Verse-by-Verse Bible Commentary

1 Kings 14:5

Now the Lord had said to Ahijah, "Behold, the wife of Jeroboam is coming to inquire of you concerning her son, for he is sick. You shall say thus and thus to her, for it will be when she arrives that she will pretend to be another woman."
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Bible Study Resources

Concordances:
Nave's Topical Bible - Abijah;   Falsehood;   Jeroboam;   Prophecy;   Prophets;  
Dictionaries:
American Tract Society Bible Dictionary - Abijah;   Ahijah;   Bridgeway Bible Dictionary - Jeroboam;   Holman Bible Dictionary - Abijah;   Ahijah;   Hastings' Dictionary of the Bible - Abijah;   Morrish Bible Dictionary - Abijah ;   Ahijah ;   Watson's Biblical & Theological Dictionary - Jeroboam;  
Encyclopedias:
Condensed Biblical Cyclopedia - Kingdom of Israel;   International Standard Bible Encyclopedia - Feign;   Kitto Biblical Cyclopedia - Abijah;   The Jewish Encyclopedia - Ahijah (the Prophet);  

Adam Clarke Commentary

Feign herself to be another woman - It would have been discreditable to Jeroboam's calves, if it had been known that he had consulted a prophet of Jehovah.

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Clarke, Adam. "Commentary on 1 Kings 14:5". "The Adam Clarke Commentary". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/acc/1-kings-14.html. 1832.

Albert Barnes' Notes on the Whole Bible

Feign herself to be another woman - literally, “she shall make herself strange,” i. e., “she shall come in disguised.” So 1 Kings 14:6.

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Barnes, Albert. "Commentary on 1 Kings 14:5". "Barnes' Notes on the Whole Bible". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/bnb/1-kings-14.html. 1870.

John Gill's Exposition of the Whole Bible

And the Lord said unto Abijah,.... Either in a dream, or by an impulse upon his mind, before Jeroboam's wife came in:

behold, the wife of Jeroboam cometh to ask a thing of thee for her son, for he is sick; to know whether he will recover or not:

thus and thus shall thou say unto her; as after expressed in some following verses:

for it shall be, when she cometh in, that she shall feign herself another woman; to the people that let her in, and introduce her to the prophet, and to the prophet himself; pretend herself to be a countrywoman come to ask a question of the prophet concerning her son that was ill of a disease.

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Gill, John. "Commentary on 1 Kings 14:5". "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 LORD said unto Ahijah, Behold, the wife of Jeroboam cometh to ask a thing of thee for her son; for he [is] sick: thus and thus shalt thou say unto her: for it shall be, when she cometh in, that she shall feign herself [to be] c another [woman].

(c) Than the wife of Jeroboam.
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Beza, Theodore. "Commentary on 1 Kings 14:5". "The 1599 Geneva Study Bible". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/gsb/1-kings-14.html. 1599-1645.

John Trapp Complete Commentary

1 Kings 14:5 And the LORD said unto Ahijah, Behold, the wife of Jeroboam cometh to ask a thing of thee for her son; for he [is] sick: thus and thus shalt thou say unto her: for it shall be, when she cometh in, that she shall feign herself [to be] another [woman].

Ver. 5. She shall feign herself to be another woman.] Ut ipsa agit extraneam. She would have deceived the prophet, if she could; so would hypocrites deceive God of heaven, if they knew how. But he is too wise to be cajoled or cheated.

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Trapp, John. "Commentary on 1 Kings 14:5". John Trapp Complete Commentary. https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/jtc/1-kings-14.html. 1865-1868.

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

And the LORD said unto Ahijah, Behold, the wife of Jeroboam cometh to ask a thing of thee for her son; for he is sick: thus and thus shalt thou say unto her: for it shall be, when she cometh in, that she shall feign herself to be another woman.
the Lord
2 Kings 4:27; 6:8-12; Psalms 139:1-4; Proverbs 21:30; Amos 3:7; Acts 10:19,20
Reciprocal: 1 Samuel 28:12 - thou art Saul;  1 Kings 14:2 - disguise thyself;  1 Kings 14:6 - why feignest;  1 Kings 14:27 - guard;  2 Kings 3:14 - I would not look;  Jeremiah 32:7 - Behold

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Torrey, R. A. "Commentary on 1 Kings 14:5". "The Treasury of Scripture Knowledge". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/tsk/1-kings-14.html.