2 Chronicles 10
The Israelites, assembled at Shechem to crown Rehoboam, by Jeroboam make a suit of relaxation unto him.
2 Chronicles 10:1 Roboam wente vnto Sichem: for all Israel was come vnto Sichem: to make him kinge. 2 Chronicles 10:2 And whan Ieroboa the sonne of Nebat herde that, which was in Egipte (whither he was fled for kynge Salomon) he came agayne out of Egipte. 2 Chronicles 10:3 And they sent for him and called him. And Ieroboam came with all Israel, and spake to Roboam, and sayde: 2 Chronicles 10:4 Thy father made or yocke greuous: make thou lighter now ye harde bondage of thy father, and ye heuy yocke that he layed vpon vs, and we wyll submytte oure selues vnto the. 2 Chronicles 10:5 He sayde vnto them: Come to me agayne ouer thre dayes. And ye people wente their waye.
Rehoboam, refusing the old men's cousel, by the advice of young men answereth them roughly.
2 Chronicles 10:6 And Roboam the kynge axed coucell at the Elders, which had stonde before Salomon his father whyle he lyued, and he sayde: What is youre councell, that I maye geue this people an answere? 2 Chronicles 10:7 They spake vnto him, and sayde: Yf thou be louynge vnto this people, and deale gently with them, and geue them good wordes, then shal they allwaye be obedient vnto the. 2 Chronicles 10:8 Neuerthelesse he forsoke the councell of the Elders that they had geuen him, and toke councell at ye yonge men which were growne vp wt him, and stode before him. 2 Chronicles 10:9 And he sayde vnto the: What is youre councell, that we maye answere this people, which haue spoken vnto me, and saide: Make oure yock lighter, yt thy father layed vpon vs? 2 Chronicles 10:10 The yongemen yt were growne vp with him, spake vnto him, and sayde: Thus shalt thou saye vnto the people, that haue talked with the & spoken: Thy father made oure yock to heuy, make thou or yock lighter, Thus shalt thou saye vnto them: My litle finger shalbe thicker then my fathers loynes. 2 Chronicles 10:11 Yf my father hath layed an heuy yock vpon you, I wyl make youre yock the more. My father chastened you wt scourges, but I wyl beate you with scorpions. 2 Chronicles 10:12 Now whan Ieroboam and all the people came to Roboam on the thirde daye (acordynge as ye kinge sayde: Come to me againe on the thirde daie) 2 Chronicles 10:13 the kynge gaue the an harde answere. And Roboa the kynge forsoke ye councell of the Elders, 2 Chronicles 10:14 & spake vnto the after ye yonge mens councell, & sayde: Yf my father haue made yor yock to heuy, I wil make it yet heuyer. My father chastened you wt scourges, but I wyl beate you wt scorpios. 2 Chronicles 10:15 Thus the kynge folowed not ye peoples minde: for so was it determyned of God, yt ye LORDE might stablishe his worde, which he spake by Ahia of Silo, vnto Ieroboa ye sonne of Nebat.
Ten tribes revolting kill Hadoram, and make Rehoboam to flee.
2 Chronicles 10:16 But whan all Israel sawe that the kynge wolde not consente vnto them, ye people answered the kynge, and sayde: What porcion haue we then in Dauid, or inheritauce in the sonne of Isai? Let euery man of Israel get him to his tent. Loke thou now to thy house Dauid. And all Israel wente vnto their tentes, 2 Chronicles 10:17 so that Roboam reigned but ouer the children of Israel that dwelt in the cities of Iuda. 2 Chronicles 10:18 And Roboam sent forth Adoram the rentgatherer, but the children of Israel stoned him to death. And kynge Roboa strengthed himselfe vpon his charet, to flye vnto Ierusalem. 2 Chronicles 10:19 Thus fell Israel awaie fro the house of Dauid vnto this daye.