2 Chronicles 14:4
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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.

New American Standard Bible
and commanded Judah to seek the LORD God of their fathers and to observe the law and the commandment.

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

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.

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.

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.

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

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.

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.

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

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

Jubilee Bible 2000
and commanded Judah to seek the LORD God of their fathers, and they fulfilled the law and the commandments.

King James 2000 Bible
And commanded Judah to seek the LORD God of their fathers, and to do the law and the commandment.

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

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

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.

Darby Bible Translation
and commanded Judah to seek Jehovah the God of their fathers, and to practise the law and the commandment.

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

Webster's Bible Translation
And commanded Judah to seek the LORD 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;
Study Bible
Asa Reigns in Judah
3He removed the foreign altars and high places, shattered their 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 the 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 their sacred pillars, and chopped down the Asherah poles.

2 Chronicles 14:5
He also removed the high places and the 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, …

2 Chronicles 30:12 Also in Judah the hand of God was to give them one heart to do the …

2 Chronicles 33:16 And he repaired the altar of the LORD, and sacrificed thereon peace …

2 Chronicles 34:32,33 And he caused all that were present in Jerusalem and Benjamin to stand to it…

Genesis 18:19 For I know him, that he will command his children and his household …

Joshua 24:15 And if it seem evil to you to serve the LORD, choose you this day …

1 Samuel 3:13 For I have told him that I will judge his house for ever for the …

Ezra 10:7-12 And they made proclamation throughout Judah and Jerusalem to all …

Nehemiah 13:9,19-22 Then I commanded, and they cleansed the chambers: and thither brought …

Psalm 101:2-8 I will behave myself wisely in a perfect way. O when will you come …

seek

2 Chronicles 11:16 And after them out of all the tribes of Israel such as set their …

2 Chronicles 30:19 That prepares his heart to seek God, the LORD God of his fathers…

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

Amos 5:4 For thus said the LORD to the house of Israel, Seek you me, and you shall live:

to do

Nehemiah 10:29-39 They joined to their brothers, their nobles, and entered into a curse, …

Psalm 119:10 With my whole heart have I sought you: O let me not wander from your …







(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.

The kingdom was quiet before him.--Enjoyed peace under his oversight. Compare the use of the word "before," in Numbers 8:22; Psalm 72:5 ("before the moon").

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. And commanded Judah to seek the Lord God of their fathers,.... To pray to him, and him only, and attend his worship and service; this he did by a public edict:

and to do the law and the commandment: to observe all the laws of God, moral, ceremonial, and civil. 14:1-15 Asa's piety, He strengthens his kingdom. - Asa aimed at pleasing God, and studied to approve himself to him. Happy those that walk by this rule, not to do that which is right in their own eyes, or in the eye of the world, but which is so in God's sight. We find by experience that it is good to seek the Lord; it gives us rest; while we pursue the world, we meet with nothing but vexation. Asa consulted with his people how to make a good use of the peace they enjoyed; and concluded with them that they must not be idle, nor secure. A formidable army of Ethiopians invaded Asa's kingdom. This evil came upon them, that their faith in God might be tried. Asa's prayer is short, but it is the real language of faith and expectation from God. When we go forth in God's name, we cannot but prosper, and all things work together for the good of those whom he favours.
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