I Kings 14:13
Print Friendly, PDF & Email

13  And all Yisrael shall lament over him and bury him; he alone of Yerovam‘s family shall be brought to burial, for in him alone of the House of Yerovam has some devotion been found to Hashem, the God of Yisrael.

v’-sa-f’-du LO khol yis-ra-AYL v’-ka-v’-RU o-TO kee ZEH l’-va-DO ya-VO l’-ya-rov-AM el KA-ver YA-an nim-tza VO da-VAR TOV el a-do-NAI e-lo-HAY yis-ra-AYL b’-VAYT ya-rov-AM

יג  וְסָפְדוּ־לוֹ כָל־יִשְׂרָאֵל וְקָבְרוּ אֹתוֹ כִּי־זֶה לְבַדּוֹ יָבֹא לְיָרָבְעָם אֶל־קָבֶר יַעַן נִמְצָא־בוֹ דָּבָר טוֹב אֶל־יְהֹוָה אֱלֹהֵי יִשְׂרָאֵל בְּבֵית יָרָבְעָם׃

 14:13   He alone of Yerovam’s family shall be brought to burial

King Yerovam’s wife is told that Yerovam and his house have been so evil that not only will their son Aviya die, but the entire family line will be destroyed. However, Aviya will be granted a proper burial as he had “some devotion” towards Hashem. Rashi says that the good deed referenced here occurred when his father placed Aviya as a guard to prevent the people of the kingdom from making pilgrimages to Yerushalayim. Aviya not only abandoned his post so that they would be able to go, but he went on a pilgrimage to the holy city himself. This demonstrates both the gravity of the sin of attempting to sever the people’s tie to Yerushalayim, and also the merit that one can acquire by strengthening this eternal bond.

Please login to get access to the quiz
I Kings 14
I Kings 15

No Comments

The comments below do not necessarily reflect the beliefs and opinions of The Israel Bible™.

Post a Reply

Comments must adhere to our guidelines or they may be removed.


I Kings 14:13

Skip to toolbar