Parallel Verses

King James 2000

And he did evil, because he prepared not his heart to seek the LORD.

New American Standard Bible

He did evil because he did not set his heart to seek the Lord.

King James Version

And he did evil, because he prepared not his heart to seek the LORD.

Holman Bible

Rehoboam did what was evil, because he did not determine in his heart to seek the Lord.

International Standard Version

He practiced evil by not setting his heart to seek the LORD.

A Conservative Version

And he did that which was evil, because he did not set his heart to seek LORD.

American Standard Version

And he did that which was evil, because he set not his heart to seek Jehovah.

Amplified

He did evil because he did not set his heart to seek and worship and honor the Lord.

Bible in Basic English

And he did evil because his heart was not true to the Lord.

Darby Translation

And he did evil, for he applied not his heart to seek Jehovah.

Julia Smith Translation

And he will do evil, for he prepared not his heart to seek Jehovah.

Lexham Expanded Bible

And he did evil, for he did not set his heart to seek Yahweh.

Modern King James verseion

And he did the evil because he did not prepare his heart to seek Jehovah.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

And he did evil: for he prepared not his heart to seek the LORD.

NET Bible

He did evil because he was not determined to follow the Lord.

New Heart English Bible

He did that which was evil, because he did not set his heart to seek the LORD.

The Emphasized Bible

But he did evil, - in that he did not fix his heart to seek Yahweh.

Webster

And he did evil, because he prepared not his heart to seek the LORD.

World English Bible

He did that which was evil, because he didn't set his heart to seek Yahweh.

Youngs Literal Translation

and he doth the evil thing, for he hath not prepared his heart to seek Jehovah.

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
to seek
דּרשׁ 
Darash 
Usage: 164

References

Fausets

Context Readings

The Death Of Rehoboam

13 So king Rehoboam strengthened himself in Jerusalem, and reigned: for Rehoboam was one and forty years old when he began to reign, and he reigned seventeen years in Jerusalem, the city which the LORD had chosen out of all the tribes of Israel, to put his name there. And his mother's name was Naamah an Ammonitess. 14 And he did evil, because he prepared not his heart to seek the LORD. 15 Now the acts of Rehoboam, first and last, are they not written in the book of Shemaiah the prophet, and of Iddo the seer concerning genealogies? And there were wars between Rehoboam and Jeroboam continually.


Cross References

2 Chronicles 19:3

Nevertheless there are good things found in you, in that you have taken away the idol poles out of the land, and have prepared your heart to seek God.

Deuteronomy 5:29

O that there were such a heart in them, that they would fear me, and keep all my commandments always, that it might be well with them, and with their children forever!

1 Samuel 7:3

And Samuel spoke unto all the house of Israel, saying, If you do return unto the LORD with all your hearts, then put away the foreign gods and Ashtaroth from among you, and prepare your hearts unto the LORD, and serve him only: and he will deliver you out of the hand of the Philistines.

1 Chronicles 29:18

O LORD God of Abraham, Isaac, and Israel, our fathers, keep this forever in the imagination of the thoughts of the heart of your people, and direct their heart unto you:

2 Chronicles 11:16

And after that, out of all the tribes of Israel such as set their hearts to seek the LORD God of Israel came to Jerusalem, to sacrifice unto the LORD God of their fathers.

2 Chronicles 30:19

That prepares his heart to seek God, the LORD God of his fathers, though he is not cleansed according to the purification of the sanctuary.

Psalm 57:7

My heart is fixed, O God, my heart is fixed: I will sing and give praise.

Psalm 78:8

And might not be as their fathers, a stubborn and rebellious generation; a generation that set not their heart aright, and whose spirit was not steadfast with God.

Psalm 78:37

For their heart was not right with him, neither were they steadfast in his covenant.

Psalm 105:3-4

Glory in his holy name: let the heart of them rejoice that seek the LORD.

Isaiah 45:19

I have not spoken in secret, in a dark place of the earth: I said not unto the descendants of Jacob, Seek me in vain: I the LORD speak righteousness, I declare things that are right.

Isaiah 55:6-7

Seek you the LORD while he may be found, call you upon him while he is near:

Ezekiel 33:31

And they come unto you as the people comes, and they sit before you as my people, and they hear your words, but they will not do them: for with their mouth they show much love, but their heart goes after their covetousness.

Matthew 7:7

Ask, and it shall be given you; seek, and you shall find; knock, and it shall be opened unto you:

1 Corinthians 15:58

Therefore, my beloved brethren, be steadfast, unmovable, always abounding in the work of the Lord, since you know that your labor is not in vain in the Lord.

1 Corinthians 16:13

Watch, stand fast in the faith, be men, be strong.

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