2 Chronicles 17:6
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New International Version
His heart was devoted to the ways of the LORD; furthermore, he removed the high places and the Asherah poles from Judah.

New Living Translation
He was deeply committed to the ways of the LORD. He removed the pagan shrines and Asherah poles from Judah.

English Standard Version
His heart was courageous in the ways of the LORD. And furthermore, he took the high places and the Asherim out of Judah.

New American Standard Bible
He took great pride in the ways of the LORD and again removed the high places and the Asherim from Judah.

King James Bible
And his heart was lifted up in the ways of the LORD: moreover he took away the high places and groves out of Judah.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
His mind rejoiced in the LORD's ways, and he again removed the high places and Asherah poles from Judah.

International Standard Version
He remained committed to following the LORD, and he removed the high places and Asherah poles from Judah.

NET Bible
He was committed to following the LORD; he even removed the high places and Asherah poles from Judah.

New Heart English Bible
His heart was lifted up in the ways of the LORD: and furthermore he took away the high places and the Asherim out of Judah.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
He had the confidence to live the way the LORD wanted him to live. He also got rid of the illegal places of worship and poles dedicated to the goddess Asherah in Judah.

JPS Tanakh 1917
And his heart was lifted up in the ways of the LORD; and furthermore he took away the high places and the Asherim out of Judah.

New American Standard 1977
And he took great pride in the ways of the LORD and again removed the high places and the Asherim from Judah.

Jubilee Bible 2000
And his heart was lifted up in the ways of the LORD, and he took away the high places and groves out of Judah.

King James 2000 Bible
And his heart was lifted up in the ways of the LORD: moreover he took away the high places and idol poles out of Judah.

American King James Version
And his heart was lifted up in the ways of the LORD: moreover he took away the high places and groves out of Judah.

American Standard Version
And his heart was lifted up in the ways of Jehovah: and furthermore he took away the high places and the Asherim out of Judah.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And when his heart had taken courage for the ways of the Lord, he took away also the high places and the groves out of Juda.

Darby Bible Translation
And he took courage in the ways of Jehovah; moreover, he removed the high places and Asherahs out of Judah.

English Revised Version
And his heart was lifted up in the ways of the LORD: and furthermore he took away the high places and the Asherim out of Judah.

Webster's Bible Translation
And his heart was lifted up in the ways of the LORD: moreover he took away the high places and groves out of Judah.

World English Bible
His heart was lifted up in the ways of Yahweh: and furthermore he took away the high places and the Asherim out of Judah.

Young's Literal Translation
and his heart is high in the ways of Jehovah, and again he hath turned aside the high places and the shrines out of Judah.
Study Bible
Jehoshaphat Reigns Well in Judah
5So the LORD established the kingdom in his control, and all Judah brought tribute to Jehoshaphat, and he had great riches and honor. 6He took great pride in the ways of the LORD and again removed the high places and the Asherim from Judah. 7Then in the third year of his reign he sent his officials, Ben-hail, Obadiah, Zechariah, Nethanel and Micaiah, to teach in the cities of Judah;…
Cross References
Exodus 34:13
"But rather, you are to tear down their altars and smash their sacred pillars and cut down their Asherim

2 Chronicles 15:17
But the high places were not removed from Israel; nevertheless Asa's heart was blameless all his days.

2 Chronicles 19:3
"But there is some good in you, for you have removed the Asheroth from the land and you have set your heart to seek God."

2 Chronicles 20:33
The high places, however, were not removed; the people had not yet directed their hearts to the God of their fathers.
Treasury of Scripture

And his heart was lifted up in the ways of the LORD: moreover he took away the high places and groves out of Judah.

his heart

Deuteronomy 28:47 Because you served not the LORD your God with joyfulness, and with …

Job 22:26 For then shall you have your delight in the Almighty, and shall lift …

lifted up. that is, was encouraged
in the ways

Psalm 18:21,22 For I have kept the ways of the LORD, and have not wickedly departed …

Psalm 119:1 Blessed are the undefiled in the way, who walk in the law of the LORD.

