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1 Kings 12:1-4 RSV/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

 
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1 Rehobo'am went to Shechem, for all Israel had come to Shechem to make him king. 1 Rehoboam went to Shechem, for all the Israelites had gone there to make him king.
2 And when Jerobo'am the son of Nebat heard of it (for he was still in Egypt, whither he had fled from King Solomon), then Jerobo'am returned from Egypt. 2 When Jeroboam son of Nebat heard this (he was still in Egypt, where he had fled from King Solomon), he returned from Egypt.
3 And they sent and called him; and Jerobo'am and all the assembly of Israel came and said to Rehobo'am, 3 So they sent for Jeroboam, and he and the whole assembly of Israel went to Rehoboam and said to him:
4 "Your father made our yoke heavy. Now therefore lighten the hard service of your father and his heavy yoke upon us, and we will serve you." 4 "Your father put a heavy yoke on us, but now lighten the harsh labor and the heavy yoke he put on us, and we will serve you."