2 Chronicles 12:8
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New American Standard Bible
"But they will become his slaves so that they may learn the difference between My service and the service of the kingdoms of the countries."

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

Darby Bible Translation
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."

Young's Literal Translation
but they become servants to him, and they know My service, and the service of the kingdoms of the lands.'

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Barnes' Notes on the Bible

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.

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Chronicles
The comparative indifference with which Chronicles is regarded in modern times by all but professional scholars seems to have been shared by the ancient Jewish church. Though written by the same hand as wrote Ezra-Nehemiah, and forming, together with these books, a continuous history of Judah, it is placed after them in the Hebrew Bible, of which it forms the concluding book; and this no doubt points to the fact that it attained canonical distinction later than they. Nor is this unnatural. The book
John Edgar McFadyen—Introduction to the Old Testament

Cross References
Deuteronomy 28:47
"Because you did not serve the LORD your God with joy and a glad heart, for the abundance of all things;

Deuteronomy 28:48
therefore you shall serve your enemies whom the LORD will send against you, in hunger, in thirst, in nakedness, and in the lack of all things; and He will put an iron yoke on your neck until He has destroyed you.

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