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2 Chronicles 10 :: New King James Version (NKJV)

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Unchecked Copy Box2Ch 10:1 - And Rehoboam went to Shechem, for all Israel had gone to Shechem to make him king.

Unchecked Copy Box2Ch 10:2 - So it happened, when Jeroboam the son of Nebat heard it (he was in Egypt, where he had fled from the presence of King Solomon), that Jeroboam returned from Egypt.

Unchecked Copy Box2Ch 10:3 - Then they sent for him and called him. And Jeroboam and all Israel came and spoke to Rehoboam, saying,

Unchecked Copy Box2Ch 10:4 - “Your father made our yoke heavy; now therefore, lighten the burdensome service of your father and his heavy yoke which he put on us, and we will serve you.”

Unchecked Copy Box2Ch 10:5 - So he said to them, “Come back to me after three days.” And the people departed.

Unchecked Copy Box2Ch 10:6 - Then King Rehoboam consulted the elders who stood before his father Solomon while he still lived, saying, “How do you advise me to answer these people?”

Unchecked Copy Box2Ch 10:7 - And they spoke to him, saying, “If you are kind to these people, and please them, and speak good words to them, they will be your servants forever.”

Unchecked Copy Box2Ch 10:8 - But he rejected the advice which the elders had given him, and consulted the young men who had grown up with him, who stood before him.

Unchecked Copy Box2Ch 10:9 - And he said to them, “What advice do you give? How should we answer this people who have spoken to me, saying, ‘Lighten the yoke which your father put on us’?”

Unchecked Copy Box2Ch 10:10 - Then the young men who had grown up with him spoke to him, saying, “Thus you should speak to the people who have spoken to you, saying, ‘Your father made our yoke heavy, but you make it lighter on us’—thus you shall say to them: ‘My little finger shall be thicker than my father’s waist!

Unchecked Copy Box2Ch 10:11 - ‘And now, whereas my father put a heavy yoke on you, I will add to your yoke; my father chastised you with whips, but I will chastise you with scourges!’ ”[fn]

Unchecked Copy Box2Ch 10:12 - So Jeroboam and all the people came to Rehoboam on the third day, as the king had directed, saying, “Come back to me the third day.”

Unchecked Copy Box2Ch 10:13 - Then the king answered them roughly. King Rehoboam rejected the advice of the elders,

Unchecked Copy Box2Ch 10:14 - and he spoke to them according to the advice of the young men, saying, “My father[fn] made your yoke heavy, but I will add to it; my father chastised you with whips, but I will chastise you with scourges!”[fn]

Unchecked Copy Box2Ch 10:15 - So the king did not listen to the people; for the turn of events was from God, that the LORD might fulfill His word, which He had spoken by the hand of Ahijah the Shilonite to Jeroboam the son of Nebat.

Unchecked Copy Box2Ch 10:16 - Now when all Israel saw that the king did not listen to them, the people answered the king, saying:

“What share have we in David?
We have no inheritance in the son of Jesse.
Every man to your tents, O Israel!
Now see to your own house, O David!”
So all Israel departed to their tents.

Unchecked Copy Box2Ch 10:17 - But Rehoboam reigned over the children of Israel who dwelt in the cities of Judah.

Unchecked Copy Box2Ch 10:18 - Then King Rehoboam sent Hadoram, who was in charge of revenue; but the children of Israel stoned him with stones, and he died. Therefore King Rehoboam mounted his chariot in haste to flee to Jerusalem.

Unchecked Copy Box2Ch 10:19 - So Israel has been in rebellion against the house of David to this day.
NKJV Footnotes
Literally scorpions
Following many Hebrew manuscripts, Septuagint, Syriac, and Vulgate (compare verse 10 and 1 Kings 12:14); Masoretic Text reads I.
Literally scorpions

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