New American Standard Bible
He did evil because he did not set his heart to seek the LORD.
King James Bible
And he did evil, because he prepared not his heart to seek the LORD.
Darby Bible Translation
And he did evil, for he applied not his heart to seek Jehovah.
World English Bible
He did that which was evil, because he didn't set his heart to seek Yahweh.
Young's Literal Translation
and he doth the evil thing, for he hath not prepared his heart to seek Jehovah.
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CommentaryBarnes' Notes on the Bible
He prepared not his heart ... - See the margin. Rehoboam's sin was want of earnestness and consistency.
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
1 Kings 14:22
Judah did evil in the sight of the LORD, and they provoked Him to jealousy more than all that their fathers had done, with the sins which they committed.
2 Chronicles 19:3
"But there is some good in you, for you have removed the Asheroth from the land and you have set your heart to seek God."
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