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2 Chronicles 17:3 [study!]

American Standard Version (ASV 1901) [2]
— And Jehovah was with Jehoshaphat, because he walked in the first ways of his father David, and sought not unto the Baalim,
King James Version (KJV 1769)
— And the LORD was with Jehoshaphat, because he walked in the first ways of his father David, and sought not unto Baalim;
New American Standard Bible (NASB ©1995)
— The LORD was with Jehoshaphat because he followed the example of his father David’s earlier days and did not seek the Baals,
Webster's Revision of the KJB (WEB 1833)
— And the LORD was with Jehoshaphat, because he walked in the first ways of his father David, and sought not to Baalim;
Darby's Translation (DBY 1890)
— And Jehovah was with Jehoshaphat, for he walked in the first ways of his father David, and sought not unto the Baals;
Rotherham's Emphasized Bible (EBR 1902)
— And it came to pass, that, Yahweh, was with Jehoshaphat,—because he walked in the first ways of David his father, and sought not unto the Baalim;
Young's Literal Translation (YLT 1898)
— And Jehovah is with Jehoshaphat, for he hath walked in the first ways of David his father, and hath not sought to Baalim,
Douay-Rheims Challoner Revision (DR 1750)
— And the Lord was with Josaphat, because he walked in the first ways of David his father: and trusted not in Baalim,
Original King James Bible (AV 1611) [2]
— And the LORD was with Iehoshaphat, because hee walked in the first wayes of his father Dauid, and sought not vnto Baalim:
Brenton Greek Septuagint (LXX, Restored Names)
— And the Lord was with Jehoshaphat{gr.Josaphat}, for he walked in the first ways of his father, and did not seek to idols;
Full Hebrew Names / Holy Name KJV (2008) [2] [3]
— And Yahweh was with Yehoshafat, because he walked in the first ways of his father Dawid, and sought not unto Bealim;

Strong's Numbers & Hebrew NamesHebrew Old TestamentColor-Code/Key Word Studies
And Yhw יָהוֶה 3068
{3068} Prime
יְהֹוָה
Y@hovah
{yeh-ho-vaw'}
From H1961; (the) self Existent or eternal; Jehovah, Jewish national name of God.
was x1961
(1961) Complement
הָיָה
hayah
{haw-yaw'}
A primitive root (compare H1933); to exist, that is, be or become, come to pass (always emphatic, and not a mere copula or auxiliary).
with x5973
(5973) Complement
עִם
`im
{eem}
From H6004; adverb or preposition, with (that is, in conjunction with), in varied applications; specifically equally with; often with prepositional prefix (and then usually unrepresented in English).
Yhf+ יְהוֹשָׁפָט, 3092
{3092} Prime
יְהוֹשָׁפָט
Y@howshaphat
{yeh-ho-shaw-fawt'}
From H3068 and H8199; Jehovah-judged; Jehoshaphat, the name of six Israelites; also of a valley near Jerusalem.
because x3588
(3588) Complement
כִּי
kiy
{kee}
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.
he walked 1980
{1980} Prime
הָלַךְ
halak
{haw-lak'}
Akin to H3212; a primitive root; to walk (in a great variety of applications, literally and figuratively).
z8804
<8804> Grammar
Stem - Qal (See H8851)
Mood - Perfect (See H8816)
Count - 12562
in the first 7223
{7223} Prime
רִאשׁוֹן
ri'shown
{ree-shone'}
From H7221; first, in place, time or rank (as adjective or noun).
ways 1870
{1870} Prime
דֶּרֶךְ
derek
{deh'-rek}
From H1869; a road (as trodden); figuratively a course of life or mode of action, often adverbially.
of his father 1
{0001} Prime
אָב
'ab
{awb}
A primitive word; father in a literal and immediate, or figurative and remote application.
Dwi דָּוִד, 1732
{1732} Prime
דָּוִד
David
{daw-veed'}
From the same as H1730; loving; David, the youngest son of Jesse.
and sought 1875
{1875} Prime
דּרשׁ
darash
{daw-rash'}
A primitive root; properly to tread or frequent; usually to follow (for pursuit or search); by implication to seek or ask; specifically to worship.
z8804
<8804> Grammar
Stem - Qal (See H8851)
Mood - Perfect (See H8816)
Count - 12562
not x3808
(3808) Complement
לֹא
lo'
{lo}
lo; a primitive particle; not (the simple or abstract negation); by implication no; often used with other particles.
unto B`lm בְּעָלִים; 1168
{1168} Prime
בַּעַל
Ba`al
{bah'-al}
The same as H1167; Baal, a Phoenician deity.
Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Commentary

