1 Kings 12:10

The young men who had grown up with him spoke to him, saying, Thus shall you tell this people who spoke to you, saying, Your father made our yoke heavy, but make you it lighter to us; thus shall you speak to them, My little finger is thicker than my father's loins.

Alternate Versions of 1 Kings 12-10

A Conservative Version: 1 Kings 12:10
And the young men that grew up with him spoke to him, saying, Thus shall thou say to this people that spoke to thee, saying, Thy father made our yoke heavy, but make thou it lighter to us; thus shall thou speak to them, My little finger is thicker than my father's loins.

American Standard Version: 1 Kings 12:10
And the young men that were grown up with him spake unto him, saying, Thus shalt thou say unto this people that spake unto thee, saying, Thy father made our yoke heavy, but make thou it lighter unto us; thus shalt thou speak unto them, My little finger is thicker than my father's loins.

Bible in Basic English: 1 Kings 12:10
And the young men of his generation said to him, This is the answer to give to the people who came to you saying, Your father put a hard yoke on us; will you make it less? say to them, My little finger is thicker than my father's body;

Darby English Bible: 1 Kings 12:10
And the young men that had grown up with him spoke to him saying, Thus shalt thou say to this people that have spoken to thee saying, Thy father made our yoke heavy, and lighten thou it for us, -- thus shalt thou say to them: My little [finger] is thicker than my father's loins;

King James Version: 1 Kings 12:10
And the young men that were grown up with him spake unto him, saying, Thus shalt thou speak unto this people that spake unto thee, saying, Thy father made our yoke heavy, but make thou it lighter unto us; thus shalt thou say unto them, My little finger shall be thicker than my father's loins.

King James Version (UK): 1 Kings 12:10
And the young men that were grown up with him spoke unto him, saying, Thus shall you speak unto this people that spoke unto you, saying, Your father made our yoke heavy, but make you it lighter unto us; thus shall you say unto them, My little finger shall be thicker than my father's loins.

Webster's: 1 Kings 12:10
And the young men that had grown up with him spoke to him, saying, Thus shalt thou speak to this people who spoke to thee, saying, Thy father made our yoke heavy, but make thou it lighter to us; thus shalt thou say to them, My little finger shall be thicker than my father's loins.

Youngs Literal Translation: 1 Kings 12:10
And they speak unto him -- the lads who had grown up with him -- saying, `Thus dost thou say to this people who have spoken unto thee, saying, Thy father made our yoke heavy, and thou, make `it' light upon us; thus dost thou speak unto them, My little `finger' is thicker than the loins of my father;

Verses Related to 1 Kings 12-10

2 Samuel 17:7
Hushai said to Absalom, The counsel that Ahithophel has given this time is not good.

2 Chronicles 10:10
The young men who had grown up with him spoke to him, saying, Thus shall you tell the people who spoke to you, saying, Your father made our yoke heavy, but make you it lighter to us; thus shall you say to them, My little finger is thicker than my father's loins.

Psalms 140:11
An evil speaker won't be established in the earth. Evil will hunt the violent man to overthrow him.

Proverbs 10:14
Wise men lay up knowledge, But the mouth of the foolish is near ruin.

Proverbs 18:6
A fool's lips come into strife, And his mouth invites beatings.

Proverbs 28:25
One who is greedy stirs up strife; But one who trusts in Yahweh will prosper.

Proverbs 29:23
A man's pride brings him low, But one of lowly spirit gains honor.

Isaiah 47:6
I was angry with my people, I profaned my inheritance, and gave them into your hand: you did show them no mercy; on the aged have you very heavily laid your yoke.