2 Chronicles 19:3

3 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.”

2 Chronicles 19:3 in Other Translations

KJV
3 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.
ESV
3 Nevertheless, some good is found in you, for you destroyed the Asherahs out of the land, and have set your heart to seek God."
NLT
3 Even so, there is some good in you, for you have removed the Asherah poles throughout the land, and you have committed yourself to seeking God.”
MSG
3 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."
CSB
3 However, some good is found in you, for you have removed the Asherah poles from the land and have decided to seek God."

2 Chronicles 19:3 Meaning and Commentary

2 Chronicles 19:3

Nevertheless, there are good things found in thee
Principles of grace, righteousness, and holiness, faith, love, zeal, and other graces, true and genuine, from whence sprung many good works done by him:

in that thou hast taken away the groves out of the land;
cut down the groves of trees, and destroyed the idols and images in them:

and hast prepared thine heart to seek God;
through the grace of God his heart was disposed to serve and worship the Lord, and to seek his honour and glory.

2 Chronicles 19:3 In-Context

1 When Jehoshaphat king of Judah returned safely to his palace in Jerusalem,
2 Jehu the seer, the son of Hanani, went out to meet him and said to the king, “Should you help the wicked and love those who hate the LORD? Because of this, the wrath of the LORD is on you.
3 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.”
4 Jehoshaphat lived in Jerusalem, and he went out again among the people from Beersheba to the hill country of Ephraim and turned them back to the LORD, the God of their ancestors.
5 He appointed judges in the land, in each of the fortified cities of Judah.

Cross References 3

  • 1. S 1 Kings 14:13; 2 Chronicles 12:12
  • 2. S 2 Chronicles 17:6
  • 3. S 2 Chronicles 18:1; 2 Chronicles 20:35; 2 Chronicles 25:7; Ezra 7:10