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Compare Translations for 2 Chronicles 15:12

2 Chronicles 15:12 ASV
And they entered into the covenant to seek Jehovah, the God of their fathers, with all their heart and with all their soul;
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2 Chronicles 15:12 BBE
And they made an agreement to be true to the Lord, the God of their fathers, with all their heart and all their soul;
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2 Chronicles 15:12 CEB
They made a covenant to seek the LORD, the God of their ancestors, with all their heart and all their being.
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2 Chronicles 15:12 CJB
and they entered into a covenant to seek ADONAI, the God of their ancestors, with all their heart and with all their being;
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2 Chronicles 15:12 RHE
And he went in to confirm as usual the covenant, that they should seek the Lord the God of their fathers with all their heart, and with all their soul.
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2 Chronicles 15:12 ESV
And they entered into a covenant to seek the LORD, the God of their fathers, with all their heart and with all their soul,
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2 Chronicles 15:12 GW
They made an agreement with one another to dedicate their lives to serving the LORD God of their ancestors with all their heart and soul.
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2 Chronicles 15:12 GNT
They made a covenant in which they agreed to worship the Lord, the God of their ancestors, with all their heart and soul.
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2 Chronicles 15:12 HNV
They entered into the covenant to seek the LORD, the God of their fathers, with all their heart and with all their soul;
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2 Chronicles 15:12 CSB
Then they entered into a covenant to seek the Lord God of their ancestors with all their mind and all their heart.
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2 Chronicles 15:12 KJV
And they entered into a covenant to seek the LORD God of their fathers with all their heart and with all their soul;
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2 Chronicles 15:12 LEB
And they entered into a covenant to seek Yahweh, the God of their ancestors, with all their heart and with all their inmost being,
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2 Chronicles 15:12 NAS
They entered into the covenant to seek the LORD God of their fathers with all their heart and soul;
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2 Chronicles 15:12 NCV
Then they made an agreement to obey the Lord, the God of their ancestors, with their whole being.
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2 Chronicles 15:12 NIRV
They made a covenant to look to the Lord, the God of their people. They looked to him with all their heart and soul.
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2 Chronicles 15:12 NIV
They entered into a covenant to seek the LORD, the God of their fathers, with all their heart and soul.
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2 Chronicles 15:12 NKJV
Then they entered into a covenant to seek the Lord God of their fathers with all their heart and with all their soul;
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2 Chronicles 15:12 NLT
Then they entered into a covenant to seek the LORD, the God of their ancestors, with all their heart and soul.
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2 Chronicles 15:12 NRS
They entered into a covenant to seek the Lord, the God of their ancestors, with all their heart and with all their soul.
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2 Chronicles 15:12 RSV
And they entered into a covenant to seek the LORD, the God of their fathers, with all their heart and with all their soul;
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2 Chronicles 15:12 DBY
And they entered into a covenant to seek Jehovah the God of their fathers, with all their heart, and with all their soul,
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2 Chronicles 15:12 MSG
Then they bound themselves in a covenant to seek God, the God of their fathers, wholeheartedly, holding nothing back.
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2 Chronicles 15:12 WBT
And they entered into a covenant to seek the LORD God of their fathers with all their heart and with all their soul;
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2 Chronicles 15:12 TMB
And they entered into a covenant to seek the LORD God of their fathers with all their heart and with all their soul,
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2 Chronicles 15:12 TNIV
They entered into a covenant to seek the LORD, the God of their ancestors, with all their heart and soul.
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2 Chronicles 15:12 WEB
They entered into the covenant to seek Yahweh, the God of their fathers, with all their heart and with all their soul;
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2 Chronicles 15:12 WYC
And Asa entered by custom to make strong the bond of peace, that they should seek the Lord God of their fathers in all their heart, and in all their soul. (And they entered into a covenant, that they would seek the Lord God of their fathers with all their heart, and with all their soul.)
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2 Chronicles 15:12 YLT
and they enter into a covenant to seek Jehovah, God of their fathers, with all their heart, and with all their soul,
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2 Chronicles 15 Commentary - Matthew Henry Commentary on the Whole Bible (Concise)

Chapter 15

The people make a solemn covenant with God.

- The work of complete reformation appeared so difficult, that Asa had not courage to attempt it, till assured of Divine assistance and acceptance. He and his people offered sacrifices to God; thanksgiving for the favours they had received, and supplication for further favours. Prayers and praises are now our spiritual sacrifices. The people, of their own will, covenanted to seek the Lord, each for himself, with earnestness. What is religion but seeking God, inquiring after him, applying to him upon all occasions? We make nothing of our religion, if we do not make heart-work of it; God will have all the heart, or none. Our devotedness to God our Saviour, should be avowed and shown in the most solemn and public manner. What is done in hypocrisy is a mere drudgery.

