Ahijah Prophesies against the King

14 At that time Abijah the son of Jeroboam became sick. And Jeroboam said to his wife, “Now arise and (A)disguise yourself so that they will not know that you are the wife of Jeroboam, and go to (B)Shiloh. Behold, Ahijah the prophet is there, who (C)said regarding me that I would be king over this people. (D)Take ten loaves with you, some pastries, and a jar of honey, and go to him. He will tell you what will happen to the boy.”

And Jeroboam’s wife did so, and set out and went to (E)Shiloh, and came to the house of (F)Ahijah. Now Ahijah could not see (G)because his eyes were [a]glossy from his old age.

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  1. 1 Kings 14:4 Lit set

And King Zedekiah said, “Behold, he is in your [a]hands; for the king (A)can do nothing against you.”

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  1. Jeremiah 38:5 Lit hand

Zedekiah Seeks an Answer from God

14 Then King Zedekiah (A)sent word and [a]had Jeremiah the prophet brought to him at the third entrance that is in the house of the Lord; and the king said to Jeremiah, “I am going to (B)ask you something; do not hide anything from me.” 15 And Jeremiah said to Zedekiah, “(C)If I tell you, will you not certainly put me to death? Besides, if I give you advice, you will not listen to me.” 16 But King Zedekiah swore to Jeremiah in (D)secret, saying, “As the Lord lives, who made this [b](E)life for us, I certainly will not put you to death, nor will I hand you over to (F)these men who are seeking your [c]life.”

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  1. Jeremiah 38:14 Lit took Jeremiah the prophet to him
  2. Jeremiah 38:16 Lit soul
  3. Jeremiah 38:16 Lit soul

24 Then Zedekiah said to Jeremiah, “Let no one know about these words, and you will not die. 25 But if the (A)officials hear that I have talked with you and come to you and say to you, ‘Tell us now what you said to the king and what the king said to you; do not hide it from us and we will not put you to death,’ 26 then you are to say to them, ‘I was (B)presenting my plea before the king, not to make me return to the house of Jonathan to die there.’” 27 Then all the officials came to Jeremiah and questioned him. So he reported to them in accordance with all these words which the king had commanded; and they stopped speaking with him, since the [a]conversation had not been overheard.

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  1. Jeremiah 38:27 Lit word