“And this thing became sin unto the house of Jeroboam, even to cut it off, and to destroy it from off the face of the earth.”
King James Version (KJV)
13:34 Sin - Either, an occasion of sin, and means of hardening all hisposterity in their idolatry: or, a punishment, for so the word sinis often used. This his obstinate continuance in his idolatry, after suchwarnings, was the utter ruin of all his family. They betray themselveseffectually, who endeavour to support themselves by any sin.