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1 Kings 13:30

    1 Kings 13:30 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    And he laid his carcase in his own grave; and they mourned over him, saying, Alas, my brother!

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    And he laid his carcass in his own grave; and they mourned over him, saying, Alas, my brother!

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    And he laid his body in his own grave; and they mourned over him,'saying , Alas, my brother!

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    And he put the body in the resting-place made ready for himself, weeping and sorrowing over it, saying, O my brother!

    Webster's Revision

    And he laid his body in his own grave; and they mourned over him,'saying , Alas, my brother!

    World English Bible

    He laid his body in his own grave; and they mourned over him, saying, "Alas, my brother!"

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    And he laid his carcase in his own grave; and they mourned over him, saying, Alas, my brother!

    Clarke's Commentary on 1 Kings 13:30

    Alas, my brothers - This lamentation is very simple, very short, and very pathetic. Perhaps the old prophet said it as much in reference to himself, who had been the cause of his untimely death, as in reference to the man of God, whose corpse he now committed to the tomb. But the words may be no more than the burden of each line of the lamentation which was used on this occasion. See instances of this among the Asiatics in the note on Jeremiah 22:18 (note).

    Barnes' Notes on 1 Kings 13:30

    He laid his carcase in his own grave - As Joseph of Arimathaea did the body of our Lord Matthew 27:60. The possession of rock-hewn tombs by families, or individuals, was common among the Jews from their first entrance into the holy land to their final expulsion. A sepulchre usually consisted of an underground apartment, into which opened a number of long, narrow "loculi," or cells, placed side by side, each adapted to receive one body. The cells were 6 or 7 feet long, 2 feet wide, and 3 feet high. They were commonly closed by a stone placed at the end of each. Many such tombs still exist in Palestine.

    Wesley's Notes on 1 Kings 13:30

    13:30 His grave - So that threatening, ver.22, was fulfilled; and withal, the memory of his prophecy was revived and preserved among them, and his very carcase resting there, might be a witness of their madness and desperate wickedness, in continuing in their abominable idolatry, after such an assurance of the dreadful effects of it. They - The old prophet and his sons, and others, whom common humanity taught to lament the untimely death of so worthy a person. Alas, and c. - Which was an usual form of expression in funeral - lamentations.