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32 because the message that he announced as the Lord’s message against the altar in Bethel and against all the temples on the high places in the cities of the north[a] will certainly be fulfilled.”

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  1. 1 Kings 13:32 tn Heb “Samaria.” The name of Israel’s capital city here stands for the northern kingdom as a whole. Actually Samaria was not built and named until several years after this (see 1 Kgs 16:24), so it is likely that the author of Kings, writing at a later time, is here adapting the old prophet’s original statement.