2 Chronicles 10
1And Rehoboam went to Shechem, where all Israel had come together to make him king.
2And when Jeroboam, the son of Nebat, had news of it, (for he was in Egypt where he had gone in flight from King Solomon,) he came back from Egypt.
3And they sent for him; and Jeroboam and all Israel came to Rehoboam and said,
4Your father put a hard yoke on us: if you will make the conditions under which your father kept us down less cruel, and the weight of the yoke he put on us less hard, then we will be your servants.
5And he said to them, Come to me again after three days. So the people went away.
6Then King Rehoboam took the opinion of the old men who had been with Solomon his father when he was living, and said, In your opinion, what answer am I to give to this people?
7And they said to him, If you are kind to this people, pleasing them and saying good words to them, then they will be your servants for ever.
8But he gave no attention to the opinion of the old men, but went to the young men of his generation who were waiting before him.
9And he said to them, What is your opinion? What answer are we to give to this people who have said to me, Make less the weight of the yoke which your father put on us?
10And the young men of his generation said to him, This is the answer to give to the people who came to you saying, Your father put a hard yoke on us, but will you make it less; say to them, My little finger is thicker than my father’s body;
11If my father put a hard yoke on you, I will make it harder: my father gave you punishment with whips, but I will give you blows with snakes.
12So Jeroboam and all the people came to Rehoboam on the third day, as the king had given orders, saying, Come to me again on the third day.
13And the king gave them a rough answer. So King Rehoboam gave no attention to the suggestion of the old men,
14But gave them the answer put forward by the young men, saying, My father made your yoke hard, but I will make it harder; my father gave you punishment with whips, but I will give it with snakes.
15So the king did not give ear to the people; for this came about by the purpose of God, so that the Lord might give effect to his word which he had said by Ahijah the Shilonite to Jeroboam, the son of Nebat.
16And when all Israel saw that the king would give no attention to them, the people in answer said to the king, What part have we in David? what is our heritage in the son of Jesse? every man to your tents, O Israel; now see to your house, David. So all Israel went to their tents.
17But Rehoboam was still king over those of the children of Israel who were living in the towns of Judah.
18Then Rehoboam sent Adoniram, the overseer of the forced work; and he was stoned to death by all Israel. And King Rehoboam went quickly and got into his carriage to go in flight to Jerusalem.
19So Israel was turned away from the family of David to this day.
2 Chronicles 11
1And Rehoboam came to Jerusalem, and got together the men of Judah and Benjamin, a hundred and eighty thousand of his best fighting-men, to make war against Israel and get the kingdom back for Rehoboam.
2But the word of the Lord came to Shemaiah, the man of God, saying,
3Say to Rehoboam, the son of Solomon, king of Judah, and to all Israel in Judah and Benjamin,
4The Lord has said, You are not to go to war against your brothers: let every man go back to his house, for this thing is my purpose. So they gave ear to the words of the Lord and were turned back from fighting against Jeroboam.
5Now Rehoboam kept in Jerusalem, building walled towns in Judah.
6He was the builder of Beth-lehem and Etam and Tekoa
7And Beth-zur and Soco and Adullam
8And Gath and Mareshah and Ziph
9And Adoraim and Lachish and Azekah
10And Zorah and Aijalon and Hebron, walled towns in Judah and Benjamin.
11And he made the walled towns strong, and he put captains in them and stores of food, oil, and wine.
12And in every town he put stores of body-covers and spears, and made them very strong. And Judah and Benjamin were his.
13And the priests and Levites who were in all Israel came together to him from every part of their country.
14For the Levites gave up their living-places and their property, and came to Judah and Jerusalem; for Jeroboam and his sons had sent them away, not letting them be priests to the Lord;
15And he himself made priests for the high places, and for the images of he-goats and oxen which he had made.
16And after them, from all the tribes of Israel, all those whose hearts were fixed and true to the Lord, the God of Israel, came to Jerusalem to make offerings to the Lord, the God of their fathers.
17So they went on increasing the power of the kingdom of Judah, and made Rehoboam, the son of Solomon, strong for three years; and for three years they went in the ways of David and Solomon.
