The excerpt represents the core issue or deciding factor on which you must meditate, and is drawn from King James Bible:|
KI1 11:42 And the time that Solomon reigned in Jerusalem over all
Israel was forty years.
KI1 11:43 And Solomon slept with his fathers, and was buried in the
city of David his father: and Rehoboam his son reigned in his stead.
KI1 12:1 And Rehoboam went to Shechem: for all Israel were come to
Shechem to make him king.
KI1 12:2 And it came to pass, when Jeroboam the son of Nebat, who was
yet in Egypt, heard of it, (for he was fled from the presence of king
Solomon, and Jeroboam dwelt in Egypt;)
KI1 12:3 That they sent and called him. And Jeroboam and all the
congregation of Israel came, and spake unto Rehoboam, saying,
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