2 Chronicles 17:3
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,

Brenton Septuagint Translation
And the Lord was with Josaphat, for he walked in the first ways of his father, and did not seek to idols;

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 unto him, Hear ye me, Asa, and all Judah and Benjamin; The LORD is with you, while ye be with him; and if ye seek him, he will be found of you; but if ye forsake him, he will forsake you…

Genesis 39:2,3,21
And the LORD was with Joseph, and he was a prosperous man; and he was in the house of his master the Egyptian…

Exodus 3:12
And he said, Certainly I will be with thee; and this shall be a token unto thee, that I have sent thee: When thou hast brought forth the people out of Egypt, ye shall serve God upon this mountain.

he walked

2 Samuel 8:15
And David reigned over all Israel; and David executed judgment and justice unto all his people.

1 Kings 11:6
And Solomon did evil in the sight of the LORD, and went not fully after the LORD, as did David his father.

1 Kings 15:3,4
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…

his father 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, he took courage, and put away the abominable idols out of all the land of Judah and Benjamin, and out of the cities which he had taken from mount Ephraim, and renewed the altar of the LORD, that was before the porch of the LORD…

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 of Israel turned again, and went a whoring after Baalim, and made Baalberith their god.

Jeremiah 2:23
How canst thou say, I am not polluted, I have not gone after Baalim? see thy way in the valley, know what thou hast done: thou art a swift dromedary traversing her ways;







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

was
וַיְהִ֥י (way·hî)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - Consecutive imperfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 1961: To fall out, come to pass, become, be

with
עִם־ (‘im-)
Preposition
Strong's Hebrew 5973: With, equally with

Jehoshaphat
יְהוֹשָׁפָ֑ט (yə·hō·wō·šā·p̄āṭ)
Noun - proper - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 3092: Jehoshaphat -- 'the LORD has judged', the name of a number of Israelites

because
כִּ֣י (kî)
Conjunction
Strong's Hebrew 3588: A relative conjunction

he walked
הָלַ֗ךְ (hā·laḵ)
Verb - Qal - Perfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 1980: To go, come, walk

in the earlier
הָרִ֣אשֹׁנִ֔ים (hā·ri·šō·nîm)
Article | Adjective - masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 7223: First, in place, time, rank

ways
בְּדַרְכֵ֞י (bə·ḏar·ḵê)
Preposition-b | Noun - common plural construct
Strong's Hebrew 1870: A road, a course of life, mode of action

of his father
אָבִיו֙ (’ā·ḇîw)
Noun - masculine singular construct | third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 1: Father

David.
דָּוִ֤יד (dā·wîḏ)
Noun - proper - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 1732: David -- perhaps 'beloved one', a son of Jesse

He did not
וְלֹ֥א (wə·lō)
Conjunctive waw | Adverb - Negative particle
Strong's Hebrew 3808: Not, no

seek out
דָרַ֖שׁ (ḏā·raš)
Verb - Qal - Perfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 1875: To tread, frequent, to follow, to seek, ask, to worship

the Baals,
לַבְּעָלִֽים׃ (lab·bə·‘ā·lîm)
Preposition-l, Article | Noun - proper - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 1168: Baal -- a heathen god
(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.) 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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