1 Kings 11:30
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New International Version
and Ahijah took hold of the new cloak he was wearing and tore it into twelve pieces.

New Living Translation
and Ahijah took hold of the new cloak he was wearing and tore it into twelve pieces.

English Standard Version
Then Ahijah laid hold of the new garment that was on him, and tore it into twelve pieces.

New American Standard Bible
Then Ahijah took hold of the new cloak which was on him and tore it into twelve pieces.

King James Bible
And Ahijah caught the new garment that was on him, and rent it in twelve pieces:

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Then Ahijah took hold of the new cloak he had on, tore it into 12 pieces,

International Standard Version
Ahijah grabbed the new cloak that he was wearing and tore it into twelve pieces!

NET Bible
and he grabbed the robe and tore it into twelve pieces.

New Heart English Bible
And Ahijah laid hold of the new garment that was on him, and tore it in twelve pieces.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Ahijah took his new garment and tore it into 12 pieces.

JPS Tanakh 1917
And Ahijah laid hold of the new garment that was on him, and rent it in twelve pieces.

New American Standard 1977
Then Ahijah took hold of the new cloak which was on him, and tore it into twelve pieces.

Jubilee Bible 2000
And Ahijah caught the new garment that was on him and rent it in twelve pieces;

King James 2000 Bible
And Ahijah caught the new garment that was on him, and tore it in twelve pieces:

American King James Version
And Ahijah caught the new garment that was on him, and rent it in twelve pieces:

American Standard Version
And Ahijah laid hold of the new garment that was on him, and rent it in twelve pieces.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And Ahias taking his new garment, wherewith he was clad, divided it into twelve parts:

Darby Bible Translation
Then Ahijah seized the new garment that was on him, and rent it in twelve pieces;

English Revised Version
And Ahijah laid hold of the new garment that was on him, and rent it in twelve pieces.

Webster's Bible Translation
And Ahijah caught the new garment that was on him, and rent it in twelve pieces:

World English Bible
Ahijah laid hold of the new garment that was on him, and tore it in twelve pieces.

Young's Literal Translation
and Ahijah layeth hold on the new garment that is on him, and rendeth it -- twelve pieces,
Study Bible
Jeroboam's Rebellion
29It came about at that time, when Jeroboam went out of Jerusalem, that the prophet Ahijah the Shilonite found him on the road. Now Ahijah had clothed himself with a new cloak; and both of them were alone in the field. 30Then Ahijah took hold of the new cloak which was on him and tore it into twelve pieces. 31He said to Jeroboam, "Take for yourself ten pieces; for thus says the LORD, the God of Israel, 'Behold, I will tear the kingdom out of the hand of Solomon and give you ten tribes…
Cross References
1 Samuel 15:27
As Samuel turned to go, Saul seized the edge of his robe, and it tore.

1 Samuel 15:28
So Samuel said to him, "The LORD has torn the kingdom of Israel from you today and has given it to your neighbor, who is better than you.

2 Samuel 19:43
But the men of Israel answered the men of Judah and said, "We have ten parts in the king, therefore we also have more claim on David than you. Why then did you treat us with contempt? Was it not our advice first to bring back our king?" Yet the words of the men of Judah were harsher than the words of the men of Israel.
Treasury of Scripture

And Ahijah caught the new garment that was on him, and rent it in twelve pieces:

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1 Samuel 15:27,28 And as Samuel turned about to go away, he laid hold on the skirt …

1 Samuel 24:4,5 And the men of David said to him, Behold the day of which the LORD …

(30) Rent it in twelve pieces.--The use of symbolical acts is frequent in subsequent prophecy (especially see Jeremiah 13:1; Jeremiah 19:1; Jeremiah 27:2; Ezekiel 4, 5, Ezekiel 12:1-7; Ezekiel 24:3; Ezekiel 24:15), often alternating with symbolical visions and symbolical parables or allegories. The object is, of course, to arrest attention, and call out the inquiry (Ezekiel 24:19): "Wilt thou not tell us what these things are to us?" Ahijah's rending of his own new garment is used, like Saul's rending of Samuel's mantle (1Samuel 15:27-28), to symbolise the rending away of the kingdom. (See 1Kings 11:11-13.)

Verse 30. - And Ahijah caught [This English word almost implies that it was Jeroboam's garment (cf. Genesis 39:12); but the original simply means "laid hold of."] the new garment that was on him, and rent [same word as in vers. 11, 12, 13] it in twelve pieces. [The first instance of an "acted parable" (Rawlinson).] And Ahijah caught the new garment that was on him,.... This looks as if it was Jeroboam's garment, having got a new one to appear before the king in; though the sense may be this, that the prophet took hold of his own garment that was upon himself:

and rent it in twelve pieces; as symbolical of the twelve tribes of Israel. 11:26-40 In telling the reason why God rent the kingdom from the house of Solomon, Ahijah warned Jeroboam to take heed of sinning away his preferment. Yet the house of David must be supported; out of it the Messiah would arise. Solomon sought to kill his successor. Had not he taught others, that whatever devices are in men's hearts, the counsel of the Lord shall stand? Yet he himself thinks to defeat that counsel. Jeroboam withdrew into Egypt, and was content to live in exile and obscurity for awhile, being sure of a kingdom at last. Shall not we be content, who have a better kingdom in reserve?
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