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1 Kings 12:8

    1 Kings 12:8 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    But he forsook the counsel of the old men, which they had given him, and consulted with the young men that were grown up with him, and which stood before him:

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    But he forsook the counsel of the old men, which they had given him, and consulted with the young men that were grown up with him, and which stood before him:

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    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.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    But he gave no attention to the opinion of the old men, and went to the young men of his generation who were waiting before him:

    Webster's Revision

    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.

    World English Bible

    But he forsook the counsel of the old men which they had given him, and took counsel with the young men who had grown up with him, who stood before him.

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    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.

    Definitions for 1 Kings 12:8

    Forsook - To have left in an abandoned condition.

    Barnes' Notes on 1 Kings 12:8

    The age of Rehoboam at his accession is an interesting and difficult question. According to the formal statement of the present text of 1 Kings 14:21; 2 Chronicles 12:13, he had reached the mature age of 41 years, and would therefore be unable to plead youth as an excuse for his conduct. The general narrative, however, seems to assume that he was quite a young man (compare 2 Chronicles 13:7). Perhaps the best way of removing the whole difficulty would be to read in the above text "twenty-one" for "forty-one." The corruption is one which might easily take place, if letters were used for numerals.

    Wesley's Notes on 1 Kings 12:8

    12:8 Young men - So called, comparatively to the old men: otherwise they were near forty years old.