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men's counsel that they gave him;
KI1 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.
KI1 12:15 Wherefore the king hearkened not unto the people; for the
cause was from the LORD, that he might perform his saying, which the
LORD spake by Ahijah the Shilonite unto Jeroboam the son of Nebat.
KI1 12:16 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
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