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2 Chronicles 12:8

    2 Chronicles 12:8 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    Nevertheless they shall be his servants; that they may know my service, and the service of the kingdoms of the countries.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    Nevertheless they shall be his servants; that they may know my service, and the service of the kingdoms of the countries.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    Nevertheless they shall be his servants, that they may know my service, and the service of the kingdoms of the countries.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    But still they will become his servants, so that they may see how different my yoke is from the yoke of the kingdoms of the lands.

    Webster's Revision

    Nevertheless they shall be his servants, that they may know my service, and the service of the kingdoms of the countries.

    World English Bible

    Nevertheless they shall be his servants, that they may know my service, and the service of the kingdoms of the countries."

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    Nevertheless they shall be his servants; that they may know my service, and the service of the kingdoms of the countries.

    Clarke's Commentary on 2 Chronicles 12:8

    They shall be his servants - They shall be preserved, and serve their enemies, that they may see the difference between the service of God and that of man. While they were pious, they found the service of the Lord to be perfect freedom; when they forsook the Lord, they found the fruit to be perfect bondage. A sinful life is both expensive and painful.

    Barnes' Notes on 2 Chronicles 12:8

    That they may know my service, and the service of the kingdom - i. e., that they may contrast the light burthen of the theocracy with the heavy yoke of a foreign monarch.

    Wesley's Notes on 2 Chronicles 12:8

    12:8 May know - That they may experimentally know the difference between my yoke and the yoke of a foreign and idolatrous prince.