Verse-by-Verse Bible Commentary

1 Kings 12:12

Then Jeroboam and all the people came to Rehoboam on the third day as the king had directed, saying, "Return to me on the third day."
New American Standard Version

Bible Study Resources

Concordances:
Nave's Topical Bible - Counsel;   Government;   Jeroboam;   Petition;   Rashness;   Rehoboam;   Revolt;   Young Men;   Thompson Chain Reference - Jeroboam;   Young Men;   Young People;   Torrey's Topical Textbook - Kings;  
Dictionaries:
American Tract Society Bible Dictionary - Jeroboam;   Rehoboam;   Shechem;   Bridgeway Bible Dictionary - Jeroboam;   Jerusalem;   Rehoboam;   Baker Evangelical Dictionary of Biblical Theology - Counselor;   Kings, First and Second, Theology of;   Wages;   Easton Bible Dictionary - Israel, Kingdom of;   Fausset Bible Dictionary - Kings, the Books of;   Holman Bible Dictionary - Counselor;   Kings, 1 and 2;   Hastings' Dictionary of the Bible - Israel;   Rehoboam,;   Solomon;   Morrish Bible Dictionary - Rehoboam ;   Watson's Biblical & Theological Dictionary - Government of the Hebrews;   Jeroboam;  
Encyclopedias:
Condensed Biblical Cyclopedia - Revolt;   Kingdom of Israel;   Kingdom of Judah;   The Jewish Encyclopedia - Kings, Books of;  

Coffman Commentaries on the Bible

REHOBOAM'S FOOLISH REPLY ANTAGONIZED ISRAEL

"So Jeroboam and all of the people came to Rehoboam on the third day, as the king bade, saying, Come to me again the third day. And the king answered the people roughly, and forsook the counsel of the old men which they had given him, and spake to them after the counsel of the young men, saying, My father made your yoke heavy, but I will add to your yoke: my father chastised you with whips, but I will chastise you with scorpions. So the king hearkened not unto the people; for it was a thing brought about of Jehovah, that he might establish his word, which Jehovah spake by Ahijah the Shilonite to Jeroboam the son of Nebat."

"I will chastise you with scorpions" (1 Kings 12:14). "Scorpions here may refer to a particularly sadistic spiked lash,"[9] or to leather lashes with bits of metal or small stones fixed in them to make the punishment more brutal.

This arrogant and conceited reply of Rehoboam is its own sufficient comment.

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Coffman, James Burton. "Commentary on 1 Kings 12:12". "Coffman Commentaries on the Bible". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/bcc/1-kings-12.html. Abilene Christian University Press, Abilene, Texas, USA. 1983-1999.

John Gill's Exposition of the Whole Bible

So Jeroboam and all the people came to Rehoboam the third day,.... Jeroboam came to him at the head of the people, being the head of the faction, and designed for their king:

as the king had appointed, saying, come to me again the third day; see 1 Kings 12:5.

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Gill, John. "Commentary on 1 Kings 12:12". "The New John Gill Exposition of the Entire Bible". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/geb/1-kings-12.html. 1999.

Geneva Study Bible

So Jeroboam and all the people came to Rehoboam the third day, as the king had e appointed, saying, Come to me again the third day.

(e) The people declare their obedience in this that they attempted nothing before the king gave them just opportunity.
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Beza, Theodore. "Commentary on 1 Kings 12:12". "The 1599 Geneva Study Bible". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/gsb/1-kings-12.html. 1599-1645.

John Trapp Complete Commentary

1 Kings 12:12 So Jeroboam and all the people came to Rehoboam the third day, as the king had appointed, saying, Come to me again the third day.

Ver. 12. Come to me again the third day.] See 1 Kings 12:5.

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Trapp, John. "Commentary on 1 Kings 12:12". John Trapp Complete Commentary. https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/jtc/1-kings-12.html. 1865-1868.

E.W. Bullinger's Companion Bible Notes

as = according as.

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Bullinger, Ethelbert William. "Commentary on 1 Kings 12:12". "E.W. Bullinger's Companion bible Notes". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/bul/1-kings-12.html. 1909-1922.

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

So Jeroboam and all the people came to Rehoboam the third day, as the king had appointed, saying, Come to me again the third day.
Come to me again
5; 2 Chronicles 10:12-14
Reciprocal: Luke 2:46 - after

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Torrey, R. A. "Commentary on 1 Kings 12:12". "The Treasury of Scripture Knowledge". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/tsk/1-kings-12.html.