2 Chronicles 10:7
Good News Translation
They replied, "If you are kind to these people and try to please them by giving a considerate answer, they will always serve you loyally."

Contemporary English Version
They answered, "If you want them to serve and obey you, then you should be kind and promise to make their work easier."

Douay-Rheims Bible
And they said to him: If thou please this people, and soothe them with kind words, they will be thy servants for ever.

New American Bible
They replied, “If you will deal kindly with this people and please them, giving them a favorable reply, they will be your servants forever.”

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

And they said to him: If thou please this people, and soothe them with kind words, they will be thy servants for ever.

If thou be king

1 Kings 12:7 They said to him: If thou wilt yield to this people to day, and condescend to them, and grant their petition, and wilt speak gentle words to them, they will be thy servants always.

Proverbs 15:1 A mild answer breaketh wrath: but a harsh word stirreth up fury.

speak good

Genesis 49:21 Nephthali, a hart let loose, and giving words of beauty.

2 Samuel 15:2-6 And Absalom rising up early stood by the entrance of the gate, and when any man had business to come to the king's judgment, Absalom called him to him, and said: Of what city art thou? He answered, and said: Thy servant is of such tribe of Israel. . . .

Context
Rebellion Against Rehoboam
6He took counsel with the ancients, who had stood before his father Solomon, while he yet lived, saying: What counsel give you to me, that I may answer the people? 7And they said to him: If thou please this people, and soothe them with kind words, they will be thy servants for ever.8But he forsook the counsel of the ancients, and began to treat with the young men, that had been brought up with him, and were in his train.…
Cross References
1 Kings 12:7
They said to him: If thou wilt yield to this people to day, and condescend to them, and grant their petition, and wilt speak gentle words to them, they will be thy servants always.

Proverbs 15:1
A mild answer breaketh wrath: but a harsh word stirreth up fury.

Additional Translations
They replied, “If you will be kind to these people and please them by speaking kind words to them, they will be your servants forever.”And they spoke to him, saying, If you be kind to this people, and please them, and speak good words to them, they will be your servants for ever.

And they spake unto him, saying, If thou be kind to this people, and please them, and speak good words to them, then they will be thy servants for ever.

And they spoke to him, saying, If thou wouldest this day befriend this people, and be kind to them, and speak to them good words, then will they be thy servants for ever.

And they spoke to him saying, If thou be kind to this people, and please them, and speak good words to them, they will be thy servants for ever.

And they spake unto him, saying, If thou be kind to this people, and please them, and speak good words to them, then they will be thy servants forever.

And they spoke to him, saying, If thou wilt be kind to this people, and please them, and speak good words to them, they will be thy servants for ever.

They spoke to him, saying, "If you are kind to this people, and please them, and speak good words to them, then they will be your servants forever."

And they speak unto him, saying, 'If thou dost become good to this people, and hast been pleased with them, and spoken unto them good words, then they have been to thee servants all the days.'
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