2 Chronicles 19:3
New International Version
There is, however, some good in you, for you have rid the land of the Asherah poles and have set your heart on seeking God."

New Living Translation
Even so, there is some good in you, for you have removed the Asherah poles throughout the land, and you have committed yourself to seeking God."

English Standard Version
Nevertheless, some good is found in you, for you destroyed the Asheroth out of the land, and have set your heart to seek God.”

Berean Study Bible
However, some good is found in you, for you have removed the Asherah poles from the land and have set your heart to seek God.”

New American Standard Bible
"But there is some good in you, for you have removed the Asheroth from the land and you have set your heart to seek God."

King James Bible
Nevertheless there are good things found in thee, in that thou hast taken away the groves out of the land, and hast prepared thine heart to seek God.

Christian Standard Bible
However, some good is found in you, for you have eradicated the Asherah poles from the land and have decided to seek God."

Contemporary English Version
But not everything about you is bad. You destroyed the sacred poles used in worshiping the goddess Asherah--that shows you have tried to obey the LORD.

Good News Translation
But even so, there is some good in you. You have removed all the symbols of the goddess Asherah which people worshiped, and you have tried to follow God's will."

Holman Christian Standard Bible
However, some good is found in you, for you have removed the Asherah poles from the land and have decided to seek God."

International Standard Version
Nevertheless, a few good things have been found in you, in that you have removed the Asheroth from the land and you have disciplined yourself to seek God."

NET Bible
Nevertheless you have done some good things; you removed the Asherah poles from the land and you were determined to follow the LORD."

New Heart English Bible
Nevertheless there are good things found in you, in that you have put away the Asheroth out of the land, and have set your heart to seek God."

GOD'S WORD® Translation
However, you've done some good things: You've burned the Asherah poles in this country, and you've wholeheartedly dedicated your life to serving God."

JPS Tanakh 1917
Nevertheless there are good things found in thee, in that thou hast put away the Asheroth out of the land, and hast set thy heart to seek God.'

New American Standard 1977
“But there is some good in you, for you have removed the Asheroth from the land and you have set your heart to seek God.”

Jubilee Bible 2000
Nevertheless, good things have been found in thee, in that thou hast burned down the groves of the land and hast prepared thy heart to seek God.

King James 2000 Bible
Nevertheless there are good things found in you, in that you have taken away the idol poles out of the land, and have prepared your heart to seek God.

American King James Version
Nevertheless there are good things found in you, in that you have taken away the groves out of the land, and have prepared your heart to seek God.

American Standard Version
Nevertheless there are good things found in thee, in that thou hast put away the Asheroth out of the land, and hast set thy heart to seek God.

Douay-Rheims Bible
But good works are found in thee, because thou hast taken away the groves out of the land of Juda, and hast prepared thy heart to seek the Lord the God of thy fathers.

Darby Bible Translation
Nevertheless there are good things found in thee; for thou hast put away the Asherahs out of the land, and hast directed thy heart to seek God.

English Revised Version
Nevertheless there are good things found in thee, in that thou hast put away the Asheroth out of the land, and hast set thine heart to seek God.

Webster's Bible Translation
Nevertheless, there are good things found in thee, in that thou hast taken away the groves out of the land, and hast prepared thy heart to seek God.

World English Bible
Nevertheless there are good things found in you, in that you have put away the Asheroth out of the land, and have set your heart to seek God."

Young's Literal Translation
but good things have been found with thee, for thou hast put away the shrines out of the land, and hast prepared thy heart to seek God.'
Study Bible HEB ▾ 
Jehoshaphat Reproved by Jehu
2Then Jehu son of Hanani the seer went out to confront him and said to King Jehoshaphat, “Do you help the wicked and love those who hate the LORD? Because of this, the wrath of the LORD is upon you. 3However, some good is found in you, for you have removed the Asherah poles from the land and have set your heart to seek God.”
Cross References
1 Samuel 7:3
Then Samuel said to all the house of Israel, "If you are returning to the LORD with all your hearts, then rid yourselves of the foreign gods and Ashtoreths among you, prepare your hearts for the LORD, and serve Him only. And He will deliver you from the hand of the Philistines."

1 Kings 14:13
All Israel will mourn for him and bury him, for this is the only one belonging to Jeroboam who shall come to the grave, because only in him has the LORD, the God of Israel, found any good in the house of Jeroboam.

2 Chronicles 12:12
Because Rehoboam humbled himself, the anger of the LORD turned away from him, and He did not destroy him completely. Moreover, conditions were good in Judah.

2 Chronicles 12:14
And Rehoboam did evil because he did not set his heart to seek the LORD.

2 Chronicles 17:6
And his heart took delight in the ways of the LORD; furthermore, he removed the high places and Asherah poles from Judah.

2 Chronicles 20:3
Jehoshaphat was alarmed and set his face to seek the LORD. And he proclaimed a fast throughout Judah.

2 Chronicles 20:33
The high places, however, were not removed; the people had not yet set their hearts on the God of their fathers.

