2 Chronicles 10:8

Overview - 2 Chronicles 10
The Israelites, assembled at Shechem to crown Rehoboam, by Jeroboam make a suit of relaxation unto him.
Rehoboam, refusing the old mens' counsel, by the advice of young men answers them roughly.
16 Ten tribes revolting, kill Hadoram, and make Rehoboam flee.
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2 Chronicles 10:8  (King James Version)
But he forsook the counsel which the old men gave him, and took counsel with the young men that were brought up with him, that stood before him.
 


he forsook
2 Chronicles 25:15 2 Chronicles 25:16 2 Samuel 17:14 ; Proverbs 1:25 ; 9:9 19:20 25:12 Ecclesiastes 10:2 Ecclesiastes 10:3 Ecclesiastes 10:16
Isaiah 30:1

the young men
It was a custom in different countries to educate with the heir to the throne, young noblemen of nearly the same age. This, as Calmet observes, answered two great and important ends: 1. It excited the prince to emulation; that he might, as far as possible, surpass in all manly exercises, and in all acts of prudence and virtue, those whom one day he was to surpass in the elevation and dignity of his station
2. That he might acquire a correct knowledge of the disposition and views of those who were likely to be, under him, the highest officers of the state, and consequently know the better how to trust and employ them.
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