Go tell Jeroboam
thus saith the Lord God of Israel;
so he continued to be, though they had revolted from him:
forasmuch as I exalted thee from among the people;
the common people, from a low estate in which he was:
and made thee prince over my people Israel;
so they were when he made them king over them; and there were some among them still that loved the Lord, served and feared him, of which the prophet himself, now speaking, was an instance.