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king Jeroboam heard the saying of the man of God, which had cried against the altar in Bethel, that he put forth his hand from the altar, saying, Lay hold on him. And his hand, which he put forth against him, dried up, so that he could not pull it in again to him.
New Defender's Study Bible Notes
13:4 his hand. Except for the occasions when God spoke to men and when the shekinah glory filled the temple, this is the first recorded miracle in the Bible since the days of Samuel. There are several, however, in this chapter (I Kings 13:4-6,28), and these mark the beginning of many miracles (especially through Elijah and Elisha) that were sent by God during the days of the divided kingdom and the growing apostasy of Israel and Judah.