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9.7 & 2 Kin. 5. 15. w Num. 22. 18 & 24. 13. I ver. 16, 17.

y ver. 25. Cp. 2 Kin. 23. 18.

v Cp. 1 Sam. thyself, and I will give thee a which the LORD thy God command

reward, 8 And the man of God said ed thee, 22 but camest back, and
unto the king, w If thou wilt give hast eaten bread and drunk water
me half thine house, * I will not go in the place of the which he said to
in with thee, neither will I eat bread thee, Eat no bread, and drink no
nor drink water in this place: 9 for water; thy carcase shall not come
so was it charged me by the word unto the sepulchre of thy fathers.
of the LORD, saying, Thou shalt 23 And it came to pass, after he had
eat no bread, nor drink water, nei- eaten bread, and after he had drunk,
ther return by the way that thou that he saddled for him the ass, to
camest. 10 So he went another way, wit, for the prophet whom he had
and returned not by the way that brought back. 24 And when he
he came to Beth-el.

was gone, ba lion met him by the och. 20. 36.
11 Now there dwelt van old pro- way, and slew him: and his carcase
phet in Beth-el; and 1 one of his was cast in the way, and the ass
sons came and told him all the stood by it; the lion also stood by
works that the man of God had the carcase. 25 And, behold, men
done that day in Beth-el: the words passed by, and saw the carcase cast
which he had spoken unto the king, in the way, and the lion standing
them also they told unto their fa- by the carcase : and they came and
ther. 12 And their father said unto told it in the city where cthe old cver. 11.
them, What way went he? 2 Now his prophet dwelt. 26 And when the
sons had seen what way the man of prophet that brought him back from
God went, which came from Judah, the way heard thereof, he said, It
13 And he said unto his sons, Saddle is the man of God, who 4 was dis-
me the ass. So they saddled him obedient unto the mouth of the
the ass: and he rode thereon.. 14 And LORD: therefore the LORD hath
he went after the man of God, and delivered him unto the lion, which
found him sitting under an 8 oak: hath torn him, and slain him, ac-
and he said unto him, Art thou the cording to the word of the LORD,
man of God that camest from Judah? which he spake unto him. 27 And
And he said, I am. 15 Then he said he spake to his sons, saying, Saddle
unto him, Come home with me, and me the ass. And they saddled it.
eat bread. 16 And he said, * I may 28 And he went and found his car-
not return with thee, nor go in with case cast in the way, and the ass
thee: neither will I eat bread nor and the lion standing by the carcase:

drink water with thee in this place: the lion had not eaten the carcase, a ch. 20. 35. 17 for it was said to me a by the nor torn the ass. 29 And the prophet 1 Thess. 4. word of the LORD, Thou shalt eat took up the carcase of the man of

no bread nor drink water there, God, and laid it upon the ass, and
nor turn again to go by the way brought it back: and he came to
that thou camest. 18 And he said the city of the old prophet, to mourn,
unto him, I also am a prophet as and to bury him. 30 And he laid
thou art; and an angel spake unto his carcase in his own grave; and
me by the word of the LORD, say. they mourned over him, saying,
ing, Bring him back with thee into d Alas, my brother! 31 And it came acr: Jer.
thine house, that he may eat bread to pass, after he had buried him,
and drink water. But he lied unto that he spake to his sons, saying,
him. 19 So he went back with him, When I am dead, then bury me in the
and did eat bread in his house, sepulchre wherein the man of God
and drank water. 20 And it came is buried ; e lay my bones beside his Cp:? Kin.
to pass, as they sat at the table, bones. 32" For the saying which
that the word of the LORD came he cried by the word of the LORD Skin.
unto the prophet that brought him against the altar in Beth-el, and
back : 21 and he cried unto the man against all the houses of the high och. 12. 31.
of God that came from Judah, say places which are in the cities of
ing, Thus saith the LORD, Foras- Samaria, shall surely come to a
much as thou hast 4 been disobedient pass.
unto the mouth of the LORD, and 33 After this thing Jeroboam re-
hast not kept the commandment turned not from his evil way, but

2 ver. 8, 9.


