2 Chronicles 26:5
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New International Version
He sought God during the days of Zechariah, who instructed him in the fear of God. As long as he sought the LORD, God gave him success.

King James Bible
And he sought God in the days of Zechariah, who had understanding in the visions of God: and as long as he sought the LORD, God made him to prosper.

Darby Bible Translation
And he sought God in the days of Zechariah, who had understanding in the visions of God; and in the days that he sought Jehovah, God made him to prosper.

World English Bible
He set himself to seek God in the days of Zechariah, who had understanding in the vision of God: and as long as he sought Yahweh, God made him to prosper.

Young's Literal Translation
and he is as one seeking God in the days of Zechariah who hath understanding in visions of God: and in the days of his seeking Jehovah, God hath caused him to prosper.

2 Chronicles 26:5 Parallel
Commentary
Clarke's Commentary on the Bible

In the days of Zechariah - Who this was we know not, but by the character that is given of him here. He was wise in the visions of God - in giving the true interpretation of Divine prophecies. He was probably the tutor of Uzziah.

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

he sought God

2 Chronicles 24:2 And Joash did that which was right in the sight of the LORD all the days of Jehoiada the priest.

Judges 2:7 And the people served the LORD all the days of Joshua, and all the days of the elders that outlived Joshua...

Hosea 6:4 O Ephraim, what shall I do to you? O Judah, what shall I do to you? for your goodness is as a morning cloud...

Mark 4:16,17 And these are they likewise which are sown on stony ground; who, when they have heard the word, immediately receive it with gladness...

Acts 20:30 Also of your own selves shall men arise, speaking perverse things, to draw away disciples after them.

had

Genesis 41:15,38 And Pharaoh said to Joseph, I have dreamed a dream, and there is none that can interpret it: and I have heard say of you...

Daniel 1:17 As for these four children, God gave them knowledge and skill in all learning and wisdom...

Daniel 2:19 Then was the secret revealed to Daniel in a night vision. Then Daniel blessed the God of heaven.

Daniel 5:16 And I have heard of you, that you can make interpretations, and dissolve doubts: now if you can read the writing...

Daniel 10:1 In the third year of Cyrus king of Persia a thing was revealed to Daniel, whose name was called Belteshazzar; and the thing was true...

visions [heb] seeing
and as long

2 Chronicles 15:2 And he went out to meet Asa, and said to him, Hear you me, Asa, and all Judah and Benjamin; The LORD is with you...

2 Chronicles 25:8 But if you will go, do it; be strong for the battle: God shall make you fall before the enemy: for God has power to help...

1 Chronicles 22:11,13 Now, my son, the LORD be with you; and prosper you, and build the house of the LORD your God, as he has said of you...

Psalm 1:3 And he shall be like a tree planted by the rivers of water, that brings forth his fruit in his season; his leaf also shall not wither...

Library
Jabneh. Jamnia.
...Pliny doth dispose the towns here in this order;--"Azotus, the two Jamnes, Joppe."--R. Benjamin, in the order backward, thus,--"Joppah, Jabneh, Azotus." That is Jabneh with this author, that is Jaminia with the other. A remembrance of this place is in 2 Chronicles 26:6: but the chief fame of it is for the Sanhedrim, that was placed there, both before the destruction of Jerusalem and after. Rabban Gamaliel, St. Paul's master, first presided there. Under whom came forth that cursed form of prayer,
John Lightfoot—From the Talmud and Hebraica

Of Preparation.
That a Christian ought necessarily to prepare himself before he presume to be a partaker of the holy communion, may evidently appear by five reasons:-- First, Because it is God's commandment; for if he commanded, under the pain of death, that none uncircumcised should eat the paschal lamb (Exod. xii. 48), nor any circumcised under four days preparation, how much greater preparation does he require of him that comes to receive the sacrament of his body and blood? which, as it succeeds, so doth it
Lewis Bayly—The Practice of Piety

Cross References
2 Kings 15:34
He did what was right in the eyes of the LORD, just as his father Uzziah had done.

2 Chronicles 15:2
He went out to meet Asa and said to him, "Listen to me, Asa and all Judah and Benjamin. The LORD is with you when you are with him. If you seek him, he will be found by you, but if you forsake him, he will forsake you.

2 Chronicles 24:2
Joash did what was right in the eyes of the LORD all the years of Jehoiada the priest.

2 Chronicles 26:4
He did what was right in the eyes of the LORD, just as his father Amaziah had done.

2 Chronicles 27:6
Jotham grew powerful because he walked steadfastly before the LORD his God.

Daniel 1:17
To these four young men God gave knowledge and understanding of all kinds of literature and learning. And Daniel could understand visions and dreams of all kinds.

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