18 During his lifetime Absalom had taken a pillar and erected it in the King’s Valley(A) as a monument(B) to himself, for he thought, “I have no son(C) to carry on the memory of my name.” He named the pillar after himself, and it is called Absalom’s Monument to this day.

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10 “‘Because of this, I am going to bring disaster(A) on the house of Jeroboam. I will cut off from Jeroboam every last male in Israel—slave or free.[a](B) I will burn up the house of Jeroboam as one burns dung, until it is all gone.(C)

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Footnotes

  1. 1 Kings 14:10 Or Israel—every ruler or leader

19 He has no offspring(A) or descendants(B) among his people,
    no survivor(C) where once he lived.(D)

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Endless ruin has overtaken my enemies,
    you have uprooted their cities;(A)
    even the memory of them(B) has perished.

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18 Their bows(A) will strike down the young men;(B)
    they will have no mercy(C) on infants,
    nor will they look with compassion on children.(D)

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