1 Kings 13:2

“And he cried against the altar in the word of the LORD, and said, O altar, altar, thus saith the LORD; Behold, a child shall be born unto the house of David, Josiah by name; and upon thee shall he offer the priests of the high places that burn incense upon thee, and men's bones shall be burnt upon thee.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations for 1 Kings 13:2

And hee cried against the altar in the word of the Lord, and said, O altar, altar, thus saith the Lord, Behold, a child shalbe borne vnto the house of Dauid, Iosiah by name, and vpon thee shall he offer the priests of the high places that burne incense vpon thee, and mens bones shall bee burnt vpon thee.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

He 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, Josiah 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.'"
- New American Standard Version (1995)

And he cried against the altar by the word of Jehovah, and said, O altar, altar, thus saith Jehovah: Behold, a son shall be born unto the house of David, Josiah by name; and upon thee shall he sacrifice the priests of the high places that burn incense upon thee, and men's bones shall they burn upon thee.
- American Standard Version (1901)

And by the order of the Lord he made an outcry against the altar, saying, O altar, altar, the Lord has said, From the seed of David will come a child, named Josiah, and on you he will put to death the priests of the high places, who are burning offerings on you, and men's bones will be burned on you.
- Basic English Bible

And he cried against the altar by the word of Jehovah, and said, O altar, altar! thus saith Jehovah: Behold, a child shall be born unto the house of David, Josiah by name; and upon thee shall he sacrifice the priests of the high places that burn incense upon thee, and men's bones shall be burned upon thee.
- Darby Bible

And he cried against the altar in the word of the LORD, and said, O altar, altar, thus saith the LORD; Behold, a child shall be born to the house of David, Josiah by name; and upon thee shall he offer the priests of the high places that burn incense upon thee, and men's bones shall be burnt upon thee.
- Webster's Bible

He cried against the altar by the word of Yahweh, and said, "Altar, altar, thus says Yahweh: 'Behold, a son shall be born to the house of David, Josiah by name. On you he shall sacrifice the priests of the high places who burn incense on you, and they will burn men's bones on you.'"
- World English Bible

and he calleth against the altar, by the word of Jehovah, and saith, `Altar! altar! thus said Jehovah, Lo, a son is born to the house of David -- Josiah his name -- and he hath sacrificed on thee the priests of the high places who are making perfume on thee, and bones of man are burnt on thee.'
- Youngs Literal Bible

And he cried against the altar by the word of the LORD, and said: 'O altar, altar, thus saith the LORD: Behold, a son shall be born unto the house of David, Josiah by name; and upon thee shall he sacrifice the priests of the high places that offer upon thee, and men's bones shall they burn upon thee.'
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible Commentary for 1 Kings 13:2

Wesley's Notes for 1 Kings 13:2


13:2 The altar - And consequently, against all that worship.O altar - He directs his speech to the altar, because the following signswere wrought upon it. Josiah - Which being done above three hundredyears after this prophecy, plainly shews the absolute certainty of God'sprovidence; and fore - knowledge even in the most contingent things. For thiswas in itself uncertain, and wholly depended upon man's will, both as to thehaving of a child, and as to the giving it this name. Therefore God cancertainly and effectually over - rule man's will which way he pleaseth; orelse it was possible, that this prediction should have been false; which isblasphemous to imagine. The priests - The bones of the priests,#2Kings 23:15|,16, whereby the altar should be defiled. How bold wasthe man, that durst attack the king in his pride, and interrupt thesolemnity he was proud of? Whoever is sent on God's errand, must not fearthe faces of men. It was above three hundred and fifty years ere thisprophecy was fulfilled. Yet it is spoken of as sure and nigh at hand.For a thousand years are with God as one day.


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