Jeroboam Warned, Stricken

1 Now behold, there came 1a man of God from Judah to Bethel by the word of the LORD, while Jeroboam was standing by the altar 2to burn incense.
2 3He cried against the altar by the word of the LORD, and said, "O altar, altar, thus says the LORD, 'Behold, a son shall be born to the house of David, 4Josiah by name; and on you he shall sacrifice the priests of the high places who burn incense on you, and human bones shall be burned on you.' "
3 Then he gave a sign the same day, saying, "5This is the sign which the LORD has spoken, 'Behold, the altar shall be split apart and the ashes which are on it shall be poured out.' "
4 Now when the king heard the saying of the man of God, which he cried against the altar in Bethel, Jeroboam stretched out his hand from the altar, saying, "Seize him." But his hand which he stretched out against him dried up, so that he could not draw it back to himself.
5 The altar also was split apart and the ashes were poured out from the altar, according to the sign which the man of God had given by the word of the LORD.
6 The king said to the man of God, "Please 6entreat the LORD your God, and pray for me, that my hand may be restored to me." So 7the man of God entreated the LORD, and the king's hand was restored to him, and it became as it was before.