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1 Kings 14:17

17 Then Jeroboam’s wife got up and left and went to Tirzah. As soon as she stepped over the threshold of the house, the boy died.

Read 1 Kings 14:17 Using Other Translations

And Jeroboam's wife arose, and departed, and came to Tirzah: and when she came to the threshold of the door, the child died;
Then Jeroboam's wife arose and departed and came to Tirzah. And as she came to the threshold of the house, the child died.
So Jeroboam’s wife returned to Tirzah, and the child died just as she walked through the door of her home.

What does 1 Kings 14:17 mean?

John Gill's Exposition of the Bible
1 Kings 14:17

And Jeroboam's wife arose, and departed,
&e.] Upon this speech of the prophet's to her:

and came to Tirzah;
where Jeroboam now had his court, and where their son now was; it was a royal city in the time of the Canaanites, and is commonly placed in the tribe of Manasseh, and was a very pleasant one, as its name signifies, to which there is an allusion, ( Song of Solomon 6:4 ) , (See Gill on Joshua 12:24),

and when she came to the threshold of the door, the child died:
just as she was about to step over the threshold of the royal palace, which seems to have been at the entering of the city of Tirzah, ( 1 Kings 14:12 ) .

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