Yahweh.
15Now the acts of Rehoboam, first and last, aren’t they written in the histories of Shemaiah the prophet and of Iddo the seer according to the way of genealogies? 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.