2 Chronicles 15 Commentary - Commentary Critical and Explanatory on the Whole Bible

CHAPTER 15

2 Chronicles 15:1-15 . JUDAH MAKES A SOLEMN COVENANT WITH GOD.

1. Azariah the son of Oded--This prophet, who is mentioned nowhere else, appears at this stage of the sacred story in the discharge of an interesting mission. He went to meet Asa, as he was returning from his victorious pursuit of the Ethiopians, and the congratulatory address here recorded was publicly made to the king in presence of his army.

2. The Lord is with you, while ye be with him--You have had, in your recent signal success, a remarkable proof that God's blessing is upon you; your victory has been the reward of your faith and piety. If you steadfastly adhere to the cause of God, you may expect a continuance of His favor; but if you abandon it, you will soon reap the bitter fruits of apostasy.

3-6. Now for a long season Israel hath been without the true God, &c.--Some think that Azariah was referring to the sad and disastrous condition to which superstition and idolatry had brought the neighboring kingdom of Israel. His words should rather be taken in a wider sense, for it seems manifest that the prophet had his eye upon many periods in the national history, when the people were in the state described--a state of spiritual destitution and ignorance--and exhibited its natural result as widespread anarchy, mutual dissension among the tribes, and general suffering ( Judges 9:23 , 12:4 , 20:21 , 2 Chronicles 13:17 ). These calamities God permitted to befall them as the punishment of their apostasy. Azariah's object in these remarks was to establish the truth of his counsel ( 2 Chronicles 15:2 ), threatening, in case of neglecting it by describing the uniform course of the divine procedure towards Israel, as shown in all periods of their history. Then after this appeal to national experience, he concluded with an earnest exhortation to the king to prosecute the work of reformation so well begun ( 2 Chronicles 15:7 ).

7. Be ye strong--Great resolution and indomitable energy would be required to persevere in the face of the opposition your reforming measures will encounter.
your work shall be rewarded--What you do in the cause and for the glory of God will assuredly be followed by the happiest results both to yourself and your subjects.

8. when Asa heard . . . the prophecy of Oded the prophet--The insertion of these words, "of Oded the prophet," is generally regarded as a corruption of the text. "The sole remedy is to erase them. They are, probably, the remains of a note, which crept in from the margin into the text" [BERTHEAU].
he took courage--Animated by the seasonable and pious address of Azariah, Asa became a more zealous reformer than ever, employing all his royal authority and influence to extirpate every vestige of idolatry from the land.
and out of the cities which he had taken from mount Ephraim--He may have acquired cities of Ephraim, the conquest of which is not recorded ( 2 Chronicles 17:2 ); but it has been commonly supposed that the reference is to cities which his father Abijah had taken in that quarter ( 2 Chronicles 13:19 ).
renewed the altar of the Lord . . . before the porch--that is, the altar of burnt offering. As this was done on or about the fifteenth year of the reign of this pious king, the renewal must have consisted in some splendid repairs or embellishments, which made it look like a new dedication, or in a reconstruction of a temporary altar, like that of Solomon ( 2 Chronicles 7:7 ), for extraordinary sacrifices to be offered on an approaching occasion.

9-15. he gathered all Judah and Benjamin--Not satisfied with these minor measures of purification and improvement, Asa meditated a grand scheme which was to pledge his whole kingdom to complete the work of reformation, and with this in view he waited for a general assembly of the people.
and the strangers with them out of Ephraim and Manasseh--The population of Asa's kingdom had been vastly increased by the continued influx of strangers, who, prompted by motives either of interest or of piety, sought in his dominions that security and freedom which they could not enjoy amid the complicated troubles which distracted Israel.
and out of Simeon--Although a portion of that tribe, located within the territory of Judah, were already subjects of the southern kingdom, the general body of the Simeonites had joined in forming the northern kingdom of Israel. But many of them now returned of their own accord.

10-14. the third month--when was held the feast of pentecost. On this occasion, it was celebrated at Jerusalem by an extraordinary sacrifice of seven hundred oxen and seven thousand sheep, the spoil of the Ethiopians being offered. The assembled worshippers entered with great and holy enthusiasm into a national covenant; and, at the same time, to execute with rigor the laws which made idolatry punishable with death ( 2 Chronicles 15:13 , Deuteronomy 17:2-5 , Hebrews 10:2 Hebrews 10:8 ). The people testified unbounded satisfaction with this important religious movement, and its moral influence was seen in the promotion of piety, order, and tranquillity throughout the land.

18. the things that his father had dedicated--probably part of the booty obtained by his signal victory over Jeroboam, but which, though dedicated, had hitherto been unrepresented.
and that he himself had dedicated--of the booty taken from the Ethiopians. Both of these were now deposited in the temple as votive offerings to Him whose right hand and holy arm had given them the victory.