1 Kings 14:1
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New International Version
At that time Abijah son of Jeroboam became ill,

New Living Translation
At that time Jeroboam's son Abijah became very sick.

English Standard Version
At that time Abijah the son of Jeroboam fell sick.

New American Standard Bible
At that time Abijah the son of Jeroboam became sick.

King James Bible
At that time Abijah the son of Jeroboam fell sick.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
At that time Abijah son of Jeroboam became sick.

International Standard Version
Right at that time, Jeroboam's son Abijah became ill,

NET Bible
At that time Jeroboam's son Abijah became sick.

New Heart English Bible
At that time Abijah the son of Jeroboam fell sick.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
At that time Abijah, son of Jeroboam, got sick.

JPS Tanakh 1917
At that time Abijah the son of Jeroboam fell sick.

New American Standard 1977
At that time Abijah the son of Jeroboam became sick.

Jubilee Bible 2000
At that time Abijah, the son of Jeroboam, fell sick.

King James 2000 Bible
At that time Abijah the son of Jeroboam fell sick.

American King James Version
At that time Abijah the son of Jeroboam fell sick.

American Standard Version
At that time Abijah the son of Jeroboam fell sick.

Douay-Rheims Bible
At that time Abia the son of Jeroboam fell sick.

Darby Bible Translation
At that time Abijah the son of Jeroboam was sick.

English Revised Version
At that time Abijah the son of Jeroboam fell sick.

Webster's Bible Translation
At that time Abijah the son of Jeroboam fell sick.

World English Bible
At that time Abijah the son of Jeroboam fell sick.

Young's Literal Translation
At that time was Abijah son of Jeroboam sick,
Study Bible
Ahijah's Prophecy against Jeroboam
1At that time Abijah the son of Jeroboam became sick. 2Jeroboam said to his wife, "Arise now, and disguise yourself so that they will not know that you are the wife of Jeroboam, and go to Shiloh; behold, Ahijah the prophet is there, who spoke concerning me that I would be king over this people.…
Cross References
1 Kings 13:34
This event became sin to the house of Jeroboam, even to blot it out and destroy it from off the face of the earth.

1 Kings 14:2
Jeroboam said to his wife, "Arise now, and disguise yourself so that they will not know that you are the wife of Jeroboam, and go to Shiloh; behold, Ahijah the prophet is there, who spoke concerning me that I would be king over this people.

Jeremiah 37:17
Now King Zedekiah sent and took him out; and in his palace the king secretly asked him and said, "Is there a word from the LORD?" And Jeremiah said, "There is!" Then he said, "You will be given into the hand of the king of Babylon!"
Treasury of Scripture

At that time Abijah the son of Jeroboam fell sick.

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1 Kings 13:33,34 After this thing Jeroboam returned not from his evil way, but made …

the son

1 Kings 14:12,13 Arise you therefore, get you to your own house: and when your feet …

Exodus 20:5 You shall not bow down yourself to them, nor serve them: for I the …

1 Samuel 4:19,20 And his daughter in law, Phinehas' wife, was with child, near to be delivered…

1 Samuel 31:2 And the Philistines followed hard on Saul and on his sons; and the …

2 Samuel 12:15 And Nathan departed to his house. And the LORD struck the child that …

(1) Abijah ("whose father is Jehovah").--The coincidence of names in the sons of Jeroboam and Rehoboam is curious. Possibly it may be more than coincidence, if (as seems likely) the births of both took place about the same time, when Jeroboam was in favour with Solomon.

Verse 1. - At that time [or about (כְּ) that time. The king is now settled at Tirzah (ver. 17). In 1 Kings 12:25 we left him residing at Shechem. The time referred to is that somewhat indefinite period mentioned in 1 Kings 13:33, 34. These opening words clearly connect the sickness with Jeroboam's impenitence. What led the king to move his Court to Tirzah, Shechem being, as we have already seen, not only the capital of Ephraim, but "the natural capital of Palestine," "its central situation, its accessibility, and its wonderfully fine water supply" giving it "advantages not enjoyed by any other city in the land" (Conder), we are not told; but it is interesting and instructive to find that it has one conspicuous disadvantage as a capital, viz., that it is "commanded by a hill on either side so close to the town, that the old geographer, Marino Sanuto, in the fourteenth century, considers the place to be untenable by any military force, because stones might be rolled clown upon the houses, from either Ebal or Gerizim" (Conder, p. 16. Cf. Judges 9:36). It is very probable that this consideration suggested the transfer, of which Ewald despaired of discovering the cause ("Hist. Israel," 4:23)] Abijah [Rawlinson sees in the name, which means "Jehovah is his father," an indication that Jeroboam "did not intend to desert the worship of Jehovah." But the name was probably bestowed long before the schism possibly in Egypt. It is more likely that it connects itself, if with anything, with the message of Jehovah to him (1 Kings 11:28). But the name was not uncommon - it was borne by a son of Rehoboam (ver. 31; compare Ahijah, below), and inferences from names must necessarily be precarious] the son of Jeroboam fell sick. [The historian undoubtedly means us to see the finger of God in this sickness. This was one of the penalties of disobedience (Deuteronomy 28:22, 58-61; Exodus 23:25]. At that time Abijah, the son of Jeroboam, fell sick. Being smitten of God with some disease, as a punishment of Jeroboam's sin; how long this was after the above things were done cannot be said. CHAPTER 14

1Ki 14:1-20. Ahijah Denounces God's Judgments against Jeroboam.

1. At that time—a phrase used often loosely and indefinitely in sacred history. This domestic incident in the family of Jeroboam probably occurred towards the end of his reign; his son Abijah was of age and considered by the people the heir to the throne.14:1-6 At that time, when Jeroboam did evil, his child sickened. When sickness comes into our families, we should inquire whether there may not be some particular sin harboured in our houses, which the affliction is sent to convince us of, and reclaim us from. It had been more pious if he had desired to know wherefore God contended with him; had begged the prophet's prayers, and cast away his idols from him; but most people would rather be told their fortune, than their faults or their duty. He sent to Ahijah, because he had told him he should be king. Those who by sin disqualify themselves for comfort, yet expect that their ministers, because they are good men, should speak peace and comfort to them, greatly wrong themselves and their ministers. He sent his wife in disguise, that the prophet might only answer her question concerning her son. Thus some people would limit their ministers to smooth things, and care not for having the whole counsel of God declared to them, lest it should prophesy no good concerning them, but evil. But she shall know, at the first word, what she has to trust to. Tidings of a portion with hypocrites will be heavy tidings. God will judge men according to what they are, not by what they seem to be.
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