1 Et ecce vir Dei venit de Iuda in sermone Domini in Bethel, Ieroboam stante super altare ad adolendum;
2 et exclamavit contra altare in sermone Domini et ait: "Altare, altare, haec dicit Dominus: Ecce filius nascetur domui David, Iosias nomine, et immolabit super te sacerdotes excelsorum, qui nunc in te immolant, et ossa hominum super te incendent".
3 Deditque in illa die signum dicens: "Hoc erit signum, quod locutus est Dominus: ecce altare scindetur, et effundetur cinis, qui in eo est".
4 Cumque audisset rex sermonem hominis Dei, quem inclamaverat contra altare in Bethel, extendit manum suam de altari dicens: "Apprehendite eum!". Et exaruit manus eius, quam extenderat contra eum, nec valuit retrahere eam ad se.
5 Altare quoque scissum est, et effusus est cinis de altari iuxta signum, quod praedixerat vir Dei in sermone Domini.
6 Et ait rex ad virum Dei: "Deprecare faciem Domini Dei tui et ora pro me, ut restituatur manus mea mihi". Oravit vir Dei faciem Domini, et reversa est manus regis ad eum et facta est sicut prius fuerat.
7 Locutus est autem rex ad virum Dei: "Veni mecum domum, ut prandeas, et dabo tibi munera".
8 Responditque vir Dei ad regem: "Si dederis mihi mediam partem domus tuae, non veniam tecum nec comedam panem neque bibam aquam in loco isto;
9 sic enim mandatum est mihi in sermone Domini praecipientis: "Non comedes panem neque bibes aquam nec reverteris per viam, qua venisti" ".
10 Abiit ergo per aliam viam et non est reversus per iter, quo venerat in Bethel.
11 Prophetes autem quidam senex habitabat in Bethel; ad quem venerunt filii sui et narraverunt ei omnia opera, quae fecerat vir Dei illa die in Bethel, et verba, quae locutus fuerat ad regem, narraverunt quoque patri suo.
12 Et dixit eis pater eorum: "Per quam viam abiit?". Ostenderunt ei filii sui viam, per quam abierat vir Dei, qui venerat de Iuda.
13 Et ait filiis suis: "Sternite mihi asinum". Qui cum stravissent, ascendit
14 et abiit post virum Dei et invenit eum sedentem subtus terebinthum et ait illi: "Tune es vir Dei, qui venisti de Iuda?". Respondit ille: "Ego sum".
15 Dixit ad eum: "Veni mecum domum, ut comedas panem".
16 Qui ait: "Non possum reverti neque venire tecum nec comedam panem neque bibam aquam in loco isto;
17 sic enim dictum est mihi in sermone Domini: "Non comedes panem et non bibes ibi aquam nec reverteris per viam, qua ieris" ".
18 Qui ait illi: "Et ego propheta sum similis tui; et angelus locutus est mihi in sermone Domini dicens: "Reduc eum tecum in domum tuam, et comedat panem et bibat aquam" ". Fefellit eum
19 et reduxit secum; comedit ergo panem in domo eius et bibit aquam.
20 Cumque sederent ad mensam, factus est sermo Domini ad prophetam, qui reduxerat eum,
21 et exclamavit ad virum Dei, qui venerat de Iuda, dicens: "Haec dicit Dominus: Quia non oboediens fuisti ori Domini et non custodisti mandatum, quod praecepit tibi Dominus Deus tuus,
22 et reversus es et comedisti panem et bibisti aquam in loco, in quo praecepit tibi, ne comederes panem neque biberes aquam, non inferetur cadaver tuum in sepulcrum patrum tuorum".
23 Cumque comedisset panem et bibisset, stravit sibi asinum prophetae, qui reduxerat eum;
24 et, cum abisset, invenit eum leo in via et occidit, et erat cadaver eius proiectum in itinere; asinus autem stabat iuxta illum, et leo stabat iuxta cadaver.
25 Et ecce viri transeuntes viderunt cadaver proiectum in via et leonem stantem iuxta cadaver; et venerunt et divulgaverunt in civitate, in qua prophetes ille senex habitabat.
26 Quod cum audisset propheta ille, qui reduxerat eum de via, ait: "Vir Dei est, qui inoboediens fuit ori Domini, et tradidit eum Dominus leoni; et confregit eum et occidit iuxta verbum Domini, quod locutus est ei".
27 Dixitque ad filios suos: "Sternite mihi asinum!". Qui cum stravissent,
28 et ille abisset, invenit cadaver eius proiectum in via et asinum et leonem stantes iuxta cadaver; non comedit leo de cadavere nec laesit asinum.
29 Tulit ergo prophetes cadaver viri Dei et posuit illud super asinum et reversus intulit in civitatem prophetae senis, ut plangerent eum et sepelirent.
30 Et posuit cadaver eius in sepulcro suo, et planxerunt eum: "Heu, heu, mi frater!".
31 Cumque sepelissent eum, dixit ad filios suos: "Cum mortuus fuero, sepelite me in sepulcro, in quo vir Dei sepultus est; iuxta ossa eius ponite ossa mea.
