15 Now in the eighteenth year of King Jeroboam, the son of Nebat, Abijam became king over Judah.2 He reigned three years in Jerusalem; and his mother’s name was [a]Maacah the daughter of [b]Abishalom.3 He walked in all the sins of his father which he had committed before him; and his heart was not [c]wholly devoted to the Lord his God, like the heart of his father David.4 But for David’s sake the Lord his God gave him a lamp in Jerusalem, to raise up his son after him and to establish Jerusalem;5 because David did what was right in the sight of the Lord, and had not turned aside from anything that He commanded him all the days of his life, except in the case of Uriah the Hittite.
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