New Living Translation

1 Kings 14

Ahijah’s Prophecy against Jeroboam

1At that time Jeroboam’s son Abijah became very sick. So Jeroboam told his wife, “Disguise yourself so that no one will recognize you as my wife. Then go to the prophet Ahijah at Shiloh—the man who told me I would become king. Take him a gift of ten loaves of bread, some cakes, and a jar of honey, and ask him what will happen to the boy.”

So Jeroboam’s wife went to Ahijah’s home at Shiloh. He was an old man now and could no longer see. But the Lord had told Ahijah, “Jeroboam’s wife will come here, pretending to be someone else. She will ask you about her son, for he is very sick. Give her the answer I give you.”

So when Ahijah heard her footsteps at the door, he called out, “Come in, wife of Jeroboam! Why are you pretending to be someone else?” Then he told her, “I have bad news for you. Give your husband, Jeroboam, this message from the Lord, the God of Israel: ‘I promoted you from the ranks of the common people and made you ruler over my people Israel. I ripped the kingdom away from the family of David and gave it to you. But you have not been like my servant David, who obeyed my commands and followed me with all his heart and always did whatever I wanted. You have done more evil than all who lived before you. You have made other gods for yourself and have made me furious with your gold calves. And since you have turned your back on me, 10 I will bring disaster on your dynasty and will destroy every one of your male descendants, slave and free alike, anywhere in Israel. I will burn up your royal dynasty as one burns up trash until it is all gone. 11 The members of Jeroboam’s family who die in the city will be eaten by dogs, and those who die in the field will be eaten by vultures. I, the Lord, have spoken.’”

12 Then Ahijah said to Jeroboam’s wife, “Go on home, and when you enter the city, the child will die. 13 All Israel will mourn for him and bury him. He is the only member of your family who will have a proper burial, for this child is the only good thing that the Lord, the God of Israel, sees in the entire family of Jeroboam.

14 “In addition, the Lord will raise up a king over Israel who will destroy the family of Jeroboam. This will happen today, even now! 15 Then the Lord will shake Israel like a reed whipped about in a stream. He will uproot the people of Israel from this good land that he gave their ancestors and will scatter them beyond the Euphrates River,[a] for they have angered the Lord with the Asherah poles they have set up for worship. 16 He will abandon Israel because Jeroboam sinned and made Israel sin along with him.”

17 So Jeroboam’s wife returned to Tirzah, and the child died just as she walked through the door of her home. 18 And all Israel buried him and mourned for him, as the Lord had promised through the prophet Ahijah.

19 The rest of the events in Jeroboam’s reign, including all his wars and how he ruled, are recorded in The Book of the History of the Kings of Israel. 20 Jeroboam reigned in Israel twenty-two years. When Jeroboam died, his son Nadab became the next king.

Rehoboam Rules in Judah

21 Meanwhile, Rehoboam son of Solomon was king in Judah. He was forty-one years old when he became king, and he reigned seventeen years in Jerusalem, the city the Lord had chosen from among all the tribes of Israel as the place to honor his name. Rehoboam’s mother was Naamah, an Ammonite woman.

22 During Rehoboam’s reign, the people of Judah did what was evil in the Lord’s sight, provoking his anger with their sin, for it was even worse than that of their ancestors. 23 For they also built for themselves pagan shrines and set up sacred pillars and Asherah poles on every high hill and under every green tree. 24 There were even male and female shrine prostitutes throughout the land. The people imitated the detestable practices of the pagan nations the Lord had driven from the land ahead of the Israelites.

25 In the fifth year of King Rehoboam’s reign, King Shishak of Egypt came up and attacked Jerusalem. 26 He ransacked the treasuries of the Lord’s Temple and the royal palace; he stole everything, including all the gold shields Solomon had made. 27 King Rehoboam later replaced them with bronze shields as substitutes, and he entrusted them to the care of the commanders of the guard who protected the entrance to the royal palace. 28 Whenever the king went to the Temple of the Lord, the guards would also take the shields and then return them to the guardroom.

