1At that time Abijah the son of Jeroboam fell sick. 2And Jeroboam said to his wife, Arise, I pray thee, and disguise thyself, that thou be not known to be the wife of Jeroboam; and get thee to Shiloh: behold, there is Ahijah the prophet, which told me that I should be king over this people. 3And take with thee ten loaves, and cracknels, and a cruse of honey, and go to him: he shall tell thee what shall become of the child.14.3 with…: Heb. in thine hand14.3 cracknels: or, cakes14.3 cruse: or, bottle 4And Jeroboam’s wife did so, and arose, and went to Shiloh, and came to the house of Ahijah. But Ahijah could not see; for his eyes were set by reason of his age.14.4 were…: Heb. stood for his hoariness
5¶ And the LORD said unto Ahijah, Behold, the wife of Jeroboam cometh to ask a thing of thee for her son; for he is sick: thus and thus shalt thou say unto her: for it shall be, when she cometh in, that she shall feign herself to be another woman. 6And it was so, when Ahijah heard the sound of her feet, as she came in at the door, that he said, Come in, thou wife of Jeroboam; why feignest thou thyself to be another? for I am sent to thee with heavy tidings.14.6 heavy: Heb. hard
7Go, tell Jeroboam, Thus saith the LORD God of Israel, Forasmuch as I exalted thee from among the people, and made thee prince over my people Israel, 8And rent the kingdom away from the house of David, and gave it thee: and yet thou hast not been as my servant David, who kept my commandments, and who followed me with all his heart, to do that only which was right in mine eyes; 9But hast done evil above all that were before thee: for thou hast gone and made thee other gods, and molten images, to provoke me to anger, and hast cast me behind thy back: 10Therefore, behold, I will bring evil upon the house of Jeroboam, and will cut off from Jeroboam him that pisseth against the wall, and him that is shut up and left in Israel, and will take away the remnant of the house of Jeroboam, as a man taketh away dung, till it be all gone. 11Him that dieth of Jeroboam in the city shall the dogs eat; and him that dieth in the field shall the fowls of the air eat: for the LORD hath spoken it. 12Arise thou therefore, get thee to thine own house: and when thy feet enter into the city, the child shall die. 13And all Israel shall mourn for him, and bury him: for he only of Jeroboam shall come to the grave, because in him there is found some good thing toward the LORD God of Israel in the house of Jeroboam. 14Moreover the LORD shall raise him up a king over Israel, who shall cut off the house of Jeroboam that day: but what? even now. 15For the LORD shall smite Israel, as a reed is shaken in the water, and he shall root up Israel out of this good land, which he gave to their fathers, and shall scatter them beyond the river, because they have made their groves, provoking the LORD to anger. 16And he shall give Israel up because of the sins of Jeroboam, who did sin, and who made Israel to sin.
17¶ And Jeroboam’s wife arose, and departed, and came to Tirzah: and when she came to the threshold of the door, the child died; 18And they buried him; and all Israel mourned for him, according to the word of the LORD, which he spake by the hand of his servant Ahijah the prophet. 19And the rest of the acts of Jeroboam, how he warred, and how he reigned, behold, they are written in the book of the chronicles of the kings of Israel. 20And the days which Jeroboam reigned were two and twenty years: and he slept with his fathers, and Nadab his son reigned in his stead.14.20 slept: Heb. lay down
21¶ And Rehoboam the son of Solomon reigned in Judah. Rehoboam was forty and one years old when he began to reign, and he reigned seventeen years in Jerusalem, the city which the LORD did choose out of all the tribes of Israel, to put his name there. And his mother’s name was Naamah an Ammonitess. 22And Judah did evil in the sight of the LORD, and they provoked him to jealousy with their sins which they had committed, above all that their fathers had done. 23For they also built them high places, and images, and groves, on every high hill, and under every green tree.14.23 images: or, standing images, or, statues 24And there were also sodomites in the land: and they did according to all the abominations of the nations which the LORD cast out before the children of Israel.
