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

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

Darby Bible Translation
And the king answered them roughly; and king Rehoboam forsook the advice 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,

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Clarke's Commentary on the Bible

My little finger shall be thicker - "My weakness shall be stronger than the might of my father." - Targum.

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

answered

Genesis 42:7,30 And Joseph saw his brothers, and he knew them, but made himself strange to them, and spoke roughly to them; and he said to them...

Exodus 10:28 And Pharaoh said to him, Get you from me, take heed to yourself, see my face no more; for in that day you see my face you shall die.

1 Samuel 25:10,11 And Nabal answered David's servants, and said, Who is David? and who is the son of Jesse...

1 Kings 20:6-11 Yet I will send my servants to you to morrow about this time, and they shall search your house, and the houses of your servants...

Proverbs 15:1 A soft answer turns away wrath: but grievous words stir up anger.

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...

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

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The Rending of the Kingdom
"Solomon slept with his fathers, and was buried in the City of David his father: and Rehoboam his son reigned in his stead." 1 Kings 11:43. Soon after his accession to the throne, Rehoboam went to Shechem, where he expected to receive formal recognition from all the tribes. "To Shechem were all Israel come to make him king." 2 Chronicles 10:1. Among those present was Jeroboam the son of Nebat --the same Jeroboam who during Solomon's reign had been known as "a mighty man of valor," and to whom the
Ellen Gould White—The Story of Prophets and Kings

Cross References
2 Chronicles 10:12
Three days later Jeroboam and all the people returned to Rehoboam, as the king had said, "Come back to me in three days."

2 Chronicles 10:14
he followed the advice of the young men and said, "My father made your yoke heavy; I will make it even heavier. My father scourged you with whips; I will scourge you with scorpions."

Proverbs 18:23
The poor plead for mercy, but the rich answer harshly.

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