Those who swear by the guilt of Samaria and say, 'As surely as your god lives, O Dan,' or, 'As surely as the Way of Beersheba lives'--they will fall, never to rise again."
Cross References1 Kings 12:28
After seeking advice, the king made two golden calves and said to the people, "Going to Jerusalem is too much for you. Here, O Israel, are your gods, which brought you up out of the land of Egypt."
1 Kings 12:29
One calf he set up in Bethel, and the other in Dan.
The earth staggers like a drunkard and sways like a shack. Earth's rebellion weighs it down, and it falls, never to rise again.
Though you prostitute yourself, O Israel, may Judah avoid such guilt! Do not go to Gilgal, do not go up to Beth-aven, and do not swear on oath, 'As surely as the LORD lives!'
He has rejected your calf, O Samaria. My anger burns against them. How long will they be incapable of innocence?
"Fallen is Virgin Israel, never to rise again. She lies abandoned on her land, with no one to raise her up."
Do not seek Bethel or go to Gilgal; do not journey to Beersheba, for Gilgal will surely go into exile, and Bethel will come to nothing.
All this is for the transgression of Jacob and the sins of the house of Israel. What is the transgression of Jacob? Is it not Samaria? And what is the high place of Judah? Is it not Jerusalem?
Chapter Outline1. By a basket of summer fruit is shown the approach of Israel's end.
4. Oppression is reproved.
11. A famine of the word of God threatened.
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Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
1 Kings 12:28, 29, 32
1 Kings 13:22-34
1 Kings 14:16
1 Kings 16:24
2 Kings 10:29
Hosea 8:5, 6
Hosea 13:2, 16
Acts 19:9, 23
2 Chronicles 36:16
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