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1 Kings 16:34 [study!]

American Standard Version (ASV 1901) [2]
— In his days did Hiel the Beth-elite build Jericho: he laid the foundation thereof with the loss of Abiram his first-born, and set up the gates thereof with the loss of his youngest son Segub, according to the word of Jehovah, which he spake by Joshua the son of Nun.
King James Version (KJV 1769)
— In his days did Hiel the Bethelite build Jericho: he laid the foundation thereof in Abiram his firstborn, and set up the gates thereof in his youngest [son] Segub, according to the word of the LORD, which he spake by Joshua the son of Nun.
New American Standard Bible (NASB ©1995)
— In his days Hiel the Bethelite built Jericho; he laid its foundations with the [loss of] Abiram his firstborn, and set up its gates with the [loss of] his youngest son Segub, according to the word of the LORD, which He spoke by Joshua the son of Nun.
Webster's Revision of the KJB (WEB 1833)
— In his days Hiel the Beth-elite built Jericho: he laid the foundation of it in Abiram his first-born, and set up the gates of it in his youngest [son] Segub, according to the word of the LORD, which he spoke by Joshua the son of Nun.
Darby's Translation (DBY 1890)
— In his days Hiel the Bethelite built Jericho; he laid its foundation in Abiram his firstborn, and set up its gates in Segub his youngest, according to the word of Jehovah which he spoke through Joshua the son of Nun.
Rotherham's Emphasized Bible (EBR 1902)
— In his days, did Hiel the Bethelite build Jericho,—At the price of Abiram his firstborn, he laid its foundation, and, at the price of Segub his youngest, he set up its doors, according to the word of Yahweh which he spake through Joshua son of Nun.
Young's Literal Translation (YLT 1898)
— In his days hath Hiel the Beth-Elite built Jericho; in Abiram his first-born he laid its foundation, and in Segub his youngest he set up its doors, according to the word of Jehovah that He spake by the hand of Joshua son of Nun.
Douay-Rheims Challoner Revision (DR 1750)
— In his days Hiel, of Bethel, built Jericho: in Abiram, his firstborn, he laid its foundations: and in his youngest son, Segub, he set up the gates thereof: according to the word of the Lord, which he spoke in the hand of Josue, the son of Nun.
Original King James Bible (AV 1611) [2]
— In his dayes did Hiel the Bethelite build Iericho: he laid the foundation therof in Abiram his first borne, and set vp the gates thereof in his yongest sonne Segub, according to the word of the LORD, which hee spake by Ioshua the sonne of Nun.
Brenton Greek Septuagint (LXX, Restored Names)
— And in his days Achiel the Baethelite built Jericho: he laid the foundation of it in Abiram{gr.Abiron} his first-born, and he set up the doors of it in Segub his younger son, according to the word of the Lord which he spoke by Joshua{gr.Jesus} the son of Nun{gr.Naue}.
Full Hebrew Names / Holy Name KJV (2008) [2] [3]
— In his days did Chiel the Beth Eli build Yericho: he laid the foundation thereof in Aviram his firstborn, and set up the gates thereof in his youngest [son] Seguv, according to the word of Yahweh, which he spake by Yehoshua the son of Nun.

Strong's Numbers & Hebrew NamesHebrew Old TestamentColor-Code/Key Word Studies
In his days 3117
{3117} Prime
יוֹם
yowm
{yome}
From an unused root meaning to be hot; a day (as the warm hours), whether literally (from sunrise to sunset, or from one sunset to the next), or figuratively (a space of time defined by an associated term), (often used adverbially).
did l חִיאֵל 2419
{2419} Prime
חִיאֵל
Chiy'el
{khee-ale'}
From H2416 and H0410; living of God; Chiel, an Israelite.
the B l בֵּית־אֱלִי 1017
{1017} Prime
בֵּית הָאֱלִי
Beyth ha-'Eliy
{bayth haw-el-ee'}
Patrial from H1008 with the article interposed; a Bethelite, or inhabitant of Bethel.
build 1129
{1129} Prime
בָּנָה
banah
{baw-naw'}
A primitive root; to build (literally and figuratively).
z8804
<8804> Grammar
Stem - Qal (See H8851)
Mood - Perfect (See H8816)
Count - 12562
x853
(0853) Complement
אֵת
'eth
{ayth}
Apparently contracted from H0226 in the demonstrative sense of entity; properly self (but generally used to point out more definitely the object of a verb or preposition, even or namely).
Yr יְרִיחוֹ: 3405
{3405} Prime
יְרֵחוֹ
Y@riychow
{yer-ee-kho'}
Perhaps from H3394; its month; or else from H7306; fragrant; Jericho or Jerecho, a place in Palestine.
he laid the foundation 3245
{3245} Prime
יָסַד
yacad
{yaw-sad'}
A primitive root; to set (literally or figuratively); intensively to found; reflexively to sit down together, that is, settle, consult.
z8765
<8765> Grammar
Stem - Piel (See H8840)
Mood - Perfect (See H8816)
Count - 2121
thereof in vrm אֲבִירָם 48
{0048} Prime
אֲבִירָם
'Abiyram
{ab-ee-rawm'}
From H0001 and H7311; father of height (that is, lofty); Abiram, the name of two Israelites.
his firstborn, 1060
{1060} Prime
בְּכוֹר
b@kowr
{bek-ore'}
From H1069; firstborn; hence chief.
and set up 5324
{5324} Prime
נָצַב
natsab
{naw-tsab'}
A primitive root; to station, in various applications (literally or figuratively).
z8689
<8689> Grammar
Stem - Hiphil (See H8818)
Mood - Perfect (See H8816)
Count - 2675
the gates 1817
{1817} Prime
דֶּלֶת
deleth
{deh'-leth}
From H1802; something swinging, that is, the valve of a door.
thereof in his youngest 6810
{6810} Prime
צָעִיר
tsa`iyr
{tsaw-eer'}
From H6819; little; (in number) few; (in age) young, (in value) ignoble.
[son] qv שְׂגוּב, 7687
{7687} Prime
שְׂגוּב
S@guwb
{seg-oob'}
From H7682; aloft; Segub, the name of two Israelites.
according to the word 1697
{1697} Prime
דָּבָר
dabar
{daw-baw'}
From H1696; a word; by implication a matter (as spoken of) or thing; adverbially a cause.
of Yhw יָהוֶה, 3068
{3068} Prime
יְהֹוָה
Y@hovah
{yeh-ho-vaw'}
From H1961; (the) self Existent or eternal; Jehovah, Jewish national name of God.
which x834
(0834) Complement
אֲשֶׁר
'asher
{ash-er'}
A primitive relative pronoun (of every gender and number); who, which, what, that; also (as adverb and conjunction) when, where, how, because, in order that, etc.
he spake 1696
{1696} Prime
דִּבֵּר
dabar
{daw-bar'}
A primitive root; perhaps properly to arrange; but used figuratively (of words) to speak; rarely (in a destructive sense) to subdue.
z8765
<8765> Grammar
Stem - Piel (See H8840)
Mood - Perfect (See H8816)
Count - 2121
by 3027
{3027} Prime
יָד
yad
{yawd}
A primitive word; a hand (the open one (indicating power, means, direction, etc.), in distinction from H3709, the closed one); used (as noun, adverb, etc.) in a great variety of applications, both literally and figuratively, both proximate and remote.
Yhu` יְהוֹשֻׁעַ 3091
{3091} Prime
יְהוֹשֻׁעַ
Y@howshuwa`
{yeh-ho-shoo'-ah}
From H3068 and H3467; Jehovah-saved; Jehoshua (that is, Joshua), the Jewish leader.
the son 1121
{1121} Prime
בֵּן
ben
{bane}
From H1129; a son (as a builder of the family name), in the widest sense (of literal and figurative relationship, including grandson, subject, nation, quality or condition, etc., (like H0001, H0251, etc.).
of Nn נוּן. 5126
{5126} Prime
נוּן
Nuwn
{noon}
From H5125; perpetuity; Nun or Non, the father of Joshua.
Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Commentary

