2 Chronicles 12:14
Good News Translation
He did what was evil, because he did not try to find the LORD's will.

Contemporary English Version
but he still did wrong and refused to obey the LORD.

Douay-Rheims Bible
But he did evil, and did not prepare his heart to seek the Lord.

New American Bible
He did evil, for he had not set his heart to seek the LORD.

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

But he did evil, and did not prepare his heart to seek the Lord.

he prepared [heb] he fixed

2 Chronicles 11:16 Moreover out of all the tribes of Israel, whosoever gave their heart to seek the Lord the God of Israel, came into Jerusalem to sacrifice their victims before the Lord the God of their fathers.

2 Chronicles 19:3 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.

2 Chronicles 30:19 To all them, who with their whole heart, seek the Lord the God of their fathers: and will not impute it to them that they are not sanctified.

1 Samuel 7:3 And Samuel spoke to all the house of Israel, saying: If you turn to the Lord with all your heart, put away the strange gods from among you, Baalim and Astaroth: and prepare your hearts unto the Lord, and serve him only, and he will deliver you out of the hand of the Philistines.

1 Chronicles 29:18 O Lord God of Abraham, and of Isaac, and of Israel our fathers, keep for ever this will of their heart, and let this mind remain always for the worship of thee.

Psalm 57:7 My heart is ready, O God, my heart is ready: I will sing, and rehearse a psalm.

Psalm 78:8,37 That they may not become like their fathers, a perverse and exasperating generation. A generation that set not their heart aright: and whose spirit was not faithful to God. . . .

1 Corinthians 15:58 Therefore, my beloved brethren, be ye steadfast and unmoveable: always abounding in the work of the Lord, knowing that your labour is not in vain in the Lord.

1 Corinthians 16:13 Watch ye: stand fast in the faith: do manfully and be strengthened.

to seek

Deuteronomy 5:29 Who shall give them to have such a mind, to fear me, and to keep all my commandments at all times, that it may be well with them and with their children for ever?

Psalm 105:3,4 Glory ye in his holy name: let the heart of them rejoice that seek the Lord. . . .

Isaiah 45:19 I have not spoken in secret, in a dark place of the earth: I have not said to the seed of Jacob: Seek me in vain. I am the Lord that speak justice, that declare right things.

Isaiah 55:6,7 Seek ye the Lord, while he may be found: call upon him, while he is near. . . .

Ezekiel 33:31 And they come to thee, as if people were coming in, and my people sit before thee: and hear thy words, and do them not: for they turn them into a song of their mouth, and their heart goeth after their covetousness.

Matthew 7:7 Ask, and it shall be given you: seek, and you shall find: knock, and it shall be opened to you.

Context
The Death of Rehoboam
13King Roboam therefore was strengthened in Jerusalem, and reigned: he was one and forty years old when he began to reign, and he reigned seventeen years in Jerusalem, the city which the Lord chose out of all the tribes of Israel, to establish his name there: and the name of his mother was Naama an Ammonitess. 14But he did evil, and did not prepare his heart to seek the Lord.15Now the acts of Roboam first and last are written in the books of Semeias the prophet, and of Addo the seer, and diligently recorded: and there was war between Roboam and Jeroboam all their days.…
Cross References
1 Kings 14:22
And Juda did evil in the sight of the Lord, and provoked him above all that their fathers had done, in their sins which they committed.

2 Chronicles 19:3
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.

Additional Translations
And Rehoboam did evil because he did not set his heart to seek the LORD.And he did evil, because he prepared not his heart to seek the LORD.

And he did that which was evil, because he set not his heart to seek Jehovah.

And he did evil, for he directed not his heart to seek the Lord.

And he did evil, for he applied not his heart to seek Jehovah.

And he did that which was evil, because he set not his heart to seek the LORD.

And he did evil, because he prepared not his heart to seek the LORD.

He did that which was evil, because he didn't set his heart to seek Yahweh.

and he doth the evil thing, for he hath not prepared his heart to seek Jehovah.
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