1 Kings 12:1-5 - Israel's Appeal To Rehoboam

1 And Rehoboam went to Shechem, for all Israel came to Shechem to make him king. 2 And it came to pass, when Jeroboam the son of Nebat heard of it (for he was yet in Egypt where he had fled from the presence of king Solomon, and Jeroboam dwelt in Egypt, 3 and they sent and called him), that Jeroboam and all the assembly of Israel came, and spoke to Rehoboam, saying, 4 Thy father made our yoke grievous. Now therefore make thou lighter the grievous service of thy father, and his heavy yoke which he put upon us, and we will serve thee.

5 And he said to them, Depart yet for three days, then come again to me. And the people departed.