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1 Kings 13:21

and he cried to the man of God who came from Judah, saying, "Thus says the Lord , ‘Because you have disobeyed the command of the Lord , and have not observed the commandment which the Lord your God commanded you,
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Concordances:
Nave's Topical Bible - Falsehood;   Judgments;   Minister, Christian;   Prophecy;   Scofield Reference Index - Miracles;   Thompson Chain Reference - Disobedience;   Obedience-Disobedience;   Torrey's Topical Textbook - Disobedience to God;   Offence;  
Dictionaries:
American Tract Society Bible Dictionary - Iddo;   Baker Evangelical Dictionary of Biblical Theology - False Prophet;   Prophet, Prophetess, Prophecy;   Fausset Bible Dictionary - Miracles;   Holman Bible Dictionary - Bethel;   Kings, 1 and 2;   Hastings' Dictionary of the Bible - Jadon;   Morrish Bible Dictionary - Bethel ;  
Encyclopedias:
Condensed Biblical Cyclopedia - Kingdom of Israel;   International Standard Bible Encyclopedia - Disobedience;   Old Prophet, the;  

Adam Clarke Commentary

And he - That is, according to the above interpretation, the voice of God from heaven addressing the man of God, the old prophet having nothing to do in this business.

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Clarke, Adam. "Commentary on 1 Kings 13:21". "The Adam Clarke Commentary". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/acc/1-kings-13.html. 1832.

Albert Barnes' Notes on the Whole Bible

Forasmuch as thou hast disobeyed the mouth of the Lord - It was his duty not to have suffered himself to be persuaded. He should have felt that his obedience was being tried, and should have required, ere he considered himself released, “the same, or as strong, evidence,” as that on which he had received the obligation. Disobedience to certain positive commands of God, was one which it was at this time very important to punish signally, since it was exactly the sin of Jeroboam and his adherents.

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Barnes, Albert. "Commentary on 1 Kings 13:21". "Barnes' Notes on the Whole Bible". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/bnb/1-kings-13.html. 1870.

John Gill's Exposition of the Whole Bible

And he cried unto the man of God that came from Judah,.... His mind being greatly affected with the word brought to him, partly on his own account, who, by a lie his conscience must accuse him of, had been the means of seducing the man of God, and partly on his account, who was threatened with death for complying with him:

saying, thus saith the Lord; being obliged to deliver, in the name of the Lord, what was said unto him:

forasmuch as thou hast disobeyed the mouth of the Lord; the order that came out of his mouth, as follows:

and hast not kept the commandment which the Lord thy God commanded thee; not to eat nor drink in Bethel.

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Gill, John. "Commentary on 1 Kings 13:21". "The New John Gill Exposition of the Entire Bible". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/geb/1-kings-13.html. 1999.

Geneva Study Bible

And he cried unto the man of God that came from Judah, saying, Thus saith the LORD, i Forasmuch as thou hast disobeyed the mouth of the LORD, and hast not kept the commandment which the LORD thy God commanded thee,

(i) God would reprove his folly by him who caused him to err.
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Beza, Theodore. "Commentary on 1 Kings 13:21". "The 1599 Geneva Study Bible". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/gsb/1-kings-13.html. 1599-1645.

Commentary Critical and Explanatory on the Whole Bible

he cried unto the man of God that came from Judah — rather, “it cried,” that is, the word of the Lord.

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Jamieson, Robert, D.D.; Fausset, A. R.; Brown, David. "Commentary on 1 Kings 13:21". "Commentary Critical and Explanatory on the Whole Bible". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/jfb/1-kings-13.html. 1871-8.

Wesley's Explanatory Notes

And he cried unto the man of God that came from Judah, saying, Thus saith the LORD, Forasmuch as thou hast disobeyed the mouth of the LORD, and hast not kept the commandment which the LORD thy God commanded thee,

Cried — With a loud voice, the effect of his passion, both for his own guilt and shame, and for the prophet's approaching misery.

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Wesley, John. "Commentary on 1 Kings 13:21". "John Wesley's Explanatory Notes on the Whole Bible". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/wen/1-kings-13.html. 1765.

