1 There came to Bethel at Yahweh's command a man of God from Judah, just as Jeroboam was standing by the altar to offer the sacrifice,
2Kgs 23:17 1Kgs 12:32-33 1Kgs 12:22 1Thess 4:15 1Kgs 13:5 1Kgs 13:9 1Kgs 13:26
2 and at Yahweh's command this man denounced the altar. 'Altar, altar,' he said, 'Yahweh says this, "A son is to be born to the House of David, Josiah by name, and on you he will slaughter the priests of the high places who have offered sacrifice on you, and on you he will burn human bones."
1Kgs 13:32 2Chr 34:1 2Chr 34:4-7 2Kgs 22:1-2 2Kgs 23:15-18 Deut 32:1 Ezek 36:1
3 At the same time he gave a sign. 'This is the sign', he said, 'that Yahweh has spoken, "This altar will burst apart and the ashes which are on it will be spilt." '
1Cor 1:22 Exod 4:3-5 John 2:18 Judg 6:17 1Sam 2:34 2Kgs 20:8 Deut 13:1-3
4 When the king heard how the man of God denounced the altar of Bethel, he stretched out his hand from the altar, saying, 'Seize him!' But the hand he stretched out against the man withered, and he could not draw it back,
2Chr 16:10 2Chr 18:25-27 2Chr 25:15-16 2Kgs 6:18-20 Acts 6:12-14 Acts 9:4-5 Acts 13:8-11
5 and the altar burst apart and the ashes from the altar were spilt, in accordance with the sign given by the man of God at Yahweh's command.
1Kgs 13:3 1Kgs 22:28 1Kgs 22:35 Acts 5:1-10 Deut 18:22 Exod 9:18-25 Jer 28:16-17
6 The king said to the man of God, 'I beg you to placate Yahweh your God, and so restore me the use of my hand.' The man of God placated Yahweh; the king's hand was restored as it had been before.
Acts 8:24 Exod 8:8 Exod 9:28 Exod 10:17 Luke 6:27-28 Exod 8:28 Num 21:7
7 The king then said to the man of God, 'Come home with me and refresh yourself, and I shall give you a present,'
2Kgs 5:15 1Sam 9:7-8 1Pet 5:2 Acts 8:18-20 Gen 18:5 Jer 40:5 Judg 13:15
8 but the man of God replied to the king, 'Were you to give me half your palace, I would not go with you. I will eat and drink nothing here,
Num 22:18 Num 24:13 1Kgs 13:16-17 2Cor 11:9-10 2Kgs 5:16 2Kgs 5:26-27 Exod 5:3
9 for I have had Yahweh's order, "You are to eat or drink nothing, nor to return by the way you came." '
1Cor 5:11 1Kgs 13:1 1Kgs 13:21-22 1Sam 15:22 2John 1:10-11 Deut 13:13-18 Eph 5:11
10 And he left by another road and did not return by the way he had come to Bethel.
11 Now there was an old prophet living in Bethel, and his sons came to tell him all that the man of God had done in Bethel that day; and the words which he had said to the king, they told these to their father too.
2Kgs 23:18 1Kgs 13:20-21 1Kgs 13:25 1Sam 10:11 1Tim 3:5 2Pet 2:16 Ezek 13:2
12 'Which road did he take?' their father asked. His sons showed him the road which the man of God who came from Judah had taken.
13 'Saddle the donkey for me,' he said to his sons; they saddled the donkey for him and he mounted.
1Kgs 13:27 2Sam 19:26 Judg 5:10 Judg 10:4 Num 22:21
14 He followed the man of God and found him sitting under a terebinth. 'Are you the man of God', he said, 'who came from Judah?' 'I am,' he replied.
1Cor 4:11-12 1Kgs 19:4 2Cor 11:27 John 4:6 John 4:34 Phil 4:12-13
15 'Come home with me,' he said, 'and take some food.'
16 'I cannot go back with you,' he answered, 'or eat or drink anything here,
1Kgs 13:8-9 Gen 3:1-3 Matt 4:10 Matt 16:23 Num 22:13 Num 22:19
17 for I have received Yahweh's order, "You are to eat or drink nothing there, nor to return by the way you came." '
1Kgs 20:35 1Thess 4:15 1Kgs 13:1
18 'I too am a prophet like you,' the other replied, 'and an angel told me this by Yahweh's command, "Bring him back with you to your house to eat and drink." ' He was lying to him.
