2 Chronicles 17:3
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New International Version
The LORD was with Jehoshaphat because he followed the ways of his father David before him. He did not consult the Baals

New Living Translation
The LORD was with Jehoshaphat because he followed the example of his father's early years and did not worship the images of Baal.

English Standard Version
The LORD was with Jehoshaphat, because he walked in the earlier ways of his father David. He did not seek the Baals,

Berean Study Bible
Now the LORD was with Jehoshaphat because he walked in the earlier ways of his father David. He did not seek out the Baals,

New American Standard Bible
The LORD was with Jehoshaphat because he followed the example of his father David's earlier days and did not seek the Baals,

King James Bible
And the LORD was with Jehoshaphat, because he walked in the first ways of his father David, and sought not unto Baalim;

Christian Standard Bible
Now the LORD was with Jehoshaphat because he walked in the former ways of his father David. He did not seek the Baals

Good News Translation
The LORD blessed Jehoshaphat because he followed the example of his father's early life and did not worship Baal.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Now the LORD was with Jehoshaphat because he walked in the former ways of his father David. He did not seek the Baals

International Standard Version
The LORD was with Jehoshaphat because he followed the example set during his ancestor David's preliminary years by not pursuing the Baals.

NET Bible
The LORD was with Jehoshaphat because he followed in his ancestor David's footsteps at the beginning of his reign. He did not seek the Baals,

New Heart English Bible
The LORD was with Jehoshaphat, because he walked in the first ways of his father David, and did not seek the Baals,

GOD'S WORD® Translation
The LORD was with Jehoshaphat, who lived in the old way like his ancestor David. Jehoshaphat didn't dedicate his life to serving other gods-the Baals.

JPS Tanakh 1917
And the LORD was with Jehoshaphat, because he walked in the first ways of his father David, and sought not unto the Baalim;

New American Standard 1977
And the LORD was with Jehoshaphat because he followed the example of his father David’s earlier days and did not seek the Baals,

Jubilee Bible 2000
And the LORD was with Jehoshaphat because he walked in the first ways of his father David and sought not unto the Baalim

King James 2000 Bible
And the LORD was with Jehoshaphat, because he walked in the first ways of his father David, and sought not unto Baalim;

American King James Version
And the LORD was with Jehoshaphat, because he walked in the first ways of his father David, and sought not to Baalim;

American Standard Version
And Jehovah was with Jehoshaphat, because he walked in the first ways of his father David, and sought not unto the Baalim,

Douay-Rheims Bible
And the Lord was with Josaphat, because he walked in the first ways of David his father: and trusted not in Baalim,

Darby Bible Translation
And Jehovah was with Jehoshaphat, for he walked in the first ways of his father David, and sought not unto the Baals;

English Revised Version
And the LORD was with Jehoshaphat, because he walked in the first ways of his father David, and sought not unto the Baalim;

Webster's Bible Translation
And the LORD was with Jehoshaphat, because he walked in the first ways of his father David, and sought not to Baalim;

World English Bible
Yahweh was with Jehoshaphat, because he walked in the first ways of his father David, and didn't seek the Baals,

Young's Literal Translation
And Jehovah is with Jehoshaphat, for he hath walked in the first ways of David his father, and hath not sought to Baalim,
Study Bible
Jehoshaphat Reigns in Judah
2He stationed troops in every fortified city of Judah and put garrisons in the land of Judah and in the cities of Ephraim that his father Asa had captured. 3Now the LORD was with Jehoshaphat because he walked in the earlier ways of his father David. He did not seek out the Baals, 4but he sought the God of his father and walked by His commandments rather than the practices of Israel.…
Cross References
1 Kings 22:43
And Jehoshaphat walked in all the ways of his father Asa; he did not turn away from them, but did what was right in the eyes of the LORD. The high places, however, were not removed; the people still sacrificed and burned incense on the high places.

2 Chronicles 17:2
He stationed troops in every fortified city of Judah and put garrisons in the land of Judah and in the cities of Ephraim that his father Asa had captured.

2 Chronicles 17:4
but he sought the God of his father and walked by His commandments rather than the practices of Israel.