25¶ And it came to pass in the fifth year of king Rehoboam, that Shishak king of Egypt came up against Jerusalem: 26And he took away the treasures of the house of the LORD, and the treasures of the king’s house; he even took away all: and he took away all the shields of gold which Solomon had made. 27And king Rehoboam made in their stead brasen shields, and committed them unto the hands of the chief of the guard, which kept the door of the king’s house.14.27 guard: Heb. runners 28And it was so, when the king went into the house of the LORD, that the guard bare them, and brought them back into the guard chamber.
29¶ Now the rest of the acts of Rehoboam, and all that he did, are they not written in the book of the chronicles of the kings of Judah? 30And there was war between Rehoboam and Jeroboam all their days. 31And Rehoboam slept with his fathers, and was buried with his fathers in the city of David. And his mother’s name was Naamah an Ammonitess. And Abijam his son reigned in his stead.14.31 Abijam: also called, Abijah: Gr. Abia
Ahiya Nkɔmhyɛ A Etia Yeroboam
1Saa bere no, Yeroboam babarima Abia yaree denneennen. 2Enti Yeroboam ka kyerɛɛ ne yere se, “Sesa wo ho, sɛnea ɛbɛyɛ a obiara renhu wo sɛ wone ɔhemmea no. Na kɔ odiyifo Ahiya, ɔbarima a ɔka kyerɛɛ me se medi hene no nkyɛn wɔ Silo. 3Fa brodo mua du, ɔfam ne ɛwo tumpan kɔkyɛ no, na bisa no nea ɛbɛba abarimaa no so.”
4Na Yeroboam yere no kɔɔ Ahiya fi wɔ Silo. Saa bere no na wabɔ akwakoraa a onhu ade. 5Nanso na Awurade aka akyerɛ Ahiya se, “Yeroboam yere bɛba ha, na ɔbɛhyɛ da ayɛ ne ho sɛ obi foforo. Obebisa wo ne babarima no ho asɛm, efisɛ ɔyare denneennen. Sɛ ɛba saa a, fa mmuae a mede bɛma wo no ma no.”
6Na Ahiya tee ne nan ase wɔ pon ano no, ɔfrɛe se, “Yeroboam yere, bra mu! Adɛn nti na woahyɛ da ayɛ wo ho sɛ obi foforo?” Na ɔka kyerɛɛ no se, “Mewɔ asɛmmɔne ka kyerɛ wo. 7Fa saa nkra yi a efi Awurade, Israel Nyankopɔn, nkyɛn kɔma wo kunu Yeroboam se, ‘Mepagyaw wo fi mpapahwekwa mu, de wo besii me nkurɔfo Israel so hene. 8Mituu ahemman no ase fii Dawid fi, de maa wo. Nanso woammu wo bra te sɛ me somfo Dawid a odii mʼahyɛde so a ɔde ne koma nyinaa dii mʼakyi, na daa ɔyɛɛ biribiara a mepɛ sɛ ɔyɛ no. 9Bɔne a woayɛ no dɔɔso sen wɔn a wɔtenaa ase ansa na wɔrewo wo no. Woayɛ anyame afoforo ma ɛnam so ama me bo afuw wo, wo sikakɔkɔɔ nantwi mma no nti. Na esiane sɛ woadan wʼakyi akyerɛ me nti, 10mede amanehunu bɛba wo fi ahenni nnidiso so, na mekum wo mmabarima nyinaa, akoa ne nea odi ne ho so nso. Mɛhyew wʼahenni nnidiso no ase, sɛnea obi hyew wura ma ase tu koraa no. 11Me, Awurade, meka ntam se, wo fifo a wobewuwu wɔ kurow no mu no, akraman na wɔbɛwe wɔn nam, na wɔn a wobewuwu wuram no nso, apete na wɔbɛsosɔw wɔn nam.’ ”
12Na Ahiya ka kyerɛɛ Yeroboam yere se, “Kɔ fie, na sɛ wuwura kurow no mu ara pɛ a, abofra no bewu. 13Na Israel nyinaa besu no, na wɔasie no. Ɔno nko ne onipa a ofi mo fi a wobesie no yiye, na saa abofra no nko na Awurade, Israel Nyankopɔn, hu no sɛ ade pa wɔ Yeroboam fifo nyinaa mu. 14Na Awurade bɛpagyaw ne hene a obedi Israel so. Ɔno na ɔbɛtɔre Yeroboam fifo ase. Saa asɛm no besi nnɛ yi ara, saa dɔnhwerew yi ara mu. 15Na Awurade bɛwosow Israel te sɛ sibiri a ehinhim wɔ asuwa ani. Obetutu Israelfo ase afi saa asase pa a ɔde maa wɔn agyanom no so. Na ɔbɛbɔ wɔn apete, atra Asubɔnten Eufrate, efisɛ wɔnam som a wɔsom Asera nnua no so ahyɛ Awurade abufuw. 16Ɔbɛto Israel asaworam, efisɛ Yeroboam yɛɛ bɔne, nam so maa Israel nyinaa ne no yɛɛ bɔne.”
