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1 Kings 14:17

    1 Kings 14:17 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    And Jeroboam's wife arose, and departed, and came to Tirzah: and when she came to the threshold of the door, the child died;

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    And Jeroboam's wife arose, and departed, and came to Tirzah: and when she came to the threshold of the door, the child died;

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    And Jeroboam's wife arose, and departed, and came to Tirzah: and as she came to the threshold of the house, the child died.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    Then Jeroboam's wife got up and went away and came to Tirzah; and when she came to the doorway of the house, death came to the child.

    Webster's Revision

    And Jeroboam's wife arose, and departed, and came to Tirzah: and as she came to the threshold of the house, the child died.

    World English Bible

    Jeroboam's wife arose, and departed, and came to Tirzah. As she came to the threshold of the house, the child died.

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    And Jeroboam's wife arose, and departed, and came to Tirzah: and as she came to the threshold of the house, the child died.

    Barnes' Notes on 1 Kings 14:17

    Jeroboam had by this time removed from Shechem, and established a new capital in Tirzah, one of the old Canaanite towns Joshua 12:24 - a town of great reputation for beauty, counted in that respect on a par with Jerusalem Sol 6:4. Tirzah is perhaps to be identified with "Telluzah," a place in the mountains about 9 miles distant from Shechem (Nablous) (or with Teiasir - Conder). It may have been the palatial residence of the kings rather than the actual capital of the country. It remained the capital until Omri built Samaria 1 Kings 16:23-24. Toward the close of the kingdom it appears again as the city of Menahem, who murdered Shallum and succeeded him 2 Kings 15:14.

    The threshold of the door - literally," the threshold of the house." Compare the prophecy 1 Kings 14:12. The child actually died as she crossed the threshold of the palace. Probably the palace, like that of Sargon at Khorsabad, lay at the outer edge of the town.