1 Kings 14:15
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English Standard Version
the LORD will strike Israel as a reed is shaken in the water, and root up Israel out of this good land that he gave to their fathers and scatter them beyond the Euphrates, because they have made their Asherim, provoking the LORD to anger.

King James Bible
For the LORD shall smite Israel, as a reed is shaken in the water, and he shall root up Israel out of this good land, which he gave to their fathers, and shall scatter them beyond the river, because they have made their groves, provoking the LORD to anger.

American Standard Version
For Jehovah will smite Israel, as a reed is shaken in the water; and he will root up Israel out of this good land which he gave to their fathers, and will scatter them beyond the River, because they have made their Asherim, provoking Jehovah to anger.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And the Lord God shall strike Israel as a reed is shaken in the water: and he shall root up Israel out of this good land, which he gave to their fathers, and shall scatter them beyond the river: because they have made to themselves groves, to provoke the Lord.

English Revised Version
For the LORD shall smite Israel, as a reed is shaken in the water; and he shall root up Israel out of this good land, which he gave to their fathers, and shall scatter them beyond the River; because they have made their Asherim, provoking the LORD to anger.

Webster's Bible Translation
For the LORD will smite Israel, as a reed is shaken in the water, and he will root up Israel out of this good land, which he gave to their fathers, and will scatter them beyond the river, because they have made their groves, provoking the LORD to anger.

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Keil and Delitzsch Biblical Commentary on the Old Testament

The saying was as follows: "Therefore, because thou hast exalted thyself from the people, and I have made thee prince over my people Israel (cf., 1 Kings 11:31), ... but thou hast not been as my servant David, who kept my commandments...(cf., 1 Kings 11:34), and hast done worse than all who were before thee (judices nimirum et duces Israelis - Cler.), and hast gone and hast made thyself other gods (contrary to the express command in Exodus 20:2-3), ... and hast cast me behind thy back: therefore I bring misfortune upon the house of Jeroboam," etc. The expression, to cast God behind the back, which only occurs here and in Ezekiel 23:35, denotes the most scornful contempt of God, the strict opposite of "keeping God before the eyes and in the heart." בּקיר משׁתּין, every male person; see at 1 Samuel 25:22. A synonymous expression is ועזוּב עצוּר, the fettered (i.e., probably the married) and the free (or single); see at Deuteronomy 32:36. "In Israel," i.e., in the kingdom of the ten tribes. The threat is strengthened by the clause in 1 Kings 14:10, "and I will sweep out after the house of Jeroboam, as one sweepeth out dung, even to the end," which expresses shameful and utter extermination; and this threat is still further strengthened in 1 Kings 14:11 by the threat added from Deuteronomy 28:26, that of those cut off not one is to come to the grave, but their bodies are to be devoured by the dogs and birds of prey, - the worst disgrace that could befall the dead. Instead of wild beasts (Deuteronomy 28:26) the dogs are mentioned here, because in the East they wander out in the streets without owners, and are so wild and ravenous that they even devour corpses (vid., Harmar, Beobachtungen, i. p. 198). לירבעם with ל of relationship, equivalent to of those related to Jeroboam. It is the same in 1 Kings 14:13.

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Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

the Lord

1 Samuel 12:25 But if you shall still do wickedly, you shall be consumed, both you and your king.

2 Kings 17:6,7 In the ninth year of Hoshea the king of Assyria took Samaria, and carried Israel away into Assyria...

as a reed

Matthew 11:7 And as they departed, Jesus began to say to the multitudes concerning John, What went you out into the wilderness to see?...

Luke 7:24 And when the messengers of John were departed, he began to speak to the people concerning John...

root up israel

Deuteronomy 29:28 And the LORD rooted them out of their land in anger, and in wrath, and in great indignation, and cast them into another land...

Psalm 52:5 God shall likewise destroy you for ever, he shall take you away, and pluck you out of your dwelling place...

Proverbs 2:22 But the wicked shall be cut off from the earth, and the transgressors shall be rooted out of it.

Amos 2:9 Yet destroyed I the Amorite before them, whose height was like the height of the cedars, and he was strong as the oaks...

Zephaniah 2:4 For Gaza shall be forsaken, and Ashkelon a desolation: they shall drive out Ashdod at the noon day, and Ekron shall be rooted up.

Matthew 15:13 But he answered and said, Every plant, which my heavenly Father has not planted, shall be rooted up.

this good land

Leviticus 26:32-34,43 And I will bring the land into desolation: and your enemies which dwell therein shall be astonished at it...

Deuteronomy 4:26,27 I call heaven and earth to witness against you this day...

Deuteronomy 28:36,63-68 The LORD shall bring you, and your king which you shall set over you, to a nation which neither you nor your fathers have known...

Deuteronomy 29:24-28 Even all nations shall say, Why has the LORD done thus to this land? what means the heat of this great anger...

Joshua 23:15,16 Therefore it shall come to pass, that as all good things are come on you, which the LORD your God promised you...

shall scatter

2 Kings 15:29 In the days of Pekah king of Israel came Tiglathpileser king of Assyria, and took Ijon, and Abelbethmaachah, and Janoah, and Kedesh...

2 Kings 17:6,23 In the ninth year of Hoshea the king of Assyria took Samaria, and carried Israel away into Assyria...

2 Kings 18:11,12 And the king of Assyria did carry away Israel to Assyria, and put them in Halah and in Habor by the river of Gozan...

Amos 5:27 Therefore will I cause you to go into captivity beyond Damascus, said the LORD, whose name is The God of hosts.

Acts 7:43 Yes, you took up the tabernacle of Moloch, and the star of your god Remphan, figures which you made to worship them...

beyond the river i.e. Beyond the river Euphrates
because

Exodus 34:13,14 But you shall destroy their altars, break their images, and cut down their groves...

Deuteronomy 12:3,4 And you shall overthrow their altars, and break their pillars, and burn their groves with fire...

Isaiah 1:28,29 And the destruction of the transgressors and of the sinners shall be together, and they that forsake the LORD shall be consumed...

provoking

1 Kings 14:9,23,24 But have done evil above all that were before you: for you have gone and made you other gods, and molten images, to provoke me to anger...

Cross References
Exodus 34:13
You shall tear down their altars and break their pillars and cut down their Asherim

Exodus 34:14
(for you shall worship no other god, for the LORD, whose name is Jealous, is a jealous God),

Deuteronomy 12:3
You shall tear down their altars and dash in pieces their pillars and burn their Asherim with fire. You shall chop down the carved images of their gods and destroy their name out of that place.

Deuteronomy 12:4
You shall not worship the LORD your God in that way.

Deuteronomy 29:28
and the LORD uprooted them from their land in anger and fury and great wrath, and cast them into another land, as they are this day.'

Joshua 23:15
But just as all the good things that the LORD your God promised concerning you have been fulfilled for you, so the LORD will bring upon you all the evil things, until he has destroyed you from off this good land that the LORD your God has given you,

Joshua 23:16
if you transgress the covenant of the LORD your God, which he commanded you, and go and serve other gods and bow down to them. Then the anger of the LORD will be kindled against you, and you shall perish quickly from off the good land that he has given to you."

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