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Rise & Fall of Israel’s Kingdom

(Category 7 of 16)

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CHAPTER 14 References

2 a1 Kin.
11:29–31
3 a1 Sam. 9:7,
8; 1 Kin. 13:7;
2 Kin. 4:42
1Lit. in your
hand
4 a1 Kin. 11:29
1Lit. set

Judgment on the House of Jeroboam

14

1 At that time Abijah the son of Jeroboam became sick.
2 And Jeroboam said to his wife, “Please arise, and disguise yourself, that they may not recognize you as the wife of Jeroboam, and go to Shiloh. Indeed, Ahijah the prophet is there, who told me that aI would be king over this people.
3 a“Also take 1with you ten loaves, some cakes, and a jar of honey, and go to him; he will tell you what will become of the child.”
4 And Jeroboam’s wife did so; she arose aand went to Shiloh, and came to the house of Ahijah. But Ahijah could not see, for his eyes were 1glazed by reason of his age.

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5 Now the LORD had said to Ahijah, “Here is the wife of Jeroboam, coming to ask you something about her son, for he is sick. Thus and thus you shall say to her; for it will be, when she comes in, that she will pretend to be another woman.”
6 And so it was, when Ahijah heard the sound of her footsteps as she came through the door, he said, “Come in, wife of Jeroboam.Why do you pretend to be another person? For I have been sent to you with bad news.
7 “Go, tell Jeroboam, ‘Thus says the LORD God of Israel: a“Because I exalted you from among the people, and made you ruler over My people Israel,
8 “and atore the kingdom away from the house of David, and gave it to you; and yet you have not been as My servant David, bwho kept My commandments and who followed Me with all his heart, to do only what was right in My eyes;
9 “but you have done more evil than all who were before you, afor you have gone and made for yourself other gods and molded images to provoke Me to anger, and bhave cast Me behind your back—
10 “therefore behold! aI will bring disaster on the house of Jeroboam, and bwill cut off from Jeroboam every male in Israel, cbond and free; I will take away the remnant of the house of Jeroboam, as one takes away refuse until it is all gone.
11 “The dogs shall eat awhoever belongs to Jeroboam and dies in the city, and the birds of the air shall eat whoever dies in the field; for the LORD has spoken!” ’
12 “Arise therefore, go to your own house. aWhen your feet enter the city, the child shall die.
13 “And all Israel shall mourn for him and bury him, for he is the only one of Jeroboam who shall 1come to the grave, because in him athere is found something good toward the LORD God of Israel in the house of Jeroboam.
14 a“Moreover the LORD will raise up for Himself a king over Israel who shall cut off the house of Jeroboam; 1this is the day.What? Even now!
15 “For the LORD will strike Israel, as a reed is shaken in the water. He will auproot Israel from this bgood land which He gave to their fathers, and will scatter them cbeyond 1the River, dbecause they have made their 2wooden images, provoking the LORD to anger.
16 “And He will give Israel up because of the sins of Jeroboam, awho sinned and who made Israel sin.”
17 Then Jeroboam’s wife arose and departed, and came to aTirzah. bWhen she came to the threshold of the house, the child died.

7 a1 Kin. 16:2
8 a1 Kin. 11:31
b1 Kin. 11:33,
38; 15:5
9 a1 Kin. 12:28
bPs. 50:17
10 a1 Kin.
15:29 b1 Kin.
21:21 cDeut.
32:36
11 a1 Kin.
16:4; 21:24
12 a1 Kin.
14:17
13 a2 Chr.
12:12; 19:3
1Be buried
14 a1 Kin.
15:27–29 1Or
this day and
from now on
15 a2 Kin. 17:6
b[Josh. 23:15,
16] c2 Kin.
15:29 d[Ex.
34:13, 14] 1The Euphrates
2Heb.
Asherim,
Canaanite
deities
16 a1 Kin.
12:30; 13:34;
15:30, 34; 16:2
17 aSong 6:4
b1 Kin. 14:12
18 a1 Kin.
14:13
19 a2 Chr.
13:2–20
20 a1 Kin.
15:25
21 a2 Chr.
12:13 b1 Kin.
11:32, 36
c1 Kin. 14:31
22 a2 Chr.
12:1, 14
bDeut. 32:21
23 aDeut. 12:2
b[Deut. 16:22] c[2 Kin. 17:9,
10] dIs. 57:5
1Places for
pagan worship
24 aDeut.
23:17 bDeut.
20:18 c[Deut.
9:4, 5] 1Heb.
qadesh, one
practicing
sodomy and
prostitution in
religious rituals
25 a1 Kin.
11:40
26 a2 Chr.
12:9–11
b1 Kin. 10:17
27 1entrusted
2Lit. runners
29 a2 Chr.
12:15, 16
30 a1 Kin.
12:21–24; 15:6
31 a2 Chr.
12:16 b1 Kin.
14:21 c2 Chr.
12:16 1Died
and joined his
ancestors
2Abijah,
2 Chr. 12:16

