2 Chronicles 14:4
New International Version
He commanded Judah to seek the LORD, the God of their ancestors, and to obey his laws and commands.

New Living Translation
He commanded the people of Judah to seek the LORD, the God of their ancestors, and to obey his law and his commands.

English Standard Version
and commanded Judah to seek the LORD, the God of their fathers, and to keep the law and the commandment.

Berean Study Bible
He commanded the people of Judah to seek the LORD, the God of their fathers, and to observe the law and the commandments.

King James Bible
And commanded Judah to seek the LORD God of their fathers, and to do the law and the commandment.

New King James Version
He commanded Judah to seek the LORD God of their fathers, and to observe the law and the commandment.

New American Standard Bible
and commanded Judah to seek the LORD God of their fathers and to comply with the Law and the commandment.

NASB 1995
and commanded Judah to seek the LORD God of their fathers and to observe the law and the commandment.

NASB 1977
and commanded Judah to seek the LORD God of their fathers and to observe the law and the commandment.

Amplified Bible
And he commanded Judah to seek the LORD God of their fathers [to inquire of and for Him and seek Him as a vital necessity], and to observe the law [given to Moses] and the commandment.

Christian Standard Bible
He told the people of Judah to seek the LORD God of their ancestors and to carry out the instruction and the commands.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
He told the people of Judah to seek the LORD God of their ancestors and to carry out the instruction and the commands.

American Standard Version
and commanded Judah to seek Jehovah, the God of their fathers, and to do the law and the commandment.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
And he said to Yehuda: ”Come, we will pray before LORD JEHOVAH, God of our fathers.”

Brenton Septuagint Translation
and he told Juda to seek earnestly the Lord God of their fathers, and to perform the law and commandments.

Contemporary English Version
Then he told everyone in Judah to worship the LORD God, just as their ancestors had done, and to obey his laws and teachings.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And he commanded Juda to seek the Lord the God of their fathers, and to do the law, and all the commandments.

English Revised Version
and commanded Judah to seek the LORD, the God of their fathers, and to do the law and the commandment.

Good News Translation
He commanded the people of Judah to do the will of the LORD, the God of their ancestors, and to obey his teachings and commands.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
He told the people of Judah to dedicate their lives to serving the LORD God of their ancestors and follow his teachings and commands.

International Standard Version
commanding Judah to seek the LORD God of their ancestors and to keep the Law and the commandments.

JPS Tanakh 1917
and commanded Judah to seek the LORD, the God of their fathers, and to do the law and the commandment.

Literal Standard Version
and commands to Judah to seek YHWH, God of their fathers, and to do the Law and the command;

NET Bible
He ordered Judah to seek the LORD God of their ancestors and to observe his law and commands.

New Heart English Bible
and commanded Judah to seek the LORD, the God of their fathers, and to do the law and the commandment.

World English Bible
and commanded Judah to seek Yahweh, the God of their fathers, and to do the law and the commandment.

Young's Literal Translation
and saith to Judah to seek Jehovah, God of their fathers, and to do the law and the command;

Additional Translations ...
Context
Asa Reigns in Judah
3He removed the foreign altars and high places, shattered the sacred pillars, and chopped down the Asherah poles. 4He commanded the people of Judah to seek the LORD, the God of their fathers, and to observe the law and the commandments. 5He also removed the high places and incense altars from all the cities of Judah, and under him the kingdom was at peace.…

Cross References
2 Chronicles 14:3
He removed the foreign altars and high places, shattered the sacred pillars, and chopped down the Asherah poles.

2 Chronicles 14:5
He also removed the high places and incense altars from all the cities of Judah, and under him the kingdom was at peace.


Treasury of Scripture

And commanded Judah to seek the LORD God of their fathers, and to do the law and the commandment.

commanded

2 Chronicles 29:21,27,30
And they brought seven bullocks, and seven rams, and seven lambs, and seven he goats, for a sin offering for the kingdom, and for the sanctuary, and for Judah. And he commanded the priests the sons of Aaron to offer them on the altar of the LORD…

2 Chronicles 30:12
Also in Judah the hand of God was to give them one heart to do the commandment of the king and of the princes, by the word of the LORD.

