2 Chronicles

1611 King James Version (KJV)

2 Chronicles 10:7

“And they spake vnto him, saying, If thou bee kinde to this people, and please them, and speake good words to them, they will be thy seruants for euer.”

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And they spake unto 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.
- King James Version

They spoke to him, saying, "If you will be kind to this people and please them and speak good words to them, then they will be your servants forever."
- New American Standard Version (1995)

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.
- American Standard Version (1901)

And they said to him, If you are kind to this people, pleasing them and saying good words to them, then they will be your servants for ever.
- Basic English Bible

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.
- Darby Bible

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.
- Webster's Bible

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."
- World English Bible

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.'
- Youngs Literal Bible

And they spoke 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.'
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for 2 Chronicles 10:7


10:7 If thou be kind, &c. - Moderate counsels are generally best. Gentleness will do what violence will not do. Good words cost nothing but a little self - denial, and yet they purchase great things.


Discussion for 2 Chronicles 10

  • Chukwudi
    Accept wise counsel if you want to be a wise ruler.
  • Saundra Anderson
    I agree with Matthew Henry.The counsel of the old men were to speak gentle and kind words instead of brute force suggested by the young men.We should listen to wise counsel of those tha ha ve gone before us!Rehoboram did not follow God s plan,but instead he followed his own desires in dealing with the Hebrew people.
  • Patrick
    the better are the words or counsel of people who were there before you.If you are wise don 't wait to learn from your own mistakes but listen.People who can tell you good are fewer but the big team Have nothing good for you at all.
  • Grey justice
    if GOD SAYS YES WHO CAN SY NO!! Thanks JESUS.
  • Grace
    I don 't fully agree with you. If you do except our LORD Jesus Christ as your personal Saviour, the will of God will change , as you will have eternal life.
  • Davies mekgwe
    If i do not want to be born again and accept Jesus to change my life .This connot chage God and will also not move God.It is my own good to live the life required by God.eg.God is the author of marriage and it is not an idear of the world.if you decide tomorrow and marry a woman,you do not favouring God but you a fulfilling his word as person with Jesus mind and thinking.

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