Parallel Bible results for 1 Kings 12:1-4

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1 Kings 12:1-4

MSG 1 Rehoboam traveled to Shechem where all Israel had gathered to inaugurate him as king. NIV 1 Rehoboam went to Shechem, for all the Israelites had gone there to make him king. MSG 2 Jeroboam had been in Egypt, where he had taken asylum from King Solomon; when he got the report of Solomon's death he had come back. NIV 2 When Jeroboam son of Nebat heard this (he was still in Egypt, where he had fled from King Solomon), he returned from Egypt. MSG 3 Rehoboam assembled Jeroboam and all the people. They said to Rehoboam, NIV 3 So they sent for Jeroboam, and he and the whole assembly of Israel went to Rehoboam and said to him: MSG 4 "Your father made life hard for us - worked our fingers to the bone. Give us a break; lighten up on us and we'll willingly serve you." NIV 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."