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men that were grown up with him, and which stood before him:

1 KINGS, XII.
Jeroboam's idolatry.
B. C. 975. of David, but the tribe of Judah
only.r
21 And s when Rehoboam was
come to Jerusalem, he assembled
all the house of Judah, with the
tribe of Benjamin, an hundred and
fourscore thousand chosen men,
which were warriors, to fight
against the house of Israel, to bring
the kingdom again to Rehoboam
the son of Solomon.

22 But the word of God came unto Shemaiah the man of God, saying, 23 Speak unto Rehoboam the son of Solomon, king of Judah, and unto all the house of Judah and Benjamin, and to the remnant of the people, saying,

9 And he said unto them, What counsel give ye that we may answer this people, who have spoken to me, saying, Make the yoke which thy father did put upon us lighter? 10 And the young men that were grown up with him spake unto him, saying, Thus shalt thou speak unto this people that spake unto thee, saying, Thy father made our yoke heavy, but make thou it lighter unto us; thus shalt thou say unto them, My little finger shall be thicker than my father's loins.

14 And k spake to them after the counsel of the young men, saying, My father made your yoke heavy, and I will add to your yoke: my father also chastised you with whips, but I will chastise you with

scorpions.

g Eze.2.6.

1

hardly.
h Pr.10. 11,32,
Ec. 10.12.
Jam.3.17.

i Pr. 13.20.

k 2Ch.22.4,5.

ver.24.

Ju. 14.4.
2Ch.22.7.
25.20.
Am.3.6.

31.

11 And now whereas my father] did lade you with a heavy yoke, Im ch.11.11, will add to your yoke: my father hath chastised you with whips, but n 2Sa.20.1. I will chastise you with scorpions.g 12 So Jeroboam and all the peo-0 ch.11.13,36. ple came to Rehoboam the third day, as the king had appointed, saying, Come to me again the third day. 13 And the king answered the people 1 roughly, h and forsook the old men's counsel that they gave him;

p ch.4.6.

5.14. 2 strength

ened himself.

q 2Ki.17.21.

3 or, fell
away.

Ho. 11.12. s 2Ch.11.1,

&c.

24 Thus saith the LORD, Ye shall not go up, nor fight against your brethren the children of Israel: return every man to his house; fort this thing is from me. They hearkened therefore to the word of the LORD, and returned to depart, according to the word of the LORD.

25 Then Jeroboam built Shechem u in mount Ephraim, and dwelt therein; and went out from thence, and built Penuel.v

t ver. 15.

27 If this people go up w to do sacrifice in the house of the LORD at Jerusalem, then shall the heart of this people turn again unto their lord, even unto Rehoboam king of Judah, and they shall kill me,and go again to Rehoboam king of Judah. 28 Whereupon the king took counsel, and made two calves r of gold, 16 So when all Israel saw that 20 Deut. 12.5, and said unto them, It is too much the king hearkened not unto them,] for you to go up to Jerusalem: bethe people answered the king, sayhold y thy gods, O Israel, which ing, What a portion have we in Da-x 2Ki. 10.29. brought thee up out of the land of vid? neither have we inheritance in 17.16. Egypt. the son of Jesse: to your tents, O Israel: now see to thine own house, David. So Israel departed unto their tents.

15 Wherefore the king hearkened not unto the people; for the cause was from the LORD, that he might perform his saying, which the LORD u Ju.9.45. spake m by Ahijah the Shilonite v Ju.8.17. unto Jeroboam the son of Nebat.

14.

y Ex.32.4,8.

z Ge.28.19.
a Ju. 18.29.
Am.8.14.

17 But o as for the children of Is-
rael which dwelt in the cities of Ju-b ch. 13.31.
dah, Rehoboam reigned over them.

De.24. 15.
c Nu.3.10.
2Ki. 17.32.
Eze.44.6-8.

18 Then king Rehoboam sent p Adoram, who was over the tribute; and all Israel stoned him with stones, that he died. Therefore king Rehoboam 2 made speed to get him up to his chariot, to flee to Jerusalemi.

d Lev.23.33,
31.
4 or, went up
to the altar.
5 or, to sacri-
fice.

26 And Jeroboam said in his heart, Now shall the kingdom return to the house of David:

29 And he set the one in Beth-el, z and the other put he in Dan.a 30 And this thing became ba sin: for the people went to worship before the one, even unto Dan.

