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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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My little finger shall be thicker - "My weakness shall be stronger than the might of my father." - Targum.
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"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 …
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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."
The poor plead for mercy, but the rich answer harshly.
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