22. 18.

23. 17, 18. fver. 2.

16. 24.

1 Heb. his son.

3 Or, terebinth

2 According to some ancient versions, And his sons shewed him.

4 Or, rebelled against the word

i Judg. 17.3 (& mg.).

2 ch, 16. 3.

2 Kin. 17. 21.

& 21. 24.

29, 30.

19. 1. m See eh. IL 23-31.

& 19. 3,

9. 7,8

15. 27-29,

och. 11. 29.

Prov. 2. 22. d Josh. 23.

made again from among all the house of Jeroboam, and "will cut v ch. 21. 21. people priests of the high places: off from Jeroboam every man child, 2 Kìn. 9. 8. whosoever would, 'he consecrated whim that is shut up and him that w Deut. 32.

him, that there might be priests is left at large in Israel, and * will 'Kin. 14. j ch. 12.30. of the high places. 34 And 2 this utterly sweep away the house of 26,

thing became sin unto the house of Jeroboam, as a man sweepeth away k eh. 14. 10. Jeroboam, keven to cut it off, and dung, till it be all gone. IIY Him y ch. 16. 4

15. to destroy it from off the face of that dieth of Jeroboam in the city
the earth.

shall the dogs eat; and him that
1 At that time Abijah the dieth in the field shall the fowls of
14 son of Jeroboam feil sickthe air eat: for the LORD hath

2 And Jeroboam said to his spoken it. 12 Arise thou therefore, wife, Arise, I pray thee, and get thee to thine house : 2 and when z ver. 17. disguise thyself, that thou be not thy feet enter into the city, the

known to be the wife of Jeroboam : child shall die. 13 And all Israel ? See Josh. and get thee to 'Shiloh ; behold, shall mourn for him, and bury him;

there is Ahijah the prophet, m which for he only of Jeroboam shall come

spake concerning me that I should to the grave: because in him a there a2 Chr. 12. CP. 1 Sam. be king over this people. 3" And is found some good thing toward

take with thee ten loaves, and the LORD, the God of Israel, in the
cracknels, and a cruse of honey, house of Jeroboam. 140 Moreover | See ch.
and go to him: he shall tell thee the LORD shall raise him up a king
what shall become of the child. over Israel, who shall cut off the
4 And Jeroboam's wife did so, and house of Jeroboam that day : 5 but
arose, and went to 'Shiloh, and what? even now. 15 For the LORD
came to the house of Ahijah. Now shall smite Israel, as a reed is
• Ahijah could not see; for his eyes shaken in the water; ard Che shall c Deut. 29.
were set by reason of his age. 5 And root up Israel out of d this good P. 52. 5.
the LORD said unto "Ahijah, Be- land, which he gave to their fathers,
hold, the wife of Jeroboam cometh and shall scatter them beyond the 15, 16.
to inquire of thee concerning her River; because they have made a pod. Kin.
son; for he is sick: thus and thus their Asherim, provoking the LORD Ex.34.13.
shalt thou say unto her: for it shall to anger. 16 And he shall give Is-
be, when she cometh in, that she rael up because of the sins of Jero-
shall feign herself to be another wo boam, which he hath sinned, and
man. 6 And it was so, when ° Ahijah wherewith he hath made Israel to gch. 12. 20
heard the sound of her feet, as she sin. 17 And Jeroboam's wife arose,
came in at the door, that he said, and departed, and came to Tir-
Come in, thou wife of Jeroboam; zah: and i as she came to the thresh- 3
why feignest thou thyself to be an- old of the house, the child died.
other? for I am sent to thee with 18 And all Israel buried him, and iver. 12.
heavy tidings. 7 Go, tell Jeroboam, mourned for him ; j according to the j ver. 13.

