1 Kings 12:11
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English Standard Version
And now, whereas my father laid on you a heavy yoke, I will add to your yoke. My father disciplined you with whips, but I will discipline you with scorpions.’”

King James Bible
And now whereas my father did lade you with a heavy yoke, I will add to your yoke: my father hath chastised you with whips, but I will chastise you with scorpions.

American Standard Version
And now whereas my father did lade you with a heavy yoke, I will add to your yoke: my father chastised you with whips, but I will chastise you with scorpions.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And now my father put a, heavy yoke upon you, but I will add to your yoke: my father beat you with whips, but I will beat you with scorpions.

English Revised Version
And now whereas my father did lade you with a heavy yoke, I will add to your yoke: my father chastised you with whips, but I will chastise you with scorpions.

Webster's Bible Translation
And now whereas my father burdened you with a heavy yoke, I will add to your yoke: my father hath chastised you with whips, but I will chastise you with scorpions.

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Keil and Delitzsch Biblical Commentary on the Old Testament

In order that the request of the tribes might be maturely weighed, Rehoboam directed them to appear before him again in three days, and in the meantime discussed the matter with the older counsellors,who had served his father.

1 Kings 12:11 Parallel Commentaries

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I will add

Exodus 1:13,14 And the Egyptians made the children of Israel to serve with rigor...

Exodus 5:5-9,18 And Pharaoh said, Behold, the people of the land now are many, and you make them rest from their burdens...

1 Samuel 8:18 And you shall cry out in that day because of your king which you shall have chosen you; and the LORD will not hear you in that day.

2 Chronicles 16:10 Then Asa was wroth with the seer, and put him in a prison house; for he was in a rage with him because of this thing...

Isaiah 58:6 Is not this the fast that I have chosen? to loose the bands of wickedness, to undo the heavy burdens, and to let the oppressed go free...

Jeremiah 27:11 But the nations that bring their neck under the yoke of the king of Babylon, and serve him...

Jeremiah 28:13,14 Go and tell Hananiah, saying, Thus said the LORD; You have broken the yokes of wood; but you shall make for them yokes of iron...

but I will chastise Should you rebel or become disaffected, my father's {whip} shall be a {scorpion} in my hand. His was {chastisement}, mine shall be {punishment}. Celsius and Hiller conjecture that {akrabbim} denotes a thorny kind of shrub, whose prickles are of a venomous nature, called by the Arabs {scorpion thorns}, from the exquisite pain which they inflict. But the Chaldee renders it {margenin}, and the Syriac {moragyai}, i.e., () scourges; and in the parallel place of Chronicles the Arabic has {saut, a scourge}. Isidore, and after him Calmet and others, assert that the {scorpion} was a sort of severe {whip}, the lashes of which were armed with knots or points that sunk into and tore the flesh.

scorpions

1 Kings 12:14 And spoke to them after the counsel of the young men, saying, My father made your yoke heavy, and I will add to your yoke...

Ezekiel 2:6 And you, son of man, be not afraid of them, neither be afraid of their words, though briers and thorns be with you...

Revelation 9:3-10 And there came out of the smoke locusts on the earth: and to them was given power, as the scorpions of the earth have power...

Cross References
1 Kings 12:10
And the young men who had grown up with him said to him, "Thus shall you speak to this people who said to you, 'Your father made our yoke heavy, but you lighten it for us,' thus shall you say to them, 'My little finger is thicker than my father's thighs.

1 Kings 12:12
So Jeroboam and all the people came to Rehoboam the third day, as the king said, "Come to me again the third day."

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