So the king hearkened not unto the people: for the turn of events was from God, that the LORD might perform his word, which he spoke by the hand of Ahijah the Shilonite to Jeroboam the son of Nebat.
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George Leo Haydock
Will of God: not that the king should act foolishly, or the people rebel, but to effect what he had promised. (Haydock)
Syriac has well expressed the sense: "because this rebellion happened by the divine permission, that they might behold the truth of the prediction of Ahias "(Calmet) and that the fault of Solomon might be punished. (Du Hamel)