And it came to pass, when he reigned, that he smote all
house of Jeroboam
That he might have no rival, or any that could pretend any title to the crown:
he left not Jeroboam any that breathed, until he had
according to the saying of the Lord, which he spake by his servant
Ahijah the Shilonite;
not that his intention in destroying Jeroboam's family was to fulfil that prophecy, but so it was eventually; see ( 1 Kings 14:10 1 Kings 14:14 ) .