1John 4:1 Matt 7:15 Num 22:35 2Cor 11:3 2Cor 11:13-15 2Pet 2:1 Ezek 13:9-10
19 The man of God went back with him; he ate and drank at his house.
1Kgs 13:9 2Pet 2:18-19 Acts 4:19 Deut 13:1 Deut 13:3 Deut 13:5 Deut 18:20
20 As they were sitting at table a word of Yahweh came to the prophet who had brought him back,
1Cor 13:2 John 11:51 Matt 7:22 Num 23:5 Num 23:16 Num 24:4 Num 24:16-24
21 and he addressed the man of God who came from Judah. 'Yahweh says this,' he said. ' "Since you have defied Yahweh's command and not obeyed the orders which Yahweh your God gave you,
1Kgs 13:17 1Sam 4:18 1Sam 13:13-14 1Sam 15:19 1Sam 15:22-24 2Sam 6:7 2Sam 12:9-11
22 but have come back and eaten and drunk where he forbade you to eat and drink, your corpse will never reach the tomb of your ancestors." '
1Kgs 13:30 1Kgs 14:13 2Chr 21:19-20 Isa 14:18-20 Jer 22:18-19
23 After he had eaten and drunk, the prophet saddled the donkey for him, and he turned about and went away.
24 A lion met him on the road and killed him; his corpse lay stretched out on the road; the donkey stood there beside it; the lion stood by the corpse too.
1Kgs 20:36 1Cor 11:31-32 1Pet 4:17-18 2Kgs 2:24 Amos 5:19 Prov 22:13 Prov 26:13
25 People going by saw the corpse lying on the road and the lion standing by the corpse, and went and spoke about it in the town where the old prophet lived.
26 When the prophet who had made the man turn back heard about it, he said, 'That is the man of God who defied Yahweh's command! Yahweh has handed him over to the lion, which has mauled and killed him, just as Yahweh had foretold it would.'
1Cor 11:30 2Sam 12:10 2Sam 12:14 Ezek 9:6 Heb 12:28-29 Lev 10:3 Ps 119:120
27 He said to his sons, 'Saddle the donkey for me,' and they saddled it.
28 He set off and found the man's corpse lying on the road with the donkey and the lion standing beside the corpse; the lion had neither eaten the corpse nor mauled the donkey.
1Kgs 17:4 1Kgs 17:6 Acts 16:26 Dan 3:22 Dan 3:27-28 Dan 6:22-24 Heb 11:33-34
29 The prophet lifted the corpse of the man of God and put it on the donkey and brought it back to the town where he lived to hold mourning for him and bury him.
30 He laid the corpse in his own tomb, and they raised the mourning cry for him, 'Alas, my brother!'
Jer 22:18 1Kgs 14:13 Acts 8:2
31 After burying him, the prophet said to his sons, 'When I die, bury me in the same tomb as the man of God, lay my bones beside his.
2Kgs 23:17-18 Eccl 8:10 Luke 16:22-23 Num 23:10 Ps 26:9
32 For the word he uttered at Yahweh's command against the altar of Bethel and against all the shrines of the high places in the towns of Samaria will certainly come true.'
1Kgs 16:24 1Kgs 13:2 1Kgs 12:31 Lev 26:30 2Kgs 23:16-19 1Kgs 12:29 2Chr 25:13
33 Jeroboam did not give up his wicked ways after this incident, but went on appointing priests for the high places from the common people. He consecrated as priests of the high places any who wished to be.
2Chr 11:15 2Chr 13:9 1Kgs 12:31-33 2Tim 3:13 Amos 6:11 Exod 28:41 Jer 18:4
34 Such conduct made the House of Jeroboam a sinful House, and caused its ruin and extinction from the face of the earth.
1Kgs 12:30 1Kgs 14:10 1Kgs 15:29-30 2Kgs 17:21 1Kgs 12:26 2Kgs 10:31 Prov 13:6