Thus saith the LORD, the God of word of the LORD, which he spake p eh. 16. 2. Israel : P Forasmuch as I exalted by the hand of his servant Ahijah 12: Sam. thee from among the people, and the prophet. 19 And the rest of the

made thee + prince over my people acts of Jeroboam, " how he warred, k See 2 Chr. q ch. 11. 31. Israel, 8 and ? rent the kingdom and how he reigned, behold, they

away from the house of David, and are written in the book of the

gave it thee: and yet thou hast not chronicles of the kings of Israel. ren. !1.33, been "as my servant David, who 20 And the days which Jeroboam

kept my commandments, and who reigned were two and twenty years : 4. followed me with all his heart, to and he slept with his fathers, and

do that only which was right in Nadab his son reigned in his stead.
mine eyes ; g but hast done evil 21? And Rehoboam the son of Sol- 12 Chr. 12.
above all that were before thee, and omon reigned in Judah. Rehoboam
hast gone and s made thee other was forty and one years old when
gods, and molten images, to pro- he began to reign, and he reigned

voke me to anger, and " hast cast seventeen years in Jerusalem, *the mch. 11. 22, p. Neh.9. me behind thy back: 10 therefore, city which the LORD had chosen ips.50.17. behold, I will bring evil upon the out of all the tribes of Israel, to 1 Or, whomsoever he would

Deut. 12.3.

& 13, 34 & 16, 2, 19, 20, al. h ch. 15. 21,

& 16. 6, 8, 15, 23.

13. 2-20.

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3 Or, bottle

4 Or, leader

5 Or, and


ch. 11. 8.


& 14.8.

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Num. 25. 11.

4, 15
& 12. 9.

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Deut. 12.2. r See

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13. 2. 20.

2, 9-11.

14. 1.


n ? Chr. 12. put his name there: and his mo- give him a lamp in Jerusalem, to e see

ther's name was Naamah the Am- set up his son after him, and to eso Cp:2 Chr. monitess. •And Judah did that tablish Jerusalem: 5 because/David sch. 9.4 12. 1, 14.

which was evil in the sight of the did that which was right in the eyes
LORD; and they » provoked him to of the Lord, and turned not aside
jealousy with their sins which they from any thing that he commanded
committed, above all that their him all the days of his life, save 92 Sam. 11.
fathers had done. 23 For they also only in the matter of Uriah the
built them ? high places, " and 1 pil- Hittite. 6 Now there was war be- A ch. 14.30.

lars, and Asherim, on every high tween 6 Rehoboam and Jeroboam Ex. 23:24. hill, and under every green tree; all the days of his life. 7 And the iCp. 2 Chr. Deut. 12.2. 24 and there were also usodomites rest of the acts of Abijam, and all 1 kin: 26:4 in the land: they did according to that he did, are they not written in

all the abominations of the nations the book of the chronicles of the

which the LORD drave out before kings of Judah? And there was ;See 2 Chr. 12 Chr. 12. the children of Israel. 25° And it war between Abijam and Jeroboam.

came to pass in the fifth year of 8k And Abijam slept with his fa- k 2 Chr.
king Rehoboam, that Shishak king thers; and they buried him in the
of Egypt came up against Jerusa- city of David: and Asa his son
lem: 26 and he took away the trea- reigned in his stead.
sures of the house of the LORD, 9 And in the twentieth year of

and the treasures of the king's Jeroboam king of Israel began Asa u house ; whe even took away all: to reign over Judah. 10 And forty

and he took away all the shields of and one years reigned he in Jerusax ch. 10. 17. gold x which Solomon had made. lem: and his mother's name was

27 And king Rehoboam made in Maacah the daughter of Abishalom.
their stead shields of brass, and ?And Asa did that which was 12 Chr. 14. 2.

committed them to the hands of right in the eyes of the LORD, as y 1 Sam. 22. the captains of the 2 y guard, which did David his father. 12 And he for kept the door of the king's house. put away the m sodomites out of msee

28 And it was so, that as oft as the the land, and removed nall the
king went into the house of the idols that his fathers had made.
LORD, the guard bare them, and 13° And also Maacah his mother he o For
brought them back into the guard removed from being 7 queen, be-
chamber. 29 - Now the rest of the cause she had made an abominable 15. 16-18.
acts of Rehoboam, and all that he image 8 for an. Asherah; and Asa
did, are they not written in the book cut down her image, and P burnt it pcr. Ex.
of the chronicles of the kings of at the brook Kidron. 149 But the
Judah? 30 a And there was war high places were not taken away:

Cp. 2 kin. Cp: ch. 12. between Rehoboam and Jeroboam nevertheless " the heart of Asa was continually.

