2 Chronicles 10
The Israelites, assembled at Shechem to crown Rehoboam, by Jeroboam make a suit of relaxation unto him.
2 Chronicles 10:1 And Rehoboam went to Sichem: for to Sichem were all Israell come together, to make hym kynge. 2 Chronicles 10:2 And when Ieroboam the sonne of Nebat (which was fled into Egypte from the presence of Salomon the kynge) hearde it, he returned out of Egypt. 2 Chronicles 10:3 And they sent and called hym. And so Ieroboam and all they of Israel came and comoned wyth Rehoboam, sayenge: 2 Chronicles 10:4 Thy father layed a greuouse yocke vpon vs: nowe therfore remytte thou somewhat of the greuouse seruyce of thy father and of his heuye yocke that he put vpon vs, and we wyll serue the. 2 Chronicles 10:5 And he sayde to them come agayne vnto me after thre dayes. And the people departed.
Rehoboam, refusing the old men's cousel, by the advice of young men answereth them roughly.
2 Chronicles 10:6 And kynge Rehoboam counsayled wyth the elders that had stande before Salomon his father, whyle he yet lyued, and he sayde: what councell geue ye me, to answere thys people agayne? 2 Chronicles 10:7 And they tolde him, saying: If thou be kynde to thys people, and shewe thy selfe lowely to them, and speake louynge wordes to them, they wyll be thy seruauntes for euer. 2 Chronicles 10:8 But he left the councell whiche the elders gaue him, and toke councell wyth the youngemen, that were growen vp with hym and that stode in his presence. 2 Chronicles 10:9 And he sayde vnto them: what aduise geue ye, that we may answere thys people, which haue commoned wyth me, sayinge: Abate some what of the yocke, which thy father dyd put vpon vs. 2 Chronicles 10:10 And the yonge men that were growen vp wyth hym, spake vnto hym, sayinge: Thus shalt thou answere the people that spake to the, sayinge: Thy father made oure yocke heuye: but make thou it some what lyghter for vs. Thus shalt thou saye vnto them, my lytle fynger shalbe heuyer then my fathers, loynes. 2 Chronicles 10:11 For where my father put a heuye yocke vpon you, I wyll put more to your yock: my father chastysed you wt whyppes, but I wyll chastyce you with scorpions. 2 Chronicles 10:12 And so Ieroboam & all þe people came to Rehoboam the thyrde daye, as the kynge badde, saying: come agayne to me the thyrd daye. 2 Chronicles 10:13 And þe kynge answered them cruelly: and kyng Rehoboam left þe councell of the aged men, 2 Chronicles 10:14 and answered them after þe aduise of þe yonge men, sayinge: My father made your yocke greuous, and I wyll adde therto: my father chastysed you with whyppes, but I wyll chastyce you with scorpions. 2 Chronicles 10:15 And so the kynge herkened not vnto þe people: but þe occasion came of God, þt the Lord myght make good his saying, which he spake, by the hande of Ahia the Silonite, to Ieroboam the sonne of Nebat.
Ten tribes revolting kill Hadoram, and make Rehoboam to flee.
2 Chronicles 10:16 And when all they of Israel sawe that þe kynge wolde not agree vnto them, þe people answered þe kynge sayinge: what parte haue we wt Dauid, or enheritaunce wt the sonne of Isai? let euery man of Israel go to his tent. And now Dauid, se to thyne awne house. And so all Israel gat them to their tentes, 2 Chronicles 10:17 so þt Rehoboam raygned ouer no moo of þe chyldren of Israel, then dwelt in the cyties of Iuda. 2 Chronicles 10:18 Then kynge Rehoboam also sente Haduram þt was ruler ouer þe tribute, and þe chyldren of Israel stoned hym wt stones þt he dyed. But kyng Rehoboam made spede to get him vp to his charret, to flye to Ierusalem. 2 Chronicles 10:19 And they of Israel rebelled agaynst þe house of Dauid vnto thys daye.