1 aThen Rehoboam went to Shechem, for all Israel had come to Shechem to make him king.
2 When Jeroboam the son of Nebat heard of it (for ahe was in Egypt where he had fled from the presence of King Solomon), Jeroboam returned from Egypt.
4 “Your father made our ayoke hard; now therefore lighten the hard service of your father and his heavy yoke which he put on us, and we will serve you.”
7 They spoke to him, saying, “If you will be kind to this people and please them and aspeak good words to them, then they will be your servants forever.”
10 The young men who grew up with him spoke to him, saying, “Thus you shall say to the people who spoke to you, saying, ‘Your father made our yoke heavy, but you make it lighter for us.’ Thus you shall say to them, ‘My little finger is thicker than my father’s loins!
12 So Jeroboam and all the people came to Rehoboam on the third day as the king had 1directed, saying, “Return to me on the third day.”
14 He spoke to them according to the advice of the young men, saying, “1My father made your yoke heavy, but I will add to it; my father disciplined you with whips, but I will discipline you with scorpions.”
“aWhat portion do we have in David?
We have no inheritance in the son of Jesse.
Every man to your tents, O Israel;
Now look after your own house, David.”
bSo all Israel departed to their tents.
19 So aIsrael has been in rebellion against the house of David to this day.
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