2 Chronicles 17:3-5

_ _ he walked in the first ways of his father David — He imitated the piety of his great ancestor in the early part of his reign before he made those unhappy lapses which dishonored his character.

_ _ and sought not unto Baalim — a term used for idols generally in contradistinction to the Lord God of his father.

Matthew Henry's Commentary

See commentary on 2 Chronicles 17:1-9.

John Wesley's Explanatory Notes

2 Chronicles 17:3

Sought not, &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."

Geneva Bible Translation Notes

2 Chronicles 17:3

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

(a) That is, his virtues meaning before he had committed with Bathsheba, and against Uriah.

(b) Did not seek help from strange Gods.

Cross-Reference Topical ResearchStrong's Concordance
the LORD[YHWH]:

2 Chronicles 15:2 And he went out to meet Asa, and said unto him, Hear ye me, Asa, and all Judah and Benjamin; The LORD [is] with you, while ye be with him; and if ye seek him, he will be found of you; but if ye forsake him, he will forsake you.
2 Chronicles 15:9 And he gathered all Judah and Benjamin, and the strangers with them out of Ephraim and Manasseh, and out of Simeon: for they fell to him out of Israel in abundance, when they saw that the LORD his God [was] with him.
Genesis 39:2-3 And the LORD was with Joseph, and he was a prosperous man; and he was in the house of his master the Egyptian. ... And his master saw that the LORD [was] with him, and that the LORD made all that he did to prosper in his hand.
Genesis 39:21 But the LORD was with Joseph, and shewed him mercy, and gave him favour in the sight of the keeper of the prison.
Exodus 3:12 And he said, Certainly I will be with thee; and this [shall be] a token unto thee, that I have sent thee: When thou hast brought forth the people out of Egypt, ye shall serve God upon this mountain.
Exodus 4:12 Now therefore go, and I will be with thy mouth, and teach thee what thou shalt say.
Joshua 1:5 There shall not any man be able to stand before thee all the days of thy life: as I was with Moses, [so] I will be with thee: I will not fail thee, nor forsake thee.
Joshua 1:9 Have not I commanded thee? Be strong and of a good courage; be not afraid, neither be thou dismayed: for the LORD thy God [is] with thee whithersoever thou goest.
Judges 2:18 And when the LORD raised them up judges, then the LORD was with the judge, and delivered them out of the hand of their enemies all the days of the judge: for it repented the LORD because of their groanings by reason of them that oppressed them and vexed them.
Judges 6:12 And the angel of the LORD appeared unto him, and said unto him, The LORD [is] with thee, thou mighty man of valour.
2 Samuel 5:10 And David went on, and grew great, and the LORD God of hosts [was] with him.
1 Chronicles 22:18 [Is] not the LORD your God with you? and hath he [not] given you rest on every side? for he hath given the inhabitants of the land into mine hand; and the land is subdued before the LORD, and before his people.
Psalms 46:7 The LORD of hosts [is] with us; the God of Jacob [is] our refuge. Selah.
Psalms 46:11 The LORD of hosts [is] with us; the God of Jacob [is] our refuge. Selah.
Isaiah 8:10 Take counsel together, and it shall come to nought; speak the word, and it shall not stand: for God [is] with us.
Isaiah 41:10 Fear thou not; for I [am] with thee: be not dismayed; for I [am] thy God: I will strengthen thee; yea, I will help thee; yea, I will uphold thee with the right hand of my righteousness.
Matthew 1:23 Behold, a virgin shall be with child, and shall bring forth a son, and they shall call his name Emmanuel, which being interpreted is, God with us.
Matthew 18:20 For where two or three are gathered together in my name, there am I in the midst of them.
Matthew 28:20 Teaching them to observe all things whatsoever I have commanded you: and, lo, I am with you alway, [even] unto the end of the world. Amen.
2 Timothy 4:22 The Lord Jesus Christ [be] with thy spirit. Grace [be] with you. Amen. [[[The second [epistle] unto Timotheus, ordained the first bishop of the church of the Ephesians, was written from Rome, when Paul was brought before Nero the second time.]]]

