Then the king said to the man of God, “Come home with me and refresh yourself, and (A)I will give you a gift.” But the man of God said to the king, “(B)If you were to give me half your house, I would not go with you, nor would I eat bread or drink water in this place. For so [a]it was commanded me by the word of the Lord, saying, ‘You shall not eat bread nor drink water, nor return by the way that you came.’” 10 So he went another way and did not return by the way that he had come to Bethel.

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  1. 1 Kings 13:9 Lit He commanded me

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