31 And he made an house of high places, and made priests c of the lowest of the people, which were not of the sons of Levi.

32 And Jeroboam ordained a feast in the eighth month, on the fifteenth day of the month, like unto the feast d that is in Judah, and 4 he offered upon the altar, (so did he in Beth-el,) 5 sacrificing unto the calves that he had made: and he placed in Beth-el e the priests of the high places which he had made. 33 So he offered upon the altar

19 So q Israel 3 rebelled against the house of David unto this day. 20 And it came to pass, when all Israel heard that Jeroboam was come again, that they sent and call-1 ed him unto the congregation, and or, went up which he had made in Beth-el, the made him king over all Israel: there was none that followed the house

e Am.7.13.

to.

fifteenth day of the eighth month, even in the month which he had de

Jeroboam's hand withereth.

1 KINGS, XIII. vised ƒ of his own heart; and or-1 B. C. 975. dained a feast unto the children of Israel: and he offered upon the al-ƒ Nu. 15.39. tar, 7 and burned g incense. CHAPTER XIII.

7 to burn.

g ch.13.1.

(CHAP. 13.)

ach. 12.32,33. 13 And he said unto his sons, Saddle me the ass. So they saddled him the ass: and he rode thereon,

1 Jeroboam's hand withereth; 6 and, at the prayer of the prophet, is restored.

AND, behold, there came a man
of out of Judah by the 1 or, offer.
word of the LORD unto Beth-el:
and a Jeroboam stood by the altar
to 1 burn incense.

b 2Ki.23.15

17.

2 And he cried against the altar c Is.7.14. 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 b 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 c 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.

e ver.3.

Nu.21.7.
Acts 8.24.
Jam.5. 16.

4 And it came to pass, when king
Jeroboam heard the saying of the f Ex.S.S.
man of God, which had cried
against the altar in Beth-el, that
he put forth his hand from the al-
tar, saying, d 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 e which the man of God had given by the word of the LORD.

8 And the man of God said unto the king, If h thou wilt give me half thine house, I will not go in with thee, neither wi I eat bread nor drink water in this place:

9 For so was it charged me by the word of the LORD, saying, Eat i 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 Beth-el.

11 Now there dwelt an old prophet in Beth-el; and his 3 sons came and told him all the works

d 2Ch.16.10.
18.25,&c.
25.15,16.
Ps. 105.15.
Jer.20.2-4.

Am.7.10-
17.
Mat.25.40.
Jno. 13.20.
Acts 6.12.

2

4 a word was.

6 And the king answered and said unto the man of God, Entreat ƒ now the face of the LORD thy God, and k ver.8,9. pray for me, that my hand may be restored me again. And the man of God besought 2 the LORD, and 1 the king's hand was restored him again, and became as it was before. 7 And the king said unto the man of God, Come home with me, and refresh thyself, and I will give thee ag reward.

38.7,22. Jno.2.18. 1Cor.1.22.

the face of the LORD.

g 2Sam.9.7.

2K1.5.15.

h Nu.22.18.
24.13.
i 1 Cor.5.11.

3 son.

ch.20.35.

ITb.4.15.

m Is.9.15.
Jer.23.32.

n De.13.1,3,5
18.20.
Acts 4.19.

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The prophet is reproved. that the man of God had done that day in Beth-el: 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.

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 k not return with thee, nor go in with thee: neither will I eat bread nor drink water with thee in this place:

17 For 4 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 m unto him.

19 So n he went back with him, and did eat bread in his house, and drank water.

20 T 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 o 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 p bread and drunk water in the place of the which the LORD did sayq to thee, Eat no bread, and drink no water; thy carcass r shall not come unto the sepulchre of thy fathers.

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.

24 And when he was gone, a lion s met him by the way, and slew him: and his carcass was cast in the way, and the ass stood by it, the lion also stood by the carcass. 25 And, behold, men passed by, and saw the carcass cast in the way, and the lion standing by the carcass and they came and told it

Jeroboam's cbstinacy.

1 KINGS, XIV. in the city where the old prophet | B. C. 975. dwelt.

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 5 torn hum, and slain him, according to the word of the LORD, which he t spake unto him.

27 And he spake to his sons, say-z ch.12.31,32. ing. Saddle me the ass. And they 2 Ch.11.15. saddled hm. 13.9. returned and made. 2.3.13. 8 filled his hand, Ju. 17.12.

