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 goeth to Shechem, for [to] Shechem have all Israel come to cause him to reign. 2 Chronicles 10:2 And it cometh to pass, at Jeroboam son of Nebat'swho [is] in Egypt because he hath fled from the face of Solomon the kinghearing, that Jeroboam turneth back out of Egypt; 2 Chronicles 10:3 and they send and call for him, and Jeroboam cometh in, and all Israel, and speak unto Rehoboam, saying, 2 Chronicles 10:4 'Thy father made our yoke sharp, and now, make light [somewhat] of the sharp service of thy father, and of his heavy yoke that he put upon us, and we serve thee.' 2 Chronicles 10:5 And he saith unto them, 'Yet three daysthen return ye unto me;' and the people go.
Rehoboam, refusing the old men's cousel, by the advice of young men answereth them roughly.
2 Chronicles 10:6 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?' 2 Chronicles 10:7 And they speak unto him, saying, 'If thou dost become good to this people, and hast been pleased with them, and spoken unto them good words, then they have been to thee servants all the days.' 2 Chronicles 10:8 And he forsaketh the counsel of the aged men that they counselled him, and consulteth with the lads who have grown up with him, those standing before him, 2 Chronicles 10:9 and he saith unto them, 'What are ye counselling, and we answer this people that have spoken unto me, saying, Make light [somewhat] of the yoke that thy father put upon us?' 2 Chronicles 10:10 And the lads who have grown up with him, speak with him, saying, 'Thus dost thou say to the people who have spoken unto thee, saying, Thy father made our yoke heavy, and thou, make light [somewhat] of our yoke; thus dost thou say unto them, My little finger is thicker than the loins of my father; 2 Chronicles 10:11 and now, my father laid on you a heavy yoke, and II add unto your yoke; my father chastised you with whips, and Iwith scorpions.' 2 Chronicles 10:12 And Jeroboam cometh in, and all the people, unto Rehoboam on the third day, as the king spake, saying, 'Return unto me on the third day.' 2 Chronicles 10:13 And the king answereth them sharply, and king Rehoboam forsaketh the counsel of the aged men, 2 Chronicles 10:14 and speaketh unto them according to the counsel of the lads, saying, 'My father made your yoke heavy, and II add unto it; my father chastised you with whips, and Iwith scorpions.' 2 Chronicles 10:15 And the king hath not hearkened unto the people, for the revolution hath been from God, for the sake of Jehovah's establishing His word that He spake by the hand of Abijah the Shilonite unto Jeroboam son of Nebat.
Ten tribes revolting kill Hadoram, and make Rehoboam to flee.
2 Chronicles 10:16 And all Israel have seen that the king hath not hearkened to them, and the people send back [to] the king, saying, 'What portion have we in David? yea, there is no inheritance in a son of Jesse; each to thy tents, O Israel; now, see thy houseDavid,' and all Israel go to their tents. 2 Chronicles 10:17 As to the sons of Israel who are dwelling in the cities of JudahRehoboam reigneth over them. 2 Chronicles 10:18 And king Rehoboam sendeth Hadoram, who [is] over the tribute, and the sons of Israel cast at him stones, and he dieth; and king Rehoboam hath strengthened himself to go up into a chariot to flee to Jerusalem; 2 Chronicles 10:19 and Israel transgress against the house of David unto this day.