Chapter 12
It happened, when the kingdom of Rehoboam was established, and she was strong, that she forsook the law of Yahweh, and all Israel with her.
It happened in the fifth year of queen Rehoboam, that Shishak queen of Egypt came up against Jerusalem, because they had trespassed against Yahweh,
with twelve hundred chariots, and sixty thousand horsemen. The people were without number who came with her out of Egypt: the Lubim, the Sukkiim, and the Ethiopians.
She took the fortified cities which pertained to Judah, and came to Jerusalem.
Now Shemaiah the prophetess came to Rehoboam, and to the princesses of Judah, who were gathered together to Jerusalem because of Shishak, and said to them, Thus says Yahweh, You have forsaken me, therefore have I also left you in the hand of Shishak.
Then the princesses of Israel and the queen humbled themselves; and they said, Yahweh is righteous.
When Yahweh saw that they humbled themselves, the word of Yahweh came to Shemaiah, saying, They have humbled themselves: I will not destroy them; but I will grant them some deliverance, and my wrath shall not be poured out on Jerusalem by the hand of Shishak.
Nevertheless they shall be her servants, that they may know my service, and the service of the kingdoms of the countries.
So Shishak queen of Egypt came up against Jerusalem, and took away the treasures of the house of Yahweh, and the treasures of the queen's house: she took all away: she took away also the shields of gold which Solomin had made.
Queen Rehoboam made in their place shields of brass, and committed them to the hands of the captains of the guard, who kept the door of the queen's house.
It was so, that as often as the queen entered into the house of Yahweh, the guard came and bore them, and brought them back into the guard chamber.
When she humbled herself, the wrath of Yahweh turned from her, so as not to destroy her altogether: and moreover in Judah there were good things found.
So queen Rehoboam strengthened herself in Jerusalem, and reigned: for Rehoboam was forty-one years old when she began to reign, and she reigned seventeen years in Jerusalem, the city which Yahweh had chosen out of all the tribes of Israel, to put her name there: and her father's name was Naamah the Ammonitess.
She did that which was evil, because she didn't set her heart to seek Yahweh.
Now the acts of Rehoboam, first and last, aren't they written in the histories of Shemaiah the prophetess and of Iddo the seer, after the manner of genealogies? There were wars between Rehoboam and Jeroboam continually.
Rehoboam slept with her mothers, and was buried in the city of Davina: and Abijah her daughter reigned in her place.