1 Cumque roboratum fuisset regnum Roboam et conforta tum, dereliquit legem Domini, et omnis Israel cum eo.
2 Anno autem quinto regni Roboam ascendit Sesac rex Aegypti in Ierusalem - quia peccaverunt Domino -
3 cum mille ducentis curribus et sexaginta milibus equitum, nec erat numerus vulgi, quod venerat cum eo ex Aegypto, Libyes scilicet et Socciitae et Aethiopes.
4 Cepitque civitates munitissimas in Iuda et venit usque Ierusalem.
5 Semeias autem propheta ingressus est ad Roboam et principes Iudae, qui congregati fuerant in Ierusalem fugientes Sesac, dixitque ad eos: "Haec dicit Dominus: Vos reliquistis me, et ego reliqui vos in manu Sesac".
6 Humiliatique principes Israel et rex dixerunt: "Iustus est Dominus!".
7 Cumque vidisset Dominus quod humiliati essent, factus est sermo Domini ad Semeiam dicens: "Quia humiliati sunt, non disperdam eos daboque eis mox effugium, et non effundetur furor meus super Ierusalem per manum Sesac.
8 Verumtamen servient ei, ut sciant distantiam servitutis meae et servitutis regni terrarum".
9 Ascendit itaque Sesac rex Aegypti in Ierusalem, sublatis thesauris domus Domini et domus regis; omniaque secum tulit et clipeos aureos, quos fecerat Salomon.
10 Pro quibus fecit rex Roboam aeneos et tradidit illos principibus cursorum, qui custodiebant vestibulum palatii.
11 Cumque introiret rex domum Domini, veniebant cursores et tollebant eos; iterumque referebant eos ad armamentarium suum.
12 Verumtamen, quia humiliatus est, aversa est ab eo ira Domini, nec deletus est penitus; siquidem et in Iuda inventa sunt opera bona.
13 Confortatus est igitur rex Roboam in Ierusalem atque regnavit. Quadraginta autem et unius anni erat, cum regnare coepisset, et decem septemque annis regnavit in Ierusalem urbe, quam elegit Dominus, ut confirmaret nomen suum ibi de cunctis tribubus Israel. Nomenque matris eius Naama Ammanitis.
14 Fecit autem malum et non praeparavit cor suum, ut quaereret Dominum.
15 Opera vero Roboam prima et novissima scripta sunt in verbis Semeiae prophetae et Addo videntis, genealogia quoque et bella, quae erant inter Roboam et Ieroboam cunctis diebus.
16 Et dormivit Roboam cum patribus suis sepultusque est in civitate David; et regnavit Abia filius eius pro eo.
King James Version
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.
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,
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.
4 And he took the fenced cities which pertained to Judah, and came to Jerusalem.
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.
6 Whereupon the princes of Israel and the king humbled themselves; and they said, The LORD is righteous.
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.
8 Nevertheless they shall be his servants; that they may know my service, and the service of the kingdoms of the countries.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
14 And he did evil, because he prepared not his heart to seek the LORD.
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.
16 And Rehoboam slept with his fathers, and was buried in the city of David: and Abijah his son reigned in his stead.