1 KINGS 14:31

18 And they buried him; and all Israel mourned for him, aaccording to the word of the LORD which He spoke through His servant Ahijah the prophet.

Death of Jeroboam

19 Now the rest of the acts of Jeroboam, how he amade war and how he reigned, indeed they are written in the book of the chronicles of the kings of Israel.
20 The period that Jeroboam reigned was twenty-two years. So he rested with his fathers. Then aNadab his son reigned in his place.

Rehoboam Reigns in Judah

21 And Rehoboam the son of Solomon reigned in Judah. aRehoboam was forty-one years old when he became king. He reigned seventeen years in Jerusalem, the city bwhich the LORD had chosen out of all the tribes of Israel, to put His name there. cHis mother’s name was Naamah, an Ammonitess.
22 aNow Judah did evil in the sight of the LORD, and they bprovoked Him to jealousy with their sins which they committed, more than all that their fathers had done.
23 For they also built for themselves ahigh1 places, bsacred pillars, and cwooden images on every high hill and dunder every green tree.
24 aAnd there were also 1perverted persons in the land. They did according to all the babominations of the nations which the LORD had cast out before the children of cIsrael.
25 aIt happened in the fifth year of King Rehoboam that Shishak king of Egypt came up against Jerusalem.
26 aAnd he took away the treasures of the house of the LORD and the treasures of the king’s house; he took away everything. He also took away all the gold shields bwhich Solomon had made.
27 Then King Rehoboam made bronze shields in their place, and 1committed them to the hands of the captains of the 2guard, who guarded the doorway of the king’s house.
28 And whenever the king entered the house of the LORD, the guards carried them, then brought them back into the guardroom.
29 aNow the rest of the acts of Rehoboam, and all that he did, are they not written in the book of the chronicles of the kings of Judah?
30 And there was awar between Rehoboam and Jeroboam all their days.
31 aSo Rehoboam 1rested with his fathers, and was buried with his fathers in the City of David. bHis mother’s name was Naamah, an Ammonitess. Then cAbijam2 his son reigned in his place.

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1 KINGS 15:1

Abijam Reigns in Judah

15

1 aIn the eighteenth year of King Jeroboam the son of Nebat, Abijam became king over Judah.
2 He reigned three years in Jerusalem. aHis mother’s name was bMaachah the granddaughter of cAbishalom.
3 And he walked in all the sins of his father,which he had done before him; ahis heart was not 1loyal to the LORD his God, as was the heart of his father David.
4 Nevertheless afor David’s sake the LORD his God gave him a lamp in Jerusalem, by setting up his son after him and by establishing Jerusalem;
5 because David adid what was right in the eyes of the LORD, and had not turned aside from anything that He commanded him all the days of his life, bexcept in the matter of Uriah the Hittite.
6 aAnd there was war between 1Rehoboam and Jeroboam all the days of his life.
7 aNow the rest of the acts of Abijam, and all that he did, are they not written in the book of the chronicles of the kings of Judah? And there was war between Abijam and Jeroboam.
8 aSo Abijam 1rested with his fathers, and they buried him in the City of David. Then Asa his son reigned in his place.

Asa Reigns in Judah

9 In the twentieth year of Jeroboam king of Israel, Asa became king over Judah.
10 And he reigned forty-one years in Jerusalem. His grandmother’s name was Maachah the granddaughter of Abishalom.
11 aAsa did what was right in the eyes of the LORD, as did his father David.
12 aAnd he banished the 1perverted persons from the land, and removed all the idols that his fathers had made.
13 Also he removed aMaachah his grandmother from being queen mother, because she had made an obscene image of 1Asherah. And Asa cut down her obscene image and bburned it by the Brook Kidron.
14 aBut the 1high places were not removed. Nevertheless Asa’s bheart was loyal to the LORD all his days.
15 He also brought into the house of the LORD the things which his father ahad dedicated, and the things which he himself had dedicated: silver and gold and utensils.
16 Now there was war between Asa and Baasha king of Israel all their days.
17 And aBaasha king of Israel came up against Judah, and built bRamah,

