2 Chronicles 10:4

NET ©

“Your father made us work too hard! Now if you lighten the demands he made and don’t make us work as hard, we will serve you.”

NIV ©

"Your father put a heavy yoke on us, but now lighten the harsh labour and the heavy yoke he put on us, and we will serve you."

NASB ©

"Your father made our yoke hard; now therefore lighten the hard service of your father and his heavy yoke which he put on us, and we will serve you."

NLT ©

"Your father was a hard master," they said. "Lighten the harsh labor demands and heavy taxes that your father imposed on us. Then we will be your loyal subjects."

MSG ©

"Your father made life hard for us--worked our fingers to the bone. Give us a break; lighten up on us and we'll willingly serve you."

BBE ©

Your father put a hard yoke on us: if you will make the conditions under which your father kept us down less cruel, and the weight of the yoke he put on us less hard, then we will be your servants.

NRSV ©

"Your father made our yoke heavy. Now therefore lighten the hard service of your father and his heavy yoke that he placed on us, and we will serve you."

NKJV ©

"Your father made our yoke heavy; now therefore, lighten the burdensome service of your father and his heavy yoke which he put on us, and we will serve you."

KJV
Thy father
<01>
made our yoke
<05923>
grievous
<07185> (8689)_:
now therefore ease
<07043> (8685)
thou somewhat the grievous
<07186>
servitude
<05656>
of thy father
<01>_,
and his heavy
<03515>
yoke
<05923>
that he put
<05414> (8804)
upon us, and we will serve
<05647> (8799)
thee.
HEBREW
Kdbenw
<05647>
wnyle
<05921>
Ntn
<05414>
rsa
<0834>
dbkh
<03515>
wlemw
<05923>
hsqh
<07186>
Kyba
<01>
tdbem
<05656>
lqh
<07043>
htew
<06258>
wnle
<05923>
ta
<0853>
hsqh
<07185>
Kyba (10:4)
<01>
LXXM
o
<3588>  
T-NSM
pathr
<3962>  
N-NSM
sou
<4771>  
P-GS
esklhrunen
<4645>  
V-AAI-3S
ton
<3588>  
T-ASM
zugon
<2218>  
N-ASM
hmwn
<1473>  
P-GP
kai
<2532>  
CONJ
nun
<3568>  
ADV
afev
 
V-AAD-2S
apo
<575>  
PREP
thv
<3588>  
T-GSF
douleiav
<1397>  
N-GSF
tou
<3588>  
T-GSM
patrov
<3962>  
N-GSM
sou
<4771>  
P-GS
thv
<3588>  
T-GSF
sklhrav
<4642>  
A-GSF
kai
<2532>  
CONJ
apo
<575>  
PREP
tou
<3588>  
T-GSM
zugou
<2218>  
N-GSM
autou
<846>  
D-GSM
tou
<3588>  
T-GSM
bareov
<926>  
A-GSM
ou
<3739>  
R-GSM
edwken
<1325>  
V-AAI-3S
ef
<1909>  
PREP
hmav
<1473>  
P-AP
kai
<2532>  
CONJ
douleusomen
<1398>  
V-FAI-1P
soi
<4771>  
P-DS
NET © [draft] ITL
“Your father
<01>
made us work
<05656>
too hard
<07186>

<07185>
! Now
<06258>
if you lighten
<07043>
the demands he made and don’t make
<05414>
us work as
<0834>
hard
<03515>
, we will serve
<05647>
you.”
NET © Notes

tn Heb “made our yoke burdensome.”

tn Heb “but you, now, lighten the burdensome work of your father and the heavy yoke which he placed on us, and we will serve you.” In the Hebrew text the prefixed verbal form with vav (וְנַעַבְדֶךָ, vÿnaavdekha, “and we will serve you”) following the imperative (הָקֵל, haqel, “lighten”) indicates purpose/result. The conditional sentence used in the present translation is an attempt to bring out the logical relationship between these forms.