|1st Kings 11|
King James Bible
And they spake17 unto him, saying,2 If thou wilt be a servant unto this people this day, and wilt serve1 them, and answer1 them, and speak14 good words to them, then they will be thy servants for ever. 3117
And the young men that were grown up1 with him spake17 unto him, saying,2 Thus shalt thou speak4 unto this people that spake14 unto thee, saying,2 Thy father made our yoke heavy,52 but make thou [it] lighter54 unto us; thus shalt thou say17 unto them, My little [finger] shall be thicker1 than my father's loins.
And spake17 to them after the counsel of the young men, saying,2 My father made your yoke heavy,52 and I will add55 to your yoke: my father [also] chastised14 you with whips, but I will chastise17 you with scorpions.
So when all Israel saw4 that the king hearkened1 not unto them, the people answered55 1697 the king, saying,2 What portion have we in David? neither [have we] inheritance in the son of Jesse: to your tents, O Israel: now see3 to thine own house, David. So Israel departed4 unto their tents.
Then king Rehoboam sent4 Adoram, who [was] over the tribute; and all Israel stoned4 him with stones, that he died.4 Therefore king Rehoboam made speed98 to get him up2 to his chariot, to flee2 to Jerusalem.
And it came to pass, when all Israel heard2 that Jeroboam was come again,1 that they sent4 and called4 him unto the congregation, and made him king55 over all Israel: there was none that followed the house of David, but the tribe of Judah only.
And when Rehoboam was come4 to Jerusalem, he assembled55 all the house of Judah, with the tribe of Benjamin, an hundred and fourscore thousand chosen men,7 which were warriors,6 4421 to fight9 against the house of Israel, to bring the kingdom again53 to Rehoboam the son of Solomon.
Thus saith1 the LORD, Ye shall not go up,4 nor fight11 against your brethren the children of Israel: return3 every man to his house; for this thing is8 from me. They hearkened4 therefore to the word of the LORD, and returned4 to depart,2 according to the word of the LORD.
If this people go up4 to do2 sacrifice in the house of the LORD at Jerusalem, then shall the heart of this people turn again1 unto their lord, [even] unto Rehoboam king of Judah, and they shall kill1 me, and go again1 to Rehoboam king of Judah.
Whereupon the king took counsel,11 and made4 two calves [of] gold, and said4 unto them, It is too much for you to go up2 to Jerusalem: behold thy gods, O Israel, which brought thee up52 out of the land of Egypt.
And Jeroboam ordained4 a feast in the eighth month, on the fifteenth 6240 day of the month, like unto the feast that [is] in Judah, and he offered55 upon the altar. So did1 he in Bethel, sacrificing15 unto the calves that he had made:1 and he placed52 in Bethel the priests of the high places which he had made.1
So he offered55 upon the altar which he had made1 in Bethel the fifteenth 6240 day of the eighth month, [even] in the month which he had devised1 of his own heart; and ordained4 a feast unto the children of Israel: and he offered55 upon the altar, and burnt incense.53
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