Rehoboam is sorry that he did wrong things
12 Rehoboam made himself humble. So the Lord was not so angry with him that he killed him. He did not kill him. And some things that happened in Judah were good.
13 King Rehoboam made himself strong in Jerusalem and he ruled there. He was 41 years old when he began to rule. He ruled for 17 years in Jerusalem, the city where the Lord had chosen to put his name. He chose it out of all the tribes of Israel. Rehoboam's mother was called Naamah and she was an Ammonite. 14 But Rehoboam did not want to be the Lord's servant. So he did evil things.
15 Shemaiah the prophet and Iddo, the man that God showed visions to, have written about King Rehoboam in their books. They wrote down everything that he did from the beginning to the end. They wrote about things that happened to the people in each clan. Rehoboam and Jeroboam fought each other for their whole lives. 16 Rehoboam died and people buried him in David's city with his ancestors. Then Abijah his son ruled as king instead.