CHAPTER 15 References

1 a2 Chr. 13:1
2 a2 Chr.
11:20–22
b2 Chr. 13:2
c2 Chr. 11:21
3 aPs. 119:80
1Lit. at peace
with
4 a2 Sam.
21:17
5 a1 Kin. 9:4;
14:8 b2 Sam.
11:3, 15–17;
12:9, 10
6 a1 Kin. 14:30
1So with MT,
LXX, Tg.,Vg.;
some Heb.
mss., Syr. Abijam
7 a2 Chr.
13:2–22
8 a2 Chr. 14:1
1Died and
joined his
ancestors
11 a2 Chr. 14:2
12 a1 Kin.
14:24; 22:46
1Heb.
qedeshim,
those practicing
sodomy
and prostitution
in religious
rituals
13 a2 Chr.
15:16–18 bEx.
32:20 1A
Canaanite
goddess
14 a1 Kin. 3:2;
22:43 b1 Kin.
8:61; 15:3
1Places for
pagan worship
15 a1 Kin. 7:51
17 a2 Chr.
16:1–6 bJosh.
18:25 c1 Kin.
12:26–29
18 a2 Chr. 16:2
b1 Kin. 11:23,
24
20 a1 Kin. 20:1
b2 Kin. 15:29
cJudg. 18:29
d2 Sam. 20:14,
15
21 a1 Kin.
14:17;
16:15–18
22 a2 Chr. 16:6
bJosh. 21:17
cJosh. 18:26
23 a2 Chr.
16:11–14
24 a2 Chr. 17:1
bMatt. 1:8
1Died and
joined his
ancestors
25 a1 Kin.
14:20
26 a1 Kin.
12:28–33;
14:16
27 a1 Kin.
14:14 bJosh.
19:44; 21:23
29 a1 Kin.
14:10–14

cthat he might let none go out or come in to Asa king of Judah.
18 Then Asa took all the silver and gold that was left in the treasuries of the house of the LORD and the treasuries of the king’s house, and delivered them into the hand of his servants. And King Asa sent them to aBen-Hadad the son of Tabrimmon, the son of Hezion, king of Syria, who dwelt in bDamascus, saying,
19 “Let there be a treaty between you and me, as there was between my father and your father. See, I have sent you a present of silver and gold. Come and break your treaty with Baasha king of Israel, so that he will withdraw from me.”
20 So Ben-Hadad heeded King Asa, and asent the captains of his armies against the cities of Israel. He attacked bIjon, cDan, dAbel Beth Maachah, and all Chinneroth, with all the land of Naphtali.
21 Now it happened, when Baasha heard it, that he stopped building Ramah, and remained in aTirzah.
22 aThen King Asa made a proclamation throughout all Judah; none was exempted. And they took away the stones and timber of Ramah, which Baasha had used for building; and with them King Asa built bGeba of Benjamin, and cMizpah.
23 The rest of all the acts of Asa, all his might, all that he did, and the cities which he built, are they not written in the book of the chronicles of the kings of Judah? But ain the time of his old age he was diseased in his feet.
24 So Asa 1rested with his fathers, and was buried with his fathers in the City of David his father. aThen bJehoshaphat his son reigned in his place.

Nadab Reigns in Israel

25 Now aNadab the son of Jeroboam became king over Israel in the second year of Asa king of Judah, and he reigned over Israel two years.
26 And he did evil in the sight of the LORD, and walked in the way of his father, and in ahis sin by which he had made Israel sin.
27 aThen Baasha the son of Ahijah, of the house of Issachar, conspired against him. And Baasha killed him at bGibbethon, which belonged to the Philistines, while Nadab and all Israel laid siege to Gibbethon.
28 Baasha killed him in the third year of Asa king of Judah, and reigned in his place.
29 And it was so, when he became king, that he killed all the house of Jeroboam. He did not leave to Jeroboam anyone that breathed, until he had destroyed him, according to athe word of the LORD which He had spo-

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ken by His servant Ahijah the Shilonite,
30 abecause of the sins of Jeroboam, which he had sinned and by which he had made Israel sin, because of his provocation with which he had provoked the LORD God of Israel to anger.
31 Now the rest of the acts of Nadab, and all that he did, are they not written in the book of the chronicles of the kings of Israel?
32 aAnd there was war between Asa and Baasha king of Israel all their days.

