2 Chronicles 17:16
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English Standard Version
and next to him Amasiah the son of Zichri, a volunteer for the service of the LORD, with 200,000 mighty men of valor.

King James Bible
And next him was Amasiah the son of Zichri, who willingly offered himself unto the LORD; and with him two hundred thousand mighty men of valour.

American Standard Version
and next to him Amasiah the son of Zichri, who willingly offered himself unto Jehovah; and with him two hundred thousand mighty men of valor.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And after him was Amasias the son of Zechri, consecrated to the Lord, and with him were two hundred thousand valiant men.

English Revised Version
and next to him Amasiah the son of Zichri, who willingly offered himself unto the LORD; and with him two hundred thousand mighty men of valour:

Webster's Bible Translation
And next to him was Amasiah the son of Zichri, who willingly offered himself to the LORD; and with him two hundred thousand mighty men of valor.

2 Chronicles 17:16 Parallel
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Keil and Delitzsch Biblical Commentary on the Old Testament

This attempt of Jehoshaphat brought him this blessing, that the terror of Jahve fell upon all the surrounding kingdoms; and not only did none of the neighbouring peoples venture to make war upon him, but also various tribes did homage to him by presents. Ramb. has already so understood the connection of these verses (erat hoc praemium pietatis Josaphati, quod vicini satisque potentes hostes non auderent adversus ipsum hiscere); while Berth. fails to apprehend it, saying that Jehoshaphat had time to care for the instruction of his people, because at that time the neighbouring peoples did not venture to undertake war against Judah. The words "terror of Jahve," cf. 2 Chronicles 14:13; 2 Chronicles 20:29, and "all the kingdoms of the lands," cf. 2 Chronicles 12:8, 1 Chronicles 29:30, are expressions peculiar to the author of the Chronicle, which show that by these remarks he is preparing the way for a transition to a more detailed portrayal of Jehoshaphat's political power. מן־פּלשׁתּים is subject, מן partitive: some of the Philistines brought him presents (for מנחה see on 2 Chronicles 17:5), "and silver a burden," i.e., in great quantity. משּׂא does not signify tribute, vectigal argento (Vulg.), for the word has not that signification, but denotes burden, that which can be carried, as in משּׂא לאן, 2 Chronicles 20:25. - ערביאים or ערביּים, 2 Chronicles 26:7, and more usually ערבים, 2 Chronicles 21:16; 2 Chronicles 22:1, are Arabian nomadic tribes (Bedwin), perhaps those whom Asa, after his victory over the Cushite Zerah, had brought under the kingdom of Judah, 2 Chronicles 14:14. These paid their tribute in small cattle, rams, and he-goats. (תּישׁים, Genesis 30:35; Genesis 32:15; Proverbs 30:31.)

2 Chronicles 17:16 Parallel Commentaries

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willingly

Judges 5:2,9 Praise you the LORD for the avenging of Israel, when the people willingly offered themselves...

1 Chronicles 29:9,14,17 Then the people rejoiced, for that they offered willingly, because with perfect heart they offered willingly to the LORD...

Psalm 110:3 Your people shall be willing in the day of your power, in the beauties of holiness from the womb of the morning...

2 Corinthians 8:3-5,12 For to their power, I bear record, yes, and beyond their power they were willing of themselves...

Cross References
Judges 5:2
"That the leaders took the lead in Israel, that the people offered themselves willingly, bless the LORD!

Judges 5:9
My heart goes out to the commanders of Israel who offered themselves willingly among the people. Bless the LORD.

1 Chronicles 29:9
Then the people rejoiced because they had given willingly, for with a whole heart they had offered freely to the LORD. David the king also rejoiced greatly.

2 Chronicles 17:15
and next to him Jehohanan the commander, with 280,000;

2 Chronicles 17:17
Of Benjamin: Eliada, a mighty man of valor, with 200,000 men armed with bow and shield;

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