17Na Yeroboam yere san kɔɔ Tirsa. Na bere a owuraa ne fi no, abofra no wui. 18Bere a Israelfo siee no no, wosuu no sɛnea Awurade nam odiyifo Ahiya so hyɛe no.
19Yeroboam ahenni ho nsɛm nkae, nʼakodi nyinaa ne ɔkwan a ɔfaa so buu ɔman no nyinaa no, wɔakyerɛw agu Israel Ahemfo Abakɔsɛm Nhoma Mu. 20Yeroboam dii ade wɔ Israel mfe aduonu abien. Owui no, ne babarima Nadab na odii nʼade sɛ ɔhene.
Rehoboam, Yuda Hene
21Na Salomo babarima Rehoboam na na odi hene wɔ Yuda. Bere a odii ade no, na wadi mfe aduanan baako, na odii ade mfe dunson wɔ Yerusalem, kurow a na Awurade ayi wɔ Israel mmusuakuw no nyinaa mu, sɛ ɔde rehyɛ ne din anuonyam no. Na Rehoboam ne na din de Naama a ɔyɛ Amonni. 22Bere a na Rehoboam di ade no, nnipa a wɔwɔ Yuda no yɛɛ bɔne Awurade anim, maa ne bo fuw wɔ wɔn bɔne no ho. Na saa bɔne no sen nea wɔn agyanom no yɛe mpo. 23Wosisii abosomfi, gyinaa dannua a wɔatew ho ne Asera nnua wɔ bepɔw biara so ne dutan frɔmfrɔm biara ase. 24Mpo, na abosomfi mmarima nguamanfo wɔ asase no so mmaa nyinaa. Nnipa no suasuaa akyiwade ahorow a amanaman a wɔsom abosom no yɛe nti a Awurade pam wɔn fii asase no so maa Israelfo no.
25Rehoboam dii ade ne mfe anum so no, Misraimhene Sisak bɛtow hyɛɛ Yerusalem so. 26Ɔbɔ wuraa Awurade Asɔredan no mu ne ahemfi hɔ baabiara, wiaa biribiara a sikakɔkɔɔ akyɛm a Salomo yɛe no ka ho. 27Akyiri no, Rehoboam yɛɛ kɔbere akyɛm de sii anan, na ɔde hyɛɛ ahemfi awɛmfo no nsa sɛ wɔnhwɛ so. 28Bere biara a ɔhene no kɔ Awurade Asɔredan mu hɔ no, awɛmfo no soa kɔ hɔ bi, na sɛ owie na ɔreba a, wɔsan de begu awɛmfo dan no mu.
29Na Rehoboam ahenni ho nsɛm nkae no ne dwuma a odii no de, wɔankyerɛw ne nyinaa wɔ Yuda Ahemfo Abakɔsɛm Nhoma no mu ana? 30Daa na ɔko da Rehoboam ne Yeroboam ntam. 31Bere a Rehoboam wui no, wosiee no wɔ nʼagyanom korabea wɔ Dawid kurom. Na ne na din de Naama a ɔyɛ Amonnibea. Na ne babarima a ne din de Abiyam na odii nʼade sɛ ɔhene.