2 Chronicles 20:33
New International Version
The high places, however, were not removed, and the people still had not set their hearts on the God of their ancestors.

New Living Translation
During his reign, however, he failed to remove all the pagan shrines, and the people never fully committed themselves to follow the God of their ancestors.

English Standard Version
The high places, however, were not taken away; the people had not yet set their hearts upon the God of their fathers.

Berean Study Bible
The high places, however, were not removed; the people had not yet set their hearts on the God of their fathers.

King James Bible
Howbeit the high places were not taken away: for as yet the people had not prepared their hearts unto the God of their fathers.

New King James Version
Nevertheless the high places were not taken away, for as yet the people had not directed their hearts to the God of their fathers.

New American Standard Bible
The high places, however, were not removed; the people had not yet directed their hearts to the God of their fathers.

NASB 1995
The high places, however, were not removed; the people had not yet directed their hearts to the God of their fathers.

NASB 1977
The high places, however, were not removed; the people had not yet directed their hearts to the God of their fathers.

Amplified Bible
Only the high places [for pagan sacrifices] were not removed, for the people had not yet set their hearts firmly on the God of their fathers.

Christian Standard Bible
However, the high places were not taken away; the people had not yet set their hearts on the God of their ancestors.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
However, the high places were not taken away; the people had not yet set their hearts on the God of their ancestors.

American Standard Version
Howbeit the high places were not taken away; neither as yet had the people set their hearts unto the God of their fathers.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
Only the high places he did not remove until now, and the people did not prepare their heart for the God of their fathers.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
nevertheless the high places yet remained; and as yet the people did not direct their heart to the Lord God of their fathers.

Contemporary English Version
but he did not destroy the local shrines. So the people still worshiped foreign gods, instead of faithfully serving the God their ancestors had worshiped.

Douay-Rheims Bible
But yet he took not away the high places, and the people had not yet turned their heart to the Lord the God of their fathers.

English Revised Version
Howbeit the high places were not taken away; neither as yet had the people set their hearts unto the God of their fathers.

Good News Translation
but the pagan places of worship were not destroyed. The people still did not turn wholeheartedly to the worship of the God of their ancestors.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
But the illegal worship sites on the hills were not torn down. The people still didn't have their hearts set on the God of their ancestors.

International Standard Version
However, the high places were not removed, since the people had not yet directed their hearts to the God of their ancestors.

JPS Tanakh 1917
Howbeit the high places were not taken away; neither as yet had the people set their hearts unto the God of their fathers.

Literal Standard Version
Only, the high places have not been removed, and still the people have not prepared their heart for the God of their fathers.

NET Bible
However, the high places were not eliminated; the people were still not devoted to the God of their ancestors.

New Heart English Bible
However the high places were not taken away; neither as yet had the people set their hearts to the God of their fathers.

World English Bible
However the high places were not taken away; neither as yet had the people set their hearts to the God of their fathers.

Young's Literal Translation
Only, the high places have not turned aside, and still the people have not prepared their heart for the God of their fathers.

Additional Translations ...
Context
Summary of Jehoshaphat's Reign
32And Jehoshaphat walked in the way of his father Asa and did not turn away from it; he did what was right in the eyes of the LORD. 33The high places, however, were not removed; the people had not yet set their hearts on the God of their fathers. 34As for the rest of the acts of Jehoshaphat, from beginning to end, they are indeed written in the Chronicles of Jehu son of Hanani, which are recorded in the Book of the Kings of Israel.…

Cross References
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 19:3
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."

2 Chronicles 20:32
And Jehoshaphat walked in the way of his father Asa and did not turn away from it; he did what was right in the eyes of the LORD.


Treasury of Scripture

However, the high places were not taken away: for as yet the people had not prepared their hearts to the God of their fathers.

the high places

2 Chronicles 14:3
For he took away the altars of the strange gods, and the high places, and brake down the images, and cut down the groves:

2 Chronicles 17:6
And his heart was lifted up in the ways of the LORD: moreover he took away the high places and groves out of Judah.

had not

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

2 Chronicles 19:3
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.

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.









(33) For . . . hearts.--And the people had not yet directed their heart. This language is the chronicler's own (see 2Chronicles 12:14; 2Chronicles 19:3), and is substituted for the statement, "The people were still wont to sacrifice and burn incense on the high places" (Kings). They had not yet accepted the principle of the one Temple.

(33) Howbeit the high places were not taken away.--This is no contradiction of 2Chronicles 17:6, "And further (or again), he took away the high places." There the holy places of heathenism, here those of the illegal worship of Jehovah, appear to be meant.

Verse 33. - Howbeit the high places... the people had not prepared. The statements so precisely made in this verse evidently serve the purpose of distinguishing between the wishes and orders of the king and the unequal conduct of his people.

Parallel Commentaries ...


Hebrew
The high places,
הַבָּמ֖וֹת (hab·bā·mō·wṯ)
Article | Noun - feminine plural
Strong's 1116: An elevation

however,
אַ֥ךְ (’aḵ)
Adverb
Strong's 389: A particle of affirmation, surely

were not
לֹא־ (lō-)
Adverb - Negative particle
Strong's 3808: Not, no

removed;
סָ֑רוּ (sā·rū)
Verb - Qal - Perfect - third person common plural
Strong's 5493: To turn aside

the people
הָעָם֙ (hā·‘ām)
Article | Noun - masculine singular
Strong's 5971: A people, a tribe, troops, attendants, a flock

had not
לֹא־ (lō-)
Adverb - Negative particle
Strong's 3808: Not, no

yet
וְע֤וֹד (wə·‘ō·wḏ)
Conjunctive waw | Adverb
Strong's 5750: Iteration, continuance, again, repeatedly, still, more

set
הֵכִ֣ינוּ (hê·ḵî·nū)
Verb - Hifil - Perfect - third person common plural
Strong's 3559: To be erect

their hearts
לְבָבָ֔ם (lə·ḇā·ḇām)
Noun - masculine singular construct | third person masculine plural
Strong's 3824: Inner man, mind, will, heart

on the God
לֵאלֹהֵ֖י (lê·lō·hê)
Preposition-l | Noun - masculine plural construct
Strong's 430: gods -- the supreme God, magistrates, a superlative

of their fathers.
אֲבֹתֵיהֶֽם׃ (’ă·ḇō·ṯê·hem)
Noun - masculine plural construct | third person masculine plural
Strong's 1: Father


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