New International Version
All who would not seek the LORD, the God of Israel, were to be put to death, whether small or great, man or woman.
King James Bible
That whosoever would not seek the LORD God of Israel should be put to death, whether small or great, whether man or woman.
Darby Bible Translation
and that whoever would not seek Jehovah the God of Israel should be put to death, whether small or great, whether man or woman.
World English Bible
and that whoever would not seek Yahweh, the God of Israel, should be put to death, whether small or great, whether man or woman.
Young's Literal Translation
and every one who doth not seek for Jehovah, God of Israel, is put to death, from small unto great, from man unto woman.
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
They entered into a covenant - The covenant consisted of two parts:
1. We will seek the God of our fathers with all our heart, and with all our soul.
2. Whosoever, great or small, man or woman, will not worship the true God, and serve him alone, shall be put to death. Thus no toleration was given to idolatry, so that it must be rooted out: and that this covenant might be properly binding, they confirmed it with an oath; and God accepted them and their services.
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'They ... sought Him with their whole desire; and He was found of them: and the Lord gave them rest round about.'--2 CHRON. xv. 15. These words occur in one of the least familiar passages of the Old Testament. They describe an incident in the reign of Asa, who was the grandson of Solomon's foolish son Rehoboam, and was consequently the third king of Judah after the secession of the North. He had just won a great victory, and was returning with his triumphant army to Jerusalem, when there met him …
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"Whoever sacrifices to any god other than the LORD must be destroyed.
If your very own brother, or your son or daughter, or the wife you love, or your closest friend secretly entices you, saying, "Let us go and worship other gods" (gods that neither you nor your ancestors have known,
2 Chronicles 15:14
They took an oath to the LORD with loud acclamation, with shouting and with trumpets and horns.
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