2 Chronicles 16:9

“For the eyes of the LORD run to and fro throughout the whole earth, to shew himself strong in the behalf of them whose heart is perfect toward him. Herein thou hast done foolishly: therefore from henceforth thou shalt have wars.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

For the eyes of the Lord run to and fro throughout the whole earth, to shewe himselfe strong in the behalfe of them, whose heart is perfite towards him. Herein thou hast done foolishly; therefore, from hencefoorth thou shalt haue warres.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

"For the eyes of the LORD move to and fro throughout the earth that He may strongly support those whose heart is completely His. You have acted foolishly in this. Indeed, from now on you will surely have wars."
- New American Standard Version (1995)

For the eyes of Jehovah run to and fro throughout the whole earth, to show himself strong in the behalf of them whose heart is perfect toward him. Herein thou hast done foolishly; for from henceforth thou shalt have wars.
- American Standard Version (1901)

For the eyes of the Lord go this way and that, through all the earth, letting it be seen that he is the strong support of those whose hearts are true to him. In this you have done foolishly, for from now you will have wars.
- Basic English Bible

For the eyes of Jehovah run to and fro through the whole earth, to shew himself strong in the behalf of those whose heart is perfect toward him. Herein thou hast done foolishly; for from henceforth thou shalt have wars.
- Darby Bible

For the eyes of the LORD run to and fro throughout the whole earth, to show himself strong in the behalf of them whose heart is perfect towards him. In this thou hast done foolishly: therefore from henceforth thou shalt have wars.
- Webster's Bible

For the eyes of Yahweh run back and forth throughout the whole earth, to show himself strong in the behalf of them whose heart is perfect toward him. Herein you have done foolishly; for from henceforth you shall have wars."
- World English Bible

for Jehovah -- His eyes go to and fro in all the earth, to show Himself strong [for] a people whose heart [is] perfect towards Him; thou hast been foolish concerning this, because -- henceforth there are with thee wars.'
- Youngs Literal Bible

For the eyes of the LORD run to and fro throughout the whole earth, to show Himself strong in the behalf of them whose heart is whole toward Him. Herein thou hast done foolishly; for from henceforth thou shalt have wars.'
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for 2 Chronicles 16:9


16:9 Done foolishly - It is a foolish thing to lean on a broken reed, when we have the rock of ages to rely upon. Perfect - Upright and sincere, as thine is not. He was sincere in the general course of his life, but some particulars, whereof this is one, his heart did not perfectly cleave to God.


Discussion for 2 Chronicles 16

  • John madden for verse 9
    To those who are fully his he shows him self or reveales himself to them who are fully committed to him .
  • God looks for those who desires to be totally dependent on him instead of being dependant ourselves. God searches our hearts by the Holy Spirit who Jesus left as a teacher to guide us into the understanding and reality of the Kingdom of Heaven that was given to us by Jesus, Luke 22:29.
  • Peter Rexmicheal for verse 9
    God loves those Who worship him in spirit and in truth..He will reveal himself greatly to you only when you dwell in his word.wich isa chik.
  • I believe God is looking for a people who are devoted to HIM so He can show Himself through those who are empty of self. So He can take residence in those who want to be used by Him.so He can bring Glory to Himself and draw the lost back to Him.
  • EvansAchieng
    You people have said enough!!! Nothing to add really. MAY WE LET GOD SHOW HIS POWER IN US.
  • Lloyd D King
    Another great verse that lets me know just how important it is to rely on the Lord With him is complete victory without him is utter defeat

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