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
Ũrathi wa Ahija wa Gũũkĩrĩra Jeroboamu
1Ihinda-inĩ rĩu, Abija mũrũ wa Jeroboamu akĩrwara, 214:2 1Ath 11:29nake Jeroboamu akĩĩra mũtumia wake atĩrĩ, “Wĩgarũre nĩgeetha ndũkae kũmenyeka atĩ nĩwe mũtumia wa Jeroboamu. Ũcooke ũthiĩ Shilo. Ahija ũrĩa mũnabii nĩkuo arĩ, ũrĩa wanjĩĩrire atĩ niĩ nĩngatuĩka mũthamaki wa andũ aya a Isiraeli. 314:3 1Sam 9:7Kuua mĩgate ikũmi, na tũmĩgate tũngĩ tũnini na kĩhembe kĩa ũũkĩ, ũthiĩ kũrĩ we. Nĩegũkwĩra ũrĩa ũhoro wa kamwana gaka ũgaikara.” 4Nĩ ũndũ ũcio mũtumia wa Jeroboamu agĩĩka ũguo eerirwo na agĩthiĩ mũciĩ kwa Ahija kũu Shilo.
Na rĩrĩ, Ahija ndoonaga; nĩorĩte maitho nĩ gũkũra. 5Nowe Jehova nĩeerĩte Ahija atĩrĩ, “Mũtumia wa Jeroboamu nĩarooka gũkũũria ũhoro wa mũriũ nĩ ũndũ nĩ mũrũaru, nawe ũmũcookerie ũna na ũna. Aakinya-rĩ, egwĩtua taarĩ mũndũ ũngĩ.”
6Nĩ ũndũ ũcio rĩrĩa Ahija aaiguire mũkinyo wa magũrũ make arĩ mũrango-inĩ, akĩmwĩra atĩrĩ, “Toonya, mũtumia wa Jeroboamu. Ũretua tiwe nĩkĩ? Nĩndũmĩtwo kũrĩ we na ũhoro ũtarĩ mwega. 714:7 1Sam 15:29Thiĩ, kũrĩ Jeroboamu ũmwĩre atĩ Jehova, Ngai wa Isiraeli ekuuga atĩrĩ: ‘Niĩ ndakũnenehirie kuuma gatagatĩ ka andũ, ngĩgũtua mũtongoria wa andũ akwa a Isiraeli. 814:8 1Sam 15:27; 1Ath 3:3Ndaatunyanire ũthamaki kuuma kũrĩ nyũmba ya Daudi, ngĩkũnengera, no wee ndũkoretwo ũhaana ta ndungata yakwa Daudi, ũrĩa watũire arũmĩtie maathani makwa, na akanũmĩrĩra na ngoro yake yothe, agekaga o ũrĩa wiki wagĩrĩire maitho-inĩ makwa. 914:9 2Maũ 11:15; Thab 50:17Wee nĩwĩkĩte maũndũ maingĩ mooru, gũkĩra andũ arĩa othe makoretwo marĩ mbere yaku. Nĩwĩthondekeire ngai ingĩ, o na mĩhianano ya kũhooywo ĩthondeketwo na kĩgera. Nĩũtũmĩte ndakare na ũkaahutatĩra.
1014:10 Gũcook 32:36; 1Ath 15:29“ ‘Nĩ ũndũ wa ũguo-rĩ, nĩngũrehere nyũmba ya Jeroboamu mwanangĩko. Nĩngwehereria Jeroboamu mwana o wothe wa kahĩĩ thĩinĩ wa Isiraeli, arĩ ngombo kana atarĩ ngombo. Nĩngacina nyũmba ya Jeroboamu o ta ũrĩa mũndũ acinaga mai nginya magathira. 1114:11 1Ath 16:4; Kĩam 40:19Ngui nĩikaarĩa andũ a Jeroboamu arĩa magaakuĩra itũũra-inĩ inene, nacio nyoni cia rĩera-inĩ irĩe arĩa magaakuĩra mĩgũnda-inĩ. Jehova nĩguo oigĩte!’
12“No wee-rĩ, cooka mũciĩ. O wakinya itũũra-inĩ inene-rĩ, noguo mwana ũcio arĩkua. 1314:13 2Maũ 12:12; 19:3Isiraeli othe nĩmakamũcakaĩra na mamũthike. Ũcio nowe wiki wa Jeroboamu ũgaathikwo, tondũ nowe wiki thĩinĩ wa nyũmba ya Jeroboamu, Jehova, Ngai wa Isiraeli, onete ũndũ mwega thĩinĩ wake.
14“Jehova we mwene nĩakarũgamia mũthamaki ũngĩ wa gũthamakĩra Isiraeli ũrĩa ũkaaniina nyũmba ya Jeroboamu. Ũmũthĩ nĩguo mũthenya! Atĩ atĩa? Ĩĩ, amĩniine o ro rĩu. 1514:15 Jer 44:3; Gũcook 12:3Nake Jehova nĩakahũũra Isiraeli, nginya mahaane ta ithanjĩ rĩrainaina rĩrĩ maaĩ-inĩ. Nĩakamunya andũ a Isiraeli kuuma bũrũri ũyũ mwega ũrĩa aaheire maithe mao, na amahurunje mũrĩmo ũrĩa ũngĩ wa Rũũĩ rwa Farati, tondũ nĩmarakaririe Jehova nĩ ũndũ wa gwĩthondekera itugĩ cia Ashera. 1614:16 1Ath 12:30Nĩagatiganĩria andũ a Isiraeli nĩ ũndũ wa mehia marĩa Jeroboamu ekĩte, na ningĩ agatũma Isiraeli meehie.”
