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Roboam answereth the people roughly: upon which ten tribes revolt.

 1 And Roboam went to Sichem: for thither all Israel were assembled, to make him king.
Profectus est autem Roboam in Sichem : illuc enim cunctus Israel convenerat ut constituerent eum regem.

 2 And when Jeroboam the son of Nabat, who was in Egypt, (for he was fled thither from Solomon,) heard it, forthwith he returned.
Quod cum audisset Jeroboam filius Nabat, qui erat in Aegypto ( fugerat quippe illuc ante Salomonem) statim reversus est.

 3 And they sent for him, and he came with all Israel, and they spoke to Roboam, saying:
Vocaveruntque eum, et venit cum universo Israel, et locuti sunt ad Roboam, dicentes :

 4 Thy father oppressed us with a most grievous yoke, do thou govern us with a lighter hand than thy father, who laid upon us a heavy servitude, and ease some thing of the burden, that we may serve thee.
Pater tuus durissimo jugo nos pressit : tu leviora impera patre tuo, qui nobis imposuit gravem servitutem, et paululum de onere subleva, ut serviamus tibi.

 5 And he said to them: Come to me again after three days. And when the people were gone,
Qui ait : Post tres dies revertimini ad me. Cumque abiisset populus,

 6 He took counsel with the ancients, who had stood before his father Solomon, while he yet lived, saying: What counsel give you to me, that I may answer the people?
iniit consilium cum senibus, qui steterant coram patre ejus Salomone dum adhuc viveret, dicens : Quid datis consilii ut respondeam populo?

 7 And they said to him: If thou please this people, and soothe them with kind words, they will be thy servants for ever.
Qui dixerunt ei : Si placueris populo huic, et leniveris eos verbis clementibus, servient tibi omni tempore.

 8 But he forsook the counsel of the ancients, and began to treat with the young men, that had been brought up with him, and were in his train.
At ille reliquit consilium senum, et cum juvenibus tractare coepit, qui cum eo nutriti fuerant, et erant in comitatu illius.

 9 And he said to them: What seemeth good to you? or what shall I answer this people, who have said to me: Ease the yoke which thy father laid upon us?
Dixitque ad eos : Quid vobis videtur? vel respondere quid debeo populo huic, qui dixit mihi : Subleva jugum quod imposuit nobis pater tuus?

 10 But they answered as young men, and brought up with him in pleasures, and said: Thus shalt thou speak to the people, that said to thee: Thy father made our yoke heavy, do thou ease it: thus shalt thou answer them: My little finger is thicker than the loins of my father.
At illi responderunt ut juvenes, et nutriti cum eo in deliciis, atque dixerunt : Sic loqueris populo, qui dixit tibi : Pater tuus aggravavit jugum nostrum, tu subleva : et sic respondebis ei : Minimus digitus meus grossior est lumbis patris mei.

 11 My father laid upon you a heavy yoke, and I will add more weight to it: my father beat you with scourges, but I will beat you with scorpions.
Pater meus imposuit vobis grave jugum, et ego majus pondus apponam; pater meus cecidit vos flagellis, ego vero caedam vos scorpionibus.

 12 So Jeroboam, and all the people came to Roboam the third day, as he commanded them.
Venit ergo Jeroboam, et universus populus ad Roboam die tertio, sicut praeceperat eis.

 13 And the king answered roughly, leaving the counsel of the ancients.
Responditque rex dura, derelicto consilio seniorum :

 14 And he spoke according to the advice of the young men: My father laid upon you a heavy yoke, which I will make heavier: my father beat you with scourges, but I will beat you with scorpions.
locutusque est juxta juvenum voluntatem : Pater meus grave vobis imposuit jugum, quod ego gravius faciam; pater meus cecidit vos flagellis, ego vero caedam vos scorpionibus.

 15 And he condescended not to the people's requests: for it was the will of God, that his word might be fulfilled which he had spoken by the hand of Ahias the Silonite to Jeroboam the son of Nabat.
Et non acquievit populi precibus : erat enim voluntatis Dei ut compleretur sermo ejus, quem locutus fuerat per manum Ahiae Silonitis ad Jeroboam filium Nabat.

 16 And all the people upon the king's speaking roughly, said thus unto him: We have no part in David, nor inheritance in the son of Isai. Return to thy dwellings, O Israel, and do thou, O David, feed thy own house. And Israel went away to their dwellings.
Populus autem universus rege duriora dicente, sic locutus est ad eum : Non est nobis pars in David, neque haereditas in filio Isai. Revertere in tabernacula tua, Israel; tu autem pasce domum tuam David. Et abiit Israel in tabernacula sua.

 17 But Roboam reigned over the children of Israel that dwelt in the cities of Juda.
Super filios autem Israel, qui habitabant in civitatibus Juda, regnavit Roboam.

 18 And king Roboam sent Aduram, who was over the tributes, and the children of Israel stoned him, and he died: and king Roboam made haste to get up into his chariot, and fled into Jerusalem.
Misitque rex Roboam Aduram, qui praeerat tributis, et lapidaverunt eum filii Israel, et mortuus est : porro rex Roboam currum festinavit ascendere, et fugit in Jerusalem.

 19 And Israel revolted from the house of David unto this day.
Recessitque Israel a domo David, usque ad diem hanc.

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