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 on seeking 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.

New King James Version
Nevertheless good things are found in you, in that you have removed the wooden images from the land, and have prepared 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.”

NASB 1995
"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."

NASB 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.”

Amplified Bible
But there are some good things found in you, for you have removed the Asherim (idols) from the land and you have set your heart to seek God [with all your soul’s desire].”

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

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."

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.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
But I believe that good words have been declared of you, because you have not shed innocent blood in the earth, and you have prepared your heart to pray before LORD JEHOVAH in the truth!”

Brenton Septuagint Translation
Nevertheless some good things have been found in thee, forasmuch as thou didst remove the groves from the land of Juda, and didst direct thine heart to seek after the Lord.

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.

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.

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.

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."

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."

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."

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.'

Literal Standard Version
but good things have been found with you, for you have put away the Asheroth out of the land, and have prepared your heart 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."

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.'

Additional Translations ...
Context
Jehoshaphat Reproved by Jehu
2Jehu son of Hanani the seer went out to confront him and said to King Jehoshaphat, “Should 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 on seeking 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 will receive a proper burial, 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. Indeed, 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, that he would not destroy him altogether: and also in Judah things went well.

2 Chronicles 17:3-6
And the LORD was with Jehoshaphat, because he walked in the first ways of his father David, and sought not unto Baalim; …

1 Kings 14:13
And all Israel shall mourn for him, and bury him: for he only of Jeroboam shall come to the grave, because in him there is found some good thing toward the LORD God of Israel in the house of Jeroboam.

prepared

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

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.

Ezra 7:10
For Ezra had prepared his heart to seek the law of the LORD, and to do it, and to teach in Israel statutes and judgments.









(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).

Parallel Commentaries ...


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

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

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

is found
נִמְצְא֣וּ (nim·ṣə·’ū)
Verb - Nifal - Perfect - third person common plural
Strong's 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 5973: With, equally with

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

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

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

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

the land
הָאָ֔רֶץ (hā·’ā·reṣ)
Article | Noun - feminine singular
Strong's 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 3559: To be erect

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

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

God.”
הָֽאֱלֹהִֽים׃ (hā·’ĕ·lō·hîm)
Article | Noun - masculine plural
Strong's 430: gods -- the supreme God, magistrates, a superlative


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