18And Rehoboam took as his wife Mahalath, the daughter of Jerimoth, the son of David and of Abihail, the daughter of Eliab, the son of Jesse;
19And she had sons by him, Jeush, Shemariah, and Zaham.
20And after her he took Maacah, the daughter of Absalom; and she had Abijah and Attai and Ziza and Shelomith by him.
21Maacah, the daughter of Absalom, was dearer to Rehoboam than all his wives and his servant-wives: (for he had eighteen wives and sixty servant-wives, and was the father of twenty-eight sons and sixty daughters.)
22Rehoboam made Abijah, the son of Maacah, chief and ruler among his brothers, for it was his purpose to make him king.
23And in his wisdom he had his sons stationed in every walled town through all the lands of Judah and Benjamin; and he gave them a great store of food, and took wives for them.
To the chief music-maker; put to Al-tashheth. A Psalm. Of Asaph. A Song.
1 To you, O God, we give praise, to you we give praise: and those who give honour to your name make clear your works of power.
2When the right time has come, I will be the judge in righteousness.
3When the earth and all its people become feeble, I am the support of its pillars. (Selah.)
4I say to the men of pride, Let your pride be gone: and to the sinners, Let not your horn be lifted up.
5Let not your horn be lifted up: let no more words of pride come from your outstretched necks.
6For honour does not come from the east, or from the west, or uplifting from the south;
7But God is the judge, putting down one, and lifting up another.
8For in the hand of the Lord is a cup, and the wine is red; it is well mixed, overflowing from his hand: he will make all the sinners of the earth take of it, even to the last drop.
9But I will ever be full of joy, making songs of praise to the God of Jacob.
10By him will all the horns of the sinners be cut off; but the horns of the upright will be lifted up.
1Now a certain man named Lazarus was ill; he was of Bethany, the town of Mary and her sister Martha.
2(The Mary whose brother Lazarus was ill, was the Mary who put perfumed oil on the Lord and made his feet dry with her hair.)
3So the sisters sent to him, saying, Lord, your dear friend is ill.
4When this came to his ears, Jesus said, The end of this disease is not death, but the glory of God, so that the Son of God may have glory because of it.
5Now Jesus had love in his heart for Martha and her sister and Lazarus.
6So when the news came to him that Lazarus was ill, he did not go from the place where he was for two days.
7Then after that time he said to his disciples, Let us go into Judaea again.
8The disciples said to him, Master, the Jews were attempting only the other day to have you stoned, and are you going back there again?
9Then Jesus said in answer, Are there not twelve hours in the day? A man may go about in the day without falling, because he sees the light of this world.
10But if a man goes about in the night, he may have a fall because the light is not in him.
11These things said he: and after that he said to them, Lazarus our friend is at rest; but I go so that I may make him come out of his sleep.
12Then his disciples said to him, Lord, if he is resting he will get well.
13Jesus, however, was talking of his death: but they had the idea that he was talking about taking rest in sleep.
14Then Jesus said to them clearly, Lazarus is dead.
15And because of you I am glad I was not there, so that you may have faith; but let us go to him.
16Then Thomas, who was named Didymus, said to the other disciples, Let us go so that we may be with him in death.
17Now when Jesus came, he made the discovery that Lazarus had been put into the earth four days before.
18Now Bethany was near to Jerusalem, about two miles away;
19And a number of Jews had come to Martha and Mary to give them comfort about their brother.
20When Martha had the news that Jesus was on the way, she went out to him, but Mary did not go from the house.
21Then Martha said to Jesus, Lord, if you had been here my brother would not be dead.
22But I am certain that, even now, whatever request you make to God, God will give it to you.
23Jesus said to her, Your brother will come to life again.
24Martha said to him, I am certain that he will come to life again when all come back from the dead at the last day.
25Jesus said to her, I am myself that day and that life; he who has faith in me will have life even if he is dead;
26And no one who is living and has faith in me will ever see death. Is this your faith?
27She said to him, Yes, Lord: my faith is that you are the Christ, the Son of God, who was to come into the world.