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Jeroboam >arned@ #tri,4en
Now beho*d, there came %&'
a man of 4od from Judah to )ethe* b! the word
of the LORD, whi*e Jeroboam stood b! the a*tar %)'
to burn incense,
3e cried a"ainst the a*tar b! the word of the LORD, and said, $O a*tar,
a*tar, thus sa!s the LORD, ')eho*d, a son sha** have his nativit! in the house
of David, %D'
Josiah b! name( and on !ou he sha** sacrifice the priests of the
hi"h p*aces who burn incense on !ou, and human bones sha** burn on !ou,'$
:hen he "ave a si"n the same da!, sa!in", $%/'
:his si"n the LORD has
spoken, ')eho*d, the a*tar sha** sp*it apart and the ashes on it sha** pour
Now when the kin" heard the sa!in" of the man of 4od, which he cried
a"ainst the a*tar in )ethe*, Jeroboam stretched out his hand from the a*tar,
sa!in", $5eiGe him,$ )ut his hand which he stretched out a"ainst him dried
up, so that he cou*d not draw it back to himse*f,
:he a*tar a*so sp*it apart and the ashes poured out from the a*tar, accordin"
to the si"n which the man of 4od had "iven b! the word of the LORD,
:he kin" said to the man of 4od, $?*ease [a %2'
entreat the LORD !our 4od,
and pra! for me, that 3e ma! restore m! hand to me $ 5o %4'
the man of 4od
entreated the LORD, and the LORD restored his hand to him, and it
became hea*ed as before,
:hen the kin" said to the man of 4od, $.ome home with me and refresh
!ourse*f, and %3'
+ wi** "ive !ou a reward,$
)ut the man of 4od said to the kin", $%+'
+f !ou wou*d "ive me ha*f !our
house + wou*d not "o with !ou, nor wou*d + eat bread or drink water in this
$2or so the LORD commanded me, sa!in", 'Aou sha** eat no bread, nor
drink water, nor return b! the wa! which !ou came,'$
5o he went another wa! and did not return b! the wa! which he came to
'he Disobedient Pro&het
an o*d prophet *ived in )ethe*( and his sons came and to*d him a**
the deeds which the man of 4od had done that da! in )ethe*( the words
which he had spoken to the kin", these a*so the! re*ated to their father,
:heir father said to them, $Ehich wa! did he "o<$ Now his sons had seen
the wa! which the man of 4od who came from Judah had "one,
:hen he said to his sons, $5add*e the donke! for me,$ 5o the! sadd*ed the
donke! for him and he rode awa! on it,
5o he went after the man of 4od and found him sittin" under an oak( and
he said to him, $Do we identif! !ou as the man of 4od who came from
Judah<$ &nd he said, $+ do,$
:hen he said to him, $.ome home with me and eat bread,$
3e said, $%F'
+ cannot return with !ou, nor "o with !ou, nor wi** + eat bread
or drink water with !ou in this p*ace,
$2or a command came to me %L'
b! the word of the LORD, 'Aou sha** eat no
bread, nor drink water there( do not return b! "oin" the wa! which !ou
3e said to him, $%M'
+ a*so serve as a prophet *ike !ou, and %N'
an an"e* spoke
to me b! the word of the LORD, sa!in", ')rin" him back with !ou to !our
house, that he ma! eat bread and drink water '$ )ut %O'
he *ied to him,
5o he went back with him, and ate bread in his house and drank water,
Now it came about, as the! sat down at the tab*e, that the word of the
LORD came to the prophet who had brou"ht him back(
and he cried to the man of 4od who came from Judah, sa!in", $:hus sa!s
the LORD, ')ecause !ou have disobe!ed the command of the LORD, and
have not observed the commandment which the LORD !our 4od commanded
but have returned and eaten bread and drunk water in the p*ace of which
3e said to !ou, $/at no bread and drink no water$( !our bod! sha** not come
to the "rave of !our fathers,'$
+t came about after he had eaten bread and after he had drunk, that he
sadd*ed the donke! for him, for the prophet whom he had brou"ht back,
Now when he had "one, %?'
