1 Kings 11:30

30 and Ahijah took hold of the new cloak he was wearing and tore it into twelve pieces.

Read 1 Kings 11:30 Using Other Translations

And Ahijah caught the new garment that was on him, and rent it in twelve pieces:
Then Ahijah laid hold of the new garment that was on him, and tore it into twelve pieces.
and Ahijah took hold of the new cloak he was wearing and tore it into twelve pieces.

What does 1 Kings 11:30 mean?

John Gill's Exposition of the Bible
1 Kings 11:30

And Ahijah caught the new garment that was on him
This looks as if it was Jeroboam's garment, having got a new one to appear before the king in; though the sense may be this, that the prophet took hold of his own garment that was upon himself:

and rent it in twelve pieces;
as symbolical of the twelve tribes of Israel.

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