SEV Biblia, Chapter 13:4 Y cuando el rey oyó la palabra del varón de Dios, que había clamado contra el altar en Bet-el, extendiendo su mano desde el altar, Jeroboam dijo: Â¡Prendedle! Mas la mano que había extendido contra él, se le secó, que no la pudo tornar a sí.
Clarke's Bible Commentary - 1 Kings 13:4 Verse 4. Lay hold on him.] No doubt, stretching out his own hand at the same time, through rage, pride, and haste, to execute his own orders.
And his hand dried up] The whole arm became suddenly rigid; the nerves no longer communicated their influence, and the muscles ceased to obey the dictates of the will.
John Gill's Bible Commentary Ver. 4. And it came to pass, when King Jeroboam heard the saying of the man of God, who had cried against the altar in Bethel , etc.] He was highly provoked: so that he put forth his hand from the altar; on which he was burning incense: saying, lay hold on him ; he put forth his hand, and either shook it at the prophet, threatening what he would do to him; or as beckoning to the people to seize him, and which he also expressed: and his hand, which he put forth against him, dried up, so that he could not pull it in again to him ; he could not move it one way nor another, but it remained in the same position, the nerves and muscles being shrunk; which was a further confirmation of the prophet’s mission from God, being one of those concerning whom he says, “do my prophets no harm”, and a fresh token of the certain performance of what he had said.
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 ויהי 1961 כשׁמע 8085 המלך 4428 את 853 דבר 1697 אישׁ 376 האלהים 430 אשׁר 834 קרא 7121 על 5921 המזבח 4196 בבית אל 1008 וישׁלח 7971 ירבעם 3379 את 853 ידו 3027 מעל 5921 המזבח 4196 לאמר 559 תפשׂהו 8610 ותיבשׁ 3001 ידו 3027 אשׁר 834 שׁלח 7971 עליו 5921 ולא 3808 יכל 3201 להשׁיבה 7725 אליו׃ 413