|New International Version (© 2011)|
He committed all the sins his father had done before him; his heart was not fully devoted to the LORD his God, as the heart of David his forefather had been.
King James Bible
And he walked in all the sins of his father, which he had done before him: and his heart was not perfect with the LORD his God, as the heart of David his father.
American Standard Version
And he walked in all the sins of his father, which he had done before him; and his heart was not perfect with Jehovah his God, as the heart of David his father.
Young's Literal Translation
and he walketh in all the sins of his father, that he did before him, and his heart hath not been perfect with Jehovah his God, as the heart of David his father;
1 Kings 15:3 Additional TranslationsClarke's Commentary on the Bible
His heart was not perfect - He was an idolater, or did not support the worship of the true God. This appears to be the general meaning of the heart not being perfect with God.
Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
all the sins
1 Kings 14:21,22 And Rehoboam the son of Solomon reigned in Judah. Rehoboam was forty and one years old when he began to reign...
and his heart
1 Kings 3:14 And if you will walk in my ways, to keep my statutes and my commandments, as your father David did walk...
1 Kings 11:4,33 For it came to pass, when Solomon was old, that his wives turned away his heart after other gods...
2 Kings 20:3 I beseech you, O LORD, remember now how I have walked before you in truth and with a perfect heart...
2 Chronicles 25:2 And he did that which was right in the sight of the LORD, but not with a perfect heart.
2 Chronicles 31:20,21 And thus did Hezekiah throughout all Judah, and worked that which was good and right and truth before the LORD his God...
Psalm 119:80 Let my heart be sound in your statutes; that I be not ashamed.
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1 Kings 11:4 As Solomon grew old, his wives turned his heart after other gods, and his heart was not fully devoted to the LORD his God, as the heart of David his father had been.
1 Kings 15:14 Although he did not remove the high places, Asa's heart was fully committed to the LORD all his life.
Psalm 119:80 May I wholeheartedly follow your decrees, that I may not be put to shame.