So when all Israel saw that the king hearkened not unto them, the people answered the king, saying, What portion have we in David? neither have we inheritance in the son of Jesse: to your tents, O Israel: now see to your own house, David. So Israel departed unto their tents.
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George Leo Haydock
Look to. Chaldean, "rule over thy own tribe. "They imitate those who give a bill of divorce. (Calmet)
Herein they were not excusable, no more than those who persecuted God's people, though he permitted their wickedness, to chastise the guilty. (Menochius)
Seba had formerly withdrawn the people from David in the same manner, 2 Kings xx. 1. (Haydock)
Abulensis thinks that as God had chosen Jeroboam, and his rival acted tryannically, the people did right. (Tirinus)