14 At that time Abijah the son of Jeroboam became sick. 2 And Jeroboam said to his wife, “Please arise, and disguise yourself, that they may not recognize you as the wife of Jeroboam, and go to Shiloh. Indeed, Ahijah the prophet is there, who told me that aI would be king over this people. 3 bAlso take 1with you ten loaves, some cakes, and a jar of honey, and go to him; he will tell you what will become of the child.” 4 And Jeroboam’s wife did so; she arose cand went to Shiloh, and came to the house of Ahijah. But Ahijah could not see, for his eyes were 2glazed by reason of his age.
5 Now the Lord had said to Ahijah, “Here is the wife of Jeroboam, coming to ask you something about her son, for he is sick. Thus and thus you shall say to her; for it will be, when she comes in, that she will pretend to be another woman.”
6 And so it was, when Ahijah heard the sound of her footsteps as she came through the door, he said, “Come in, wife of Jeroboam. Why do you pretend to be another person? For I have been sent to you with bad news. 7 Go, tell Jeroboam, ‘Thus says the Lord God of Israel: d“Because I exalted you from among the people, and made you ruler over My people Israel, 8 and etore the kingdom away from the house of David, and gave it to you; and yet you have not been as My servant David, fwho kept My commandments and who followed Me with all his heart, to do only what was right in My eyes; 9 but you have done more evil than all who were before you, gfor you have gone and made for yourself other gods and molded images to provoke Me to anger, and hhave cast Me behind your back—10 therefore behold! iI will bring disaster on the house of Jeroboam, and jwill cut off from Jeroboam every male in Israel, kbond and free; I will take away the remnant of the house of Jeroboam, as one takes away refuse until it is all gone. 11 The dogs shall eat lwhoever belongs to Jeroboam and dies in the city, and the birds of the air shall eat whoever dies in the field; for the Lord has spoken!” ’ 12 Arise therefore, go to your own house. mWhen your feet enter the city, the child shall die. 13 And all Israel shall mourn for him and bury him, for he is the only one of Jeroboam who shall 3come to the grave, because in him nthere is found something good toward the Lord God of Israel in the house of Jeroboam.
14 o“Moreover the Lord will raise up for Himself a king over Israel who shall cut off the house of Jeroboam; 4this is the day. What? Even now! 15 For the Lord will strike Israel, as a reed is shaken in the water. He will puproot Israel from this qgood land which He gave to their fathers, and will scatter them rbeyond 5the River, sbecause they have made their 6wooden images, provoking the Lord to anger. 16 And He will give Israel up because of the sins of Jeroboam, twho sinned and who made Israel sin.”
17 Then Jeroboam’s wife arose and departed, and came to uTirzah. vWhen she came to the threshold of the house, the child died. 18 And they buried him; and all Israel mourned for him, waccording to the word of the Lord which He spoke through His servant Ahijah the prophet.
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