121Rehoboam go Shekem town, cuz az da place all da Israel peopo come togedda fo make um come king. 2Dat same time Jeroboam, Nebat boy, still stay Egypt side. He wen go dea cuz he was scared King Solomon goin kill um. But wen Jeroboam hear dat Rehoboam come king, he leave Egypt fo go home. 3Da Israel peopo send somebody fo tell Jeroboam fo go Shekem side, so he go ova dea. Den Jeroboam an all da odda Israel peopo dat wen come togedda, dey go talk to Rehoboam. Dey tell um, 4“Yoa fadda, he wen make us guys jalike cows an he put yoke on top us fo make us work real hard. But now, if you make da work we gotta do fo you mo easy, den we goin work fo you.”
6Den King Rehoboam go meet wit da older leada guys dat work wit his fadda Solomon befo he mahke. He aks um, “Kay den. Wat you guys tink? Wat I goin tell dis peopo?”
7Dey tell um, “If you can be one worka guy dat help dis peopo today, an work fo dem, an be up an up wit dem, dey goin stay work fo you foeva.”
8But Rehoboam no lissen wat da older leada guys tell um fo do. He go talk to da young guys dat grow up wit him an dat stay by him. 9Rehoboam aks um, “Wat you guys tink I gotta do? How us guys goin answa dis peopo? Cuz dey stay tell me, ‘Try make da work we gotta do fo you mo easy! No give us da same heavy yoke yoa fadda put on us!’-”
10-11Da young guys dat grow up wit Rehoboam tell um, “Dose peopo dat say to you, ‘Yoa fadda, he wen make us jalike cows an put heavy yoke on top us fo make us work. But we like you fo make da work we gotta do fo you mo easy!’ -- go tell um, ‘[Yeah,] my fadda wen make you guys jalike cows an put heavy yoke on top you fo make you work. But you know wat?! I goin make da yoke mo heavy den dat! Jalike you goin tink my small finga, mo big den my fadda's waist! My fadda wen lick you guys wit regula kine whip, but I goin lick you guys wit scorpions!’ Dass wat we gotta tell um.”
12Day numba three, Jeroboam an all da odda peopo come back by King Rehoboam, jalike he wen tell um fo do. 13Da king talk real hard to da peopo. He no lissen to wat da older leadas tell um az good fo do. 14He talk to dem da way da young guys wen tell um fo talk. He tell, “My fadda wen put jalike one heavy yoke, da kine dey use fo da cow, on top you guys fo make you work. Me, I goin make da yoke mo heavy den dat! My fadda wen lick you guys wit regula kine whip, an I goin whip you guys wit scorpions!” 15An dass how was. Da king guy no lissen to da peopo. But was Yahweh wen make um happen lidat. Cuz az da ting Yahweh wen tell Ahijah da Shiloh guy fo tell Jeroboam, Nebat boy, long time befo.
16Wen all da Israel peopo see dat King Rehoboam no stay lissen to dem, dey talk back to him. Dey tell um,
“Eh! You king guys from da David ohana,
Us North Israel guys, we getting outa hea!
Take care yoa own peopo,
So da North Israel guys go home. 17Cuz a dis, Rehoboam ony stay da king fo da Israel peopo dat live inside da Judah towns.
18Den King Rehoboam send Adoniram to da country side for talk to da peopo. Adoniram da leada boss fo all da guys dat go work hard fo Rehoboam an no mo pay. But all da Israel peopo throw rock an kill Adoniram. But King Rehoboam, he strong nuff fo jump real quick inside his war wagon an run away from dea to Jerusalem. 19Az why still yet today, all da North Israel peopo stay fight agains da David ohana, an no let um come dea king.