1 Kings 12:3
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New International Version
So they sent for Jeroboam, and he and the whole assembly of Israel went to Rehoboam and said to him:

New Living Translation
The leaders of Israel summoned him, and Jeroboam and the whole assembly of Israel went to speak with Rehoboam.

English Standard Version
And they sent and called him, and Jeroboam and all the assembly of Israel came and said to Rehoboam,

Berean Study Bible
So they sent for Jeroboam, and he and the whole assembly of Israel came to Rehoboam and said,

New American Standard Bible
Then they sent and called him, and Jeroboam and all the assembly of Israel came and spoke to Rehoboam, saying,

King James Bible
That they sent and called him. And Jeroboam and all the congregation of Israel came, and spake unto Rehoboam, saying,

Christian Standard Bible
But they summoned him, and Jeroboam and the whole assembly of Israel came and spoke to Rehoboam:

Contemporary English Version
But the people from the northern tribes of Israel sent for him. Then together they went to Rehoboam and said,

Good News Translation
The people of the northern tribes sent for him, and then they all went together to Rehoboam and said to him,

Holman Christian Standard Bible
They summoned him, and Jeroboam and the whole assembly of Israel came and spoke to Rehoboam: "

International Standard Version
after being summoned. When Jeroboam and the entire assembly of Israel arrived, they spoke to Rehoboam,

NET Bible
They sent for him, and Jeroboam and the whole Israelite assembly came and spoke to Rehoboam, saying,

New Heart English Bible
And they sent and called for him. And Jeroboam and all the assembly of Israel came, and spoke to Rehoboam, saying,

GOD'S WORD® Translation
[Israel] sent for Jeroboam and invited him back. Jeroboam and the entire assembly of Israel went to speak to Rehoboam. They said,

JPS Tanakh 1917
and they sent and called him--that Jeroboam and all the congregation of Israel came, and spoke unto Rehoboam, saying:

New American Standard 1977
Then they sent and called him, and Jeroboam and all the assembly of Israel came and spoke to Rehoboam, saying,

Jubilee Bible 2000
that they sent and called him. And Jeroboam and all the congregation of Israel came and spoke unto Rehoboam, saying,

King James 2000 Bible
That they sent and called him. And Jeroboam and all the congregation of Israel came, and spoke unto Rehoboam, saying,

American King James Version
That they sent and called him. And Jeroboam and all the congregation of Israel came, and spoke to Rehoboam, saying,

American Standard Version
and they sent and called him), that Jeroboam and all the assembly of Israel came, and spake unto Rehoboam, saying,

Douay-Rheims Bible
And they sent and called him: and Jeroboam came, and all the multitude of Israel, and they spoke to Roboam, saying:

Darby Bible Translation
and they sent and called him), that Jeroboam and all the congregation of Israel came and spoke to Rehoboam, saying,

English Revised Version
and they sent and called him;) that Jeroboam and all the congregation of Israel came, and spake unto Rehoboam, saying,

Webster's Bible Translation
That they sent and called him. And Jeroboam and all the congregation of Israel came, and spoke to Rehoboam, saying,

World English Bible
and they sent and called him), that Jeroboam and all the assembly of Israel came, and spoke to Rehoboam, saying,

Young's Literal Translation
that they send and call for him; and they come -- Jeroboam and all the assembly of Israel -- and speak unto Rehoboam, saying,
Study Bible
Rebellion Against Rehoboam
2When Jeroboam son of Nebat heard about this, he was still in Egypt where he had fled from King Solomon and had been living ever since. 3So they sent for Jeroboam , and he and the whole assembly of Israel came to Rehoboam and said, 4“Your father put a heavy yoke on us. But now you should lighten the burden of your father’s service and the heavy yoke he put on us, and we will serve you.”…
Cross References
1 Kings 12:2
When Jeroboam son of Nebat heard about this, he was still in Egypt where he had fled from King Solomon and had been living ever since.

1 Kings 12:4
"Your father put a heavy yoke on us. But now you should lighten the burden of your father's service and the heavy yoke he put on us, and we will serve you."

Treasury of Scripture

That they sent and called him. And Jeroboam and all the congregation of Israel came, and spoke to Rehoboam, saying,







Verse 3. - That [Heb. and] they sent and called him. And Jeroboam and all the congregation of Israel came [It has been held that this verse is largely an interpolation. The LXX. Cod. Vat. has simply, "And the people spake unto king Rehoboam, saying." Of more importance, however, is the fact that it is at direct variance with ver. 20, which places the appearance of Jeroboam on the scene after the revolt of the tribes. Indeed, these two verses can only be brought into agreement by the questionable device of understanding the "all Israel" of ver. 20 very differently from the same expression in ver. 1. If, however, we follow in this instance the LXX., which omits the name of Jeroboam both here and in ver. 12 (and which thereby implies that he was not one of the deputation to Rehoboam, but, as ver. 2 states, was at that time still in Egypt), the difficulty vanishes. Ver. 20 then becomes the natural and logical continuation of vers. 2, 3. "And Jeroboam dwelt in Egypt. And they sent and called him [to the country.]... And when all Israel heard that Jeroboam was come again [at their summons] they sent and called him unto the congregation," etc. And in favour of the omission of Jeroboam's name is the fact that the Hebrew text, both in ver. 3 and in ver. 12, betrays some little confusion. In ver. 3, the Cethib has וַיָּבֹאוּ and וַיָּבֹוּ in ver. 12, whereas the Keri has וַיָּבֹא in both cases. The words look, that is to say, as if a singular nominative had been subsequently introduced], and spake unto Rehoboam, saying. That they sent and called him,.... That is, the people of Israel, some of the principal of them, especially of the tribe of Ephraim, sent messengers to him, and gave him an invitation to come to them at Shechem; or, they had sent (e), as Kimchi interprets it, which was the reason of his returning from Egypt, at least one of them:

and Jeroboam, and all the congregation of Israel, came; the chief men of them, the heads of the people; these, with Jeroboam at the head of them, who was come out of Egypt, came to Shechem, where Rehoboam was, and they had appointed to meet him:

and spake unto Rehoboam; one in the name of them all, perhaps Jeroboam:

saying; as follows.

(e) So Pagninus, Montanus. 12:1-15 The tribes complained not to Rehoboam of his father's idolatry, and revolt from God. That which was the greatest grievance, was none to them; so careless were they in matters of religion, if they might live at case, and pay no taxes. Factious spirits will never want something to complain of. And when we see the Scripture account of Solomon's reign; the peace, wealth, and prosperity Israel then enjoyed; we cannot doubt but that their charges were false, or far beyond the truth. Rehoboam answered the people according to the counsel of the young men. Never was man more blinded by pride, and desire of arbitrary power, than which nothing is more fatal. God's counsels were hereby fulfilled. He left Rehoboam to his own folly, and hid from his eyes the things which belonged to his peace, that the kingdom might be rent from him. God serves his own wise and righteous purposes by the imprudences and sins of men. Those that lose the kingdom of heaven, throw it away, as Rehoboam, by wilfulness and folly.
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