A prophet sent from Juda to Bethel foretelleth the birth of Josias, and the destruction of Jeroboam's altar. Jeroboam's hand offering violence to the prophet withereth, but is restored by the prophet's prayer: the same prophet is deceived by another prophet, and slain by a lion.
 And behold there came a man of God out of Juda, by the word of the Lord to Bethel, when Jeroboam was standing upon the altar, and burning incense.
Et ecce vir Dei venit de Juda in sermone Domini in Bethel, Jeroboam stante super altare, et thus jaciente.
 And he cried out against the altar in the word of the Lord, and said: O altar, altar, thus saith the Lord: Behold a child shall be born to the house of David, Josias by name, and he shall immolate upon thee the priests of the high places, who now burn incense upon thee, and he shall burn men's bones upon thee.
Et exclamavit contra altare in sermone Domini, et ait : Altare, altare, haec dicit Dominus : Ecce filius nascetur domui David, Josias nomine, et immolabit super te sacerdotes excelsorum, qui nunc in te thura succendunt, et ossa hominum super te incendet.
 And he gave a sign the same day, saying: This shall be the sign, that the Lord hath spoken: Behold the altar shall be rent, and the ashes that are upon it shall be poured out.
Deditque in illa die signum, dicens : Hoc erit signum quod locutus est Dominus : ecce altare scindetur, et effundetur cinis qui in eo est.
 And when the king had heard the word of the man of God, which he had cried out against the altar in Bethel, he stretched forth his hand from the altar, saying: Lay hold on him. And his hand which he stretched forth against him withered: and he was not able to draw it back again to him.
Cumque audisset rex sermonem hominis Dei, quem inclamaverat contra altare in Bethel, extendit manum suam de altari, dicens : Apprehendite eum. Et exaruit manus ejus, quam extenderat contra eum : nec valuit retrahere eam ad se.
 The altar also was rent, and the ashes were poured out from the altar, according to the sign which the man of God had given before in the word of the Lord.
Altare quoque scissum est, et effusus est cinis de altari, juxta signum quod praedixerat vir Dei in sermone Domini.
 And the king said to the man of God: Entreat the face of the Lord thy God, and pray for me, that my hand may be restored to me. And the man of God besought the face of the Lord, and the king's hand was restored to him, and it became as it was before.
Et ait rex ad virum Dei : Deprecare faciem Domini Dei tui, et ora pro me, ut restituatur manus mea mihi. Oravitque vir Dei faciem Domini, et reversa est manus regis ad eum, et facta est sicut prius fuerat.
 And the king said to the man of God: Come home with me to dine, and I will make thee presents.
Locutus est autem rex ad virum Dei : Veni mecum domum ut prandeas, et dabo tibi munera.
 And the man of God answered the king: If thou wouldst give me half thy house I will not go with thee, nor eat bread, nor drink water in this place:
Responditque vir Dei ad regem : Si dederis mihi mediam partem domus tuae, non veniam tecum, nec comedam panem, neque bibam aquam in loco isto :
 For so it was enjoined me by the word of the Lord commanding me: Thou shalt not eat bread nor drink water, nor return by the same way that thou camest.
sic enim mandatum est mihi in sermone Domini praecipientis : Non comedes panem, neque bibes aquam, nec reverteris per viam qua venisti.
 So he departed by another way, and returned not by the way that he came into Bethel.
Abiit ergo per aliam viam, et non est reversus per iter quo venerat in Bethel.
 Now a certain old prophet dwelt in Bethel, and his sons came to him and told him all the works that the man of God had done that day in Bethel: and they told their father the words which he had spoken to the king.
Prophetes autem quidam senex habitabat in Bethel, ad quem venerunt filii sui, et narraverunt ei omnia opera, quae fecerat vir Dei illa die in Bethel : et verba quae locutus fuerat ad regem, narraverunt patri suo.
 And their father said to them: What way went he? His sons shewed him the way by which the man of God went, who came out of Juda.
Et dixit eis pater eorum : Per quam viam abiit? Ostenderunt ei filii sui viam, per quam abierat vir Dei, qui venerat de Juda.
 And he said to his sons: Saddle me the ass. And when they had saddled him, he got up,
Et ait filiis suis : Sternite mihi asinum. Qui cum stravissent, ascendit,
 And went after the man of God, and found him sitting under a turpentine tree: and he said to him: Art thou the man of God that camest from Juda? He answered: I am.
et abiit post virum Dei, et invenit eum sedentem subtus terebinthum : et ait illi : Tune es vir Dei qui venisti de Juda? Respondit ille : Ego sum.
 And he said to him: Come home with me, to eat bread.
Dixitque ad eum : Veni mecum domum, ut comedas panem.
 But he said: I must not return, nor go with thee, neither will I eat bread, nor drink water in this place:
Qui ait : Non possum reverti, neque venire tecum, nec comedam panem, neque bibam aquam in loco isto :
 Because the Lord spoke to me in the word of the Lord, saying: Thou shalt not eat bread, and thou shalt not drink water there, nor return by the way thou wentest.
quia locutus est Dominus ad me in sermone Domini, dicens : Non comedes panem, et non bibes aquam ibi, nec reverteris per viam qua ieris.
