2 Chronicles 12:14
New International Version
He did evil because he had not set his heart on seeking the LORD.

New Living Translation
But he was an evil king, for he did not seek the LORD with all his heart.

English Standard Version
And he did evil, for he did not set his heart to seek the LORD.

Berean Study Bible
And Rehoboam did evil because he did not set his heart to seek the LORD.

King James Bible
And he did evil, because he prepared not his heart to seek the LORD.

New King James Version
And he did evil, because he did not prepare his heart to seek the LORD.

New American Standard Bible
But he did evil because he did not set his heart to seek the LORD.

NASB 1995
He did evil because he did not set his heart to seek the LORD.

NASB 1977
And he did evil because he did not set his heart to seek the LORD.

Amplified Bible
He did evil because he did not set his heart to seek and worship and honor the LORD.

Christian Standard Bible
Rehoboam did what was evil, because he did not determine in his heart to seek the LORD.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Rehoboam did what was evil, because he did not determine in his heart to seek the LORD.

American Standard Version
And he did that which was evil, because he set not his heart to seek Jehovah.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
And he did evil before LORD JEHOVAH and he did not order his heart for the worship of LORD JEHOVAH, to seek him with all his heart.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
And he did evil, for he directed not his heart to seek the Lord.

Contemporary English Version
but he still did wrong and refused to obey the LORD.

Douay-Rheims Bible
But he did evil, and did not prepare his heart to seek the Lord.

English Revised Version
And he did that which was evil, because he set not his heart to seek the LORD.

Good News Translation
He did what was evil, because he did not try to find the LORD's will.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
He did evil things because he was not serious about dedicating himself to serving the LORD.

International Standard Version
He practiced evil by not setting his heart to seek the LORD.

JPS Tanakh 1917
And he did that which was evil, because he set not his heart to seek the LORD.

Literal Standard Version
and he does evil, for he has not prepared his heart to seek YHWH.

NET Bible
He did evil because he was not determined to follow the LORD.

New Heart English Bible
He did that which was evil, because he did not set his heart to seek the LORD.

World English Bible
He did that which was evil, because he didn't set his heart to seek Yahweh.

Young's Literal Translation
and he doth the evil thing, for he hath not prepared his heart to seek Jehovah.

Additional Translations ...
Context
The Death of Rehoboam
13Thus King Rehoboam established himself in Jerusalem. He was forty-one years old when he became king, and he reigned seventeen years in Jerusalem, the city the LORD had chosen from all the tribes of Israel in which to put His Name. His mother’s name was Naamah the Ammonite. 14And Rehoboam did evil because he did not set his heart to seek the LORD. 15Now the acts of Rehoboam, from first to last, are they not written in the records of Shemaiah the Prophet and of Iddo the Seer concerning the genealogies? There was war between Rehoboam and Jeroboam throughout their days.…

Cross References
1 Kings 14:22
And Judah did evil in the sight of the LORD, and by the sins they committed they provoked Him to jealous anger more than all their fathers had done.

2 Chronicles 19:3
However, some good is found in you, for you have removed the Asherah poles from the land and have set your heart on seeking God."


Treasury of Scripture

And he did evil, because he prepared not his heart to seek the LORD.

he prepared [heb] he fixed

2 Chronicles 11:16
And after them out of all the tribes of Israel such as set their hearts to seek the LORD God of Israel came to Jerusalem, to sacrifice unto the LORD God of their fathers.

2 Chronicles 19:3
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.

2 Chronicles 30:19
That prepareth his heart to seek God, the LORD God of his fathers, though he be not cleansed according to the purification of the sanctuary.

to seek

Deuteronomy 5:29
O that there were such an heart in them, that they would fear me, and keep all my commandments always, that it might be well with them, and with their children for ever!

Psalm 105:3,4
Glory ye in his holy name: let the heart of them rejoice that seek the LORD…

Isaiah 45:19
I have not spoken in secret, in a dark place of the earth: I said not unto the seed of Jacob, Seek ye me in vain: I the LORD speak righteousness, I declare things that are right.









(14) And he did evil.--Syriac adds "before the Lord." The nature of his evil-doing is explained immediately: "for he directed not his heart to seek Jehovah." This estimate of Rehoboam's conduct seems to refer to the early years of his reign, which ended in the catastrophe of Shishak's invasion. 1Kings 14:22, says, "And Judah did evil in the eyes of Jehovah "; and then goes on to tell of the acts of apostacy which brought that judgment upon the nation.

The phrase "direct or prepare the heart to seek the Lord," recurs 2Chronicles 19:3; 2Chronicles 30:19; Ezra 7:10.

The book.--History.

Concerning genealogies.--For registration (lehithyah?sh). On the authorities here named, see the Introduction. The important particulars about the reign which are not given in Kings, e.g., the fortification of the southern cities, the migration of the priests, and Rehoboam's private relations, were probably drawn by the chronicler from these sources. . . .

Verse 14. - These summarizing moral estimates of the character of the succeeding kings are, indeed, common to the compilers of both Chronicles and Kings, though absent, in the case of Rehoboam, from the parallel.

Parallel Commentaries ...


Hebrew
And Rehoboam did evil
וַיַּ֖עַשׂ (way·ya·‘aś)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - Consecutive imperfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's 6213: To do, make

because
כִּ֣י (kî)
Conjunction
Strong's 3588: A relative conjunction

he did not
לֹ֤א (lō)
Adverb - Negative particle
Strong's 3808: Not, no

set
הֵכִין֙ (hê·ḵîn)
Verb - Hifil - Perfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's 3559: To be erect

his heart
לִבּ֔וֹ (lib·bōw)
Noun - masculine singular construct | third person masculine singular
Strong's 3820: The heart, the feelings, the will, the intellect, centre

to seek
לִדְר֖וֹשׁ (liḏ·rō·wōš)
Preposition-l | Verb - Qal - Infinitive construct
Strong's 1875: To tread, frequent, to follow, to seek, ask, to worship

the LORD.
יְהוָֽה׃ (Yah·weh)
Noun - proper - masculine singular
Strong's 3068: LORD -- the proper name of the God of Israel


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