And in this thing is the sin of the house of Jeroboam, even to cut it off, and to destroy it from off the face of the ground.
1 Kings 13:34 Additional TranslationsClarke's Commentary on the Bible
And this thing became sin - These abominations were too glaring, and too insulting to the Divine Majesty, to be permitted to last; therefore his house was cut off, and destroyed from the face of the earth.
A Holy priesthood, a righteous ministry, is a blessing to any state, because it has a most powerful effect on the morals of the community; inducing order, sobriety, and habits of industry, among the people: on the contrary, the profligacy of the clergy, and false principles of religion, are the most likely to unsettle a kingdom, and to bring about destructive revolutions in the state. This is the principle on which all national establishments of religion were originally formed. The state thought proper to secure a permanency of religion, that religion might secure the safety of the state; because it was supposed from the general aversion of men from good, that, if left to themselves, they would have no religion at all. Where the religion of the country is pure, founded solely on the oracles of God, it deserves the utmost sanction of the state, as well as the attention of every individual. A Christian state has surely authority to enact, The Christian religion is and shall be the religion of this land; and, prejudice apart, should not the laws provide for the permanence of this system? Is the form of Christianity likely to be preserved in times of general profligacy, if the laws do not secure its permanence? What would our nation have been if we had not had a version of the sacred writings established by the authority of the laws: and a form of sound words for general devotion established by the same authority? Whatever the reader may do the writer thanks God for the religious establishment of his country. For abuses in church or state, he is the last to contend.
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1 Kings 12:30 And this thing became a sin: for the people went to worship before the one, even to Dan.
2 Kings 10:31 But Jehu took no heed to walk in the law of the LORD God of Israel with all his heart: for he departed not from the sins of Jeroboam...
2 Kings 17:21 For he rent Israel from the house of David; and they made Jeroboam the son of Nebat king...
to cut it off
1 Kings 12:26 And Jeroboam said in his heart, Now shall the kingdom return to the house of David:
1 Kings 14:10 Therefore, behold, I will bring evil on the house of Jeroboam, and will cut off from Jeroboam him that urinates against the wall...
1 Kings 15:29,30 And it came to pass, when he reigned, that he smote all the house of Jeroboam; he left not to Jeroboam any that breathed...
Proverbs 13:6 Righteousness keeps him that is upright in the way: but wickedness overthrows the sinner.
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