2 Chronicles 15:13
New International Version
All who would not seek the LORD, the God of Israel, were to be put to death, whether small or great, man or woman.

New Living Translation
They agreed that anyone who refused to seek the LORD, the God of Israel, would be put to death—whether young or old, man or woman.

English Standard Version
but that whoever would not seek the LORD, the God of Israel, should be put to death, whether young or old, man or woman.

Berean Study Bible
And whoever would not seek the LORD, the God of Israel, would be put to death, whether young or old, man or woman.

King James Bible
That whosoever would not seek the LORD God of Israel should be put to death, whether small or great, whether man or woman.

New King James Version
and whoever would not seek the LORD God of Israel was to be put to death, whether small or great, whether man or woman.

New American Standard Bible
and whoever would not seek the LORD God of Israel was to be put to death, whether small or great, man or woman.

NASB 1995
and whoever would not seek the LORD God of Israel should be put to death, whether small or great, man or woman.

NASB 1977
and whoever would not seek the LORD God of Israel should be put to death, whether small or great, man or woman.

Amplified Bible
and that whoever would not seek the LORD God of Israel, was to be put to death, whether young or old, man or woman.

Christian Standard Bible
Whoever would not seek the LORD God of Israel would be put to death, young or old, man or woman.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Whoever would not seek the LORD God of Israel would be put to death, young or old, man or woman.

American Standard Version
and that whosoever would not seek Jehovah, the God of Israel, should be put to death, whether small or great, whether man or woman.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
And everyone whoever would not pray before LORD JEHOVAH, God of Israel, would die, from the little one and unto the great one, and from the men and unto the women.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
And that whoever should not seek the Lord God of Israel, should die, whether young or old, whether man or woman.

Contemporary English Version
and to put to death anyone who refused to obey him.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And if any one, said he, seek not the Lord the God of Israel, let him die, whether little or great, man or woman.

English Revised Version
and that whosoever would not seek the LORD, the God of Israel, should be put to death, whether small or great, whether man or woman.

Good News Translation
Anyone, young or old, male or female, who did not worship him was to be put to death.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
All people (young or old, male or female) who refused to dedicate their lives to the LORD God of Israel were to be killed.

International Standard Version
and they further agreed that whoever would refuse to seek the LORD God of Israel was to be executed, whether important or unimportant, man or woman.

JPS Tanakh 1917
and that whosoever would not seek the LORD, the God of Israel, should be put to death, whether small or great, whether man or woman.

Literal Standard Version
and everyone who does not seek for YHWH, God of Israel, is put to death, from small to great, from man to woman.

NET Bible
Anyone who would not seek the LORD God of Israel would be executed, whether they were young or old, male or female.

New Heart English Bible
and that whoever would not seek the LORD, the God of Israel, should be put to death, whether small or great, whether man or woman.

World English Bible
and that whoever would not seek Yahweh, the God of Israel, should be put to death, whether small or great, whether man or woman.

Young's Literal Translation
and every one who doth not seek for Jehovah, God of Israel, is put to death, from small unto great, from man unto woman.

Additional Translations ...
Context
Asa's Reforms
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. 14They took an oath to the LORD with a loud voice, with shouting, trumpets, and rams’ horns.…

Cross References
Exodus 22:20
If anyone sacrifices to any god other than the LORD alone, he must be set apart for destruction.

Deuteronomy 13:6
If your very own brother, or your son or daughter, or the wife you embrace, or your closest friend secretly entices you, saying, "Let us go and worship other gods" (which neither you nor your fathers have known,

2 Chronicles 15:14
They took an oath to the LORD with a loud voice, with shouting, trumpets, and rams' horns.


Treasury of Scripture

That whoever would not seek the LORD God of Israel should be put to death, whether small or great, whether man or woman.

whosoever

Exodus 22:20
He that sacrificeth unto any god, save unto the LORD only, he shall be utterly destroyed.

Deuteronomy 13:5-15
And that prophet, or that dreamer of dreams, shall be put to death; because he hath spoken to turn you away from the LORD your God, which brought you out of the land of Egypt, and redeemed you out of the house of bondage, to thrust thee out of the way which the LORD thy God commanded thee to walk in. So shalt thou put the evil away from the midst of thee…

Deuteronomy 17:2-5
If there be found among you, within any of thy gates which the LORD thy God giveth thee, man or woman, that hath wrought wickedness in the sight of the LORD thy God, in transgressing his covenant, …

whether small

Genesis 19:11
And they smote the men that were at the door of the house with blindness, both small and great: so that they wearied themselves to find the door.

Exodus 12:29
And it came to pass, that at midnight the LORD smote all the firstborn in the land of Egypt, from the firstborn of Pharaoh that sat on his throne unto the firstborn of the captive that was in the dungeon; and all the firstborn of cattle.

Deuteronomy 29:18
Lest there should be among you man, or woman, or family, or tribe, whose heart turneth away this day from the LORD our God, to go and serve the gods of these nations; lest there should be among you a root that beareth gall and wormwood;









(13) That.--And.

Whosoever would not seek the Lord God . . .--Part of the solemn oath of the king and people; a sanction prescribed by the law of Deuteronomy 13:6, sqq., Deuteronomy 17:2-6.

Verse 13. - Whosoever would not... should be put to death (see Exodus 22:20; Deuteronomy 13:9; Deuteronomy 17:2-6).

Parallel Commentaries ...


Hebrew
And
וְכֹ֨ל (wə·ḵōl)
Conjunctive waw | Noun - masculine singular
Strong's 3605: The whole, all, any, every

whoever
אֲשֶׁ֧ר (’ă·šer)
Pronoun - relative
Strong's 834: Who, which, what, that, when, where, how, because, in order that

would not
לֹֽא־ (lō-)
Adverb - Negative particle
Strong's 3808: Not, no

seek
יִדְרֹ֛שׁ (yiḏ·rōš)
Verb - Qal - Imperfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's 1875: To tread, frequent, to follow, to seek, ask, to worship

the LORD,
לַיהוָ֥ה (Yah·weh)
Preposition-l | Noun - proper - masculine singular
Strong's 3069: YHWH

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

of Israel,
יִשְׂרָאֵ֖ל (yiś·rā·’êl)
Noun - proper - masculine singular
Strong's 3478: Israel -- 'God strives', another name of Jacob and his desc

would be put to death,
יוּמָ֑ת (yū·māṯ)
Verb - Hofal - Imperfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's 4191: To die, to kill

whether
לְמִן־ (lə·min-)
Preposition-l
Strong's 4480: A part of, from, out of

young
קָטֹן֙ (qā·ṭōn)
Adjective - masculine singular
Strong's 6996: Small, young, unimportant

or
וְעַד־ (wə·‘aḏ-)
Conjunctive waw | Preposition
Strong's 5704: As far as, even to, up to, until, while

old,
גָּד֔וֹל (gā·ḏō·wl)
Adjective - masculine singular
Strong's 1419: Great, older, insolent

man
לְמֵאִ֖ישׁ (lə·mê·’îš)
Preposition-l, Preposition-m | Noun - masculine singular
Strong's 376: A man as an individual, a male person

or
וְעַד־ (wə·‘aḏ-)
Conjunctive waw | Preposition
Strong's 5704: As far as, even to, up to, until, while

woman.
אִשָּֽׁה׃ (’iš·šāh)
Noun - feminine singular
Strong's 802: Woman, wife, female


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