The king said to the man of God, “Come home with me for a meal, and I will give you a gift.”(A)

But the man of God answered the king, “Even if you were to give me half your possessions,(B) I would not go with you, nor would I eat bread(C) or drink water here. For I was commanded by the word of the Lord: ‘You must not eat bread or drink water or return by the way you came.’” 10 So he took another road and did not return by the way he had come to Bethel.

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