“So when all Israel saw that the king hearkened not unto them, the people answered the king, saying, What portion have we in David? neither have we inheritance in the son of Jesse: to your tents, O Israel: now see to thine own house, David. So Israel departed unto their tents.”
King James Version (KJV)
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.