New American Standard Bible
He took great pride in the ways of the LORD and again removed the high places and the Asherim from 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.
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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CommentaryBarnes' Notes on the Bible
His heart was lifted up - This expression generally occurs in a bad sense Deuteronomy 8:14; 2 Chronicles 26:16; Psalm 131:1; Proverbs 18:12; but here it must be taken differently. The margin "was encouraged" expresses fairly the true meaning. He first began by setting an example of faithfulness to Yahweh. He then proceeded to use his best endeavors to extirpate idolatry.
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
"But rather, you are to tear down their altars and smash their sacred pillars and cut down their Asherim
2 Chronicles 15:17
But the high places were not removed from Israel; nevertheless Asa's heart was blameless all his days.
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."
2 Chronicles 20:33
The high places, however, were not removed; the people had not yet directed their hearts to the God of their fathers.
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