1 H2009 And, behold, H935 there came H376 a man H430 of God H3063 out of Judah H1697 by the word H3068 of the LORD H1008 to Bethel: H3379 and Jeroboam H5975 stood H4196 by the altar H6999 to burn H6999 incense.
2 H7121 And he cried H5921 against H4196 the altar H1697 in the word H3068 of the LORD, H559 and said, H4196 O altar, H4196 altar, H3541 thus H559 said H3068 the LORD; H2009 Behold, H1121 a child H3205 shall be born H1004 to the house H1732 of David, H2977 Josiah H8034 by name; H2076 and on you shall he offer H3548 the priests H1116 of the high H6999 places that burn H6999 incense H120 on you, and men’s H6106 bones H8313 shall be burnt on you.
3 H5414 And he gave H4159 a sign H1931 the same H3117 day, H559 saying, H2088 This H4159 is the sign H834 which H3068 the LORD H1696 has spoken; H2009 Behold, H4196 the altar H7167 shall be rent, H1880 and the ashes H8210 that are on it shall be poured out.
4 H1961 And it came H4428 to pass, when king H3379 Jeroboam H8085 heard H1697 the saying H376 of the man H430 of God, H834 which H7121 had cried H5921 against H4196 the altar H1008 in Bethel, H7971 that he put H7971 forth H3027 his hand H4196 from the altar, H559 saying, H8610 Lay hold H3027 on him. And his hand, H834 which H7971 he put H7971 forth H5921 against H3001 him, dried H3201 up, so that he could H7725 not pull H7725 it in again to him.
5 H4196 The altar H7167 also was rent, H1880 and the ashes H8210 poured H4196 out from the altar, H4159 according to the sign H834 which H376 the man H430 of God H5414 had given H1697 by the word H3068 of the LORD.
6 H4428 And the king H6030 answered H559 and said H376 to the man H430 of God, H2470 Entreat H4994 now H6440 the face H3068 of the LORD H430 your God, H6419 and pray H3027 for me, that my hand H7725 may be restored H7725 me again. H376 And the man H430 of God H2470 sought H3068 the LORD, H4428 and the king’s H3027 hand H7725 was restored H7725 him again, H1961 and became H7223 as it was before.
7 H4428 And the king H1696 said H376 to the man H430 of God, H935 Come H1004 home H5582 with me, and refresh H5414 yourself, and I will give H4991 you a reward.
8 H376 And the man H430 of God H559 said H4428 to the king, H518 If H5414 you will give H2677 me half H1004 your house, H935 I will not go H3808 in with you, neither H398 will I eat H3899 bread H3808 nor H8354 drink H4325 water H2088 in this H4725 place:
9 H3651 For so H6680 was it charged H1697 me by the word H3068 of the LORD, H559 saying, H398 Eat H3808 no H3899 bread, H3808 nor H8354 drink H4325 water, H3808 nor H7725 turn H7725 again H1870 by the same way H1980 that you came.
10 H3212 So he went H312 another H1870 way, H7725 and returned H1870 not by the way H935 that he came H1008 to Bethel.
11 H3427 Now there dwelled H2205 an old H5030 prophet H1008 in Bethel; H1121 and his sons H935 came H5608 and told H3605 him all H4639 the works H376 that the man H430 of God H6213 had done H3117 that day H1008 in Bethel: H1697 the words H834 which H1696 he had spoken H4428 to the king, H5608 them they told H1 also to their father.
12 H1 And their father H1696 said H335 to them, What H2088 H1870 way H1980 went H1121 he? For his sons H7200 had seen H834 what H1870 way H376 the man H430 of God H1980 went, H834 which H935 came H3063 from Judah.
13 H559 And he said H1121 to his sons, H2280 Saddle H2543 me the ass. H2280 So they saddled H2543 him the ass: H7392 and he rode H5921 thereon,
14 H3212 And went H310 after H376 the man H430 of God, H4672 and found H3427 him sitting H413 under H478 H424 an oak: H559 and he said H376 to him, Are you the man H430 of God H935 that came H3063 from Judah? H559 And he said, I am.
16 H559 And he said, H3201 I may H7725 not return H935 with you, nor go H3808 in with you: neither H398 will I eat H3899 bread H3808 nor H8354 drink H4325 water H2088 with you in this H4725 place:
17 H1697 For it was said H1697 to me by the word H3068 of the LORD, H398 You shall eat H3808 no H3899 bread H3808 nor H8354 drink H4325 water H8033 there, H3808 nor H7725 turn H7725 again H3212 to go H1870 by the way H1980 that you came.
