2 Chronicles 16:12 [study!]
American Standard Version (ASV 1901) 
And in the thirty and ninth year of his reign Asa was diseased in his feet; his disease was exceeding great: yet in his disease he sought not to Jehovah, but to the physicians.
King James Version (KJV 1769)
And Asa in the thirty and ninth year of his reign was diseased in his feet, until his disease [was] exceeding [great]: yet in his disease he sought not to the LORD, but to the physicians.
New American Standard Bible (NASB ©1995)
In the thirty-ninth year of his reign Asa became diseased in his feet. His disease was severe, yet even in his disease he did not seek the LORD, but the physicians.
Webster's Revision of the KJB (WEB 1833)
And Asa in the thirty and ninth year of his reign was diseased in his feet, until his disease [was] exceedingly [severe]: yet in his disease he sought not to the LORD, but to the physicians.
Darby's Translation (DBY 1890)
And Asa in the thirty-ninth year of his reign was diseased in his feet, until his disease was extremely great; yet in his disease he did not seek Jehovah, but the physicians.
Rotherham's Emphasized Bible (EBR 1902)
And Asa became diseasedin the thirty-ninth year of his reignin his feet, exceedingly severe, was his disease,yet, even in his disease, he sought not Yahweh, but unto physicians.
Young's Literal Translation (YLT 1898)
And Asa is diseasedin the thirty and ninth year of his reignin his feet, till his disease is excessive, and also in his disease he hath not sought Jehovah, but among physicians.
Douay-Rheims Challoner Revision (DR 1750)
And Asa fell sick in the nine and thirtieth year of his reign, of a most violent pain in his feet, and yet in his illness he did not seek the Lord, but rather trusted in the skill of physicians.
Original King James Bible (AV 1611) 
And Asa in the thirtie and ninth yeere of his reigne, was diseased in his feete, vntill his disease [was] exceeding [great]: yet in his disease hee sought not to the LORD, but to the Physicians.
Brenton Greek Septuagint (LXX, Restored Names)
And Asa was diseased [in] his feet in the thirty-ninth year of his reign, until he was very ill: but in his disease he sought not to the Lord, but to the physicians.
Full Hebrew Names / Holy Name KJV (2008)  
And Asa in the thirty and ninth year of his reign was diseased in his feet, until his disease [was] exceeding [great]: yet in his disease he sought not to Yahweh, but to the physicians.
Of uncertain derivation; Asa
, the name of a king and of a Levite.
in the thirty
Multiple of H7969
; or (ordinal) thirtieth
The second form is the masculine of the first; perhaps from H8159
through the idea of a turn
to the next or full number ten; nine
or (ordinal) ninth
(The first form being in plural only, the second form being feminine); from H8138
; a year
(as a revolution
of his reign
; a rule
; concretely a dominion
A primitive root (compare H2470
); to be sick
Stem - Qal (See H8851
Mood - Imperfect (See H8811
Count - 19885
in his feet,
; a foot
(as used in walking
); by implication a step
; by euphemism the pudenda
Properly the same as H5703
(used as a preposition, adverb or conjugation; especially with a preposition); as far
, or much
, whether of space (even unto
) or time (during
) or degree (equally with
; properly the upper
part, used only adverbially with prefix upward
, from the top
By contraction from an unused root meaning to gather
; properly assemblage
; used only adverbially also
; often repeated as correlation both
in his disease
A primitive root; properly to tread
; usually to follow
(for pursuit or search); by implication to seek
; specifically to worship
Stem - Qal (See H8851
Mood - Perfect (See H8816
Count - 12562
; a primitive particle; not
(the simple or abstract negation); by implication no
; often used with other particles.
Apparently contracted from H0226
in the demonstrative sense of entity
; properly self
(but generally used to point out more definitely the object of a verb or preposition, even
; (the) self Existent
or eternal; Jehovah
, Jewish national name of God.
A primitive particle (the full form of the prepositional prefix) indicating causal
relations of all kinds, antecedent or consequent; (by implication) very widely used as a relative conjugation or adverb; often largely modified by other particles annexed.
to the physicians.
A primitive root; properly to mend
(by stitching), that is, (figuratively) to cure
Stem - Qal (See H8851
Mood - Participle Active (See H8814
Count - 5386
2 Chronicles 16:12
_ _ Asa ... was diseased in his feet probably the gout.
_ _ yet his disease was exceeding great better, “moved upwards” in his body, which proves the violent and dangerous type of the malady.
_ _ yet in his disease he sought not to the Lord, but to the physicians most probably Egyptian physicians, who were anciently in high repute at foreign courts, and who pretended to expel diseases by charms, incantations, and mystic arts. Asa’s fault consisted in his trusting to such physicians, while he neglected to supplicate the aid and blessing of God. The best and holiest men have been betrayed for a time into sins, but through repentance have risen again; and as Asa is pronounced a good man (2 Chronicles 15:17), it may be presumed that he also was restored to a better state of mind.
