1 Kings 14:15
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And the LORD will strike Israel, so that it will be like a reed swaying in the water. He will uproot Israel from this good land that he gave to their ancestors and scatter them beyond the Euphrates River, because they aroused the LORD's anger by making Asherah poles.

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.

Darby Bible Translation
And 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 Asherahs, provoking Jehovah to anger.

World English Bible
For Yahweh will strike 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 Yahweh to anger.

Young's Literal Translation
And Jehovah hath smitten Israel as the reed is moved by the waters, and hath plucked Israel from off this good ground that He gave to their fathers, and scattered them beyond the River, because that they made their shrines, provoking Jehovah to anger;

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Clarke's Commentary on the Bible

For the Lord shall smite Israel - See this prophecy fulfilled, 1 Kings 15:28-30, when Baasha destroyed all the house and posterity of Jeroboam.

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...

Library
Synopsis. --The Gradual Narrowing of the Miraculous Element in the Bible by Recent Discovery and Discussion. --The Alarm Thereby Excited in the Church. --The Fallacy Which
It is barely forty years since that beloved and fearless Christian scholar, Dean Stanley, spoke thus of the miracles recorded of the prophet Elisha: "His works stand alone in the Bible in their likeness to the acts of mediaeval saints. There alone in the Sacred History the gulf between Biblical and Ecclesiastical miracles almost disappears."[5] It required some courage to say as much as this then, while the storm of persecution was raging against Bishop Colenso for his critical work on the Pentateuch.
James Morris Whiton—Miracles and Supernatural Religion

Whether Divination by Drawing Lots is Unlawful?
Objection 1: It would seem that divination by drawing lots is not unlawful, because a gloss of Augustine on Ps. 30:16, "My lots are in Thy hands," says: "It is not wrong to cast lots, for it is a means of ascertaining the divine will when a man is in doubt." Objection 2: There is, seemingly, nothing unlawful in the observances which the Scriptures relate as being practiced by holy men. Now both in the Old and in the New Testament we find holy men practicing the casting of lots. For it is related
Saint Thomas Aquinas—Summa Theologica

Cross References
Exodus 34:13
Break down their altars, smash their sacred stones and cut down their Asherah poles.

Exodus 34:14
Do not worship any other god, for the LORD, whose name is Jealous, is a jealous God.

Deuteronomy 12:3
Break down their altars, smash their sacred stones and burn their Asherah poles in the fire; cut down the idols of their gods and wipe out their names from those places.

Deuteronomy 12:4
You must not worship the LORD your God in their way.

Deuteronomy 29:28
In furious anger and in great wrath the LORD uprooted them from their land and thrust them into another land, as it is now."

Joshua 23:15
But just as all the good things the LORD your God has promised you have come to you, so he will bring on you all the evil things he has threatened, until the LORD your God has destroyed you from this good land he has given you.

Joshua 23:16
If you violate the covenant of the LORD your God, which he commanded you, and go and serve other gods and bow down to them, the LORD's anger will burn against you, and you will quickly perish from the good land he has given you."

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