[Biblein52weeks-en] Bible in 52 Weeks: 2 Chr 11-15 Day: 276
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II Chronicles 11:1: And when Rehoboam was come to Jerusalem, he gathered of the house of Judah and Benjamin an hundred and fourscore thousand chosen men, which were warriors, to fight against Israel, that he might bring the kingdom again to Rehoboam.
II Chronicles 11:2: But the word of the Lord came to Shemaiah the man of God, saying,
II Chronicles 11:3: Speak unto Rehoboam the son of Solomon, king of Judah, and to all Israel in Judah and Benjamin, saying,
II Chronicles 11:4: Thus saith the Lord, Ye shall not go up, nor fight against your brethren: return every man to his house: for this thing is done of me. And they obeyed the words of the Lord, and returned from going against Jeroboam.
II Chronicles 11:5: And Rehoboam dwelt in Jerusalem, and built cities for defence in Judah.
II Chronicles 11:6: He built even Bethâlehem, and Etam, and Tekoa,
II Chronicles 11:7: And Bethâzur, and Shoco, and Adullam,
II Chronicles 11:8: And Gath, and Mareshah, and Ziph,
II Chronicles 11:9: And Adoraim, and Lachish, and Azekah,
II Chronicles 11:10: And Zorah, and Aijalon, and Hebron, which are in Judah and in Benjamin fenced cities.
II Chronicles 11:11: And he fortified the strong holds, and put captains in them, and store of victual, and of oil and wine.
II Chronicles 11:12: And in every several city he put shields and spears, and made them exceeding strong, having Judah and Benjamin on his side.
II Chronicles 11:13: And the priests and the Levites that were in all Israel resorted to him out of all their coasts.
II Chronicles 11:14: For the Levites left their suburbs and their possession, and came to Judah and Jerusalem: for Jeroboam and his sons had cast them off from executing the priest's office unto the Lord:
II Chronicles 11:15: And he ordained him priests for the high places, and for the devils, and for the calves which he had made.
II Chronicles 11:16: And after them out of all the tribes of Israel such as set their hearts to seek the Lord God of Israel came to Jerusalem, to sacrifice unto the Lord God of their fathers.
II Chronicles 11:17: So they strengthened the kingdom of Judah, and made Rehoboam the son of Solomon strong, three years: for three years they walked in the way of David and Solomon.
II Chronicles 11:18: And Rehoboam took him Mahalath the daughter of Jerimoth the son of David to wife, and Abihail the daughter of Eliab the son of Jesse;
II Chronicles 11:19: Which bare him children; Jeush, and Shamariah, and Zaham.
II Chronicles 11:20: And after her he took Maachah the daughter of Absalom; which bare him Abijah, and Attai, and Ziza, and Shelomith.
II Chronicles 11:21: And Rehoboam loved Maachah the daughter of Absalom above all his wives and his concubines: ( for he took eighteen wives, and threescore concubines; and begat twenty and eight sons, and threescore daughters.)
II Chronicles 11:22: And Rehoboam made Abijah the son of Maachah the chief, to be ruler among his brethren: for he thought to make him king.
II Chronicles 11:23: And he dealt wisely, and dispersed of all his children throughout all the countries of Judah and Benjamin, unto every fenced city: and he gave them victual in abundance. And he desired many wives.
II Chronicles 12:1: And it came to pass, when Rehoboam had established the kingdom, and had strengthened himself, he forsook the law of the Lord, and all Israel with him.
II Chronicles 12:2: And it came to pass, that in the fifth year of king Rehoboam Shishak king of Egypt came up against Jerusalem, because they had transgressed against the Lord,
II Chronicles 12:3: With twelve hundred chariots, and threescore thousand horsemen: and the people were without number that came with him out of Egypt; the Lubims, the Sukkiims, and the Ethiopians.
II Chronicles 12:4: And he took the fenced cities which pertained to Judah, and came to Jerusalem.
II Chronicles 12:5: Then came Shemaiah the prophet to Rehoboam, and to the princes of Judah, that were gathered together to Jerusalem because of Shishak, and said unto them, Thus saith the Lord, Ye have forsaken me, and therefore have I also left you in the hand of Shishak.
II Chronicles 12:6: Whereupon the princes of Israel and the king humbled themselves; and they said, The Lord is righteous.
II Chronicles 12:7: And when the Lord saw that they humbled themselves, the word of the Lord came to Shemaiah, saying, They have humbled themselves; therefore I will not destroy them, but I will grant them some deliverance; and my wrath shall not be poured out upon Jerusalem by the hand of Shishak.
II Chronicles 12:8: Nevertheless they shall be his servants; that they may know my service, and the service of the kingdoms of the countries.
II Chronicles 12:9: So Shishak king of Egypt came up against Jerusalem, and took away the treasures of the house of the Lord, and the treasures of the king's house; he took all: he carried away also the shields of gold which Solomon had made.
II Chronicles 12:10: Instead of which king Rehoboam made shields of brass, and committed them to the hands of the chief of the guard, that kept the entrance of the king's house.