2 Chronicles 21:12
Then a letter came to Jehoram from Elijah the prophet, which stated: "This is what the LORD, the God of your father David, says: 'You have not walked in the ways of your father Jehoshaphat or of Asa king of Judah,

Treasury of Scripture

And the LORD was with Jehoshaphat, because he walked in the first ways of his father David, and sought not to Baalim;

the Lord

2 Chronicles 15:2,9 And he went out to meet Asa, and said to him, Hear you me, Asa, and …

Genesis 39:2,3,21 And the LORD was with Joseph, and he was a prosperous man; and he …

Exodus 3:12 And he said, Certainly I will be with you; and this shall be a token …

Exodus 4:12 Now therefore go, and I will be with your mouth, and teach you what …

Joshua 1:5,9 There shall not any man be able to stand before you all the days …

Judges 2:18 And when the LORD raised them up judges, then the LORD was with the judge…

Judges 6:12 And the angel of the LORD appeared to him, and said to him, The LORD …

2 Samuel 5:10 And David went on, and grew great, and the LORD God of hosts was with him.

1 Chronicles 22:18 Is not the LORD your God with you? and has he not given you rest …

Psalm 46:7,11 The LORD of hosts is with us; the God of Jacob is our refuge. Selah…

Isaiah 8:10 Take counsel together, and it shall come to nothing; speak the word, …

Isaiah 41:10 Fear you not; for I am with you: be not dismayed; for I am your God: …

Matthew 1:23 Behold, a virgin shall be with child, and shall bring forth a son, …

Matthew 18:20 For where two or three are gathered together in my name, there am …

Matthew 28:20 Teaching them to observe all things whatever I have commanded you: …

Matthew 28:20 Teaching them to observe all things whatever I have commanded you: …

2 Timothy 4:22 The Lord Jesus Christ be with your spirit. Grace be with you. Amen.

he walked

2 Samuel 8:15 And David reigned over all Israel; and David executed judgment and …

1 Kings 11:6 And Solomon did evil in the sight of the LORD, and went not fully …

1 Kings 15:3,4 And he walked in all the sins of his father, which he had done before …

2 Kings 14:3 And he did that which was right in the sight of the LORD, yet not …

2 Kings 16:2 Twenty years old was Ahaz when he began to reign, and reigned sixteen …

2 Kings 18:3 And he did that which was right in the sight of the LORD, according …

2 Kings 22:2 And he did that which was right in the sight of the LORD, and walked …

Psalm 132:1-5 Lord, remember David, and all his afflictions…

his father David. or, his father, and of David

2 Chronicles 14:2-5,11 And Asa did that which was good and right in the eyes of the LORD his God…

2 Chronicles 15:8-13 And when Asa heard these words, and the prophecy of Oded the prophet, …

sought

Judges 2:11 And the children of Israel did evil in the sight of the LORD, and served Baalim:

Judges 8:33 And it came to pass, as soon as Gideon was dead, that the children …

Jeremiah 2:23 How can you say, I am not polluted, I have not gone after Baalim? …







(3) He walked in the first ways.--The former or earlier ways of David, as contrasted with his later conduct--a tacit allusion to the adultery with Bathsheba and other sins of David committed in his later years (2 Samuel 11-24). A few MSS. and the LXX. omit David.

And sought not unto Baalim.--And sought not the Baals (d?rash l?, a late construction). The Baals were different local aspects of the sun-god. Here the term no doubt includes the illegal worship of Jehovah under the form of a bullock, as instituted by Jeroboam, and practised in the northern kingdom ("the doing of Israel" 2Chronicles 17:4). Syriac, "and prayed not to images."

Verse 3. - The first ways of his father David. Although there would be no difficulty in reconciling this statement with history, yet probably the name David should not stand here. It is not in the Septuagint. The most natural and sufficient reference is to Asa. And sought not unto Ballim; literally, to the Baalim; i.e. to the various false gods of surrounding peoples (Judges 2:11), Baal-berith (Judges 8:33; Judges 9:4, 46), Baal-zebub (2 Kings 1:2), Baal-peor (Numbers 23:28, etc.; Numbers 25:3), according to the places where the idolatrous worship was carried on. (For the preposition לְ, "to," after "sought," in this and following verse, see again 1 Chronicles 22:19.) And the Lord was with Jehoshaphat,.... Guiding and directing, prospering and succeeding him in all things; he had, no doubt, his gracious presence in spiritual things, as well as his powerful and directing presence in things civil; the Targum is,"the Word of the Lord was for his help;"

because he walked in the first ways of his father David; which were his best; some of his last ways not being good, as in the affair of Uriah and Bathsheba, and his numbering of the people; Jehoshaphat followed him in the one, but not in the other: or, "in the ways of David and his father, the first"; the first of them both; for the latter ways of his father Asa were not so good as his first, as the preceding chapter shows; and the Septuagint version leaves out the word "David", and so restrains it to his own father:

and sought not unto Baalim; as did Ahab king of Israel, who now reigned there; 1 Kings 15:24. 3-5. he walked in the first ways of his father David—He imitated the piety of his great ancestor in the early part of his reign before he made those unhappy lapses which dishonored his character.

and sought not unto Baalim—a term used for idols generally in contradistinction to the Lord God of his father.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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