32 Profecto enim veniet sermo, quem praedixit in sermone Domini contra altare, quod est in Bethel, et contra omnia fana excelsorum, quae sunt in urbibus Samariae".
33 Post haec non est reversus Ieroboam de via sua pessima, sed iterum faciebat de novissimis populi sacerdotes excelsorum; quicumque volebat, implebat eius manum, ut fieret sacerdos excelsorum.
34 Et propter hanc causam peccavit domus Ieroboam, et eversa est et deleta de superficie terrae.
King James Version
1 And, behold, there came a man of God out of Judah by the word of the LORD unto Beth-el: and Jeroboam stood by the altar to burn incense.
2 And he cried against the altar in the word of the LORD, and said, O altar, altar, thus saith the LORD; Behold, a child shall be born unto the house of David, Josiah by name; and upon thee shall he offer the priests of the high places that burn incense upon thee, and men's bones shall be burnt upon thee.
3 And he gave a sign the same day, saying, This is the sign which the LORD hath spoken; Behold, the altar shall be rent, and the ashes that are upon it shall be poured out.
4 And it came to pass, when king Jeroboam heard the saying of the man of God, which had cried against the altar in Beth-el, that he put forth his hand from the altar, saying, Lay hold on him. And his hand, which he put forth against him, dried up, so that he could not pull it in again to him.
5 The altar also was rent, and the ashes poured out from the altar, according to the sign which the man of God had given by the word of the LORD.
6 And the king answered and said unto the man of God, Intreat now the face of the LORD thy God, and pray for me, that my hand may be restored me again. And the man of God besought the LORD, and the king's hand was restored him again, and became as it was before.
7 And the king said unto the man of God, Come home with me, and refresh thyself, and I will give thee a reward.
8 And the man of God said unto the king, If thou wilt give me half thine house, I will not go in with thee, neither will I eat bread nor drink water in this place:
9 For so was it charged me by the word of the LORD, saying, Eat no bread, nor drink water, nor turn again by the same way that thou camest.
10 So he went another way, and returned not by the way that he came to Beth-el.
11 ¶ Now there dwelt an old prophet in Beth-el; and his sons came and told him all the works that the man of God had done that day in Beth-el: the words which he had spoken unto the king, them they told also to their father.
12 And their father said unto them, What way went he? For his sons had seen what way the man of God went, which came from Judah.
13 And he said unto his sons, Saddle me the ass. So they saddled him the ass: and he rode thereon,
14 And went after the man of God, and found him sitting under an oak: and he said unto him, Art thou the man of God that camest from Judah? And he said, I am.
15 Then he said unto him, Come home with me, and eat bread.
16 And he said, I may not return with thee, nor go in with thee: neither will I eat bread nor drink water with thee in this place:
17 For it was said to me by the word of the LORD, Thou shalt eat no bread nor drink water there, nor turn again to go by the way that thou camest.
18 He said unto him, I am a prophet also as thou art; and an angel spake unto me by the word of the LORD, saying, Bring him back with thee into thine house, that he may eat bread and drink water. But he lied unto him.
19 So he went back with him, and did eat bread in his house, and drank water.
20 ¶ 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:
21 And he cried unto the man of God that came from Judah, saying, Thus saith the LORD, Forasmuch as thou hast disobeyed the mouth of the LORD, and hast not kept the commandment which the LORD thy God commanded thee,
22 But camest back, and hast eaten bread and drunk water in the place, of the which the LORD did say to thee, Eat no bread, and drink no water; thy carcase shall not come unto the sepulchre of thy fathers.
23 ¶ And it came to pass, after he had eaten bread, and after he had drunk, that he saddled for him the ass, to wit, for the prophet whom he had brought back.
24 And when he was gone, a lion met him by the way, and slew him: and his carcase was cast in the way, and the ass stood by it, the lion also stood by the carcase.
25 And, behold, men passed by, and saw the carcase cast in the way, and the lion standing by the carcase: and they came and told it in the city where the old prophet dwelt.
26 And when the prophet that brought him back from the way heard thereof, he said, It is the man of God, who was disobedient unto the word of the LORD: therefore the LORD hath delivered him unto the lion, which hath torn him, and slain him, according to the word of the LORD, which he spake unto him.
27 And he spake to his sons, saying, Saddle me the ass. And they saddled him.
28 And he went and found his carcase cast in the way, and the ass and the lion standing by the carcase: the lion had not eaten the carcase, nor torn the ass.
29 And the prophet took up the carcase of the man of God, and laid it upon the ass, and brought it back: and the old prophet came to the city, to mourn and to bury him.
30 And he laid his carcase in his own grave; and they mourned over him, saying, Alas, my brother!
31 And it came to pass, after he had buried him, that he spake to his sons, saying, When I am dead, then bury me in the sepulchre wherein the man of God is buried; lay my bones beside his bones:
32 For the saying which he cried by the word of the LORD against the altar in Beth-el, and against all the houses of the high places which are in the cities of Samaria, shall surely come to pass.
33 ¶ After this thing Jeroboam returned not from his evil way, but made again of the lowest of the people priests of the high places: whosoever would, he consecrated him, and he became one of the priests of the high places.
34 And this thing became sin unto the house of Jeroboam, even to cut it off, and to destroy it from off the face of the earth.