1 Kings 12:8
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.

Berean Study Bible
But Rehoboam rejected the advice of the elders; instead, he consulted the young men who had grown up with him and served him.

King James Bible
But he forsook the counsel of the old men, which they had given him, and consulted with the young men that were grown up with him, and which stood before him:

New King James Version
But he rejected the advice which the elders had given him, and consulted the young men who had grown up with him, who stood before him.

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

NASB 1995
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.

NASB 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.

Amplified Bible
But he ignored the advice which the elders gave him and consulted the young men who grew up with him and served him.

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

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

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
And he abandoned the counsel of the Elders which they advised him and he took counsel with the boys who grew up with him who stood before him.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
But he forsook the counsel of the old men which they gave him, and consulted with the young men who were brought up with him, who stood in his presence.

Contemporary English Version
But Rehoboam refused their advice and went to the younger men who had grown up with him and were now his officials.

Douay-Rheims Bible
But he left the counsel of the old men, which they had given him, and consulted with the young men, that had been brought up with him, and 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.

Good News Translation
But he ignored the advice of the older men and went instead to the young men who had grown up with him and who were now his advisers.

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.

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 who worked for 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.

Literal Standard Version
And he forsakes the counsel of the elderly which they counseled him, and consults with the boys who have grown up with him, who are standing before 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.

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 elders which they counselled him, and consulteth with the lads who have grown up with him, who are standing before him;

Additional Translations ...
Context
Rebellion Against Rehoboam
7They replied, “If you will be a servant to these people and serve them this day, and if you will respond by speaking kind words to them, they will be your servants forever.” 8But Rehoboam rejected the advice of the elders; instead, he consulted the young men who had grown up with him and served him. 9He asked them, “What message do you advise that we send back to these people who have spoken to me, saying, ‘Lighten the yoke your father put on us’?”…

Cross References
1 Kings 12:7
They replied, "If you will be a servant to these people and serve them this day, and if you will respond by speaking kind words to them, they will be your servants forever."

1 Kings 12:9
He asked them, "What message do you advise that we send back to these people who have spoken to me, saying, 'Lighten the yoke your father put on us'?"


Treasury of Scripture

But he forsook the counsel of the old men, which they had given him, and consulted with the young men that were grown up with him, and which stood before him:

2 Chronicles 10:8
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.

2 Chronicles 25:15,16
Wherefore the anger of the LORD was kindled against Amaziah, and he sent unto him a prophet, which said unto him, Why hast thou sought after the gods of the people, which could not deliver their own people out of thine hand? …

Proverbs 1:2-5,25,30
To know wisdom and instruction; to perceive the words of understanding; …









Verse 8. - But he forsook the counsel of the old men which they had given [Heb. counselled] him ["We can easily imagine that their proposal was not very agreeable to the rash and imperious young king, in whose veins Ammonite blood flowed" (Bahr) ], and consulted with the young men [see on ver. 1. "The very change argues weakness.. Green wood is ever shrinking" (Hall)] that were grown up with him [possibly his companions in the harem], and which stood before him [i.e., as his courtiers and counsellors (cf. ver. 6). The old men were the counsellors of Solomon; the young men alone are spoken of as the ministers of Rehoboam.

Parallel Commentaries ...


Hebrew
But [Rehoboam] rejected
וַֽיַּעֲזֹ֛ב (way·ya·‘ă·zōḇ)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - Consecutive imperfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's 5800: To loosen, relinquish, permit

the advice
עֲצַ֥ת (‘ă·ṣaṯ)
Noun - feminine singular construct
Strong's 6098: Advice, plan, prudence

of the elders;
הַזְּקֵנִ֖ים (haz·zə·qê·nîm)
Article | Adjective - masculine plural
Strong's 2205: Old

instead, he consulted
וַיִּוָּעַ֗ץ (way·yiw·wā·‘aṣ)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Nifal - Consecutive imperfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's 3289: To advise, to deliberate, resolve

the young men
הַיְלָדִים֙ (hay·lā·ḏîm)
Article | Noun - masculine plural
Strong's 3206: Something born, a lad, offspring

who
אֲשֶׁ֣ר (’ă·šer)
Pronoun - relative
Strong's 834: Who, which, what, that, when, where, how, because, in order that

had grown up
גָּדְל֣וּ (gā·ḏə·lū)
Verb - Qal - Perfect - third person common plural
Strong's 1431: To grow up, become great

with him
אִתּ֔וֹ (’it·tōw)
Preposition | third person masculine singular
Strong's 854: Nearness, near, with, by, at, among

and served
הָעֹמְדִ֖ים (hā·‘ō·mə·ḏîm)
Article | Verb - Qal - Participle - masculine plural
Strong's 5975: To stand, in various relations

him.
לְפָנָֽיו׃ (lə·p̄ā·nāw)
Preposition-l | Noun - common plural construct | third person masculine singular
Strong's 6440: The face


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