New Living Translation
Then King Rehoboam discussed the matter with the older men who had counseled his father, Solomon. "What is your advice?" he asked. "How should I answer these people?"
King James Bible
And king Rehoboam took counsel with the old men that had stood before Solomon his father while he yet lived, saying, What counsel give ye me to return answer to this people?
Darby Bible Translation
And king Rehoboam consulted with the old men, who had stood before Solomon his father while he yet lived, saying, How do ye advise to return answer to this people?
World English Bible
King Rehoboam took counsel with the old men, who had stood before Solomon his father while he yet lived, saying, "What counsel do you give me to return answer to this people?"
Young's Literal Translation
And king Rehoboam consulteth with the aged men who have been standing before Solomon his father in his being alive, saying, 'How are ye counselling to answer this people?'
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2 Chronicles 10:5
Rehoboam replied, "Come back in three days for my answer." So the people went away.
"Just ask the previous generation. Pay attention to the experience of our ancestors.
For we were born but yesterday and know nothing. Our days on earth are as fleeting as a shadow.
I thought, 'Those who are older should speak, for wisdom comes with age.'
Never abandon a friend--either yours or your father's. When disaster strikes, you won't have to ask your brother for assistance. It's better to go to a neighbor than to a brother who lives far away.
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