2 Chronicles 25:2
And he did that which was right in the sight of the LORD, but not with a perfect heart.
At one of the conferences between the Northern and Southern States of America during the war of 1861-1866 the representatives of the Southern States stated what cession of territory they were prepared to make, provided that the independence of the portion that was not ceded to the Federal Government was secured. More and more attractive criers were made, the portions to be ceded being increased, and those to be retained in a state of independence being proportionately diminished. All the offers were met by a steadfast refusal. At last President Lincoln placed his hand on the map so as to cover all the Southern States, and in these emphatic words delivered his ultimatum: "Gentlemen, this Government must have the whole." God cannot share us with the world.
(A. Plummet, D.D.)
Parallel VersesKJV: And he did that which was right in the sight of the LORD, but not with a perfect heart.