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grievous service of thy father, and his heavy yoke which he put upon us,
lighter, and we will serve thee.
KI1 12:5 And he said unto them, Depart yet for three days, then come
again to me. And the people departed.
KI1 12:6 And king Rehoboam consulted with the old men, that stood
before Solomon his father while he yet lived, and said, How do ye advise
that I may answer this people?
KI1 12:7 And they spake unto him, saying, If thou wilt be a servant
unto this people this day, and wilt serve them, and answer them, and
speak good words to them, then they will be thy servants for ever.
KI1 12:8 But he forsook the counsel of the old men, which they had
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