1 Rehoboam then went to Shechem, all Israel having come to Shechem to proclaim him king.
1Chr 3:10 Judg 9:1 Josh 24:1 Josh 20:7 Gen 37:12-13 Gen 12:6 1Kgs 12:1-20
2 As soon as Jeroboam son of Nebat heard the news -- he was in Egypt, where he had taken refuge from King Solomon -- he returned from Egypt.
1Kgs 11:40 1Kgs 11:26 1Kgs 11:28 1Kgs 12:2
3 They now sent for him, so Jeroboam and all Israel came and 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.'
1John 5:3 Matt 11:29-30 Isa 47:6 Exod 2:23 Exod 1:13-14 1Sam 8:11-18 1Kgs 12:4
5 He said to them, 'Come back to me in three days' time.' And the people went away.
1Kgs 12:5 Prov 3:28
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 32:7 2Sam 16:20 Prov 19:20 Prov 12:15 Job 12:12-13 Job 8:8-9 Jer 42:20
7 They replied, 'If you are fair to these people, pleasant to them and give them a fair reply, they will remain your servants for ever.'
Prov 15:1 1Kgs 12:7 2Sam 15:2-6 Gen 49:21
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.
2Sam 17:14 2Chr 25:15-16 Prov 19:20 Prov 13:20 Prov 9:9 Prov 1:25 Isa 30:1
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 10:6 2Sam 17:5-6
10 The young men who had grown up with him replied, 'This is the way to answer the 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!
1Kgs 12:10-11 Prov 28:25 Prov 21:30 Prov 18:6-7 Prov 14:16 Prov 13:16 Prov 10:14
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!" '
1Sam 8:18 Rev 9:5 Rev 9:3 Matt 11:29 Luke 10:19 Jer 28:13-14 Isa 58:6
12 On the third day, Jeroboam and all the people came to Rehoboam in obedience to the king's instructions, 'Come back to me in three days' time.'
1Kgs 12:12-15 2Chr 10:5
13 And the king gave them a harsh answer. King Rehoboam, rejecting the advice of the elders,
1Kgs 20:6-11 1Sam 25:10-11 2Chr 10:8 Exod 10:28 Gen 42:7 Gen 42:30 Prov 15:1
14 spoke to them as the young men had recommended, 'My father made your yoke heavy, but I shall add to it. My father controlled you with the whip, but I shall apply a spiked lash.'
2Chr 10:10-11 2Chr 22:4-5 Dan 6:7 Eccl 2:19 Eccl 7:8 Eccl 10:16 Jas 3:14-2
15 Thus the king refused to listen to the people, and this was brought about by God, so that Yahweh might fulfil the promise which he had made through Ahijah of Shiloh to Jeroboam son of Nebat.
1Kgs 11:29-39 1Sam 2:25 2Chr 25:16-20 Acts 2:23 Isa 19:14 John 19:32-36 John 19:24
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! Each of you, to your tents, Israel! Now look to your own house, David! So Israel went home again.
2Sam 20:1 2Chr 10:19 1Chr 17:14 Isa 9:6-7 Isa 11:1 Jer 33:20-21 Jer 33:25-26
17 Rehoboam, however, reigned over those Israelites who lived in the towns of Judah.
1Kgs 11:36 1Kgs 12:17 2Chr 11:1
18 When King Rehoboam sent Adoram who was in charge of forced labour, the Israelites stoned him to death, while King Rehoboam managed to mount his chariot and escape to Jerusalem.
1Kgs 5:14 1Kgs 4:6 2Chr 24:21 Acts 7:57-58
19 And Israel has remained in rebellion against the House of David from that day to this.
1Kgs 12:19-20 2Chr 5:9 2Chr 10:16 2Chr 13:5-7 2Kgs 17:21-23 Ezra 9:7 Josh 4:9