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2 Chronicles 10 NRS/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

 
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1 Rehoboam 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 When Jeroboam son of Nebat heard of it (for he was in Egypt, where he had fled from King Solomon), then Jeroboam returned from Egypt. 2 When Jeroboam son of Nebat heard this (he was in Egypt, where he had fled from King Solomon), he returned from Egypt.
3 They sent and called him; and Jeroboam and all Israel came and said to Rehoboam, 3 So they sent for Jeroboam, and he and all 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 that he placed on 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."
5 He said to them, "Come to me again in three days." So the people went away. 5 Rehoboam answered, "Come back to me in three days." So the people went away.
6 Then King Rehoboam took counsel with the older men who had attended his father Solomon while he was still alive, saying, "How do you advise me to answer this people?" 6 Then King Rehoboam consulted the elders who had served his father Solomon during his lifetime. "How would you advise me to answer these people?" he asked.
7 They answered him, "If you will be kind to this people and please them, and speak good words to them, then they will be your servants forever." 7 They replied, "If you will be kind to these people and please them and give them a favorable answer, they will always be your servants."
8 But he rejected the advice that the older men gave him, and consulted the young men who had grown up with him and now attended him. 8 But Rehoboam rejected the advice the elders gave him and consulted the young men who had grown up with him and were serving him.
9 He said to them, "What do you advise that we answer this people who have said to me, "Lighten the yoke that your father put on us'?" 9 He asked them, "What is your advice? How should we answer these people who say to me, 'Lighten the yoke your father put on us'?"
10 The young men who had grown up with him said to him, "Thus should you speak to the people who said to you, "Your father made our yoke heavy, but you must lighten it for us'; tell them, "My little finger is thicker than my father's loins. 10 The young men who had grown up with him replied, "Tell the people who have said to you, 'Your father put a heavy yoke on us, but make our yoke lighter'--tell them, 'My little finger is thicker than my father's waist.
11 Now, whereas my father laid on you a heavy yoke, I will add to your yoke. My father disciplined you with whips, but I will discipline you with scorpions.' " 11 My father laid on you a heavy yoke; I will make it even heavier. My father scourged you with whips; I will scourge you with scorpions.' "
12 So Jeroboam and all the people came to Rehoboam the third day, as the king had said, "Come to me again the third day." 12 Three days later Jeroboam and all the people returned to Rehoboam, as the king had said, "Come back to me in three days."
13 The king answered them harshly. King Rehoboam rejected the advice of the older men; 13 The king answered them harshly. Rejecting the advice of the elders,
14 he spoke to them in accordance with the advice of the young men, "My father made your yoke heavy, but I will add to it; my father disciplined you with whips, but I will discipline you with scorpions." 14 he followed the advice of the young men and said, "My father made your yoke heavy; I will make it even heavier. My father scourged you with whips; I will scourge you with scorpions."
15 So the king did not listen to the people, because it was a turn of affairs brought about by God so that the Lord might fulfill his word, which he had spoken by Ahijah the Shilonite to Jeroboam son of Nebat. 15 So the king did not listen to the people, for this turn of events was from God, to fulfill the word the LORD had spoken to Jeroboam son of Nebat through Ahijah the Shilonite.
16 When all Israel saw that the king would not listen to them, the people answered the king, "What share do we have in David? We have no inheritance in the son of Jesse. Each of you to your tents, O Israel! Look now to your own house, O David." So all Israel departed to their tents. 16 When all Israel saw that the king refused to listen to them, they answered the king: "What share do we have in David, what part in Jesse's son? To your tents, O Israel! Look after your own house, O David!" So all the Israelites went home.
17 But Rehoboam reigned over the people of Israel who were living in the cities of Judah. 17 But as for the Israelites who were living in the towns of Judah, Rehoboam still ruled over them.
18 When King Rehoboam sent Hadoram, who was taskmaster over the forced labor, the people of Israel stoned him to death. King Rehoboam hurriedly mounted his chariot to flee to Jerusalem. 18 King Rehoboam sent out Adoniram, who was in charge of forced labor, but the Israelites stoned him to death. King Rehoboam, however, managed to get into his chariot and escape to Jerusalem.
19 So Israel has been in rebellion against the house of David to this day. 19 So Israel has been in rebellion against the house of David to this day.