2 Chronicles 34:2
New International Version
He did what was right in the eyes of the LORD and followed the ways of his father David, not turning aside to the right or to the left.

New Living Translation
He did what was pleasing in the LORD’s sight and followed the example of his ancestor David. He did not turn away from doing what was right.

English Standard Version
And he did what was right in the eyes of the LORD, and walked in the ways of David his father; and he did not turn aside to the right hand or to the left.

Berean Study Bible
And he did what was right in the eyes of the LORD and walked in the ways of his father David; he did not turn aside to the right or to the left.

King James Bible
And he did that which was right in the sight of the LORD, and walked in the ways of David his father, and declined neither to the right hand, nor to the left.

New King James Version
And he did what was right in the sight of the LORD, and walked in the ways of his father David; he did not turn aside to the right hand or to the left.

New American Standard Bible
He did what was right in the sight of the LORD, and walked in the ways of his father David and did not turn aside to the right or the left.

NASB 1995
He did right in the sight of the LORD, and walked in the ways of his father David and did not turn aside to the right or to the left.

NASB 1977
And he did right in the sight of the LORD, and walked in the ways of his father David and did not turn aside to the right or to the left.

Amplified Bible
He did what was right in the sight of the LORD, and walked in the ways of David his father (forefather) and did not turn aside either to the right or to the left.

Christian Standard Bible
He did what was right in the LORD’s sight and walked in the ways of his ancestor David; he did not turn aside to the right or the left.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
He did what was right in the LORD's sight and walked in the ways of his ancestor David; he did not turn aside to the right or the left.

American Standard Version
And he did that which was right in the eyes of Jehovah, and walked in the ways of David his father, and turned not aside to the right hand or to the left.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
And he did what is beautiful before LORD JEHOVAH, and he walked in the ways of David his father, and he did not turn aside from them, not to the right, neither to the left.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
And he did that which was right in the sight of the Lord, and walked in the ways of his father David, and turned not aside to the right hand or to the left.

Contemporary English Version
He followed the example of his ancestor David and always obeyed the LORD.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And he did that which was right in the sight of the Lord, and walked in the ways of David his father: he declined not, neither to the right hand, nor to the left.

English Revised Version
And he did that which was right in the eyes of the LORD, and walked in the ways of David his father, and turned not aside to the right hand or to the left.

Good News Translation
He did what was pleasing to the LORD; he followed the example of his ancestor King David, strictly obeying all the laws of God.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
He did what the LORD considered right. He lived in the ways of his ancestor David and never stopped living this way.

International Standard Version
He practiced what the LORD considered to be right, following the example of his ancestor David, turning neither to the right nor to the left.

JPS Tanakh 1917
And he did that which was right in the eyes of the LORD, and walked in the ways of David his father, and turned not aside to the right hand or to the left.

Literal Standard Version
and he does that which is right in the eyes of YHWH, and walks in the ways of his father David, and has not turned aside [to] the right or left.

NET Bible
He did what the LORD approved and followed in his ancestor David's footsteps; he did not deviate to the right or the left.

New Heart English Bible
He did that which was right in the eyes of the LORD, and walked in the ways of David his father, and did not turn aside to the right hand or to the left.

World English Bible
He did that which was right in the eyes of Yahweh, and walked in the ways of David his father, and didn't turn aside to the right hand or to the left.

Young's Literal Translation
and he doth that which is right in the eyes of Jehovah, and walketh in the ways of David his father, and hath not turned aside -- right or left.

Additional Translations ...
Context
Josiah Reigns in Judah
1Josiah was eight years old when he became king, and he reigned in Jerusalem thirty-one years. 2And he did what was right in the eyes of the LORD and walked in the ways of his father David; he did not turn aside to the right or to the left.

Cross References
2 Chronicles 29:2
And he did what was right in the eyes of the LORD, just as his father David had done.

2 Chronicles 34:3
In the eighth year of his reign, while he was still young, Josiah began to seek the God of his father David, and in the twelfth year he began to cleanse Judah and Jerusalem of the high places, the Asherah poles, the carved idols, and the cast images.


Treasury of Scripture

And he did that which was right in the sight of the LORD, and walked in the ways of David his father, and declined neither to the right hand, nor to the left.

right in the sight

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

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

2 Chronicles 29:2
And he did that which was right in the sight of the LORD, according to all that David his father had done.

declined

Deuteronomy 5:32
Ye shall observe to do therefore as the LORD your God hath commanded you: ye shall not turn aside to the right hand or to the left.

Deuteronomy 17:11,20
According to the sentence of the law which they shall teach thee, and according to the judgment which they shall tell thee, thou shalt do: thou shalt not decline from the sentence which they shall shew thee, to the right hand, nor to the left…

Deuteronomy 28:14
And thou shalt not go aside from any of the words which I command thee this day, to the right hand, or to the left, to go after other gods to serve them.









(2) And declined . . . the left.--So Kings. Josiah is the only king upon whom this encomium is pronounced. It is equivalent to saying that his observance of the law was perfect. Comp. Deuteronomy 5:32; Deuteronomy 17:20 (the law of the king), 28:14.



Parallel Commentaries ...


Hebrew
And he did
וַיַּ֥עַשׂ (way·ya·‘aś)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - Consecutive imperfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's 6213: To do, make

[what was] right
הַיָּשָׁ֖ר (hay·yā·šār)
Article | Adjective - masculine singular
Strong's 3477: Straight, right

in the eyes
בְּעֵינֵ֣י (bə·‘ê·nê)
Preposition-b | Noun - cdc
Strong's 5869: An eye, a fountain

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

and walked
וַיֵּ֗לֶךְ (way·yê·leḵ)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - Consecutive imperfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's 1980: To go, come, walk

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

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

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

he did not
וְלֹא־ (wə·lō-)
Conjunctive waw | Adverb - Negative particle
Strong's 3808: Not, no

turn aside
סָ֖ר (sār)
Verb - Qal - Perfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's 5493: To turn aside

to the right
יָמִ֥ין (yā·mîn)
Noun - feminine singular
Strong's 3225: The right hand, side, the south

or to the left.
וּשְׂמֹֽאול׃ (ū·śə·mō·wl)
Conjunctive waw | Noun - masculine singular
Strong's 8040: Dark, the north, the left hand


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