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1 Kings 12:26

    1 Kings 12:26 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    And Jeroboam said in his heart, Now shall the kingdom return to the house of David:

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    And Jeroboam said in his heart, Now shall the kingdom return to the house of David:

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    And Jeroboam said in his heart, Now will the kingdom return to the house of David:

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    And Jeroboam said in his heart, Now the kingdom will go back to the family of David:

    Webster's Revision

    And Jeroboam said in his heart, Now will the kingdom return to the house of David:

    World English Bible

    Jeroboam said in his heart, "Now the kingdom will return to the house of David.

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    And Jeroboam said in his heart, Now shall the kingdom return to the house of David:

    Barnes' Notes on 1 Kings 12:26

    Jeroboam's fear was lest a reaction should set in, and a desire for reunion manifest itself. He was not a man content to remain quiet, trusting simply to the promise made him 1 Kings 11:38. Hence, he gave way to the temptation of helping forward the plans of Providence by the crooked devices of a merely human policy. His measures, like all measures which involve a dereliction of principle, brought certain evils in their train, and drew down divine judgment on himself. But they fully secured the object at which he aimed. They prevented all healing of the breach between the two kingdoms. They made the separation final. They produced the result that not only no reunion took place, but no symptoms of an inclination to reunite ever manifested themselves during the whole period of the double kingdom.