2 Chronicles 15:12
New International Version
They entered into a covenant to seek the LORD, the God of their ancestors, with all their heart and soul.

New Living Translation
Then they entered into a covenant to seek the LORD, the God of their ancestors, with all their heart and soul.

English Standard Version
And they entered into a covenant to seek the LORD, the God of their fathers, with all their heart and with all their soul,

Berean Study Bible
Then they entered into a covenant to seek the LORD, the God of their fathers, with all their heart and soul.

King James Bible
And they entered into a covenant to seek the LORD God of their fathers with all their heart and with all their soul;

New King James Version
Then they entered into a covenant to seek the LORD God of their fathers with all their heart and with all their soul;

New American Standard Bible
They entered into the covenant to seek the LORD God of their fathers with all their heart and soul;

NASB 1995
They entered into the covenant to seek the LORD God of their fathers with all their heart and soul;

NASB 1977
And they entered into the covenant to seek the LORD God of their fathers with all their heart and soul;

Amplified Bible
They entered into a covenant (solemn agreement) to seek the LORD God of their fathers with all their heart and soul;

Christian Standard Bible
Then they entered into a covenant to seek the LORD God of their ancestors with all their heart and all their soul.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Then they entered into a covenant to seek the LORD God of their ancestors with all their mind and all their heart.

American Standard Version
And they entered into the covenant to seek Jehovah, the God of their fathers, with all their heart and with all their soul;

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
And they swore an oath that they would pray before LORD JEHOVAH, God of their fathers, with all their heart and with all their soul.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
And he entered into a covenant that they should seek the Lord God of their fathers with all their heart and with all their soul.

Contemporary English Version
They made a solemn promise to faithfully worship the LORD God their ancestors had worshiped,

Douay-Rheims Bible
And he went in to confirm as usual the covenant, that they should seek the Lord the God of their fathers with all their heart, and with all their soul.

English Revised Version
And they entered into the covenant to seek the LORD, the God of their fathers, with all their heart and with all their soul;

Good News Translation
They made a covenant in which they agreed to worship the LORD, the God of their ancestors, with all their heart and soul.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
They made an agreement with one another to dedicate their lives to serving the LORD God of their ancestors with all their heart and soul.

International Standard Version
They also entered into a covenant to seek the LORD God of their ancestors with all their heart and soul,

JPS Tanakh 1917
And they entered into the covenant to seek the LORD, the God of their fathers, with all their heart and with all their soul;

Literal Standard Version
and they enter into a covenant to seek YHWH, God of their fathers, with all their heart and with all their soul,

NET Bible
They solemnly agreed to seek the LORD God of their ancestors with their whole heart and being.

New Heart English Bible
They entered into the covenant to seek the LORD, the God of their fathers, with all their heart and with all their soul;

World English Bible
They entered into the covenant to seek Yahweh, the God of their fathers, with all their heart and with all their soul;

Young's Literal Translation
and they enter into a covenant to seek Jehovah, God of their fathers, with all their heart, and with all their soul,

Additional Translations ...
Context
Asa's Reforms
11At that time they sacrificed to the LORD seven hundred oxen and seven thousand sheep from all the plunder they had brought back. 12Then they entered into a covenant to seek the LORD, the God of their fathers, with all their heart and soul. 13And whoever would not seek the LORD, the God of Israel, would be put to death, whether young or old, man or woman.…

Cross References
2 Kings 11:17
Then Jehoiada made a covenant between the LORD and the king and the people that they would be the LORD's people. He also made a covenant between the king and the people.

2 Chronicles 23:16
Then Jehoiada made a covenant between himself and the king and the people that they would be the LORD's people.


Treasury of Scripture

And they entered into a covenant to seek the LORD God of their fathers with all their heart and with all their soul;

they entered

2 Chronicles 23:16
And Jehoiada made a covenant between him, and between all the people, and between the king, that they should be the LORD'S people.

2 Chronicles 29:10
Now it is in mine heart to make a covenant with the LORD God of Israel, that his fierce wrath may turn away from us.

2 Chronicles 34:31,32
And the king stood in his place, and made a covenant before the LORD, to walk after the LORD, and to keep his commandments, and his testimonies, and his statutes, with all his heart, and with all his soul, to perform the words of the covenant which are written in this book…

seek

2 Chronicles 15:4
But when they in their trouble did turn unto the LORD God of Israel, and sought him, he was found of them.

Deuteronomy 4:29
But if from thence thou shalt seek the LORD thy God, thou shalt find him, if thou seek him with all thy heart and with all thy soul.

Deuteronomy 10:12
And now, Israel, what doth the LORD thy God require of thee, but to fear the LORD thy God, to walk in all his ways, and to love him, and to serve the LORD thy God with all thy heart and with all thy soul,









(12) And they entered into a (the) covenant.--Jeremiah 34:10. The phrase means that they bound themselves by an oath (2Chronicles 15:14). Comp. Nehemiah 10:30.

To seek the Lord . . . with all their heart . . .--See the same phrase in Deuteronomy 4:29.

Verse 12. - They entered into a covenant. For the original, see Exodus 24:6-8; Deuteronomy 4:29; for two other solemn renewals of it, see 2 Kings 23:1-3; 2 Chronicles 34:29-33; where, however, the stringent engagement of the following verse, though sufficiently to be inferred, is not notified. To seek; Hebrew, לִדְרושׁ. (for similar use of לְ, with infinitive after, etc., see Nehemiah 10:30; Jeremiah 34:10).

Parallel Commentaries ...


Hebrew
Then they entered
וַיָּבֹ֣אוּ (way·yā·ḇō·’ū)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - Consecutive imperfect - third person masculine plural
Strong's 935: To come in, come, go in, go

into a covenant
בַבְּרִ֔ית (ḇab·bə·rîṯ)
Preposition-b, Article | Noun - feminine singular
Strong's 1285: A covenant

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

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

the God
אֱלֹהֵ֣י (’ĕ·lō·hê)
Noun - masculine plural construct
Strong's 430: gods -- the supreme God, magistrates, a superlative

of their fathers,
אֲבוֹתֵיהֶ֑ם (’ă·ḇō·w·ṯê·hem)
Noun - masculine plural construct | third person masculine plural
Strong's 1: Father

with all
בְּכָל־ (bə·ḵāl)
Preposition-b | Noun - masculine singular construct
Strong's 3605: The whole, all, any, every

their heart
לְבָבָ֖ם (lə·ḇā·ḇām)
Noun - masculine singular construct | third person masculine plural
Strong's 3824: Inner man, mind, will, heart

and
וּבְכָל־ (ū·ḇə·ḵāl)
Conjunctive waw, Preposition-b | Noun - masculine singular construct
Strong's 3605: The whole, all, any, every

soul.
נַפְשָֽׁם׃ (nap̄·šām)
Noun - feminine singular construct | third person masculine plural
Strong's 5315: A soul, living being, life, self, person, desire, passion, appetite, emotion


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