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1 Kings 12:26 [study!]

American Standard Version (ASV 1901) [2]
— And Jeroboam said in his heart, Now will the kingdom return to the house of David:
King James Version (KJV 1769)
— And Jeroboam said in his heart, Now shall the kingdom return to the house of David:
New American Standard Bible (NASB ©1995)
— Jeroboam said in his heart, “Now the kingdom will return to the house of David.
Webster's Revision of the KJB (WEB 1833)
— And Jeroboam said in his heart, Now shall the kingdom return to the house of David:
Darby's Translation (DBY 1890)
— And Jeroboam said in his heart, Now shall the kingdom return to the house of David.
Rotherham's Emphasized Bible (EBR 1902)
— And Jeroboam said in his heart,—Now, shall the kingdom return to the house of David:
Young's Literal Translation (YLT 1898)
— and Jeroboam saith in his heart, 'Now doth the kingdom turn back to the house of David—
Douay-Rheims Challoner Revision (DR 1750)
— And Jeroboam said in his heart: Now shall the kingdom return to the house of David,
Original King James Bible (AV 1611) [2]
— And Ieroboam said in his heart, Now shall the kingdome returne to the house of Dauid:
Brenton Greek Septuagint (LXX, Restored Names)
— And Jeroboam said in his heart, Behold, now the kingdom will return to the house of David.
Full Hebrew Names / Holy Name KJV (2008) [2] [3]
— And Yorovam said in his heart, Now shall the kingdom return to the house of Dawid:

Strong's Numbers & Hebrew NamesHebrew Old TestamentColor-Code/Key Word Studies
And Yorov`m יָרָבעָם 3379
{3379} Prime
From H7378 and H5971; (the) people will contend; Jarobam, the name of two Israelite kings.
said 559
{0559} Prime
A primitive root; to say (used with great latitude).
<8799> Grammar
Stem - Qal (See H8851)
Mood - Imperfect (See H8811)
Count - 19885
in his heart, 3820
{3820} Prime
A form of H3824; the heart; also used (figuratively) very widely for the feelings, the will and even the intellect; likewise for the centre of anything.
Now x6258
(6258) Complement
From H6256; at this time, whether adverbial, conjugational or expletive.
shall the kingdom 4467
{4467} Prime
From H4427; dominion, that is, (abstractly) the estate (rule) or (concretely) the country (realm).
return 7725
{7725} Prime
A primitive root; to turn back (hence, away) transitively or intransitively, literally or figuratively (not necessarily with the idea of return to the starting point); generally to retreat; often adverbially again.
<8799> Grammar
Stem - Qal (See H8851)
Mood - Imperfect (See H8811)
Count - 19885
to the house 1004
{1004} Prime
Probably from H1129 abbreviated; a house (in the greatest variation of applications, especially family, etc.).
of Dwi דָּוִד: 1732
{1732} Prime
From the same as H1730; loving; David, the youngest son of Jesse.
Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Commentary

1 Kings 12:26-32

_ _ Jeroboam said in his heart, Now shall the kingdom return to the house of David — Having received the kingdom from God, he should have relied on the divine protection. But he did not. With a view to withdraw the people from the temple and destroy the sacred associations connected with Jerusalem, he made serious and unwarranted innovations on the religious observances of the country, on pretext of saving the people the trouble and expense of a distant journey. First, he erected two golden calves — the young bulls, Apis and Mnevis, as symbols (in the Egyptian fashion) of the true God, and the nearest, according to his fancy, to the figures of the cherubim. The one was placed at Dan, in the northern part of his kingdom; the other at Beth-el, the southern extremity, in sight of Jerusalem, and in which place he probably thought God was as likely to manifest Himself as at Jerusalem (Genesis 32:1-32; 2 Kings 2:2). The latter place was the most frequented — for the words (1 Kings 12:30) should be rendered, “the people even to Dan went to worship before the one” (Jeremiah 48:13; Amos 4:4, Amos 4:5; Amos 5:5; Hosea 5:8; Hosea 10:8). The innovation was a sin because it was setting up the worship of God by symbols and images and departing from the place where He had chosen to put His name. Secondly, he changed the feast of tabernacles from the fifteenth of the seventh to the fifteenth of the eighth month. The ostensible reason might be, that the ingathering or harvest was later in the northern parts of the kingdom; but the real reason was to eradicate the old association with this, the most welcome and joyous festival of the year.

