2 Chronicles 27:6
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New International Version
Jotham grew powerful because he walked steadfastly before the LORD his God.

New Living Translation
King Jotham became powerful because he was careful to live in obedience to the LORD his God.

English Standard Version
So Jotham became mighty, because he ordered his ways before the LORD his God.

New American Standard Bible
So Jotham became mighty because he ordered his ways before the LORD his God.

King James Bible
So Jotham became mighty, because he prepared his ways before the LORD his God.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
So Jotham strengthened himself because he did not waver in obeying the LORD his God.

International Standard Version
Jotham grew in power because he had determined to live his life in the presence of the LORD his God.

NET Bible
Jotham grew powerful because he was determined to please the LORD his God.

New Heart English Bible
So Jotham became mighty, because he ordered his ways before the LORD his God.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Jotham grew powerful because he was determined to live as the LORD his God wanted.

JPS Tanakh 1917
So Jotham became mighty, because he ordered his ways before the LORD his God.

New American Standard 1977
So Jotham became mighty because he ordered his ways before the LORD his God.

Jubilee Bible 2000
So Jotham became mighty because he prepared his ways before the LORD his God.

King James 2000 Bible
So Jotham became mighty, because he prepared his ways before the LORD his God.

American King James Version
So Jotham became mighty, because he prepared his ways before the LORD his God.

American Standard Version
So Jotham became mighty, because he ordered his ways before Jehovah his God.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And Joatham was strengthened, be- cause he had his way directed before the Lord his God.

Darby Bible Translation
And Jotham became strong, for he prepared his ways before Jehovah his God.

English Revised Version
So Jotham became mighty, because he ordered his ways before the LORD his God.

Webster's Bible Translation
So Jotham became mighty, because he prepared his ways before the LORD his God.

World English Bible
So Jotham became mighty, because he ordered his ways before Yahweh his God.

Young's Literal Translation
And Jotham doth strengthen himself, for he hath prepared his ways before Jehovah his God.
Study Bible
Jotham's Good Reign in Judah
5He fought also with the king of the Ammonites and prevailed over them so that the Ammonites gave him during that year one hundred talents of silver, ten thousand kors of wheat and ten thousand of barley. The Ammonites also paid him this amount in the second and in the third year. 6So Jotham became mighty because he ordered his ways before the LORD his God. 7Now the rest of the acts of Jotham, even all his wars and his acts, behold, they are written in the Book of the Kings of Israel and Judah.…
Cross References
2 Chronicles 26:5
He continued to seek God in the days of Zechariah, who had understanding through the vision of God; and as long as he sought the LORD, God prospered him.

2 Chronicles 27:5
He fought also with the king of the Ammonites and prevailed over them so that the Ammonites gave him during that year one hundred talents of silver, ten thousand kors of wheat and ten thousand of barley. The Ammonites also paid him this amount in the second and in the third year.
Treasury of Scripture

So Jotham became mighty, because he prepared his ways before the LORD his God.

Jotham

2 Chronicles 26:5 And he sought God in the days of Zechariah, who had understanding …

prepared. or, established

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

(6) So Jotham became mighty.--The chronicler's customary phrase. "Strengthened himself," "gained strength" (2Chronicles 13:21).

Because he prepared.--For he directed his ways (Proverbs 21:29; comp. also 2Chronicles 12:14; 2Chronicles 20:33). Jotham directed his ways "before," i.e., in the chronicler's usage, "to meet," "towards" Jehovah his God. (Comp. 1Chronicles 12:17; 1Samuel 7:3.) "Direct your heart towards Jehovah." Perhaps, however, "before" simply means "as in the sight of" Jehovah. (Comp. Genesis 17:1, "walk before me.")

The verse is a moral reflection of the writer on the preceding facts.

Verse 6. - The virtue of the reflection of this verse is apparent. Prepared; Hebrew, הֵכִין; Revised Version, ordered; with some others (such as "set straight," etc.), a good rendering in keeping with other Old Testament renderings of words betokening moral habitude. So Jotham became mighty,.... Having built towers and castles, and fortified cities, and conquered his enemies:

because he prepared his ways before the Lord his God; ordered, directed, and guided them according to the word and will of God, and walked as in the sight of God, having the fear of him continually before him. 27:1-9 Jotham's reign in Judah. - The people did corruptly. Perhaps Jotham was wanting towards the reformation of the land. Men may be very good, and yet not have courage and zeal to do what they might. It certainly casts blame upon the people. Jotham prospered, and became mighty. The more stedfast we are in religion, the more mighty we are, both to resist evil, and to do good. The Lord often removes wise and pious rulers, and sends others, whose follies and vices punish a people that valued not their mercies.
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