13 And the king answered the people harshly, for he ignored the advice of the elders which they had [a]given him, 14 and he spoke to them according to the advice of the young men, saying, “(A)My father made your yoke heavy, but I will add to your yoke; my father disciplined you with whips, but I will discipline you with [b]scorpions!”

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  1. 1 Kings 12:13 Lit advised
  2. 1 Kings 12:14 See note v 11

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