1 Kings 13:20
Parallel Verses
New International Version
While they were sitting at the table, the word of the LORD came to the old prophet who had brought him back.

King James Bible
And it came to pass, as they sat at the table, that the word of the LORD came unto the prophet that brought him back:

Darby Bible Translation
And it came to pass as they sat at the table, that the word of Jehovah came to the prophet that brought him back;

World English Bible
It happened, as they sat at the table, that the word of Yahweh came to the prophet who brought him back;

Young's Literal Translation
And it cometh to pass -- they are sitting at the table -- and a word of Jehovah is unto the prophet who brought him back,

1 Kings 13:20 Parallel
Commentary
Clarke's Commentary on the Bible

The word of the Lord came unto the prophet that brought him back - "A great clamor," says Dr. Kennicott, "has been raised against this part of the history, on account of God's denouncing sentence on the true prophet by the mouth of the false prophet: but if we examine with attention the original words here, they will be found to signify either he who brought him back; or, whom he had brought back; for the very same words, אשר השיבו asher heshibo, occur again in 1 Kings 13:23, where they are now translated, whom he had brought back; and where they cannot be translated otherwise. This being the case, we are at liberty to consider the word of the Lord as delivered to the true prophet thus brought back; and then the sentence is pronounced by God himself, calling to him out of heaven, as in Genesis 22:11. And that this doom was thus pronounced by God, not by the false prophet, we are assured in 1 Kings 13:26 : 'The Lord hath delivered him unto the lion, according to the word of the Lord which He spake unto him.' Josephus expressly asserts that the sentence was declared by God to the true prophet." The Arabic asserts the same.

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

the word of the Lord
A great clamour,' says Dr. Kennicott, has been raised against this part of history, on account of God's denouncing sentence on the {true} prophet by the mouth of the {false} prophet; but if we examine with attention the original words here, they will be found to signify either {he who brought him back} or {whom he had brought back}; for the very same words, ahser heshivo, occur again, ver.

1 Kings 13:23 And it came to pass, after he had eaten bread, and after he had drunk, that he saddled for him the donkey, to wit...

, where they are now translated, {whom he had brought back}; and where they cannot be translated otherwise. This being the case, we are at liberty to consider the words of the Lord as delivered to the {true} prophet, thus brought back; and then the sentence is pronounced by God himself, calling to him out of heaven, and in

Genesis 22:11 And the angel of the LORD called to him out of heaven, and said, Abraham, Abraham: and he said, Here am I.

. and that this doom was thus pronounced by God, not by the false prophet, we are assured in verse

26. `The Lord hath delivered him unto the lion, according to the word of the Lord, which HE spake unto him.' Josephus [and also the {Arabic}] asserts, that the sentence was declared by God to the {true} prophet.

Numbers 23:5,16 And the LORD put a word in Balaam's mouth, and said, Return to Balak, and thus you shall speak...

Numbers 24:4,16-24 He has said, which heard the words of God, which saw the vision of the Almighty, falling into a trance, but having his eyes open...

Matthew 7:22 Many will say to me in that day, Lord, Lord, have we not prophesied in your name? and in your name have cast out devils?...

John 11:51 And this spoke he not of himself: but being high priest that year, he prophesied that Jesus should die for that nation;

1 Corinthians 13:2 And though I have the gift of prophecy, and understand all mysteries, and all knowledge; and though I have all faith...

Library
Whether Christ Took Flesh of the Seed of David?
Objection 1: It would seem that Christ did not take flesh of the seed of David. For Matthew, in tracing the genealogy of Christ, brings it down to Joseph. But Joseph was not Christ's father, as shown above ([4138]Q[28], A[1], ad 1,2). Therefore it seems that Christ was not descended from David. Objection 2: Further, Aaron was of the tribe of Levi, as related Ex. 6. Now Mary the Mother of Christ is called the cousin of Elizabeth, who was a daughter of Aaron, as is clear from Lk. 1:5,36. Therefore,
Saint Thomas Aquinas—Summa Theologica

Jeroboam
Placed on the throne by the ten tribes of Israel who had rebelled against the house of David, Jeroboam, the former servant of Solomon, was in a position to bring about wise reforms in both civil and religious affairs. Under the rulership of Solomon he had shown aptitude and sound judgment; and the knowledge he had gained during years of faithful service fitted him to rule with discretion. But Jeroboam failed to make God his trust. Jeroboam's greatest fear was that at some future time the hearts of
Ellen Gould White—The Story of Prophets and Kings

Cross References
1 Kings 13:19
So the man of God returned with him and ate and drank in his house.

1 Kings 13:21
He cried out to the man of God who had come from Judah, "This is what the LORD says: 'You have defied the word of the LORD and have not kept the command the LORD your God gave you.

Jump to Previous
Prophet Sat Seated Sitting Table Word
Jump to Next
Prophet Sat Seated Sitting Table Word
Links
1 Kings 13:20 NIV
1 Kings 13:20 NLT
1 Kings 13:20 ESV
1 Kings 13:20 NASB
1 Kings 13:20 KJV

1 Kings 13:20 Bible Apps
1 Kings 13:20 Biblia Paralela
1 Kings 13:20 Chinese Bible
1 Kings 13:20 French Bible
1 Kings 13:20 German Bible

1 Kings 13:20 Commentaries

THE HOLY BIBLE, NEW INTERNATIONAL VERSION®, NIV® Copyright © 1973, 1978, 1984, 2011 by Biblica®.

Bible Hub
1 Kings 13:19
Top of Page
Top of Page