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1 Kings 12:9

He asked them, “What is your advice? How should we answer these people who say to me, ‘Lighten the yoke your father put on us’?”

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1 Kings 12:9 — English Standard Version (ESV)

And he said to them, “What do you advise that we answer this people who have said to me, ‘Lighten the yoke that your father put on us’?”

1 Kings 12:9 — King James Version (KJV 1900)

And he said unto them, What counsel give ye that we may answer this people, who have spoken to me, saying, Make the yoke which thy father did put upon us lighter?

1 Kings 12:9 — New Living Translation (NLT)

“What is your advice?” he asked them. “How should I answer these people who want me to lighten the burdens imposed by my father?”

1 Kings 12:9 — The New King James Version (NKJV)

And he said to them, “What advice do you give? How should we answer this people who have spoken to me, saying, ‘Lighten the yoke which your father put on us’?”

1 Kings 12:9 — New Century Version (NCV)

Rehoboam asked them, “What is your advice? How should we answer these people who said, ‘Don’t make us work as hard as your father did’?”

1 Kings 12:9 — American Standard Version (ASV 1901)

And he said unto them, What counsel give ye, that we may return answer to this people, who have spoken to me, saying, Make the yoke that thy father did put upon us lighter?

1 Kings 12:9 — 1890 Darby Bible (DARBY)

And he said to them, What advice give ye that we may return answer to this people who have spoken to me saying, Lighten the yoke which thy father put upon us?

1 Kings 12:9 — GOD’S WORD Translation (GW)

He asked them, “What is your advice? How should we respond to these people who are asking me to lighten the burden my father put on them?” 

1 Kings 12:9 — The Holman Christian Standard Bible (HCSB)

He asked them, “What message do you advise that we send back to these people who said to me, ‘Lighten the yoke your father put on us’?”

1 Kings 12:9 — The New Revised Standard Version (NRSV)

He said to them, “What do you advise that we answer this people who have said to me, ‘Lighten the yoke that your father put on us’?”

1 Kings 12:9 — The Lexham English Bible (LEB)

He said to them, “What are you advising that we should reply to this people who spoke to me by saying, ‘Lighten the yoke your father put on us.’ ”

1 Kings 12:9 — New International Reader’s Version, 1998 ed. (NIrV) (NIrV)

He asked them, “What’s your advice? How should I answer these people? They say to me, ‘Make the load your father put on our shoulders lighter.’ ”

1 Kings 12:9 — New American Standard Bible: 1995 Update (NASB95)

So he said to them, “What counsel do you give that we may answer this people who have spoken to me, saying, ‘Lighten the yoke which your father put on us’?”