1 Kings 12:6

“And king Rehoboam consulted with the old men, that stood before Solomon his father while he yet lived, and said, How do ye advise that I may answer this people?”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations for 1 Kings 12:6

And king Rehoboam consulted with the old men that stood before Solomon his father, while he yet liued, and said, How doe you aduise, that I may answere this people?
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

King Rehoboam consulted with the elders who had served his father Solomon while he was still alive, saying, "How do you counsel {me} to answer this people?"
- New American Standard Version (1995)

And king Rehoboam took counsel with the old men, that had stood before Solomon his father while he yet lived, saying, What counsel give ye me to return answer to this people?
- American Standard Version (1901)

Then King Rehoboam took the opinion of the old men who had been with Solomon his father when he was living, and said, In your opinion, what answer am I to give to this people?
- Basic English Bible

And king Rehoboam consulted with the old men, who had stood before Solomon his father while he yet lived, saying, How do ye advise to return answer to this people?
- Darby Bible

And king Rehoboam consulted with the old men that stood before Solomon his father while he yet lived, and said, How do ye advise that I may answer this people?
- Webster's Bible

King Rehoboam took counsel with the old men, who had stood before Solomon his father while he yet lived, saying, "What counsel do you give me to return answer to this people?"
- World English Bible

And king Rehoboam consulteth with the elders who have been standing in the presence of Solomon his father, in his being alive, saying, `How are ye counselling to answer this people?'
- Youngs Literal Bible

And king Rehoboam took counsel with the old men, that had stood before Solomon his father while he yet lived, saying: 'What counsel give ye me to return answer to this people?'
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible Commentary for 1 Kings 12:6

Wesley's Notes for 1 Kings 12:6


12:4 Grievous - By heavy taxes and impositions, not only for the templeand his magnificent buildings, but for the expenses of his numerous court,and of so many wives and concubines. And Solomon having so grosslyforsaken God, it is no wonder if he oppressed the people.

12:7 This day - By complying with their desires, and condescending tothem for a season, till thou art better established in thy throne. Theyuse this expression, fore - seeing that some would dissuade him from thiscourse, as below the majesty of a prince. And answer - Thy service is nothard, it is only a few good words, which it is as easy to give as bad ones.

12:8 Young men - So called, comparatively to the old men: otherwisethey were near forty years old.


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