Matthew Henry's Commentary

See commentary on 1 Kings 12:25-33.

John Wesley's Explanatory Notes

1 Kings 12:26

Said, &c. — Reasoned within himself. The phrase discovers the fountain of his error, that he did not consult with God, who had given him the kingdom; as in all reason, and justice, and gratitude he should have done: nor believed God's promise, 1 Kings 11:38, but his own carnal policy.

Geneva Bible Translation Notes

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said in his heart:

Psalms 14:1 [[To the chief Musician, [A Psalm] of David.]] The fool hath said in his heart, [There is] no God. They are corrupt, they have done abominable works, [there is] none that doeth good.
Mark 2:6-8 But there were certain of the scribes sitting there, and reasoning in their hearts, ... And immediately when Jesus perceived in his spirit that they so reasoned within themselves, he said unto them, Why reason ye these things in your hearts?
Luke 7:39 Now when the Pharisee which had bidden him saw [it], he spake within himself, saying, This man, if he were a prophet, would have known who and what manner of woman [this is] that toucheth him: for she is a sinner.

Now shall:

1 Kings 11:38 And it shall be, if thou wilt hearken unto all that I command thee, and wilt walk in my ways, and do [that is] right in my sight, to keep my statutes and my commandments, as David my servant did; that I will be with thee, and build thee a sure house, as I built for David, and will give Israel unto thee.
1 Samuel 27:1 And David said in his heart, I shall now perish one day by the hand of Saul: [there is] nothing better for me than that I should speedily escape into the land of the Philistines; and Saul shall despair of me, to seek me any more in any coast of Israel: so shall I escape out of his hand.
2 Chronicles 20:20 And they rose early in the morning, and went forth into the wilderness of Tekoa: and as they went forth, Jehoshaphat stood and said, Hear me, O Judah, and ye inhabitants of Jerusalem; Believe in the LORD your God, so shall ye be established; believe his prophets, so shall ye prosper.
Isaiah 7:9 And the head of Ephraim [is] Samaria, and the head of Samaria [is] Remaliah's son. If ye will not believe, surely ye shall not be established.
Jeremiah 38:18-21 But if thou wilt not go forth to the king of Babylon's princes, then shall this city be given into the hand of the Chaldeans, and they shall burn it with fire, and thou shalt not escape out of their hand. ... But if thou refuse to go forth, this [is] the word that the LORD hath shewed me:
John 11:47-50 Then gathered the chief priests and the Pharisees a council, and said, What do we? for this man doeth many miracles. ... Nor consider that it is expedient for us, that one man should die for the people, and that the whole nation perish not.
John 12:10-11 But the chief priests consulted that they might put Lazarus also to death; ... Because that by reason of him many of the Jews went away, and believed on Jesus.
John 12:19 The Pharisees therefore said among themselves, Perceive ye how ye prevail nothing? behold, the world is gone after him.
Acts 4:16-17 Saying, What shall we do to these men? for that indeed a notable miracle hath been done by them [is] manifest to all them that dwell in Jerusalem; and we cannot deny [it]. ... But that it spread no further among the people, let us straitly threaten them, that they speak henceforth to no man in this name.
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1S 27:1. 1K 11:38. 2Ch 20:20. Ps 14:1. Is 7:9. Jr 38:18. Mk 2:6. Lk 7:39. Jn 11:47; 12:10, 19. Ac 4:16.

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