The New John Gill Exposition of the Entire Bible1 Kings 12:6
And King Rehoboam consulted with the old men that stood before
Solomon his father, while he yet lived…
Which was very prudently
done; for as these were men in years, and had been his father's
counsellors, from whom, do doubt, they had learnt much wisdom, being
often in cabinet council with him, they were capable of giving him the
and said, how do you advise, that I may answer this people?
would you advise me to give to them, and in what manner?