Rotherham(i) 1 And lo! a man of God, came in out of Judah, by the word of Yahweh, unto Bethel,—as Jeroboam was standing by the altar, to make a perfume. 2 And he made proclamation against the altar, by the word of Yahweh, and said, O altar! altar! Thus, saith Yahweh,—Lo! a son to be born unto the house of David, Josiah his name, who shall sacrifice upon thee the priests of the high-places, who are making a perfume upon thee, and, human bones, shall be burned upon thee; 3 and he shall give, on that day, a sign, saying, This, is the sign of which Yahweh hath spoken,—Lo! the altar, is to be rent, and the ashes that are upon thee shall be, poured out! 4 And it came to pass, when the king heard the word of the man of God which he proclaimed against the altar in Bethel, Jeroboam thrust forth his hand, from off the altar, saying—Lay hold of him! and his hand which he had thrust forth against him was dried up, that he could not draw it back to him. 5 Moreover, the altar, 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 Yahweh. 6 Then responded the king and said unto the man of God—Appease, I pray thee, the face of Yahweh thy God, and pray for me, that my hand may be restored unto me. So the man of God appeased the face of Yahweh, and the hand of the king was restored unto him, and became as aforetime. 7 Then spake the king unto the man of God, Come home with me, and refresh thyself,—and let me give thee a present. 8 But the man of God said unto the king—If thou wouldst give me the half of thy house, I would not go in with thee,—neither would I eat bread or drink water, in this place; 9 for, so, he charged me, by the word of Yahweh, saying, Thou shalt not eat bread, nor shalt thou drink water,—neither shalt thou come back by the way thou wentest. 10 So he departed another way,—and went not back by the way by which he came unto Bethel.