1 Kings 13:7
New International Version
The king said to the man of God, "Come home with me for a meal, and I will give you a gift."

New Living Translation
Then the king said to the man of God, "Come to the palace with me and have something to eat, and I will give you a gift."

English Standard Version
And the king said to the man of God, “Come home with me, and refresh yourself, and I will give you a reward.”

Berean Study Bible
Then the king said to the man of God, “Come home with me and refresh yourself, and I will give you a reward.”

New American Standard Bible
Then the king said to the man of God, "Come home with me and refresh yourself, and I will give you a reward."

King James Bible
And the king said unto the man of God, Come home with me, and refresh thyself, and I will give thee a reward.

Christian Standard Bible
Then the king declared to the man of God, "Come home with me, refresh yourself, and I'll give you a reward."

Contemporary English Version
"Come home with me and eat something," Jeroboam said. "I want to give you a gift for what you have done."

Good News Translation
Then the king said to the prophet, "Come home with me and have something to eat. I will reward you for what you have done."

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Then the king declared to the man of God, "Come home with me, refresh yourself, and I'll give you a reward."

International Standard Version
So the king told the man of God, "Come back to my palace and rest a while. I'd like to give you a reward."

NET Bible
The king then said to the prophet, "Come home with me and have something to eat. I'd like to give a present."

New Heart English Bible
The king said to the man of God, "Come home with me, and refresh yourself, and I will give you a reward."

GOD'S WORD® Translation
The king told the man of God, "Come home with me; have something to eat and drink, and I will give you a gift."

JPS Tanakh 1917
And the king said unto the man of God: 'Come home with me, and refresh thyself, and I will give thee a reward.'

New American Standard 1977
Then the king said to the man of God, “Come home with me and refresh yourself, and I will give you a reward.”

Jubilee Bible 2000
And the king said unto the man of God, Come home with me and refresh thyself, and I will give thee a gift.

King James 2000 Bible
And the king said unto the man of God, Come home with me, and refresh yourself, and I will give you a reward.

American King James Version
And the king said to the man of God, Come home with me, and refresh yourself, and I will give you a reward.

American Standard Version
And the king said unto the man of God, Come home with me, and refresh thyself, and I will give thee a reward.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
And the king said to the man of God, Enter with me into the house, and dine, and I will give thee a gift.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And the king said to the man of God: Come home with me to dine, and I will make thee presents.

Darby Bible Translation
And the king said to the man of God, Come home with me, and refresh thyself, and I will give thee a present.

English Revised Version
And the king said unto the man of God, Come home with me, and refresh thyself, and I will give thee a reward.

Webster's Bible Translation
And the king said to the man of God, Come home with me, and refresh thyself, and I will give thee a reward.

World English Bible
The king said to the man of God, "Come home with me, and refresh yourself, and I will give you a reward."

Young's Literal Translation
And the king speaketh unto the man of God, 'Come in with me to the house, and refresh thyself, and I give to thee a gift.'
Study Bible
Jeroboam's Hand Withers
6Then the king responded to the man of God, “Intercede with the LORD your God and pray that my hand may be restored.” So the man of God interceded with the LORD, and the king’s hand was restored to him as it was before. 7Then the king said to the man of God, “Come home with me and refresh yourself, and I will give you a reward.” 8But the man of God replied, “If you were to give me half your possessions, I still would not go with you, nor would I eat bread or drink water in this place.…
Cross References
1 Samuel 9:7
"If we do go," Saul replied, "what can we give the man? For the bread in our packs is gone, and there is no gift to take to the man of God. What do we have?"

1 Samuel 9:8
Again the servant answered, "Look, I have here in my hand a quarter shekel of silver. I will give it to the man of God, and he will tell us our way."

1 Kings 14:3
Take with you ten loaves of bread, some cakes, and a jar of honey, and go to him. He will tell you what will become of the boy."

2 Kings 5:15
Then Naaman and all his attendants went back to the man of God, stood before him, and declared, "Now I know for sure that there is no God in all the earth except in Israel. So please accept a gift from your servant."

Treasury of Scripture

And the king said to the man of God, Come home with me, and refresh yourself, and I will give you a reward.

refresh

Genesis 18:5
And I will fetch a morsel of bread, and comfort ye your hearts; after that ye shall pass on: for therefore are ye come to your servant. And they said, So do, as thou hast said.

Judges 13:15
And Manoah said unto the angel of the LORD, I pray thee, let us detain thee, until we shall have made ready a kid for thee.

Judges 19:21
So he brought him into his house, and gave provender unto the asses: and they washed their feet, and did eat and drink.

1 Samuel 9:7,8
Then said Saul to his servant, But, behold, if we go, what shall we bring the man? for the bread is spent in our vessels, and there is not a present to bring to the man of God: what have we? …

2 Kings 5:15
And he returned to the man of God, he and all his company, and came, and stood before him: and he said, Behold, now I know that there is no God in all the earth, but in Israel: now therefore, I pray thee, take a blessing of thy servant.

Jeremiah 40:5
Now while he was not yet gone back, he said, Go back also to Gedaliah the son of Ahikam the son of Shaphan, whom the king of Babylon hath made governor over the cities of Judah, and dwell with him among the people: or go wheresoever it seemeth convenient unto thee to go. So the captain of the guard gave him victuals and a reward, and let him go.







