2 Chronicles 10:8
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New International Version
But Rehoboam rejected the advice the elders gave him and consulted the young men who had grown up with him and were serving him.


New American Standard Bible
But he forsook the counsel of the elders which they had given him, and consulted with the young men who grew up with him and served him.


King James Bible
But he forsook the counsel which the old men gave him, and took counsel with the young men that were brought up with him, that stood before him.


Holman Christian Standard Bible
But he rejected the advice of the elders who had advised him, and he consulted with the young men who had grown up with him, the ones serving him.


International Standard Version
But Rehoboam ignored the counsel that his elder advisors had given him. Instead, he consulted the younger men who had grown up with him and worked for him.


American Standard Version
But he forsook the counsel of the old men which they had given him, and took counsel with the young men that were grown up with him, that stood before him.


Douay-Rheims Bible
But he forsook the counsel of the ancients, end began to treat with the young men, that had been brought up with him, and were in his train.


Darby Bible Translation
But he forsook the advice of the old men which they had given him, and consulted with the young men, who had grown up with him, that stood before him.


Young's Literal Translation
And he forsaketh the counsel of the aged men that they counselled him, and consulteth with the lads who have grown up with him, those standing before him,
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Context
Northern Tribes Rebel Against Rehoboam

1And Rehoboam went to Shechem: for to Shechem were all Israel come to make him king. 2And it came to pass, when Jeroboam the son of Nebat, who was in Egypt, where he fled from the presence of Solomon the king, heard it, that Jeroboam returned out of Egypt. 3And they sent and called him. So Jeroboam and all Israel came and spoke to Rehoboam, saying, 4Your father made our yoke grievous: now therefore ease you somewhat the grievous servitude of your father, and his heavy yoke that he put on us, and we will serve you. 5And he said to them, Come again to me after three days. And the people departed. 6And king Rehoboam took counsel with the old men that had stood before Solomon his father while he yet lived, saying, What counsel give you me to return answer to this people? 7And they spoke to him, saying, If you be kind to this people, and please them, and speak good words to them, they will be your servants for ever. 8But he forsook the counsel which the old men gave him, and took counsel with the young men that were brought up with him, that stood before him. 9And he said to them, What advice give you that we may return answer to this people, which have spoken to me, saying, Ease somewhat the yoke that your father did put on us? 10And the young men that were brought up with him spoke to him, saying, Thus shall you answer the people that spoke to you, saying, Your father made our yoke heavy, but make you it somewhat lighter for us; thus shall you say to them, My little finger shall be thicker than my father's loins. 11For whereas my father put a heavy yoke on you, I will put more to your yoke: my father chastised you with whips, but I will chastise you with scorpions. 12So 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. 13And the king answered them roughly; and king Rehoboam forsook the counsel of the old men, 14And answered them after the advice of the young men, saying, My father made your yoke heavy, but I will add thereto: my father chastised you with whips, but I will chastise you with scorpions. 15So the king listened not to the people: for the cause was of God, that the LORD might perform his word, which he spoke by the hand of Ahijah the Shilonite to Jeroboam the son of Nebat. 16And when all Israel saw that the king would not listen to them, the people answered the king, saying, What portion have we in David? and we have none inheritance in the son of Jesse: every man to your tents, O Israel: and now, David, see to your own house. So all Israel went to their tents. 17But as for the children of Israel that dwelled in the cities of Judah, Rehoboam reigned over them. 18Then king Rehoboam sent Hadoram that was over the tribute; and the children of Israel stoned him with stones, that he died. But king Rehoboam made speed to get him up to his chariot, to flee to Jerusalem. 19And Israel rebelled against the house of David to this day.
Cross References
2 Samuel 17:14
And Absalom and all the men of Israel said, The counsel of Hushai the Archite is better than the counsel of Ahithophel. For the LORD had appointed to defeat the good counsel of Ahithophel, to the intent that the LORD might bring evil on Absalom.


2 Chronicles 10:9
And he said to them, What advice give you that we may return answer to this people, which have spoken to me, saying, Ease somewhat the yoke that your father did put on us?


Proverbs 13:20
He that walks with wise men shall be wise: but a companion of fools shall be destroyed.


Treasury of Scripture

But he forsook the counsel which the old men gave him, and took counsel with the young men that were brought up with him, that stood before him.

he forsook

2 Chronicles 25:15,16 Why the anger of the LORD was kindled against Amaziah, and he sent to him a prophet, which said to him...

2 Samuel 17:14 And Absalom and all the men of Israel said, The counsel of Hushai the Archite is better than the counsel of Ahithophel...

Proverbs 1:25 But you have set at nothing all my counsel, and would none of my reproof:

Proverbs 9:9 Give instruction to a wise man, and he will be yet wiser: teach a just man, and he will increase in learning.

Proverbs 19:20 Hear counsel, and receive instruction, that you may be wise in your latter end.

Proverbs 25:12 As an earring of gold, and an ornament of fine gold, so is a wise reprover on an obedient ear.

Ecclesiastes 10:2,3,16 A wise man's heart is at his right hand; but a fool's heart at his left...

the young men It was a custom in different countries to educate with the heir to the throne, young noblemen of nearly the same age. This, as Calmet observes, answered two great and important ends:

1. It excited the prince to emulation; that he might, as far as possible, surpass in all many exercises, and in all acts of prudence and virtue, those whom one day he was to surpass in the elevation and dignity of his station.

2. That he might acquire a correct knowledge of the disposition and views of those who were likely to be, under him, the highest officers of the state, and consequently know the better how to trust and employ them.

Strong's Concordance
But he forsook the counsel which the old men gave him, and took counsel with the young men that were brought up with him, that stood before him.
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2 Chronicles Chapter 10 Verse 8

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OT History: 2 Chronicles 10:8 But he forsook the counsel (2 Chron. 2Ch iiCh ii ch 2 chr 2chr)
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