2 Chronicles 15:17
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New International Version
Although he did not remove the high places from Israel, Asa's heart was fully committed to the LORD all his life.

New Living Translation
Although the pagan shrines were not removed from Israel, Asa's heart remained completely faithful throughout his life.

English Standard Version
But the high places were not taken out of Israel. Nevertheless, the heart of Asa was wholly true all his days.

New American Standard Bible
But the high places were not removed from Israel; nevertheless Asa's heart was blameless all his days.

King James Bible
But the high places were not taken away out of Israel: nevertheless the heart of Asa was perfect all his days.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
The high places were not taken away from Israel; nevertheless, Asa was wholehearted his entire life.

International Standard Version
Nevertheless, the high places were not removed from Israel, even though Asa's heart was blameless all of his life.

NET Bible
The high places were not eliminated from Israel, yet Asa was wholeheartedly devoted to the LORD throughout his lifetime.

New Heart English Bible
But the high places were not taken away out of Israel: nevertheless the heart of Asa was perfect all his days.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Although the illegal worship sites in Israel were not taken down, Asa remained committed [to the LORD] his entire life.

JPS Tanakh 1917
But the high places were not taken away out of Israel; nevertheless the heart of Asa was whole all his days.

New American Standard 1977
But the high places were not removed from Israel; nevertheless Asa’s heart was blameless all his days.

Jubilee Bible 2000
But with all this the high places were not taken away out of Israel; nevertheless, the heart of Asa was perfect all his days.

King James 2000 Bible
But the high places were not taken away out of Israel: nevertheless the heart of Asa was perfect all his days.

American King James Version
But the high places were not taken away out of Israel: nevertheless the heart of Asa was perfect all his days.

American Standard Version
But the high places were not taken away out of Israel: nevertheless the heart of Asa was perfect all his days.

Douay-Rheims Bible
But high places were left in Israel: nevertheless the heart of Asa was perfect all his days.

Darby Bible Translation
But the high places were not removed from Israel; only, Asa's heart was perfect all his days.

English Revised Version
But the high places were not taken away out of Israel: nevertheless the heart of Asa was perfect all his days.

Webster's Bible Translation
But the high places were not taken away out of Israel: nevertheless the heart of Asa was perfect all his days.

World English Bible
But the high places were not taken away out of Israel: nevertheless the heart of Asa was perfect all his days.

Young's Literal Translation
yet the high places have not turned aside from Israel; only, the heart of Asa hath been perfect all his days.
Study Bible
Asa's Reforms
16He also removed Maacah, the mother of King Asa, from the position of queen mother, because she had made a horrid image as an Asherah, and Asa cut down her horrid image, crushed it and burned it at the brook Kidron. 17But the high places were not removed from Israel; nevertheless Asa's heart was blameless all his days. 18He brought into the house of God the dedicated things of his father and his own dedicated things: silver and gold and utensils.…
Cross References
2 Chronicles 15:16
He also removed Maacah, the mother of King Asa, from the position of queen mother, because she had made a horrid image as an Asherah, and Asa cut down her horrid image, crushed it and burned it at the brook Kidron.

2 Chronicles 15:18
He brought into the house of God the dedicated things of his father and his own dedicated things: silver and gold and utensils.

2 Chronicles 16:9
"For the eyes of the LORD move to and fro throughout the earth that He may strongly support those whose heart is completely His. You have acted foolishly in this. Indeed, from now on you will surely have wars."

2 Chronicles 17:6
He took great pride in the ways of the LORD and again removed the high places and the Asherim from Judah.
Treasury of Scripture

But the high places were not taken away out of Israel: nevertheless the heart of Asa was perfect all his days.

the high places

2 Chronicles 14:3-5 For he took away the altars of the strange gods, and the high places, …

Deuteronomy 12:13,14 Take heed to yourself that you offer not your burnt offerings in …

1 Kings 3:2-4 Only the people sacrificed in high places, because there was no house …

1 Kings 22:43 And he walked in all the ways of Asa his father; he turned not aside …

2 Kings 12:3 But the high places were not taken away: the people still sacrificed …

2 Kings 14:4 However, the high places were not taken away: as yet the people did …

the heart of Asa

2 Chronicles 16:7-12 And at that time Hanani the seer came to Asa king of Judah, and said …

1 Kings 11:4 For it came to pass, when Solomon was old, that his wives turned …

(17) But the high places were not taken away.--See on 2Chronicles 14:3; 2Chronicles 14:5. An explanation of the discrepancy has been suggested there; but a better one perhaps may be thus stated. The former passage relates what the good king had resolved and attempted to effect; the present records his want of success, owing to the obstinate attachment of his people to their old sanctuaries.

A similar explanation applies to the apparent contradiction of 2Chronicles 17:6 by 2Chronicles 20:33.

Out of Israel.--Not in Kings. The southern kingdom is meant.

The heart of Asa was perfect.--Kings adds, with Jehovah. The meaning is, that though he failed to get rid of the high places, Asa himself was always faithful to the lawful worship of the Temple. (Comp. 1Chronicles 28:9.)

Verse 17. - The high places were not taken away out of Israel. It is possible, but scarcely tenable, that, by Israel, the northern kingdom may be here intended. But for the apparent discrepancy with those places which say that Asa did take away "the high places" (2 Chronicles 14:3, 5), see notes under them, and §7. 1, pp. 16, 17, of 'Introduction to 1 Chronicles.' "The high places" were hills on which sacrifices were illegitimately offered instead of at the chosen place - at Jerusalem. The heart of Asa was perfect all his days. The words, "with Jehovah," following after the word "perfect" in the parallel (1 Kings 15:17), makes the already plain plainer. The exact meaning is that Asa was consistently free from idolatry to the end. 15:1-19 The people make a solemn covenant with God. - The work of complete reformation appeared so difficult, that Asa had not courage to attempt it, till assured of Divine assistance and acceptance. He and his people offered sacrifices to God; thanksgiving for the favours they had received, and supplication for further favours. Prayers and praises are now our spiritual sacrifices. The people, of their own will, covenanted to seek the Lord, each for himself, with earnestness. What is religion but seeking God, inquiring after him, applying to him upon all occasions? We make nothing of our religion, if we do not make heart-work of it; God will have all the heart, or none. Our devotedness to God our Saviour, should be avowed and shown in the most solemn and public manner. What is done in hypocrisy is a mere drudgery.
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