At that time there was an old prophet living in Bethel. His sons came and told him what the prophet from Judah had done in Bethel that day and what he had said to King Jeroboam.
"Which way did he go when he left?" the old prophet asked them. They showed him the road
and he told them to saddle his donkey for him. They did so, and he rode off
down the road after the prophet from Judah and found him sitting under an oak tree. "Are you the prophet from Judah?" he asked. "I am," the man answered.
"Come home and have a meal with me," he said.
But the prophet from Judah answered, "I can't go home with you or accept your hospitality. And I won't eat or drink anything with you here,
because the Lord has commanded me not to eat or drink a thing, and not to return home the same way I came."
Then the old prophet from Bethel said to him, "I, too, am a prophet just like you, and at the Lord's command an angel told me to take you home with me and offer you my hospitality." But the old prophet was lying.
So the prophet from Judah went home with the old prophet and had a meal with him.
As they were sitting at the table, the word of the Lord came to the old prophet,
and he cried out to the prophet from Judah, "The Lord says that you disobeyed him and did not do what he commanded.