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up to the
5 or, to sac.
Before speed to enter his chariot, to flee to Jeru
: and he offered upon the altar, salem.
17 and burnt incense. 19 So Israel 3 rebelled against the house of David to this day.
CHAP. XIII. 20 And it came to pass when all Isra
1 Jeroboam's hand that offered violence to him el heard that Jeroboam had come again,
that prophesied against his altar ai Beth-el,
withereth ; 6 and at the prayer of the propisthat they sent and called him to the con- 3 or, fell el, is restored. 7 The prophet refusing the gregation, and made him king over all away. king's entertainment, depan teth from BethIsrael: there was none that followed the
el. 911 An old prophet, seducing him, bring.
eth him back : 20 He is reprored by God, 24 house of David, but the tribe of Judah
slain by a lion, 26 buried by the old prophet, • only.
' c. 11. 13.
31 who confirmeth his prophecy. 33 Jerado 21'1 And when Rehoboam had come
am's obstinacy. to Jerusalem, he assembled all the house
ND behold, there came a man of of Judah, with the tribe of Benjamin, as 1 Chr. 11.2. hundred and eighty thousand chosen
the LORD to Beth-el: and Jeroboam stood men, who were warriors, to fight against
by the altar i to burn incense. the house of Israel, to bring the king- Ex. 32. 8. 2 And he cried against the altar in the dom again to Rehoboam the son of Solo
word of the LORD, and said, O altar, almon.
tar, thus saith the LORD; Behold, a child 22 But s the word of God came to She-4 or, went shall be born to the house of David, - Jomaiah the man of God, saying,
siah by name; and upon thee shall be 23 Speak to Rehoboam the son of Sol- aliar, &c.
offer the priests of the high places that omon king of Judah, and to all the house
burn incense upon thee, and men's bones of Judah and Benjamin, and to the rem
shall be burnt upon thee. nant of the people, saying,
3. And he gave a sign the same day,
rifice. 24 Thus saith the LORD, Ye shall not
saying, This is the sign which the LORD go up, nor fight against your brethren
hath spoken; Behold, the altar shall be the children of Israel : return every man
rent, and the ashes that are upon it shall to his house; for this thing is from me.
6 or, ident
be poured out. They hearkened therefore to the word of mother
4 And it came to pass when king Jethe LORD, and returned to depart, accord
roboam heard the saying of the man of ing to the word of the LORD.
God, who had cried against the altar in 25 ? Then Jeroboam built Shechem in
Beth-el, that he put forth his hand from mount Ephraim, and dwelt in it, and
the altar, saying, Lay hold on him. And went out from thence, and built Penuel.
his hand, which he put forth against him, 26 And Jeroboam said in his heart,
dried up, so that he could not draw it to Now shall the kingdom return to the
him again. house of David :
5 The altar also was rent, and the 27 If this people go up to perform sac
ashes poured out from the altar, accordrifice in the house of the Lord at Jerusa
ing to the sign which the man of God lem, then shall the heart of this people
had given by the word of the LORD. turn again to their lord, even to Reho- 17 Heb. to 6 And the king answered and said to boam king of Judah, and they shall kill burn in the man of God, Entreat now the face of me, and return to Rehoboam king of Ju
the LORD thy God, and pray for me, that dah.
my hand may be restored to me again. 28 Upon which the king took counsel,
And the man of God besought a the LORD, and made two calves of gold, and said to
and the king's hand was restored to him them, It is too much for you to go up to
again, and became as it was before. Jerusalem: behold thy gods, O Israel,
7 And the king said to the man of which brought thee out of the land of 1 or, to offer. God, Come home with me, and refresh Egypt
thyself, and I will give thee a reward. 29 And he set the one in Beth-el, and
8 And the man of God said to the the other he placed in Dan.
king, If thou wilt give me half thy house, 30 And this thing became a sin: for
I will not go in with thee, neither will i the people went to worship before the one,
eat bread nor drink water in this place: even to Dan.
9 For so was it charged me by the 31 And he made a house of high * 2 Kings 23. word of the Lord, saying, Eat Do bread, places, and made priests of the lowest of 16. nor drink water, nor turn again by the the people, who were not of the sons of
same way that thou camest. Levi.