he walked:

2 Samuel 8:15 And David reigned over all Israel; and David executed judgment and justice unto all his people.
1 Kings 11:6 And Solomon did evil in the sight of the LORD, and went not fully after the LORD, as [did] David his father.
1 Kings 15:3-4 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. ... Nevertheless for David's sake did the LORD his God give him a lamp in Jerusalem, to set up his son after him, and to establish Jerusalem:
2 Kings 14:3 And he did [that which was] right in the sight of the LORD, yet not like David his father: he did according to all things as Joash his father did.
2 Kings 16:2 Twenty years old [was] Ahaz when he began to reign, and reigned sixteen years in Jerusalem, and did not [that which was] right in the sight of the LORD his God, like David his father.
2 Kings 18:3 And he did [that which was] right in the sight of the LORD, according to all that David his father did.
2 Kings 22:2 And he did [that which was] right in the sight of the LORD, and walked in all the way of David his father, and turned not aside to the right hand or to the left.
Psalms 132:1-5 [[A Song of degrees.]] LORD, remember David, [and] all his afflictions: ... Until I find out a place for the LORD, an habitation for the mighty [God] of Jacob.

his father David:
or, his father, and of David,
2 Chronicles 14:2-5 And Asa did [that which was] good and right in the eyes of the LORD his God: ... Also he took away out of all the cities of Judah the high places and the images: and the kingdom was quiet before him.
2 Chronicles 14:11 And Asa cried unto the LORD his God, and said, LORD, [it is] nothing with thee to help, whether with many, or with them that have no power: help us, O LORD our God; for we rest on thee, and in thy name we go against this multitude. O LORD, thou [art] our God; let not man prevail against thee.
2 Chronicles 15:8-13 And when Asa heard these words, and the prophecy of Oded the prophet, he took courage, and put away the abominable idols out of all the land of Judah and Benjamin, and out of the cities which he had taken from mount Ephraim, and renewed the altar of the LORD, that [was] before the porch of the LORD. ... That whosoever would not seek the LORD God of Israel should be put to death, whether small or great, whether man or woman.

sought:

Judges 2:11 And the children of Israel did evil in the sight of the LORD, and served Baalim:
Judges 8:33 And it came to pass, as soon as Gideon was dead, that the children of Israel turned again, and went a whoring after Baalim, and made Baalberith their god.
Jeremiah 2:23 How canst thou say, I am not polluted, I have not gone after Baalim? see thy way in the valley, know what thou hast done: [thou art] a swift dromedary traversing her ways;
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Gn 39:2, 21. Ex 3:12; 4:12. Jsh 1:5, 9. Jg 2:11, 18; 6:12; 8:33. 2S 5:10; 8:15. 1K 11:6; 15:3. 2K 14:3; 16:2; 18:3; 22:2. 1Ch 22:18. 2Ch 14:2, 11; 15:2, 8, 9. Ps 46:7, 11; 132:1. Is 8:10; 41:10. Jr 2:23. Mt 1:23; 18:20; 28:20. 2Ti 4:22.

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