2 Chronicles 17:3
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New International Version
The LORD was with Jehoshaphat because he followed the ways of his father David before him. He did not consult the Baals

King James Bible
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,

2 Chronicles 17:3 Parallel
Commentary
Clarke's Commentary on the Bible

The Lord was with Jehoshaphat - "The Word of the Lord was Jehoshaphat's Helper." - Targum.

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

the Lord

2 Chronicles 15:2,9 And he went out to meet Asa, and said to him, Hear you me, Asa, and all Judah and Benjamin; The LORD is with you...

Genesis 39:2,3,21 And the LORD was with Joseph, and he was a prosperous man; and he was in the house of his master the Egyptian...

Exodus 3:12 And he said, Certainly I will be with you; and this shall be a token to you, that I have sent you...

Exodus 4:12 Now therefore go, and I will be with your mouth, and teach you what you shall say.

Joshua 1:5,9 There shall not any man be able to stand before you all the days of your life: as I was with Moses, so I will be with you...

Judges 2:18 And when the LORD raised them up judges, then the LORD was with the judge...

Judges 6:12 And the angel of the LORD appeared to him, and said to him, The LORD is with you, you mighty man of valor.

2 Samuel 5:10 And David went on, and grew great, and the LORD God of hosts was with him.

1 Chronicles 22:18 Is not the LORD your God with you? and has he not given you rest on every side?...

Psalm 46:7,11 The LORD of hosts is with us; the God of Jacob is our refuge. Selah...

Isaiah 8:10 Take counsel together, and it shall come to nothing; speak the word, and it shall not stand: for God is with us.

Isaiah 41:10 Fear you not; for I am with you: be not dismayed; for I am your God: I will strengthen you; yes, I will help you...

Matthew 1:23 Behold, a virgin shall be with child, and shall bring forth a son, and they shall call his name Emmanuel, which being interpreted is...

Matthew 18:20 For where two or three are gathered together in my name, there am I in the middle of them.

Matthew 28:20 Teaching them to observe all things whatever I have commanded you: and, see, I am with you always, even to the end of the world. Amen.

Matthew 28:20 Teaching them to observe all things whatever I have commanded you: and, see, I am with you always, even to the end of the world. Amen.

2 Timothy 4:22 The Lord Jesus Christ be with your spirit. Grace be with you. Amen.

he walked

2 Samuel 8:15 And David reigned over all Israel; and David executed judgment and justice to all his people.

1 Kings 11:6 And Solomon did evil in the sight of the LORD, and went not fully after the LORD, as did David his father.

1 Kings 15:3,4 And he walked in all the sins of his father, which he had done before him: and his heart was not perfect with the LORD his God...

2 Kings 14:3 And he did that which was right in the sight of the LORD, yet not like David his father...

2 Kings 16:2 Twenty years old was Ahaz when he began to reign, and reigned sixteen years in Jerusalem...

2 Kings 18:3 And he did that which was right in the sight of the LORD, according to all that David his father did.

2 Kings 22:2 And he did that which was right in the sight of the LORD, and walked in all the way of David his father...

Psalm 132:1-5 Lord, remember David, and all his afflictions...

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

2 Chronicles 14:2-5,11 And Asa did that which was good and right in the eyes of the LORD his God...

2 Chronicles 15:8-13 And when Asa heard these words, and the prophecy of Oded the prophet, he took courage...

sought

Judges 2:11 And the children of Israel did evil in the sight of the LORD, and served Baalim:

Judges 8:33 And it came to pass, as soon as Gideon was dead, that the children of Israel turned again, and went a whoring after Baalim...

Jeremiah 2:23 How can you say, I am not polluted, I have not gone after Baalim? see your way in the valley, know what you have done...

Library
Jehoshaphat's Reform
'And Jehoshaphat his son reigned in his stead, and strengthened himself against Israel. 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. 3. And the Lord was with Jehoshaphat, because he walked in the first ways of his father David, and sought not unto Baalim; 4. But sought to the Lord God of his father, and walked in His commandments, and not after the doings of Israel. 5. Therefore the
Alexander Maclaren—Expositions of Holy Scripture

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
In everything he followed the ways of his father Asa and did not stray from them; he did what was right in the eyes of the LORD. The high places, however, were not removed, and the people continued to offer sacrifices and burn incense there.

2 Chronicles 17:2
He stationed troops in all the fortified cities of Judah and put garrisons in Judah and in the towns of Ephraim that his father Asa had captured.

2 Chronicles 17:4
but sought the God of his father and followed his commands rather than the practices of Israel.

2 Chronicles 21:12
Jehoram received a letter from Elijah the prophet, which said: "This is what the LORD, the God of your father David, says: 'You have not followed the ways of your father Jehoshaphat or of Asa king of Judah.

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