1 Kings 12:3
New International Version
So they sent for Jeroboam, and he and the whole assembly of Israel went to Rehoboam and said to him:

New Living Translation
The leaders of Israel summoned him, and Jeroboam and the whole assembly of Israel went to speak with Rehoboam.

English Standard Version
And they sent and called him, and Jeroboam and all the assembly of Israel came and said to Rehoboam,

Berean Study Bible
So they sent for Jeroboam, and he and the whole assembly of Israel came to Rehoboam and said,

King James Bible
That they sent and called him. And Jeroboam and all the congregation of Israel came, and spake unto Rehoboam, saying,

New King James Version
that they sent and called him. Then Jeroboam and the whole assembly of Israel came and spoke to Rehoboam, saying,

New American Standard Bible
Then they sent word and summoned him, and Jeroboam and all the assembly of Israel came and spoke to Rehoboam, saying,

NASB 1995
Then they sent and called him, and Jeroboam and all the assembly of Israel came and spoke to Rehoboam, saying,

NASB 1977
Then they sent and called him, and Jeroboam and all the assembly of Israel came and spoke to Rehoboam, saying,

Amplified Bible
So they sent word and called for him, and Jeroboam and all the assembly of Israel came and spoke to Rehoboam, saying,

Christian Standard Bible
But they summoned him, and Jeroboam and the whole assembly of Israel came and spoke to Rehoboam:

Holman Christian Standard Bible
They summoned him, and Jeroboam and the whole assembly of Israel came and spoke to Rehoboam: “

American Standard Version
and they sent and called him), that Jeroboam and all the assembly of Israel came, and spake unto Rehoboam, saying,

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
And they sent and they called him and Yorbaam came and all the people of Israel, and they said to Rakhab.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
And the people spoke to king Roboam, saying, Thy father made our yoke heavy;

Contemporary English Version
But the people from the northern tribes of Israel sent for him. Then together they went to Rehoboam and said,

Douay-Rheims Bible
And they sent and called him: and Jeroboam came, and all the multitude of Israel, and they spoke to Roboam, saying:

English Revised Version
and they sent and called him;) that Jeroboam and all the congregation of Israel came, and spake unto Rehoboam, saying,

Good News Translation
The people of the northern tribes sent for him, and then they all went together to Rehoboam and said to him,

GOD'S WORD® Translation
[Israel] sent for Jeroboam and invited him back. Jeroboam and the entire assembly of Israel went to speak to Rehoboam. They said,

International Standard Version
after being summoned. When Jeroboam and the entire assembly of Israel arrived, they spoke to Rehoboam,

JPS Tanakh 1917
and they sent and called him--that Jeroboam and all the congregation of Israel came, and spoke unto Rehoboam, saying:

Literal Standard Version
that they send and call for him; and they come—Jeroboam and all the assembly of Israel—and speak to Rehoboam, saying,

NET Bible
They sent for him, and Jeroboam and the whole Israelite assembly came and spoke to Rehoboam, saying,

New Heart English Bible
And they sent and called for him. And Jeroboam and all the assembly of Israel came, and spoke to Rehoboam, saying,

World English Bible
and they sent and called him), that Jeroboam and all the assembly of Israel came, and spoke to Rehoboam, saying,

Young's Literal Translation
that they send and call for him; and they come -- Jeroboam and all the assembly of Israel -- and speak unto Rehoboam, saying,

Additional Translations ...
Context
Rebellion Against Rehoboam
2When Jeroboam son of Nebat heard about this, he was still in Egypt where he had fled from King Solomon and had been living ever since. 3So they sent for Jeroboam, and he and the whole assembly of Israel came to Rehoboam and said, 4“Your father put a heavy yoke on us. But now you should lighten the burden of your father’s service and the heavy yoke he put on us, and we will serve you.”…

Cross References
1 Kings 12:2
When Jeroboam son of Nebat heard about this, he was still in Egypt where he had fled from King Solomon and had been living ever since.

1 Kings 12:4
"Your father put a heavy yoke on us. But now you should lighten the burden of your father's service and the heavy yoke he put on us, and we will serve you."


Treasury of Scripture

That they sent and called him. And Jeroboam and all the congregation of Israel came, and spoke to Rehoboam, saying,









Verse 3. - That [Heb. and] they sent and called him. And Jeroboam and all the congregation of Israel came [It has been held that this verse is largely an interpolation. The LXX. Cod. Vat. has simply, "And the people spake unto king Rehoboam, saying." Of more importance, however, is the fact that it is at direct variance with ver. 20, which places the appearance of Jeroboam on the scene after the revolt of the tribes. Indeed, these two verses can only be brought into agreement by the questionable device of understanding the "all Israel" of ver. 20 very differently from the same expression in ver. 1. If, however, we follow in this instance the LXX., which omits the name of Jeroboam both here and in ver. 12 (and which thereby implies that he was not one of the deputation to Rehoboam, but, as ver. 2 states, was at that time still in Egypt), the difficulty vanishes. Ver. 20 then becomes the natural and logical continuation of vers. 2, 3. "And Jeroboam dwelt in Egypt. And they sent and called him [to the country.]... And when all Israel heard that Jeroboam was come again [at their summons] they sent and called him unto the congregation," etc. And in favour of the omission of Jeroboam's name is the fact that the Hebrew text, both in ver. 3 and in ver. 12, betrays some little confusion. In ver. 3, the Cethib has וַיָּבֹאוּ and וַיָּבֹוּ in ver. 12, whereas the Keri has וַיָּבֹא in both cases. The words look, that is to say, as if a singular nominative had been subsequently introduced], and spake unto Rehoboam, saying.

Parallel Commentaries ...


Hebrew
So they sent for
וַֽיִּשְׁלְחוּ֙ (way·yiš·lə·ḥū)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - Consecutive imperfect - third person masculine plural
Strong's 7971: To send away, for, out

[Jeroboam],
ל֔וֹ (lōw)
Preposition | third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew

and [he]
יָרָבְעָ֖ם (yā·rā·ḇə·‘ām)
Noun - proper - masculine singular
Strong's 3379: Jeroboam -- 'the people increase', the name of two Israelites kings

and the whole
וְכָל־ (wə·ḵāl)
Conjunctive waw | Noun - masculine singular construct
Strong's 3605: The whole, all, any, every

assembly
קְהַ֣ל (qə·hal)
Noun - masculine singular construct
Strong's 6951: Assembly, convocation, congregation

of Israel
יִשְׂרָאֵ֑ל (yiś·rā·’êl)
Noun - proper - masculine singular
Strong's 3478: Israel -- 'God strives', another name of Jacob and his desc

came
וַיָּבֹ֥א (way·yā·ḇō)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - Consecutive imperfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's 935: To come in, come, go in, go

to
אֶל־ (’el-)
Preposition
Strong's 413: Near, with, among, to

Rehoboam
רְחַבְעָ֖ם (rə·ḥaḇ·‘ām)
Noun - proper - masculine singular
Strong's 7346: Rehoboam -- 'a people are enlarged', a king of Judah

and said,
וַֽיְדַבְּר֔וּ (way·ḏab·bə·rū)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Piel - Consecutive imperfect - third person masculine plural
Strong's 1696: To arrange, to speak, to subdue


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