 He said to him: I also am a prophet like unto thee: and an angel spoke to me in the word of the Lord, saying: Bring him back with thee into thy house, that he may eat bread, and drink water. He deceived him,
Qui ait illi : Et ego propheta sum similis tui : et angelus locutus est mihi in sermone Domini, dicens : Reduc eum tecum in domum tuam, ut comedat panem, et bibat aquam. Fefellit eum,
 And brought him back with him: so he ate bread and drank water in his house.
et reduxit secum : comedit ergo panem in domo ejus, et bibit aquam.
 And as they sat at table, the word of the Lord came to the prophet that brought him back:
Cumque sederent ad mensam, factus est sermo Domini ad prophetam, qui reduxerat eum.
 And he cried out to the man of God who came out of Juda, saying: Thus saith the Lord: Because thou hast not been obedient to the Lord, and hast not kept the commandment which the Lord thy God commanded thee,
Et exclamavit ad virum Dei, qui venerat de Juda, dicens : Haec dicit Dominus : Quia non obediens fuisti ori Domini, et non custodisti mandatum quod praecepit tibi Dominus Deus tuus,
 And hast returned and eaten bread, and drunk water in the place wherein he commanded thee that thou shouldst not eat bread, nor drink water, thy dead body shall not be brought into the sepulchre of thy fathers.
et reversus es, et comedisti panem, et bibisti aquam in loco in quo praecepit tibi ne comederes panem, neque biberes aquam, non inferetur cadaver tuum in sepulchrum patrum tuorum.
 And when he had eaten and drunk, he saddled his ass for the prophet, whom he had brought back.
Cumque comedisset et bibisset, stravit asinum suum prophetae, quem reduxerat.
 And when he was gone, a lion found him in the way, and killed him, and his body was cast in the way: and the ass stood by him, and the lion stood by the dead body.
Qui cum abiisset, invenit eum leo in via, et occidit, et erat cadaver ejus projectum in itinere : asinus autem stabat juxta illum, et leo stabat juxta cadaver.
 And behold, men passing by saw the dead body cast in the way, and the lion standing by the body. And they came and told it in the city, wherein that old prophet dwelt.
Et ecce, viri transeuntes viderunt cadaver projectum in via, et leonem stantem juxta cadaver. Et venerunt et divulgaverunt in civitate, in qua prophetes ille senex habitabat.
 And when that prophet, who had brought him back out of the way, heard of it, he said: It is the man of God, that was disobedient to the mouth of the Lord, and the Lord hath delivered him to the lion, and he hath torn him, and killed him according to the word of the Lord, which he spoke to him.
Quod cum audisset propheta ille, qui reduxerat eum, ait : Vir Dei est, qui inobediens fuit ori Domini, et tradidit eum Dominus leoni, et confregit eum, et occidit juxta verbum Domini, quod locutus est ei.
 And he said to his sons: Saddle me an ass. And when they had saddled it,
Dixitque ad filios suos : Sternite mihi asinum. Qui cum stravissent,
 And he was gone, he found the dead body cast in the way, and the ass and the lion standing by the carcass: the lion had not eaten of the dead body, nor hurt the ass.
et ille abiisset, invenit cadaver ejus projectum in via, et asinum et leonem stantem juxta cadaver : non comedit leo de cadavere, nec laesit asinum.
 And the prophet took up the body of the man of God, and laid it upon the ass, and going back brought it into the city of the old prophet, to mourn for him.
Tulit ergo prophetes cadaver viri Dei, et posuit illud super asinum, et reversus intulit in civitatem prophetae senis ut plangeret eum.
 And he laid his dead body in his own sepulchre: and they mourned over him, saying: Alas! alas! my brother.
Et posuit cadaver ejus in sepulchro suo, et planxerunt eum : Heu, heu mi frater!
 And when they had mourned over him, he said to his sons: When I am dead, bury me in the sepulchre wherein the man of God is buried: lay my bones beside his bones.
Cumque planxissent eum, dixit ad filios suos : Cum mortuus fuero, sepelite me in sepulchro, in quo vir Dei sepultus est : juxta ossa ejus ponite ossa mea.
 For assuredly the word shall come to pass which he hath foretold in the word of the Lord against the altar that is in Bethel: and against all the temples of the high places, that are in the cities of Samaria.
Profecto enim veniet sermo, quem praedixit in sermone Domini contra altare quod est in Bethel, et contra omnia fana excelsorum, quae sunt in urbibus Samariae.
 After these words Jeroboam came not back from his wicked way: but on the contrary he made of the meanest of the people priests of the high places: whosoever would, he filled his hand, and he was made a priest of the high places.
Post verba haec non est reversus Jeroboam de via sua pessima, sed e contrario fecit de novissimis populi sacerdotes excelsorum : quicumque volebat, implebat manum suam, et fiebat sacerdos excelsorum.
 And for this cause did the house of Jeroboam sin, and was cut off and destroyed from the face of the earth.
Et propter hanc causam peccavit domus Jeroboam, et eversa est, et deleta de superficie terrae.