John Trapp Complete Commentary

1 Kings 13:21 And he cried unto the man of God that came from Judah, saying, Thus saith the LORD, Forasmuch as thou hast disobeyed the mouth of the LORD, and hast not kept the commandment which the LORD thy God commanded thee,

Ver. 21. Forasmuch as thou hast disobeyed.] Thus this old impostor was forced to condemn himself for deceit, as well as the other prophet for disobedience.

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Trapp, John. "Commentary on 1 Kings 13:21". John Trapp Complete Commentary. https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/jtc/1-kings-13.html. 1865-1868.

Matthew Poole's English Annotations on the Holy Bible

He cried with a loud voice, the effect of his passion, both for his own guilt and shame, and for the prophet’s approaching misery, and his unhappy influence both in procuring and in denouncing of it.

The mouth, i.e. the word of command coming out of his mouth; a metonymy of the cause for the effect.

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Poole, Matthew, "Commentary on 1 Kings 13:21". Matthew Poole's English Annotations on the Holy Bible. https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/mpc/1-kings-13.html. 1685.

E.W. Bullinger's Companion Bible Notes

disobeyed = rebelled against. The same expression used of Moses and Aaron at Meribah (Numbers 20:24; Numbers 27:14). Safety found only in the path of obedience. Compare 1 Kings 13:26.

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Bullinger, Ethelbert William. "Commentary on 1 Kings 13:21". "E.W. Bullinger's Companion bible Notes". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/bul/1-kings-13.html. 1909-1922.

Commentary Critical and Explanatory on the Whole Bible - Unabridged

And he cried unto the man of God that came from Judah, saying, Thus saith the LORD, Forasmuch as thou hast disobeyed the mouth of the LORD, and hast not kept the commandment which the LORD thy God commanded thee,

He cried unto the man of God that came from Judah - rather, 'it cried;' i:e., the word of the Lord. What a sad contrast between his present and his former conduct! When first introduced to our notice, he presents a spectacle worthy of admiration. He appears in the schismatic chapel at Beth-el, a fearless messenger of God-a faithful and uncompromising bearer of terrible denunciations-yet he stood undaunted in the midst of a multitude, and the frowns nor the flatteries of a king, neither the pleasures of a luxurious table nor the prospect of comfortable lodging after the fatigues of a long journey, could tempt him to swerve from the path of commanded duty. But now we see him who had refused to be cajoled by a king readily yielding with weak credulity to the ill-disguised falsehood of an equal, and, in the enjoyment of congenial society, forgetting his character and his mission. What a sad fall!

Forasmuch as thou hast disobeyed the mouth of the Lord ...

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Jamieson, Robert, D.D.; Fausset, A. R.; Brown, David. "Commentary on 1 Kings 13:21". "Commentary Critical and Explanatory on the Whole Bible - Unabridged". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/jfu/1-kings-13.html. 1871-8.

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

And he cried unto the man of God that came from Judah, saying, Thus saith the LORD, Forasmuch as thou hast disobeyed the mouth of the LORD, and hast not kept the commandment which the LORD thy God commanded thee,
Thus saith
17; Genesis 3:7; Esther 6:13; Jeremiah 2:19; Galatians 1:8,9
thou hast disobeyed
Leviticus 10:3; Numbers 20:12,24; 1 Samuel 4:18; 13:13,14; 15:19,22-24; 2 Samuel 6:7; 2 Samuel 12:9-11; 24:13; Revelation 3:19
Reciprocal: Numbers 20:11 - smote;  Deuteronomy 4:22 - GeneralDeuteronomy 32:51 - because ye;  1 Kings 13:9 - For;  1 Kings 13:11 - an old prophet;  1 Kings 20:36 - General1 Chronicles 21:10 - that 1may;  2 Chronicles 22:9 - in Samaria;  Lamentations 1:18 - commandment;  Ezekiel 2:8 - Be;  1 Corinthians 11:30 - many

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Torrey, R. A. "Commentary on 1 Kings 13:21". "The Treasury of Scripture Knowledge". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/tsk/1-kings-13.html.