SEV Biblia, Chapter 13:2 él clamó contra el altar por palabra del SEÑOR, y dijo: Altar, altar, así dijo el SEÑOR: He aquí que a la casa de David nacerá un hijo, llamado Josías, el cual sacrificará sobre ti a los sacerdotes de los altos que queman sobre ti incienso; y sobre ti quemarán huesos de hombres.
Clarke's Bible Commentary - 1 Kings 13:2 Verse 2. He cried against the altar] He denounced the destruction of this idolatrous system.
A child shall be born-Josiah by name] This is one of the most remarkable and most singular prophecies in the Old Testament. It here most circumstantially foretells a fact which took place three hundred and forty years after the prediction; a fact which was attested by the two nations.
The Jews, in whose behalf this prophecy was delivered, would guard it most sacredly; and it was the interest of the Israelites, against whom it was levelled, to impugn its authenticity and expose its falsehood, had this been possible. This prediction not only showed the knowledge of God, but his power. He gave, as it were, this warning to idolatry, that it might be on its guard, and defend itself against this Josiah whenever a person of that name should be found sitting on the throne of David; and no doubt it was on the alert, and took all prudent measures for its own defense; but all in vain, for Josiah, in the eighteenth year of his reign, literally accomplished this prophecy, as we may read, 2 Kings xxiii. 15-20. And from this latter place we find that the prophecy had three permanent testimonials of its truth. 1.
The house of Israel; 2. The house of Judah; and, 3. The tomb of the prophet who delivered this prophecy, who, being slain by a lion, was brought back and buried at Beth-el, the superscription on whose tomb remained till the day on which Josiah destroyed that altar, and burnt dead men's bones upon it. See above, verses 16-18.
John Gill's Bible Commentary Ver. 2. And he cried against the altar in the word of the Lord , etc.] By his order and command: and said, O altar, altar ; addressing himself not to Jeroboam, but the altar, thereby reproving his stupidity, the altar being as ready to hear as he; and because that was what moved the indignation of the Lord; and the word is repeated, to show the vehemency of the prophet’s spirit, and his zeal against it; though the Jews commonly say it respects both altars, that at Dan, as well as this at Bethel: thus saith the Lord, a child shall be born unto the house of David, Josiah by name ; who was not born until three hundred years after this, according to the Jewish writers f325 : but it is generally reckoned to be more, even three hundred and fifty or three hundred and sixty years; this is a clear proof of the prescience, predetermination, and providence of God with respect to future events, contingent ones, such as depend upon the will of men; for what more so than giving a name to a child? upon thee shall he offer the priests of the high places that burn incense upon thee, and men’s bones shall be burnt upon thee ; all which was fulfilled by Josiah, ( 2 Kings 23:15,16,20), it may be read, “the bones of a man”, which the Jews understand of Jeroboam; but may only signify that, instead of the bones of beasts, which were burnt on it, the bones of men should be burnt, and even of the priests themselves; a glaring proof this of the truth of prophecy, and of divine revelation.
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.
Original Hebrew ויקרא 7121 על 5921 המזבח 4196 בדבר 1697 יהוה 3068 ויאמר 559 מזבח 4196 מזבח 4196 כה 3541 אמר 559 יהוה 3068 הנה 2009 בן 1121 נולד 3205 לבית 1004 דוד 1732 יאשׁיהו 2977 שׁמו 8034 וזבח 2076 עליך 5921 את 853 כהני 3548 הבמות 1116 המקטרים 6999 עליך 5921 ועצמות 6106 אדם 120 ישׂרפו 8313 עליך׃ 5921