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1 Kings 12:12-15

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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.”

4 tn Heb “My father punished you with whips, but I will punish you with scorpions.” See the note on the same phrase in v. 11.

5 tn Heb “because this turn of events was from the Lord.

6 tn Heb “so that he might bring to pass his word which the Lord spoke.”



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