29 And he went, and found his carcass cast in the way, and the ass and the lion standing by the carcass: the lion had not eaten they carcass, nor 6 torn the ass.

s broken.

ver.9.
broken.

A

w ch.16.24.

29 And the prophet took up the
carcass of the man of God, and laid
it upon the ass, and brought itz ch.14.10.
back and the old prophet came to
Pr. 13.6.
the city, to mourn and to bury him.
30 And he laid his carcass in his
own grave: and they mourned over
him, saying. Alas, u my brother!

(CHAP. 14.)
a ch. 11.31.

b 1Sa.9.7,8.

1 in thine
hand.

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 u my bones beside his bones:

32 For the saying which he cried by the word of the LORD against the altar in Beth-el, and against all the houses of the high places which are in the cities of Samaria, w shall surely come to pass.

ness

d Ge.27.1.

Ec. 12.3.

e Ps. 139. 1-4.
5 hard.

33 After this thing Jeroboam
returned not from his evil way, but
made again y of the lowest of the
people priests of the high places: fch.16.2.
whosoever would, he consecrated 5 ch.11.31-
him, and became one of the priests
of the high places.

38.

34 And this thing became sin unto the house of Jeroboam, even to z cut it off, and to destroy it from off the face of the earth.

u Jer.22.18.
2Ki.23.16-it
19.

or, cakes.
or, bottle.

c ch.11.29.

2

stood for
hoari-

h ch.15.5.

i ch.12.28.

Arjah forewarned. (came to the house of Ahijah But Ahijah could not see; for his eyes 4 were set by reason of is aged

2 Ch.11.15.
k Ps. 106.29.
I Ne.9.26.

5 And the LORD sade unto Ahijah, Behold the wife of Jeroboam cometh to ask a thing of thee for her son. for he is sick: thus and thus shalt thou say unto her: for shall be, when she cometh in, that she shall feign herself to be another woman.

6 And it was so, when Ahijah heard the sound of her feet, as she came in at the door, that he said, Come in, thou wife of Jeroboam; why feiznest thou thyself to be another? for I am sent to thee with 5 heavy tidings.

17 Go, tell Jeroboam, Thus saith the LORD God of Israel, Forasmuch as I exalted thee from among the people, and made thee prince over ny people Israel,

8 And rent g the kingdom away from the house of David, and gave it thee and yet thou hast not been as my servant David, who h kept my commandments, and who followed me with all his heart, to do that only which was right in mine

eyes:

9 But hast done evil above all that were before thee: for i thou hast gone and made thee other gods, and molten images, to provoke k me to anger, and hast cast / me behind thy back:

10 Therefore, behold, I will bring evil upon the house of Jeroboam, and will cut off m from Jeroboam him that pisseth against the wall, and him that is shut n up and left in Israel, and will take away the remnant of the house of Jeroboam, as a man taketh away dung, till it be all

gone.

11 Him o that dieth of Jeroboam in the city shall the dogs eat; and him that dieth in the field shall the fowls of the air eat: for the LORD hath spoken it.

12 Arise thou therefore, get thee to thine own house: and when thy feet enter into the city, the child shall die.p

13 And all Israel shall mourn for him, and bury him: for he only of Jeroboam shall come to the grave, because q in him there is found r some good thing toward the LORD God of Israel in the house of Jeroboam.

CHAPTER XIV. Jeroboam sendeth his wife to the prophet Ahijah at Shiloh.

Ps.50.17.
Eze.23.35.
m ch.15.29.

T that time Abijah the son of
Jeroboam fell sick.

2 And Jeroboam said to his wife,
Arise, I pray thee, and disguise thy-
self, that thou be not known to be
the wife of Jeroboam; and get thee
to Shiloh: behold, there is Ahijah 9 Eze. 18.14,

n De.32.36.
2Ki.14.26.
0 ch.16.4.
21.24.
p ver. 17.

