And Rehoboamwent to Shechem: for all Israel were come to Shechem to make him king .
And it came to pass, when Jeroboam the son of Nebat, who was yet in Egypt,heard of it, (for he was fled from the presence of kingSolomon, and Jeroboamdwelt in Egypt;)
That they sent and called him. And Jeroboam and all the congregation of Israelcame , and spake unto Rehoboam,saying ,
Thy fathermade our yokegrievous : now therefore make thou the grievousservice of thy father, and his heavyyoke which he put upon us, lighter , and we will serve thee.