1 Kings 12:22
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New International Version
But this word of God came to Shemaiah the man of God:

New Living Translation
But God said to Shemaiah, the man of God,

English Standard Version
But the word of God came to Shemaiah the man of God:

New American Standard Bible
But the word of God came to Shemaiah the man of God, saying,

King James Bible
But the word of God came unto Shemaiah the man of God, saying,

Christian Standard Bible
But the word of God came to Shemaiah, the man of God:

Contemporary English Version
Meanwhile, God told Shemaiah the prophet

Good News Translation
But God told the prophet Shemaiah

Holman Christian Standard Bible
But a revelation from God came to Shemaiah, the man of God: "

International Standard Version
But a message from God came to Shemaiah, a man of God:

NET Bible
But God told Shemaiah the prophet,

New Heart English Bible
But the word of the LORD came to Shemaiah the man of God, saying,

GOD'S WORD® Translation
But God spoke his word to Shemaiah, the man of God. He said,

JPS Tanakh 1917
But the word of God came unto Shemaiah the man of God, saying:

New American Standard 1977
But the word of God came to Shemaiah the man of God, saying,

Jubilee Bible 2000
But the word of God came unto Shemaiah, the man of God, saying,

King James 2000 Bible
But the word of God came unto Shemaiah the man of God, saying,

American King James Version
But the word of God came to Shemaiah the man of God, saying,

American Standard Version
But the word of God came unto Shemaiah the man of God, saying,

Douay-Rheims Bible
But the word of the Lord came to Semeias the man of God, saying:

Darby Bible Translation
But the word of God came to Shemaiah the man of God, saying,

English Revised Version
But the word of God came unto Shemaiah the man of God, saying,

Webster's Bible Translation
But the word of God came to Shemaiah the man of God, saying,

World English Bible
But the word of God came to Shemaiah the man of God, saying,

Young's Literal Translation
And the word of God is unto Shemaiah a man of God, saying,
Study Bible
Shemaiah's Prophecy
21Now when Rehoboam had come to Jerusalem, he assembled all the house of Judah and the tribe of Benjamin, 180,000 chosen men who were warriors, to fight against the house of Israel to restore the kingdom to Rehoboam the son of Solomon. 22But the word of God came to Shemaiah the man of God, saying, 23"Speak to Rehoboam the son of Solomon, king of Judah, and to all the house of Judah and Benjamin and to the rest of the people, saying,…
Cross References
1 Kings 13:1
Now behold, there came a man of God from Judah to Bethel by the word of the LORD, while Jeroboam was standing by the altar to burn incense.

1 Kings 17:18
So she said to Elijah, "What do I have to do with you, O man of God? You have come to me to bring my iniquity to remembrance and to put my son to death!"

2 Kings 4:7
Then she came and told the man of God. And he said, "Go, sell the oil and pay your debt, and you and your sons can live on the rest."

2 Kings 5:8
It happened when Elisha the man of God heard that the king of Israel had torn his clothes, that he sent word to the king, saying, "Why have you torn your clothes? Now let him come to me, and he shall know that there is a prophet in Israel."

2 Chronicles 11:2
But the word of the LORD came to Shemaiah the man of God, saying,

2 Chronicles 12:5
Then Shemaiah the prophet came to Rehoboam and the princes of Judah who had gathered at Jerusalem because of Shishak, and he said to them, "Thus says the LORD, 'You have forsaken Me, so I also have forsaken you to Shishak.'"

Jeremiah 35:4
and I brought them into the house of the LORD, into the chamber of the sons of Hanan the son of Igdaliah, the man of God, which was near the chamber of the officials, which was above the chamber of Maaseiah the son of Shallum, the doorkeeper.
Treasury of Scripture

But the word of God came to Shemaiah the man of God, saying,

Shemaiah

2 Chronicles 11:2 But the word of the LORD came to Shemaiah the man of God, saying,

2 Chronicles 12:5,7 Then came Shemaiah the prophet to Rehoboam, and to the princes of …

the man

1 Kings 13:1,4,5,11 And, behold, there came a man of God out of Judah by the word of …

1 Kings 17:18,24 And she said to Elijah, What have I to do with you, O you man of …

Deuteronomy 33:1 And this is the blessing, with which Moses the man of God blessed …

2 Kings 4:16,22,25,27 And he said, About this season, according to the time of life, you …

1 Timothy 6:11 But you, O man of God, flee these things; and follow after righteousness, …

(22) Shemaiah the man of God.--From the notices in 2Chronicles 12:5-8; 2Chronicles 12:15, it would seem that, while Ahijah belonged to Shiloh in Ephraim, and continued to dwell there, Shemaiah was rather attached to Judah, and hence, that his interference to protect the new kingdom was the more striking and unexpected. In this interposition, to which probably the very preservation of Jeroboam's half-formed kingdom was due, there is a fresh indication of the great opportunity given to that kingdom to maintain itself, under the blessing of God and in devotion to His service. The phrase "your brethren, the children of Israel," marks this with much emphasis.

Verse 22. - But the word of God came unto Shemaiah [This part of the history is probably derived from the "book" which this prophet wrote (2 Chronicles 12:15). When Keil describes him as "a prophet who is not mentioned again," he has surely overlooked 2 Chronicles 12:7, 8, where we find him prophesying with reference to the army of Shishak], the man of God [a common expression in the books of Kings. It rarely occurs in the other Scriptures. This designation is not altogether synonymous with "prophet." It is used, for example, of angels (Judges 13:6, 8), of Moses (Deuteronomy 33:1), and of David (2 Chronicles 8:14), and would embrace any minister or servant of God, while נָבִיא is restricted to the teaching order. There were false prophets, but no false men of God. It is also worth considering whether the name of prophet may not have been practically restricted to, or bestowed by preference on, those who had received a prophetic training, the "sons of the prophets" who had been taught in the schools. Cf. 1 Samuel 10:5-12; 1 Samuel 19:20; Amos 7:14], saying. But the word of God came unto Shemaiah the man of God,.... A prophet in those days, see 2 Chronicles 12:15 and the word that came to him, as in the Targum, is called the word of prophecy:

saying; as follows. 12:16-24 The people speak unbecomingly of David. How soon are good men, and their good services to the public, forgotten ! These considerations should reconcile us to our losses and troubles, that God is the Author of them, and our brethren the instruments: let us not meditate revenge. Rehoboam and his people hearkened to the word of the Lord. When we know God's mind, we must submit, how much soever it crosses our own mind. If we secure the favour of God, not all the universe can hurt us.
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