2 Chronicles 10:13-16

13 The king answered them harshly. Rejecting the advice of the elders,
14 he followed the advice of the young men and said, “My father made your yoke heavy; I will make it even heavier. My father scourged you with whips; I will scourge you with scorpions.”
15 So the king did not listen to the people, for this turn of events was from God, to fulfill the word the LORD had spoken to Jeroboam son of Nebat through Ahijah the Shilonite.
16 When all Israel saw that the king refused to listen to them, they answered the king: “What share do we have in David, what part in Jesse’s son? To your tents, Israel! Look after your own house, David!” So all the Israelites went home.

2 Chronicles 10:13 in Other Translations

KJV
13 And the king answered them roughly; and king Rehoboam forsook the counsel of the old men,
ESV
13 And the king answered them harshly; and forsaking the counsel of the old men,
NLT
13 But Rehoboam spoke harshly to them, for he rejected the advice of the older counselors
MSG
13 The king's answer was harsh and rude. He spurned the counsel of the elders
CSB
13 Then the king answered them harshly. King Rehoboam rejected the elders' advice

2 Chronicles 10:13-16 Meaning and Commentary

INTRODUCTION TO 2 CHRONICLES 10

This chapter is not only in sense the same, but is expressed almost in the selfsame words as First Kings chapter twelve, verses one through nineteen, so there needs not anything to be added to the notes there, which the reader is referred to.

2 Chronicles 10:13-16 In-Context

11 My father laid on you a heavy yoke; I will make it even heavier. My father scourged you with whips; I will scourge you with scorpions.’ ”
12 Three days later Jeroboam and all the people returned to Rehoboam, as the king had said, “Come back to me in three days.”
13 The king answered them harshly. Rejecting the advice of the elders,
14 he followed the advice of the young men and said, “My father made your yoke heavy; I will make it even heavier. My father scourged you with whips; I will scourge you with scorpions.”
15 So the king did not listen to the people, for this turn of events was from God, to fulfill the word the LORD had spoken to Jeroboam son of Nebat through Ahijah the Shilonite.
16 When all Israel saw that the king refused to listen to them, they answered the king: “What share do we have in David, what part in Jesse’s son? To your tents, Israel! Look after your own house, David!” So all the Israelites went home.
17 But as for the Israelites who were living in the towns of Judah, Rehoboam still ruled over them.
18 King Rehoboam sent out Adoniram, who was in charge of forced labor, but the Israelites stoned him to death. King Rehoboam, however, managed to get into his chariot and escape to Jerusalem.

Cross References 4

  • 1. 2 Chronicles 11:4; 2 Chronicles 25:16-20
  • 2. S 1 Kings 11:29
  • 3. S 1 Chronicles 9:1
  • 4. ver 19; S 2 Samuel 20:1
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