2 Chronicles 15:3
Good News Translation
For a long time Israel lived without the true God, without priests to teach them, and without a law.

Contemporary English Version
For a long time, the people of Israel did not worship the true God or listen to priests who could teach them about God. They refused to obey God's Law.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And many days shall pass in Israel, without the true God, and without a priest a teacher, and without the law.

New American Bible
For a long time Israel was without a true God, without a priest-teacher, without instruction,

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And many days shall pass in Israel, without the true God, and without a priest a teacher, and without the law.

a long

1 Kings 12:28-33 And finding out a device, he made two golden calves, and said to them: Go ye up no more to Jerusalem: Behold thy gods, O Israel, who brought thee out of the land of Egypt. . . .

Hosea 3:4 For the children of Israel shall sit many days without king, and without prince, and without sacrifice, and without altar, and without ephod, and without theraphim.

true God

Jeremiah 10:10 But the Lord is the true God: he is the living God, and the everlasting king: at his wrath the earth shall tremble, and the nations shall not be able to abide his threatening.

John 17:3 Now this is eternal life: That they may know thee, the only true God, and Jesus Christ, whom thou hast sent.

1 Thessalonians 1:9 For they themselves relate of us, what manner of entering in we had unto you: and how you turned to God from idols to serve the living and true God.

1 John 5:20 And we know that the Son of God is come. And he hath given us understanding that we may know the true God and may be in his true Son. This is the true God and life eternal.

a teaching

2 Chronicles 17:8,9 And with them the Levites, Semeias, and Nathanias, and Zabadias, and Asael, and Semiramoth, and Jonathan, and Adonias, and Tobias, and Thobadonias Levites, and with them Elisama, and Joram priests. . . .

Leviticus 10:11 And may teach the children of Israel all my ordinances which the Lord hath spoken to them by the hand of Moses.

Deuteronomy 33:10 Thy judgments, O Jacob, and thy law, O Israel: they shall put incense in thy wrath and holocaust upon thy altar.

Nehemiah 8:9 And Nehemiah (he is Athersatha) and Esdras the priest and scribe, and the Levites who interpreted to all the people, said: This is a holy day to the Lord our God: do not mourn, nor weep: for all the people wept, when they heard the words of the law.

Ezekiel 44:21-23 And no priest shall drink wine when he is to go into the inner court. . . .

Micah 3:11 You that build up Sion with blood, and Jerusalem with iniquity.

Malachi 2:7 For the lips of the priests shall keep knowledge, and they shall seek the law at his mouth: because he is the angel of the Lord of hosts.

Matthew 2:4,5 And assembling together all the chief priests and the scribes of the people, he inquired of them where Christ should be born. . . .

1 Timothy 3:2 It behoveth therefore a bishop to be blameless, the husband of one wife, sober, prudent, of good behaviour, chaste, given to hospitality, a teacher,

without law

Romans 2:12 For whosoever have sinned without the law shall perish without the law: and whosoever have sinned in the law shall be judged by the law.

Romans 7:8,9 But sin, taking occasion by the commandment, wrought in me all manner of concupiscence. For without the law sin was dead. . . .

1 Corinthians 9:21 To them that are under the law, as if I were under the law, (whereas myself was not under the law,) that I might gain them that were under the law. To them that were without the law, as if I were without the law, (whereas I was not without the law of God, but was in the law of Christ,) that I might gain them that were without the law.

Context
The Prophecy of Azariah
2And he went out to meet Asa, and said to him: Hear ye me, Asa, and all Juda and Benjamin: The Lord is with you, because you have been with him. If you seek him, you shall find: but if you forsake him, he will forsake you. 3And many days shall pass in Israel, without the true God, and without a priest a teacher, and without the law.4And when in their distress they shall return to the Lord the God of Israel, and shall seek him, they shall find him.…
Cross References
Leviticus 10:8
The Lord also said to Aaron:

1 Kings 12:28
And finding out a device, he made two golden calves, and said to them: Go ye up no more to Jerusalem: Behold thy gods, O Israel, who brought thee out of the land of Egypt.

2 Chronicles 17:7
And in the third year of his reign, he sent of his princes Benhail, and Abdias, and Zacharias, and Nathanael, and Micheas, to teach in the cites of Juda:

2 Chronicles 17:9
And they taught the people in Juda, having with them the book of the law of the Lord: and they went about all the cities of Juda, and instructed the people.

Amos 8:11
And I will turn your feasts into mourning, and all your songs into lamentation: and I will bring up sackcloth upon every back of yours, and baldness upon every head: and I will make it as the mourning of an only son, and the latter end thereof as a bitter day.

Additional Translations
For many years Israel has been without the true God, without a priest to instruct them, and without law.Now for a long season Israel has been without the true God, and without a teaching priest, and without law.

Now for a long season Israel was without the true God, and without a teaching priest, and without law:

And Israel has been a long time without the true God, and without a priest to expound the truth, and without the law.

Now for a long while Israel [was] without the true God, and without a teaching priest, and without law;

Now for long seasons Israel hath been without the true God, and without a teaching priest, and without law:

Now for a long season Israel hath been without the true God, and without a teaching priest, and without law.

Now for a long time Israel was without the true God, and without a teaching priest, and without law.

and many days are to Israel without a true God, and without a teaching priest, and without law,
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