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2 Chronicles 22:4 [study!]

American Standard Version (ASV 1901) [2]
— And he did that which was evil in the sight of Jehovah, as did the house of Ahab; for they were his counsellors after the death of his father, to his destruction.
King James Version (KJV 1769)
— Wherefore he did evil in the sight of the LORD like the house of Ahab: for they were his counsellors after the death of his father to his destruction.
New American Standard Bible (NASB ©1995)
— He did evil in the sight of the LORD like the house of Ahab, for they were his counselors after the death of his father, to his destruction.
Webster's Revision of the KJB (WEB 1833)
— Wherefore he did evil in the sight of the LORD like the house of Ahab: for they were his counselors, after the death of his father, to his destruction.
Darby's Translation (DBY 1890)
— And he did evil in the sight of Jehovah like the house of Ahab; for they were his counsellors after the death of his father, to his destruction.
Rotherham's Emphasized Bible (EBR 1902)
— Wherefore he did the thing that was wicked in the eyes of Yahweh, like the house of Ahab,—for, they, became his counselors, after the death of his father, to his destruction.
Young's Literal Translation (YLT 1898)
— And he doth the evil thing in the eyes of Jehovah, like the house of Ahab, for they have been his counsellors, after the death of his father, for destruction to him.
Douay-Rheims Challoner Revision (DR 1750)
— So he did evil in the sight of the Lord, as the house of Achab did: for they were his counsellors after the death of his father, to his destruction.
Original King James Bible (AV 1611) [2]
— Wherefore he did euill in the sight of the LORD, like the house of Ahab: for they were his counsellers after the death of his father, to his destruction.
Brenton Greek Septuagint (LXX, Restored Names)
— And he did that which was evil in the sight of the Lord as the house of Ahab{gr.Achaab} [had done]: for they were his counselors after the death of his father to his destruction.
Full Hebrew Names / Holy Name KJV (2008) [2] [3]
— Wherefore he did evil in the sight of Yahweh like the house of Achav: for they were his counsellors after the death of his father to his destruction.

Strong's Numbers & Hebrew NamesHebrew Old TestamentColor-Code/Key Word Studies
Wherefore he did 6213
{6213} Prime
עָשָׂה
`asah
{aw-saw'}
A primitive root; to do or make, in the broadest sense and widest application.
z8799
<8799> Grammar
Stem - Qal (See H8851)
Mood - Imperfect (See H8811)
Count - 19885
evil 7451
{7451} Prime
רָע
ra`
{rah}
From H7489; bad or (as noun) evil (naturally or morally). This includes the second (feminine) form; as adjective or noun.
in the sight 5869
{5869} Prime
עַיִן
`ayin
{ah'-yin}
Probably a primitive word; an eye (literally or figuratively); by analogy a fountain (as the eye of the landscape).
of Yhw יָהוֶה 3068
{3068} Prime
יְהֹוָה
Y@hovah
{yeh-ho-vaw'}
From H1961; (the) self Existent or eternal; Jehovah, Jewish national name of God.
like the house 1004
{1004} Prime
בַּיִת
bayith
{bah'-yith}
Probably from H1129 abbreviated; a house (in the greatest variation of applications, especially family, etc.).
of Av אַחאָב: 256
{0256} Prime
אַחְאָב
'Ach'ab
{akh-awb'}
The second form used once (by contraction) in Jeremiah 29:22; from H0251 and H0001; brother (that is, friend) of (his) father; Achab, the name of a king of Israel and of a prophet at Babylon.
for 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.
they x1992
(1992) Complement
הֵם
hem
{haym}
Masculine plural from H1931; they (only used when emphatic).
were 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).
his counsellors 3289
{3289} Prime
יָעַץ
ya`ats
{yaw-ats'}
A primitive root; to advise; reflexively to deliberate or resolve.
z8802
<8802> Grammar
Stem - Qal (See H8851)
Mood - Participle Active (See H8814)
Count - 5386
after 310
{0310} Prime
אַחַר
'achar
{akh-ar'}
From H0309; properly the hind part; generally used as an adverb or conjugation, after (in various senses).
the death 4194
{4194} Prime
מָוֶת
maveth
{maw'-veth}
From H4191; death (natural or violent); concretely the dead, their place or state (hades); figuratively pestilence, ruin.
of his father 1
{0001} Prime
אָב
'ab
{awb}
A primitive word; father in a literal and immediate, or figurative and remote application.
to his destruction. 4889
{4889} Prime
מַשְׁחִית
mashchiyth
{mash-kheeth'}
From H7843; destructive, that is, (as noun) destruction, literally (specifically a snare) or figuratively (corruption).
Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Commentary

See commentary on 2 Chronicles 22:3-4.

Matthew Henry's Commentary

See commentary on 2 Chronicles 22:1-9.

John Wesley's Explanatory Notes

2 Chronicles 22:4

His father — Who, while he lived, seduced his son himself, and made other evil counsellors unnecessary.

Geneva Bible Translation Notes

2 Chronicles 22:4

Wherefore he did evil in the sight of the LORD like the house of Ahab: for they were his (e) counsellors after the death of his father to his destruction.

(e) He shows that it follows that the rulers are as their counsellors are and that there cannot be a good king who allows wicked counsellors.

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they were his:

2 Chronicles 24:17-18 Now after the death of Jehoiada came the princes of Judah, and made obeisance to the king. Then the king hearkened unto them. ... And they left the house of the LORD God of their fathers, and served groves and idols: and wrath came upon Judah and Jerusalem for this their trespass.
Proverbs 1:10 My son, if sinners entice thee, consent thou not.
Proverbs 12:5 The thoughts of the righteous [are] right: [but] the counsels of the wicked [are] deceit.
Proverbs 13:20 He that walketh with wise [men] shall be wise: but a companion of fools shall be destroyed.
Proverbs 19:27 Cease, my son, to hear the instruction [that causeth] to err from the words of knowledge.
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