1 Kings 14:16

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

AD 1849
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)

Knowing this first, that no prophecy of the scripture is of any private interpretation - 2 Peter 1:20

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