12:12 Jeroboam and all the people reported 1 to Rehoboam on the third day, just as the king had ordered when he said, “Return to me on the third day.” 12:13 The king responded to the people harshly. He rejected the advice of the older men 12:14 and followed 2 the advice of the younger ones. He said, “My father imposed heavy demands on you; I will make them even heavier. 3 My father punished you with ordinary whips; I will punish you with whips that really sting your flesh.” 4 12:15 The king refused to listen to the people, because the Lord was instigating this turn of events 5 so that he might bring to pass the prophetic announcement he had made 6 through Ahijah the Shilonite to Jeroboam son of Nebat.
1 tn Heb “came.”
2 tn Heb “and spoke to them according to.”
3 tn Heb “My father made your yoke heavy, but I will add to your yoke.”
5 tn Heb “because this turn of events was from the
6 tn Heb “so that he might bring to pass his word which the