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1 Kings 13 :: Revised Standard Version (RSV)

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Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 13:1 - And behold, a man of God came out of Judah by the word of the LORD to Bethel. Jerobo'am was standing by the altar to burn incense.

Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 13:2 - And the man 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, Josi'ah by name; and he shall sacrifice upon you the priests of the high places who burn incense upon you, and men's bones shall be burned upon you.'"

Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 13:3 - And he gave a sign the same day, saying, "This is the sign that the LORD has spoken: 'Behold, the altar shall be torn down, and the ashes that are upon it shall be poured out.'"

Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 13:4 - And when the king heard the saying of the man of God, which he cried against the altar at Bethel, Jerobo'am stretched out his hand from the altar, saying, "Lay hold of him." And his hand, which he stretched out against him, dried up, so that he could not draw it back to himself.

Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 13:5 - The altar also was torn down, 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.

Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 13:6 - And the king said to the man of God, "Entreat now the favor of the LORD your God, and pray for me, that my hand may be restored to me." And the man of God entreated the LORD; and the king's hand was restored to him, and became as it was before.

Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 13:7 - And the king said to the man of God, "Come home with me, and refresh yourself, and I will give you a reward."

Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 13:8 - And the man of God said to the king, "If you give me half your house, I will not go in with you. And I will not eat bread or drink water in this place;

Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 13:9 - for so was it commanded me by the word of the LORD, saying, 'You shall neither eat bread, nor drink water, nor return by the way that you came.'"

Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 13:10 - So he went another way, and did not return by the way that he came to Bethel.

Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 13:11 - Now there dwelt an old prophet in Bethel. And his sons came and told him all that the man of God had done that day in Bethel; the words also which he had spoken to the king, they told to their father.

Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 13:12 - And their father said to them, "Which way did he go?" And his sons showed him the way which the man of God who came from Judah had gone.

Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 13:13 - And he said to his sons, "Saddle the ass for me." So they saddled the ass for him and he mounted it.

Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 13:14 - And he went after the man of God, and found him sitting under an oak; and he said to him, "Are you the man of God who came from Judah?" And he said, "I am."

Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 13:15 - Then he said to him, "Come home with me and eat bread."

Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 13:16 - And he said, "I may not return with you, or go in with you; neither will I eat bread nor drink water with you in this place;

Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 13:17 - for it was said to me by the word of the LORD, 'You shall neither eat bread nor drink water there, nor return by the way that you came.'"

Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 13:18 - And he said to him, "I also am a prophet as you are, and an angel spoke to me by the word of the LORD, saying, 'Bring him back with you into your house that he may eat bread and drink water.'" But he lied to him.

Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 13:19 - So he went back with him, and ate bread in his house, and drank water.

Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 13:20 - And as they sat at the table, the word of the LORD came to the prophet who had brought him back;

Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 13:21 - and he cried to the man of God who came from Judah, "Thus says the LORD, 'Because you have disobeyed the word of the LORD, and have not kept the commandment which the LORD your God commanded you,

Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 13:22 - but have come back, and have 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 tomb of your fathers.'"

Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 13:23 - And after he had eaten bread and drunk, he saddled the ass for the prophet whom he had brought back.

Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 13:24 - And as he went away a lion met him on the road and killed him. And his body was thrown in the road, and the ass stood beside it; the lion also stood beside the body.

Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 13:25 - And behold, men passed by, and saw the body thrown in the road, and the lion standing by the body. And they came and told it in the city where the old prophet dwelt.

Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 13:26 - And when the prophet who had brought him back from the way heard of it, he said, "It is the man of God, who disobeyed the word of the LORD; therefore the LORD has given him to the lion, which has torn him and slain him, according to the word which the LORD spoke to him."

Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 13:27 - And he said to his sons, "Saddle the ass for me." And they saddled it.

Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 13:28 - And he went and found his body thrown in the road, and the ass and the lion standing beside the body. The lion had not eaten the body or torn the ass.

Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 13:29 - And the prophet took up the body of the man of God and laid it upon the ass, and brought it back to the city, to mourn and to bury him.

Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 13:30 - And he laid the body in his own grave; and they mourned over him, saying, "Alas, my brother!"

Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 13:31 - And after he had buried him, he said to his sons, "When I die, bury me in the grave in which the man of God is buried; lay my bones beside his bones.

Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 13:32 - 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 Sama'ria, shall surely come to pass."

Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 13:33 - After this thing Jerobo'am did not turn from his evil way, but made priests for the high places again from among all the people; any who would, he consecrated to be priests of the high places.

Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 13:34 - And this thing became sin to the house of Jerobo'am, so as to cut it off and to destroy it from the face of the earth.

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