1 Kings 12:5
New International Version
Rehoboam answered, “Go away for three days and then come back to me.” So the people went away.

New Living Translation
Rehoboam replied, “Give me three days to think this over. Then come back for my answer.” So the people went away.

English Standard Version
He said to them, “Go away for three days, then come again to me.” So the people went away.

Berean Study Bible
Rehoboam answered, “Go away for three days and then return to me.” So the people departed.

King James Bible
And he said unto them, Depart yet for three days, then come again to me. And the people departed.

New King James Version
So he said to them, “Depart for three days, then come back to me.” And the people departed.

New American Standard Bible
Then he said to them, “Depart for three days, then return to me.” So the people departed.

NASB 1995
Then he said to them, “Depart for three days, then return to me.” So the people departed.

NASB 1977
Then he said to them, “Depart for three days, then return to me.” So the people departed.

Amplified Bible
Rehoboam replied to them, “Leave for three days, then come back to me [for my decision].” So the people left.

Christian Standard Bible
Rehoboam replied, “Go away for three days and then return to me.” So the people left.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Rehoboam replied, “Go home for three days and then return to me.” So the people left.

American Standard Version
And he said unto them, Depart yet for three days, then come again to me. And the people departed.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
And Rekhabaam said to them: “Go, and in three days come to me.” And all the people went.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
And he said to them, Depart for three days, and return to me. And they departed.

Contemporary English Version
"Give me three days to think about it," Rehoboam replied, "then come back for my answer." So the people left.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And he said to them: Go till the third day, and come to me again. And when the people was gone,

English Revised Version
And he said unto them, Depart yet for three days, then come again to me. And the people departed.

Good News Translation
"Come back in three days and I will give you my answer," he replied. So they left.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
He said to them, "Leave and come back the day after tomorrow." So the people left.

International Standard Version
"Come again in three days," Rehoboam told them. So the people left

JPS Tanakh 1917
And he said unto them: 'Depart yet for three days, then come again to me.' And the people departed.

Literal Standard Version
And he says to them, “Yet go [for] three days, and come back to me”; and the people go.

NET Bible
He said to them, "Go away for three days, then return to me." So the people went away.

New Heart English Bible
He said to them, "Depart for three days, then come back to me." The people departed.

World English Bible
He said to them, "Depart for three days, then come back to me." The people departed.

Young's Literal Translation
And he saith unto them, 'Go -- yet three days, and come back unto me;' and the people go.

Additional Translations ...
Context
Rebellion Against Rehoboam
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.” 5Rehoboam answered, “Go away for three days and then return to me.” So the people departed. 6Then King Rehoboam consulted with the elders who had served his father Solomon during his lifetime. “How do you advise me to respond to these people?” he asked.…

Cross References
1 Kings 12:12
After three days, Jeroboam and all the people returned to Rehoboam, since the king had said, "Come back to me on the third day."

1 Kings 12:6
Then King Rehoboam consulted with the elders who had served his father Solomon during his lifetime. "How do you advise me to respond to these people?" he asked.


Treasury of Scripture

And he said to them, Depart yet for three days, then come again to me. And the people departed.









Verse 5. - And he said unto them, Depart yet for three days [so as to afford time for counsel and deliberation. It has been assumed that both the old and young advisers of Rehoboam had been taken by him, as part of his retinue, to Shechem (Bahr). But it is quite as likely that some of them were summoned from Jerusalem to advise him, and that the three days' delay was in order to give time for their attendance. It is a long day's journey (12 hours) from Nablus to Jerusalem. Three days, consequently, would just afford sufficient time for the purpose] then come again to me, And the people departed. [The peaceable departure, like the respect-tiff demand, contradicts the idea of a settled purpose to rebel.]

Parallel Commentaries ...


Hebrew
Rehoboam answered,
וַיֹּ֣אמֶר (way·yō·mer)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - Consecutive imperfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's 559: To utter, say

“Go away
לְכ֥וּ (lə·ḵū)
Verb - Qal - Imperative - masculine plural
Strong's 1980: To go, come, walk

for
עֹ֛ד (‘ōḏ)
Adverb
Strong's 5750: Iteration, continuance, again, repeatedly, still, more

three
שְׁלֹשָׁ֥ה (šə·lō·šāh)
Number - masculine singular
Strong's 7969: Three, third, thrice

days
יָמִ֖ים (yā·mîm)
Noun - masculine plural
Strong's 3117: A day

and then return
וְשׁ֣וּבוּ (wə·šū·ḇū)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - Imperative - masculine plural
Strong's 7725: To turn back, in, to retreat, again

to me.”
אֲלֵיהֶ֗ם (’ă·lê·hem)
Preposition | third person masculine plural
Strong's 413: Near, with, among, to

So the people
הָעָֽם׃ (hā·‘ām)
Article | Noun - masculine singular
Strong's 5971: A people, a tribe, troops, attendants, a flock

departed.
וַיֵּלְכ֖וּ (way·yê·lə·ḵū)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - Consecutive imperfect - third person masculine plural
Strong's 1980: To go, come, walk


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