1Rehoboam went to 2Shechem, for all Israel had come to Shechem to make him king.
And as soon as 3Jeroboam the son of Nebat heard of it (for 4he was still in Egypt, where he had fled from King Solomon), then Jeroboam returned from Egypt.
And they sent and called him, and Jeroboam and all the assembly of Israel came and said to Rehoboam,
5"Your father made our yoke heavy. Now therefore lighten the hard service of your father and his heavy yoke on us, and we will serve you."