The young men who grew up with him spoke to him, saying, "Thus you shall say to the people who spoke to you, saying, 'Your father made our yoke heavy, but you make it lighter for us.' Thus you shall say to them, 'My little finger is thicker than my father's loins !
'Thus says the LORD, "You shall not go up or fight against your relatives ; return every man to his house, for this thing is from Me.""' So they listened to the words of the LORD and returned from going against Jeroboam.
Then Shemaiah the prophet came to Rehoboam and the princes of Judah who had gathered at Jerusalem because of Shishak, and he said to them, "Thus says the LORD, 'You have forsaken Me, so I also have forsaken you to Shishak.' "
Then he charged them saying, "Thus you shall do in the fear of the LORD, faithfully and wholeheartedly .
"Whenever any dispute comes to you from your brethren who live in their cities, between blood and blood, between law and commandment, statutes and ordinances, you shall warn them so that they may not be guilty before the LORD, and wrath may not come on you and your brethren. Thus you shall do and you will not be guilty.
and he said, "Listen, all Judah and the inhabitants of Jerusalem and King Jehoshaphat : thus says the LORD to you, 'Do not fear or be dismayed because of this great multitude, for the battle is not yours but God's.
Then a letter came to him from Elijah the prophet saying, "Thus says the LORD God of your father David, 'Because you have not walked in the ways of Jehoshaphat your father and the ways of Asa king of Judah,
It came about whenever the chest was brought in to the king's officer by the Levites, and when they saw that there was much money, then the king's scribe and the chief priest's officer would come, empty the chest, take it, and return it to its place. Thus they did daily and collected much money.
Then the Spirit of God came on Zechariah the son of Jehoiada the priest ; and he stood above the people and said to them, "Thus God has said, 'Why do you transgress the commandments of the LORD and do not prosper ? Because you have forsaken the LORD, He has also forsaken you.' "
She said to them, "Thus says the LORD, the God of Israel, 'Tell the man who sent you to Me,
thus says the LORD, "Behold, I am bringing evil on this place and on its inhabitants, even all the curses written in the book which they have read in the presence of the king of Judah.
"Thus says Cyrus king of Persia, 'The LORD, the God of heaven, has given me all the kingdoms of the earth, and He has appointed me to build Him a house in Jerusalem, which is in Judah. Whoever there is among you of all His people, may the LORD his God be with him, and let him go up!' "