Then King Rehoboam consulted the elders(A) who had served his father Solomon during his lifetime. “How would you advise me to answer these people?” he asked.

They replied, “If today you will be a servant to these people and serve them and give them a favorable answer,(B) they will always be your servants.”

But Rehoboam rejected(C) the advice the elders gave him and consulted the young men who had grown up with him and were serving him.

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