New International Version
They took an oath to the LORD with loud acclamation, with shouting and with trumpets and horns.
King James Bible
And they sware unto the LORD with a loud voice, and with shouting, and with trumpets, and with cornets.
Darby Bible Translation
And they swore to Jehovah with a loud voice, and with shouting, and with trumpets, and with cornets.
World English Bible
They swore to Yahweh with a loud voice, and with shouting, and with trumpets, and with cornets.
Young's Literal Translation
And they swear to Jehovah with a loud voice, and with shouting, and with trumpets, and with cornets,
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
They entered into a covenant - The covenant consisted of two parts:
1. We will seek the God of our fathers with all our heart, and with all our soul.
2. Whosoever, great or small, man or woman, will not worship the true God, and serve him alone, shall be put to death. Thus no toleration was given to idolatry, so that it must be rooted out: and that this covenant might be properly binding, they confirmed it with an oath; and God accepted them and their services.
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'They ... sought Him with their whole desire; and He was found of them: and the Lord gave them rest round about.'--2 CHRON. xv. 15. These words occur in one of the least familiar passages of the Old Testament. They describe an incident in the reign of Asa, who was the grandson of Solomon's foolish son Rehoboam, and was consequently the third king of Judah after the secession of the North. He had just won a great victory, and was returning with his triumphant army to Jerusalem, when there met him …
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2 Chronicles 15:13
All who would not seek the LORD, the God of Israel, were to be put to death, whether small or great, man or woman.
2 Chronicles 15:15
All Judah rejoiced about the oath because they had sworn it wholeheartedly. They sought God eagerly, and he was found by them. So the LORD gave them rest on every side.
with trumpets and the blast of the ram's horn-- shout for joy before the LORD, the King.
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