2 Chronicles 30:19
who sets his heart on seeking God--the LORD, the God of his fathers--even if he is not cleansed according to the purification rules of the sanctuary."

Treasury of Scripture

Nevertheless there are good things found in you, in that you have taken away the groves out of the land, and have prepared your heart to seek God.

good things

2 Chronicles 12:12 And when he humbled himself, the wrath of the LORD turned from him, …

2 Chronicles 17:3-6 And the LORD was with Jehoshaphat, because he walked in the first …

1 Kings 14:13 And all Israel shall mourn for him, and bury him: for he only of …

Romans 7:18 For I know that in me (that is, in my flesh,) dwells no good thing: …

prepared

2 Chronicles 12:14 And he did evil, because he prepared not his heart to seek the LORD.

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

Ezra 7:10 For Ezra had prepared his heart to seek the law of the LORD, and …

Psalm 57:7 My heart is fixed, O God, my heart is fixed: I will sing and give praise.







Lexicon
However,
אֲבָ֕ל (’ă·ḇāl)
Adverb
Strong's Hebrew 61: Verily, of a truth

some
דְּבָרִ֥ים (də·ḇā·rîm)
Noun - masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 1697: A word, a matter, thing, a cause

good
טוֹבִ֖ים (ṭō·w·ḇîm)
Adjective - masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 2896: Pleasant, agreeable, good

is found
נִמְצְא֣וּ (nim·ṣə·’ū)
Verb - Nifal - Perfect - third person common plural
Strong's Hebrew 4672: To come forth to, appear, exist, to attain, find, acquire, to occur, meet, be present

in you,
עִמָּ֑ךְ (‘im·māḵ)
Preposition | second person feminine singular
Strong's Hebrew 5973: With, equally with

for
כִּֽי־ (kî-)
Conjunction
Strong's Hebrew 3588: A relative conjunction

you have removed
בִעַ֤רְתָּ (ḇi·‘ar·tā)
Verb - Piel - Perfect - second person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 1197: To kindle, consume, to be, brutish

the Asherah poles
הָאֲשֵׁרוֹת֙ (hā·’ă·šê·rō·wṯ)
Article | Noun - feminine plural
Strong's Hebrew 842: A Phoenician goddess, also an image of the same

from
מִן־ (min-)
Preposition
Strong's Hebrew 4480: A part of, from, out of

the land
הָאָ֔רֶץ (hā·’ā·reṣ)
Article | Noun - feminine singular
Strong's Hebrew 776: Earth, land

and have set
וַהֲכִינ֥וֹתָ (wa·hă·ḵî·nō·w·ṯā)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Hifil - Conjunctive perfect - second person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 3559: To be erect

your heart
לְבָבְךָ֖ (lə·ḇā·ḇə·ḵā)
Noun - masculine singular construct | second person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 3824: Inner man, mind, will, heart

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

God.”
הָֽאֱלֹהִֽים׃ (hā·’ĕ·lō·hîm)
Article | Noun - masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 430: gods -- the supreme God, magistrates, a superlative
(3) Nevertheless.--Yet the Divine wrath will not pursue thee to destruction, for there are good things found in thee. (So 2Chronicles 12:12; comp. also 1Kings 14:13.)

Thou hast taken away the groves.--Thou hast consumed (or exterminated ) the Ash?rahs. (Deuteronomy 13:6; 2Kings 23:24.) So Asa had done (2Chronicles 17:4). (Ash?roth, as equivalent to Ash?rim, recurs in 2Chronicles 33:3 and in Judges 3:7 only.)

And hast prepared.--Or, directed. The contrary was said of Rehoboam (2Chronicles 12:14.)

Verse 3. - Nevertheless; Hebrew, אֲכָל one of the few particles that were affirmative in the earlier Hebrew (Genesis 42:21), but adversative in the later (2 Chronicles 1:4; Daniel 10:7, 21). It may be well rendered, "on the other hand." The expression here recalls the less favourable "notwithstanding" of Revelation 2:20. There are good things found in thee (see 2 Chronicles 17:1-9). 19:1-11 Jehoshaphat visits his kingdom. - Whenever we return in peace to our houses, we ought to acknowledge God's providence in preserving our going out and coming in. And if we have been kept through more than common dangers, we are, in a special manner, bound to be thankful. Distinguishing mercies lay us under strong obligations. The prophet tells Jehoshaphat he had done very ill in joining Ahab. He took the reproof well. See the effect the reproof had upon him. He strictly searched his own kingdom. By what the prophet said, Jehoshaphat perceived that his former attempts for reformation were well-pleasing to God; therefore he did what was then left undone. It is good when commendations quicken us to our duty. There are diversities of gifts and operations, but all from the same Spirit, and for the public good; and as every one has received the gift, so let him minister the same. Blessed be God for magistrates and ministers, scribes and statesmen, men of books, and men of business. Observe the charge the king gave. They must do all in the fear of the Lord, with a perfect, upright heart. And they must make it their constant care to prevent sin, as an offence to God, and what would bring wrath on the people.
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