1 Kings 16:34

_ _ 1 Kings 16:34. Joshua’s curse fulfilled upon Hiel the builder of Jericho.

_ _ In his days did Hiel the Beth-elite build Jericho — (see on Joshua 6:26). The curse took effect on the family of this reckless man but whether his oldest son died at the time of laying the foundation, and the youngest at the completion of the work, or whether he lost all his sons in rapid succession, till, at the end of the undertaking, he found himself childless, the poetical form of the ban does not enable us to determine. Some modern commentators think there is no reference either to the natural or violent deaths of Hiel’s sons; but that he began in presence of his oldest son, but some unexpected difficulties, losses, or obstacles, delayed the completion till his old age, when the gates were set up in the presence of his youngest son. But the curse was fulfilled more than five hundred years after it was uttered; and from Jericho being inhabited after Joshua’s time (Judges 3:13; 2 Samuel 10:5), it has been supposed that the act against which the curse was directed, was an attempt at the restoration of the walls — the very walls which had been miraculously cast down. It seems to have been within the territory of Israel; and the unresisted act of Hiel affords a painful evidence how far the people of Israel had lost all knowledge of, or respect for, the word of God.

Matthew Henry's Commentary

See commentary on 1 Kings 16:29-34.

John Wesley's Explanatory Notes

1 Kings 16:34

In his days — This is added, as an instance of the certainty of divine predictions, this being fulfilled eight hundred years after it was threatened; and withal, as a warning to the Israelites, not to think themselves innocent or safe, because the judgment threatened against them by Ahijah, 1 Kings 14:15, was not yet executed. Or, as an evidence of the horrible corruption of his times, and of that high contempt of God which then reigned. The Bethelite — Who lived in Bethel, the seat and sink of idolatry, wherewith he was throughly leavened. He laid, &c. — That is, in the beginning of his building, God took away his first — born, and others successively in the progress of the work, and the youngest when he finished it. And so he found by his own sad experience, the truth of God's word.

Geneva Bible Translation Notes

1 Kings 16:34

In his days did Hiel the Bethelite build (n) Jericho: he laid the foundation thereof in Abiram his firstborn, and set up the gates thereof in his youngest [son] Segub, according to the word of the LORD, which he spake by Joshua the son of Nun.

(n) See (Joshua 6:26).

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Joshua 6:26 And Joshua adjured [them] at that time, saying, Cursed [be] the man before the LORD, that riseth up and buildeth this city Jericho: he shall lay the foundation thereof in his firstborn, and in his youngest [son] shall he set up the gates of it.
Joshua 23:14-15 And, behold, this day I [am] going the way of all the earth: and ye know in all your hearts and in all your souls, that not one thing hath failed of all the good things which the LORD your God spake concerning you; all are come to pass unto you, [and] not one thing hath failed thereof. ... Therefore it shall come to pass, [that] as all good things are come upon you, which the LORD your God promised you; so shall the LORD bring upon you all evil things, until he have destroyed you from off this good land which the LORD your God hath given you.
Zechariah 1:5 Your fathers, where [are] they? and the prophets, do they live for ever?
Matthew 24:35 Heaven and earth shall pass away, but my words shall not pass away.
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Jsh 6:26; 23:14. Zc 1:5. Mt 24:35.

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