29 The rest of the events in Rehoboam’s reign and everything he did are recorded in The Book of the History of the Kings of Judah. 30 There was constant war between Rehoboam and Jeroboam. 31 When Rehoboam died, he was buried among his ancestors in the City of David. His mother was Naamah, an Ammonite woman. Then his son Abijam[b] became the next king.

Notas al pie

  1. 14:15 Hebrew the river.
  2. 14:31 Also known as Abijah.

Endagaano Enkadde nʼEndagaano Empya

1 Bassekabaka 14

Akiya Alagula Yerobowaamu

1Awo mu biro ebyo Abiya mutabani wa Yerobowaamu n’alwala, Yerobowaamu n’agamba mukyala we nti, “Golokoka ogende e Siiro, nga weefuddefudde baleme kumanya nga bw’oli mukazi wa Yerobowaamu. Akiya nnabbi, eyanjogerako nti ndiba kabaka w’abantu bano ali eyo. Twala emigaati kkumi, ne bukeeke, n’ensumbi ey’omubisi gw’enjuki, ogende gy’ali era ye alikubuulira omwana bw’aliba.” Awo muka Yerobowaamu n’akola bw’atyo, n’agenda ewa Akiya e Siiro.

Akiya yali muzibe, kubanga amaaso ge gaali gayimbadde olw’obukadde. Naye Mukama yali alabudde Akiya nga muka Yerobowaamu bw’anajja okumubuuza ebifa ku mutabani waabwe, eyali alwadde era nga bw’ajja okumuddamu, nga bw’anaatuuka ajja kwefuula okuba omuntu omulala.

Awo Akiya bwe yawulira enswagiro ku mulyango, n’amugamba nti, “Yingira muka Yerobowaamu. Lwaki weefuula okuba omuntu omulala? Ntumiddwa gy’oli n’amawulire amabi. Genda ogambe Yerobowaamu nti kino Mukama, Katonda wa Isirayiri ky’agamba nti, ‘Nakugulumiza nga nkuggya mu bantu, ne nkufuula omukulembeze wa bantu bange Isirayiri. Naggya obwakabaka mu nnyumba ya Dawudi, ne mbukuwa, naye tobadde ng’omuddu wange Dawudi, eyagondera ebiragiro byange era n’abigoberera n’omutima gwe gwonna, ng’akola ekyo ekyali ekirungi mu maaso gange. Oyonoonye nnyo okusinga bonna abaakusooka. Weekoledde bakatonda abalala, n’okola n’ebifaananyi ebisaanuuse n’onneerabira; onsunguwazizza nnyo.

10 “ ‘Kyendiva nsanyaawo ennyumba ya Yerobowaamu, era ndiggyawo ku Yerobowaamu buli mwana owoobulenzi yenna mu Isirayiri, omuddu n’atali muddu. Ndiyokya ennyumba ya Yerobowaamu, ng’omuntu bw’ayokya obusa, okutuusa lwe liggweerawo ddala. 11 Abo bonna aba Yerobowaamu abalifiira mu kibuga, embwa zirirya emirambo gyabwe, n’ennyonyi ez’omu bbanga zirirya egy’abo abalifiira ku ttale, kubanga Mukama y’akyogedde!’

12 “Wabula ggwe, ddayo eka. Bw’onooba wakalinnya ekigere mu kibuga kyo, omulenzi anaafa. 13 Isirayiri yonna banaamukaabira era ne bamuziika. Ye yekka ow’ennyumba ya Yerobowaamu aliziikibwa, kubanga ye yekka mu nnyumba ya Yerobowaamu Mukama Katonda wa Isirayiri, gw’alabyemu akalungi.

