2-chronicles 17 :3

2-chronicles 17 :3 Translations

American King James Version (AKJV)

And the LORD was with Jehoshaphat, because he walked in the first ways of his father David, and sought not to Baalim;

King James Version (KJV)

And the LORD was with Jehoshaphat, because he walked in the first ways of his father David, and sought not to Baalim;

American Standard Version (ASV)

And Jehovah was with Jehoshaphat, because he walked in the first ways of his father David, and sought not unto the Baalim,

Basic English Translation (BBE)

And the Lord was with Jehoshaphat, because he went in the early ways of his father, not turning to the Baals,

Webster's Revision

And the LORD was with Jehoshaphat, because he walked in the first ways of his father David, and sought not to Baalim;

World English Bible

Yahweh was with Jehoshaphat, because he walked in the first ways of his father David, and didn't seek the Baals,

English Revised Version (ERV)

And the LORD was with Jehoshaphat, because he walked in the first ways of his father David, and sought not unto the Baalim;

Definitions for 2-chronicles 17 :3

Clarke's Commentary on 2-chronicles 17 :3

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

Barnes' Commentary on 2-chronicles 17 :3

The first ways of his father David - The Septuagint and several Hebrew manuscripts omit "David," which has probably crept in from the margin, for David's "first ways" are nowhere else contrasted with his later ways. The real meaning of the writer is, that Jehoshaphat followed the example set by his father Asa in his earlier years 2 Chronicles 14:1-15; 15.

Baalim - On the plural form, see 1 Kings 18:18 note.

Wesley's Commentary on 2-chronicles 17 :3

17:3 Sought not, and c. - It is true, he recovered from that fall. Yet perhaps, says Mr. Henry, he never, while he lived, fully retrieved the spiritual strength he lost by it.
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