Verse-by-Verse Bible Commentary

1 Kings 14:20

The time that Jeroboam reigned was twenty-two years; and he slept with his fathers, and Nadab his son reigned in his place.
New American Standard Version

Bible Study Resources

Concordances:
Nave's Topical Bible - Nadab;   Thompson Chain Reference - Israel;   Israel-The Jews;   Kings of Israel;   Nadab;  
Dictionaries:
Easton Bible Dictionary - Nadab;   Fausset Bible Dictionary - Kings, the Books of;   Holman Bible Dictionary - Nadab;   Hastings' Dictionary of the Bible - Abijah;   Jeroboam;   Nadab (1);   Morrish Bible Dictionary - Nadab ;   The Hawker's Poor Man's Concordance And Dictionary - Jeroboam;   People's Dictionary of the Bible - Nadab;   Smith Bible Dictionary - Jerobo'am;   Watson's Biblical & Theological Dictionary - Jeroboam;   Rehoboam;  
Encyclopedias:
Condensed Biblical Cyclopedia - Kingdom of Israel;   Kingdom of Judah;   International Standard Bible Encyclopedia - Nadab;  

John Gill's Exposition of the Whole Bible

And the days which Jeroboam reigned were twenty two years,.... So that he outlived Rehoboam five years, and lived to the second year of the reign of his grandson Asa:

and he slept with his fathers; or died as they did:

and Nadab his son reigned in his stead; who perhaps was younger than Abijah, whose sickness and death are before related.

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Gill, John. "Commentary on 1 Kings 14:20". "The New John Gill Exposition of the Entire Bible". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/geb/1-kings-14.html. 1999.

Geneva Study Bible

And the days which Jeroboam reigned [were] two and twenty years: and he o slept with his fathers, and Nadab his son reigned in his stead.

(o) The Lord smote him and he died, (2 Chronicles 13:20).
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Beza, Theodore. "Commentary on 1 Kings 14:20". "The 1599 Geneva Study Bible". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/gsb/1-kings-14.html. 1599-1645.

John Trapp Complete Commentary

1 Kings 14:20 And the days which Jeroboam reigned [were] two and twenty years: and he slept with his fathers, and Nadab his son reigned in his stead.

Ver. 20. And he slept with his fathers.] Heb., He lay down. "This shall ye have of my hand, ye shall lie down in sorrow." [Isaiah 50:11] "The Lord struck Jeroboam and he died." [2 Chronicles 13:20] He died not the common death of all men, but by some remarkable stroke: beside the loss of five hundred thousand of his men in one battle with Abijah king of Judah. [2 Chronicles 13:17]

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Trapp, John. "Commentary on 1 Kings 14:20". John Trapp Complete Commentary. https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/jtc/1-kings-14.html. 1865-1868.

Matthew Poole's English Annotations on the Holy Bible

So he lived till Asa’s second year, 1 Kings 15:25.

He slept with his fathers; either, first, He was buried with his ancestors. But their sepulchre seems to be too mean and improper for a great king; and kings used to be buried in peculiar sepulchres. Or, secondly, He died, as his fathers did.

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Poole, Matthew, "Commentary on 1 Kings 14:20". Matthew Poole's English Annotations on the Holy Bible. https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/mpc/1-kings-14.html. 1685.

Joseph Benson's Commentary of the Old and New Testaments

1 Kings 14:20. Jeroboam reigned two and twenty years — So he lived till the second year of Asa, chap. 15. He slept with his fathers — He died as his fathers did, or perhaps the expression also implies, that he was buried with his ancestors. Their sepulchre, however, may appear too mean for a great king. It is probable that he died soon after his son: and we read, (2 Chronicles 13:20,) The Lord struck him; probably with some sudden and sore disease, which soon cut him off. He left his crown to Nadab his son, who lost it, and his life too, and the lives of all his family, within ten years after. The triumphing of the wicked is short, and the joy of the hypocrite but for a moment, Job 20:5.

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Benson, Joseph. "Commentary on 1 Kings 14:20". Joseph Benson's Commentary. https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/rbc/1-kings-14.html. 1857.

E.W. Bullinger's Companion Bible Notes

two and twenty years. In 1 Kings 15:25 Nadab reigned two years, and began in the second year of Asa, which was the twenty-first of Jeroboam, so that Nadab"s two years fall within the time of his father"s twenty-two. But from 2 Chronicles 13:20 we learn that Jeroboam was stricken with a languishing disease, in which time Nadab reigned with him, and died the same year as his father. The number "twentytwo" is associated with disorganization and disintegration (= 2x11). It is associated with the worst two reigns: Jeroboam, here; and Ahab in 1 Kings 16:29.

slept with his fathers = died. See notes on Deuteronomy 31:16. Said of the wicked Jeroboam and Ahab, as well as of good David and Jehoshaphat.

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Bullinger, Ethelbert William. "Commentary on 1 Kings 14:20". "E.W. Bullinger's Companion bible Notes". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/bul/1-kings-14.html. 1909-1922.

Commentary Critical and Explanatory on the Whole Bible - Unabridged

And the days which Jeroboam reigned were two and twenty years: and he slept with his fathers, and Nadab his son reigned in his stead.

No JFB commentary on this verse.

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Jamieson, Robert, D.D.; Fausset, A. R.; Brown, David. "Commentary on 1 Kings 14:20". "Commentary Critical and Explanatory on the Whole Bible - Unabridged". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/jfu/1-kings-14.html. 1871-8.

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

And the days which Jeroboam reigned were two and twenty years: and he slept with his fathers, and Nadab his son reigned in his stead.
slept
Heb. lay down.
2:10; 11:43; Job 14:12; Psalms 3:5; 4:8
Nadab
15:25-31
Reciprocal: 1 Kings 14:31 - Rehoboam;  1 Kings 16:6 - Baasha;  2 Kings 8:24 - slept;  2 Kings 10:35 - Jehu slept;  2 Kings 13:8 - General2 Kings 14:15 - the rest;  2 Kings 15:38 - Jotham;  2 Chronicles 13:20 - he died

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Torrey, R. A. "Commentary on 1 Kings 14:20". "The Treasury of Scripture Knowledge". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/tsk/1-kings-14.html.