New Living Translation
During his reign, however, he failed to remove all the pagan shrines, and the people never fully committed themselves to follow the God of their ancestors.
King James Bible
Howbeit the high places were not taken away: for as yet the people had not prepared their hearts unto the God of their fathers.
Darby Bible Translation
Only, the high places were not removed; and as yet the people had not directed their hearts to the God of their fathers.
World English Bible
However the high places were not taken away; neither as yet had the people set their hearts to the God of their fathers.
Young's Literal Translation
Only, the high places have not turned aside, and still the people have not prepared their heart for the God of their fathers.
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CommentaryWesley's Notes on the Bible
20:33 Not taken - Not universally; the fault was not in Jehoshaphat, but in the people, who, though they did worship the true God, yet would not be confined to the temple, but for their own conveniency, or from their affection to their ancient custom chose to worship him in the high - places.
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
2 Chronicles 17:6
He was deeply committed to the ways of the LORD. He removed the pagan shrines and Asherah poles from Judah.
2 Chronicles 19:3
Even so, there is some good in you, for you have removed the Asherah poles throughout the land, and you have committed yourself to seeking God."
2 Chronicles 20:32
Jehoshaphat was a good king, following the ways of his father, Asa. He did what was pleasing in the LORD's sight.
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