1 Kings 13:32

32 For the message he declared by the word of the LORD against the altar in Bethel and against all the shrines on the high places in the towns of Samaria will certainly come true.”

1 Kings 13:32 in Other Translations

KJV
32 For the saying which he cried by the word of the LORD against the altar in Bethel, and against all the houses of the high places which are in the cities of Samaria, shall surely come to pass.
ESV
32 For the saying that he called out by the word of the LORD against the altar in Bethel and against all the houses of the high places that are in the cities of Samaria shall surely come to pass."
NLT
32 For the message the LORD told him to proclaim against the altar in Bethel and against the pagan shrines in the towns of Samaria will certainly come true.”
MSG
32 The message that he preached by God's command against the Altar at Bethel and against all the sex-and-religion shrines in the towns of Samaria will come true."
CSB
32 for the word that he cried out by a revelation from the Lord against the altar in Bethel and against all the shrines of the high places in the cities of Samaria is certain to happen."

1 Kings 13:32 Meaning and Commentary

1 Kings 13:32

For the saying which he cried by the word of the Lord against
the altar in Bethel
That the priests should be offered on it, and men's bones be burnt upon it; for as for its being rent, and the ashes of it poured out, that had been done already:

and against all the houses of the high places which are in Samaria,
shall surely come to pass:
by which it appears that there were temples, and high places, and altars built in other parts of the kingdom besides Dan and Bethel, of the destruction of which the man of God prophesied, though not before mentioned; all which the old prophet gave credit to, and firmly believed would be accomplished. The kingdom of Israel, in later times, had the name of Samaria, from the chief city of it, ( Isaiah 7:9 ) , here spoken of by anticipation, for as yet it was not in being, see ( 1 Kings 16:24 ) and either it has its name here by way of prophecy, or else given by the writer of this book, as what it went by in his time.

1 Kings 13:32 In-Context

30 Then he laid the body in his own tomb, and they mourned over him and said, “Alas, my brother!”
31 After burying him, he said to his sons, “When I die, bury me in the grave where the man of God is buried; lay my bones beside his bones.
32 For the message he declared by the word of the LORD against the altar in Bethel and against all the shrines on the high places in the towns of Samaria will certainly come true.”
33 Even after this, Jeroboam did not change his evil ways, but once more appointed priests for the high places from all sorts of people. Anyone who wanted to become a priest he consecrated for the high places.
34 This was the sin of the house of Jeroboam that led to its downfall and to its destruction from the face of the earth.

Cross References 3

  • 1. ver 2; S Leviticus 26:30; S 1 Kings 12:31
  • 2. 1 Kings 16:24,28; 1 Kings 20:1; 2 Kings 10:1; 2 Kings 15:13
  • 3. 2 Kings 23:16