2 Chronicles 17:6
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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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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

his heart

Deuteronomy 28:47 Because you served not the LORD your God with joyfulness, and with gladness of heart, for the abundance of all things;

Job 22:26 For then shall you have your delight in the Almighty, and shall lift up your face to God.

lifted up. that is, was encouraged
in the ways

Psalm 18:21,22 For I have kept the ways of the LORD, and have not wickedly departed from my God...

Psalm 119:1 Blessed are the undefiled in the way, who walk in the law of the LORD.

Psalm 138:5 Yes, they shall sing in the ways of the LORD: for great is the glory of the LORD.

Hosea 14:9 Who is wise, and he shall understand these things? prudent, and he shall know them? for the ways of the LORD are right...

Acts 13:10 And said, O full of all subtlety and all mischief, you child of the devil, you enemy of all righteousness...

he took away

2 Chronicles 14:3 For he took away the altars of the strange gods, and the high places, and broke down the images, and cut down the groves:

2 Chronicles 15:17 But the high places were not taken away out of Israel: nevertheless the heart of Asa was perfect all his days.

2 Chronicles 19:3 Nevertheless there are good things found in you, in that you have taken away the groves out of the land...

2 Chronicles 20:33 However, the high places were not taken away: for as yet the people had not prepared their hearts to the God of their fathers.

2 Chronicles 31:1 Now when all this was finished, all Israel that were present went out to the cities of Judah, and broke the images in pieces...

2 Chronicles 34:3-7 For in the eighth year of his reign, while he was yet young, he began to seek after the God of David his father...

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...

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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
Exodus 34:13
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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