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 to make him kinge. 2 Chronicles 10:2 And when Ieroboam the sonne of Nabat, beynge in Egypte heard it (for he was fled for fear of Salomon þe king) he returned out of Egypt. 2 Chronicles 10:3 And they sent and called hym. And so Ieroboam and al Israel came and communed wyth Rehoboam, and sayde. 2 Chronicles 10:4 Thy father made vs a greuouse youck: but remytte thou somewhat of the greuouse seruyce of thy father and of hys heuy youcke that he put vpon vs, and we wyll serue the. 2 Chronicles 10:5 And he sayde to them: come agayne after thre dayes to me. 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 counceled with the elders that stode before Salomon his father whyle he lyued, & sayde: what councell geue ye me, to answere thys people agayne? 2 Chronicles 10:7 And they tolde hym, saying: If thou shalt be kynd to thys people, & please them, and shalt speake louynge wordes to them, they wyl be thy seruauntes for euer. 2 Chronicles 10:8 But he lefte the councell whiche the elders gaue hym, & toke councell wyth the young men that were noursed vp wt hym, & had stande in hys presence, 2 Chronicles 10:9 and said to them: what aduise geue ye that I may answer thys people which haue communed with me, sayinge: Abate somewhat of the youck which thy father dyd put vpon vs. 2 Chronicles 10:10 And the young men that were nourced vp wyth hym talked wyth hym saying: thus answere the people that spake to the saying. Thy father made oure youcke heauye: But make thou oure youcke somewhat lyghter. Thus wyse aunswere them: my lytle fynger shalbe heuyer then my fathers loynes. 2 Chronicles 10:11 For where my father put a heauye youcke vpon you. I wyl put more therto, & where my father chastised you with whyppes, I wyl chastyse you with scorpyons. 2 Chronicles 10:12 And when Ieroboam and all Israel were come the thyrd day, as the king bade, saying: come agayne to me the thyrd daye. 2 Chronicles 10:13 The king answered them cruellye, for kinge Rehoboam lefte the councell of the aged men, 2 Chronicles 10:14 & answered them after the aduise of the young men saying: If my father made youre youcke greuouse, I wyll adde therto, and where my father chastised you wyth whippes, I will chastyse you with scorpions. 2 Chronicles 10:15 And so the kynge herkened not vnto the people, for the turnynge awaye was of God, that the Lord might make good hys sayinge whiche he spake by the hande of Ahiah the Silonite to Ieroboam the sonne of Nabat.
Ten tribes revolting kill Hadoram, and make Rehoboam to flee.
2 Chronicles 10:16 And when all Israell sawe that the kinge wolde not heare them, the people aunswered the king, sayinge: what parte haue we wyth Dauid or enheritaunce wt the sonne of Isai? let euerye man of Israel go to hys tent. And nowe Dauid se to thyne owne house. And therevpon all Israel get them to theyr tentes, 2 Chronicles 10:17 so that Rehoboam raygned ouer no moo of the children of Israell then dwelte in the cytyes of Iuda. 2 Chronicles 10:18 Then Kyuge Rehoboam sente to them Haduram that was ouer the trybute, and the chyldren of Israell stoned hym with stones that he dyed. But kinge Rehoboam made spede, and gat hym vp to hys charet to flye to Ierusalem. 2 Chronicles 10:19 And so Israell departed from the house of Dauid vnto this daye.