10:14 and followed the advice of the younger ones. He said, “My father imposed heavy demands on you; 1 I will make them even heavier. 2 My father punished you with ordinary whips; I will punish you with whips that really sting your flesh.” 3 10:15 The king refused to listen to the people, because God was instigating this turn of events 4 so that he might bring to pass the prophetic announcement he had made 5 through Ahijah the Shilonite to Jeroboam son of Nebat.
1 tc The Hebrew text reads, “I will make heavy your yoke,” but many medieval Hebrew
2 tn Heb “but I will add to your yoke.”
3 tn Heb “My father punished you with whips, but I [will punish you] with scorpions.” “Scorpions” might allude to some type of torture, but more likely it refers to a type of whip that inflicts an especially biting, painful wound.
4 tn Heb “because this turn of events was from God.”
5 tn Heb “so that the