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.
Instead, you returned and ate a meal in a place he had ordered you not to eat in. Because of this you will be killed, and your body will not be buried in your family grave."
After they had finished eating, the old prophet saddled the donkey for the prophet from Judah,
who rode off. On the way a lion met him and killed him. His body lay on the road, and the donkey and the lion stood beside it.
Some men passed by and saw the body on the road, with the lion standing near by. They went on into Bethel and reported what they had seen.
When the old prophet heard about it, he said, "That is the prophet who disobeyed the Lord's command! And so the Lord sent the lion to attack and kill him, just as the Lord said he would."
Then he said to his sons, "Saddle my donkey for me." They did so,
and he rode off and found the prophet's body lying on the road, with the donkey and the lion still standing by it. The lion had not eaten the body or attacked the donkey.