The excerpt represents the core issue or deciding factor on which you must meditate, and is drawn from King James Bible:|
him, saying, Thus shalt thou answer the people that spake unto thee,
saying, Thy father made our yoke heavy, but make thou it somewhat
lighter for us; thus shalt thou say unto them, My little finger shall be
thicker than my father's loins.
CH2 10:11 For whereas my father put a heavy yoke upon you, I will put
more to your yoke: my father chastised you with whips, but I will
chastise you with scorpions.
CH2 10:12 So Jeroboam and all the people came to Rehoboam on the third
day, as the king bade, saying, Come again to me on the third day.
CH2 10:13 And the king answered them roughly; and king Rehoboam forsook
the counsel of the old men,
King James Bible