2 Chronicles 10:8
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English Standard Version
But he abandoned the counsel that the old men gave him, and took counsel with the young men who had grown up with him and stood before him.

King James Bible
But he forsook the counsel which the old men gave him, and took counsel with the young men that were brought up with him, that stood before him.

American Standard Version
But he forsook the counsel of the old men which they had given him, and took counsel with the young men that were grown up with him, that stood before him.

Douay-Rheims Bible
But he forsook the counsel of the ancients, end began to treat with the young men, that had been brought up with him, and were in his train.

English Revised Version
But he forsook the counsel of the old men which they had given him, and took counsel with the young men that were grown up with him, that stood before him.

Webster's Bible Translation
But he forsook the counsel which the old men gave him, and took counsel with the young men that were brought up with him, that stood before him.

2 Chronicles 10:8 Parallel
Commentary
Keil and Delitzsch Biblical Commentary on the Old Testament

This event is narrated in our chapter, except in so far as a few unessential differences in form are concerned, exactly as we have it in 1 Kings 12:1-19; so that we may refer for the exposition of it to the commentary on 1 Kings 12, where we have both treated the contents of this chapter, and have also discussed the deeper and more latent causes of this event, so important in its consequences.

2 Chronicles 10:8 Parallel Commentaries

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he forsook

2 Chronicles 25:15,16 Why the anger of the LORD was kindled against Amaziah, and he sent to him a prophet, which said to him...

2 Samuel 17:14 And Absalom and all the men of Israel said, The counsel of Hushai the Archite is better than the counsel of Ahithophel...

Proverbs 1:25 But you have set at nothing all my counsel, and would none of my reproof:

Proverbs 9:9 Give instruction to a wise man, and he will be yet wiser: teach a just man, and he will increase in learning.

Proverbs 19:20 Hear counsel, and receive instruction, that you may be wise in your latter end.

Proverbs 25:12 As an earring of gold, and an ornament of fine gold, so is a wise reprover on an obedient ear.

Ecclesiastes 10:2,3,16 A wise man's heart is at his right hand; but a fool's heart at his left...

the young men It was a custom in different countries to educate with the heir to the throne, young noblemen of nearly the same age. This, as Calmet observes, answered two great and important ends:

1. It excited the prince to emulation; that he might, as far as possible, surpass in all many exercises, and in all acts of prudence and virtue, those whom one day he was to surpass in the elevation and dignity of his station.

2. That he might acquire a correct knowledge of the disposition and views of those who were likely to be, under him, the highest officers of the state, and consequently know the better how to trust and employ them.

Cross References
2 Samuel 17:14
And Absalom and all the men of Israel said, "The counsel of Hushai the Archite is better than the counsel of Ahithophel." For the LORD had ordained to defeat the good counsel of Ahithophel, so that the LORD might bring harm upon Absalom.

2 Chronicles 10:9
And he said to them, "What do you advise that we answer this people who have said to me, 'Lighten the yoke that your father put on us'?"

Proverbs 13:20
Whoever walks with the wise becomes wise, but the companion of fools will suffer harm.

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