When he had finished 1 speaking 2 all these words, the ground that was under them split open,
So do this: Dismiss the kings from their command, and replace them with military commanders.
Because God fought for them, 1 they killed many of the enemy. 2 They dispossessed the Hagrites and lived in their land until the exile. 3
King Rehoboam made bronze shields to replace them and assigned them to the officers of the royal guard 1 who protected the entrance to the royal palace.
The men whose names are listed came during the time of King Hezekiah of Judah and attacked the Hamites’ settlements, 1 as well as the Meunites they discovered there, and they wiped them out to this very day. They dispossessed them, 2 for they found pasture for their sheep there.