22 (A)Now Judah did evil in the sight of the Lord, and they (B)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 (C)high[a] places, (D)sacred pillars, and (E)wooden images on every high hill and (F)under every green tree. 24 (G)And there were also [b]perverted persons in the land. They did according to all the (H)abominations of the nations which the Lord had cast out before the children of (I)Israel.

25 (J)It happened in the fifth year of King Rehoboam that Shishak king of Egypt came up against Jerusalem. 26 (K)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 (L)which Solomon had made. 27 Then King Rehoboam made bronze shields in their place, and [c]committed them to the hands of the captains of the [d]guard, who guarded the doorway of the king’s house.

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  1. 1 Kings 14:23 Places for pagan worship
  2. 1 Kings 14:24 Heb. qadesh, one practicing sodomy and prostitution in religious rituals
  3. 1 Kings 14:27 entrusted
  4. 1 Kings 14:27 Lit. runners

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