Context6So the princes of Israel and the king humbled themselves and said, The LORD is righteous.
7When 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 deliverance, and My wrath shall not be poured out on Jerusalem by means of Shishak. 8But they will become his slaves so that they may learn the difference between My service and the service of the kingdoms of the countries.
Plunder Impoverishes Judah
9So Shishak king of Egypt came up against Jerusalem, and took the treasures of the house of the LORD and the treasures of the kings palace. He took everything; he even took the golden shields which Solomon had made. 10Then King Rehoboam made shields of bronze in their place and committed them to the care of the commanders of the guard who guarded the door of the kings house. 11As often as the king entered the house of the LORD, the guards came and carried them and then brought them back into the guards room. 12And when he humbled himself, the anger of the LORD turned away from him, so as not to destroy him completely; and also conditions were good in Judah.
13So King Rehoboam strengthened himself in Jerusalem and reigned. Now Rehoboam was forty-one years old when he began to reign, and he reigned seventeen years in Jerusalem, the city which the LORD had chosen from all the tribes of Israel, to put His name there. And his mothers name was Naamah the Ammonitess. 14He did evil because he did not set his heart to seek the LORD.
15Now the acts of Rehoboam, from first to last, are they not written in the records of Shemaiah the prophet and of Iddo the seer, according to genealogical enrollment? And there were wars between Rehoboam and Jeroboam continually. 16And Rehoboam slept with his fathers and was buried in the city of David; and his son Abijah became king in his place.
Parallel VersesAmerican Standard Version
Then the princes of Israel and the king humbled themselves; and they said, Jehovah is righteous.
And the princes of Israel, and the king, being in a consternation, said: The Lord is just.
Darby Bible Translation
And the princes of Israel and the king humbled themselves; and they said, Jehovah is righteous.
English Revised Version
Then the princes of Israel and the king humbled themselves; and they said, The LORD is righteous.
Webster's Bible Translation
Upon which the princes of Israel, and the king humbled themselves; and they said, The LORD is righteous.
World English Bible
Then the princes of Israel and the king humbled themselves; and they said, "Yahweh is righteous."
Young's Literal Translation
and the heads of Israel are humbled, and the king, and they say, 'Righteous is Jehovah.'
'They shall be his servants: that they may know My service, and the service of the kingdoms of the countries.'--2 Chron. xii. 8. Rehoboam was a self-willed, godless king who, like some other kings, learned nothing by experience. His kingdom was nearly wrecked at the very beginning of his reign, and was saved much more by the folly of his rival than by his own wisdom. Jeroboam's religious revolution drove all the worshippers of God among the northern kingdom into flight. They might have endured the …
Alexander Maclaren—Expositions of Holy Scripture
The Rending of the Kingdom
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