So he wentanotherway, and returned not by the way that he came to Bethel.11
Now there dweltanoldprophet in Bethel; and his sonscame and told him all the works that the man of God had done that day in Bethel: the words which he had spoken unto the king, them they told also to their father.12
And their fathersaid unto them, What waywent he? For his sons had seenwhatway the man of Godwent , 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,
And wentafter 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.
Then he said unto him, Comehome with me, and eatbread.16
And he said , I may not return with thee, nor go in with thee: neither will I eatbread nor drinkwater with thee in this place:17
For it was said to me by the word of the LORD, Thou shalt eat no bread nor drinkwater there, nor turn again to go by the way that thou camest .
He said unto him, I am a prophet also as thou art; and an angelspake unto me by the word of the LORD,saying , Bring him back with thee into thine house, that he may eatbread and drinkwater. But he lied unto him.
So he went back with him, and did eatbread in his house, and drankwater.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 :
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 Godcommanded thee,
But camest back , and hast eatenbread and drunkwater 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 eatenbread, and after he had drunk , that he saddled for him the ass, to wit, for the prophet whom he had brought back .
And when he was gone , a lionmet him by the way, and slew him: and his carcase was cast in the way, and the assstoodby it, the lion also stood by the carcase.25
And, behold, men passed by , and saw the carcasecast in the way, and the lionstandingby the carcase: and they came and told it in the city where the oldprophetdwelt .