1 Kings 14:1-31, NLT
1 Kings 14
Ahijah’s Prophecy against Jeroboam
1At that time Jeroboam’s son Abijah became very sick.
4So Jeroboam’s wife went to Ahijah’s home at Shiloh. He was an old man now and could no longer see.
6So 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.
12Then Ahijah said to Jeroboam’s wife, “Go on home, and when you enter the city, the child will die.
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!
17So Jeroboam’s wife returned to Tirzah, and the child died just as she walked through the door of her home.
19The 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.
Rehoboam Rules in Judah
21Meanwhile, 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.
22During 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.
25In the fifth year of King Rehoboam’s reign, King Shishak of Egypt came up and attacked Jerusalem.
29The 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.