New International Version
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."
King James Bible
Nevertheless there are good things found in thee, in that thou hast taken away the groves out of the land, and hast prepared thine heart to seek God.
Darby Bible Translation
Nevertheless there are good things found in thee; for thou hast put away the Asherahs out of the land, and hast directed thy heart to seek God.
World English Bible
Nevertheless there are good things found in you, in that you have put away the Asheroth out of the land, and have set your heart to seek God."
Young's Literal Translation
but good things have been found with thee, for thou hast put away the shrines out of the land, and hast prepared thy heart to seek God.'
2 Chronicles 19:3 Parallel
CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
Jehu the son of Hanani - We have met with this prophet before; see the note on 1 Kings 16:7.
Therefore is wrath upon thee - That is, Thou deservest to be punished. And who can doubt this, who knows that he did help the ungodly, and did love them that hated Jehovah? And is not the wrath of God upon all those alliances which his people form with the ungodly, whether they be social, matrimonial, commercial, or political?
Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
Library'A Mirror for Magistrates'
'And Jehoshaphat the king of Judah returned to his house in peace to Jerusalem. 2. And Jehu the son of Hanani the seer went out to meet him, and said to king Jehoshaphat, Shouldest thou help the ungodly, and love them that hate the Lord? therefore is wrath upon thee from before the Lord. 3. Nevertheless there are good things found in thee, in that thou hast taken away the groves out of the land, and hast prepared thine heart to seek God. 4. And Jehoshaphat dwelt at Jerusalem: and he went out again …
Alexander Maclaren—Expositions of Holy Scripture
How those that are at Variance and those that are at Peace are to be Admonished.
1 Samuel 7:3
So Samuel said to all the Israelites, "If you are returning to the LORD with all your hearts, then rid yourselves of the foreign gods and the Ashtoreths and commit yourselves to the LORD and serve him only, and he will deliver you out of the hand of the Philistines."
1 Kings 14:13
All Israel will mourn for him and bury him. He is the only one belonging to Jeroboam who will be buried, because he is the only one in the house of Jeroboam in whom the LORD, the God of Israel, has found anything good.
2 Chronicles 12:12
Because Rehoboam humbled himself, the LORD's anger turned from him, and he was not totally destroyed. Indeed, there was some good in Judah.
2 Chronicles 12:14
He did evil because he had not set his heart on seeking the LORD.
2 Chronicles 17:6
His heart was devoted to the ways of the LORD; furthermore, he removed the high places and the Asherah poles from Judah.
2 Chronicles 20:3
Alarmed, Jehoshaphat resolved to inquire of the LORD, and he proclaimed a fast for all Judah.
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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