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2 Chronicles 12

Shishak of Egypt Invades Judah

1When the kingdom of Rehoboam was established and strong, he and all Israel with him abandoned the law of the Lord. And it came about in King Rehoboam’s fifth year, because they had been unfaithful to the Lord, that [a]Shishak king of Egypt came up against Jerusalem with 1,200 chariots and 60,000 horsemen. The people who came with him from Egypt were beyond counting—the Lubim, the Sukkiim, and the [b]Ethiopians. Shishak took the fortified cities of Judah and came as far as Jerusalem. Then Shemaiah the prophet came to Rehoboam and the leaders of Judah who had gathered at Jerusalem because of Shishak, and said to them, “Thus says the Lord: ‘You have abandoned (turned away from) Me, so I have abandoned you into the hands of Shishak.’” Then the leaders of Israel and the king humbled themselves and said, “The Lord is righteous.”

When the Lord saw that they humbled themselves, the word of the Lord came to Shemaiah, saying, “They have humbled themselves so I will not destroy them, but I will grant them some measure of a remnant [that escapes]; and My wrath shall not be poured out on Jerusalem by means of Shishak. Nevertheless they will become his slaves, so that they may know [the difference between] My service and the service of the kingdoms of the countries.”

Plunder Impoverishes Judah

So Shishak king of Egypt went up against Jerusalem; he took the treasures of the house of the Lord and the treasures of the king’s house (palace). He took everything. He even took the shields of gold which Solomon had made. 10 In their place King Rehoboam made shields of bronze and entrusted them to the care of the officers of the guard who guarded the door of the king’s house. 11 And whenever the king entered the house of the Lord, the guards came and carried the shields and then brought them back into the guards’ room. 12 When Rehoboam humbled himself, the wrath of the Lord turned away from him, so as not to destroy him completely; and also conditions were good in Judah.

13 So King Rehoboam established himself in Jerusalem and reigned. Rehoboam was forty-one years old when he began to reign, and he reigned seventeen years in Jerusalem, the city in which the Lord had chosen from all the tribes of Israel to put His Name. And his mother was Naamah the Ammonitess. 14 He did evil because he did not set his heart to seek and worship and honor the Lord.

15 Now the acts of Rehoboam, from the first to the last, are they not written in the records of Shemaiah the prophet and of Iddo the seer, according to genealogical enrollment? There were wars between Rehoboam [of Judah] and Jeroboam [of Israel] continually. 16 And Rehoboam slept with his fathers [in death] and was buried in the City of David; and Abijah his son became king in his place.

Notas al pie

  1. 2 Chronicles 12:2 Shishak established the 22nd dynasty and ruled Egypt from 945-924 b.c. His invasion of the kingdom of Judah is recorded at the temple complex of Karnak (Thebes), near Luxor, Egypt. Shishak was the pharaoh who had given refuge to Jeroboam during the final years of Solomon’s reign.
  2. 2 Chronicles 12:3 Ancient Ethiopia was south of Egypt and included portions of modern Egypt, Sudan, and Ethiopia.

Japanese Living Bible

歴代誌Ⅱ 12


1ところがレハブアムは、彼の人気が高まり、力がついてくると、主を捨ててしまいました。そして民も、王の罪にならいました。 その結果、エジプトの王シシャクが、レハブアム王の第五年にエルサレムを攻撃して来ました。 戦いには、戦車千二百台、騎兵六万、エジプト人、リビヤ人、スキ人、エチオピヤ人からなる、数えきれないほどの大軍が加わりました。 シシャク王は、たちまちユダの要塞の町々を占領し、ついにエルサレムまで攻め上りました。 その時、預言者シェマヤは、レハブアム王と、難を避けてエルサレムに逃げて来たユダ各地の指導者たちに会い、こう言いました。「主は言われる。『あなたがたはわたしを捨てた。それで、わたしもあなたがたを捨て、シシャクの手に渡す。』」 すると、王と指導者たちは罪を告白し、「私たちをこのようになさる主は正しい」と言いました。 このへりくだった様子を見た主は、シェマヤにこう語らせました。「あなたがたがへりくだったので、すべて滅ぼすようなことはしない。シシャクの手によって、エルサレムに怒りを注ぐことはやめよう。 ただし、シシャクに貢ぎ物を納めなければならない。シシャクに仕えるよりも、わたしに仕えるほうがどれほど幸いか、よくよくわかるだろう。」

シシャクはエルサレムを占領し、神殿と王宮の財宝を全部奪い取り、ソロモンの金の盾も奪い取りました。 10 そこでレハブアム王は、代わりに青銅の盾を作り、護衛隊長に保管させました。 11 王が神殿に入る時、護衛兵がその盾を持ち、あとで武器貯蔵庫に戻すのです。 12 王がへりくだった時、主の怒りは収まったので、徹底的に懲らしめられるようなことはありませんでした。事実、シシャクの侵略を受けてからも、ユダの経済力は衰えませんでした。

13 レハブアム王は、主がイスラエルのすべての町から、ご自分の住まいとして選んだ町エルサレムで、十七年の間治めました。彼が王となったのは四十一歳で、母はナアマといい、アモン人の女でした。 14 彼は、心から主を喜ばせようとしたことがない、悪い王でした。

15 レハブアム王の業績については、『預言者シェマヤと先見者イドの書いた言行録』および系図にくわしく記されています。レハブアムとヤロブアムとの間には、絶えず戦いがありました。 16 レハブアムは死んでエルサレムに葬られ、その子アビヤが新しく王となりました。