II Chronicles 12:11: And when the king entered into the house of the Lord, the guard came and fetched them, and brought them again into the guard chamber.
II Chronicles 12:12: And when he humbled himself, the wrath of the Lord turned from him, that he would not destroy him altogether: and also in Judah things went well.
II Chronicles 12:13: So king Rehoboam strengthened himself in Jerusalem, and reigned: for Rehoboam was one and forty years old when he began to reign, and he reigned seventeen years in Jerusalem, the city which the Lord had chosen out of all the tribes of Israel, to put his name there. And his mother's name was Naamah an Ammonitess.
II Chronicles 12:14: And he did evil, because he prepared not his heart to seek the Lord.
II Chronicles 12:15: Now the acts of Rehoboam, first and last, are they not written in the book of Shemaiah the prophet, and of Iddo the seer concerning genealogies? And there were wars between Rehoboam and Jeroboam continually.
II Chronicles 12:16: And Rehoboam slept with his fathers, and was buried in the city of David: and Abijah his son reigned in his stead.
II Chronicles 13:1: Now in the eighteenth year of king Jeroboam began Abijah to reign over Judah.
II Chronicles 13:2: He reigned three years in Jerusalem. His mother's name also was Michaiah the daughter of Uriel of Gibeah. And there was war between Abijah and Jeroboam.
II Chronicles 13:3: And Abijah set the battle in array with an army of valiant men of war, even four hundred thousand chosen men: Jeroboam also set the battle in array against him with eight hundred thousand chosen men, being mighty men of valour.
II Chronicles 13:4: And Abijah stood up upon mount Zemaraim, which is in mount Ephraim, and said, Hear me, thou Jeroboam, and all Israel;
II Chronicles 13:5: Ought ye not to know that the Lord God of Israel gave the kingdom over Israel to David for ever, even to him and to his sons by a covenant of salt?
II Chronicles 13:6: Yet Jeroboam the son of Nebat, the servant of Solomon the son of David, is risen up, and hath rebelled against his lord.
II Chronicles 13:7: And there are gathered unto him vain men, the children of Belial, and have strengthened themselves against Rehoboam the son of Solomon, when Rehoboam was young and tenderhearted, and could not withstand them.
II Chronicles 13:8: And now ye think to withstand the kingdom of the Lord in the hand of the sons of David; and ye be a great multitude, and there are with you golden calves, which Jeroboam made you for gods.
II Chronicles 13:9: Have ye not cast out the priests of the Lord, the sons of Aaron, and the Levites, and have made you priests after the manner of the nations of other lands? so that whosoever cometh to consecrate himself with a young bullock and seven rams, the same may be a priest of them that are no gods.
II Chronicles 13:10: But as for us, the Lord is our God, and we have not forsaken him; and the priests, which minister unto the Lord, are the sons of Aaron, and the Levites wait upon their business:
II Chronicles 13:11: And they burn unto the Lord every morning and every evening burnt sacrifices and sweet incense: the shewbread also set they in order upon the pure table; and the candlestick of gold with the lamps thereof, to burn every evening: for we keep the charge of the Lord our God; but ye have forsaken him.
II Chronicles 13:12: And, behold, God himself is with us for our captain, and his priests with sounding trumpets to cry alarm against you. O children of Israel, fight ye not against the Lord God of your fathers; for ye shall not prosper.
II Chronicles 13:13: But Jeroboam caused an ambushment to come about behind them: so they were before Judah, and the ambushment was behind them.
II Chronicles 13:14: And when Judah looked back, behold, the battle was before and behind: and they cried unto the Lord, and the priests sounded with the trumpets.
II Chronicles 13:15: Then the men of Judah gave a shout: and as the men of Judah shouted, it came to pass, that God smote Jeroboam and all Israel before Abijah and Judah.
II Chronicles 13:16: And the children of Israel fled before Judah: and God delivered them into their hand.
II Chronicles 13:17: And Abijah and his people slew them with a great slaughter: so there fell down slain of Israel five hundred thousand chosen men.
II Chronicles 13:18: Thus the children of Israel were brought under at that time, and the children of Judah prevailed, because they relied upon the Lord God of their fathers.
II Chronicles 13:19: And Abijah pursued after Jeroboam, and took cities from him, Bethâel with the towns thereof, and Jeshanah with the towns thereof, and Ephrain with the towns thereof.
II Chronicles 13:20: Neither did Jeroboam recover strength again in the days of Abijah: and the Lord struck him, and he died.
II Chronicles 13:21: But Abijah waxed mighty, and married fourteen wives, and begat twenty and two sons, and sixteen daughters.
II Chronicles 13:22: And the rest of the acts of Abijah, and his ways, and his sayings, are written in the story of the prophet Iddo.
II Chronicles 14:1: So Abijah slept with his fathers, and they buried him in the city of David: and Asa his son reigned in his stead. In his days the land was quiet ten years.
