1 Kings 14:12
New International Version
"As for you, go back home. When you set foot in your city, the boy will die.

New Living Translation
Then Ahijah said to Jeroboam's wife, "Go on home, and when you enter the city, the child will die.

English Standard Version
Arise therefore, go to your house. When your feet enter the city, the child shall die.

Berean Study Bible
As for you, get up and go home. When your feet enter the city, the child will die.

New American Standard Bible
"Now you, arise, go to your house. When your feet enter the city the child will die.

King James Bible
Arise thou therefore, get thee to thine own house: and when thy feet enter into the city, the child shall die.

Christian Standard Bible
"As for you, get up and go to your house. When your feet enter the city, the boy will die.

Contemporary English Version
That's the LORD's message to your husband. As for you, go back home, and right after you get there, your son will die.

Good News Translation
And Ahijah went on to say to Jeroboam's wife, "Now go back home. As soon as you enter the town, your son will die.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
As for you, get up and go to your house. When your feet enter the city, the boy will die.

International Standard Version
"Now get up and go home. When your feet cross the city line, your child will die.

NET Bible
"As for you, get up and go home. When you set foot in the city, the boy will die.

New Heart English Bible
Arise therefore, and go to your house. When your feet enter into the city, the child shall die.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
"Get up, and go home. The moment you set foot in the city the child will die.

JPS Tanakh 1917
Arise thou therefore, get thee to thy house; and when thy feet enter into the city, the child shall die.

New American Standard 1977
“Now you arise, go to your house. When your feet enter the city the child will die.

Jubilee Bible 2000
Arise thou, therefore, go to thy own house, and when thy feet enter into the city, the child shall die.

King James 2000 Bible
Arise therefore, get you to your own house: and when your feet enter into the city, the child shall die.

American King James Version
Arise you therefore, get you to your own house: and when your feet enter into the city, the child shall die.

American Standard Version
Arise thou therefore, get thee to thy house: and when thy feet enter into the city, the child shall die.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Arise thou therefore, and go to thy house: and when thy feet shall be entering into the city, the child shall die,

Darby Bible Translation
And thou, arise, go to thine own house; when thy feet enter into the city, the child shall die.

English Revised Version
Arise thou therefore, get thee to thine house: and when thy feet enter into the city, the child shall die.

Webster's Bible Translation
Arise thou therefore, depart to thy own house: and when thy feet enter into the city, the child shall die.

World English Bible
Arise therefore, and go to your house. When your feet enter into the city, the child shall die.

Young's Literal Translation
'And thou, rise, go to thy house; in the going in of thy feet to the city -- hath the lad died;
Study Bible
Ahijah's Prophecy Against Jeroboam
11Anyone belonging to Jeroboam who dies in the city will be eaten by dogs, and anyone who dies in the field will be eaten by the birds of the air. For the LORD has spoken.’ 12As for you, get up and go home. When your feet enter the city, the child will die. 13All Israel will mourn for him and bury him, for this is the only one belonging to Jeroboam who shall come to the grave, because only in him has the LORD, the God of Israel, found any good in the house of Jeroboam.…
Cross References
1 Kings 14:17
Then Jeroboam's wife got up and departed for Tirzah, and as soon as she stepped over the threshold of the house, the boy died.

1 Kings 14:13
All Israel will mourn for him and bury him, for this is the only one belonging to Jeroboam who shall come to the grave, because only in him has the LORD, the God of Israel, found any good in the house of Jeroboam.

Treasury of Scripture

Arise you therefore, get you to your own house: and when your feet enter into the city, the child shall die.

when thy feet

1 Kings 14:3,16,17
And take with thee ten loaves, and cracknels, and a cruse of honey, and go to him: he shall tell thee what shall become of the child…

2 Kings 1:6,16
And they said unto him, There came a man up to meet us, and said unto us, Go, turn again unto the king that sent you, and say unto him, Thus saith the LORD, Is it not because there is not a God in Israel, that thou sendest to inquire of Baalzebub the god of Ekron? therefore thou shalt not come down from that bed on which thou art gone up, but shalt surely die…

John 4:50-52
Jesus saith unto him, Go thy way; thy son liveth. And the man believed the word that Jesus had spoken unto him, and he went his way…







Lexicon
As for you,
וְאַ֥תְּ (wə·’at)
Conjunctive waw | Pronoun - second person feminine singular
Strong's Hebrew 859: Thou and thee, ye and you

get up
ק֖וּמִי (qū·mî)
Verb - Qal - Imperative - feminine singular
Strong's Hebrew 6965: To arise, stand up, stand

and go
לְכִ֣י (lə·ḵî)
Verb - Qal - Imperative - feminine singular
Strong's Hebrew 1980: To go, come, walk

home.
לְבֵיתֵ֑ךְ (lə·ḇê·ṯêḵ)
Preposition-l | Noun - masculine singular construct | second person feminine singular
Strong's Hebrew 1004: A house

When your feet
רַגְלַ֛יִךְ (raḡ·la·yiḵ)
Noun - fdc | second person feminine singular
Strong's Hebrew 7272: A foot, a step, the pudenda

enter
בְּבֹאָ֥ה (bə·ḇō·’āh)
Preposition-b | Verb - Qal - Infinitive construct | third person feminine singular
Strong's Hebrew 935: To come in, come, go in, go

the city,
הָעִ֖ירָה (hā·‘î·rāh)
Article | Noun - feminine singular | third person feminine singular
Strong's Hebrew 5892: Excitement

the child
הַיָּֽלֶד׃ (hay·yā·leḏ)
Article | Noun - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 3206: Something born, a lad, offspring

will die.
וּמֵ֥ת (ū·mêṯ)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - Conjunctive perfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 4191: To die, to kill
Verse 12. - Arise thou therefore, get thee to thine own house: and when thy feet enter into the city, the child [Heb. then the child. This is the force of the ו] shall die. [This was "the sign that the Lord hath spoken" (ch. 13:3). The death of the child at the precise moment of the return should serve as an earnest and foretaste of the doom just denounced.] 14:7-20 Whether we keep an account of God's mercies to us or not, he does; and he will set them in order before us, if we are ungrateful, to our greater confusion. Ahijah foretells the speedy death of the child then sick, in mercy to him. He only in the house of Jeroboam had affection for the true worship of God, and disliked the worship of the calves. To show the power and sovereignty of his grace, God saves some out of the worst families, in whom there is some good thing towards the Lord God of Israel. The righteous are removed from the evil to come in this world, to the good to come in a better world. It is often a bad sign for a family, when the best in it are buried out of it. Yet their death never can be a loss to themselves. It was a present affliction to the family and kingdom, by which both ought to have been instructed. God also tells the judgments which should come upon the people of Israel, for conforming to the worship Jeroboam established. After they left the house of David, the government never continued long in one family, but one undermined and destroyed another. Families and kingdoms are ruined by sin. If great men do wickedly, they draw many others, both into the guilt and punishment. The condemnation of those will be severest, who must answer, not only for their own sins, but for sins others have been drawn into, and kept in, by them.
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