2 Chronicles 17:6
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King James Version
And his heart was lifted up in the ways of the LORD: moreover he took away the high places and groves out of Judah.

Darby Bible Translation
And he took courage in the ways of Jehovah; moreover, he removed the high places and Asherahs out of Judah.

World English Bible
His heart was lifted up in the ways of Yahweh: and furthermore he took away the high places and the Asherim out of Judah.

Young's Literal Translation
and his heart is high in the ways of Jehovah, and again he hath turned aside the high places and the shrines out of Judah.

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King James Translators' Notes

was...: that is, was encouraged

Geneva Study Bible

And his heart was {c} lifted up in the ways of the LORD: moreover he took away the high places and groves out of Judah.

(c) He gave himself wholly to serve the Lord.

Scofield Reference Notes

Margin high places

See Scofield Note: "1Ki 3:2".

Margin groves

See Scofield Note: "Dt 16:21"

See Scofield Note: "Jud 3:7".2 Chronicles 17:6 Parallel Commentaries

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Jehoshaphat
Until called to the throne at the age of thirty-five, Jehoshaphat had before him the example of good King Asa, who in nearly every crisis had done "that which was right in the eyes of the Lord." 1 Kings 15:11. During a prosperous reign of twenty-five years, Jehoshaphat sought to walk "in all the ways of Asa his father; he turned not aside." In his efforts to rule wisely, Jehoshaphat endeavored to persuade his subjects to take a firm stand against idolatrous practices. Many of the people in his realm
Ellen Gould White—The Story of Prophets and Kings

Chronicles
The comparative indifference with which Chronicles is regarded in modern times by all but professional scholars seems to have been shared by the ancient Jewish church. Though written by the same hand as wrote Ezra-Nehemiah, and forming, together with these books, a continuous history of Judah, it is placed after them in the Hebrew Bible, of which it forms the concluding book; and this no doubt points to the fact that it attained canonical distinction later than they. Nor is this unnatural. The book
John Edgar McFadyen—Introduction to the Old Testament

Cross References
Exodus 34:13
But ye shall destroy their altars, break their images, and cut down their 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 thee, in that thou hast taken away the groves out of the land, and hast prepared thine heart to seek God.

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

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