Rehoboam traveled to Shechem where all Israel had gathered to inaugurate him as king.
Jeroboam was then in Egypt, where he had taken asylum from King Solomon; when he got the report of Solomon's death, he came back.
Summoned by Israel, Jeroboam and all Israel went to Rehoboam and said,
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