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  • PARALLEL BIBLE - 1 Kings 13:19


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    King James Bible - 1 Kings 13:19

    So he went back with him, and did eat bread in his house, and drank water.

    World English Bible

    So he went back with him, and ate
    bread in his house, and drank water.

    Douay-Rheims - 1 Kings 13:19

    And brought him back with him: so he ate
    bread and drank water in his house.

    Webster's Bible Translation

    So he went back with him, and ate
    bread in his house, and drank water.

    Original Hebrew

    וישׁב
    7725 אתו 854 ויאכל 398 לחם 3899 בביתו 1004 וישׁת 8354 מים׃ 4325

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    VERSE (19) -
    :9 Ge 3:6 De 13:1,3,5; 18:20 Ac 4:19 2Pe 2:18,19

    SEV Biblia, Chapter 13:19

    Entonces volvió con él, y comió del pan en su casa, y bebió del agua.

    Clarke's Bible Commentary - 1 Kings 13:19

    Verse 19. So he went back with him] He permitted himself to be imposed on; he might have thought, as he had accomplished every purpose for which
    God sent him, and had actually begun to return by another way, God, who had given him the charge, had authority to say, "As thy purpose was to obey every injunction, even to the letter, I now permit thee to go with this old prophet, and take some refreshment." Now God might as well have dispensed with this part of the injunction, as he did in the case of Abraham: Take thy son Isaac, thy only son, whom thou lovest-and offer him for a burnt-offering; but, when he saw his perfect readiness, he dispensed with the actual offering, and accepted a ram in his stead. Thus much may be said in vindication of the man of God: but if this be so, why should he be punished with death, for doing what he had reason and precedent to believe might be the will of God? I answer: He should not have taken a step back, till he had remission of the clause from the same authority which gave him the general message. He should have had it from the word of the Lord to himself, in both cases, as Abraham had; and not taken an apparent contradiction of what was before delivered unto him, from the mouth of a stranger, who only professed to have it from an angel, who pretended to speak unto him by the word of the Lord.

    In this, and in this alone, lay the sinfulness of the act of the man of God, who came out of Judah.


    John Gill's Bible Commentary

    Ver. 19. So he went back with him , etc.] In which he sinned; for as he had most certainly the command of God not to eat and drink in that place, he ought to have had the countermand from the Lord, and not trusted to another person. There are some things indeed which may be said in his favour, and be an apology for him, as that this man was an ancient prophet of the Lord, as he appeared to him; and that though he was forbid to eat and drink with idolaters, yet he thought he might with a prophet of the Lord, and especially as he affirmed he had the direction of an angel of the Lord for it; nor could he conceive that the prophet had any interest to serve by it, but rather it might be chargeable and burdensome to him; and he might think the Lord, out of compassion on him, had countermanded his former orders, and the circumstances he was in might the more incline him to listen to these plausible pretences; but, after all, he ought to have taken no directions but from the Lord himself; in this he failed: and did eat bread in his house, and drink water ; contrary to the express command of God.

    Matthew Henry Commentary

    Verses 11-22 - The old
    prophet's conduct proves that he was not really a godly man When the change took place under Jeroboam, he preferred his ease an interest to his religion. He took a very bad method to bring the goo prophet back. It was all a lie. Believers are most in danger of being drawn from their duty by plausible pretences of holiness. We may wonde that the wicked prophet went unpunished, while the holy man of God wa suddenly and severely punished. What shall we make of this? The judgments of God are beyond our power to fathom; and there is judgment to come. Nothing can excuse any act of wilful disobedience This shows what they must expect who hearken to the great deceiver They that yield to him as a tempter, will be terrified by him as tormentor. Those whom he now fawns upon, he will afterwards fly upon and whom he draws into sin, he will try to drive to despair.


    Original Hebrew

    וישׁב 7725 אתו 854 ויאכל 398 לחם 3899 בביתו 1004 וישׁת 8354 מים׃ 4325


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