10 So he went another way, and re32 And Jeroboam ordained a feast in
turned not by the way that he came to the eighth month, on the fifteenth day of
Beth-el. the month, lik he feast that is in Judah,
11 4 Now there dwelt an old prophet and he 4 offered upon the altar. So did
in Beth-el; and his sons came and told he in Beth-el, s sacrificing to the calves
him all the works that the man of God that he had made : and he placed in
had done that day in Beth-el: the words Beth-el the priests of the high places
which he had spoken to the king, them which he had made.
they told also to their father. 33 So he 6 offered upon the altar which
12 And their father said to them, What he had made in Beth-el the fifteenth day 2 Heb. the way went be? for his sons had seen what of the eighth month, even in the month face of the way the man of God went, who came which he had devised of his own heart; 'ZORD. from Judah. and ordained a feast to the children ofl
13 And he said to his sons, Saddle me
3 Heb. a
Before the ass. So they saddled him the ass :
prophet came to the city, to mourn and and he rode upon it.
956. to bury him. 14 And went after the man of God,
30 And he laid his carcass in his own and found him sitting under an oak: and
grave; and they mourned over him, sayhe said to him, Art thou the man of God
ing, Alas, my brother! that camest from Judah? And he said, I
31 And it came to pass, after he had
buried him, that he spoke to his sons, 15 Then he said to him, Come home
saying, When I am dead, then bury me with me, and eat bread.
in the sepulcher in which the man of 16 And he said, I may not return with
God is buried; lay my bones beside his thee, nor go in with thee: neither will I word was. bones: eat bread nor drink water with thee in
32 For the saying which he cried by this place:
the word of the Lord against the altar in 17 For 3 it was said to me by the word
Beth-el, and against all the houses of the of the LORD, Thou shalt eat no bread nor
high places which are in the cities of Sadrink water there, nor turn again to go
maria, shall surely come to pass. by the way that thou eamest.
33 1 After this thing Jeroboam re18 He said to him, I am a prophet also 1 Heb. bro- turned not from his evil way, but 6 made
ken. as thou art; and an angel spoke to me
again of the lowest of the people priests by the word of the Lord, saying, Bring
of the high places: whoever would, he him back with thee into thy house, that
7 consecrated him, and he became one of he may eat bread and drink water. But
the priests of the high places. he lied to him.
34 And this thing became sin to the 19 So he went back with him, and ate
house of Jeroboam, even to cut it off, bread in his house, and drank water.
5 Heb. bro. and to destroy it from the face of the 20 1 And it came to pass, as they sat ken.
earth. at the table, that the word of the LORD
CHAP. XIV. came to the prophet that brought him
1 Abijah being sick, Jeroboam sendeth his wife back:
disguised with presents to the prophet Ahijah 21 And he cried to the man of God
at Shiloh. 5 Ahijah forewarned by God, de.
nounceth God's judgment. 17 Abijah dieth, that came from Judah, saying, Thus
and is buried.' 19 Nadab succeedeth Jero saith the LORD, Forasmuch as thou hast
boam. 21 Rehoboam's wicked reign. 25 disobeyed the mouth of the Lord, and
Shishak plundereth Jerusalem. 29 Abijam hast not kept the commandment which
succeedeih Rehoboam. the Lord thy God commanded thee,
T that time Abijah the son of Jero22 But hast returned, and hast eaten
6 Heb. te. bread and drank water in the place, of
2 And Jeroboam said to his wife,
turned and which the LORD said to thee, Eat no made. Arise, I pray thee, and disguise thyself, bread, and drink no water; thy carcass
that thou mayest not be known to be the shall not come to the sepulcher of thy fa
wife of Jeroboam; and go to Shiloh : bethers.
1 Heb. filled told me that a I should be king over this
hold, there is Ahijah the prophet, who 23 1 And it came to pass, after he had his hand. eaten bread, and after he had drank, that
people. he saddled for him the ass, to wit, for the
3 And take 8 with thee ten loaves, and prophet whom he had brought back. a c. 11. 31.
9 cracknels, and a 10 cruse of honey, and 21 And when he had gone, a lion met
go to him : he will tell thee what shall him by the way, and slew him: and his
become of the child. carcass was cast in the way, and the ass
4 And Jeroboam's wife did so, and stood by it, the lion also stood by the car
8 Heb, in thy arose, and went to Shiloh, and came to
the house of Ahijah. But Ahijah could 25 And behold, men passed by, and
not see; for his eyes 11 were set by reason saw the carcass cast in the way, and the lion standing by the carcass : and they 9 or, hard 51 And the LORD said to Ahijah, Became and told it in the city where the
hold, the wife of Jeroboam cometh to ask old prophet dwelt.
