2 Chronicles 12:14

14 And he did evil, 1for he did not set his heart to seek the LORD.

2 Chronicles 12:14 Meaning and Commentary

2 Chronicles 12:14

And he did evil
Committed idolatry, relapsed into that, his humiliation not being hearty and sincere:

because he prepared not his heart to seek the Lord;
by prayer and supplication, and by an attendance on the service and worship of God; for though he did these things outwardly, yet not sincerely and heartily; he did not engage in them seriously and in good earnest, with affection and fervour.

2 Chronicles 12:14 In-Context

12 And when he humbled himself the wrath of the LORD turned from him, so as not to make a complete destruction. Moreover, conditions were good in Judah.
13 So King Rehoboam grew strong in Jerusalem and reigned. Rehoboam was forty-one years old when he began to reign, and he reigned seventeen years in Jerusalem, the city that the LORD had chosen out of all the tribes of Israel to put his name there. His mother's name was Naamah the Ammonite.
14 And he did evil, for he did not set his heart to seek the LORD.
15 Now the acts of Rehoboam, from first to last, are they not written in the chronicles of Shemaiah the prophet and of Iddo the seer? There were continual wars between Rehoboam and Jeroboam.
16 And Rehoboam slept with his fathers and was buried in the city of David, and Abijah his son reigned in his place.

Cross References 1

  • 1. [2 Chronicles 19:3]
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