14 Mukama alyeyimusiza kabaka wa Isirayiri alisaanyaawo ennyumba ya Yerobowaamu mu kiseera ekitali ky’ewala nnyo. 15 Mukama aliva ku Isirayiri, abeere ng’ekitoogo bwe kinyeenyezebwa mu mazzi, era alisimbula Isirayiri okubaggya mu nsi eno ennungi eya bajjajjaabwe, n’abasaasaanyiza emitala w’Omugga,[a] kubanga baasunguwaza Mukama bwe baakola bakatonda Baaseri. 16 Era aliva ku Isirayiri olw’ebibi bya Yerobowaamu n’ebyo by’ayonoonesezza Isirayiri.”

17 Awo muka Yerobowaamu n’agolokoka okugenda e Tiruza. Olwayingira mu nnyumba yaabwe, omulenzi n’afa. 18 Ne bamuziika, era Isirayiri yonna ne bamukungubagira ng’ekigambo kya Mukama kye yayogerera mu nnabbi Akiya bwe kyali.

19 N’ebirala byonna ebyabaawo mu mirembe gya Yerobowaamu, entalo ze, n’okufuga kwe, tebyawandiikibwa mu kitabo eky’eby’omu mirembe gya bassekabaka ba Isirayiri? 20 Yafugira emyaka amakumi abiri mu ebiri, oluvannyuma ne yeebakira wamu ne bajjajjaabe; Nadabu mutabani we n’amusikira, n’alya obwakabaka.

Lekobowaamu Kabaka wa Yuda

21 Lekobowaamu mutabani wa Sulemaani n’alya obwakabaka bwa Yuda, ng’alina emyaka amakumi ana mu gumu. Yafugira emyaka kkumi na musanvu mu Yerusaalemi, ekibuga Mukama kye yeeroboza mu bika byonna ebya Isirayiri olw’erinnya lye. Nnyina yayitibwanga Naama, Omwamoni.

22 Yuda ne bakola ebibi mu maaso ga Mukama, okusinga ne bajjajjaabwe bye baakola era ebibi byabwe ne bikwasa Mukama obuggya. 23 Beezimbira ebifo ebigulumivu n’empagi za Baaseri ku buli lusozi oluwanvu ne wansi wa buli muti omugazi. 24 Era waaliwo n’abaalyanga ebisiyaga mu nsi, ne bakolanga eby’emizizo byonna abamawanga Katonda be yagoba mu maaso g’Abayisirayiri bye baakolanga.

25 Mu mwaka ogwokutaano ogw’obufuzi bwa kabaka Lekobowaamu, Sisaki kabaka w’e Misiri n’alumba Yerusaalemi. 26 N’atwala eby’obugagga eby’omu yeekaalu ya Mukama, n’ebyobugagga eby’omu lubiri lwa kabaka byonna, ng’okwo kw’otadde engabo eza zaabu Sulemaani ze yali akoze. 27 Awo kabaka Lekobowaamu n’akola engabo ez’ebikomo okuzzaawo ziri, era n’azikwasa abaduumizi b’abambowa abaakuumanga wankaaki w’olubiri lwa kabaka. 28 Buli Kabaka lwe yalaganga mu yeekaalu ya Mukama, abambowa ne bambalira engabo ezo, era Oluvannyuma ne bazizaayo mu kisenge ky’abambowa we zaaterekebwanga.

29 Ebyafaayo ebirala byonna eby’omulembe gwa Lekobowaamu, ne bye yakola byonna, tebyawandiikibwa mu kitabo eky’ebyomumirembe gya bassekabaka ba Yuda? 30 Waabangawo entalo ez’olubeerera wakati wa Lekobowaamu ne Yerobowaamu. 31 Lekobowaamu ne yeebakira wamu ne bajjajjaabe, era n’aziikibwa mu kibuga kya Dawudi. Nnyina yayitibwanga Naama Omwamoni. Abiyaamu mutabani we n’amusikira, n’alya obwakabaka.

Notas al pie

  1. 14:15 kitegeeza Omugga Fulaati