1 Kings 12:1-4 NLT

1 Rehoboam went to Shechem, where all Israel had gathered to make him king.
2 When Jeroboam son of Nebat heard of Solomon's death, he returned from Egypt, a for he had fled to Egypt to escape from King Solomon.

References for 1 Kings 12:2

    • Ÿ 12:2 - As in Greek version and Latin Vulgate (see also 2 Chr 10:2); Hebrew reads <I>he lived in Egypt.</I>
      3 The leaders of Israel sent for Jeroboam, and the whole assembly of Israel went to speak with Rehoboam.
      4 "Your father was a hard master," they said. "Lighten the harsh labor demands and heavy taxes that your father imposed on us. Then we will be your loyal subjects."