1 Kings 14:17
New International Version
Then Jeroboam's wife got up and left and went to Tirzah. As soon as she stepped over the threshold of the house, the boy died.

New Living Translation
So Jeroboam's wife returned to Tirzah, and the child died just as she walked through the door of her home.

English Standard Version
Then Jeroboam’s wife arose and departed and came to Tirzah. And as she came to the threshold of the house, the child died.

Berean Study Bible
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.

New American Standard Bible
Then Jeroboam's wife arose and departed and came to Tirzah. As she was entering the threshold of the house, the child died.

King James Bible
And Jeroboam's wife arose, and departed, and came to Tirzah: and when she came to the threshold of the door, the child died;

Christian Standard Bible
Then Jeroboam's wife got up and left and went to Tirzah. As she was crossing the threshold of the house, the boy died.

Contemporary English Version
Jeroboam's wife left and went back home to the town of Tirzah. As soon as she set foot in her house, her son died.

Good News Translation
Jeroboam's wife went back to Tirzah. Just as she entered her home, the child died.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Then Jeroboam's wife got up and left and went to Tirzah. As she was crossing the threshold of the house, the boy died.

International Standard Version
Then Jeroboam's wife got up and left for Tirzah. As soon as she set foot over the threshold of the house, the child died.

NET Bible
So Jeroboam's wife got up and went back to Tirzah. As she crossed the threshold of the house, the boy died.

New Heart English Bible
Jeroboam's wife arose, and departed, and came to Tirzah. As she came to the threshold of the house, the child died.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Jeroboam's wife got up, left, and went to Tirzah. When she walked across the threshold of her home, the boy died.

JPS Tanakh 1917
And Jeroboam's wife arose, and departed, and came to Tirzah; and as she came to the threshold of the house, the child died.

New American Standard 1977
Then Jeroboam’s wife arose and departed and came to Tirzah. As she was entering the threshold of the house, the child died.

Jubilee Bible 2000
Then Jeroboam's wife arose and departed and came to Tirzah; and as she entered by the threshold of the house, the child died.

King James 2000 Bible
And Jeroboam's wife arose, and departed, and came to Tirzah: and when she came to the threshold of the door, the child died;

American King James Version
And Jeroboam's wife arose, and departed, and came to Tirzah: and when she came to the threshold of the door, the child died;

American Standard Version
And Jeroboam's wife arose, and departed, and came to Tirzah: and as she came to the threshold of the house, the child died.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And the wife of Jeroboam arose, and departed, and came to Thersa: and when she was coming in to the threshold of the house, the child died;

Darby Bible Translation
And Jeroboam's wife arose and departed, and came to Tirzah; when she came to the threshold of the door, the child died.

English Revised Version
And Jeroboam's wife arose, and departed, and came to Tirzah: and as she came to the threshold of the house, the child died.

Webster's Bible Translation
And Jeroboam's wife arose, and departed, and came to Tirzah: and when she came to the threshhold of the door, the child died;

World English Bible
Jeroboam's wife arose, and departed, and came to Tirzah. As she came to the threshold of the house, the child died.

Young's Literal Translation
And the wife of Jeroboam riseth, and goeth, and cometh to Tirzah; she hath come in to the threshold of the house, and the youth dieth;
Study Bible
Ahijah's Prophecy Against Jeroboam
16And He will give Israel over on account of the sins Jeroboam has committed and has caused Israel to commit.” 17Then Jeroboam’s wife got up and departed for Tirzah, and as soon as she stepped over the threshold of the house, the boy died. 18And they buried him, and all Israel mourned for him, according to the word the LORD had spoken through His servant Ahijah the prophet.…
Cross References
1 Kings 14:12
As for you, get up and go home. When your feet enter the city, the child will die.

1 Kings 15:21
When Baasha learned of this, he stopped fortifying Ramah and withdrew to Tirzah.

1 Kings 15:33
In the third year of Asa's reign over Judah, Baasha son of Ahijah became king of all Israel, and he reigned in Tirzah twenty-four years.

1 Kings 16:6
And Baasha rested with his fathers and was buried in Tirzah, and his son Elah reigned in his place.

1 Kings 16:15
In the twenty-seventh year of Asa's reign over Judah, Zimri reigned in Tirzah for seven days. Now the troops were encamped against Gibbethon of the Philistines,

2 Kings 15:14
Then Menahem son of Gadi went up from Tirzah to Samaria, struck down and killed Shallum son of Jabesh, and became king in his place.

Song of Solomon 6:4
You are beautiful, my darling, as Tirzah, lovely as Jerusalem, majestic as an army with banners.

