NASB — 1 Kings 13 — KJV

Jeroboam Warned, Stricken

1 Now behold, there came aa man of God from Judah to Bethel by the word of the LORD, while Jeroboam was standing by the altar bto burn incense. 2 aHe cried against the altar by the word of the LORD, and said, “O altar, altar, thus says the LORD, ‘Behold, a son shall be born to the house of David, bJosiah by name; and on you he shall sacrifice the priests of the high places who burn incense on you, and human bones shall be burned on you.’” 3 Then he gave a Isign the same day, saying, “aThis is the Isign which the LORD has spoken, ‘Behold, the altar shall be split apart and the IIashes which are on it shall be poured out.’” 4 Now when the king heard the saying of the man of God, which he cried against the altar in Bethel, Jeroboam stretched out his hand from the altar, saying, “Seize him.” But his hand which he stretched out against him dried up, so that he could not draw it back to himself. 5 The altar also was split apart and the Iashes were poured out from the altar, according to the IIsign which the man of God had given by the word of the LORD. 6 The king said to the man of God, “Please Iaentreat the LORD your God, and pray for me, that my hand may be restored to me.” So bthe man of God IIentreated the LORD, and the king’s hand was restored to him, and it became as it was before. 7 Then the king said to the man of God, “Come home with me and refresh yourself, and aI will give you a reward.” 8 But the man of God said to the king, “aIf you were to give me half your house I would not go with you, nor would I eat bread or drink water in this place. 9 For so Iit was commanded me by the word of the LORD, saying, ‘You shall eat no bread, nor drink water, nor return by the way which you came.’” 10 So he went another way and did not return by the way which he came to Bethel.

[1] a1K 12:22; 2K 23:17 b1K 12:33
[2] a1K 13:32 b2K 23:15, 16
[3] ILit wonder IILit ashes of fat aEx 4:1-5; Jg 6:17; Is 38:7; Jn 2:18; 1Co 1:22
[5] ILit ashes of fat IILit wonder
[6] ILit soften the face of IILit softened the face of aEx 8:8, 28; 9:28; 10:17; Ac 8:24; Jm 5:16 bLk 6:27, 28
[7] a1S 9:7, 8; 2K 5:15
[8] aNu 22:18; 24:13; 1K 13:16, 17
[9] ILit he commanded me

The Disobedient Prophet

11 ¶ Now aan old prophet was living in Bethel; and his Isons came and told him all the deeds which the man of God had done that day in Bethel; the words which he had spoken to the king, these also they related to their father. 12 Their father said to them, “IWhich way did he go?” Now his sons IIhad seen the way which the man of God who came from Judah had gone. 13 Then he said to his sons, “Saddle the donkey for me.” So they saddled the donkey for him and he rode away on it. 14 So he went after the man of God and found him sitting under Ian oak; and he said to him, “Are you the man of God who came from Judah?” And he said, “I am.” 15 Then he said to him, “Come home with me and eat bread.” 16 He said, “aI cannot return with you, nor go with you, nor will I eat bread or drink water with you in this place. 17 For a command [came] to me aby the word of the LORD, ‘You shall eat no bread, nor drink water there; do not return by going the way which you came.’” 18 He said to him, “aI also am a prophet like you, and ban angel spoke to me by the word of the LORD, saying, ‘Bring him back with you to your house, that he may eat bread and drink water.’” [But] che lied to him. 19 So he went back with him, and ate bread in his house and drank water.

[11] ILit son a1K 13:25; 2K 23:18
[12] ILit Where is the way he went IISome ancient versions read showed him
[14] IOr a terebinth
[16] a1K 13:8, 9
[17] a1K 20:35
[18] aMt 7:15; 1 Jn 4:1 bGa 1:8 cPv 12:19, 22; 19:5; Jr 29:31, 32; Ezk 13:8, 9; 1Ti 4:1, 2

20 ¶ Now it came about, as they were sitting down at the table, that the word of the LORD came to the prophet who had brought him back; 21 and he cried to the man of God who came from Judah, saying, “Thus says the LORD, ‘Because you have Idisobeyed the IIcommand of the LORD, and have not observed the commandment which the LORD your God commanded you, 22 but have returned and eaten bread and drunk water in the place of which He said to you, “Eat no bread and drink no water”; your body shall not come to the grave of your fathers.’” 23 It came about after he had eaten bread and after he had drunk, that he saddled the donkey for him, for the prophet whom he had brought back. 24 Now when he had gone, aa lion met him on the way and killed him, and his body was thrown on the road, with the donkey standing beside it; the lion also was standing beside the body. 25 And behold, men passed by and saw the body thrown on the road, and the lion standing beside the body; so they came and told [it] in the city where athe old prophet lived.

