Now the LORD had said to Ahijah, "Behold, the wife of Jeroboam is coming to ainquire of you concerning her son, for he is sick. You shall saythus and thus to her, for it will be when she arrives that 1she will pretend to be anotherwoman."
When Ahijahheard the sound of her feetcoming in the doorway, he said, "Come in, wife of Jeroboam, why do you pretend to be anotherwoman? For I am sent to you with a harsh message.
7"Go, say to Jeroboam, 'Thussays the LORDGod of Israel, "2Because I exalted you from among the people and made you leaderover My peopleIsrael,
and 3tore the kingdomaway from the house of David and gave it to you-4yet you have not been like My servantDavid, whokept My commandments and whofollowed Me with all his heart, 5to doonly that which was right in My sight;
you also have donemoreevilthanallwho were before you, and 6have gone and made for yourself othergods and 7moltenimages to provoke Me to anger, and have 8cast Me behind your back -
10thereforebehold, I am bringingcalamity on the house of Jeroboam, and 9will cutoff from Jeroboambeverymale person, 10both bond and free in Israel, and I 11will make a cleansweep of the house of Jeroboam, as one sweepsawaydunguntil it is allgone.
"12Anyone belonging to Jeroboam who dies in the city the dogs will eat. And he who dies in the field the birds of the heavens will eat; for the LORD has spoken it."'
"Now you, arise, go to your house. 13When your feetenter the city the child will die.
13"AllIsrael shall mourn for him and bury him, for che alone of Jeroboam's family will come to the grave, because in him 14somethinggood was foundtoward the LORDGod of Israel in the house of Jeroboam.
"Moreover, 15the LORD will raise up for Himself a kingoverIsraelwho will cutoff the house of Jeroboamthisdaydand from now on.
"For the LORD will strikeIsrael, as a reed is shaken in the water; and 16He will uprootIsrael from 17thisgoodlandwhich He gave to their fathers, and 18will scatter them beyond the Euphrates River, 19because they have made their eAsherim, provoking the LORD to anger.
"He will give up Israel20on account of the sins of Jeroboam, which he fcommitted and with which he made Israel to sin."
Then Jeroboam'swifearose and departed and came to 21Tirzah. 22As she was entering the threshold of the house, the childdied.
1823AllIsraelburied him and mourned for him, according to the word of the LORDwhich He spokethrough His servantAhijah the prophet.