2 Chronicles 14:4
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New International Version
He commanded Judah to seek the LORD, the God of their ancestors, and to obey his laws and commands.

King James Bible
And commanded Judah to seek the LORD God of their fathers, and to do the law and the commandment.

Darby Bible Translation
and commanded Judah to seek Jehovah the God of their fathers, and to practise the law and the commandment.

World English Bible
and commanded Judah to seek Yahweh, the God of their fathers, and to do the law and the commandment.

Young's Literal Translation
and saith to Judah to seek Jehovah, God of their fathers, and to do the law and the command;

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Commentary
Clarke's Commentary on the Bible

Did that which was good - He attended to what the law required relative to the worship of God. He was no idolater, though, morally speaking, he was not exempt from faults, 1 Kings 15:14. He suppressed idolatry universally, and encouraged the people to worship the true God: see 2 Chronicles 14:3-5.

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

commanded

2 Chronicles 29:21,27,30 And they brought seven bullocks, and seven rams, and seven lambs, and seven he goats, for a sin offering for the kingdom...

2 Chronicles 30:12 Also in Judah the hand of God was to give them one heart to do the commandment of the king and of the princes, by the word of the LORD.

2 Chronicles 33:16 And he repaired the altar of the LORD, and sacrificed thereon peace offerings and thank offerings...

2 Chronicles 34:32,33 And he caused all that were present in Jerusalem and Benjamin to stand to it...

Genesis 18:19 For I know him, that he will command his children and his household after him, and they shall keep the way of the LORD...

Joshua 24:15 And if it seem evil to you to serve the LORD, choose you this day whom you will serve...

1 Samuel 3:13 For I have told him that I will judge his house for ever for the iniquity which he knows; because his sons made themselves vile...

Ezra 10:7-12 And they made proclamation throughout Judah and Jerusalem to all the children of the captivity...

Nehemiah 13:9,19-22 Then I commanded, and they cleansed the chambers: and thither brought I again the vessels of the house of God...

Psalm 101:2-8 I will behave myself wisely in a perfect way. O when will you come to me? I will walk within my house with a perfect heart...

seek

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

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

Amos 5:4 For thus said the LORD to the house of Israel, Seek you me, and you shall live:

to do

Nehemiah 10:29-39 They joined to their brothers, their nobles, and entered into a curse, and into an oath, to walk in God's law...

Psalm 119:10 With my whole heart have I sought you: O let me not wander from your commandments.

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Asa's Prayer
'And Asa cried unto the Lord his God, and said, Lord, it is nothing with Thee to help, whether with many, or with them that have no power: help us, O Lord our God; for we rest on Thee, and in Thy Name we go against this multitude. O Lord, Thou art our God; let not man prevail against Thee.'--2 CHRON. xiv. 11. This King Asa, Rehoboam's grandson, had had a long reign of peace, which the writer of the Book of Chronicles traces to the fact that he had rooted out idolatry from Judah, 'The land had rest,
Alexander Maclaren—Expositions of Holy Scripture

National Apostasy
From the time of Jeroboam's death to Elijah's appearance before Ahab the people of Israel suffered a steady spiritual decline. Ruled by men who did not fear Jehovah and who encouraged strange forms of worship, the larger number of the people rapidly lost sight of their duty to serve the living God and adopted many of the practices of idolatry. Nadab, the son of Jeroboam, occupied the throne of Israel for only a few months. His career of evil was suddenly stopped by a conspiracy headed by Baasha,
Ellen Gould White—The Story of Prophets and Kings

Cross References
2 Chronicles 14:3
He removed the foreign altars and the high places, smashed the sacred stones and cut down the Asherah poles.

2 Chronicles 14:5
He removed the high places and incense altars in every town in Judah, and the kingdom was at peace under him.

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