New Living Translation
The armies of Edom had again invaded Judah and taken captives.
King James Bible
For again the Edomites had come and smitten Judah, and carried away captives.
Darby Bible Translation
And again the Edomites came and smote Judah, and carried away captives.
World English Bible
For again the Edomites had come and struck Judah, and carried away captives.
Young's Literal Translation
and again the Edomites have come, and smite in Judah, and take captive a captivity.
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Commentary2 Chronicles 28:17 Parallel Commentaries
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
2 Chronicles 29:9
Because of this, our fathers have been killed in battle, and our sons and daughters and wives have been captured.
"This is what the Sovereign LORD says: The people of Edom have sinned greatly by avenging themselves against the people of Judah.
This is what the LORD says: "The people of Edom have sinned again and again, and I will not let them go unpunished! They chased down their relatives, the Israelites, with swords, showing them no mercy. In their rage, they slashed them continually and were unrelenting in their anger.
"Because of the violence you did to your close relatives in Israel, you will be filled with shame and destroyed forever.
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