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1 Kings 14:7

Go, say to Jeroboam, ‘Thus says the Lord God of Israel, "Because I exalted you from among the people and made you leader over My people Israel,
New American Standard Version

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Concordances:
Nave's Topical Bible - Abijah;   Falsehood;   Government;   Jeroboam;   Judgments;   Prophecy;   Thompson Chain Reference - Exaltation-Abasement;   Exalts, God;   God;   Jeroboam;   Magistrates;   Nation, the;   Promotion;   Rebuke;   Rulers;   Wicked, the;   Torrey's Topical Textbook - Reproof;  
Dictionaries:
American Tract Society Bible Dictionary - Abijah;   Ahijah;   Baasha;   Bridgeway Bible Dictionary - Ahijah;   Jeroboam;   Fausset Bible Dictionary - Ahijah;   Holman Bible Dictionary - Abijah;   Ahijah;   Hastings' Dictionary of the Bible - Abijah;   Morrish Bible Dictionary - Abijah ;   Ahijah ;   People's Dictionary of the Bible - Kings;   Smith Bible Dictionary - Ahi'ah;   Watson's Biblical & Theological Dictionary - Jeroboam;  
Encyclopedias:
Condensed Biblical Cyclopedia - Kingdom of Israel;   International Standard Bible Encyclopedia - Prince;   Prophecy;   Kitto Biblical Cyclopedia - Abijah;   Ahijah;   The Jewish Encyclopedia - Abijah;   Ahijah (the Prophet);  

Albert Barnes' Notes on the Whole Bible

As Jeroboam‘s appointment to the kingdom had been formally announced to him by the prophet Ahijah, so the same prophet is commissioned to acquaint him with his forfeiture of it. Compare 1 Samuel 15:26-28.

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Barnes, Albert. "Commentary on 1 Kings 14:7". "Barnes' Notes on the Whole Bible". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/bnb/1-kings-14.html. 1870.

Coffman Commentaries on the Bible

GOD'S MESSAGE OF REJECTION TO JEROBOAM

"Go, tell Jeroboam, thus saith Jehovah, the God of Israel: Forasmuch as I exalted thee from among the people, and made thee prince over my people Israel, and rent the kingdom away from the house of David, and gave it thee; and yet thou hast not been as my servant David, who kept my commandments, and who followed me with all his heart, to do that only which was right in my eyes, but hast done evil above all that was before thee, and hast gone and made thee other gods, and molten images, to provoke me to anger, and hast cast me behind thy back: therefore, behold, I will bring evil upon the house of Jeroboam, and will cut off from Jeroboam, every man-child, him that is shut up and him that is left at large in .Israel, and will utterly sweep away the house of Jeroboam, as a man sweepeth away dung, till it be all gone."

"And hast gone and made thee other gods" (1 Kings 14:9). This verse out of the mouth of one of God's true prophets contradicts all of that nonsense written by some present-day commentators who explain Jeroboam's golden bulls as "symbols of Jehovah," or as "pedestals upon which the invisible Jehovah stood." Those bulls were idols in the simplest and most shameful sense! God, in this passage, through the mouth of Ahijah, called them what they certainly were - "other gods." How do the critics get around that? We shall explain this following 1 Kings 14:16.

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Coffman, James Burton. "Commentary on 1 Kings 14:7". "Coffman Commentaries on the Bible". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/bcc/1-kings-14.html. Abilene Christian University Press, Abilene, Texas, USA. 1983-1999.

John Gill's Exposition of the Whole Bible

Go tell Jeroboam,.... Thy husband:

thus saith the Lord God of Israel; so he continued to be, though they had revolted from him:

forasmuch as I exalted thee from among the people; the common people, from a low estate in which he was:

and made thee prince over my people Israel; so they were when he made them king over them; and there were some among them still that loved the Lord, served and feared him, of which the prophet himself, now speaking, was an instance.

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Gill, John. "Commentary on 1 Kings 14:7". "The New John Gill Exposition of the Entire Bible". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/geb/1-kings-14.html. 1999.

Geneva Study Bible

Go, tell Jeroboam, Thus saith the LORD God of Israel, Forasmuch as I exalted e thee from among the people, and made thee prince over my people Israel,

(e) Who was but a servant.
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Beza, Theodore. "Commentary on 1 Kings 14:7". "The 1599 Geneva Study Bible". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/gsb/1-kings-14.html. 1599-1645.

John Trapp Complete Commentary

1 Kings 14:7 Go, tell Jeroboam, Thus saith the LORD God of Israel, Forasmuch as I exalted thee from among the people, and made thee prince over my people Israel,

Ver. 7. Forasmuch as I exalted thee.] God upbraideth not any unless it be in case of extreme ingratitude; as here, with James 1:5. Qui exprobat reposcit.

And made thee prince.] Antecessorem, a leader to others, a loade-star upon whom all should fix their eyes, and shape their course.

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Trapp, John. "Commentary on 1 Kings 14:7". 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

They were God’s people when Jeroboam was first set over them.

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Poole, Matthew, "Commentary on 1 Kings 14:7". Matthew Poole's English Annotations on the Holy Bible. https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/mpc/1-kings-14.html. 1685.

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

Go, tell Jeroboam, Thus saith the LORD God of Israel, Forasmuch as I exalted thee from among the people, and made thee prince over my people Israel,
Forasmuch
12:24; 16:2; 1 Samuel 2:27-30; 15:16; 2 Samuel 12:7,8
Reciprocal: 1 Kings 11:38 - build the;  2 Kings 9:6 - over the people;  1 Chronicles 11:2 - ruler;  Job 34:24 - set;  Jeremiah 28:8 - prophesied;  Hosea 5:1 - O house;  Hosea 12:10 - have also;  Hosea 13:11 - General

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Torrey, R. A. "Commentary on 1 Kings 14:7". "The Treasury of Scripture Knowledge". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/tsk/1-kings-14.html.