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

New Living Translation
Take him a gift of ten loaves of bread, some cakes, and a jar of honey, and ask him what will happen to the boy.”

English Standard Version
Take with you ten loaves, some cakes, and a jar of honey, and go to him. He will tell you what shall happen to the child.”

Berean Study Bible
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.”

King James Bible
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.

New King James Version
Also take with you ten loaves, some cakes, and a jar of honey, and go to him; he will tell you what will become of the child.”

New American Standard Bible
Take ten loaves with you, some pastries, and a jar of honey, and go to him. He will tell you what will happen to the boy.”

NASB 1995
“Take ten loaves with you, some cakes and a jar of honey, and go to him. He will tell you what will happen to the boy.”

NASB 1977
“And take ten loaves with you, some cakes and a jar of honey, and go to him. He will tell you what will happen to the boy.”

Amplified Bible
Take with you ten loaves of bread, some cakes, and a bottle of honey, and go to him. He will tell you what will happen to the boy.”

Christian Standard Bible
Take with you ten loaves of bread, some cakes, and a jar of honey, and go to him. He will tell you what will happen to the boy.”

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Take with you 10 loaves of bread, some cakes, and a jar of honey, and go to him. He will tell you what will happen to the boy.”

American Standard Version
And take with thee ten loaves, and cakes, and a cruse of honey, and go to him: he will tell thee what shall become of the child.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
And take in your hands ten loaves of bread and dried fruit, and a narrow necked jug of honey, and go to him and he will show you what happens to the boy.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Take also with thee ten leaves, and cracknels, and a pot of honey, and go to him: for he will tell thee what shall become of this child.

English Revised Version
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.

Good News Translation
Take him ten loaves of bread, some cakes, and a jar of honey. Ask him what is going to happen to our son, and he will tell you."

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Take ten loaves of bread, some raisins, and a jar of honey with you, and go to him. He will tell you what will happen to the boy."

International Standard Version
Take ten loaves with you, some cakes, and a jar of honey and go visit him. He will tell you what will happen to the boy."

JPS Tanakh 1917
And take with thee ten loaves, and biscuits, and a cruse of honey, and go to him; he will tell thee what shall become of the child.'

Literal Standard Version
and you have taken in your hand ten loaves, and crumbs, and a bottle of honey, and have gone to him; he declares to you what becomes of the youth.”

NET Bible
Take ten loaves of bread, some small cakes, and a container of honey and visit him. He will tell you what will happen to the boy."

New Heart English Bible
Take with you ten loaves, and cakes, and a jar of honey, and go to him. He will tell you what will become of the child."

World English Bible
Take with you ten loaves, and cakes, and a jar of honey, and go to him. He will tell you what will become of the child."

Young's Literal Translation
and thou hast taken in thy hand ten loaves, and crumbs, and a bottle of honey, and hast gone in unto him; he doth declare to thee what becometh of the youth.'

Additional Translations ...
Context
Ahijah's Prophecy Against Jeroboam
2and Jeroboam said to his wife, “Now get up, disguise yourself so they will not recognize you as my wife, and go to Shiloh. For Ahijah the prophet is there; it was he who spoke about my kingship over this people. 3Take 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.” 4Jeroboam’s wife did as instructed; she arose and went to Shiloh and arrived at Ahijah’s house. Now Ahijah could not see, for his eyes were dim because of his age.…

Cross References
Matthew 26:7
a woman came to Him with an alabaster jar of expensive perfume, which she poured on His head as He reclined at the table.

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
The servant answered him again. "Look," he said "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 13:7
Then the king said to the man of God, "Come home with me and refresh yourself, and I will give you a reward."

2 Kings 4:42
Now a man from Baal-shalishah came to the man of God with a sack of twenty loaves of barley bread from the first ripe grain. "Give it to the people to eat," said Elisha.

2 Kings 8:8
So the king said to Hazael, "Take a gift in your hand, go to meet the man of God, and inquire of the LORD through him, 'Will I recover from this illness?'"


Treasury of Scripture

And take with you ten loaves, and cracknels, and a cruse of honey, and go to him: he shall tell you what shall become of the child.

And take

1 Kings 13:7
And the king said unto the man of God, Come home with me, and refresh thyself, and I will give thee a reward.

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 4:42
And there came a man from Baalshalisha, and brought the man of God bread of the firstfruits, twenty loaves of barley, and full ears of corn in the husk thereof. And he said, Give unto the people, that they may eat.

with the [heb] in thine hand

cruse.

2 Kings 1:2
And Ahaziah fell down through a lattice in his upper chamber that was in Samaria, and was sick: and he sent messengers, and said unto them, Go, inquire of Baalzebub the god of Ekron whether I shall recover of this disease.