Lexicon
Then the king
הַמֶּ֙לֶךְ֙ (ham·me·leḵ)
Article | Noun - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 4428: A king

said
וַיְדַבֵּ֤ר (way·ḏab·bêr)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Piel - Consecutive imperfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 1696: To arrange, to speak, to subdue

to
אֶל־ (’el-)
Preposition
Strong's Hebrew 413: Near, with, among, to

the man
אִ֣ישׁ (’îš)
Noun - masculine singular construct
Strong's Hebrew 376: A man as an individual, a male person

of God,
הָאֱלֹהִ֔ים (hā·’ĕ·lō·hîm)
Article | Noun - masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 430: gods -- the supreme God, magistrates, a superlative

“Come
בֹּאָה־ (bō·’āh-)
Verb - Qal - Imperative - masculine singular | third person feminine singular
Strong's Hebrew 935: To come in, come, go in, go

home
הַבַּ֖יְתָה (hab·bay·ṯāh)
Article | Noun - masculine singular | third person feminine singular
Strong's Hebrew 1004: A house

with me
אִתִּ֥י (’it·tî)
Preposition | first person common singular
Strong's Hebrew 854: Nearness, near, with, by, at, among

and refresh yourself,
וּֽסְעָ֑דָה (ū·sə·‘ā·ḏāh)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - Imperative - masculine singular | third person feminine singular
Strong's Hebrew 5582: To support, sustain, stay

and I will give
וְאֶתְּנָ֥ה (wə·’et·tə·nāh)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - Conjunctive imperfect Cohortative - first person common singular
Strong's Hebrew 5414: To give, put, set

you
לְךָ֖ (lə·ḵā)
Preposition | second person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew

a reward.”
מַתָּֽת׃ (mat·tāṯ)
Noun - feminine singular
Strong's Hebrew 4991: A present
(7) Come home with me . . .--The invitation may have been in part the mark of some impression made on the king, and an impulse of gratitude for the restoration of his withered hand. Such was the request of Naaman to Elisha (2Kings 5:15), though even this was emphatically refused. But it still savours of astute policy in Jeroboam: for the acceptance of hospitality and reward would in the eyes of the people imply a condonation of the idolatrous worship, which might well destroy or extenuate the impression made by the prophet's prediction. It indicates also--what experience of such men as "the old prophet" would have produced--a low idea of prophetic character and mission, not unlike that which is shown in Balak's treatment of Balaam. That such conceptions are perfectly compatible with a certain belief in the reality of a supernatural power in the prophet--although they, of course, derogate from its true sacredness--the monstrous request of Simon Magus (in Acts 8:19) shows with the most startling clearness. It was evidently to provide against these things--as fatal to the effectiveness of the prophet's mission--that the prohibition of 1Kings 13:9 was given; nor could its general purpose have been easily misunderstood, either by the king or by the prophet himself. It is a curious coincidence that in his refusal he uses words strangely like the reluctant refusal of Balak's offer by Balaam (Numbers 22:18). The very strength of the language is suspicious.

Verse 7. - And the king said unto the man of God, Come home with me, and refresh thyself [with food, ablutions, etc. (Genesis 18:4, 5; Genesis 19:2; Mark 7:3, etc.) We are hardly justified in seeing in these words (with Bahr and Keil) an attempt to "gain the prophet over to his side by friendliness," and to render his threat harmless in the eyes of the people. The king doubtless may have hoped that it would "blunt the edge of the prophet's denunciation of his schismatical altar" (Wordsworth); but this was not the object, or not the sole object, with which the invitation was given. Jeroboam could not possibly have done less, after the signal service the man of God had rendered him, than invite him to his palace. Eastern courtesy alone (Genesis 18:4; Genesis 19:2; Genesis 43:24, etc.) would require him to offer hospitality to his benefactor. And he could scarcely hope that any hospitalities would either neutralize the impression which the recent miracles had made, or win over to his side one who had a direct commission from the Most High to oppose him. With more reason, Wordsworth cites 1 Samuel 15:30, "Honour me now, I pray thee, before the elders of my people." A feeling of gratitude may have prompted the invitation, while the king at the same time was very sensible of the advantages which would accrue to himself if it were accepted], and I will give thee a reward. [The services, especially of seers and prophets, were invariably requited in the East with presents, as are those of Judges, Kadis, Kaimakams, and other officers at the present day (see 1 Kings 14:3; Genesis 24:53; Genesis 33:11; Genesis 43:11; Numbers 22:17; Judges 3:17; Judges 6:18; Judges 13:15; 1 Samuel 9:7, 8; 1 Samuel 12:3; 2 Kings 5:5, 15; 2 Kings 8:8, 9).] 13:1-10 In threatening the altar, the prophet threatens the founder and worshippers. Idolatrous worship will not continue, but the word of the Lord will endure for ever. The prediction plainly declared that the family of David would continue, and support true religion, when the ten tribes would not be able to resist them. If God, in justice, harden the hearts of sinners, so that the hand they have stretched out in sin they cannot pull in again by repentance, that is a spiritual judgment, represented by this, and much more dreadful. Jeroboam looked for help, not from his calves, but from God only, from his power, and his favour. The time may come when those that hate the preaching, would be glad of the prayers of faithful ministers. Jeroboam does not desire the prophet to pray that his sin might be pardoned, and his heart changed, but only that his hand might be restored. He seemed affected for the present with both the judgment and the mercy, but the impression wore off. God forbade his messenger to eat or drink in Bethel, to show his detestation of their idolatry and apostacy from God, and to teach us not to have fellowship with the works of darkness. Those have not learned self-denial, who cannot forbear one forbidden meal.
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