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" To his subjects' petitions he responded, memorably but rashly, that whereas his father had chastised them with whips, he would chastise them with scorpions. To this the taxpayers cried out, "What portion have we in David? Neither have we inheritance in... "
Discourses on Government - Page 316
by Algernon Sidney - 1805
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Life and Writings, Volume 2

Algernon Sidney - Political science - 1794
...defined, that God would fpare the people, and turn the effect of his anger againft himfelf, and the houfe of his father. But Rehoboam was not their head ; for...would add to the weight ; and that if his father had chaftifed them with whips, he would chaftife them with fcorpions. The head is no burden to the body,...
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The Tract magazine; or, Christian miscellany. [Continued as] The Tract ...

Tract magazine - 1885
...part of a double title of Christ ? 7. Who was smitten for touching the ark? 8. Who told his people that if his father had chastised them with whips, he would chastise them with scorpions ? 9. A left-handed judge who delivered Israel from the Moabites. 10. What prophet reproved David for...
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Apples of gold for young men and women ... or, The happiness of being good ...

Thomas Brooks - 1859
...finger should be thicker than his father's loin; and that he would add to their yoke ; and that whereas his father had chastised them -with whips, he would chastise them with scorpions. This rash counsel proved Rehoboam's ruin. Yea, David himself though a good man, yet being in his warm...
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The Complete Works of Thomas Brooks, Volume 1

Thomas Brooks - Puritans - 1866
...finger should be thicker than his father's loins, and that he would add to their yoke; and that whereas his father had chastised them with whips, he would chastise them with scorpions.' This rash counsel proved Reboboam's ruin ; yea, David himself, though a good man, yet being in his...
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A pictorial Bible reading book: a brief view of sacred history

C T. Winter - 1880
...young men. So he spoke roughly, and said that he would make his father's yoke heavier ; and whereas his father had chastised them with whips, he would chastise them with scorpions. Instantly the men of Israel raised the cry, " To your tents, O Israel !" The greater part of the nation...
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The promised seed, a course of lessons on the Old Testament

Charles Richard Ball - 1884
...groaned, in his scornful insolence he declared that he would make their burdens yet more grievous, and if his father had chastised them with whips he would chastise them with scorpions. The people were not likely to endure such treatment as this ; ten of the tribes rebelled and formed themselves...
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Essex in the Days of Old

John T. Page - Essex (England) - 1898 - 243 pages
...notwithstanding that its victims numbered nearly 100,000. On Philip's accession it was evident that whereas his father had chastised them with whips, he would chastise them with scorpions. "A dull and malignant bigot . . . was thenceforth to exercise despotic authority over countries which...
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Milton's Paradise Lost ...

John Milton - 1901
...scourge. When Solomon's son came to the throne, he offended his subjects by declaring that, whereas his father had chastised them with whips, he would chastise them with scorpions, from which it is evident that scorpions were much crueller than ordinary whips. 705. tenfold. Milton...
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A Free Nation Deep in Debt: The Financial Roots of Democracy

James Macdonald - History - 2003 - 564 pages
...by a taxpayers' revolt. To his subjects' petitions he responded, memorably but rashly, that whereas his father had chastised them with whips, he would chastise them with scorpions. To this the taxpayers cried out, "What portion have we in David? Neither have we inheritance in the...
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Political Culture in Late Medieval Britain

Linda Clark, Christine Carpenter - History - 2004 - 202 pages
...that he should be a servant unto his people, Rehoboam had threatened them instead, saying that while his father had chastised them with whips he would chastise them with scorpions; the severity of his taxation - a constant refrain in the presentation of the Lancastrian case against Richard...
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