Bible: 1 Kings 12:8-11

12:8 But Rehoboam rejected their advice and consulted the young advisers who served him, with whom he had grown up. 1  12:9 He asked them, “How do you advise me 2  to respond to these people who said to me, ‘Lessen the demands your father placed on us’? 3  12:10 The young advisers with whom Rehoboam 4  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.’ 5  Say this to them: ‘I am a lot harsher than my father! 6  12:11 My father imposed heavy demands on you; I will make them even heavier. 7  My father punished you with ordinary whips; I will punish you with whips that really sting your flesh.’ 8 

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