2 Chronicles 17:4
New International Version
but sought the God of his father and followed his commands rather than the practices of Israel.

New Living Translation
He sought his father’s God and obeyed his commands instead of following the evil practices of the kingdom of Israel.

English Standard Version
but sought the God of his father and walked in his commandments, and not according to the practices of Israel.

Berean Study Bible
but he sought the God of his father and walked by His commandments rather than the practices of Israel.

King James Bible
But sought to the LORD God of his father, and walked in his commandments, and not after the doings of Israel.

New King James Version
but sought the God of his father, and walked in His commandments and not according to the acts of Israel.

New American Standard Bible
but sought the God of his father, followed His commandments, and did not act as Israel did.

NASB 1995
but sought the God of his father, followed His commandments, and did not act as Israel did.

NASB 1977
but sought the God of his father, followed His commandments, and did not act as Israel did.

Amplified Bible
but sought the God of his father, and walked in (obeyed) His commandments, and did not act as Israel did.

Christian Standard Bible
but sought the God of his father and walked by his commands, not according to the practices of Israel.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
but sought the God of his father and walked by His commands, not according to the practices of Israel.

American Standard Version
but sought to the God of his father, and walked in his commandments, and not after the doings of Israel.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
Because he prayed to LORD JEHOVAH God of his father and he walked in his commandments and he kept his laws and he did not do according to the works of Israel.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
but he sought to the Lord God of his father, and walked in the commandments of his father, and not according to the works of Israel.

Douay-Rheims Bible
But in the God of his father, and walk in his commandments, and not according to the sins of Israel.

English Revised Version
but sought to the God of his father, and walked in his commandments, and not after the doings of Israel.

Good News Translation
He served his father's God, obeyed God's commands, and did not act the way the kings of Israel did.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Instead, he dedicated his life to his ancestor's God and lived by God's commands. Jehoshaphat did not do what Israel was doing.

International Standard Version
Instead, Jehoshaphat sought the God of his ancestors and obeyed his commands, unlike Israel.

JPS Tanakh 1917
but sought to the God of his father, and walked in His commandments, and not after the doings of Israel.

Literal Standard Version
for he has sought for the God of his father, and he has walked in His commands, and not according to the work of Israel.

NET Bible
but instead sought the God of his ancestors and obeyed his commands, unlike the Israelites.

New Heart English Bible
but sought to the God of his father, and walked in his commandments, and not after the doings of Israel.

World English Bible
but sought to the God of his father, and walked in his commandments, and not after the doings of Israel.

Young's Literal Translation
for to the God of his father he hath sought, and in His commands he hath walked, and not according to the work of Israel.

Additional Translations ...
Context
Jehoshaphat Reigns in Judah
3Now the LORD was with Jehoshaphat because he walked in the earlier ways of his father David. He did not seek out the Baals, 4but he sought the God of his father and walked by His commandments rather than the practices of Israel. 5So the LORD established the kingdom in his hand, and all Judah brought him tribute, so that he had an abundance of riches and honor.…

Cross References
1 Kings 12:28
After seeking advice, the king made two golden calves and said to the people, "Going up to Jerusalem is too much for you. Here, O Israel, are your gods, who brought you up out of the land of Egypt."

2 Chronicles 17:3
Now the LORD was with Jehoshaphat because he walked in the earlier ways of his father David. He did not seek out the Baals,

2 Chronicles 21:12
Then a letter came to Jehoram from Elijah the prophet, which stated: "This is what the LORD, the God of your father David, says: 'You have not walked in the ways of your father Jehoshaphat or of Asa king of Judah,

2 Chronicles 22:9
Then Jehu looked for Ahaziah, and Jehu's soldiers captured him while he was hiding in Samaria. So Ahaziah was brought to Jehu and put to death. They buried him, for they said, "He is the grandson of Jehoshaphat, who sought the LORD with all his heart." So no one was left from the house of Ahaziah with the strength to rule the kingdom.


Treasury of Scripture

But sought to the Lord God of his father, and walked in his commandments, and not after the doings of Israel.

walked

Luke 1:6
And they were both righteous before God, walking in all the commandments and ordinances of the Lord blameless.

1 Thessalonians 2:12
That ye would walk worthy of God, who hath called you unto his kingdom and glory.

1 Thessalonians 4:1
Furthermore then we beseech you, brethren, and exhort you by the Lord Jesus, that as ye have received of us how ye ought to walk and to please God, so ye would abound more and more.

not after

1 Kings 12:28,30,33
Whereupon the king took counsel, and made two calves of gold, and said unto them, It is too much for you to go up to Jerusalem: behold thy gods, O Israel, which brought thee up out of the land of Egypt…

1 Kings 13:33
After this thing Jeroboam returned not from his evil way, but made again of the lowest of the people priests of the high places: whosoever would, he consecrated him, and he became one of the priests of the high places.

1 Kings 13:33,34
After this thing Jeroboam returned not from his evil way, but made again of the lowest of the people priests of the high places: whosoever would, he consecrated him, and he became one of the priests of the high places…









Verse 4. - After the doings of Israel. This expression probably marks the doings of the northern kingdom, as both the more typical throughout its whole history of the wrong, and also as the systematic beginning, "by a law," of idolatrous worship and images in the matter of the calves and so on.

Parallel Commentaries ...


Hebrew
but
כִּ֠י (kî)
Conjunction
Strong's 3588: A relative conjunction

he sought
דָּרָ֔שׁ (dā·rāš)
Verb - Qal - Perfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's 1875: To tread, frequent, to follow, to seek, ask, to worship

the God
לֵֽאלֹהֵ֤י (lê·lō·hê)
Preposition-l | Noun - masculine plural construct
Strong's 430: gods -- the supreme God, magistrates, a superlative

of his father
אָבִיו֙ (’ā·ḇîw)
Noun - masculine singular construct | third person masculine singular
Strong's 1: Father

and walked
הָלָ֑ךְ (hā·lāḵ)
Verb - Qal - Perfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's 1980: To go, come, walk

by His commandments
וּבְמִצְוֺתָ֖יו (ū·ḇə·miṣ·wō·ṯāw)
Conjunctive waw, Preposition-b | Noun - feminine plural construct | third person masculine singular
Strong's 4687: Commandment

rather than
וְלֹ֖א (wə·lō)
Conjunctive waw | Adverb - Negative particle
Strong's 3808: Not, no

the practices
כְּמַעֲשֵׂ֥ה (kə·ma·‘ă·śêh)
Preposition-k | Noun - masculine singular construct
Strong's 4639: An action, a transaction, activity, a product, property

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


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