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  • The Levites even abandoned their homes and property and moved to Judah and Jerusalem, because Jeroboam and his sons would not allow them to serve the LORD as priests. - 2 Chronicles 11:14

  • From all over Israel, those who sincerely wanted to worship the LORD, the God of Israel, followed the Levites to Jerusalem, where they could offer sacrifices to the LORD, the God of their ancestors. - 2 Chronicles 11:16

  • Because they were unfaithful to the LORD, King Shishak of Egypt attacked Jerusalem in the fifth year of King Rehoboam's reign. - 2 Chronicles 12:2

  • Shishak conquered Judah's fortified cities and then advanced to attack Jerusalem. - 2 Chronicles 12:4

  • The prophet Shemaiah then met with Rehoboam and Judah's leaders, who had all fled to Jerusalem because of Shishak. Shemaiah told them, "This is what the LORD says: You have abandoned me, so I am abandoning you to Shishak." - 2 Chronicles 12:5

  • When the LORD saw their change of heart, he gave this message to Shemaiah: "Since the people have humbled themselves, I will not completely destroy them and will soon give them some relief. I will not use Shishak to pour out my anger on Jerusalem. - 2 Chronicles 12:7

  • So King Shishak of Egypt came to Jerusalem and took away all the treasures of the Temple of the LORD and of the royal palace, including all of Solomon's gold shields. - 2 Chronicles 12:9

  • King Rehoboam firmly established himself in Jerusalem and continued to rule. He was forty-one years old when he became king, and he reigned seventeen years in Jerusalem, the city the LORD had chosen from among all the tribes of Israel as the place to honor his name. Rehoboam's mother was Naamah, a woman from Ammon. - 2 Chronicles 12:13

  • He reigned in Jerusalem three years. His mother was Maacah,* a daughter of Uriel from Gibeah. Then war broke out between Abijah and Jeroboam.1 - 2 Chronicles 13:2

  • They also attacked the camps of herdsmen and captured many sheep and camels before finally returning to Jerusalem. - 2 Chronicles 14:15

  • The people gathered at Jerusalem in late spring,* during the fifteenth year of Asa's reign.2 - 2 Chronicles 15:10

  • He stored numerous supplies in Judah's towns and stationed an army of seasoned troops at Jerusalem. - 2 Chronicles 17:13

  • These were the troops stationed in Jerusalem to serve the king, besides those Jehoshaphat stationed in the fortified cities throughout Judah. - 2 Chronicles 17:19

  • When King Jehoshaphat of Judah arrived safely home to Jerusalem, - 2 Chronicles 19:1

  • So Jehoshaphat lived in Jerusalem, but he went out among the people, traveling from Beersheba to the hill country of Ephraim, encouraging the people to return to the LORD, the God of their ancestors. - 2 Chronicles 19:4

  • Jehoshaphat appointed some of the Levites and priests and clan leaders in Israel to serve as judges in Jerusalem for cases concerning both the law of the LORD and civil disputes. - 2 Chronicles 19:8

  • So people from all the towns of Judah came to Jerusalem to seek the LORD. - 2 Chronicles 20:4
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    New Living Translation Bible used with permission Tyndale House Publishers.

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