2 Chronicles 10:13
New International Version
The king answered them harshly. Rejecting the advice of the elders,

New Living Translation
But Rehoboam spoke harshly to them, for he rejected the advice of the older counselors

English Standard Version
And the king answered them harshly; and forsaking the counsel of the old men,

Berean Study Bible
And the king answered them harshly. King Rehoboam rejected the advice of the elders

King James Bible
And the king answered them roughly; and king Rehoboam forsook the counsel of the old men,

New King James Version
Then the king answered them roughly. King Rehoboam rejected the advice of the elders,

New American Standard Bible
The king answered them harshly, and King Rehoboam ignored the advice of the elders.

NASB 1995
The king answered them harshly, and King Rehoboam forsook the counsel of the elders.

NASB 1977
And the king answered them harshly, and King Rehoboam forsook the counsel of the elders.

Amplified Bible
The king answered them harshly, for King Rehoboam rejected the counsel of the elders.

Christian Standard Bible
Then the king answered them harshly. King Rehoboam rejected the elders’ advice

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Then the king answered them harshly. King Rehoboam rejected the elders’ advice

American Standard Version
And the king answered them roughly; and king Rehoboam forsook the counsel of the old men,

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
And the King answered them with the hard words and King Rekhabaam abandoned the counsel of the Elders which they had advised him.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
And the king answered harshly; and king Roboam forsook the counsel of the old men,

Contemporary English Version
Rehoboam ignored the advice of the older advisors. He spoke bluntly

Douay-Rheims Bible
And the king answered roughly, leaving the counsel of the ancients.

English Revised Version
And the king answered them roughly; and king Rehoboam forsook the counsel of the old men,

Good News Translation
The king ignored the advice of the older men and spoke harshly to the people,

GOD'S WORD® Translation
The king answered them harshly. He ignored the older leaders' advice.

International Standard Version
But the king answered them strictly and ignored the counsel of his elders.

JPS Tanakh 1917
And the king answered them roughly; and king Rehoboam forsook the counsel of the old men,

Literal Standard Version
And the king answers them sharply, and King Rehoboam forsakes the counsel of the aged men,

NET Bible
The king responded to the people harshly. He rejected the advice of the older men

New Heart English Bible
The king answered them roughly; and king Rehoboam forsook the counsel of the old men,

World English Bible
The king answered them roughly; and king Rehoboam forsook the counsel of the old men,

Young's Literal Translation
And the king answereth them sharply, and king Rehoboam forsaketh the counsel of the aged men,

Additional Translations ...
Context
Rebellion Against Rehoboam
12After three days, Jeroboam and all the people returned to Rehoboam, since the king had said, “Come back to me on the third day.” 13And the king answered them harshly. King Rehoboam rejected the advice of the elders 14and spoke to them as the young men had advised, saying, “Whereas my father made your yoke heavy, I will add to your yoke. Whereas my father scourged you with whips, I will scourge you with scorpions.”…

Cross References
2 Chronicles 10:12
After three days, Jeroboam and all the people returned to Rehoboam, since the king had said, "Come back to me on the third day."

2 Chronicles 10:14
and spoke to them as the young men had advised, saying, "Whereas my father made your yoke heavy, I will add to your yoke. Whereas my father scourged you with whips, I will scourge you with scorpions."

Proverbs 18:23
The poor man pleads for mercy, but the rich man answers harshly.


Treasury of Scripture

And the king answered them roughly; and king Rehoboam forsook the counsel of the old men,

answered

Genesis 42:7,30
And Joseph saw his brethren, and he knew them, but made himself strange unto them, and spake roughly unto them; and he said unto them, Whence come ye? And they said, From the land of Canaan to buy food…

Exodus 10:28
And Pharaoh said unto him, Get thee from me, take heed to thyself, see my face no more; for in that day thou seest my face thou shalt die.

1 Samuel 25:10,11
And Nabal answered David's servants, and said, Who is David? and who is the son of Jesse? there be many servants now a days that break away every man from his master…

forsook

2 Chronicles 10:8
But he forsook the counsel which the old men gave him, and took counsel with the young men that were brought up with him, that stood before him.

Proverbs 19:27
Cease, my son, to hear the instruction that causeth to err from the words of knowledge.









(13) Them.--Kings, "the people."

Roughly.--Hardly.

King Rehoboam.--Not in Kings, which adds, "that they counselled him."

Verse 13. - Roughly; i.e. Rehoboam had not "heard the instruction of a father," and had been an ill pupil indeed of him who wrote and taught, "A soft answer tumeth away wrath" (Proverbs 15:1).

Parallel Commentaries ...


Hebrew
And the king
הַמֶּ֖לֶךְ (ham·me·leḵ)
Article | Noun - masculine singular
Strong's 4428: A king

answered them
וַיַּעֲנֵ֥ם (way·ya·‘ă·nêm)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - Consecutive imperfect - third person masculine singular | third person masculine plural
Strong's 6030: To answer, respond

harshly.
קָשָׁ֑ה (qā·šāh)
Adjective - feminine singular
Strong's 7186: Hard, severe

King
הַמֶּ֣לֶךְ (ham·me·leḵ)
Article | Noun - masculine singular
Strong's 4428: A king

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

rejected
וַֽיַּעֲזֹב֙ (way·ya·‘ă·zōḇ)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - Consecutive imperfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's 5800: To loosen, relinquish, permit

the advice
עֲצַ֥ת (‘ă·ṣaṯ)
Noun - feminine singular construct
Strong's 6098: Advice, plan, prudence

of the elders
הַזְּקֵנִֽים׃ (haz·zə·qê·nîm)
Article | Adjective - masculine plural
Strong's 2205: Old


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