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2 Chronicles 10 :: Hebrew Names Version (HNV)

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Rehoboam's Reign of Folly ©

(1Ki 12:1–19 )
Unchecked Copy Box2Ch 10:1 - Rechav`am went to Shekhem; for all Yisra'el were come to Shekhem to make him king.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ch 10:2 - It happened, when Yarov`am the son of Nevat heard of it, (for he was in Mitzrayim, where he had fled from the presence of king Shlomo,) that Yarov`am returned out of Mitzrayim.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ch 10:3 - They sent and called him; and Yarov`am and all Yisra'el came, and they spoke to Rechav`am, saying,
Unchecked Copy Box2Ch 10:4 - Your father made our yoke grievous: now therefore make you the grievous service of your father, and his heavy yoke which he put on us, lighter, and we will serve you.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ch 10:5 - He said to them, Come again to me after three days. The people departed.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ch 10:6 - King Rechav`am took counsel with the old men, who had stood before Shlomo his father while he yet lived, saying, What counsel give you me to return answer to this people?
Unchecked Copy Box2Ch 10:7 - They spoke to him, saying, If you are kind to this people, and please them, and speak good words to them, then they will be your servants forever.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ch 10:8 - But he forsook the counsel of the old men which they had given him, and took counsel with the young men who had grown up with him, who stood before him.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ch 10:9 - He said to them, What counsel give you, that we may return answer to this people, who have spoken to me, saying, Make the yoke that your father did put on us lighter?
Unchecked Copy Box2Ch 10:10 - The young men who had grown up with him spoke to him, saying, Thus shall you tell the people who spoke to you, saying, Your father made our yoke heavy, but make you it lighter to us; thus shall you say to them, My little finger is thicker than my father's loins.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ch 10:11 - Now whereas my father did lade you with a heavy yoke, I will add to your yoke: my father chastised you with whips, but I will chastise you with scorpions.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ch 10:12 - So Yarov`am and all the people came to Rechav`am the third day, as the king bade, saying, Come to me again the third day.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ch 10:13 - The king answered them roughly; and king Rechav`am forsook the counsel of the old men,
Unchecked Copy Box2Ch 10:14 - and spoke to them after the counsel of the young men, saying, My father made your yoke heavy, but I will add thereto: my father chastised you with whips, but I will chastise you with scorpions.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ch 10:15 - So the king didn't listen to the people; for it was brought about of God, that the LORD might establish his word, which he spoke by Achiyah the Shiloni to Yarov`am the son of Nevat.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ch 10:16 - When all Yisra'el saw that the king didn't listen to them, the people answered the king, saying, What portion have we in David? neither have we inheritance in the son of Yishai: every man to your tents, Yisra'el: now see to your own house, David. So all Yisra'el departed to their tents.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ch 10:17 - But as for the children of Yisra'el who lived in the cities of Yehudah, Rechav`am reigned over them.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ch 10:18 - Then king Rechav`am sent Hadoram, who was over the men subject to forced labor; and the children of Yisra'el stoned him to death with stones. King Rechav`am made speed to get him up to his chariot, to flee to Yerushalayim.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ch 10:19 - So Yisra'el rebelled against the house of David to this day.

The Hebrew Names Version is based off the World English Bible, an update of the American Standard Version of 1901. This version of the Bible is in the public domain.

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