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

Darby Bible Translation
And Jehovah was with Jehoshaphat, for he walked in the first ways of his father David, and sought not unto the Baals;

World English Bible
Yahweh was with Jehoshaphat, because he walked in the first ways of his father David, and didn't seek the Baals,

Young's Literal Translation
And Jehovah is with Jehoshaphat, for he hath walked in the first ways of David his father, and hath not sought to Baalim,

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King James Translators' Notes

of...: or, of his father, and of David

Geneva Study Bible

And the LORD was with Jehoshaphat, because he walked in the {a} first ways of his father David, and sought not unto {b} Baalim;

(a) That is, his virtues meaning before he had committed with Bathsheba, and against Uriah.

(b) Did not seek help from strange Gods.

Scofield Reference Notes

Margin father

After the Jewish custom of calling a family, or tribal head, father; e.g. Jn 8:53.2 Chronicles 17:3 Parallel Commentaries

Library
Jehoshaphat
Until called to the throne at the age of thirty-five, Jehoshaphat had before him the example of good King Asa, who in nearly every crisis had done "that which was right in the eyes of the Lord." 1 Kings 15:11. During a prosperous reign of twenty-five years, Jehoshaphat sought to walk "in all the ways of Asa his father; he turned not aside." In his efforts to rule wisely, Jehoshaphat endeavored to persuade his subjects to take a firm stand against idolatrous practices. Many of the people in his realm
Ellen Gould White—The Story of Prophets and Kings

Chronicles
The comparative indifference with which Chronicles is regarded in modern times by all but professional scholars seems to have been shared by the ancient Jewish church. Though written by the same hand as wrote Ezra-Nehemiah, and forming, together with these books, a continuous history of Judah, it is placed after them in the Hebrew Bible, of which it forms the concluding book; and this no doubt points to the fact that it attained canonical distinction later than they. Nor is this unnatural. The book
John Edgar McFadyen—Introduction to the Old Testament

Cross References
1 Kings 22:43
And he walked in all the ways of Asa his father; he turned not aside from it, doing that which was right in the eyes of the LORD: nevertheless the high places were not taken away; for the people offered and burnt incense yet in the high places.

2 Chronicles 17:2
And he placed forces in all the fenced cities of Judah, and set garrisons in the land of Judah, and in the cities of Ephraim, which Asa his father had taken.

2 Chronicles 17:4
But sought to the LORD God of his father, and walked in his commandments, and not after the doings of Israel.

2 Chronicles 21:12
And there came a writing to him from Elijah the prophet, saying, Thus saith the LORD God of David thy father, Because thou hast not walked in the ways of Jehoshaphat thy father, nor in the ways of Asa king of Judah,

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