Rehoboam perfect with the LORD all his days. "Cp. ver. 3. slept with his fathers, and was 15 And & he brought into the house sç buried with his fathers in the city of the Lord the things that his faof David : "and his mother's name ther had dedicated, and the things

was Naamah the Ammonitess. And that himself had dedicated, silver, 6 Cp. Matt. 31. Abijam his son reigned in his and gold, and vessels. 16 And iver. 92. stead.

there was war between Asa and 1° Now in the eighteenth Baasha king of Israel all their days. 15 year of king Jeroboam the 17" And Baasha king of Israel went for

son of Nebat began Abijam up against Judah, and "built Rato reign over Judah. 2 Three years mah, w that he might not suffer reigned he in Jerusalem: and his any to go out or come in to Asa Cp: ch.

12. mother's name was 4 Maacah the king of Judah. 18 Then Asa took daughter of 5 Abishalom. 3 And he all the silver and the gold that x ch. 14. 26. walked in all the sins of his father, were left in the treasures of the

which he had done before him: and house of the LORD, and the tread ch. 11. 4., d his heart was not perfect with the sures of the king's house, and dech. s. 61. LORD his God, as the heart of David livered them into the hand of his

his father. 4 Nevertheless for Da- servants: vand king Asa sent them y p. 2 Kin vid's sake did the LORD his God to Ben-hadad, the son of Tabrim

ch. 14. 24. n Cp. 2 Chr. 15. 8.

ver. 13-15, see 2 Chr.

2 For
ver. 29-31,
see 2 Chr.
12. 15, 16.

32. 20. 9 ch.22. 43.

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3 In 2 Chr. 12. 16, Abijah. 4 In 2 Chr. 13. 2, Micaiah the daughter

6 According to some authorities, Åbijam. 8 Or, for Asherah

1 Or, obelisks

? Heh, runners, of Uriel. 5 In 2 Chr. 11. 20, 21, Absalom. mother

7 Or, queen

1 16. 7.

mon, the son of Hezion, king of he spake by the hand of his servant 2 ch. 11. 24. Syria, z that dwelt at Damascus, Ahijah the Shilonite: 30 for the 4.p.2 Chr. saying, 191 There is a a league be- sins of Jeroboam which he sinned,

tween me and thee, between my and "wherewith he made Israel to
father and thy father: behold, I sin; because of his provocation
have sent unto thee a present of wherewith he provoked the LORD,
silver and gold; go, break thy the God of Israel, to anger. 31 Now
league with Baasha king of Israel, the rest of the acts of Nadab, and
that he may depart from me. all that he did, are they not written
20 And Ben-hadad hearkened unto in the book of the chronicles of the
king Asa, and sent the captains of kings of Israel? 32" And there was rver. 16

his armies against the cities of Is- war between Asa and Baasha king B2 Kin. 15. rael, and smote bijon, and Dan, of Israel all their days.

and d Abel-beth-maacah, and all 33 In the third year of Asa king

Chinneroth, with all the land of of Judah began Baasha the son of
Naphtali. 21 And it came to pass, Ahijah to reign over all Israel in

when Baasha heard thereof, that Tirzah, and reigned twenty and four e see Josh. She left off building of Ramah, years. 34 And he did that which

and dwelt in 9 Tirzah. 22 Then was evil in the sight of the LORD,
king Asa made a proclamation unto Sand walked in the way of Jero- sCp.ver. 2.
all Judah ; none was exempted: boam, and in his sin wherewith he

made Israel to sin. And

e Judg. 18

d 2 Sam. 20.
2 Kin. 15.

IL. 2. s Per. 11. geh. 14. 17 & 16. 6, 9.

of Ramah, and the timber thereof, 16 the word of the Lord


& 20. 34. u 2 Chr.


