|And Roboam went to Sichem: for thither all Israel were assembled, to make him king.
|profectus est autem Roboam in Sychem illuc enim cunctus Israhel convenerat ut constituerent eum regem
|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 Hieroboam filius Nabath qui erat in Aegypto fugerat quippe illuc ante Salomonem statim reversus est
|And they sent for him, and he came with all Israel, and they spoke to Roboam, saying:
|vocaveruntque eum et venit cum universo Israhel et locuti sunt ad Roboam dicentes
|Thy father oppressed 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 iugo nos pressit tu leviora impera patre tuo qui nobis gravem inposuit servitutem et paululum de onere subleva ut serviamus tibi
|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 abisset populus
|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 eius Salomone dum adviveret dicens quid datis consilii ut respondeam populo
|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 lenieris eos verbis clementibus servient tibi omni tempore
|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 iuvenibus tractare coepit qui cum eo nutriti fuerant et erant in comitatu illius
|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 iugum quod inposuit nobis pater tuus
|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 iuvenes et nutriti cum eo in deliciis atque dixerunt sic loqueris populo qui dixit tibi pater tuus adgravavit iugum nostrum tu subleva et sic respondebis eis minimus digitus meus grossior est lumbis patris mei
|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 inposuit vobis iugum grave et ego maius pondus adponam pater meus cecidit vos flagellis ego vero caedam scorpionibus
|So Jeroboam, and all the people came to Roboam the third day, as he commanded them.
|venit ergo Hieroboam et universus populus ad Roboam die tertio sicut praeceperat eis
|And the king answered roughly, leaving the counsel of the ancients.
|responditque rex dura derelicto consilio seniorum
|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 iuxta iuvenum voluntatem pater meus grave vobis inposuit iugum quod ego gravius faciam pater meus cecidit vos flagellis ego vero caedam scorpionibus
|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 adquievit populi precibus erat enim voluntatis Dei ut conpleretur sermo eius quem locutus fuerat per manum Ahiae Silonitis ad Hieroboam filium Nabath
|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 hereditas in filio Isai revertere in tabernacula tua Israhel tu autem pasce domum tuam David et abiit Israhel in tabernacula sua
|But Roboam reigned over the children of Israel that dwelt in the cities of Juda.
|super filios autem Israhel qui habitabant in civitatibus Iuda regnavit Roboam
|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 Israhel et mortuus est porro rex Roboam currum festinavit ascendere et fugit in Hierusalem
|And Israel revolted from the house of David unto this day.
|recessitque Israhel a domo David usque ad diem hanc