Bible: 1 Kings 12:10-11

12:10 The young advisers with whom Rehoboam 1  had grown up said to him, “Say this to these people who have said to you, ‘Your father made us work hard, but now lighten our burden.’ 2  Say this to them: ‘I am a lot harsher than my father! 3  12:11 My father imposed heavy demands on you; I will make them even heavier. 4  My father punished you with ordinary whips; I will punish you with whips that really sting your flesh.’ 5 

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