2 Chronicles 10

CHAPTER 10

Rehoboam Reigns in Judah

And Rehoboam came unto Shechem, for unto Shechem came all Israel to give reign to him. And it came to pass when [4heard 1Jeroboam 2son 3of Nebat], (for he was in Egypt, as he fled from the face of Solomon the king, and Jeroboam dwelt in Egypt,) that Jeroboam returned from out of Egypt. And they sent and called him. And Jeroboam came, and all the assembly of Israel, and they spoke to Rehoboam, saying, Your father hardened our yoke; and now, you lighten from the [2servitude 3of your father 1hard], and from [3yoke 1his 2heavy] which he put upon us! and we will serve to you. And he said to them, Go until three days, and then come to me! And [3went forth 1the 2people]. And [3brought together 1king 2Rehoboam] the elders of the ones standing before Solomon his father during his life, saying, How do you counsel to answer [2to this people 1a word]? And they spoke to him, saying, If in today you should be for good to this people, and you should please them, and should speak to them [2words 1good], then they will be to you for servants all the days.

Rehoboam Forsakes the Counsel of the Elders

And he forsook the counsel of the elders, the ones advising to him, and he was advised by the young men of the ones being brought up with him, of the ones standing before him. And he said to them, What [2do you 3counsel 4that 5I shall answer 1word] to this people who spoke to me, saying, Spare us from the yoke of which [2put 1your father] upon us? 10 And [6said 7to him 1the 2young men 3having been brought up 4with 5him], saying, Thus shall you speak to the people, to the one speaking to you, saying, Your father oppressed our yoke, and you now lighten from our yoke! Thus you shall say to them, [2small 3finger 1My] is thicker than the loin of my father. 11 And now my father inserted to you [2yoke 1a heavy], but I will add upon your yoke. My father corrected you with whips, but I will correct you with scorpions. 12 And Jeroboam came and all the people to Rehoboam on the [2day 1third], as [3said 1the 2king], saying, Return to me on the [2day 1third]! 13 And [3answered 4them 1the 2king] hard; and [2abandoned 1king 2Rehoboam] the counsel of the elders. 14 And he spoke to them according to the counsel of the younger men, saying, My father oppressed your yoke, and I will add upon it. My father corrected you with whips, and I will correct you with scorpions. 15 And [3did not 4hearken to 1the 2king] the people. For he was converted from God, that the  lord should establish his word, which he spoke by the hand of Ahijah the Shilonite concerning Jeroboam son of Nebat. 16 And all Israel saw that [3did not 4hearken 1the 2king] to them. And [3answered 1the 2people] to the king, saying, What is our portion with David, and the inheritance with the son of Jesse? Run to your tents, O Israel! Now look to your own house, David! And [3went 1all 2Israel] to its tents. 17 And as far as the men of Israel dwelling in the cities of Judah, [2reigned 3over 4them 1Rehoboam]. 18 And [4sent 1Rehoboam 2the 3king] Hadoram, the one over the tribute. And [4stoned 5him 1the 2sons 3of Israel] with stones, and he died. And king Rehoboam hastened to ascend into the chariot to flee unto Jerusalem. 19 And Israel annulled allegiance to the house of David until this day.
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