&c.
r 2Ch. 19.3.

the prophet, which a told me that 1 should be king over this people. 3 And take 1 with thee ten loaves, ch. 15.27-29. him up a king over Israel, who s

14 Moreover, the LORD shall raise

and 2 cracknels, and a 3 cruise of
honey, and go to him: he shall tell
thee what shall become of the child.
4 And Jeroboam's wife did so, and u Ps.52.5.
arose, and went to Shiloh, c and

t De.28.63,
66.
Jos.23, 15,
16.

shall cut off the house of Jeroboam
that day but what? even now.
15 For the LORD shall smite Israel
as a reed is shaken in the water,
and the shall root u up Israel out

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And Jeroboam's wife arose, and departed, and came to Tirzah:z and when she came to the threshold of the door, the child died;

18 And they buried him; and all Israel mourned for him, according to the word of the LORD, which he spake a by the hand of his servant Ahijah the prophet.

v 2 Ki. 15.29.

17.6.

w De. 12.3.4.
Is. 1.28,29.
Ps.81.12.
y ch. 15.30,34.

16.2.

z ch.16.6,8.

a ver. 12, 13.

ò 2Ch. 13.2,

&c.

6

Ps.78.58.
1 Cor. 10.22.

lay down.

c 2Ch. 12. 13.

TOW a

Jer And the rest of the acts of d ch.11.36. Now in the eighteenth year Jeroboam, how he warred, b and how he reigned, behold, they are written in the book of the chronicles of the kings of Israel.

e De.32.21.

of king Jeroboam the son Nebat reigned Abijam over Judah. 2 Three years reigned he in Jerusalem. And b his mother's name was c Maachah, the daughter of Abishalom. d

7 ch.10.17.

22 And Judah did evil in the sight 8 runners. of the LORD, and they provoked him to e jealousy with their sins which they had committed, above m ch. 12.24. all that their fathers had done.

15.6.

23 For they also built them high fn places, and 7 images, and groves, g on every high hill, and h under every green tree.

2: And there were also sodom- (CHAP. 15.) Res in the land: and they did according to all the abominations of the nations which the LORD cast out before the children of Israel.

a 2Ch 13.1,

&c. b 2Ch.11.20

c 2Ch.13.2,

25 And k it came to pass in the fifth year of king Rehoboam, that Shishak king of Egypt came up asamst Jerusalem:

2Ch. 12.16,
Abijah.
Mat. 1.7,
Abia.

25.

3 And he walked in all the sins of

the heart of David his father.

20 And the days which Jeroboam f Eze. 16.24, reigned were two and twenty years: and he slept with his fathers, and or, standNadab his son reigned in his stead. ing images, his father, which he had done be21 And Rehoboam the son of or, statutes. fore him and his heart c was not Solomon reigned in Judah. Reho-g2Ki.17.9,10. perfect with the LORD his God, as boam was c forty and one years old when he began to reign, and he reigned seventeen years in Jerusalem, the city d which the LORD did choose out of all the tribes of Israel, to put his name there. And his mother's name was Naamalı, an Ammonitess.

Is.57.5. Jer.3.13. i De.23.17. 2Ki.23.7.

4 Nevertheless ƒ for David's sake did the LORD his God give him a 1 lamp in Jerusalem, to set up his son after him, and to establish Jerusalem:

k 2Ch.12.2,
&c.

22.

Michaiah the daugh

ter of Uriel.

26 And he took away the treasures! of the house of the LORD, and the d 2Ch.11.21, treasures of the king's house; he Absalom. even took away all: and he took e ch.11.4. away all the shields of gold / which ƒ 2Ch.21.7. Solomon had made. 1 or, candle, 27 And king Rehoboam made in ch.11.36. their stead brazen shields, and committed them unto the hands of g 2Ch.14.1, the chief of the 8 guard, which kept the door of the king's house.

28 And it was so, when the king! went into the house of the LORD, that the guard bare them, and

Abijam's wicked reign.

brought them back into the guardchamber.

&c.

2 i. e. grand-
mother's,
ver.2.

29 Now the rest of the acts of Rehoboam, and all that he did, are they not written in the book of the chronicles of the kings of Judah? 30 And m there was war between Rehoboam and Jeroboam all their days.

31 And Rehoboam slept with his fathers, and was buried with his fathers in the city of David. And his mother's name was Naamah, an Ammonitess. And Abijam n his son reigned in his stead.

CHAPTER XV.

1 Abijam's wicked reign. 8 Asa succeedeth him.

5 Because David did that which was right in the eyes of the LORD, and turned not aside from any thing that he commanded him all the days of his life, save only in the matter of Uriah the Hittite.

