Verse-by-Verse Bible Commentary

1 Kings 13:8

But the man of God said to the king, "If you were to give me half your house I would not go with you, nor would I eat bread or drink water in this place.
New American Standard Version

Bible Study Resources

Concordances:
Nave's Topical Bible - Afflictions and Adversities;   Decision;   Fellowship;   Jeroboam;   Judgments;   Prophets;   Reproof;   Thompson Chain Reference - Business Life;   Honesty;   Incorruptibility of Leaders;   Integrity;   Leaders;   Reformers, Incorruptible;   Religious;   Seven;   Stability;   Steadfastness;   Steadfastness-Instability;   Temptation;   Virtues;   Torrey's Topical Textbook - Alliance and Society with the Enemies of God;  
Dictionaries:
American Tract Society Bible Dictionary - Iddo;   Bridgeway Bible Dictionary - Jeroboam;   Holman Bible Dictionary - Bethel;   Jeroboam;   Hastings' Dictionary of the Bible - Jadon;   Morrish Bible Dictionary - Bethel ;   Watson's Biblical & Theological Dictionary - Jeroboam;  
Encyclopedias:
Condensed Biblical Cyclopedia - Kingdom of Israel;   International Standard Bible Encyclopedia - Old Prophet, the;  

John Gill's Exposition of the Whole Bible

And the man of God said unto the king,.... In answer to his civility to him, to assure him it was not out of contempt to him, or ill will to him, or slight of his favour, but in obedience to the will of God:

if thou wilt give half of thine house; of the riches in it, and even of his kingdom:

I will not go in with thee, neither will I eat bread nor drink water in this place; this idolatrous place; the reason follows.

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Gill, John. "Commentary on 1 Kings 13:8". "The New John Gill Exposition of the Entire Bible". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/geb/1-kings-13.html. 1999.

John Trapp Complete Commentary

1 Kings 13:8 And the man of God said unto the king, If thou wilt give me half thine house, I will not go in with thee, neither will I eat bread nor drink water in this place:

Ver. 8. If thou wilt give me half thine house.] We must not be bribed out of our innocency; but reject the devil’s offers, though never so large; as Luther did a cardinalship, and as Pellican did the bishop’s silver bowl, sent him for a token.

Hem! Germana illa bestia non curat aurum!

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Trapp, John. "Commentary on 1 Kings 13:8". John Trapp Complete Commentary. https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/jtc/1-kings-13.html. 1865-1868.

Whedon's Commentary on the Bible

8.Half thine house — Compare the similar declaration of Balaam, Numbers 22:18; Numbers 24:13.

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Whedon, Daniel. "Commentary on 1 Kings 13:8". "Whedon's Commentary on the Bible". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/whe/1-kings-13.html. 1874-1909.

George Haydock's Catholic Bible Commentary

With thee. He considers the king as one excommunicated, the he must thus be induced to repent. (Salien)

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Haydock, George Leo. "Commentary on 1 Kings 13:8". "George Haydock's Catholic Bible Commentary". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/hcc/1-kings-13.html. 1859.

E.W. Bullinger's Companion Bible Notes

half thine house. Remembering Numbers 22:18; Numbers 24:13.

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Bullinger, Ethelbert William. "Commentary on 1 Kings 13:8". "E.W. Bullinger's Companion bible Notes". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/bul/1-kings-13.html. 1909-1922.

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

And the man of God said unto the king, If thou wilt give me half thine house, I will not go in with thee, neither will I eat bread nor drink water in this place:
If
Numbers 22:18; 24:13; Exodus 5:3,6; 7:2; Mark 6:23
go
2 Kings 5:16,26,27; Mark 6:11; 2 Corinthians 11:9,10
Reciprocal: Genesis 14:23 - That I;  Deuteronomy 9:9 - I neither;  1 Kings 13:16 - General1 Kings 18:4 - bread and water;  Ezekiel 18:11 - eaten

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Torrey, R. A. "Commentary on 1 Kings 13:8". "The Treasury of Scripture Knowledge". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/tsk/1-kings-13.html.