New American Standard Bible
The LORD was with Jehoshaphat because he followed the example of his father David's earlier days and did not seek the Baals,
King James Bible
And the LORD was with Jehoshaphat, because he walked in the first ways of his father David, and sought not unto Baalim;
Darby Bible Translation
And Jehovah was with Jehoshaphat, for he walked in the first ways of his father David, and sought not unto the Baals;
World English Bible
Yahweh was with Jehoshaphat, because he walked in the first ways of his father David, and didn't seek the Baals,
Young's Literal Translation
And Jehovah is with Jehoshaphat, for he hath walked in the first ways of David his father, and hath not sought to Baalim,
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CommentaryBarnes' Notes on the Bible
The first ways of his father David - The Septuagint and several Hebrew manuscripts omit "David," which has probably crept in from the margin, for David's "first ways" are nowhere else contrasted with his later ways. The real meaning of the writer is, that Jehoshaphat followed the example set by his father Asa in his earlier years 2 Chronicles 14:1-15; 15.
Baalim - On the plural form, see 1 Kings 18:18 note.
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
1 Kings 22:43
He walked in all the way of Asa his father; he did not turn aside from it, doing right in the sight of the LORD. However, the high places were not taken away; the people still sacrificed and burnt incense on the high places.
2 Chronicles 17:2
He placed troops in all the fortified cities of Judah, and set garrisons in the land of Judah and in the cities of Ephraim which Asa his father had captured.
2 Chronicles 17:4
but sought the God of his father, followed His commandments, and did not act as Israel did.
2 Chronicles 21:12
Then a letter came to him from Elijah the prophet saying, "Thus says the LORD God of your father David, 'Because you have not walked in the ways of Jehoshaphat your father and the ways of Asa king of Judah,
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