1714:17 1Ath 15:33; Josh 12:24Nake mũtumia wa Jeroboamu agĩũkĩra, agĩthiĩ Tiriza. Rĩrĩa aakinyire mũromo-inĩ wa nyũmba, kahĩĩ kau gagĩkua. 18Nao magĩgathika, na andũ a Isiraeli othe magĩgacakaĩra, o ta ũrĩa Jehova oigĩte na kanua ka ndungata yake Ahija, ũrĩa mũnabii.
19Maũndũ marĩa mangĩ makoniĩ wathani wa Jeroboamu, mbaara ciake, na ũrĩa aathanire, nĩmandĩke ibuku-inĩ rĩa athamaki a Isiraeli. 20Aathamakire mĩaka mĩrongo ĩĩrĩ na ĩĩrĩ, agĩcooka akĩhurũka hamwe na maithe make. Nake mũriũ Nadabu agĩtuĩka mũthamaki ithenya rĩake.
Rehoboamu Mũthamaki wa Juda
21Rehoboamu mũrũ wa Solomoni nĩwe warĩ mũthamaki wa Juda. Aarĩ na ũkũrũ wa mĩaka mĩrongo ĩna na ũmwe rĩrĩa aatuĩkire mũthamaki, na agĩthamaka arĩ Jerusalemu mĩaka ikũmi na mũgwanja, itũũra-inĩ inene rĩrĩa Jehova aathuurĩte kuuma mĩhĩrĩga-inĩ yothe ya Isiraeli, nĩgeetha Rĩĩtwa rĩake rĩtũũre kuo. Nyina eetagwo Naama, na aarĩ Mũamoni.
2214:22 2Maũ 12:1; Gũcook 32:21Nao andũ a Juda nĩmekire maũndũ ma waganu maitho-inĩ ma Jehova. Nĩ ũndũ wa mehia marĩa meekire, nĩmarahũrire marakara make, akĩigua ũiru nĩ ũndũ nĩmehĩtie, gũkĩra ũrĩa maithe mao meehĩtie. 2314:23 Thaam 23:24; Gũcook 12:3Ningĩ magĩĩthondekera kũndũ kũrĩa gũtũũgĩru, na mahiga maamũre, na itugĩ cia Ashera, o harĩa hothe haarĩ karĩma karaihu, na rungu rwa mũtĩ o wothe waramĩtie honge. 2414:24 Thim 21:27; Gũcook 23:17O na nĩ kwarĩ maraya ma arũme mahooero-inĩ kũu bũrũri-inĩ; andũ acio magĩĩka maũndũ mothe marĩa maarĩ magigi ma ndũrĩrĩ iria Jehova aaingatĩte mbere ya andũ a Isiraeli matanoka kuo.
2514:25 2Maũ 12:2Mwaka-inĩ wa ĩtano wa Mũthamaki Rehoboamu-rĩ, Shishaka mũthamaki wa Misiri agĩtharĩkĩra Jerusalemu. 2614:26 1Ath 15:15, 18; 2Sam 8:7Nake agĩkuua igĩĩna cia hekarũ ya Jehova na igĩĩna cia nyũmba ya ũthamaki. Aakuuire indo ciothe o hamwe na ngo ciothe cia thahabu iria Solomoni aathondekithĩtie. 2714:27 2Ath 11:5Nĩ ũndũ ũcio Mũthamaki Rehoboamu agĩthondeka ngo ingĩ cia gĩcango handũ ha icio cia mbere, agĩcinengera anene a arangĩri arĩa maikaraga itoonyero-inĩ rĩa nyũmba ya ũthamaki. 28Rĩrĩa rĩothe mũthamaki aathiiaga hekarũ-inĩ ya Jehova, arangĩri acio maathiiaga nake makuuĩte ngo icio, na thuutha ũcio magacicookia nyũmba-inĩ ya arangĩri.
29Ha ũhoro wa maũndũ marĩa mangĩ mothe makoniĩ wathani wa Rehoboamu na ũrĩa wothe eekire-rĩ, githĩ matiandĩkĩtwo ibuku-inĩ rĩa maũndũ ma athamaki a Juda? 3014:30 1Ath 12:21Hĩndĩ ciothe nĩ gwakoragwo na mbaara gatagatĩ ka Rehoboamu na Jeroboamu. 3114:31 1Ath 11:1Nake Rehoboamu akĩhurũka hamwe na maithe make, agĩthikwo hamwe nao thĩinĩ wa itũũra inene rĩa Daudi. Nyina eetagwo Naama, na aarĩ Mũamoni. Nake mũriũ Abija agĩtuĩka mũthamaki ithenya rĩake.