14. 7.

10 & 21. 21.

2Cp. ch. 15.

? Chr.


18 I ch. 14. 20.

wherewith Baasha had builded; and to é Jehu the son of "Hanani 42 Chr. 19.2 A Josh. 21. king Asa built therewith ^ Geba of against Baasha, saying, 2 ForasJosh. 18. Benjamin, and · Mizpah. 23 Now much as I v exalted thee out of the 10.7.

1: the rest of all the acts of Asa, and dust, and made thee ? prince over For ver 2, 24, all his might, and all that he did, my people Israel; and w thou hast w ch. 15. 34. see 3.Chr. and the cities which he built, are walked in the way of Jeroboam,

they not written in the book of the and hast made my people Israel to
chronicles of the kings of Judah? sin, to provoke me to anger with
But in the time of his old age he their sins; 3 behold, I will utterly
was diseased in his feet.

24 And sweep away y Baasha and his * 14,
Asa slept with his fathers, and was house; and I will make thy house
buried with his fathers in the city z like the house of Jeroboam the son verin.

of David his father: and k Jehosha- of Nebat. 4° Him that dieth of 2 Cp. Matt. phat his son reigned in his stead.

Baasha in the city shall the dogs 14. 25 And 'Nadab the son of Jero- eat; and him that dieth of his in & 21. 24. boam began to reign over Israel in the field shall the fowls of the air the second year of Asa king of eat. 5 Now the rest of the acts of Judah, and he reigned over Israel Baasha, and what he did, and his two years. 26 And he did that might, are they not written in the

which was evil in the sight of the book of the chronicles of the kings * Cp. ver. LORD, mand walked in the way of of Israel? 6 And Baasha slept with

his father, and in his sin " where- his fathers, and was buried in Tir- bch. 14, 17

with he made Israel to sin. 27° And zah; and Elah his son reigned in och 14. 14. Baasha the son of Ahijah, of the his stead. 7 And morcover by the

house of Issachar, conspired against hand of the prophet Jehu the son

him; and Baasha smote him at of Hanani came the word of the peh. 16. 15. P Gibbethon, which belonged to LORD against Baasha, and against h 194 the Philistines; for Nadab and all his house, both because of all the

Israel were laying siege to Gibbe- evil that he did in the sight of the
thon. 28 Even in the third year of LORD, to provoke him to anger with
Asa king of Judah did Baasha slay the work of his hands, in being like
him, and reigned in his stead. the house of Jeroboam, and because
29 And it came to pass that, as soon che smote Shim.
as he was king, he smote all the 8 In the twenty and sixth year of 29.
house of Jeroboam; he left not to Asa king of Judah began Elah the 1.4.

Jeroboam any that breathed, until son of Baasha to reign over Israel q eh. 14. 10. he had destroyed him; 9 according in Tirzah, and reigned two years. unto the saying of the LORD, which 9 And his servant Zimri, captain of 31.

34. A ver. 31. eh, 1291

14. 16.

& 15. 21.

21. 3.

c ch. 05. 27,

Cp. Hos.

2 Or, leader

d 2 Kin. 9.

1 Or, Let there be

3 Or, it

• Cp. ch. 18. 3,

25. 22.

h ver. 3.

32. o Mic. G. 16.

& 20. 34.

i ver. 26. Deut. 32. 21.

half his chariots, conspired against half followed Omri. 22 But the
him: now he was in Tirzah, drink people that followed Omri prevailed
ing himself drunk in the house of against the people that followed
Arza, which was over the house- Tibni the son of Ginath : so Tibni
hold in Tirzah: 10 and Zimri went died, and Omri reigned.