II Chronicles 14:2: And Asa did that which was good and right in the eyes of the Lord his God:
II Chronicles 14:3: For he took away the altars of the strange gods, and the high places, and brake down the images, and cut down the groves:
II Chronicles 14:4: And commanded Judah to seek the Lord God of their fathers, and to do the law and the commandment.
II Chronicles 14:5: Also he took away out of all the cities of Judah the high places and the images: and the kingdom was quiet before him.
II Chronicles 14:6: And he built fenced cities in Judah: for the land had rest, and he had no war in those years; because the Lord had given him rest.
II Chronicles 14:7: Therefore he said unto Judah, Let us build these cities, and make about them walls, and towers, gates, and bars, while the land is yet before us; because we have sought the Lord our God, we have sought him, and he hath given us rest on every side. So they built and prospered.
II Chronicles 14:8: And Asa had an army of men that bare targets and spears, out of Judah three hundred thousand; and out of Benjamin, that bare shields and drew bows, two hundred and fourscore thousand: all these were mighty men of valour.
II Chronicles 14:9: And there came out against them Zerah the Ethiopian with an host of a thousand thousand, and three hundred chariots; and came unto Mareshah.
II Chronicles 14:10: Then Asa went out against him, and they set the battle in array in the valley of Zephathah at Mareshah.
II Chronicles 14:11: And Asa cried unto the Lord his God, and said, Lord, it is nothing with thee to help, whether with many, or with them that have no power: help us, O Lord our God; for we rest on thee, and in thy name we go against this multitude. O Lord, thou art our God; let not man prevail against thee.
II Chronicles 14:12: So the Lord smote the Ethiopians before Asa, and before Judah; and the Ethiopians fled.
II Chronicles 14:13: And Asa and the people that were with him pursued them unto Gerar: and the Ethiopians were overthrown, that they could not recover themselves; for they were destroyed before the Lord, and before his host; and they carried away very much spoil.
II Chronicles 14:14: And they smote all the cities round about Gerar; for the fear of the Lord came upon them: and they spoiled all the cities; for there was exceeding much spoil in them.
II Chronicles 14:15: They smote also the tents of cattle, and carried away sheep and camels in abundance, and returned to Jerusalem.
II Chronicles 15:1: And the Spirit of God came upon Azariah the son of Oded:
II Chronicles 15:2: And he went out to meet Asa, and said unto him, Hear ye me, Asa, and all Judah and Benjamin; The Lord is with you, while ye be with him; and if ye seek him, he will be found of you; but if ye forsake him, he will forsake you.
II Chronicles 15:3: Now for a long season Israel hath been without the true God, and without a teaching priest, and without law.
II Chronicles 15:4: But when they in their trouble did turn unto the Lord God of Israel, and sought him, he was found of them.
II Chronicles 15:5: And in those times there was no peace to him that went out, nor to him that came in, but great vexations were upon all the inhabitants of the countries.
II Chronicles 15:6: And nation was destroyed of nation, and city of city: for God did vex them with all adversity.
II Chronicles 15:7: Be ye strong therefore, and let not your hands be weak: for your work shall be rewarded.
II Chronicles 15:8: And when Asa heard these words, and the prophecy of Oded the prophet, he took courage, and put away the abominable idols out of all the land of Judah and Benjamin, and out of the cities which he had taken from mount Ephraim, and renewed the altar of the Lord, that was before the porch of the Lord.
II Chronicles 15:9: And he gathered all Judah and Benjamin, and the strangers with them out of Ephraim and Manasseh, and out of Simeon: for they fell to him out of Israel in abundance, when they saw that the Lord his God was with him.
II Chronicles 15:10: So they gathered themselves together at Jerusalem in the third month, in the fifteenth year of the reign of Asa.
II Chronicles 15:11: And they offered unto the Lord the same time, of the spoil which they had brought, seven hundred oxen and seven thousand sheep.
II Chronicles 15:12: And they entered into a covenant to seek the Lord God of their fathers with all their heart and with all their soul;
II Chronicles 15:13: That whosoever would not seek the Lord God of Israel should be put to death, whether small or great, whether man or woman.
II Chronicles 15:14: And they sware unto the Lord with a loud voice, and with shouting, and with trumpets, and with cornets.
II Chronicles 15:15: And all Judah rejoiced at the oath: for they had sworn with all their heart, and sought him with their whole desire; and he was found of them: and the Lord gave them rest round about.
II Chronicles 15:16: And also concerning Maachah the mother of Asa the king, he removed her from being queen, because she had made an idol in a grove: and Asa cut down her idol, and stamped it, and burnt it at the brook Kidron.
II Chronicles 15:17: But the high places were not taken away out of Israel: nevertheless the heart of Asa was perfect all his days.
II Chronicles 15:18: And he brought into the house of God the things that his father had dedicated, and that he himself had dedicated, silver, and gold, and vessels.
II Chronicles 15:19: And there was no more war unto the five and thirtieth year of the reign of Asa.
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