1 Profectus est autem Roboam in Sichem; illuc enim cunctus Israel convenerat, ut constituerent eum regem.
2 Quod cum audisset Ieroboam filius Nabat, qui erat in Aegypto - fugerat quippe illuc ante Salomonem - statim reversus est;
3 vocaveruntque eum, et venit cum universo Israel, et locuti sunt ad Roboam dicentes:
10:4" Pater tuus durissimo iugo nos pressit; tu leviora impera patre tuo, qui nobis gravem imposuit servitutem, et paululum de onere subleva, et serviemus tibi".
5 Qui ait: "Post tres dies revertimini ad me". Cumque abisset populus,
6 iniit rex Roboam consilium cum senibus, qui steterant coram patre eius Salomone, dum adhuc viveret, dicens: "Quid datis consilii, ut respondeam populo?".
7 Qui dixerunt ei: "Si placueris populo huic et lenieris eos verbis clementibus, servient tibi omni tempore".
8 At ille reliquit consilium senum et cum iuvenibus tractare coepit, qui cum eo nutriti fuerant et erant in comitatu illius.
9 Dixitque ad eos: "Quid vobis videtur, vel respondere quid debemus populo huic, qui dixit mihi: "Subleva iugum, quod imposuit nobis pater tuus"?".
10 Et responderunt iuvenes, qui nutriti fuerant cum eo, atque dixerunt: "Sic loqueris populo, qui dixit tibi: "Pater tuus aggravavit iugum nostrum, tu subleva", et sic respondebis eis: Minimus digitus meus grossior est lumbis patris mei;
11 pater meus imposuit vobis iugum grave, et ego maius pondus apponam; pater meus cecidit vos flagellis, ego vero caedam scorpionibus".
12 Venit ergo Ieroboam et universus populus ad Roboam die tertio, sicut praeceperat eis rex dicens: "Revertimini ad me die tertio".
13 Responditque rex dura, derelicto consilio seniorum;
14 locutusque est iuxta iuvenum voluntatem: "Pater meus grave vobis imposuit iugum, quod ego gravius faciam. Pater meus cecidit vos flagellis, ego vero caedam scorpionibus".
15 Et non acquievit populi precibus. Erat enim voluntatis Dei, ut compleretur sermo eius, quem locutus fuerat per manum Ahiae Silonitis ad Ieroboam filium Nabat.
16 Israel autem universus videns quod noluisset eos audire rex, locutus est ad eum: "Non est nobis pars in David, neque hereditas in filio Isai! Revertere in tabernacula tua, Israel! Tu autem vide domum tuam, David!". Et abiit Israel in tabernacula sua.
17 Super filios autem Israel, qui habitabant in civitatibus Iudae, regnavit Roboam.
18 Misitque rex Roboam Adoram, qui praeerat servituti, et lapidaverunt eum filii Israel, et mortuus est. Porro rex Roboam currum festinavit ascendere et fugit in Ierusalem.
19 Recessitque Israel a domo David usque ad diem hanc.
King James Version
1 And Rehoboam went to Shechem: for to Shechem were all Israel come to make him king.
2 And it came to pass, when Jeroboam the son of Nebat, who was in Egypt, whither he had fled from the presence of Solomon the king, heard it, that Jeroboam returned out of Egypt.
3 And they sent and called him. So Jeroboam and all Israel came and spake to Rehoboam, saying,
4 Thy father made our yoke grievous: now therefore ease thou somewhat the grievous servitude of thy father, and his heavy yoke that he put upon us, and we will serve thee.
5 And he said unto them, Come again unto me after three days. And the people departed.
6 ¶ 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?
7 And they spake unto him, saying, If thou be kind to this people, and please them, and speak good words to them, they will be thy servants for ever.
8 But he forsook the counsel which the old men gave him, and took counsel with the young men that were brought up with him, that stood before him.
9 And he said unto them, What advice give ye that we may return answer to this people, which have spoken to me, saying, Ease somewhat the yoke that thy father did put upon us?
10 And the young men that were brought up with him spake unto him, saying, Thus shalt thou answer the people that spake unto thee, saying, Thy father made our yoke heavy, but make thou it somewhat lighter for us; thus shalt thou say unto them, My little finger shall be thicker than my father's loins.
11 For whereas my father put a heavy yoke upon you, I will put more to your yoke: my father chastised you with whips, but I will chastise you with scorpions.
12 So Jeroboam and all the people came to Rehoboam on the third day, as the king bade, saying, Come again to me on the third day.
13 And the king answered them roughly; and king Rehoboam forsook the counsel of the old men,
14 And answered them after the advice of the young men, saying, My father made your yoke heavy, but I will add thereto: my father chastised you with whips, but I will chastise you with scorpions.
15 So the king hearkened not unto the people: for the cause was of God, that the LORD might perform his word, which he spake by the hand of Ahijah the Shilonite to Jeroboam the son of Nebat.
16 ¶ And when all Israel saw that the king would not hearken unto them, the people answered the king, saying, What portion have we in David? and we have none inheritance in the son of Jesse: every man to your tents, O Israel: and now, David, see to thine own house. So all Israel went to their tents.
17 But as for the children of Israel that dwelt in the cities of Judah, Rehoboam reigned over them.
18 Then king Rehoboam sent Hadoram that was over the tribute; and the children of Israel stoned him with stones, that he died. But king Rehoboam made speed to get him up to his chariot, to flee to Jerusalem.
19 And Israel rebelled against the house of David unto this day.