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1 Rehoboam then went to Shechem, all Israel having come to Shechem to proclaim him king.
2Chr 10:1-19  1Kgs 11:43  Acts 7:16  Gen 12:6  Gen 33:18-19  Josh 20:7  Josh 24:1 

2 (As soon as Jeroboam son of Nebat heard the news -- he was still in Egypt, where he had taken refuge from King Solomon -- he returned from Egypt.
1Kgs 11:40  1Kgs 11:26-31  2Chr 10:2-3 

3 They now sent for him, and Jeroboam and the whole assembly of Israel came.) And they spoke as follows to Rehoboam,

4 'Your father laid a cruel yoke on us; if you will lighten your father's cruel slavery, that heavy yoke which he imposed on us, we are willing to serve you.'
1Sam 8:11-18  1Kgs 4:7  1Kgs 9:15  1John 5:3  1Kgs 4:20-25  1Kgs 9:22-23  2Chr 10:4-5 

5 He said to them, 'Go away for three days and then come back to me.' And the people went away.
1Kgs 12:12 

6 King Rehoboam then consulted the elders who had been in attendance on his father Solomon while he was alive, and said, 'How do you advise me to answer this people?'
Job 12:12  Job 32:7  1Kgs 4:2  2Sam 16:20  2Sam 17:5  Jer 42:2-5  Jer 43:2 

7 They replied, 'If you become the servant of this people today, and submit to them and give them a fair reply, then they will remain your servants for ever.'
Prov 15:1  1Kgs 12:13  2Chr 10:6-7  2Sam 15:3-6  Eccl 10:4  Mark 10:43-44  Phil 2:7-11 

8 But he rejected the advice given him by the elders and consulted the young men in attendance on him, who had grown up with him.
2Chr 10:8  2Chr 25:15-16  Eccl 10:2-3  Prov 1:2-5  Prov 1:25  Prov 1:30  Prov 19:20 

9 He said, 'How do you advise us to answer these people who have been saying, "Lighten the yoke which your father imposed on us!"? '
1Kgs 22:6-8  2Chr 10:9  2Chr 18:5-7  2Sam 17:5-6 

10 The young men who had grown up with him replied, 'This is the way to answer these people who have been saying, "Your father made our yoke heavy, you must lighten it for us!" This is the right thing to say to them, "My little finger is thicker than my father's loins.
2Chr 10:10-11  2Sam 17:7-13  Isa 47:6  Prov 10:14  Prov 18:6-7  Prov 28:25  Prov 29:23 

11 Although my father laid a heavy yoke on you, I shall make it heavier still. My father controlled you with the whip, but I shall apply a spiked lash!" '
1Kgs 12:14  1Sam 8:18  2Chr 16:10  Exod 1:13-14  Exod 5:5-9  Exod 5:18  Ezek 2:6 

12 On the third day Jeroboam and all the people came to Rehoboam in obedience to the king's instruction: 'Come back to me in three days' time.'
1Kgs 12:5  2Chr 10:12-14 

13 And the king gave the people a harsh answer, rejecting the advice given him by the elders
Jas 3:17  1Kgs 20:6-11  1Sam 20:10  1Sam 20:30-31  1Sam 25:10-11  2Sam 19:43  Eccl 10:12 

14 and speaking to them as the young men had recommended, 'My father made your yoke heavy, I shall make it heavier still! My father controlled you with the whip, but I shall apply a spiked lash!'
1Kgs 12:10-11  Exod 5:5-9  Exod 5:16-18  2Chr 22:4-5  Dan 6:7  Eccl 7:8  Esth 1:16-21 

15 Thus the king refused to listen to the people, and this was brought about by Yahweh to fulfil the promise which he had made through Ahijah of Shiloh to Jeroboam son of Nebat.
1Kgs 12:24  1Kgs 11:11  Deut 2:30  Judg 14:4  2Chr 10:15  2Chr 22:7  2Chr 25:20 

16 When all Israel saw that the king refused to listen to them, the people answered the king thus: What share have we in David? -No heritage in the son of Jesse! Away to your tents, Israel! Now look after your own House, David! So Israel went home again.
2Sam 20:1  1Kgs 11:13  1Kgs 11:34  1Kgs 11:36  1Kgs 11:39  1Kgs 22:17  1Kgs 22:36 

17 Rehoboam, however, reigned over those Israelites who lived in the towns of Judah.
1Kgs 11:13  1Kgs 11:36  2Chr 10:17  2Chr 11:13-17 

