Israel Go Agains Rehoboam
(1 Kings 12:1-24)
1 Rehoboam go Shekem town, cuz all da Israel peopo wen go ova dea fo make him king. 2 Jeroboam, Nebat boy, stay Egypt side dat time, cuz he wen run away from King Solomon. Wen Jeroboam hear dat dey goin make Rehoboam da king, he come back from Egypt. 3 So da peopo sen somebody fo tell Jeroboam fo come Shekem town too. Den him an all da Israel peopo go by Rehoboam, an tell him: 4 “Yoa faddah, he wen make us guys bus ass, jalike he put one heavy yoke on top us guys. But now, make oua work mo easy den yoa faddah wen make um. You do dat, we goin work fo you.”
5 Rehoboam tell um, “Go come back by me, day afta tomorra.” So da peopo go way.
6 Den King Rehoboam talk wit da older leada guys dat wen get kuleana fo help his faddah Solomon wen he stay alive, bout wass good fo him do. He aks dem, “Wat you guys tink az good fo me tell dese peopo?”
7 Dey tell him, “If you make nice to dese peopo, an make dem like you, an you give dem good words, dey goin work fo you all da time you stay king.”
8 But Rehoboam no like lissen wat da older leadas tell um az good fo him do. He go talk wit da young guys dat wen grow up wit him an now dey work fo him. He aks dem bout wass good fo him do. 9 He tell um, “Wat you guys tink az good fo me tell dese peopo? Dey tell me, ‘Yoa faddah guy wen make all us guys bus ass, jalike he wen put one heavy yoke on top us guys. But now, try make oua work mo easy den yoa faddah make um fo us!’ ”
10 Da young guys dat wen grow up wit him tell, “Tell dis to da peopo dat wen tell you dat yoa faddah wen make us guys bus ass, jalike he put one heavy yoke on top you guys. So now make oua work mo easy! Go tell dem, ‘Me, jalike my litto finga mo thick den my faddah wais! 11 Yeah, my faddah wen make you guys bus ass, jalike he wen put one heavy yoke on you guys. Now me, I goin make you guys bus ass even moa! My faddah wen use whips fo teach you guys wat you gotta do. I goin use scorpions fo teach you!’ ”
12 Day numba three, Jeroboam an all da peopo come back by Rehoboam, jalike da king wen tell, “Go come back by me, day afta tomorra.” 13 King Rehoboam talk to dem harsh kine. He tell “Laytas” to wat da older leadas wen tell him. 14 He do wat da young guys tell um fo do, an tell, “My faddah wen make you guys bus ass, jalike he put one heavy yoke on you guys. I goin make you guys bus ass even moa. My faddah wen use whips fo teach you guys wat you gotta do. I goin use scorpions fo teach you!” 15 So da king no lissen da peopo, cuz was God wen make tings happen lidat. He do um fo make happen da ting dat Da One In Charge wen tell Ahijah, da guy from Shilon dat talk fo God, fo tell Jeroboam, Nebat boy.
16 ✡ 10:16: 2Sam 20:1Wen all da Israel peopo see dat da king no lissen dem, dey goin change dea mind an go agains him. Dey goin tell um:
“Us guys no goin share oua land wit da David ohana!
Jesse boy no own us guys!
Us Israel peopo, us goin go back oua place now!
You David ohana peopo, you gotta take kea a you!”
So all da Israel peopo go home. 17 But da Israel peopo dat live inside da Judah towns, Rehoboam still stay ova dem.
18 King Rehoboam sen out Adoniram, da guy dat stay in charge a da peopo dat gotta work fo da king but he no pay um. Da Israel peopo throw stones at Adoniram an kill um. Wen King Rehoboam see dat, he go all out fo jump inside his war wagon fo run away an go back Jerusalem town. 19 Az why da Israel peopo stay fight da David ohana south side still yet today.