New Living Translation
"What is your advice?" he asked them. "How should I answer these people who want me to lighten the burdens imposed by my father?"
King James Bible
And he said unto them, What counsel give ye that we may answer this people, who have spoken to me, saying, Make the yoke which thy father did put upon us lighter?
Darby Bible Translation
And he said to them, What advice give ye that we may return answer to this people who have spoken to me saying, Lighten the yoke which thy father put upon us?
World English Bible
He said to them, "What counsel do you give, that we may return answer to this people, who have spoken to me, saying, 'Make the yoke that your father did put on us lighter?'"
Young's Literal Translation
and he saith unto them, 'What are ye counselling, and we answer this people, who have spoken unto me, saying, Lighten somewhat of the yoke that thy father put upon us?'
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1 Kings 12:8
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.
1 Kings 12:10
The young men replied, "This is what you should tell those complainers who want a lighter burden: 'My little finger is thicker than my father's waist!
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