Baasha Reigns in Israel

33 In the third year of Asa king of Judah, Baasha the son of Ahijah became king over all Israel in Tirzah, and reigned twenty-four years.
34 He did evil in the sight of the LORD, and walked in athe way of Jeroboam, and in his sin by which he had made Israel sin.

16

1 Then the word of the LORD came to aJehu the son of bHanani, against cBaasha, saying:
2 a“Inasmuch as I lifted you out of the dust and made you ruler over My people Israel, and byou have walked in the way of Jeroboam, and have made My people Israel sin, to provoke Me to anger with their sins,
3 “surely I will atake1 away the posterity of Baasha and the posterity of his house, and I will make your house like bthe house of Jeroboam the son of Nebat.
4 “The dogs shall eat awhoever belongs to Baasha and dies in the city, and the birds of the air shall eat whoever dies in the fields.”
5 Now the rest of the acts of Baasha, what he did, and his might, aare they not written in the book of the chronicles of the kings of Israel?
6 So Baasha 1rested with his fathers and was buried in aTirzah. Then Elah his son reigned in his place.
7 And also the word of the LORD came by the prophet aJehu the son of Hanani against Baasha and his house, because of all the evil that he did in the sight of the LORD in provoking Him to anger with the work of his hands, in being like the house of Jeroboam, and because bhe killed them.

Elah Reigns in Israel

8 In the twenty-sixth year of Asa king of Judah, Elah the son of Baasha became king over Israel, and reigned two years in Tirzah.
9 aNow his servant Zimri, commander of half his chariots, conspired against him as he was in Tirzah drinking himself drunk in the house of Arza, bsteward1 of his house in Tirzah.
10 And Zimri went in and struck

30 a1 Kin.
14:9, 16
32 a1 Kin.
15:16
34 a1 Kin.
13:33; 14:16

CHAPTER 16 References

1 a1 Kin. 16:7;
2 Chr. 19:2;
20:34 b2 Chr.
16:7–10
c1 Kin. 15:27
2 a1 Sam. 2:8;
1 Kin. 14:7
b1 Kin.
12:25–33;
15:34
3 a1 Kin.
16:11; 21:21
b1 Kin. 14:10;
15:29 1consume
4 a1 Kin.
14:11; 21:24
5 a2 Chr. 16:11
6 a1 Kin.
14:17; 15:21
1Died and
joined his
ancestors
7 a1 Kin. 16:1
b1 Kin. 15:27,
29
9 a2 Kin.
9:30–33 bGen.
24:2; 39:4;
1 Kin. 18:3
1Lit. who was
over the
house
11 a1 Sam.
25:22
12 a1 Kin. 16:3
13 aDeut.
32:21; 1 Sam.
12:21; [Is.
41:29; Jon.
2:8; 1 Cor. 8:4;
10:19] 1Lit.
vanities
15 a1 Kin.
15:27
18 1captured
2Lit. over him
19 a1 Kin.
15:26, 34
b1 Kin.
12:25–33
23 a1 Kin.
15:21; 2 Kin.
15:14

1 KINGS 16:24

him and killed him in the twentyseventh year of Asa king of Judah, and reigned in his place.
11 Then it came to pass, when he began to reign, as soon as he was seated on his throne, that he killed all the household of Baasha; he adid not leave him one male, neither of his relatives nor of his friends.
12 Thus Zimri destroyed all the household of Baasha, aaccording to the word of the LORD, which He spoke against Baasha by Jehu the prophet,
13 for all the sins of Baasha and the sins of Elah his son, by which they had sinned and by which they had made Israel sin, in provoking the LORD God of Israel to anger awith their 1idols.
14 Now the rest of the acts of Elah, and all that he did, are they not written in the book of the chronicles of the kings of Israel?

Zimri Reigns in Israel

15 In the twenty-seventh year of Asa king of Judah, Zimri had reigned in Tirzah seven days. And the people were encamped aagainst Gibbethon, which belonged to the Philistines.
16 Now the people who were encamped heard it said, “Zimri has conspired and also has killed the king.” So all Israel made Omri, the commander of the army, king over Israel that day in the camp.
17 Then Omri and all Israel with him went up from Gibbethon, and they besieged Tirzah.
18 And it happened, when Zimri saw that the city was 1taken, that he went into the citadel of the king’s house and burned the king’s house 2down upon himself with fire, and died,
19 because of the sins which he had committed in doing evil in the sight of the LORD, ain walking in the bway of Jeroboam, and in his sin which he had committed to make Israel sin.
20 Now the rest of the acts of Zimri, and the treason he committed, are they not written in the book of the chronicles of the kings of Israel?

