1 Kings 12:14

“And spake to them after the counsel of the young men, saying, My 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.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations for 1 Kings 12:14

And spake to them after the counsell of the young men, saying, My father made your yoke heauy, and I will adde to your yoke; my father also chastised you with whips, but I will chastise you with scorpions.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

and he spoke to them according to the advice of the young men, saying, "My father made your yoke heavy, but I will add to your yoke; my father disciplined you with whips, but I will discipline you with scorpions."
- New American Standard Version (1995)

and spake to them after the counsel of the young men, saying, My father made your yoke heavy, but I will add to your yoke: my father chastised you with whips, but I will chastise you with scorpions.
- American Standard Version (1901)

But giving them the answer put forward by the young men, saying, My father made your yoke hard, but I will make it harder; my father gave you punishment with whips, but I will give it with snakes.
- Basic English Bible

and he spoke to them according to the advice of the young men, saying, My father made your yoke heavy, but *I* will add to your yoke: my father chastised you with whips, but *I* will chastise you with scorpions.
- Darby Bible

And spoke to them after the counsel of the young men, saying, My 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.
- Webster's Bible

and spoke to them according to the counsel of the young men, saying, "My father made your yoke heavy, but I will add to your yoke. My father chastised you with whips, but I will chastise you with scorpions."
- World English Bible

and speaketh unto them, according to the counsel of the lads, saying, `My father made your yoke heavy, and I add to your yoke; my father chastised you with whips, and I -- I chastise you with scorpions;'
- Youngs Literal Bible

and spoke to them after the counsel of the young men, saying: 'My father made your yoke heavy, but I will add to your yoke; my father chastised you with whips, but I will chastise you with scorpions.'
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible Commentary for 1 Kings 12:14

Wesley's Notes for 1 Kings 12:14


12:15 From the Lord - Who gave up Rehoboam to so foolish and fatala mistake, and alienated the peoples affections from him; and orderedall circumstances by his wise providence to that end.

12:16 In David - In David's family and son; we can expect nobenefit or relief from him, and therefore we renounce all commerce withhim, and subjection to him. They named David, rather than Rehoboam;to signify, that they renounced not Rehoboam only, but all David'sfamily. Son of Jesse - So they call David in contempt; as if they hadsaid, Rehoboam hath no reason to carry himself with such pride andcontempt toward his people; for if we trace his original, it was as meanand obscure as any of ours. To your tents - Let us forsake him, and go toour own homes, there to consider, how to provide for ourselves.


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