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therefore, behold, I will bring evil on the house of Jeroboam.
“I will cut off from Jeroboam everyone who pisses against a wall,
he who is a slave and he who is free in Israel,
and will utterly sweep away the house of Jeroboam
as a man sweeps away dung until it is all gone. Bible

“I will cut off from Jeroboam everyone.” Ahijah the prophet foretold that the house of Jeroboam would be completely destroyed, and that occurred during the reign of his son Nadab. Baasha the son of Ahijah (not Ahijah the prophet; another Ahijah) from the tribe of Issachar killed the entire house of Jeroboam, who apparently was from either the tribe of Ephraim or Manasseh (1 Kings 11:28).

“who pisses against a wall.” A crass idiom and cultural way of referring to the men, but as we learn from the verse, the women were killed also.


Commentary for: 1 Kings 14:10