2 Chronicles

1611 King James Version (KJV)

2 Chronicles 10:8

“But he forsooke the counsel which the old men gaue him, and tooke counsell with the yong men, that were brought vp with him, that stood before him.”

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Other Translations

But he forsook the counsel which the old men gave him, and took counsel with the young men that were brought up with him, that stood before him.
- King James Version

But he forsook the counsel of the elders which they had given him, and consulted with the young men who grew up with him and served him.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

But he forsook the counsel of the old men which they had given him, and took counsel with the young men that were grown up with him, that stood before him.
- American Standard Version (1901)

But he gave no attention to the opinion of the old men, but went to the young men of his generation who were waiting before him.
- Basic English Bible

But he forsook the advice of the old men which they had given him, and consulted with the young men, who had grown up with him, that stood before him.
- Darby Bible

But he forsook the counsel which the old men gave him, and took counsel with the young men that were brought up with him, that stood before him.
- Webster's Bible

But he forsook the counsel of the old men which they had given him, and took counsel with the young men who had grown up with him, who stood before him.
- World English Bible

And he forsaketh the counsel of the aged men that they counselled him, and consulteth with the lads who have grown up with him, those standing before him,
- Youngs Literal Bible

But he forsook the counsel of the old men which they had given him, and took counsel with the young men that were grown up with him, that stood before him.
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

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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