a thing of thee for her son; for he is sick: 26 And when the prophet that brought
thus and thus shalt thou say to her: for him back from the way heard of it, he 10 or, bottle. it shall be, when she cometh in, that she said, it is the man of God, who was diso
will feign herself to be another woman. bedient to the word of the LORD: there
6 And it was so, when Ahijah heard fore the LORD hath delivered him to the
the sound of her feet, as she came in at lion, which hath 4 torn him, and slain
the door, that he said, Come in, thou wife him, according to the word of the LORD,
of Jeroboam ; why feignest thou thyself which he spoke to him.
to be another? for I am sent to thee with 27 And he spoke to his sons, saying, "for his
11 Heb. stood
12 heavy tidings. Saddle me the ass. And they saddled
7 Go, tell Jeroboam, Thus saith the him.
LORD God of Israel, Forasmuch as I ex28 And he went and found his carcass
alted thee from among the people, and cast in the way, and the ass and the lion
made thee prince over my people Isstanding by the carcass: the lion had not
rael, eaten the carcass, nor 5 torn the ass.
8'And rent the kingdom away from 29 And the prophet took up the car
the house of David, and gave it to thee: cass of the man of God, and laid it upon 12 Heb.hard. and yet thou hast not been as my servant the ass, and brought it back: and the old
David, who kept my commandments,
of his age.
and who followed me with all his heart, CHRIST, every high hill, and under every green to do that only which was right in my
24 And there were also sodomites in 9 But hast done evil above all that
the land: and they did according to all were before thee: for thou hast gone and
the abominations of the nations which made thee other gods, and molten images,
the Lord cast out before the children of to provoke me to anger, and hast cast me c. 15. 19. Israel. behind thy back :
25 1 And it came to pass in the fifth 10 Therefore behold, bI will bring
year of king Rehoboam, that Shishak evil upon the house of Jeroboam, and c. 21. 21. king of Egypt came up against Jerusawill cut off from Jeroboam the males, 2 Kings 9.8. lem : and him that is shut up and left in Isra
26 And he took away the treasures of el, and will take away the remnant of
the house of the Lord, and the treasures the house of Jeroboam, as a man taketh 13 Heb. lay of the king's house ; he even took away away dung, till it is all gone.
all; and he took away all the shields of 11 Him that dieth of Jeroboam in the
gold · which Solomon had made. city shall the dogs eat; and him that
27 And king Reboboam made in their dieth in the field shall the fowls of the
stead brazen shields, and committed air eat: for the Lord hath spoken it.
them to the hands of the chief of the 12 Arise thou therefore, depart to thy
15 guard, who kept the door of the king's own house: and when thy feet enter into
d 2 Chr. 12.
house. the city, the child shall die.
28 And it was so, when the king went 13 And all Israel shall mourn for him,
into the house of the LORD, that the guard and bury him: for he only of Jeroboam
bore them, and brought them back into shall come to the grave, because in him
the guard chamber. there is found some good thing towards
29 1 Now the rest of the acts of Reho the Lord God of Israel in the house of
boam, and all that he did, are they not Jeroboam.
written in the book of the chronicles of 14 Moreover, the Lord sball raise him 14 or, stand the kings of Judah ?
, up a king over Israel, who shall cut off
30 And there was war between Rebo the house of Jeroboam that day : but
boam and Jeroboam all their days. what? even now.
31 And Rehoboam slept with his fa15 For the Lord will smite Israel, as a
thers, and was buried with his fathers in reed is shaken in the water, and he will
the city of David. And his mother's root up Israel out of this good land,
name was Naamah an Ammonitess. which he gave to their fathers, and will
And Abijam his son reigned in his scatter them beyond the river, because . c. 10. 16. stead. • they have made their groves, provoking
CHAP. XV. the Lord to anger.
