21 And Rehoboam the son of Solomon reigned in Judah. z Rehoboam was forty-one years old when he became king. He reigned seventeen years in Jerusalem, the city a which the LORD had chosen out of all the tribes of Israel, to put His name there. b His mother's name was Naamah, an Ammonitess. 22 c Now Judah did evil in the sight of the LORD, and they d provoked Him to jealousy with their sins which they committed, more than all that their fathers had done. 23 For they also built for themselves e high 1 places, f sacred pillars, and g wooden images on every high hill and h under every green tree. 24 i And there were also 2 perverted persons 3 in the land. They did according to all the j abominations of the nations which the LORD had cast out before the children of k Israel.
25 l It happened in the fifth year of King Rehoboam that Shishak king of Egypt came up against Jerusalem. 26 m And 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 n which Solomon had made. 27 Then King Rehoboam made bronze shields in their place, and 4 committed them to the hands of the captains of the 5 guard, 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 o Now 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 p war between Rehoboam and Jeroboam all their days. 31 q So Rehoboam 6 rested with his fathers, and was buried with his fathers in the City of David. r His mother's name was Naamah, an Ammonitess. Then s Abijam 7 his son reigned in his place.New King James Version (NKJV) Copyright © 1982 by Thomas Nelson, Inc.