12:6 King Rehoboam consulted with the older advisers who had served 1 his father Solomon when he had been alive. He asked them, 2 “How do you advise me to answer these people?”
1 tn Heb “stood before.”
2 tn Heb “saying.”
3 tn Heb “He rejected the advice of the elders which they advised and he consulted the young men with whom he had grown up, who stood before him.” The referent (Rehoboam) of the initial pronoun (“he”) has been specified in the translation for clarity.