[21] ILit rebelled against IILit mouth
[24] a1K 20:36
[25] a1K 13:11

26 ¶ Now when the prophet who brought him back from the way heard [it], he said, “It is the man of God, who Idisobeyed the IIcommand of the LORD; therefore the LORD has given him to the lion, which has torn him and killed him, according to the word of the LORD which He spoke to him.” 27 Then he spoke to his sons, saying, “Saddle the donkey for me.” And they saddled [it]. 28 He went and found his body thrown on the road with the donkey and the lion standing beside the body; the lion had not eaten the body nor torn the donkey. 29 So the prophet took up the body of the man of God and laid it on the donkey and brought it back, and he came to the city of the old prophet to mourn and to bury him. 30 He laid his body in his own grave, and they mourned over him, [saying], “aAlas, my brother!” 31 After he had buried him, he spoke to his sons, saying, “When I die, bury me in the grave in which the man of God is buried; alay my bones beside his bones. 32 aFor the thing shall surely come to pass which he cried by the word of the LORD against the altar in Bethel and bagainst all the houses of the high places which are in the cities of cSamaria.”

[26] ILit rebelled against IILit mouth
[30] aJr 22:18
[31] aRu 1:17; 2K 23:17, 18
[32] a1K 13:2 bLv 26:30; 1K 12:31 c1K 16:24; Jn 4:5; Ac 8:14

33 ¶ After this event Jeroboam did not return from his evil way, but aagain he made priests of the high places from among Iall the people; bany who would, he ordained, to be priests of the high places. 34 IaThis event became sin to the house of Jeroboam, beven to blot [it] out and destroy [it] from off the face of the earth.

[33] IOr extremities of a1K 12:31, 32 bJg 17:5
[34] ILit by this thing he became a1K 12:30; 2K 17:21 b1K 14:10; 15:29, 30


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Jeroboam's hand, that offered violence to him that prophesied against his altar at Beth-el, withereth,

1 ¶ And, behold, there came a man of God out of Judah by the word of the LORD unto Bethel: and Jeroboam stood by the altar to burn incense. 2 And he cried against the altar in the word of the LORD, and said, O altar, altar, thus saith the LORD; Behold, a child shall be born unto the house of David, Josiah by name; and upon thee shall he offer the priests of the high places that burn incense upon thee, and men's bones shall be burnt upon thee. 3 And he gave a sign the same day, saying, This [is] the sign which the LORD hath spoken; Behold, the altar shall be rent, and the ashes that [are] upon it shall be poured out. 4 And it came to pass, when king Jeroboam heard the saying of the man of God, which had cried against the altar in Bethel, that he put forth his hand from the altar, saying, Lay hold on him. And his hand, which he put forth against him, dried up, so that he could not pull it in again to him. 5 The altar also was rent, and the ashes poured out from the altar, according to the sign which the man of God had given by the word of the LORD.

[1] Nu 16:40; 1K 12:22, 32; 13:5, 9, 26, 32; 20:35; 2K 23:17; 2Ch 9:29; 26:18; Jr 11:12; 25:3; 32:29; Mal 1:11; 1Th 4:15; Rv 8:3.
[2] Dt 32:1; 2K 22:1; 23:15; 2Ch 34:1, 4; Is 1:2; 42:9; 44:26; 46:10; 48:5; 58:1; Jr 22:29; Ezk 36:1, 4; 38:4; Lk 19:40.
[3] Ex 4:3, 8; 7:10; Dt 13:1; 1S 2:34; 2K 20:8; Is 7:11; 38:6, 22; Jr 44:29; Mt 12:38; Jn 2:18; 1Co 1:22.
[4] Gn 19:11; 2K 6:18; 2Ch 16:10; 18:25; 25:15; Ps 105:15; Jr 20:2, 4; 26:8, 20; 38:4; Am 7:10; Mt 25:40; 26:57; Mk 14:44; Lk 3:19; 6:10; Jn 13:20; 18:6; Ac 6:12; 9:4; 13:8; Rv 11:5.
[5] Ex 9:18; Nu 16:23; Dt 18:22; 1K 13:3; 22:28, 35; Jr 28:16; Mk 16:20; Ac 5:1.

and at the prayer of the prophet is restored.