2 Kings 8:8
And the king said unto Hazael, Take a present in thine hand, and go, meet the man of God, and inquire of the LORD by him, saying, Shall I recover of this disease?

Luke 7:2,3
And a certain centurion's servant, who was dear unto him, was sick, and ready to die…









(3) And take.--The presentation of this offering, designedly simple and rustic in character, accords with the custom (1Samuel 9:7-8) of approaching the prophet at all times with some present, however trifling. In itself an act simply of homage, it would easily degenerate into the treatment of the prophetic function as a mere matter of merchandise. (See above, 1Kings 13:7.)

Verse 3. - And take with thee [Heb. in thine hand] ten loaves [Ten would seem to have been a usual number (1 Samuel 17:18). On the subject of gifts or fees to prophets, judges, etc., see on ch. 13:7], and cracknels [or cakes, as marg. The original word נִקֻּדִּים (תךגעפעפ נָקַד) means "pricked," or "spotted." It is the word translated "mouldy" in Joshua 9:5, 12, where Gesenius would render "crumbs." Mouldy bread would hardly be taken as a present. These cakes, according to the LXX., Cod. Alex., were for the prophet's children] and a cruse [i.e., leather bottle, בַּקְבֻּק Bakbuk, is clearly an onomatopoetic word, suggested by the bubbling noise of liquids in emptying] of honey [Spices and other delicacies were often given as presents, and honey was a special product of the country (Exodus 3:8; Deuteronomy 8:8; 2 Samuel 17:29. The honey sent by Jacob to Joseph was probably "honey of grapes"). The present was purposely a poor one, for the sake of maintaining the deception; i.e., it was a part of the disguise], and go to him: he shall tell thee what shall become of [Heb. be to] the child. [At first it strikes us as strange that Jeroboam merely asks what the result will be. He does not petition, that is to say, as in 1 Kings 13:6, for a cure. But we find the same peculiarity, which some would explain by the fatalism of the East, in 2 Kings 1:2, and ch. 8:9, In the present instance, however, no such explanation is needed. For

(1) Jeroboam could hardly ask a favour of a prophet of Jehovah, or hope that it would be granted if he did, and

(2) if, as he feared, the sickness was judicial, it would be useless to ask for healing. The infatuation which insisted on a disguise for the purpose of deceiving the prophet, who nevertheless was believed to be able to divine the issue of the sickness, is very characteristic, and has had many parallels since.

Parallel Commentaries ...


Hebrew
Take
וְלָקַ֣חַתְּ (wə·lā·qa·ḥat)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - Conjunctive perfect - second person feminine singular
Strong's 3947: To take

with you
בְּ֠יָדֵךְ (bə·yā·ḏêḵ)
Preposition-b | Noun - feminine singular construct | second person feminine singular
Strong's 3027: A hand

ten
עֲשָׂרָ֨ה (‘ă·śā·rāh)
Number - masculine singular
Strong's 6235: Ten

loaves of bread,
לֶ֧חֶם (le·ḥem)
Noun - masculine singular
Strong's 3899: Food, bread, grain

some cakes,
וְנִקֻּדִ֛ים (wə·niq·qu·ḏîm)
Conjunctive waw | Noun - masculine plural
Strong's 5350: Perhaps what is crumbled or easily crumbles, crumbs

and a jar
וּבַקְבֻּ֥ק (ū·ḇaq·buq)
Conjunctive waw | Noun - masculine singular construct
Strong's 1228: A bottle

of honey,
דְּבַ֖שׁ (də·ḇaš)
Noun - masculine singular
Strong's 1706: Honey, syrup

and go
וּבָ֣את (ū·ḇāṯ)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - Conjunctive perfect - second person feminine singular
Strong's 935: To come in, come, go in, go

to him.
אֵלָ֑יו (’ê·lāw)
Preposition | third person masculine singular
Strong's 413: Near, with, among, to

He
ה֚וּא (hū)
Pronoun - third person masculine singular
Strong's 1931: He, self, the same, this, that, as, are

will tell
יַגִּ֣יד (yag·gîḏ)
Verb - Hifil - Imperfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's 5046: To be conspicuous

you
לָ֔ךְ (lāḵ)
Preposition | second person feminine singular
Strong's Hebrew

what
מַה־ (mah-)
Interrogative
Strong's 4100: What?, what!, indefinitely what

will become
יִּֽהְיֶ֖ה (yih·yeh)
Verb - Qal - Imperfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's 1961: To fall out, come to pass, become, be

of the boy.”
לַנָּֽעַר׃ (lan·nā·‘ar)
Preposition-l, Article | Noun - masculine singular
Strong's 5288: A boy, lad, youth, retainer


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