Now the king had put the officer on whose arm he leaned in charge of the gate, and the people trampled him in the gateway, and he died,1 just as the man of God had foretold when the king came down to his house.
It happened as the man of God had said to the king: "About this time tomorrow, a seah of flour will sell for a shekel and two seahs of barley for a shekel at the gate of Samaria."
The officer had said to the man of God, "Look, even if the LORD should open the floodgates2 of the heavens, could this happen?" The man of God had replied, "You will see it with your own eyes, but you will not eat any of it!"
And that is exactly what happened to him, for the people trampled him in the gateway, and he died.