And he shall give Israel up because of the sins of Jeroboam, who did sin, and who made Israel to sin.
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George Leo Haydock
Sin. This is the common effect of evil example in kings. Plus exemplo quàm peccato no cent. (Cicero, Leg. iii.) "As it is esteemed a sort of service to imitate the customs and vices of the king; they laid aside all piety, lest they might seem to upbraid the king with his impiety, if they should live in a virtuous manner. "(Lactantius v. 6.) The crimes of kings are seldom confined to their own persons. (Calmet)