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2 Chronicles 19:3 ASV
Nevertheless there are good things found in thee, in that thou hast put away the Asheroth out of the land, and hast set thy heart to seek God.
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2 Chronicles 19:3 BBE
But still there is some good in you, for you have put away the wood pillars out of the land, and have given your heart to the worship of God.
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2 Chronicles 19:3 CEB
Nevertheless, there is some good to be found in you, in that you have removed the sacred poles from the land and set your mind to seek God."
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2 Chronicles 19:3 CJB
Still, there is some good in you, in that you have removed the sacred poles from the land and have set your heart on seeking God."
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2 Chronicles 19:3 RHE
But good works are found in thee, because thou hast taken away the groves out of the land of Juda, and hast prepared thy heart to seek the Lord the God of thy fathers.
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2 Chronicles 19:3 ESV
Nevertheless, some good is found in you, for you destroyed the Asherahs out of the land, and have set your heart to seek God."
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2 Chronicles 19:3 GW
However, you've done some good things: You've burned the Asherah poles in this country, and you've wholeheartedly dedicated your life to serving God."
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2 Chronicles 19:3 GNT
But even so, there is some good in you. You have removed all the symbols of the goddess Asherah which people worshiped, and you have tried to follow God's will."
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2 Chronicles 19:3 HNV
Nevertheless there are good things found in you, in that you have put away the Asherot out of the land, and have set your heart to seek God.
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2 Chronicles 19:3 CSB
However, some good is found in you, for you have removed the Asherah poles from the land and have decided to seek God."
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2 Chronicles 19:3 KJV
Nevertheless there are good things found in thee, in that thou hast taken away the groves out of the land, and hast prepared thine heart to seek God.
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2 Chronicles 19:3 LEB
Nevertheless some good things have been found in regard to you, for you burned the Asherahs out of the land and set your heart to seek God."
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2 Chronicles 19:3 NAS
"But there is some good in you, for you have removed the Asheroth from the land and you have set your heart to seek God."
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2 Chronicles 19:3 NCV
But there is some good in you. You took the Asherah idols out of this country, and you have tried to obey God."
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2 Chronicles 19:3 NIRV
But there's some good in you. You have gotten rid of all of the poles in the land that are used to worship the goddess Asherah. And you have worshiped God with all your heart."
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2 Chronicles 19:3 NIV
There is, however, some good in you, for you have rid the land of the Asherah poles and have set your heart on seeking God."
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2 Chronicles 19:3 NKJV
Nevertheless good things are found in you, in that you have removed the wooden images from the land, and have prepared your heart to seek God."
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2 Chronicles 19:3 NLT
There is some good in you, however, for you have removed the Asherah poles throughout the land, and you have committed yourself to seeking God."
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2 Chronicles 19:3 NRS
Nevertheless, some good is found in you, for you destroyed the sacred poles out of the land, and have set your heart to seek God."
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2 Chronicles 19:3 RSV
Nevertheless some good is found in you, for you destroyed the Ashe'rahs out of the land, and have set your heart to seek God."
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2 Chronicles 19:3 DBY
Nevertheless there are good things found in thee; for thou hast put away the Asherahs out of the land, and hast directed thy heart to seek God.
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2 Chronicles 19:3 MSG
But you're not all bad - you made a clean sweep of the polluting sex-and-religion shrines; and you were single-minded in seeking God."
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2 Chronicles 19:3 WBT
Nevertheless, there are good things found in thee, in that thou hast taken away the groves out of the land, and hast prepared thy heart to seek God.
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2 Chronicles 19:3 TMB
Nevertheless there are good things found in thee, in that thou hast taken away the Asherah poles out of the land, and hast prepared thine heart to seek God."
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2 Chronicles 19:3 TNIV
There is, however, some good in you, for you have rid the land of the Asherah poles and have set your heart on seeking God."
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2 Chronicles 19:3 WEB
Nevertheless there are good things found in you, in that you have put away the Asheroth out of the land, and have set your heart to seek God.
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2 Chronicles 19:3 WYC
but good works be found in thee, for thou hast done away [the] maumet woods from the land of Judah, and thou hast made ready thine heart, for to seek the Lord God of thy fathers. (but good works be found done by thee, for thou hast done away the idol groves, or the sacred poles, from the land of Judah, and thou hast directed thy heart to seek the Lord God of thy fathers.)
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2 Chronicles 19:3 YLT
but good things have been found with thee, for thou hast put away the shrines out of the land, and hast prepared thy heart to seek God.'
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2 Chronicles 19 Commentary - Matthew Henry Commentary on the Whole Bible (Concise)

Chapter 19

Jehoshaphat visits his kingdom.