1 Abijam's wicked reign. 8 Asa succeedeta 16 And he will give up Israel because
him. 11 Asu's good reign. 16 The war be of the sins of Jeroboam, who sinned, and
tween Baasha and him, carseth him to make who made Israel to sin.
a league with Benhadad. 23 Jehoshaphat
succeedeth Asa. 25 Nadab's roicked reign. 17 1 And Jeroboam's wife arose, and
27 Baasha conspiring against him, execuiet departed, and came to Tirzah : and 15 Heb. Tun. Ahijah's prophecy. 31 Nadab's acta and when she came to the threshold of the ners.
death. 33 Baasha's wicked reign. door, the child died;
Ow in the eighteenth year of king 18 And they buried him; and all Israel mourned for bim, according to the
ed Abijam over Judah. word of the LORD, which he spoke by the
2 Three years he reigned in Jerusahand of his servant Ahijah the prophet.
lem. And his mother's name was Ma19 And the rest of the acts of Jerobo
& 2 Chr.
achah, the daughter of Abishalom. am, how he warred, and how he reigned, 1,31. 3 And he walked in all the sins of his behold, they are written in the book of
father, which he had done before him: the chronicles of the kings of Israel.
and his heart was not perfect
with the 20 And the days which Jeroboam
Lord his God, as the heart of David his reigned were two and twenty years: and
father. he 13 slept with his fathers, and Nadab
4 Nevertheless, for David's sake the his son reigned in his stead.
Lord his God gave him a 1 lamp in Je21 1 And Rehoboam the son of Solo- 1 or, candle. rusalem, to set up his son after him, and mon reigned in Judah. dRehoboam vas
to establish Jerusalem: forty and one years old when he began
5 Because David did that which toas to reign, and he reigned seventeen years
right in the eyes of the LORD, and turned in Jerusalem, the city which the LORD
not aside from any thing that he comchose out of all the tribes of Israel, to put
manded him all the days of his life, 5 save his name there. And his mother's name
6 2 Sam. 11.
only in the matter of Uriah the Hittite.
4. & 12. 9. was Naamah an Ammonitess.
6 And there was war between Reho22 And Judah did evil in the sight of
boam and Jeroboam all the days of his the LORD, and they provoked him to jeal
life. ousy with their sins which they had com
7 Now the rest of the acts of Abijam, mitted, above all that their fathers had
and all that he did, are they not written
€ 2 Chr. done.
in the c book of the chronicles of the 23 For they also built for themselves
kings of Judah? And there was war behigh places, and 14 images and groves, on!
tween Abijam and Jeroboam.
Before 8 And Abijam slept with his fathers;
24 And Asa slept with his fathers, and they buried him in the city of Da 956.
and was buried with his fathers in the vid: and . Asa his son reigned in his
city of David his father: and a Jehoshastead.
phat his son reigned in his stead. 99 And in the twentieth year of Je
25 | And Nadab the son of Jeroboam roboam king of Israel reigned Asa over 42 Chr. 14. 1.7 began to reign over Israel in the second Judah.
year of Asa king of Judah, and reigned 10 And forty and one years reigned he
over Israel two years. in Jerusalem. And his 2 mother's name 2 That is, 26 And he did evil in the sight of the was Maachah, the danghter of Abisha-' grand;
LORD, and walked in the way of his falom.
ther, and in his sin with which he made 11 And Asa did that which was right
Israel to sin. in the eyes of the LORD, as did David his 2 Chr. 15.
27 9 And Baasha the son of Abijah, father.
of the house of Issachar, conspired 12 And he banished the sodomites
against him; and Baasha smote bim at from the land, and removed all the idols 3 Heb. Gibbethon, which belonged to the Philisthat his fathers had made.
tines; for Nadab and all Israel laid siege 13 And also • Maachah his mother,
to Gibbethon. even her he removed from being queen,
28 Even in the third year of Asa king because she had made an idol in a grove; Heb. holy. of Judah did Baasha slay him, and reignand Asa 3 destroyed her idol, and burnt
ed in his stead. it by the brook Kidron.
