The Kingdom Divided

1 Then Rehoboam went to Shechem, for all Israel had gone to Shechem to make him king.
2 When Jeroboam son of Nebat heard [about it], for he was still in Egypt where he had fled from King Solomon's presence, Jeroboam stayed in Egypt.a
3 They summoned him, and Jeroboam and the whole assembly of Israel came and spoke to Rehoboam:
4 "Your father made our yoke harsh. You, therefore, lighten your father's harsh service and the heavy yoke he put on us, and we will serve you."