2 Chronicles 12:2
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New International Version
Because they had been unfaithful to the LORD, Shishak king of Egypt attacked Jerusalem in the fifth year of King Rehoboam.

King James Bible
And it came to pass, that in the fifth year of king Rehoboam Shishak king of Egypt came up against Jerusalem, because they had transgressed against the LORD,

Darby Bible Translation
And it came to pass in the fifth year of king Rehoboam, because they had transgressed against Jehovah, that Shishak king of Egypt came up against Jerusalem,

World English Bible
It happened in the fifth year of king Rehoboam, that Shishak king of Egypt came up against Jerusalem, because they had trespassed against Yahweh,

Young's Literal Translation
And it cometh to pass, in the fifth year of king Rehoboam, come up hath Shishak king of Egypt against Jerusalem -- because they trespassed against Jehovah --

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Clarke's Commentary on the Bible

Shishak king of Egypt - Concerning this man, and the motive which led him to attack the Jews, see the note on 1 Kings 14:31.

Transgressed against the Lord - "Against the Word of the Lord." - Targum.

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Shishak

1 Kings 11:40 Solomon sought therefore to kill Jeroboam. And Jeroboam arose, and fled into Egypt, to Shishak king of Egypt...

1 Kings 14:24-26 And there were also sodomites in the land...

because

2 Chronicles 7:19,20 But if you turn away, and forsake my statutes and my commandments, which I have set before you, and shall go and serve other gods...

2 Chronicles 36:14-19 Moreover all the chief of the priests, and the people, transgressed very much after all the abominations of the heathen...

Judges 2:13-15 And they forsook the LORD, and served Baal and Ashtaroth...

1 Chronicles 28:9 And you, Solomon my son, know you the God of your father, and serve him with a perfect heart and with a willing mind...

Nehemiah 9:26,27 Nevertheless they were disobedient, and rebelled against you, and cast your law behind their backs...

Psalm 106:43,44 Many times did he deliver them; but they provoked him with their counsel, and were brought low for their iniquity...

Isaiah 63:10 But they rebelled, and vexed his holy Spirit: therefore he was turned to be their enemy, and he fought against them.

Jeremiah 2:19 Your own wickedness shall correct you, and your backslidings shall reprove you...

Jeremiah 44:22,23 So that the LORD could no longer bear, because of the evil of your doings, and because of the abominations which you have committed...

Lamentations 5:15 The joy of our heart is ceased; our dance is turned into mourning.

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'They shall be his servants: that they may know My service, and the service of the kingdoms of the countries.'--2 Chron. xii. 8. Rehoboam was a self-willed, godless king who, like some other kings, learned nothing by experience. His kingdom was nearly wrecked at the very beginning of his reign, and was saved much more by the folly of his rival than by his own wisdom. Jeroboam's religious revolution drove all the worshippers of God among the northern kingdom into flight. They might have endured the
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Cross References
1 Kings 11:40
Solomon tried to kill Jeroboam, but Jeroboam fled to Egypt, to Shishak the king, and stayed there until Solomon's death.

1 Kings 14:25
In the fifth year of King Rehoboam, Shishak king of Egypt attacked Jerusalem.

2 Kings 7:6
for the Lord had caused the Arameans to hear the sound of chariots and horses and a great army, so that they said to one another, "Look, the king of Israel has hired the Hittite and Egyptian kings to attack us!"

2 Chronicles 14:9
Zerah the Cushite marched out against them with an army of thousands upon thousands and three hundred chariots, and came as far as Mareshah.

Isaiah 18:2
which sends envoys by sea in papyrus boats over the water. Go, swift messengers, to a people tall and smooth-skinned, to a people feared far and wide, an aggressive nation of strange speech, whose land is divided by rivers.

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