Treasury of Scripture

And Jeroboam's wife arose, and departed, and came to Tirzah: and when she came to the threshold of the door, the child died;

1 Kings 6:4
And for the house he made windows of narrow lights.

1 Kings 15:21,33
And it came to pass, when Baasha heard thereof, that he left off building of Ramah, and dwelt in Tirzah…

1 Kings 16:6,8,9,15,23
So Baasha slept with his fathers, and was buried in Tirzah: and Elah his son reigned in his stead…

when she came

1 Kings 14:12,13
Arise thou therefore, get thee to thine own house: and when thy feet enter into the city, the child shall die…

1 Samuel 2:20-34
And Eli blessed Elkanah and his wife, and said, The LORD give thee seed of this woman for the loan which is lent to the LORD. And they went unto their own home…

1 Samuel 4:18-20
And it came to pass, when he made mention of the ark of God, that he fell from off the seat backward by the side of the gate, and his neck brake, and he died: for he was an old man, and heavy. And he had judged Israel forty years…







Lexicon
Then Jeroboam’s
יָרָבְעָ֔ם (yā·rā·ḇə·‘ām)
Noun - proper - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 3379: Jeroboam -- 'the people increase', the name of two Israelites kings

wife
אֵ֣שֶׁת (’ê·šeṯ)
Noun - feminine singular construct
Strong's Hebrew 802: Woman, wife, female

got up
וַתָּ֙קָם֙ (wat·tā·qām)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - Consecutive imperfect - third person feminine singular
Strong's Hebrew 6965: To arise, stand up, stand

and departed
וַתֵּ֖לֶךְ (wat·tê·leḵ)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - Consecutive imperfect - third person feminine singular
Strong's Hebrew 1980: To go, come, walk

for
וַתָּבֹ֣א (wat·tā·ḇō)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - Consecutive imperfect - third person feminine singular
Strong's Hebrew 935: To come in, come, go in, go

Tirzah,
תִרְצָ֑תָה (ṯir·ṣā·ṯāh)
Noun - proper - feminine singular | third person feminine singular
Strong's Hebrew 8656: Tirzah -- daughter of Zelophehad, also a Canaanite city

and as soon as she
הִ֛יא (hî)
Pronoun - third person feminine singular
Strong's Hebrew 1931: He, self, the same, this, that, as, are

stepped over
בָּאָ֥ה (bā·’āh)
Verb - Qal - Participle - feminine singular
Strong's Hebrew 935: To come in, come, go in, go

the threshold
בְסַף־ (ḇə·sap̄-)
Preposition-b | Noun - masculine singular construct
Strong's Hebrew 5592: A vestibule, a dish

of the house,
הַבַּ֖יִת (hab·ba·yiṯ)
Article | Noun - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 1004: A house

the boy
וְהַנַּ֥עַר (wə·han·na·‘ar)
Conjunctive waw, Article | Noun - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 5288: A boy, lad, youth, retainer

died.
מֵֽת׃ (mêṯ)
Verb - Qal - Perfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 4191: To die, to kill
(17) Tirzah.--From this incidental notice it would seem that Jeroboam had removed his habitation, temporarily or permanently, to Tirzah, a place renowned for beauty (Song of Solomon 6:4), and farther from the hostile frontier than Shechem. It seems to have continued as the capital till the foundation of Samaria. Its site is generally identified with a spot now called Tell´┐Żzah, about nine miles north-east of Shechem, still in the high ground of Mount Ephraim.

Verse 17. - And Jeroboam's wife arose, and departed, and came [possibly she lingered for some time on the road, dreading to return] to Tirzah [Identified by Robinson and Van de Velds (Narrative, 2:334, 335), with Telluzah, or Taluse, a place in the mountains, six miles north of Shechem. See Joshua 12:24. Both these writers admit, however, that if this is indeed Tirzah, "all traces of royalty have disappeared." "With the exception of a few sepulchral caves, subterranean granaries, wells, and old hewn stones, nothing of ancient Tirzah remains in Taluse." Condor recognizes the name in the modern Teiasir - a village near Jezreel, in the Great Plain which "contains the exact letters of the Hebrew word, though the two last radicals are interchanged in position." "The beauty of the position... the ancient remains, and the old main road from the place to Shechem seem to agree well with the idea of its having once been a capital" ("Tentwork," p. 57). Some of its "numerous rock-cut sepulchres," he thinks, may be the tombs of the early kings of Israel. It was famed for its beauty (Song of Solomon 6:4), and for this reason, perhaps, among others (see on ver. 1) was selected by Jeroboam for his residence. It is not certain that it had taken the place of Shechem as the political capital]: and when she came [the Hebrew is much more graphic. "She came to... and the child died"] to the threshold of the door [Heb. house], the child died. [This statement seems at first sight to contradict that of ver. 12, which says the child should die as she entered the city. But the palace may have been on the edge of the city (Rawl.), or the "city" may have been little more than the palace.] 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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