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1 Kings 12:4

“Your father put a heavy yokeq on us, but now lighten the harsh labor and the heavy yoke he put on us, and we will serve you.”

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1 Kings 12:4 — English Standard Version (ESV)

“Your father made our yoke heavy. Now therefore lighten the hard service of your father and his heavy yoke on us, and we will serve you.”

1 Kings 12:4 — King James Version (KJV 1900)

Thy father made our yoke grievous: now therefore make thou the grievous service of thy father, and his heavy yoke which he put upon us, lighter, and we will serve thee.

1 Kings 12:4 — New Living Translation (NLT)

“Your father was a hard master,” they said. “Lighten the harsh labor demands and heavy taxes that your father imposed on us. Then we will be your loyal subjects.”

1 Kings 12:4 — The New King James Version (NKJV)

“Your father made our yoke heavy; now therefore, lighten the burdensome service of your father, and his heavy yoke which he put on us, and we will serve you.”

1 Kings 12:4 — New Century Version (NCV)

“Your father forced us to work very hard. Now, make it easier for us, and don’t make us work as hard as he did. Then we will serve you.”

1 Kings 12:4 — American Standard Version (ASV 1901)

Thy father made our yoke grievous: now therefore make thou the grievous service of thy father, and his heavy yoke which he put upon us, lighter, and we will serve thee.

1 Kings 12:4 — 1890 Darby Bible (DARBY)

Thy father made our yoke grievous; and now lighten thou the grievous servitude of thy father and his heavy yoke that he put upon us, and we will serve thee.

1 Kings 12:4 — GOD’S WORD Translation (GW)

“Your father made us carry a heavy burden. Reduce the hard work and lighten the heavy burden he put on us, and we will serve you.”

1 Kings 12:4 — The Holman Christian Standard Bible (HCSB)

“Your father made our yoke difficult. You, therefore, lighten your father’s harsh service and the heavy yoke he put on us, and we will serve you.”

1 Kings 12:4 — The New Revised Standard Version (NRSV)

“Your father made our yoke heavy. Now therefore lighten the hard service of your father and his heavy yoke that he placed on us, and we will serve you.”

1 Kings 12:4 — The Lexham English Bible (LEB)

“Your father made our yoke heavy; now lighten the hard labor of your father and the heavy yoke which he placed on us, and we will serve you.”

1 Kings 12:4 — New International Reader’s Version, 1998 ed. (NIrV) (NIrV)

“Your father put a heavy load on our shoulders. But now make our hard work easier. Make the heavy load on us lighter. Then we’ll serve you.”

1 Kings 12:4 — New American Standard Bible: 1995 Update (NASB95)

“Your father made our yoke hard; now therefore lighten the hard service of your father and his heavy yoke which he put on us, and we will serve you.”