18 H559 He said H5030 to him, I am a prophet H1571 also H4397 as you are; and an angel H1696 spoke H1697 to me by the word H3068 of the LORD, H559 saying, H7725 Bring H7725 him back H413 with you into H1004 your house, H398 that he may eat H3899 bread H8354 and drink H4325 water. H3584 But he lied to him.
19 H7725 So he went H7725 back H398 with him, and did eat H3899 bread H1004 in his house, H8354 and drank H4325 water.
20 H1961 And it came H3427 to pass, as they sat H413 at H7979 the table, H1697 that the word H3068 of the LORD H1961 came H5030 to the prophet H7725 that brought H7725 him back:
21 H7121 And he cried H376 to the man H430 of God H935 that came H3063 from Judah, H559 saying, H3541 Thus H559 said H3068 the LORD, H3282 For as much H834 H4784 as you have disobeyed H6310 the mouth H3068 of the LORD, H8104 and have not kept H4687 the commandment H834 which H3068 the LORD H430 your God H6680 commanded you,
22 H7725 But came H7725 back, H398 and have eaten H3899 bread H8354 and drunk H4325 water H4725 in the place, H834 of the which H1696 the Lord did say H398 to you, Eat H408 no H3899 bread, H8354 and drink H408 no H4325 water; H5038 your carcass H935 shall not come H6913 to the sepulcher H1 of your fathers.
23 H1961 And it came H310 to pass, after H398 he had eaten H3899 bread, H310 and after H8354 he had drunk, H2280 that he saddled H2543 for him the ass, H5030 to wit, for the prophet H834 whom H7725 he had brought H7725 back.
24 H3212 And when he was gone, H738 a lion H4672 met H1870 him by the way, H4191 and slew H5038 him: and his carcass H7993 was cast H1870 in the way, H2543 and the ass H5975 stood H738 by it, the lion H5975 also stood H5038 by the carcass.
25 H2009 And, behold, H582 men H5674 passed H7200 by, and saw H5038 the carcass H7993 cast H1870 in the way, H738 and the lion H5975 standing H5038 by the carcass: H935 and they came H1696 and told H5892 it in the city H834 where H2205 the old H5030 prophet H3427 dwelled.
26 H5030 And when the prophet H7725 that brought H7725 him back H1870 from the way H8085 heard H559 thereof, he said, H376 It is the man H430 of God, H834 who H4784 was disobedient H6310 to the word H3068 of the LORD: H3068 therefore the LORD H5414 has delivered H738 him to the lion, H7665 which has torn H4191 him, and slain H1697 him, according to the word H3068 of the LORD, H834 which H1696 he spoke to him.
27 H1696 And he spoke H1121 to his sons, H559 saying, H2280 Saddle H2543 me the ass. H2280 And they saddled him.
28 H3212 And he went H4672 and found H5038 his carcass H7993 cast H1870 in the way, H2543 and the ass H738 and the lion H5975 standing H5038 by the carcass: H738 the lion H398 had not eaten H5038 the carcass, H3808 nor H7665 torn H2543 the ass.
29 H5030 And the prophet H5375 took H5038 up the carcass H376 of the man H430 of God, H3240 and laid H2543 it on the ass, H7725 and brought H7725 it back: H2205 and the old H5030 prophet H935 came H5892 to the city, H5594 to mourn H6912 and to bury him.
30 H3240 And he laid H5038 his carcass H6913 in his own grave; H5594 and they mourned H5921 over H1945 him, saying, Alas, H251 my brother!
31 H1961 And it came H310 to pass, after H6912 he had buried H559 him, that he spoke H1121 to his sons, H559 saying, H4191 When I am dead, H6912 then bury H6913 me in the sepulcher H834 wherein H376 the man H430 of God H6912 is buried; H3240 lay H6106 my bones H681 beside H6106 his bones:
32 H1697 For the saying H834 which H7121 he cried H1697 by the word H3068 of the LORD H5921 against H4196 the altar H1008 in Bethel, H5921 and against H3605 all H1004 the houses H1116 of the high H834 places which H5892 are in the cities H8111 of Samaria, H3588 shall surely H1961 come to pass.
33 H310 After H2088 this H1697 thing H3379 Jeroboam H7725 returned H7451 not from his evil H1870 way, H6213 but made H7725 again H7098 of the lowest H5971 of the people H3548 priests H1116 of the high H2655 places: whoever would, H3027 he consecrated H1961 him, and he became H3548 one of the priests H1116 of the high places.