6 And there was war between Rehoboam and Jeroboam all the days of his life.

7 Now the rest of the acts of Abijam, and all that he did, are they not written in the book of the

chronicles of the kings of Judah?

And there was war between Abijam and Jeroboa:n.

8 And g Abijam slept with his fathers: and they buried him in the city of David: and Asa his son reigned in his stead.

9 And in the twentieth year of Jeroboam king of Israel reigned Asa over Judah.

10 And forty and one years reigned he in Jerusalem. And his 2 mother's name was Maachah, the daughter of Abishalom.

11 And Asa did that which was right in the eyes of the LORD, as did David his father.

12 And he took away the sodomites out of the land, and removed all the idols that his fathers had made.

13 And also Maachah his mother,

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3 cut off.

i Ex.32.20.

14 But k the high places were not removed: nevertheless Asa's heart was perfect with the LORD all his days.

k ch.22.43.

15 And he brought in the 4 things 4 holy. which his father had dedicated, and the things which himself had 12Ch.16.1, dedicated, into the house of the LORD, silver, and gold, and vessels. 16 And there was war between Asa and Baasha king of Israel all their days.

n ch.12.27.

o ch.11.23,24.

5 go up.

17 And Baasha king of Israel! went up against Judah, and built Ramah, m that he n might not suf-p 2Ki. 15.29. fer any to go out or come in to Asa king of Judah.

18 Then Asa took all the silver and the gold that were left in the treasures of the house of the LORD, and the treasures of the king's house, and delivered them into the' hand of his servants: and king Asa sent them to Ben-hadad, the son of Tabrimon, the son of Hezion, king of Syria, that dwelt o at Damascus, saying,

&c.

19 There is a league between me v 2Ch.17.1, and thee, and between my father and thy father: behold, I have sent unto thee a present of silver and w Mat.1.8, gold; come and break thy league with Baasha king of Israel, that he! may 5 depart from me.

called Josaphat. 7 reigned.

x ch.14.14.

20 So Ben-hadad hearkened unto king Asa, and sent the captains of the hosts which he had against the y ch. 16. 15. cities of Israel, and smote Ijon, pand Dan, q and Abel-beth-maachah, r and all Cinneroth, with all the land z ch.14.9-16.

Jos.21.23.

of Naphtali.

a ch.14.22.

&c.

m Jos. 18.25.

q Ju. 18.29. r 2Sa.20.14.

6

free.

s Jos.21.17.

t Jos. 18.26.

u 2Ch.16.12.

21 And it came to pass, when Baasha heard thereof, that he left off building of Ramah, and dwelt in Tirzah.

22 Then king Asa made a proclamation throughout all Judah; none] was 6 exempted: and they took away the stones of Ramah, and the timber thereof, wherewith Baasha had builded; and king Asa built with them Geba s of Benjamin, and Mizpah.t

23 The rest of all the acts of Asa, b ch.15.33. and all his might, and all that he did, and the cities which he built, are they not written in the book of the chronicles of the kings of Judah? Nevertheless in the time of e Mat.5.19. his old age he was diseased u in f ver.11.

c ch. 14.7. d ch.15.34.

his feet.

ch.21.21,22.

b ver. 16.

c ch.12.28.29. 13.33,34. d ch. 14. 16.

Is. 1.4.

(CHAP. 16.)

a ver.7. 2Ch. 19.2. 20.31.

21 And Asa slept with his fathers," and was buried with his fathers g ch.14.11. in the city of David his father:

Nadab's wicked reign.

and v Jehoshaphat w his son reigned in his stead.

25 And Nadab the son of Jeroboam 7 began to reign over Israel in the second year of Asa king of Judah, and reigned over israel two years.

26 And he did evil in the sight of the LORD, and walked in the way of his father, and in his sin wherewith he made Israel to sin.

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1,7 Jehu's prophecy against Baasha. 6 Elah succeedeth him. HEN the word of the LORD came to Jehu a the son of Hanani, against Baasha, b saying.

2 Forasmuch c as I exalted thee out of the dust, and made thee prince over my people Israel; and thou hast walked in the way d of Jeroboam, and haste made my people Israel to sin, to provoke me to anger with their sins;

3 Behold, I will f take away the posterity of Baasha, and the posterity of his house; and will make thy house like the house of Jeroboam the son of Nebat.

4 Him g that dieth of Baasha in the city shall the dogs eat; and

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