29 And it came to pass, when he reign14 But the high places were not re- 12 Chr. ed, that he smote all the house of Jeromoved: nevertheless Asa's heart was
boam; he left not to Jeroboam any that perfect with the LORD all his days.
breathed, until he had destroyed him, 15 And he brought the 4 things which
according to i the saying of the LORD, his father had dedicated, and the things 2 Chr. which he spoke by his servant Ahijah
16. 2 which himself had dedicated, into the
the Shilonite : house of the LORD, silver, and gold, and
30 Because of the sins of Jeroboam
5 Heb. vessels.
which he sinned, and which he made Is16 1 And there was war between Asa
rael sin, by his provocation with which and Baasha king of Israel all their days. 6 Heb. free. he provoked the Lord God of Israel to 17 And , Baasha king of Israel went
anger. up against Judah, and built Ramah, that
31 | Now the rest of the acts of Nahe might not suffer any to go out or come
dab, and all that he did, are they not in to Asa king of Judah.
written in the book of the chronicles of 18 Then Asa took all the silver and
the kings of Israel ? the gold that were left in the treasures of
32 And there was war between Asa the house of the Lord, and the treasures
and Baasha king of Israel all their days. of the king's house, and delivered them A Matt 1.8. 33 In the third year of Asa king of Juinto the hand of bis servants: and king called dah began Baasha the son of Ahijah to Asa sent them to s Ben-hadad, the son of Josaphat. reign over all Israel in Tirzah, twenty Tabrimon, the son of Hezion, king of
and four years. Syria, that dwelt at Damascus, saying,
34 And he did evil in the sight of the 19 There is a league between me and
Lord, and walked in the way of Jerothee, and between my father and thy fa- reigned. boam, and in his sin with which he made ther: behold, I have sent to thee a pres
Israel to sin. ent of silver and gold; come and break
CHAP. XVI. thy league with Baasha king of Israel,
1, 7 Jehu's prophecy against Baasha. 6 Elah that he may s depart from me.
succeedeth him. 8 Zimri conspiring against
Elah, succeedeth him. 11 Zimri erecuteth 20 So Ben-hadad hearkened to king
Jehu's prophecy. 15 Omri made king by the Asa, and sent the captains of the armies
soldiers, forceth Zimri desperately lo burn which he had against the cities of Israel, c. 14. 10. himself. 21 The kingdom being divided, and smote ljon, and Dan, and Abel-beth
Omri prevaileth against Tibni. 23 Omri
buildeth Sumaria: 25 His wicked reign. maachah, and all Cinneroth, with all the
28 Ahah succeedeth him. 29 Ahab's most land of Naphtali.
wicked reign. 34 Joshua's curse upon Hiel 21 And it came to pass, when Baasha
the builder of Jericho. heard of it, that he left off building of
THEN the word of the Lord came to Ramah, and dwelt in Tirzah.
a c. 15. 29. 22 Then king Asa made a proclama
Baasha, saying, tion throughout all Judah; none was 6
2 Forasmuch as I exalted thee from exempted: and they took away the stones
the dust, and made thee prince over my of Ramah, and its timber, with which
people Israel; and thou hast walked in Baasha had built it; and king Asa built
the way of Jeroboam, and hast made my with them Geba of Benjamin, and Miz
people Israel to sin, to provoke me to an
1 c. 14.11. ger with their sins; 23 The rest of all the acts of Asa,
3 Behold, I will take away the posterand all his might, and all that he did,
ity of Baasha, and the posterity of his and the cities which he built, are they
house; and will make thy house like not written in the book of the chronicles
1 the house of Jeroboam the son of Neof the kings of Judah? Nevertheless in
bat. the time of his old age he was diseased
4 Him that dieth of Baasha in the in his feet.
city shall the dogs eat; and him that
dieth of his in the fields shall the fowls CHRIST, of the kings of Israel?
not written in the book of the chronicles of the air eat.
929. 5 Now the rest of the acts of Baasha,
21 1 Then were the people of Israel and what he did, and his might, are they
divided into two parts: hall of the peonot written in the book of the chronicles
ple followed Tibni the son of Ginath, to of the kings of Israel ?
make him king; and half followed Omri
. 6 So Baasha slept with his fathers,
22 But the people that followed Omri and was buried in Tirzah: and Elah his
prevailed against the people that followson reigned in his stead.
ed Tibni the son of Ginath: so Tibni 7 And also by the hand of the prophet 1 Heb. who
died, and Omri reigned. Jehu the son of Hanani came the word was over. 23 | In the thirty and first year of of the Lord against Baasha, and against
Asa king of Judah began Omri to reign his house, even for all the evil that he
over Israel, twelve years: six years did in the sight of the Lord, in provoking
reigned he in Tirzah. him to anger with the work of his hands,
24 And he bought the hill Samaria of in being like the house of Jeroboam;
Shemer for two talents of silver, and and because he killed him.
