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 2 Chronicles 10:1 - 19
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   Book of 2 Chronicles
   Chapter 10
10:1 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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Rehoboam went to Shechem, for all the Israelites had gone there to make him king.
 
10:2 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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When Jeroboam son of Nebat heard this (he was in Egypt, where he had fled from King Solomon), he returned from Egypt.
 
10:3 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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So they sent for Jeroboam, and he and all Israel went to Rehoboam and said to him:
 
10:4 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
"Your father put a heavy yoke on us, but now lighten the harsh labor and the heavy yoke he put on us, and we will serve you."
 
10:5 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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Rehoboam answered, "Come back to me in three days." So the people went away.
 
10:6 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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Then King Rehoboam consulted the elders who had served his father Solomon during his lifetime. "How would you advise me to answer these people?" he asked.
 
10:7 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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They replied, "If you will be kind to these people and please them and give them a favorable answer, they will always be your servants."
 
10:8 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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But Rehoboam rejected the advice the elders gave him and consulted the young men who had grown up with him and were serving him.
 
10:9 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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He asked them, "What is your advice? How should we answer these people who say to me, 'Lighten the yoke your father put on us'?"
 
10:10 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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The young men who had grown up with him replied, "Tell the people who have said to you, 'Your father put a heavy yoke on us, but make our yoke lighter' - tell them, 'My little finger is thicker than my father's waist.
 
10:11 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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My father laid on you a heavy yoke; I will make it even heavier. My father scourged you with whips; I will scourge you with scorpions.'"
 
10:12 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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Three days later Jeroboam and all the people returned to Rehoboam, as the king had said, "Come back to me in three days."
 
10:13 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
The king answered them harshly. Rejecting the advice of the elders,
 
10:14 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
he followed the advice of the young men and said, "My father made your yoke heavy; I will make it even heavier. My father scourged you with whips; I will scourge you with scorpions."
 
10:15 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
So the king did not listen to the people, for this turn of events was from God, to fulfill the word the LORD had spoken to Jeroboam son of Nebat through Ahijah the Shilonite.
 
10:16 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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When all Israel saw that the king refused to listen to them, they answered the king: "What share do we have in David, what part in Jesse's son? To your tents, O Israel! Look after your own house, O David!" So all the Israelites went home.
 
10:17 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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But as for the Israelites who were living in the towns of Judah, Rehoboam still ruled over them.
 
10:18 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
King Rehoboam sent out Adoniram, F49 who was in charge of forced labor, but the Israelites stoned him to death. King Rehoboam, however, managed to get into his chariot and escape to Jerusalem.
 
10:19 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
So Israel has been in rebellion against the house of David to this day.
 

FOOTNOTES:
F49 Hebrew Hadoram, a variant of Adoniram

 
 

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