So the king did not listen to the people, for it was a turn of affairs brought about by the LORD that he might fulfill his word, which the LORD spoke by Ahijah the Shilonite to Jeroboam the son of Nebat.
Wherefore the king hearkened not unto the
To lessen their taxes, and ease them of their burdens, as they
for the cause was from the Lord;
it was according to his will and appointment; the defection of
the people was willed by the Lord, and various things in
Providence turned up to alienate their minds from Rehoboam, and
dispose them to a revolt from him in favour of Jeroboam; and the
Lord suffered the counsellors of Rehoboam to give him the advice
they did, and gave him up to the folly of his own heart to take
that he might perform his saying, which the Lord spake to
Ahijah the Shilonite unto Jeroboam the son of Nebat;
see ( 1
Kings 11:29-39 ) .