2 Chronicles 12:8
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King James Version
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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Geneva Study Bible

Nevertheless they shall be his servants; that they may know my {e} service, and the service of the kingdoms of the countries.

(e) He shows that God's punishments are not to utterly destroy his, but to chastise them, to bring them to the knowledge of themselves, and to know how much better it is to serve God than tyrants.2 Chronicles 12:8 Parallel Commentaries

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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 thou servedst not the LORD thy God with joyfulness, and with gladness of heart, for the abundance of all things;

Deuteronomy 28:48
Therefore shalt thou serve thine enemies which the LORD shall send against thee, in hunger, and in thirst, and in nakedness, and in want of all things: and he shall put a yoke of iron upon thy neck, until he have destroyed thee.

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