2 Chronicles 17:6
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English Standard Version
His heart was courageous in the ways of the LORD. And furthermore, he took the high places and the Asherim out of Judah.

King James Bible
And his heart was lifted up in the ways of the LORD: moreover he took away the high places and groves out of Judah.

American Standard Version
And his heart was lifted up in the ways of Jehovah: and furthermore he took away the high places and the Asherim out of Judah.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And when his heart had taken courage for the ways of the Lord, he took away also the high places and the groves out of Juda.

English Revised Version
And his heart was lifted up in the ways of the LORD: and furthermore he took away the high places and the Asherim out of Judah.

Webster's Bible Translation
And his heart was lifted up in the ways of the LORD: moreover he took away the high places and groves out of Judah.

2 Chronicles 17:6 Parallel
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Keil and Delitzsch Biblical Commentary on the Old Testament

The Chronicle gives a more exact account of Asa's burial than 1 Kings 15:24. He was buried in the city of David; not in the general tomb of the kings, however, but in a tomb which he had caused to be prepared for himself in that place. And they laid him upon the bed, which had been filled with spices (בּשׂמים, see Exodus 30:23), and those of various kinds, mixed for an anointing mixture, prepared. זנים from זן, kind, species; וּזנים, et varia quidem. מרקּח in Piel only here, properly spiced, from רקח, to spice, usually to compound an unguent of various spices. מרקחת, the compounding of ointment; so also 1 Chronicles 9:30, where it is usually translated by unguent. מעשׂה, work, manufacture, is a shortened terminus technicus for רוקח מעשׂה, manufacture of the ointment-compounder (cf. Exodus 30:25, Exodus 30:35), and the conjecture that רוקח has been dropped out of the text by mistake is unnecessary. "And they kindled for him a great, very great burning," cf. 2 Chronicles 21:19 and Jeremiah 34:5, whence we gather that the kindling of a burning, i.e., the burning of odorous spices, was customary at the burials of kings. Here it is only remarked that at Asa's funeral an extraordinary quantity of spices was burnt. A burning of the corpse, or of the bed or clothes of the dead, is not to be thought of here: the Israelites were in the habit of burying their dead, not of burning them. That occurred only in extraordinary circumstances-as, for example, in the case of the bodies of Saul and his sons; see on 1 Samuel 31:12. The kindling and burning of spices at the solemn funerals of persons of princely rank, on the other hand, occurred also among other nations, e.g., among the Romans; cf. Plinii hist. nat. xii. 18, and M. Geier, de luctu Hebr. c. 6.

2 Chronicles 17:6 Parallel Commentaries

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

his heart

Deuteronomy 28:47 Because you served not the LORD your God with joyfulness, and with gladness of heart, for the abundance of all things;

Job 22:26 For then shall you have your delight in the Almighty, and shall lift up your face to God.

lifted up. that is, was encouraged
in the ways

Psalm 18:21,22 For I have kept the ways of the LORD, and have not wickedly departed from my God...

Psalm 119:1 Blessed are the undefiled in the way, who walk in the law of the LORD.

Psalm 138:5 Yes, they shall sing in the ways of the LORD: for great is the glory of the LORD.

Hosea 14:9 Who is wise, and he shall understand these things? prudent, and he shall know them? for the ways of the LORD are right...

Acts 13:10 And said, O full of all subtlety and all mischief, you child of the devil, you enemy of all righteousness...

he took away

2 Chronicles 14:3 For he took away the altars of the strange gods, and the high places, and broke down the images, and cut down the groves:

2 Chronicles 15:17 But the high places were not taken away out of Israel: nevertheless the heart of Asa was perfect all his days.

2 Chronicles 19:3 Nevertheless there are good things found in you, in that you have taken away the groves out of the land...

2 Chronicles 20:33 However, the high places were not taken away: for as yet the people had not prepared their hearts to the God of their fathers.

2 Chronicles 31:1 Now when all this was finished, all Israel that were present went out to the cities of Judah, and broke the images in pieces...

2 Chronicles 34:3-7 For in the eighth year of his reign, while he was yet young, he began to seek after the God of David his father...

1 Kings 22:43 And he walked in all the ways of Asa his father; he turned not aside from it, doing that which was right in the eyes of the LORD...

Cross References
Exodus 34:13
You shall tear down their altars and break their pillars and cut down their Asherim

2 Chronicles 15:17
But the high places were not taken out of Israel. Nevertheless, the heart of Asa was wholly true all his days.

2 Chronicles 19:3
Nevertheless, some good is found in you, for you destroyed the Asheroth out of the land, and have set your heart to seek God."

2 Chronicles 20:33
The high places, however, were not taken away; the people had not yet set their hearts upon the God of their fathers.

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