a *ion met him on the wa! and ki**ed him, and
his bod! he had thrown on the road, with the donke! standin" beside it( the
*ion a*so stood beside the bod!,
&nd beho*d, men passed b! and saw the bod! thrown on the road, and the
*ion standin" beside the bod!( so the! came and to*d it in the cit! where
the o*d prophet *ived,
Now when the prophet who brou"ht him back from the wa! heard it, he
said, $:he man of 4od, who disobe!ed the command of the LORD( therefore
the LORD has "iven him to the *ion, which has torn him and ki**ed him,
accordin" to the word of the LORD which 3e spoke to him,$
:hen he spoke to his sons, sa!in", $5add*e the donke! for me,$ &nd the!
3e went and found his bod! thrown on the road with the donke! and the
*ion standin" beside the bod!( the *ion had not eaten the bod! nor torn the
5o the prophet took up the bod! of the man of 4od and *aid it on the
donke! and brou"ht it back, and he came to the cit! of the o*d prophet to
mourn and to bur! him,
3e *aid his bod! in his own "rave, and the! mourned over him, sa!in",
&*as, m! brother=$
&fter he had buried him, he spoke to his sons, sa!in", $Ehen + die, bur!
me in the "rave in which !ou bur! the man of 4od ( %5'
*a! m! bones beside
2or the thin" sha** sure*! come to pass which he cried b! the word of
the LORD a"ainst the a*tar in )ethe* and %J'
a"ainst a** the houses of the hi"h
p*aces which stood in the cities of %K'
&fter this event Jeroboam did not return from his evi* wa!, but %E'
made priests of the hi"h p*aces from amon" a** the peop*e( %L'
wou*d, he ordained, to serve as priests of the hi"h p*aces,
:his event became sin to the house of Jeroboam, %H'
even to b*ot it out
and destro! it from off the face of the earth,
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!hi7ah Pro&hesies a ainst the 3in
&t that time &bi0ah the son of Jeroboam became sick,
Jeroboam said to his wife, $&rise now, and %&'
dis"uise !ourse*f so that the!
wi** not know !ou as the wife of Jeroboam, and "o to %)'
&hi0ah the prophet *ives there, who %.'
spoke concernin" me that + wou*d
serve as kin" over this peop*e,
:ake ten *oaves with !ou, some cakes and a 0ar of hone!, and "o to him,
3e wi** te** !ou what wi** happen to the bo!,$
Jeroboam's wife did so, and arose and went to %/'
5hi*oh, and came to the
house of %2'
&hi0ah Now &hi0ah cou*d not see, %4'
for his e!es had dimmed
because of his a"e,
Now the LORD had said to &hi0ah, $)eho*d, the wife of Jeroboam comes to
inCuire of !ou concernin" her son, for he is sick, Aou sha** sa! thus and thus
to her, for it wi** occur when she arrives that %3'
she wi** imitate another
Ehen &hi0ah heard the sound of her feet comin" in the doorwa!, he said,
$.ome in, wife of Jeroboam, wh! do !ou imitate another woman< 2or + come
to !ou with a harsh messa"e,
$4o, sa! to Jeroboam, ':hus sa!s the LORD 4od of +srae*, $%+'
eDa*ted !ou from amon" the peop*e and made !ou *eader over M! peop*e
tore the kin"dom awa! from the house of David and "ave it to !ou@@
!et !ou have not acted *ike M! servant David, who kept M!
commandments and who fo**owed Me with a** his heart, %L'
to do on*! ri"ht in
!ou a*so have done more evi* than a** who *ived before !ou, and %M'
"one and made for !ourse*f other "ods and %N'
mo*ten ima"es to provoke Me
to an"er, and have %O'
cast Me behind !our back@@
therefore beho*d, + wi** brin" ca*amit! on the house of Jeroboam, and %?'
