|New International Version (© 2011)|
They will, however, become subject to him, so that they may learn the difference between serving me and serving the kings of other lands."
King James Bible
Nevertheless they shall be his servants; that they may know my service, and the service of the kingdoms of the countries.
American Standard Version
Nevertheless they shall be his servants, that they may know my service, and the service of the kingdoms of the countries.
Young's Literal Translation
but they become servants to him, and they know My service, and the service of the kingdoms of the lands.'
2 Chronicles 12:8 Additional TranslationsClarke's Commentary on the Bible
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.
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Nehemiah 9:36 Behold, we are servants this day, and for the land that you gave to our fathers to eat the fruit thereof and the good thereof, behold...
Isaiah 26:13 O LORD our God, other lords beside you have had dominion over us: but by you only will we make mention of your name.
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Deuteronomy 28:47 Because you served not the LORD your God with joyfulness, and with gladness of heart, for the abundance of all things;
Judges 3:1 Now these are the nations which the LORD left, to prove Israel by them, even as many of Israel as had not known all the wars of Canaan;
Jeremiah 10:24 O LORD, correct me, but with judgment; not in your anger, lest you bring me to nothing.
Hosea 8:10 Yes, though they have hired among the nations, now will I gather them...
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Deuteronomy 28:47 Because you did not serve the LORD your God joyfully and gladly in the time of prosperity,
Deuteronomy 28:48 therefore in hunger and thirst, in nakedness and dire poverty, you will serve the enemies the LORD sends against you. He will put an iron yoke on your neck until he has destroyed you.