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2 Chronicles 12:2-9

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12:2 Because they were unfaithful to the Lord, in King Rehoboam’s fifth year, King Shishak of Egypt attacked Jerusalem. 12:3 He had 1,200 chariots, 60,000 horsemen, and an innumerable number of soldiers who accompanied him from Egypt, including Libyans, Sukkites, and Cushites. 12:4 He captured the fortified cities of Judah and marched against Jerusalem.

12:5 Shemaiah the prophet visited Rehoboam and the leaders of Judah who were assembled in Jerusalem because of Shishak. He said to them, “This is what the Lord says: ‘You have rejected me, so I have rejected you and will hand you over to Shishak.’” 1  12:6 The leaders of Israel and the king humbled themselves and said, “The Lord is just.” 2  12:7 When the Lord saw that they humbled themselves, he gave this message to Shemaiah: 3  “They have humbled themselves, so I will not destroy them. I will deliver them soon. 4  My anger will not be unleashed against 5  Jerusalem through 6  Shishak. 12:8 Yet they will become his subjects, so they can experience how serving me differs from serving the surrounding nations.” 7 

12:9 King Shishak of Egypt attacked Jerusalem and took away the treasures of the Lord’s temple and of the royal palace; he took everything, including the gold shields that Solomon had made.

1 tn Heb “also I have rejected you into the hand of Shishak.”

2 tn Or “fair,” meaning the Lord’s punishment of them was just or fair.

3 tn Heb “the word of the Lord came to Shemaiah, saying.”

4 tn Heb “and I will give to them soon deliverance.”

5 tn Or “gush forth upon.”

6 tn Heb “by the hand of.”

7 tn Heb “so they may know my service and the service of the kingdoms of the lands.”



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