At that time Abijah the son [and crown prince, heir] of Jeroboam became sick.
You shall not worship them nor serve them; for I, the Lord your God, am a jealous (impassioned) God [
Now his daughter-in-law, Phinehas’ wife, was pregnant, and was about to give birth; so when she heard the news that the ark of God had been taken and that her father-in-law and her husband had died, she kneeled down and gave birth, because her [labor] pains began.
The Philistines overtook Saul and his sons; and they killed Jonathan and Abinadab and Malchi-shua, Saul’s sons.
Then Nathan went [back] to his home.And the Lord struck the child that Uriah’s widow bore to David, and he was very sick.
After this event, Jeroboam [still] did not turn from his evil way, but again made priests for the high places from among all the people. He ordained anyone who was willing, so that there would be priests for the high places.
Now as for you (Jeroboam’s wife), arise, go to your own house. When your feet enter the city, the child [Abijah] will die.