2 Chronicles 10:8
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New International Version
But Rehoboam rejected the advice the elders gave him and consulted the young men who had grown up with him and were serving him.

New Living Translation
But Rehoboam rejected the advice of the older men and instead asked the opinion of the young men who had grown up with him and were now his advisers.

English Standard Version
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.

New American Standard Bible
But he forsook the counsel of the elders which they had given him, and consulted with the young men who grew up with him and served him.

King James Bible
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.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
But he rejected the advice of the elders who had advised him, and he consulted with the young men who had grown up with him, the ones serving him.

International Standard Version
But Rehoboam ignored the counsel that his elder advisors had given him. Instead, he consulted the younger men who had grown up with him and worked for him.

NET Bible
But Rehoboam rejected their advice and consulted the young advisers who served him, with whom he had grown up.

New Heart English Bible
But he forsook the counsel of the old men which they had given him, and took counsel with the young men who had grown up with him, who stood before him.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
But he ignored the advice the older leaders gave him. He sought advice from the young men who had grown up with him and were serving him.

JPS Tanakh 1917
But he forsook the counsel of the old men which they had given him, and took counsel with the young men that were grown up with him, that stood before him.

New American Standard 1977
But he forsook the counsel of the elders which they had given him, and consulted with the young men who grew up with him and served him.

Jubilee Bible 2000
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.

King James 2000 Bible
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.

American King James Version
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.

American Standard Version
But he forsook the counsel of the old men which they had given him, and took counsel with the young men that were grown up with him, that stood before him.

Douay-Rheims Bible
But he forsook the counsel of the ancients, end began to treat with the young men, that had been brought up with him, and were in his train.

Darby Bible Translation
But he forsook the advice of the old men which they had given him, and consulted with the young men, who had grown up with him, that stood before him.

English Revised Version
But he forsook the counsel of the old men which they had given him, and took counsel with the young men that were grown up with him, that stood before him.

Webster's Bible Translation
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.

World English Bible
But he forsook the counsel of the old men which they had given him, and took counsel with the young men who had grown up with him, who stood before him.

Young's Literal Translation
And he forsaketh the counsel of the aged men that they counselled him, and consulteth with the lads who have grown up with him, those standing before him,
Study Bible
Rebellion against Rehoboam
7They spoke to him, saying, "If you will be kind to this people and please them and speak good words to them, then they will be your servants forever." 8But he forsook the counsel of the elders which they had given him, and consulted with the young men who grew up with him and served him. 9So he said to them, "What counsel do you give that we may answer this people, who have spoken to me, saying, 'Lighten the yoke which your father put on us'?"…
Cross References
2 Samuel 17:14
Then Absalom and all the men of Israel said, "The counsel of Hushai the Archite is better than the counsel of Ahithophel." For the LORD had ordained to thwart the good counsel of Ahithophel, so that the LORD might bring calamity on Absalom.

2 Chronicles 10:9
So he said to them, "What counsel do you give that we may answer this people, who have spoken to me, saying, 'Lighten the yoke which your father put on us'?"

Proverbs 13:20
He who walks with wise men will be wise, But the companion of fools will suffer harm.
Treasury of Scripture

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.

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2 Chronicles 25:15,16 Why the anger of the LORD was kindled against Amaziah, and he sent …

2 Samuel 17:14 And Absalom and all the men of Israel said, The counsel of Hushai …

Proverbs 1:25 But you have set at nothing all my counsel, and would none of my reproof:

Proverbs 9:9 Give instruction to a wise man, and he will be yet wiser: teach a …

Proverbs 19:20 Hear counsel, and receive instruction, that you may be wise in your latter end.

Proverbs 25:12 As an earring of gold, and an ornament of fine gold, so is a wise …

Ecclesiastes 10:2,3,16 A wise man's heart is at his right hand; but a fool's heart at his left…

the young men It was a custom in different countries to educate with the heir to the throne, young noblemen of nearly the same age. This, as Calmet observes, answered two great and important ends:

(8) That stood before him.--The chronicler has omitted a redundant expression ('asher).

10:1-19 The ten tribes revolt from Rehoboam. - Moderate counsels are wisest and best. Gentleness will do what violence will not do. Most people like to be accosted mildly. Good words cost only a little self-denial, yet they purchase great things. No more needs to be done to ruin men, than to leave them to their own pride and passion. Thus, whatever are the devices of men, God is doing his own work by all, and fulfilling the word which he has spoken. No man can bequeath his prosperity to his heirs any more than his wisdom; though our children will generally be affected by our conduct, whether good or bad. Let us then seek those good things which will be our own for ever; and crave the blessing of God upon our posterity, in preference to wealth or worldly exaltation.
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