1 Kings 12:1-5 NIV

Israel Rebels Against Rehoboam

12:1-24pp -- 2Ch 10:1-11:4

1 Rehoboam went to Shechem,1 for all the Israelites had gone there to make him king.

References for 1 Kings 12:1

2 When Jeroboam son of Nebat heard this (he was still in Egypt, where he had fled2 from King Solomon), he returned froma Egypt.

References for 1 Kings 12:2

    • a 12:2 - Or "he remained in"
      3 So they sent for Jeroboam, and he and the whole assembly of Israel went to Rehoboam and said to him:
      4 "Your father put a heavy yoke3 on us, but now lighten the harsh labor and the heavy yoke he put on us, and we will serve you."

      References for 1 Kings 12:4

      5 Rehoboam answered, "Go away for three days and then come back to me." So the people went away.