1 Kings 12:22

22 But this word of God came to Shemaiah the man of God:

1 Kings 12:22 in Other Translations

KJV
22 But the word of God came unto Shemaiah the man of God, saying,
ESV
22 But the word of God came to Shemaiah the man of God:
NLT
22 But God said to Shemaiah, the man of God,
MSG
22 At this time the word of God came to Shemaiah, a man of God:
CSB
22 But a revelation from God came to Shemaiah, the man of God:

1 Kings 12:22 Meaning and Commentary

1 Kings 12:22

But the word of God came unto Shemaiah the man of God
A prophet in those days, see ( 2 Chronicles 12:15 ) and the word that came to him, as in the Targum, is called the word of prophecy:

saying;
as follows.

1 Kings 12:22 In-Context

20 When all the Israelites heard that Jeroboam had returned, they sent and called him to the assembly and made him king over all Israel. Only the tribe of Judah remained loyal to the house of David.
21 When Rehoboam arrived in Jerusalem, he mustered all Judah and the tribe of Benjamin—a hundred and eighty thousand able young men—to go to war against Israel and to regain the kingdom for Rehoboam son of Solomon.
22 But this word of God came to Shemaiah the man of God:
23 “Say to Rehoboam son of Solomon king of Judah, to all Judah and Benjamin, and to the rest of the people,
24 ‘This is what the LORD says: Do not go up to fight against your brothers, the Israelites. Go home, every one of you, for this is my doing.’ ” So they obeyed the word of the LORD and went home again, as the LORD had ordered.

Cross References 2

  • 1. 2 Chronicles 12:5-7
  • 2. S Deuteronomy 33:1; 2 Kings 4:7