1 Kings 12:13
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New American Standard Bible
The king answered the people harshly, for he forsook the advice of the elders which they had given him,

King James Bible
And the king answered the people roughly, and forsook the old men's counsel that they gave him;

Darby Bible Translation
And the king answered the people roughly, and forsook the advice of the old men which they had given him;

World English Bible
The king answered the people roughly, and forsook the counsel of the old men which they had given him,

Young's Literal Translation
And the king answereth the people sharply, and forsaketh the counsel of the elders which they counselled him,

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"This Thing is from Me"
"Thus saith the Lord, Ye shall not go up, nor fight against your brethren the children of Israel: return every man to his house; for this thing is from me."--1 Kings 12:24. IT IS VERY DELIGHTFUL to read a history in which God is made prominent. How sadly deficient we are of such histories of our own English nation! Yet surely there is no story that is more full of God than the record of the doings of our British race. Cowper, in one of his poems, shows the parallel between us and the house of Israel,
Charles Haddon Spurgeon—Spurgeon's Sermons Volume 42: 1896

How God Works in the Hearts of Men.
1. Connection of this chapter with the preceding. Augustine's similitude of a good and bad rider. Question answered in respect to the devil. 2. Question answered in respect to God and man. Example from the history of Job. The works of God distinguished from the works of Satan and wicked men. 1. By the design or end of acting. How Satan acts in the reprobate. 2. How God acts in them. 3. Old Objection, that the agency of God in such cases is referable to prescience or permission, not actual operation.
John Calvin—The Institutes of the Christian Religion

Cross References
1 Kings 12:12
Then Jeroboam and all the people came to Rehoboam on the third day as the king had directed, saying, "Return to me on the third day."

1 Kings 12:14
and he spoke to them according to the advice of the young men, saying, "My father made your yoke heavy, but I will add to your yoke; my father disciplined you with whips, but I will discipline you with scorpions."

Proverbs 18:23
The poor man utters supplications, But the rich man answers roughly.

Ecclesiastes 2:19
And who knows whether he will be a wise man or a fool? Yet he will have control over all the fruit of my labor for which I have labored by acting wisely under the sun. This too is vanity.

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