cut off from Jeroboam ever! ma*e person, %B'
both bond and free in +srae*,
and + %R'
wi** make a c*ean sweep of the house of Jeroboam, as one sweeps
awa! dun" unti* it has a** disappeared,
&n!one be*on"in" to Jeroboam who dies in the cit! the do"s wi** eat,
&nd he who dies in the fie*d the birds of the heavens wi** eat( for the LORD
has spoken it,$'
$Now !ou, arise, "o to !our house, %:'
Ehen !our feet enter the cit! the
chi*d wi** die,
$&** +srae* sha** mourn for him and bur! him, for he a*one of Jeroboam's
fami*! wi** come to the "rave, because in him %J'
somethin" "ood had
appeared toward the LORD 4od of +srae* in the house of Jeroboam,
the LORD wi** raise up for 3imse*f a kin" over +srae* who wi**
cut off the house of Jeroboam this da! and from now on,
$2or the LORD wi** strike +srae*, as he wou*d shake a reed in the water(
3e wi** uproot +srae* from %L'
this "ood *and which 3e "ave to their
fathers, and %A'
wi** scatter them be!ond the /uphrates River, %H'
have made their [a
&sherim, provokin" the LORD to an"er,
$3e wi** "ive up +srae* %&&'
on account of the sins of Jeroboam, which he
committed and with which he made +srae* to sin,$
:hen Jeroboam's wife arose and departed and came to %&)'
entered the thresho*d of the house, the chi*d died,
&** +srae* buried him and mourned for him, accordin" to the word of the
LORD which 3e spoke throu"h 3is servant &hi0ah the prophet,
Now the rest of the acts of Jeroboam, %&/'
how he made war and how he
rei"ned, beho*d, the! appear in the )ook of the .hronic*es of the Fin"s of
:he time that Jeroboam rei"ned added up to twent!@two !ears( and he
s*ept with his fathers, and Nadab his son rei"ned in his p*ace,
Rehoboam Mis%eads Judah
Now Rehoboam the son of 5o*omon rei"ned in Judah Rehoboam reached
fort!@one !ears o*d when he became kin", and he rei"ned seventeen !ears
in Jerusa*em, %&4'
the cit! which the LORD had chosen from a** the tribes of
+srae* to put 3is name there, &nd his mother had the name of Naamah the
Judah did evi* in the si"ht of the LORD, and the! %&+'
provoked 3im to
0ea*ous! more than a** that their fathers had done, with the sins which the!
2or the! a*so bui*t for themse*ves %&J'
hi"h p*aces and sacred %&F'
&sherim on ever! hi"h hi** and %&M'
beneath ever! *uDuriant tree,
:here *ived a*so %&N'
ma*e cu*t prostitutes in the *and, :he! did accordin" to
a** the abominations of the nations which the LORD dispossessed before the
sons of +srae*,
Now it happened in the fifth !ear of Fin" Rehoboam, that 5hishak the
kin" of /"!pt came up a"ainst Jerusa*em,
3e took awa! the treasures of the house of the LORD and the treasures of
the kin"'s house, and %&?'
he took ever!thin", %&B'
even takin" a** the shie*ds of
"o*d which 5o*omon had made,
5o Fin" Rehoboam made shie*ds of bronGe in their p*ace, and
committed them to the care of the commanders of the [b
"uarded the doorwa! of the kin"'s house,
:hen it happened as often as the kin" entered the house of the LORD, that
"uards wou*d carr! them and wou*d brin" them back into the "uards'
Now the rest of the acts of Rehoboam and a** that he did, have we not
read them in the )ook of the .hronic*es of the Fin"s of Judah<
:here erupted war between Rehoboam and Jeroboam continua**!,
&nd Rehoboam s*ept with his fathers and became buried with his fathers
in the cit! of David( and %&J'
his mother had the name of Naamah the
&mmonitess, &nd &bi0am his son became kin" in his p*ace,
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