Psalm 138:5 Yes, they shall sing in the ways of the LORD: for great is the glory …

Hosea 14:9 Who is wise, and he shall understand these things? prudent, and he …

Acts 13:10 And said, O full of all subtlety and all mischief, you child of the …

he took away

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

2 Chronicles 15:17 But the high places were not taken away out of Israel: nevertheless …

2 Chronicles 19:3 Nevertheless there are good things found in you, in that you have …

2 Chronicles 20:33 However, the high places were not taken away: for as yet the people …

2 Chronicles 31:1 Now when all this was finished, all Israel that were present went …

2 Chronicles 34:3-7 For in the eighth year of his reign, while he was yet young, he began …

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

(6) And his heart was lifted up.--Gabhah l?bh, which usually, like the phrase of Authorised version, has a bad meaning, as in 2Chronicles 26:16. The margin is right here: "his courage rose high," or "he grew bold" in the ways of Jehovah, i.e., in the path of religious reform. Vulg., "cum sumpsisset cor ejus audaciam propter vias Domini."

Moreover.--And again, further. Referring to 2Chronicles 17:3. Not only did he not seek the Baals, but more than this, he removed the high places, &c. [This is the common explanation. But the sense may rather be: "And he again removed," referring back to Asa's reforms, 2Chronicles 14:5.]

Groves.--'Ashrim, "Asherahs." (2Chronicles 14:3.)

Verse 6. - And his heart was lifted up in the ways of the Lord. Although the verb גָבַהּ often carries a bad sense with it, it quite as often carries with it a good one in the Old Testament, and the typical instance of the former (Psalm 131:1) is fully counterbalanced by Isaiah 52:13. The marginal "was enencouraged may be superseded with advantage by "took courage" (Isaiah 40:29-31). The groves. Supersede this incorrect rendering by the Asherim; and upon the seeming discrepancy, see again ch. 15:17, and "Introduction to Chronicles" there quoted. And his heart was lifted up in the ways of the Lord,.... It was engaged in them, was bent and set upon them; he walked in them with great pleasure and cheerfulness, being inspired with zeal and courage; he was fearless and intrepid, and regarded not any opposition he might have, or expect to have, in the work of reformation in which he was concerned:

moreover, he took away the high places; such as were dedicated to idols, but not those in which the true God was worshipped, 2 Chronicles 20:33

and groves out of Judah; where idols were placed; for though these had been removed by Asa, yet had been renewed in the latter part of his days, when more negligent of religion. 6. his heart was lifted up in the ways of the Lord—Full of faith and piety, he possessed zeal and courage to undertake the reformation of manners, to suppress all the works and objects of idolatry (see on [440]2Ch 20:33), and he held out public encouragement to the pure worship of God.17:1-19 Jehoshaphat promotes religion in Judah, His prosperity. - Jehoshaphat found his people generally very ignorant, and therefore endeavoured to have them well taught. The public teaching of the word of God forms, in all ages, the great method of promoting the power of godliness. Thereby the understanding is informed, the conscience is awakened and directed. We have a particular account of Jehoshaphat's prosperity. But it was not his formidable army that restrained the neighbouring nations from attempting any thing against Israel, but the fear of God which fell upon them, when Jehoshaphat reformed his country, and set up a preaching ministry in it. The ordinances of God are more the strength and safety of a kingdom, than soldiers and weapons of war. The Bible requires use to notice the hand of God in every event, yet this is little regarded. But let all employ the talents they have: be faithful, even in that which is little. Set up the worship of God in your houses. The charge of a family is important. Why should you not instruct them as Jehoshaphat did his subjects, in the book of the law of the Lord. But be consistent. Do not recommend one thing, and practise another. Begin with yourselves. Seek to the Lord God of Israel, then call upon children and servants to follow your example.
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