SEV Biblia, Chapter 13:1 Â¶ Y he aquí que un varón de Dios por palabra del SEÑOR vino de Judá a Bet-el; y estando Jeroboam al altar para quemar incienso,
Clarke's Bible Commentary - 1 Kings 13:1 Verse 1. There came a man of God] Who this was we know not. The Chaldee, Syriac, and Arabic call him a prophet. The Vulgate and Septuagint follow the Hebrew, µyhla ya ish elohim means a Divine person, one wholly devoted to God's service. Some have thought it was Shemaiah, others Joel, and others Iddo. It could not have been the latter, for he wrote the acts of Jeroboam, 2 Chron. ix. 29, and the prophet was killed before he returned home; but conjecture is idle on such a subject.
Jeroboam stood by the altar] Like gods, like priest; he made himself high priest, and he took of the lowest of the people, and made them priests of the high places; they proved themselves to be fools by worshipping calves.
John Gill's Bible Commentary Ver. 1. And, behold, there came a man of God out of Judah , etc.] Whom Josephus calls Jadon, perhaps the same with Iddo, who is by the Jewish writers generally thought to be this man of God, and which may seem to be countenanced by ( 2 Chronicles 9:29) but cannot be, because this man was quickly slain, whereas Iddo lived after Rehoboam, and wrote his acts, first and last, nay, after Ahijah his son, ( 2 Chronicles 13:22) and for the same reason Shemaiah cannot be the man of God, ( 1 Kings 12:22), though Tertullian calls him Sameas, and designs Shemaiah: but, whoever he was, he came by the word of the Lord to Bethel : that is, by his command: and Jeroboam stood by the altar to burn incense ; at the time he came, ( 1 Kings 12:33).
Matthew Henry Commentary Verses 1-10 - In threatening the altar, the prophet threatens the founder an worshippers. Idolatrous worship will not continue, but the word of the Lord will endure for ever. The prediction plainly declared that the family of David would continue, and support true religion, when the te tribes would not be able to resist them. If God, in justice, harden the hearts of sinners, so that the hand they have stretched out in sin the cannot pull in again by repentance, that is a spiritual judgment represented by this, and much more dreadful. Jeroboam looked for help not from his calves, but from God only, from his power, and his favour The time may come when those that hate the preaching, would be glad of the prayers of faithful ministers. Jeroboam does not desire the prophe to pray that his sin might be pardoned, and his heart changed, but onl that his hand might be restored. He seemed affected for the presen with both the judgment and the mercy, but the impression wore off. God forbade his messenger to eat or drink in Bethel, to show his detestation of their idolatry and apostacy from God, and to teach u not to have fellowship with the works of darkness. Those have no learned self-denial, who cannot forbear one forbidden meal.
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