All Israel will mourn for him and bury him, for he only of Jeroboam will come to a tomb, because in him there has been found some good thing toward Yahweh, the God of Israel, in the house of Jeroboam. Bible other translations

“he only of Jeroboam will come to the grave, because in him there is found some good thing.” Occasionally it seems God could prolong a good person’s life but instead protects them from evil by not prolonging it (Isa. 57:1). In this case the premature death of the boy is said to be a blessing.

Commentary for: 1 Kings 14:13