New International Version
His heart was devoted to the ways of the LORD; furthermore, he removed the high places and the Asherah poles from Judah.
King James Bible
And his heart was lifted up in the ways of the LORD: moreover he took away the high places and groves out of Judah.
Darby Bible Translation
And he took courage in the ways of Jehovah; moreover, he removed the high places and Asherahs out of Judah.
World English Bible
His heart was lifted up in the ways of Yahweh: and furthermore he took away the high places and the Asherim out of Judah.
Young's Literal Translation
and his heart is high in the ways of Jehovah, and again he hath turned aside the high places and the shrines out of Judah.
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
The Lord was with Jehoshaphat - "The Word of the Lord was Jehoshaphat's Helper." - Targum.
Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
lifted up. that is, was encouraged
he took away
'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
Break down their altars, smash their sacred stones and cut down their Asherah poles.
2 Chronicles 15:17
Although he did not remove the high places from Israel, Asa's heart was fully committed to the LORD all his life.
2 Chronicles 19:3
There is, however, some good in you, for you have rid the land of the Asherah poles and have set your heart on seeking God."
2 Chronicles 20:33
The high places, however, were not removed, and the people still had not set their hearts on the God of their ancestors.
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