New International Version
So he took another road and did not return by the way he had come to Bethel.
King James Bible
So he went another way, and returned not by the way that he came to Bethel.
Darby Bible Translation
So he went another way, and returned not by the way that he had come to Bethel.
World English Bible
So he went another way, and didn't return by the way that he came to Bethel.
Young's Literal Translation
And he goeth on in another way, and hath not turned back in the way in which he came in unto Beth-El.
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
For so it was charged me - Eat no bread, etc. - That is, Have no kind of communication with those idolaters. He was charged also not to return by the way that he came; probably lest the account of what was done should have reached the ears of any of the people through whom he had passed, and he suffer inconveniences on the account, either by persecution from the idolaters, or from curious people delaying him, in order to cause him to give an account of the transactions which took place at Beth-el. This is a reason why he should not return by the same way; but what the reason of this part of the charge was, if not the above, is not easy to see.
Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
1 Kings 13:11 Now an old prophet was living in Bethel; and his sons came and told him all the deeds which the man of God had done that day in Bethel; the words which he had spoken to the king, these also they related to their father.
LibraryWhether Christ Took Flesh of the Seed of David?
Objection 1: It would seem that Christ did not take flesh of the seed of David. For Matthew, in tracing the genealogy of Christ, brings it down to Joseph. But Joseph was not Christ's father, as shown above (Q, A, ad 1,2). Therefore it seems that Christ was not descended from David. Objection 2: Further, Aaron was of the tribe of Levi, as related Ex. 6. Now Mary the Mother of Christ is called the cousin of Elizabeth, who was a daughter of Aaron, as is clear from Lk. 1:5,36. Therefore, …
Saint Thomas Aquinas—Summa Theologica
1 Kings 13:9
For I was commanded by the word of the LORD: 'You must not eat bread or drink water or return by the way you came.'"
1 Kings 13:11
Now there was a certain old prophet living in Bethel, whose sons came and told him all that the man of God had done there that day. They also told their father what he had said to the king.
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