1 Kings 13:12
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New International Version
Their father asked them, "Which way did he go?" And his sons showed him which road the man of God from Judah had taken.

New Living Translation
The old prophet asked them, "Which way did he go?" So they showed their father which road the man of God had taken.

English Standard Version
And their father said to them, “Which way did he go?” And his sons showed him the way that the man of God who came from Judah had gone.

New American Standard Bible
Their father said to them, "Which way did he go?" Now his sons had seen the way which the man of God who came from Judah had gone.

King James Bible
And their father said unto them, What way went he? For his sons had seen what way the man of God went, which came from Judah.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Then their father said to them, "Which way did he go?" His sons had seen the way taken by the man of God who had come from Judah.

International Standard Version
"Which way did he go?" their father asked him, since his sons had observed the way that the man of God had taken to return to Judah from Bethel.

NET Bible
Their father asked them, "Which road did he take?" His sons showed him the road the prophet from Judah had taken.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
he said to them, "Which road did he take?" (His sons had seen which road the man of God from Judah had taken.)

Jubilee Bible 2000
And their father said unto them, What way did he go? And his sons showed him the way the man of God had gone, who had come from Judah.

King James 2000 Bible
And their father said unto them, What way went he? For his sons had seen which way the man of God went, who came from Judah.

American King James Version
And their father said to them, What way went he? For his sons had seen what way the man of God went, which came from Judah.

American Standard Version
And their father said unto them, What way went he? Now his sons had seen what way the man of God went, that came from Judah.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And their father said to them: What way went he? His sons shewed him the way by which the man of God went, who came out of Juda.

Darby Bible Translation
And their father said to them, Which way went he? for his sons had seen which way the man of God went, who came from Judah.

English Revised Version
And their father said unto them, What way went he? Now his sons had seen what way the man of God went, which came from Judah.

Webster's Bible Translation
And their father said to them, What way went he? for his sons had seen what way the man of God went, who came from Judah.

World English Bible
Their father said to them, "Which way did he go?" Now his sons had seen which way the man of God went, who came from Judah.

Young's Literal Translation
And their father saith unto them, 'Where is this -- the way he hath gone?' and his sons see the way that the man of God hath gone who came from Judah.
Parallel Commentaries
Matthew Henry's Concise Commentary

13:11-22 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 and interest to his religion. He took a very bad method to bring the good 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 wonder that the wicked prophet went unpunished, while the holy man of God was suddenly and severely punished. What shall we make of this? The judgments of God are beyond our power to fathom; and there is a 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 a 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.

Pulpit Commentary

Verse 12. - And their father said unto them, What way went he? [The question shows that the old prophet throughly understood the import of those "words," and that his first thought was that the interdict must be removed at any cost.] For his sons had seen [Heb. and his sons saw, or showed. LXX. δεικνύουσιν. Similarly most of the versions. A very slight change in the vowel points ויּרַאְוּ for ויּרִאוַּ would give this sense] what way the man of God went which came from Judah.

Gill's Exposition of the Entire Bible

And their father said unto them, what way went he?.... Having a strong inclination to see him, and converse with him:

for his sons had seen what way the man of God went which came from Judah; they took notice of it; and, as the Targum, they showed it to their father.



1 Kings 13:12 Additional Commentaries
Context
The Prophet's Disobedience
11Now an old prophet was living in Bethel; and his sons came and told him all the deeds which the man of God had done that day in Bethel; the words which he had spoken to the king, these also they related to their father. 12Their father said to them, "Which way did he go?" Now his sons had seen the way which the man of God who came from Judah had gone. 13Then he said to his sons, "Saddle the donkey for me." So they saddled the donkey for him and he rode away on it.…
Cross References
1 Kings 13:11
Now there was a certain old prophet living in Bethel, whose sons came and told him all that the man of God had done there that day. They also told their father what he had said to the king.

1 Kings 13:13
So he said to his sons, "Saddle the donkey for me." And when they had saddled the donkey for him, he mounted it
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