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1 Kings 12:13

13 The king answered the people harshly. Rejecting the advice given him by the elders,

Read 1 Kings 12:13 Using Other Translations

And the king answered the people roughly, and forsook the old men's counsel that they gave him;
And the king answered the people harshly, and forsaking the counsel that the old men had given him,
But Rehoboam spoke harshly to the people, for he rejected the advice of the older counselors

What does 1 Kings 12:13 mean?

John Gill's Exposition of the Bible
1 Kings 12:13

And the king answered the people roughly
In a blustering manner, gave them hard words and severe menaces, being worked up to such a spirit by his young counsellors:

and forsook the old men's counsel that they gave him:
to give them good words and kind promises.

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