6 And the king answered and said unto the man of God, Intreat now the face of the LORD thy God, and pray for me, that my hand may be restored me again. And the man of God besought the LORD, and the king's hand was restored him again, and became as [it was] before.

[6] Ex 8:8, 12, 28; 9:28; 10:17; 12:32; Nu 12:13; 21:7; 1S 12:19, 23; Jr 37:3; 42:2; Mt 5:44; Lk 6:27; 23:34; Ac 7:60; 8:24; Ro 12:14, 21; Jm 5:16; Rv 3:9.

The prophet, refusing the king's entertainment, departeth from Beth-el.

7 And the king said unto the man of God, Come home with me, and refresh thyself, and I will give thee a reward. 8 And the man of God said unto the king, If thou wilt give me half thine house, I will not go in with thee, neither will I eat bread nor drink water in this place: 9 For so was it charged me by the word of the LORD, saying, Eat no bread, nor drink water, nor turn again by the same way that thou camest. 10 So he went another way, and returned not by the way that he came to Bethel.

[7] Gn 18:5; Jg 13:15; 19:21; 1S 9:7; 2K 5:15; Jr 40:5; Mal 1:10; Ac 8:18; 1P 5:2.
[8] Ex 5:3, 6; 7:2; Nu 22:18; 24:13; 2K 5:16, 26; Mk 6:11, 23; 2Co 11:9.
[9] Nu 16:26; Dt 13:13; 1S 15:22; 1K 13:1, 21; Jb 23:12; Ps 141:4; Jn 13:17; 15:9, 14; Ro 16:17; 1Co 5:11; Ep 5:11; 2Jn 1:10; Rv 18:4.

An old prophet, seducing him, bringeth him back.

11 ¶ Now there dwelt an old prophet in Bethel; and his sons came and told him all the works that the man of God had done that day in Bethel: the words which he had spoken unto the king, them they told also to their father. 12 And their father said unto them, What way went he? For his sons had seen what way the man of God went, which came from Judah. 13 And he said unto his sons, Saddle me the ass. So they saddled him the ass: and he rode thereon, 14 And went after the man of God, and found him sitting under an oak: and he said unto him, [Art] thou the man of God that camest from Judah? And he said, I [am]. 15 Then he said unto him, Come home with me, and eat bread. 16 And he said, I may not return with thee, nor go in with thee: neither will I eat bread nor drink water with thee in this place: 17 For it was said to me by the word of the LORD, Thou shalt eat no bread nor drink water there, nor turn again to go by the way that thou camest. 18 He said unto him, I [am] a prophet also as thou [art]; and an angel spake unto me by the word of the LORD, saying, Bring him back with thee into thine house, that he may eat bread and drink water. [But] he lied unto him. 19 So he went back with him, and did eat bread in his house, and drank water.

[11] Nu 23:4; 24:2; 1S 10:11; 1K 13:20; 2K 23:18; Ezk 13:2, 16; Mt 7:22; 1Ti 3:5; 2P 2:16.
[13] Nu 22:21; Jg 5:10; 10:4; 2S 19:26; 1K 13:27.
[14] 1K 13:1; 19:4; Jn 4:6, 34; 1Co 4:11; 2Co 11:27; Php 4:12.
[16] Gn 3:1; Nu 22:13, 19; 1K 13:8; Mt 4:10; 16:23.
[17] 1K 13:1; 20:35; 1Th 4:15.
[18] Gn 3:4; Nu 22:35; Jg 6:11; 13:3; Is 9:15; Jr 5:12, 31; 23:14, 17, 32; 28:15; Ezk 13:9, 22; Mt 7:15; 24:24; Ro 16:18; 2Co 11:3, 13; 2P 2:1; 1Jn 4:1; Rv 19:20.
[19] Gn 3:6; Dt 13:1, 3, 5; 18:20; 1K 13:9; Ac 4:19; 2P 2:18.