23 In the
in and smote him, and killed him, thirty and first year of Asa king of
in the twenty and seventh year of Judah began Omri to reign over
Asa king of Judah, and reigned in Israel, and reigned twelve years :
his stead. 11 And it came to pass, six years reigned he in Tirzah.
when he began to reign, as soon as 24 And he bought the hill 2 m Sama- 13.

he sat on his throne, that he smote ria of Shemer for two talents of 39.
| Cp.ver. 3. f all the house of Baasha: he left silver; and he 3 built on the hill,
eCp.1 Sam. him not a single man child, neither and called the name of the city

of his kinsfolks, nor of his friends. which he built, after the name of
12 Thus did Zimri destroy all the Shemer, the owner of the hill,
house of Baasha, ” according to the 2n Samaria. 25 And • Omri did that » ver.28, 29,

word of the LORD, which he spake which was evil in the sight of the 22 Chr. 19.2 against Baasha by Jehu the pro- LORD, and dealt wickedly Pabove p ver. 30.

phet, 13 for all the sins of Baasha, all that were before him. 26 For
and the sins of Elah his son, which he walked in all the way of Jero-
they sinned, and wherewith they boam the son of Nebat, and in his
made Israel to sin, to provoke the sins wherewith he made Israel to
LORD, the God of Israel, to anger sin, a to provoke the LORD, the God gver. 13.
with their vanities. 14 Now the of Israel, to anger with their vani-
rest of the acts of Elah, and all that ties. 27 Now the rest of the acts
he did, are they not written in the of Omri which he did, and his
book of the chronicles of the kings might that he shewed, are they not
of Israel?

written in the book of the chroni.
15 In the twenty and seventh year cles of the kings of Israel? 28 So
of Asa king of Judah did Zimri Omri slept with his fathers, and
reign seven days in Tirzah. Now was buried in Samaria: and Ahab

the people were encamped against his son reigned in his stead,
j ch. 15. 27. ; Gibbethon, which belonged to the 29 And in the thirty and eighth

Philistines. 16 And the people that year of Asa king of Judah began
were encamped heard say, Zimri Ahab_the son of Omri to reign
hath conspired, and hath also smit- over Israel: and Ahab the son of
ten the king: wherefore all Israel Omri reigned over Israel in Sama-
made Omri, the captain of the host, ria twenty and two years.
king over Israel that day in the Ahab the son of Omri did that
camp. 17 And Omri went up from which was evil in the sight of the
Gibbethon, and all Israel with him, LORD "above all that were before r ch. 21. 25.
and they besieged Tirzah. 18 And him. 31 And it came to pass, as if

Cp. ver. 25. it came to pass, when Zimri saw it had been a light thing for him to

that the city was taken, that he walk in the sins of Jeroboam the 2 Kin. 15. went into k the I castle of the king's son of Nebat, that She took to wife

house, and burnt the king's house 4Jezebel the daughter of Ethbaal
over him with fire, and died, 19 for king of the 'Zidonians, uand went 1.3
his sins which he sinned in doing and served Baal, and worshipped uch. 21.

that which was evil in the sight of him. 32 And he reared up an altar 25, 26. Cp. ch. 15. the LORD, in 'walking in the way for Baal in v the house of Baal, 3.2

of Jeroboam, and in his sin which which he had built in Samaria.
he did, to make Israel to sin, 33 And Ahab made the w Asherah ; ? Kin. 10.
20 Now the rest of the acts of Zimri, and Ahab did yet more to provoke wch. is. 19.
and his treason that he wrought, the LORD, the God of Israel, to an-
are they not written in the book of ger" than all the kings of Israel that
the chronicles of the kings of Is- were before him. 34" In his days Cp. Ex.54.

did Hiel the Beth-elite build » Jeri-
21 Then were the people of Israel cho: he laid the foundation thereof Cp: Josh.
divided into two parts: half of the with the loss of Abiram his firstborn, See 2 Kin.
people followed Tibni the son of and set up the gates thereof with the 2.4, 18, 1.4
Ginath, to make him king; and loss of his youngest son Segub;
1 Or, palace

30 And

25 ( mg.).

sCp. Ex.34.

16 & Deut.

Judg. 18.7.

Cp. 2 Kin.


& 10. 18 & 17. 16.

2 Kin. 13.6
& 17. 10
& 21.3.
2 Chr. 14.3.

& Jer. 17.2.

% Or, fortified the hill

2 Heb. Shomcron.

4 lleb. Iebela

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