“And you, my son Solomon, acknowledge the God of your father, and serve him with wholehearted devotion(A) and with a willing mind, for the Lord searches every heart(B) and understands every desire and every thought. If you seek him,(C) he will be found by you; but if you forsake(D) him, he will reject(E) you forever.

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Shishak Attacks Jerusalem(A)

12 After Rehoboam’s position as king was established(B) and he had become strong,(C) he and all Israel[a](D) with him abandoned(E) the law of the Lord.

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Footnotes

  1. 2 Chronicles 12:1 That is, Judah, as frequently in 2 Chronicles

18 They abandoned(A) the temple of the Lord, the God of their ancestors, and worshiped Asherah poles and idols.(B) Because of their guilt, God’s anger(C) came on Judah and Jerusalem.

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13 The Lord said, “It is because they have forsaken my law, which I set before them; they have not obeyed me or followed my law.(A)

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But they did not listen or pay attention;(A) instead, they followed the stubbornness of their evil hearts.(B) So I brought on them all the curses(C) of the covenant I had commanded them to follow but that they did not keep.(D)’”

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