2 Chronicles 16:12
Sought not He did not humble himself before God, but put his confidence in the skill and faithfulness of his physicians. His making use of physicians was his duty, but his trusting in them, and expecting that from them, which was to be had from God only, was his sin and folly. The help of every creature must be used, with an eye to the creator, and in dependence on him, who makes every creature that to us which it is, without whom the most skilful and faithful are physicians of no value.
2 Chronicles 16:12
And Asa in the thirty and ninth year of his reign was diseased in his feet, until his disease [was] (e) exceeding [great]: yet in his disease he sought not to the LORD, but to the (f) physicians.
(e) God plagued his rebellion and by this declared that it is nothing to begin well, unless we continue to the end, that is, zealous of God's glory and put our whole trust in him.
(f) He shows that it is useless to seek the physicians unless we first seek God to purge our sins, which are the chief cause of all our diseases, and later use the help of the physicians as a means by which God works.
Matthew 7:2 For with what judgment ye judge, ye shall be judged: and with what measure ye mete, it shall be measured to you again.
Luke 6:37-38 Judge not, and ye shall not be judged: condemn not, and ye shall not be condemned: forgive, and ye shall be forgiven: ... Give, and it shall be given unto you; good measure, pressed down, and shaken together, and running over, shall men give into your bosom. For with the same measure that ye mete withal it shall be measured to you again.
Revelation 3:19 As many as I love, I rebuke and chasten: be zealous therefore, and repent.
- in his disease:
2 Chronicles 16:9 For the eyes of the LORD run to and fro throughout the whole earth, to shew himself strong in the behalf of [them] whose heart [is] perfect toward him. Herein thou hast done foolishly: therefore from henceforth thou shalt have wars.
2 Chronicles 28:22 And in the time of his distress did he trespass yet more against the LORD: this [is that] king Ahaz.
1 Chronicles 10:14 And enquired not of the LORD: therefore he slew him, and turned the kingdom unto David the son of Jesse.
Jeremiah 17:5 Thus saith the LORD; Cursed [be] the man that trusteth in man, and maketh flesh his arm, and whose heart departeth from the LORD.
Genesis 50:2 And Joseph commanded his servants the physicians to embalm his father: and the physicians embalmed Israel.
Job 13:4 But ye [are] forgers of lies, ye [are] all physicians of no value.
Jeremiah 8:22 [Is there] no balm in Gilead; [is there] no physician there? why then is not the health of the daughter of my people recovered?
Matthew 9:12 But when Jesus heard [that], he said unto them, They that be whole need not a physician, but they that are sick.
Mark 2:17 When Jesus heard [it], he saith unto them, They that are whole have no need of the physician, but they that are sick: I came not to call the righteous, but sinners to repentance.
Mark 5:26 And had suffered many things of many physicians, and had spent all that she had, and was nothing bettered, but rather grew worse,
Colossians 4:14 Luke, the beloved physician, and Demas, greet you.
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User-Posted Comments on 2 Chronicles 16:12
This is a comment on your question “Is it a sin to have surgery”.
Just being steered to the Chronicles verse and reading that, will lead one to think that it is.
However knowing the whole story of King Asa, and what he did is very Important in the understanding of this verse.
It is my belief, that King Asa’s sin was not going to the physicians, But his sin came from not acknowledging (The God of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob) first.
The Apostle Luke was a physician. Col 4:14
All throughout scriptures people used physicians, just as we do today. We are no different from them.
Mat 9:12 But when Yeshua/Jesus heard that, he said unto them, They that be whole need not a physician, but they that are sick.
See Also: Mar 2:17 Luk 5:31
Read This Story Below......
Mar 5:25-33 And a certain woman, which had an issue of blood twelve years,
And had suffered many things of many physicians, and had spent all that she had, and was nothing bettered, but rather grew worse,
When she had heard of Yeshua/Jesus, came in the press behind, and touched his garment.
For she said, If I may touch but his clothes, I shall be whole.
And straightway the fountain of her blood was dried up; and she felt in her body that she was healed of that plague.
And Yeshua/Jesus, immediately knowing in himself that virtue had gone out of him, turned him about in the press, and said, Who touched my clothes?
And his disciples said unto him, Thou seest the multitude thronging thee, and sayest thou, Who touched me?
And he looked round about to see her that had done this thing.
But the woman fearing and trembling, knowing what was done in her, came and fell down before him, and told him all the truth.
It was only after this woman came to “The True Healer”, was she Healed!
I do not believe it is a sin to go to a physician, or have surgery, however anything they do will not prosper unless it is the will of The God of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob.
I believe if a person truly confesses ones sins before the Almighty with all their hearts.
He Will Heal Them.
Deu 32:39 See now that I, even I, am he, and there is no god with me: I kill, and I make alive; I wound, and I heal: neither is there any that can deliver out of my hand.
I Hope This Helps, But Don't Take My Word!
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- Greg (12/5/2009 6:46:16 PM) [qBible.com]
Is it a sin to have surgery
- jennifer (11/30/2009 8:55:00 PM) [qBible.com]