built on the hill, and called the name of 8 In the twenty and sixth year of Asa 2 or, both the city which he built, after the name king of Judah began Elah'the son of his kins.
of Shemer, owner of the hill, 4Samaria. Baasha to reign over Israel in Tirzah, his friends. 25 1 But Omri wrought evil in the two years.
eyes of the LORD, and did worse than all 9 And his servant Zimri, captain of
that were before him. half his chariots, conspired against him,
26 For he walked in all the way of as he was in Tirzah, drinking himself
Jeroboam the son of Nebat, and in his drunk in the house of Arza i steward of
sin with which he made Israel to sin, to his house in Tirzah.
provoke the Lord God of Israel to anger 10 And Zimri went in and smote him, 3 Heb. by with their vanities. and killed him, in the twenty and seventh the hand of. 27 Now the rest of the acts of Omri year of Asa king of Judah, and reigned
which he did, and his might that he in his stead.
showed, are they not written in the book 11 1 And it came to pass, when he
of the chronicles of the kings of Israel? began to reign, as soon as he sat on his
28 So Omri slept with his fathers, and throne, that he slew all the house of
was buried in Samaría: and Ahab bis Baasha: he left him not one male, 2 nei
son reigned in his stead. ther of his kinsman, nor of his friends.
29 † And in the thirty and eighth 12 Thus did Zimri destroy all the
year of Asa king of Judah began Ahab house of Baasha, according to the word
the son of Omri to reign over Israel: of the LORD, which he spoke against 4 Heb. Sho- and Ahab the son of Omri reigned over Baasha, 3 by Jehu the prophet,
Israel in Samaria twenty and two years, 13 For all the sins of Baasha, and the
30 And Ahab the son of Omri did sins of Elah his son, by which they sin.
evil in the sight of the Lord above all ned, and by which they made Israel to
that were before him. sin, in provoking the LORD God of Israel
31 And it came to pass, 5 as if it had to anger with their vanities.
been a light thing for bim to walk in the 14 Now the rest of the acts of Elah,
sins of Jeroboam the son of Nebat, that
5 Heb. roas and all that he did, are they not written
he took to wife Jezebel the daughter of in the book of the chronicles of the kings thing, &c. Ethbaal king of the Zidonians, and went of Israel?
and served Baal, and worshiped him. 15 | In the twenty and seventh year
32 And he erected an altar for Baal of Asa king of Judah did Zimri reign
in the house of Baal, which he had built seven days in Tirzah. And the people
in Samaria. were encamped against Gibbethon, which Josh. 6. 26. 33 And Ahab made a grove; and belonged to the Philistines.
Ahab did more to provoke the LORD God 16 And the people that were encamped
of Israel 10 anger than all the kings of heard it said, Zimri hath conspired, and
Israel that were before him. hath also slain the king: wherefore all 1 Heb. 34 1 In his days Hiel the Beth-elite Israel made Omri, the captain of the Elijahu. built Jericho: he laid the foundation of host, king over Israel that day in the Luke 4,25; it in Abiram his first-born, and set up the
Elias. gates of it in his youngest son Segub, 17 And Omri went up from Gibbe
according to the word of the LORD, thon, and all Israel with him, and they
which he spoke by Joshua the son of Non. besieged Tirzah.
CHAP. XVII. 18 And it came to pass, when Zimri saw that the city was taken, that he went
1 Elijah having prophesied against Ahab, is into the palace of the king's house, and
sent to Cherith, where the radens feed him:
8 He is sent to the widow of Zarepkath: 17 burnt the king's house over him with James 5, 17. He raiseth the widow's son: 24 The woman fire, and died,
believeth him. 19 For his sins which he sinned in do
: ing evil in the sight of the Lord, in walk
the inhabitants of Gilead, said to ing in the way of Jeroboam, and in his
Ahab, a As the LORD God of Israel livetb, sin which he did, to make Ísrael to sin.
before whom I stand, there shall not be 20 Now the rest of the acts of Zimri,
dew nor rain these years, but according and his treason that he wrought, are they
'to my word.