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2 Chronicles 12:8 [study!]

American Standard Version (ASV 1901) [2]
— Nevertheless they shall be his servants, that they may know my service, and the service of the kingdoms of the countries.
King James Version (KJV 1769)
— Nevertheless they shall be his servants; that they may know my service, and the service of the kingdoms of the countries.
New American Standard Bible (NASB ©1995)
— “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.”
Webster's Revision of the KJB (WEB 1833)
— Nevertheless they shall be his servants; that they may know my service, and the service of the kingdoms of the countries.
Darby's Translation (DBY 1890)
— Nevertheless they shall be his servants; that they may know my service, and the service of the kingdoms of the countries.
Rotherham's Emphasized Bible (EBR 1902)
— Nevertheless they shall become his servants, that they may know my service, and the service of the kingdoms of the countries.
Young's Literal Translation (YLT 1898)
— but they become servants to him, and they know My service, and the service of the kingdoms of the lands.'
Douay-Rheims Challoner Revision (DR 1750)
— But yet they shall serve him, that they may know the difference between my service, and the service of a kingdom of the earth.
Original King James Bible (AV 1611) [2]
— Neuerthelesse they shalbe his seruants, that they may know my seruice, and the seruice of the kingdomes of the countreys.
Brenton Greek Septuagint (LXX, Restored Names)
— Nevertheless they shall be servants, and know my service, and the service of the kings of the earth.
Full Hebrew Names / Holy Name KJV (2008) [2] [3]
— Nevertheless they shall be his servants; that they may know my service, and the service of the kingdoms of the countries.

Strong's Numbers & Hebrew NamesHebrew Old TestamentColor-Code/Key Word Studies
Nevertheless x3588
(3588) Complement
כִּי
kiy
{kee}
A primitive particle (the full form of the prepositional prefix) indicating causal relations of all kinds, antecedent or consequent; (by implication) very widely used as a relative conjugation or adverb; often largely modified by other particles annexed.
they shall be x1961
(1961) Complement
הָיָה
hayah
{haw-yaw'}
A primitive root (compare H1933); to exist, that is, be or become, come to pass (always emphatic, and not a mere copula or auxiliary).
his servants; 5650
{5650} Prime
עֶבֶד
`ebed
{eh'-bed}
From H5647; a servant.
that they may know 3045
{3045} Prime
ידע
yada`
{yaw-dah'}
A primitive root; to know (properly to ascertain by seeing); used in a great variety of senses, figuratively, literally, euphemistically and inferentially (including observation, care, recognition; and causatively instruction, designation, punishment, etc.).
z8799
<8799> Grammar
Stem - Qal (See H8851)
Mood - Imperfect (See H8811)
Count - 19885
my service, 5656
{5656} Prime
עֲבֹדָה
`abodah
{ab-o-daw'}
From H5647; work of any kind.
and the service 5656
{5656} Prime
עֲבֹדָה
`abodah
{ab-o-daw'}
From H5647; work of any kind.
of the kingdoms 4467
{4467} Prime
מַמְלָכָה
mamlakah
{mam-law-kaw'}
From H4427; dominion, that is, (abstractly) the estate (rule) or (concretely) the country (realm).
of the countries. 776
{0776} Prime
אֶרֶץ
'erets
{eh'-rets}
From an unused root probably meaning to be firm; the earth (at large, or partitively a land).
Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Commentary

See commentary on 2 Chronicles 12:7-8.

Matthew Henry's Commentary

See commentary on 2 Chronicles 12:1-12.

John Wesley's Explanatory Notes

2 Chronicles 12:8

May know — That they may experimentally know the difference between my yoke and the yoke of a foreign and idolatrous prince.

Geneva Bible Translation Notes

2 Chronicles 12:8

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.

Cross-Reference Topical ResearchStrong's Concordance
Nevertheless:

Nehemiah 9:36 Behold, we [are] servants this day, and [for] the land that thou gavest unto our fathers to eat the fruit thereof and the good thereof, behold, we [are] servants in it:
Isaiah 26:13 O LORD our God, [other] lords beside thee have had dominion over us: [but] by thee only will we make mention of thy name.

that they may:

Deuteronomy 28:47 Because thou servedst not the LORD thy God with joyfulness, and with gladness of heart, for the abundance of all [things];
Judges 3:1 Now these [are] the nations which the LORD left, to prove Israel by them, [even] as many [of Israel] as had not known all the wars of Canaan;
Jeremiah 10:24 O LORD, correct me, but with judgment; not in thine anger, lest thou bring me to nothing.
Hosea 8:10 Yea, though they have hired among the nations, now will I gather them, and they shall sorrow a little for the burden of the king of princes.
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