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1 Kings 15:3

3 He committed all the sins his father had done before him; his heart was not fully devoted to the LORD his God, as the heart of David his forefather had been.

Read 1 Kings 15:3 Using Other Translations

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.
And he walked in all the sins that his father did before him, and his heart was not wholly true to the LORD his God, as the heart of David his father.
He committed the same sins as his father before him, and he was not faithful to the LORD his God, as his ancestor David had been.

What does 1 Kings 15:3 mean?

John Gill's Exposition of the Bible
1 Kings 15:3

And he walked in all the sins of his father, which he had done
before him
Having such bad examples as both parents to copy after; it chiefly respects idolatrous practices, see ( 1 Kings 14:23 ) ,

and his heart was not perfect with the Lord his God;
he did profess the true God, and worshipped him, but not wholly, and only, and sincerely; he worshipped other gods besides him: and so his heart was not

as the heart of David his father;
who was a sole and sincere worshipper of God, never departed from him and his service.

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