2 Chronicles 19:3
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."

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.

New American Bible
Yet some good has been found in you, since you have removed the asherahs from the land and have set your heart to seek God.”

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

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.

good things

2 Chronicles 12:12 But yet because they were humbled, the wrath of the Lord turned away from them, and they were not utterly destroyed: for even in Juda there were found good works.

2 Chronicles 17:3-6 And the Lord was with Josaphat, because he walked in the first ways of David his father: and trusted not in Baalim, . . .

1 Kings 14:13 And all Israel shall mourn for him, and shall bury him: for he only of Jeroboam shall be laid in a sepulchre, because in his regard there is found a good word from the Lord, the God of Israel, in the house of Jeroboam.

Romans 7:18 For I know that there dwelleth not in me, that is to say, in my flesh, that which is good. For to will is present with me: but to accomplish that which is good, I find not.

prepared

2 Chronicles 12:14 But he did evil, and did not prepare his heart to seek the Lord.

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.

Ezra 7:10 For Esdras had prepared his heart to seek the law of the Lord, and to do and to teach in Israel the commandments and judgment.

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

Context
Jehoshaphat Reproved by Jehu
2And Jehu the son of Hanani the seer met him, and said to him: Thou helpest the ungodly, and thou art joined in friendship with them that hate the Lord, and therefore thou didst deserve indeed the wrath of the Lord: 3But 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.
Cross References
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 Kings 14:13
And all Israel shall mourn for him, and shall bury him: for he only of Jeroboam shall be laid in a sepulchre, because in his regard there is found a good word from the Lord, the God of Israel, in the house of Jeroboam.

2 Chronicles 12:12
But yet because they were humbled, the wrath of the Lord turned away from them, and they were not utterly destroyed: for even in Juda there were found good works.

2 Chronicles 12:14
But he did evil, and did not prepare his heart to seek the Lord.

2 Chronicles 17:6
And when his heart had taken courage for the ways of the Lord, he took away also the high places and the groves out of Juda.

2 Chronicles 20:3
And Josaphat being seized with fear betook himself wholly to pray to the Lord, and he proclaimed a fast for all Juda.

2 Chronicles 20:33
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.

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.

Additional Translations
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.”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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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."

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.'
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