2 Chronicles 16:9
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New International Version
For the eyes of the LORD range throughout the earth to strengthen those whose hearts are fully committed to him. You have done a foolish thing, and from now on you will be at war."

King James Bible
For the eyes of the LORD run to and fro throughout the whole earth, to shew himself strong in the behalf of them whose heart is perfect toward him. Herein thou hast done foolishly: therefore from henceforth thou shalt have wars.

Darby Bible Translation
For the eyes of Jehovah run to and fro through the whole earth, to shew himself strong in the behalf of those whose heart is perfect toward him. Herein thou hast done foolishly; for from henceforth thou shalt have wars.

World English Bible
For the eyes of Yahweh run back and forth throughout the whole earth, to show himself strong in the behalf of them whose heart is perfect toward him. Herein you have done foolishly; for from henceforth you shall have wars."

Young's Literal Translation
for Jehovah -- His eyes go to and fro in all the earth, to show Himself strong for a people whose heart is perfect towards Him; thou hast been foolish concerning this, because -- henceforth there are with thee wars.'

2 Chronicles 16:9 Parallel
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Clarke's Commentary on the Bible

Therefore - thou shalt have wars - And so he had with Israel during the rest of his reign, 1 Kings 15:32.

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

the eyes

2 Chronicles 6:20 That your eyes may be open on this house day and night, on the place whereof you have said that you would put your name there...

Job 34:21 For his eyes are on the ways of man, and he sees all his goings.

Psalm 34:15 The eyes of the LORD are on the righteous, and his ears are open to their cry.

Psalm 113:6 Who humbles himself to behold the things that are in heaven, and in the earth!

Proverbs 5:21 For the ways of man are before the eyes of the LORD, and he ponders all his goings.

Proverbs 15:3 The eyes of the LORD are in every place, beholding the evil and the good.

Jeremiah 16:17 For my eyes are on all their ways: they are not hid from my face, neither is their iniquity hid from my eyes.

Jeremiah 32:19 Great in counsel, and mighty in work: for your eyes are open on all the ways of the sons of men...

Zechariah 4:10 For who has despised the day of small things? for they shall rejoice...

Hebrews 4:13 Neither is there any creature that is not manifest in his sight...

1 Peter 3:12 For the eyes of the Lord are over the righteous, and his ears are open to their prayers...

to shew himself, etc. or, strongly to hold with them, etc.
whose heart

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 Kings 20:3 I beseech you, O LORD, remember now how I have walked before you in truth and with a perfect heart...

Psalm 37:37 Mark the perfect man, and behold the upright: for the end of that man is peace.

Herein

1 Samuel 13:13 And Samuel said to Saul, You have done foolishly: you have not kept the commandment of the LORD your God, which he commanded you...

2 Samuel 12:7-12 And Nathan said to David, You are the man. Thus said the LORD God of Israel, I anointed you king over Israel...

1 Chronicles 21:8 And David said to God, I have sinned greatly, because I have done this thing: but now, I beseech you...

Job 34:18,19 Is it fit to say to a king, You are wicked? and to princes, You are ungodly...

Jeremiah 5:21 Hear now this, O foolish people, and without understanding; which have eyes, and see not; which have ears, and hear not:

Matthew 5:22 But I say to you, That whoever is angry with his brother without a cause shall be in danger of the judgment...

Luke 19:20 And another came, saying, Lord, behold, here is your pound, which I have kept laid up in a napkin:

1 Corinthians 15:36 You fool, that which you sow is not quickened, except it die:

Galatians 3:1 O foolish Galatians, who has bewitched you, that you should not obey the truth...

henceforth

1 Kings 15:32 And there was war between Asa and Baasha king of Israel all their days.

Library
The Perfect Heart.
For the eyes of the Lord ran to and fro throughout the whole earth, to shew Himself strong in the behalf of them whose heart is perfect toward Him--2 CHRON. xvi. 9. This passage occurs in the history of Asa, one of the most godly and devoted kings that ever sat upon the throne of Judah. We are told in the fourteenth chapter that he commenced his reign by setting himself to destroy the idolatry into which the whole nation had been betrayed by its former ruler, and to restore the worship and service
Catherine Booth—Godliness

National Apostasy
From the time of Jeroboam's death to Elijah's appearance before Ahab the people of Israel suffered a steady spiritual decline. Ruled by men who did not fear Jehovah and who encouraged strange forms of worship, the larger number of the people rapidly lost sight of their duty to serve the living God and adopted many of the practices of idolatry. Nadab, the son of Jeroboam, occupied the throne of Israel for only a few months. His career of evil was suddenly stopped by a conspiracy headed by Baasha,
Ellen Gould White—The Story of Prophets and Kings

Cross References
Hebrews 4:13
Nothing in all creation is hidden from God's sight. Everything is uncovered and laid bare before the eyes of him to whom we must give account.

1 Samuel 13:13
"You have done a foolish thing," Samuel said. "You have not kept the command the LORD your God gave you; if you had, he would have established your kingdom over Israel for all time.

2 Samuel 24:10
David was conscience-stricken after he had counted the fighting men, and he said to the LORD, "I have sinned greatly in what I have done. Now, LORD, I beg you, take away the guilt of your servant. I have done a very foolish thing."

2 Chronicles 15:17
Although he did not remove the high places from Israel, Asa's heart was fully committed to the LORD all his life.

2 Chronicles 16:10
Asa was angry with the seer because of this; he was so enraged that he put him in prison. At the same time Asa brutally oppressed some of the people.

Job 31:4
Does he not see my ways and count my every step?

Psalm 33:15
he who forms the hearts of all, who considers everything they do.

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