New International Version
Rehoboam answered, "Go away for three days and then come back to me." So the people went away.
King James Bible
And he said unto them, Depart yet for three days, then come again to me. And the people departed.
Darby Bible Translation
And he said to them, Depart yet for three days, then come again to me. And the people departed.
World English Bible
He said to them, "Depart for three days, then come back to me." The people departed.
Young's Literal Translation
And he saith unto them, 'Go -- yet three days, and come back unto me;' and the people go.
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
The grievous service - and - heavy yoke - They seem here to complain of two things - excessively laborious service, and a heavy taxation. At first it is supposed Solomon employed no Israelite in drudgery: afterwards, when he forsook the God of compassion, he seems to have used them as slaves, and to have revived the Egyptian bondage.
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And Rehoboam went to Shechem: for all Israel were come to Shechem to make him king. 2. And it came to pass, when Jeroboam the son of Nebat, who was yet in Egypt, heard of it (for he was fled from the presence of king Solomon, and Jeroboam dwelt in Egypt); 3. That they sent and called him. And Jeroboam and all the congregation of Israel came, and spake unto Rehoboam, saying, 4. Thy father made our yoke grievous: now therefore make thou the grievous service of thy father, and his heavy yoke which he …
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1 Kings 12:12
Three days later Jeroboam and all the people returned to Rehoboam, as the king had said, "Come back to me in three days."
1 Kings 12:6
Then King Rehoboam consulted the elders who had served his father Solomon during his lifetime. "How would you advise me to answer these people?" he asked.
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