“As for you, if you walk before me faithfully with integrity of heart(A) and uprightness, as David(B) your father did, and do all I command and observe my decrees and laws,(C)

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As Solomon grew old, his wives turned his heart after other gods,(A) and his heart was not fully devoted(B) to the Lord his God, as the heart of David his father had been.

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He committed all the sins his father had done before him; his heart was not fully devoted(A) to the Lord his God, as the heart of David his forefather had been.

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14 Although he did not remove(A) the high places, Asa’s heart was fully committed(B) to the Lord all his life.

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43 In everything he followed the ways of his father Asa(A) and did not stray from them; he did what was right in the eyes of the Lord. The high places,(B) however, were not removed, and the people continued to offer sacrifices and burn incense there.[a]

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Footnotes

  1. 1 Kings 22:43 In Hebrew texts this sentence (22:43b) is numbered 22:44, and 22:44-53 is numbered 22:45-54.
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“Remember,(A) Lord, how I have walked(B) before you faithfully(C) and with wholehearted devotion and have done what is good in your eyes.” And Hezekiah wept bitterly.

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“And you, my son Solomon, acknowledge the God of your father, and serve him with wholehearted devotion(A) and with a willing mind, for the Lord searches every heart(B) and understands every desire and every thought. If you seek him,(C) he will be found by you; but if you forsake(D) him, he will reject(E) you forever.

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19 And give my son Solomon the wholehearted devotion(A) to keep your commands, statutes and decrees(B) and to do everything to build the palatial structure for which I have provided.”(C)

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For the eyes(A) of the Lord range throughout the earth to strengthen those whose hearts are fully committed to him. You have done a foolish(B) thing, and from now on you will be at war.(C)

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His heart was devoted(A) to the ways of the Lord; furthermore, he removed the high places(B) and the Asherah poles(C) from Judah.(D)

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He did what was right in the eyes of the Lord, but not wholeheartedly.(A)

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80 May I wholeheartedly follow(A) your decrees,(B)
    that I may not be put to shame.(C)

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“Remember, Lord, how I have walked(A) before you faithfully and with wholehearted devotion(B) and have done what is good in your eyes.(C)” And Hezekiah wept(D) bitterly.

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