First Kings 13


13:1 And behold, there came a man of God out of Judah by the
 word of the LORD to Beth-el: and Jeroboam stood by the altar to
 burn incense.
13:2 And he cried against the altar in the word of the LORD, and
 said, O altar, altar, thus saith the LORD; Behold, a child
 shall be born to the house of David, Josiah by name; and upon
 thee shall he offer the priests of the high places that burn
 incense upon thee, and men's bones shall be burnt upon thee.
13:3 And he gave a sign 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.
13:4 And it came to pass when king Jeroboam heard the saying of
 the man of God, who had cried against the altar in Beth-el,
 that he put forth his hand from the altar, saying, Lay hold on
 him. And his hand, which he put forth against him, dried up, so
 that he could not draw it to him again.
13:5 The altar also was rent, 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.
13:6 And the king answered and said to the man of God, Entreat
 now the face of the LORD thy God, and pray for me, that my hand
 may be restored to me again. And the man of God besought the
 LORD, and the king's hand was restored to him again, and became
 as [it was] before.
13:7 And the king said to the man of God, Come home with me, and
 refresh thyself, and I will give thee a reward.
13:8 And the man of God said to the king, If thou wilt give me
 half thy house, I will not go in with thee, neither will I eat
 bread nor drink water in this place:
13:9 For so was it charged me by the word of the LORD, saying,
 Eat no bread, nor drink water, nor turn again by the same way
 that thou camest.
13:10 So he went another way, and returned not by the way that
 he came to Beth-el.
13:11 Now there dwelt an old prophet in Beth-el; and his sons
 came and told him all the works that the man of God had done
 that day in Beth-el: the words which he had spoken to the king,
 them they told also to their father.
13:12 And their father said to them, What way went he? for his
 sons had seen what way the man of God went, who came from
 Judah.
13:13 And he said to his sons, Saddle me the ass. So they
 saddled him the ass: and he rode upon it.
13:14 And went after the man of God, and found him sitting under
 an oak: and he said to him, [Art] thou the man of God that
 camest from Judah? And he said, I [am].
13:15 Then he said to him, Come home with me, and eat bread.
13:16 And he said, I may not return with thee, nor go in with
 thee: neither will I eat bread nor drink water with thee in
 this place:
13:17 For 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.
13:18 He said to him, I [am] a prophet also as thou [art]; and
 an angel spoke to me by the word of the LORD, saying, Bring him
 back with thee into thy house, that he may eat bread and drink
 water. [But] he lied to him.
13:19 So he went back with him, and ate bread in his house, and
 drank water.
13:20 And it came to pass, as they sat at the table, that the
 word of the LORD came to the prophet that brought him back:
13:21 And he cried to the man of God that came from Judah,
 saying, Thus saith the LORD, Forasmuch as thou hast disobeyed
 the mouth of the LORD, and hast not kept the commandment which
 the LORD thy God commanded thee,
13:22 But hast returned, and hast eaten bread and drank water in
 the place, of which [the LORD] said to thee, Eat no bread, and
 drink no water; thy carcass shall not come to the sepulcher of
 thy fathers.
13:23 And it came to pass, after he had eaten bread, and after
 he had drank, that he saddled for him the ass, [to wit], for
 the prophet whom he had brought back.
13:24 And when he had gone, a lion 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.
13:25 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] in the city where the old prophet dwelt.
13:26 And when the prophet that brought him back from the way
 heard [of it], he said, It [is] the man of God, who was
 disobedient to the word of the LORD: therefore the LORD hath
 delivered him to the lion, which hath torn him, and slain him,
 according to the word of the LORD, which he spoke to him.
13:27 And he spoke to his sons, saying, Saddle me the ass. And
 they saddled [him].
13:28 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 the carcass, nor torn the ass.
13:29 And the prophet took up the carcass of the man of God, and
 laid it upon the ass, and brought it back: and the old prophet
 came to the city, to mourn and to bury him.
13:30 And he laid his carcass in his own grave; and they mourned
 over him, [saying], Alas, my brother!
13:31 And it came to pass, after he had buried him, that he
 spoke to his sons, saying, When I am dead, then bury me in the
 sepulcher in which the man of God [is] buried; lay my bones
 beside his bones:
13:32 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, shall surely
 come to pass.
13:33 After this thing Jeroboam returned not from his evil way,
 but made again of the lowest of the people priests of the high
 places: whoever would, he consecrated him, and he became [one]
 of the priests of the high places.
13:34 And this thing became sin to the house of Jeroboam, even
 to cut [it off], and to destroy [it] from the face of the
 earth.
 
 

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