2 Chronicles 15:3
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English Standard Version
For a long time Israel was without the true God, and without a teaching priest and without law,

King James Bible
Now for a long season Israel hath been without the true God, and without a teaching priest, and without law.

American Standard Version
Now for a long season Israel was without the true God, and without a teaching priest, and without law:

Douay-Rheims Bible
And many days shall pass in Israel without the true God, and without a priest a teacher, and without the law.

English Revised Version
Now for long seasons Israel hath been without the true God, and without a teaching priest, and without law:

Webster's Bible Translation
Now for a long season Israel hath been without the true God, and without a teaching priest, and without law.

2 Chronicles 15:3 Parallel
Commentary
Keil and Delitzsch Biblical Commentary on the Old Testament

Asa, with his people, pursued to Gerar, the old ancient Philistine city, whose ruins Rowlands has discovered in the Khirbet el Gerar, in the Wady Jorf el Gerar (the torrent of Gerar), three leagues south-south-east of Gaza (see on Genesis 20:1). "And there fell of the Cushites, so that to them was not revival," i.e., so many that they could not make a stand and again collect themselves, ut eis vivificatio i. e. copias restaurandi ratio non esset, as older commentators, in Annott. uberior. ad h. l., have already rightly interpreted it. The words are expressions for complete defeat. Berth. translates incorrectly: "until to them was nothing living;" for לאין does not stand for לאין עד, but ל serves to subordinate the clause, "so that no one," where in the older language אין alone would have been sufficient, as in 2 Chronicles 20:25; 1 Chronicles 22:4, cf. Ew. 315, c; and מחיה denotes, not "a living thing," but only "preservation of life, vivification, revival, maintenance." For they were broken before Jahve and before His host. מחנהוּ, i.e., Asa's army is called Jahve's, because Jahve fought in and with it against the enemy. There is no reason to suppose, with some older commentators, that there is any reference to an angelic host or heavenly camp (Genesis 32:2.). And they (Asa and his people) brought back very much booty.

2 Chronicles 15:3 Parallel Commentaries

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

a long

1 Kings 12:28-33 Whereupon the king took counsel, and made two calves of gold, and said to them, It is too much for you to go up to Jerusalem...

Hosea 3:4 For the children of Israel shall abide many days without a king, and without a prince, and without a sacrifice, and without an image...

true God

Jeremiah 10:10 But the LORD is the true God, he is the living God, and an everlasting king: at his wrath the earth shall tremble...

John 17:3 And this is life eternal, that they might know you the only true God, and Jesus Christ, whom you have sent.

1 Thessalonians 1:9 For they themselves show of us what manner of entering in we had to you...

1 John 5:20 And we know that the Son of God is come, and has given us an understanding, that we may know him that is true...

a teaching

2 Chronicles 17:8,9 And with them he sent Levites, even Shemaiah, and Nethaniah, and Zebadiah, and Asahel, and Shemiramoth, and Jehonathan...

Leviticus 10:11 And that you may teach the children of Israel all the statutes which the LORD has spoken to them by the hand of Moses.

Deuteronomy 33:10 They shall teach Jacob your judgments, and Israel your law: they shall put incense before you, and whole burnt sacrifice on your altar.

Nehemiah 8:9 And Nehemiah, which is the Tirshatha, and Ezra the priest the scribe, and the Levites that taught the people, said to all the people...

Ezekiel 44:21-23 Neither shall any priest drink wine, when they enter into the inner court...

Micah 3:11 The heads thereof judge for reward, and the priests thereof teach for hire, and the prophets thereof divine for money...

Malachi 2:7 For the priest's lips should keep knowledge, and they should seek the law at his mouth: for he is the messenger of the LORD of hosts.

Matthew 2:4,5 And when he had gathered all the chief priests and scribes of the people together, he demanded of them where Christ should be born...

1 Timothy 3:2 A bishop then must be blameless, the husband of one wife, vigilant, sober, of good behavior, given to hospitality, apt to teach;

without law

Romans 2:12 For as many as have sinned without law shall also perish without law: and as many as have sinned in the law shall be judged by the law;

Romans 7:8,9 But sin, taking occasion by the commandment, worked in me all manner of concupiscence. For without the law sin was dead...

1 Corinthians 9:21 To them that are without law, as without law, (being not without law to God...

Cross References
Leviticus 10:8
And the LORD spoke to Aaron, saying,

1 Kings 12:28
So the king took counsel and made two calves of gold. And he said to the people, "You have gone up to Jerusalem long enough. Behold your gods, O Israel, who brought you up out of the land of Egypt."

2 Chronicles 17:7
In the third year of his reign he sent his officials, Ben-hail, Obadiah, Zechariah, Nethanel, and Micaiah, to teach in the cities of Judah;

2 Chronicles 17:9
And they taught in Judah, having the Book of the Law of the LORD with them. They went about through all the cities of Judah and taught among the people.

Amos 8:11
"Behold, the days are coming," declares the Lord GOD, "when I will send a famine on the land-- not a famine of bread, nor a thirst for water, but of hearing the words of the LORD.

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