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1 Kings 15:3

    1 Kings 15:3 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    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, as the heart of David his father.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    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, as the heart of David his father.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    And he walked in all the sins of his father, which he had done before him; and his heart was not perfect with Jehovah his God, as the heart of David his father.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    And he did the same sins which his father had done before him: his heart was not completely true to the Lord his God, like the heart of David his father.

    Webster's Revision

    And he walked in all the sins of his father, which he had done before him; and his heart was not perfect with Jehovah his God, as the heart of David his father.

    World English Bible

    He walked in all the sins of his father, which he had done before him; and his heart was not perfect with Yahweh his God, as the heart of David his father.

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    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, as the heart of David his father.

    Clarke's Commentary on 1 Kings 15:3

    His heart was not perfect - He was an idolater, or did not support the worship of the true God. This appears to be the general meaning of the heart not being perfect with God.

    Barnes' Notes on 1 Kings 15:3

    He walked in all the sins of his father - Yet Abijam prepared precious offerings for the temple service 1 Kings 15:15, probably to replace vessels which Shishak had carried off, and in his war with Jeroboam professed himself a faithful servant of Yahweh 2 Chronicles 13:10-12.