King James Version

1 Kings 12:13–16

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13 And the king answered the people roughly, and forsook the old men’s counsel that they gave him; 14 And spake to them after the counsel of the young men, saying, kMy father made your yoke heavy, and I will add to your yoke: my father also chastised you with whips, but I will chastise you with scorpions. 15 Wherefore the king hearkened not unto the people; for the cause was lfrom the Lord, that he might perform his saying, which mthe Lord spake by Ahijah the Shilonite unto Jeroboam the son of Nebat.

16 So when all Israel saw that the king hearkened not unto them, the people answered the king, saying,

nWhat portion have we in David?

Neither have we inheritance in the son of Jesse:

To your ntents, O Israel:

Now see to thine own house, David.

So Israel departed unto their tents.

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Heb. hardly. 1 Sam. 20:10. So Gen. 42:7, 30 marg.


ver. 11.


ver. 24. See Josh. 11:20.


ch. 11:11, 31.