18 When King Rehoboam sent Adoram, who was in charge of forced labour, all Israel stoned him to death, while King Rehoboam managed to mount his chariot and escape to Jerusalem.
1Kgs 4:6  1Kgs 5:14  2Sam 20:24  1Kgs 20:18-20  2Chr 10:18  2Chr 24:21  Acts 5:26 

19 And Israel has remained in rebellion against the House of David from that day to this.
2Kgs 17:21  1Sam 10:19  2Chr 10:19  2Chr 13:5-7  2Chr 13:17  Heb 6:6  Isa 7:17 

20 When all Israel heard that Jeroboam had returned, they summoned him to the assembly and made him king of all Israel; no one remained loyal to the House of David, except the tribe of Judah.
1Kgs 11:13  1Kgs 11:32  1Kgs 11:36  1Kgs 12:17  1Sam 10:24  Hos 8:4  Hos 11:12 

21 When Rehoboam reached Jerusalem he mustered the whole House of Judah and the tribe of Benjamin, a hundred and eighty thousand picked warriors, to fight the House of Israel and win back the kingdom for Rehoboam son of Solomon.
2Chr 11:1-3  1Chr 21:5  2Chr 14:8  2Chr 14:11  2Chr 17:14-19  Prov 21:30-31 

22 But the word of Yahweh came to Shemaiah, man of God,
2Chr 11:2  1Kgs 13:1  1Kgs 13:4-5  1Kgs 13:11  1Kgs 17:18  1Kgs 17:24  1Tim 6:11 

23 'Say this to Rehoboam son of Solomon, king of Judah, to the whole House of Judah, to Benjamin and to the rest of the people,
1Kgs 12:17 

24 "Yahweh says this: Do not go and make war on your brothers, the Israelites; let everyone go home, for this is my doing." ' They obeyed the command of Yahweh and turned back in accordance with his word.
1Kgs 12:15  1Kgs 11:29-38  2Chr 11:4  2Chr 25:7-8  2Chr 25:10  2Chr 28:9-15  Hos 8:4 

25 Jeroboam fortified Shechem in the mountain country of Ephraim and made that his residence. Then, leaving there, he fortified Penuel.
Judg 8:17  Judg 8:8  Gen 32:30-31  Judg 9:45-49  1Kgs 9:15  1Kgs 9:17-18  1Kgs 12:1 

26 Jeroboam thought to himself, 'As things are, the kingdom will revert to the House of David.
1Kgs 11:38  1Sam 27:1  2Chr 20:20  Acts 4:16-17  Isa 7:9  Jer 38:18-21  John 11:47-50 

27 If this people continues to go up to the Temple of Yahweh in Jerusalem to offer sacrifices, the people's heart will turn back again to their lord, Rehoboam king of Judah, and they will put me to death.'
Deut 12:5-7  Deut 12:14  1Cor 1:19-20  1Kgs 8:29-30  1Kgs 8:44  1Kgs 11:32  Deut 16:2 

28 So the king thought this over and then made two golden calves; he said to the people, 'You have been going up to Jerusalem long enough. Here is your God, Israel, who brought you out of Egypt!'
2Kgs 10:29  2Kgs 17:16  Exod 32:4  Exod 32:8  2Chr 11:15  Hos 8:4-7  1Kgs 12:8-9 

29 He set one up at Bethel,
Gen 28:19  2Kgs 10:29  Amos 8:14  Deut 34:1  Gen 12:8  Gen 14:14  Gen 35:1 

30 and the people went in procession in front of the other one all the way to Dan. In Israel this gave rise to sin, for the people went to Bethel to worship the one, and all the way to Dan to worship the other.
1Kgs 13:34  2Kgs 17:21  2Kgs 10:31 

31 He set up shrines on the high places and appointed priests from ordinary families, who were not of levitical descent.
1Kgs 13:32-33  2Chr 13:9  2Kgs 17:32  2Chr 11:14-15  Num 3:10  1Kgs 13:24  Deut 24:15 

32 Jeroboam also instituted a feast in the eighth month, on the fifteenth of the month, like the feast kept in Judah, when he offered sacrifices on the altar. This he did at Bethel, offering sacrifices to the calves which he had made and, at Bethel, installing the priests of the high places which he had set up.
1Kgs 8:2  1Kgs 8:5  Amos 7:10-13  Ezek 43:8  Lev 23:33-44  Matt 15:8-9  Num 29:12-40 

33 On the fifteenth of the eighth month, the month which he had chosen deliberately, he offered sacrifices on the altar which he had made at Bethel; he instituted a feast for the Israelites and himself went up to the altar to burn the sacrifice.
1Kgs 13:1  Num 15:39  1Sam 13:12  2Chr 26:6  Isa 29:13  Mark 7:13  Matt 15:6