29 As for the other events of Rehoboam’s reign, and all he did, are they not written in the book of the annals of the kings of Judah?30 There was continual warfare between Rehoboam and Jeroboam.31 And Rehoboam rested with his ancestors and was buried with them in the City of David. His mother’s name was Naamah; she was an Ammonite. And Abijah[a] his son succeeded him as king.
Abijah King of Judah
15 In the eighteenth year of the reign of Jeroboam son of Nebat, Abijah[b] became king of Judah,2 and he reigned in Jerusalem three years. His mother’s name was Maakah daughter of Abishalom.[c]
3 He committed all the sins his father had done before him; his heart was not fully devoted to the Lord his God, as the heart of David his forefather had been.4 Nevertheless, for David’s sake the Lord his God gave him a lamp in Jerusalem by raising up a son to succeed him and by making Jerusalem strong.5 For David had done what was right in the eyes of the Lord and had not failed to keep any of the Lord’s commands all the days of his life—except in the case of Uriah the Hittite.
1 Kings 14:31Some Hebrew manuscripts and Septuagint (see also 2 Chron. 12:16); most Hebrew manuscripts Abijam
1 Kings 15:1Some Hebrew manuscripts and Septuagint (see also 2 Chron. 12:16); most Hebrew manuscripts Abijam; also in verses 7 and 8
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