He is reproved by God,

20 ¶ And it came to pass, as they sat at the table, that the word of the LORD came unto the prophet that brought him back: 21 And he cried unto the man of God that came from Judah, saying, Thus saith the LORD, Forasmuch as thou hast disobeyed the mouth of the LORD, and hast not kept the commandment which the LORD thy God commanded thee, 22 But camest back, and hast eaten bread and drunk water in the place, of the which [the LORD] did say to thee, Eat no bread, and drink no water; thy carcase shall not come unto the sepulchre of thy fathers.

[20] Gn 22:11; Nu 23:5, 16; 24:4, 16; 1K 13:23, 26; Mt 7:22; Jn 11:51; 1Co 13:2.
[21] Gn 3:7; Lv 10:3; Nu 20:12, 24; 1S 4:18; 13:13; 15:19, 22; 2S 6:7; 12:9; 24:13; 1K 13:17; Es 6:13; Jr 2:19; Ga 1:8; Rv 3:19.
[22] 1K 13:9, 19, 30; 14:13; 2Ch 21:19; Is 14:18; Jr 22:18.

23 ¶ And it came to pass, after he had eaten bread, and after he had drunk, that he saddled for him the ass, [to wit], for the prophet whom he had brought back.

slain by a lion,

24 And when he was gone, a lion met him by the way, and slew him: and his carcase was cast in the way, and the ass stood by it, the lion also stood by the carcase. 25 And, behold, men passed by, and saw the carcase cast in the way, and the lion standing by the carcase: and they came and told [it] in the city where the old prophet dwelt.

[24] 1K 20:36; 2K 2:24; Pv 22:13; 26:13; Am 5:19; 1Co 11:31; 1P 4:17.

buried by the old prophet,

26 And when the prophet that brought him back from the way heard [thereof], he said, It [is] the man of God, who was disobedient unto the word of the LORD: therefore the LORD hath delivered him unto the lion, which hath torn him, and slain him, according to the word of the LORD, which he spake unto him. 27 And he spake to his sons, saying, Saddle me the ass. And they saddled [him]. 28 And he went and found his carcase cast in the way, and the ass and the lion standing by the carcase: the lion had not eaten the carcase, nor torn the ass. 29 And the prophet took up the carcase of the man of God, and laid it upon the ass, and brought it back: and the old prophet came to the city, to mourn and to bury him. 30 And he laid his carcase in his own grave; and they mourned over him, [saying], Alas, my brother!

[26] Lv 10:3; 2S 12:10, 14; 1K 13:9; Ps 119:120; Pv 11:31; Ezk 9:6; 1Co 11:30; He 12:28; 1P 4:17.
[28] Lv 10:2, 5; 1K 17:4, 6; Jb 38:11; Ps 148:7; Jr 5:22; Dn 3:22, 27; 6:22; Ac 16:26; He 11:33.
[30] 1K 14:13; Jr 22:18; Ac 8:2.

who confirmeth his prophecy.

31 And it came to pass, after he had buried him, that he spake to his sons, saying, When I am dead, then bury me in the sepulchre wherein the man of God [is] buried; lay my bones beside his bones: 32 For the saying which he cried by the word of the LORD against the altar in Bethel, and against all the houses of the high places which [are] in the cities of Samaria, shall surely come to pass.

[31] Nu 23:10; Ps 26:9; Ec 8:10; Lk 16:22.
[32] Lv 26:30; 1K 12:29, 31; 13:2; 16:24; 2K 23:16; 2Ch 25:13; Ezr 4:10; Jn 4:4.

Jeroboam's obstinacy.

33 ¶ After this thing Jeroboam returned not from his evil way, but made again of the lowest of the people priests of the high places: whosoever would, he consecrated him, and he became [one] of the priests of the high places. 34 And this thing became sin unto the house of Jeroboam, even to cut [it] off, and to destroy [it] from off the face of the earth.

[33] Ex 28:41; Nu 1:51; 3:10; 17:5, 12; Jg 17:12; 1K 12:31; 2Ch 11:15; 13:9; Ps 78:34; Jr 18:4; Am 6:11; 2Ti 3:13.
[34] 1K 12:26, 30; 14:10; 15:29; 2K 10:31; 17:21; Pv 13:6.


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