1 KINGS 13:3

KING JAMES VERSION (KJV)

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“And he gave a sign the same day, saying, This is the sign which the Lord hath spoken; Behold, the altar shall be rent, and the ashes that are upon it shall be poured out.”

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1 Kings 13:3 Translation & Meaning

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And he gave וְנָתַן֩ To give, used with greatest latitude of application (put, make, etc.) gave
a sign מוֹפֵת֙ A miracle; by implication, a token or omen sign
the same הַה֤וּא He (she or it); only expressed when emphatic or without a verb; also (intensively) self, or (especially with the article) the same; sometimes (as demonstrative) this or that; occasionally (instead of copula) as or are same
day, בַּיּ֨וֹם A day (as the warm hours), whether literal (from sunrise to sunset, or from one sunset to the next), or figurative (a space of time defined by an associated term), (often used adverb) day
saying, לֵאמֹ֔ר To say (used with great latitude) saying
This זֶ֣ה The masculine demonstrative pronoun, this or that This
is (No Hebrew definition. English implied.)
the sign הַמּוֹפֵ֔ת A miracle; by implication, a token or omen sign
which אֲשֶׁ֖ר Who, which, what, that; also (as an adverb and a conjunction) when, where, how, because, in order that, etc which
the Lord יְהוָ֑ה (the) self-Existent or Eternal; Jeho-vah, Jewish national name of God Lord
hath spoken; דִּבֶּ֣ר Perhaps properly, to arrange; but used figuratively (of words), to speak; rarely (in a destructive sense) to subdue spoken
Behold, הִנֵּ֤ה Lo! Behold
the altar הַמִּזְבֵּ֙חַ֙ An altar altar
shall be rent, נִקְרָ֔ע To rend, literally or figuratively (revile, paint the eyes, as if enlarging them) rent
and the ashes הַדֶּ֥שֶׁן The fat; abstractly fatness, i.e., (figuratively) abundance; specifically the (fatty) ashes of sacrifices ashes
that אֲשֶׁר Who, which, what, that; also (as an adverb and a conjunction) when, where, how, because, in order that, etc that
are (No Hebrew definition. English implied.)
upon עָלָֽיו׃ Above, over, upon, or against (yet always in this last relation with a downward aspect) in a great variety of applications upon
it shall be poured out. וְנִשְׁפַּ֖ךְ To spill forth (blood, a libation, liquid metal; or even a solid, i.e., to mound up); also (figuratively) to expend (life, soul, complaint, money, etc.); intensively, to sprawl out poured out

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  • 1  And, behold, there came a man of God out of Judah by the word of the Lord unto Beth-el: and Jeroboam stood by the altar to burn incense.

  • 2  And he cried against the altar in the word of the Lord, and said, O altar, altar, thus saith the Lord; Behold, a child shall be born unto the house of David, Josiah by name; and upon thee shall he offer the priests of the high places that burn incense upon thee, and men's bones shall be burnt upon thee.

  • 3  And he gave a sign the same day, saying, This is the sign which the Lord hath spoken; Behold, the altar shall be rent, and the ashes that are upon it shall be poured out.

  • 4  And it came to pass, when king Jeroboam heard the saying of the man of God, which had cried against the altar in Beth-el, that he put forth his hand from the altar, saying, Lay hold on him. And his hand, which he put forth against him, dried up, so that he could not pull it in again to him.

  • 5  The altar also was rent, and the ashes poured out from the altar, according to the sign which the man of God had given by the word of the Lord.




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