2 Chronicles 12:14
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English Standard Version
And he did evil, for he did not set his heart to seek the LORD.

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

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

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

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

Webster's Bible Translation
And he did evil, because he prepared not his heart to seek the LORD.

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Keil and Delitzsch Biblical Commentary on the Old Testament

But (כּי after a negative clause) they shall be his servants, sc. for a short time (see 2 Chronicles 12:7), "that they may know my service, and the service of the kingdoms of the countries" (cf. 1 Chronicles 29:30); i.e., that they may learn to know by experience the difference between the rule of God and that of the heathen kings, and that God's rule was not so oppressive as that of the rulers of the world.

2 Chronicles 12:14 Parallel Commentaries

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

he prepared [heb] he fixed

2 Chronicles 11:16 And after them out of all the tribes of Israel such as set their hearts to seek the LORD God of Israel came to Jerusalem...

2 Chronicles 19:3 Nevertheless there are good things found in you, in that you have taken away the groves out of the land...

2 Chronicles 30:19 That prepares his heart to seek God, the LORD God of his fathers...

1 Samuel 7:3 And Samuel spoke to all the house of Israel, saying, If you do return to the LORD with all your hearts...

1 Chronicles 29:18 O LORD God of Abraham, Isaac, and of Israel, our fathers...

Psalm 57:7 My heart is fixed, O God, my heart is fixed: I will sing and give praise.

Psalm 78:8,37 And might not be as their fathers, a stubborn and rebellious generation; a generation that set not their heart aright...

1 Corinthians 15:58 Therefore, my beloved brothers, be you steadfast, unmovable, always abounding in the work of the Lord...

1 Corinthians 16:13 Watch you, stand fast in the faith, quit you like men, be strong.

to seek

Deuteronomy 5:29 O that there were such an heart in them, that they would fear me, and keep all my commandments always, that it might be well with them...

Psalm 105:3,4 Glory you 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 said not to the seed of Jacob, Seek you me in vain...

Isaiah 55:6,7 Seek you the LORD while he may be found, call you on him while he is near...

Ezekiel 33:31 And they come to you as the people comes, and they sit before you as my people, and they hear your words, but they will not do them...

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

Cross References
1 Kings 14:22
And Judah did what was evil in the sight of the LORD, and they provoked him to jealousy with their sins that they committed, more than all that their fathers had done.

2 Chronicles 19:3
Nevertheless, some good is found in you, for you destroyed the Asheroth out of the land, and have set your heart to seek God."

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