Omri Reigns in Israel

21 Then the people of Israel were divided into two parts: half of the people followed Tibni the son of Ginath, to make him king, and half followed Omri.
22 But the people who followed Omri prevailed over the people who followed Tibni the son of Ginath. So Tibni died and Omri reigned.
23 In the thirty-first year of Asa king of Judah, Omri became king over Israel, and reigned twelve years. Six years he reigned in aTirzah.
24 And he bought the hill of

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1 KINGS 16:25

Samaria from Shemer for two talents of silver; then he built on the hill, and called the name of the city which he built, aSamaria,1 after the name of Shemer, owner of the hill.
25 aOmri did evil in the eyes of the LORD, and did worse than all who were before him.
26 For he awalked in all the ways of Jeroboam the son of Nebat, and in his sin by which he had made Israel sin, provoking the LORD God of Israel to anger with their bidols.1
27 Now the rest of the acts of Omri which he did, and the might that he showed, are they not written in the book of the chronicles of the kings of Israel?
28 So Omri rested with his fathers and was buried in Samaria. Then Ahab his son reigned in his place.

Ahab Reigns in Israel

29 In the thirty-eighth year of Asa king of Judah, Ahab the son of Omri became king over Israel; and Ahab the son of Omri reigned over Israel in Samaria twenty-two years.
30 Now Ahab the son of Omri did evil in the sight of the LORD, more than all who were before him.
31 And it came to pass, as though it had been a trivial thing for him to walk in the sins of Jeroboam the son of Nebat, athat he took as wife Jezebel the daughter of Ethbaal, king of the bSidonians; cand he went and served Baal and worshiped him.
32 Then he set up an altar for Baal in athe temple of Baal, which he had built in Samaria.
33 aAnd Ahab made a 1wooden image. Ahab bdid more to provoke the LORD God of Israel to anger than all the kings of Israel who were before him.
34 In his days Hiel of Bethel built Jericho. He laid its foundation 1with Abiram his firstborn, and with his youngest son Segub he set up its gates, aaccording to the word of the LORD, which He had spoken through Joshua the son of Nun.

24 a1 Kin.
13:32; 2 Kin.
17:24; John
4:4 1Heb.
Shomeron
25 aMic. 6:16
26 a1 Kin.
16:19 b1 Kin.
16:13 1Lit.
vanities
31 aDeut. 7:3
bJudg. 18:7;
1 Kin. 11:1–5
c1 Kin. 21:25,
26; 2 Kin.
10:18; 17:16
32 a2 Kin.
10:21, 26, 27
33 a2 Kin. 13:6
b1 Kin. 14:9;
16:29, 30;
21:25 1Heb.
Asherah, a
Canaanite
goddess
34 aJosh. 6:26
1At the cost of
the life of

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PSALM 98

A Song of Praise to the LORD for His Salvation and Judgment

A Psalm.

1 OH, asing to the LORD a new song! For He has bdone marvelous things; His right hand and His holy victory.
2 aThe LORD has made known His salvation; bHis righteousness He has revealed in the sight of the 1nations.
3 He has remembered His mercy and His faithfulness to the house of Israel; aAll the ends of the earth have seen the salvation of our God.

4 Shout joyfully to the LORD, all the earth; Break forth in song, rejoice, and sing praises.

PSALM 98 References

1 aPs. 33:3; Is.
42:10 bEx.
15:11; Ps.
77:14
2 aIs. 52:10;
[Luke 1:77;
2:30, 31] bIs.
62:2; Rom.
3:25 1Gentiles
3 a[Is. 49:6];
Luke 3:6;
[Acts 13:47;
28:28] 9 a[Ps. 96:10,
13] 1uprightness

5 Sing to the LORD with the harp, With the harp and the sound of a psalm,
6 With trumpets and the sound of a horn; Shout joyfully before the LORD, the King.

7 Let the sea roar, and all its fullness, The world and those who dwell in it;
8 Let the rivers clap their hands; Let the hills be joyful together
9 before the LORD, aFor He is coming to judge the earth. With righteousness He shall judge the world, And the peoples with 1equity.

 
 

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