2 Chronicles 10:4
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New International Version
"Your father put a heavy yoke on us, but now lighten the harsh labor and the heavy yoke he put on us, and we will serve you."

King James Bible
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.

Darby Bible Translation
Thy father made our yoke grievous; and now lighten the grievous servitude of thy father, and his heavy yoke that he put upon us, and we will serve thee.

World English Bible
"Your father made our yoke grievous: now therefore make you the grievous service of your father, and his heavy yoke which he put on us, lighter, and we will serve you."

Young's Literal Translation
Thy father made our yoke sharp, and now, make light somewhat of the sharp service of thy father, and of his heavy yoke that he put upon us, and we serve thee.'

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Commentary
Clarke's Commentary on the Bible

Rehoboam went to Shechem - This chapter is almost word for word the same as 1 Kings 12:1-19, to the notes on which the reader is referred.

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

thy father

1 Samuel 8:11-18 And he said, This will be the manner of the king that shall reign over you: He will take your sons, and appoint them for himself...

1 Kings 12:4 Your father made our yoke grievous: now therefore make you the grievous service of your father, and his heavy yoke which he put on us...

Isaiah 47:6 I was wroth with my people, I have polluted my inheritance, and given them into your hand: you did show them no mercy...

Matthew 11:29,30 Take my yoke on you, and learn of me; for I am meek and lowly in heart: and you shall find rest to your souls...

Matthew 23:4 For they bind heavy burdens and grievous to be borne, and lay them on men's shoulders...

1 John 5:3 For this is the love of God, that we keep his commandments: and his commandments are not grievous.

grievous

Exodus 1:13,14 And the Egyptians made the children of Israel to serve with rigor...

Exodus 2:23 And it came to pass in process of time, that the king of Egypt died: and the children of Israel sighed by reason of the bondage...

1 Kings 4:20,25 Judah and Israel were many, as the sand which is by the sea in multitude, eating and drinking, and making merry...

1 Kings 9:22 But of the children of Israel did Solomon make no slaves: but they were men of war, and his servants, and his princes, and his captains...

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The Rending of the Kingdom
"Solomon slept with his fathers, and was buried in the City of David his father: and Rehoboam his son reigned in his stead." 1 Kings 11:43. Soon after his accession to the throne, Rehoboam went to Shechem, where he expected to receive formal recognition from all the tribes. "To Shechem were all Israel come to make him king." 2 Chronicles 10:1. Among those present was Jeroboam the son of Nebat --the same Jeroboam who during Solomon's reign had been known as "a mighty man of valor," and to whom the
Ellen Gould White—The Story of Prophets and Kings

Cross References
1 Kings 5:13
King Solomon conscripted laborers from all Israel--thirty thousand men.

2 Chronicles 10:3
So they sent for Jeroboam, and he and all Israel went to Rehoboam and said to him:

2 Chronicles 10:5
Rehoboam answered, "Come back to me in three days." So the people went away.

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