2 Chronicles 12:8

8 They will, however, become subject to him, so that they may learn the difference between serving me and serving the kings of other lands.”

Read 2 Chronicles 12:8 Using Other Translations

Nevertheless they shall be his servants; that they may know my service, and the service of the kingdoms of the countries.
Nevertheless, they shall be servants to him, that they may know my service and the service of the kingdoms of the countries."
But they will become his subjects, so they will know the difference between serving me and serving earthly rulers.”

What does 2 Chronicles 12:8 mean?

John Gill's Exposition of the Bible
2 Chronicles 12:8

Nevertheless, they shall be his servants
tributaries to the king of Egypt:

that they may know my service, and the service of the kingdoms of the
countries;
the difference between them, how easy the one, which they might perform without taxes and tributes, and how hard and heavy the other, through the exactions and exorbitant demands of those to whom they became subjects.

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