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2 Kings 25:12

    2 Kings 25:12 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    But the captain of the guard left of the poor of the land to be vinedressers and husbandmen.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    But the captain of the guard left of the door of the poor of the land to be vinedressers and farmers.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    But the captain of the guard left of the poorest of the land to be vinedressers and husbandmen.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    But he let the poorest of the land go on living there, to take care of the vines and the fields.

    Webster's Revision

    But the captain of the guard left of the poorest of the land to be vinedressers and husbandmen.

    World English Bible

    But the captain of the guard left of the poorest of the land to work the vineyards and fields.

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    But the captain of the guard left of the poorest of the land to be vinedressers and husbandmen.

    Barnes' Notes on 2 Kings 25:12

    There was probably an intention of seating colonists into the country from some other part of the Empire, as the Assyrians had done in Samaria 2 Kings 17:24.

    Wesley's Notes on 2 Kings 25:12

    25:12 Left of the poor - So while the rich were prisoners in a strange land, the poor had liberty and peace in their own country! Thus providence sometimes humbles the proud, and favours them of low degree.