2 Chronicles 33:16
And he repaired the altar of the LORD, and sacrificed thereon peace offerings and thank offerings, and commanded Judah to serve the LORD God of Israel.

seek

2 Chronicles 11:16
And after them out of all the tribes of Israel such as set their hearts to seek the LORD God of Israel came to Jerusalem, to sacrifice unto the LORD God of their fathers.

2 Chronicles 30:19
That prepareth his heart to seek God, the LORD God of his fathers, though he be not cleansed according to the purification of the sanctuary.

Isaiah 55:6,7
Seek ye the LORD while he may be found, call ye upon him while he is near: …

to do

Nehemiah 10:29-39
They clave to their brethren, their nobles, and entered into a curse, and into an oath, to walk in God's law, which was given by Moses the servant of God, and to observe and do all the commandments of the LORD our Lord, and his judgments and his statutes; …

Psalm 119:10
With my whole heart have I sought thee: O let me not wander from thy commandments.









(4) And commanded Judah to seek.--'amar with infinitive. (Comp. 1Chronicles 21:17.) The chronicler's own style is visible in this verse.

To seek the Lord God of their fathers.--The same phrase recurs in 2Chronicles 15:12.

The law and the commandment.--Exodus 24:12, "That I may give thee the tables of stone, and the law and the commandment that I have written" (Deuteronomy 6:25).

And the images.--Hammanim. (Comp. the word hammah, "sun.") Pillars or statues to the sun-god, standing before or upon the altars of Baal, are intended (see Leviticus 26:30; Isaiah 17:8; 2Chronicles 34:4.) Comp. the Phenician deity Baal-hamman. . . .

Verse 4. - And commanded Judah to seek the Lord God of their fathers. What an indication lies couched in this word "commanded" (confirmatory of the spirit of what is said above, in our previous verse-note) of the moral efforts of Asa, and that the efforts on which he may have largely relied for "taking away the high places" were moral efforts, rather than those of physical force.

Parallel Commentaries ...


Hebrew
He commanded
וַיֹּ֙אמֶר֙ (way·yō·mer)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - Consecutive imperfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's 559: To utter, say

the people of Judah
לִֽיהוּדָ֔ה (lî·hū·ḏāh)
Preposition-l | Noun - proper - masculine singular
Strong's 3063: Judah -- 'praised', a son of Jacob, also the southern kingdom, also four Israelites

to seek
לִדְר֕וֹשׁ (liḏ·rō·wōš)
Preposition-l | Verb - Qal - Infinitive construct
Strong's 1875: To tread, frequent, to follow, to seek, ask, to worship

the LORD,
יְהוָ֖ה (Yah·weh)
Noun - proper - masculine singular
Strong's 3068: LORD -- the proper name of the God of Israel

the God
אֱלֹהֵ֣י (’ĕ·lō·hê)
Noun - masculine plural construct
Strong's 430: gods -- the supreme God, magistrates, a superlative

of their fathers,
אֲבוֹתֵיהֶ֑ם (’ă·ḇō·w·ṯê·hem)
Noun - masculine plural construct | third person masculine plural
Strong's 1: Father

and to observe
וְלַעֲשׂ֖וֹת (wə·la·‘ă·śō·wṯ)
Conjunctive waw, Preposition-l | Verb - Qal - Infinitive construct
Strong's 6213: To do, make

the law
הַתּוֹרָ֥ה (hat·tō·w·rāh)
Article | Noun - feminine singular
Strong's 8451: Direction, instruction, law

and the commandments.
וְהַמִּצְוָֽה׃ (wə·ham·miṣ·wāh)
Conjunctive waw, Article | Noun - feminine singular
Strong's 4687: Commandment


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