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themselves; and they said, The LORD is righteous.
CH2 12:7 And when the LORD saw that they humbled themselves, the word
of the LORD came to Shemaiah, saying, They have humbled themselves;
therefore I will not destroy them, but I will grant them some
deliverance; and my wrath shall not be poured out upon Jerusalem by the
hand of Shishak.
CH2 12:8 Nevertheless they shall be his servants; that they may know my
service, and the service of the kingdoms of the countries.
CH2 12:9 So Shishak king of Egypt came up against Jerusalem, and took
away the treasures of the house of the LORD, and the treasures of the
king's house; he took all: he carried away also the shields of gold
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