1 Kings 12:8

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.

1 Kings 12:8 in Other Translations

KJV
8 But he forsook the counsel of the old men, which they had given him, and consulted with the young men that were grown up with him, and which stood before him:
ESV
8 But he abandoned the counsel that the old men gave him and took counsel with the young men who had grown up with him and stood before him.
NLT
8 But Rehoboam rejected the advice of the older men and instead asked the opinion of the young men who had grown up with him and were now his advisers.
MSG
8 But he rejected the counsel of the elders and asked the young men he'd grown up with who were now currying his favor,
CSB
8 But he rejected the advice of the elders who had advised him and consulted with the young men who had grown up with him and served him.

1 Kings 12:8 In-Context

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 replied, “If today you will be a servant to these people and serve them and give them a favorable answer, they will always be your servants.”
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 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 replied, “These people have said to you, ‘Your father put a heavy yoke on us, but make our yoke lighter.’ Now tell them, ‘My little finger is thicker than my father’s waist.

Cross References 1

  • 1. Leviticus 19:32
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