- Whenever we return in peace to our houses, we ought to acknowledge God's providence in preserving our going out and coming in. And if we have been kept through more than common dangers, we are, in a special manner, bound to be thankful. Distinguishing mercies lay us under strong obligations. The prophet tells Jehoshaphat he had done very ill in joining Ahab. He took the reproof well. See the effect the reproof had upon him. He strictly searched his own kingdom. By what the prophet said, Jehoshaphat perceived that his former attempts for reformation were well-pleasing to God; therefore he did what was then left undone. It is good when commendations quicken us to our duty. There are diversities of gifts and operations, but all from the same Spirit, and for the public good; and as every one has received the gift, so let him minister the same. Blessed be God for magistrates and ministers, scribes and statesmen, men of books, and men of business. Observe the charge the king gave. They must do all in the fear of the Lord, with a perfect, upright heart. And they must make it their constant care to prevent sin, as an offence to God, and what would bring wrath on the people.

2 Chronicles 19 Commentary - Commentary Critical and Explanatory on the Whole Bible

CHAPTER 19

2 Chronicles 19:1-4 . JEHOSHAPHAT VISITS HIS KINGDOM.

1-4. Jehoshaphat . . . returned to his house in peace--(See 2 Chronicles 18:16 ). Not long after he had resumed the ordinary functions of royalty in Jerusalem, he was one day disturbed by an unexpected and ominous visit from a prophet of the Lord ( 2 Chronicles 19:2 ). This was Jehu, of whose father we read in 2 Chronicles 16:7 . He himself had been called to discharge the prophetic office in Israel. But probably for his bold rebuke to Baasha ( 1 Kings 16:1 ), he had been driven by that arbitrary monarch within the territory of Judah, where we now find him with the privileged license of his order, taking the same religious supervision of Jehoshaphat's proceedings as he had formerly done of Baasha's. At the interview here described, he condemned, in the strongest terms, the king of Judah's imprudent and incongruous league with Ahab--God's open enemy ( 1 Kings 22:2 )--as an unholy alliance that would be conducive neither to the honor and comfort of his house nor to the best interests of his kingdom. He apprised Jehoshaphat that, on account of that grave offense, "wrath was upon him from before the Lord," a judgment that was inflicted soon after (see 2 Chronicles 20:1 ). The prophet's rebuke, however, was administered in a mingled strain of severity and mildness; for he interposed "a nevertheless" ( 2 Chronicles 19:3 ), which implied that the threatened storm would be averted, in token of the divine approval of his public efforts for the promotion of the true religion, as well as of the sincere piety of his personal character and life.

4. he went out again through the people--This means his reappointing the commissioners of public instruction ( 2 Chronicles 17:7-9 ), perhaps with new powers and a larger staff of assistants to overtake every part of the land. The complement of teachers required for that purpose would be easily obtained because the whole tribe of Levites was now concentrated within the kingdom of Judah.

2 Chronicles 19:5-7 . HIS INSTRUCTIONS TO THE JUDGES.

5-7. he set judges in the land--There had been judicial courts established at an early period. But Jehoshaphat was the first king who modified these institutions according to the circumstances of the now fragmentary kingdom of Judah. He fixed local courts in each of the fortified cities, these being the provincial capitals of every district

2 Chronicles 19:8-11 . TO THE PRIESTS AND LEVITES.

8. set of the Levites . . . priests, and of the chief of the fathers of Israel--A certain number of these three classes constituted a supreme court, which sat in Jerusalem to review appellate cases from the inferior courts. It consisted of two divisions: the first of which had jurisdiction in ecclesiastical matters; the second, in civil, fiscal, and criminal cases. According to others, the two divisions of the supreme court adjudicated: the one according to the law contained in the sacred books; the other according to the law of custom and equity. As in Eastern countries at the present day, the written and unwritten law are objects of separate jurisdiction.