2 Chronicles 10:5
New International Version
Rehoboam answered, “Come back to me in three days.” So the people went away.

New Living Translation
Rehoboam replied, “Come back in three days for my answer.” So the people went away.

English Standard Version
He said to them, “Come to me again in three days.” So the people went away.

Berean Study Bible
Rehoboam answered, “Come back to me in three days.” So the people departed.

King James Bible
And he said unto them, Come again unto me after three days. And the people departed.

New King James Version
So he said to them, “Come back to me after three days.” And the people departed.

New American Standard Bible
He said to them, “Return to me again in three days.” So the people departed.

NASB 1995
He said to them, “Return to me again in three days.” So the people departed.

NASB 1977
And he said to them, “Return to me again in three days.” So the people departed.

Amplified Bible
Rehoboam replied, “Come back to me again in three days.” So the people departed.

Christian Standard Bible
Rehoboam replied, “Return to me in three days.” So the people left.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Rehoboam replied, “Return to me in three days.” So the people left.

American Standard Version
And he said unto them, Come again unto me after three days. And the people departed.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
And he said to them: “Go, and after three days come to me.” And the people came to him.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
And he said to them, Go away for three days, and then come to me. So the people departed.

Contemporary English Version
Rehoboam replied, "Come back in three days for my answer." So the people left.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And he said to them: Come to me again after three days. And when the people were gone,

English Revised Version
And he said unto them, Come again unto me after three days. And the people departed.

Good News Translation
Rehoboam replied, "Give me three days to consider the matter. Then come back." So the people left.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
He said to them, "Come back the day after tomorrow." So the people left.

International Standard Version
"Come back again in three days," Rehoboam told them. So the people left

JPS Tanakh 1917
And he said unto them: 'Come again unto me after three days.' And the people departed.

Literal Standard Version
And he says to them, “Yet three days—then return to me”; and the people go.

NET Bible
He said to them, "Go away for three days, then return to me." So the people went away.

New Heart English Bible
He said to them, "Come again to me after three days." The people departed.

World English Bible
He said to them, "Come again to me after three days." The people departed.

Young's Literal Translation
And he saith unto them, 'Yet three days -- then return ye unto me;' and the people go.

Additional Translations ...
Context
Rebellion Against Rehoboam
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.” 5Rehoboam answered, “Come back to me in three days.” So the people departed. 6Then King Rehoboam consulted with the elders who had served his father Solomon during his lifetime. “How do you advise me to respond to these people?” he asked.…

Cross References
2 Chronicles 10:4
"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."

2 Chronicles 10:6
Then King Rehoboam consulted with the elders who had served his father Solomon during his lifetime. "How do you advise me to respond to these people?" he asked.


Treasury of Scripture

And he said to them, Come again to me after three days. And the people departed.

Come again

1 Kings 12:5
And he said unto them, Depart yet for three days, then come again to me. And the people departed.

Proverbs 3:28
Say not unto thy neighbour, Go, and come again, and to morrow I will give; when thou hast it by thee.









(5) Come again unto me after three days.--Hob., Yet three days and return unto me. The verb go ye (Kings) seems to have fallen out before the first words. The LXX., Syriac, and Arabic have it.

Departed.--Singular; Kings, plural. Contrast 2Chronicles 10:1.

Verse 5. - This first reply of Rehoboam was not necessarily inauspicious. Yet sometimes, as it proved now, the caution that takes time to consider heralds fatal mistake. This is when either a generous, instinctive impulse, asking an instantaneous obedience, is chilled by some self-regard; or yet worse, when the offended Spirit is restrained, and no inner guiding voice is heard, as Saul found, to his ruin.

Parallel Commentaries ...


Hebrew
Rehoboam answered,
וַיֹּ֣אמֶר (way·yō·mer)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - Consecutive imperfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's 559: To utter, say

“Come back
וְשׁ֣וּבוּ (wə·šū·ḇū)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - Imperative - masculine plural
Strong's 7725: To turn back, in, to retreat, again

to me
אֵלָ֑י (’ê·lāy)
Preposition | first person common singular
Strong's 413: Near, with, among, to

in
ע֛וֹד (‘ō·wḏ)
Adverb
Strong's 5750: Iteration, continuance, again, repeatedly, still, more

three
שְׁלֹ֥שֶׁת (šə·lō·šeṯ)
Number - masculine singular construct
Strong's 7969: Three, third, thrice

days.”
יָמִ֖ים (yā·mîm)
Noun - masculine plural
Strong's 3117: A day

So the people
הָעָֽם׃ (hā·‘ām)
Article | Noun - masculine singular
Strong's 5971: A people, a tribe, troops, attendants, a flock

departed.
וַיֵּ֖לֶךְ (way·yê·leḵ)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - Consecutive imperfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's 1980: To go, come, walk


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