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Then King Rehoboam took counsel with the old men, who had stood before Solomon his father while he was yet alive, saying, “How do you advise me to answer this people?” And they said to him, “If you will be a servant to this people today and serve them, and speak good words to them when you answer them, then they will be your servants for ever.” But he abandoned the counsel that the old men gave him and took counsel with the young men who had grown up with him and stood before him.

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Then King Rehoboam took counsel with the old men,[a] who had stood before Solomon his father while he was yet alive, saying, “How do you advise me to answer this people?” And they said to him, (A)“If you will be good to this people and please them and speak good words to them, then they will be your servants for ever.” But he abandoned the counsel that the old men gave him, and took counsel with the young men who had grown up with him and stood before him.

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Footnotes

  1. 2 Chronicles 10:6 Or the elders; also verses 8, 13

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