2 Chronicles 16:12

“And Asa in the thirty and ninth year of his reign was diseased in his feet, until his disease was exceeding great: yet in his disease he sought not to the LORD, but to the physicians.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

And Asa in the thirtie and ninth yeere of his reigne, was diseased in his feete, vntill his disease was exceeding great: yet in his disease hee sought not to the Lord, but to the Physicians.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

In the thirty-ninth year of his reign Asa became diseased in his feet. His disease was severe, yet even in his disease he did not seek the LORD, but the physicians.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

And in the thirty and ninth year of his reign Asa was diseased in his feet; his disease was exceeding great: yet in his disease he sought not to Jehovah, but to the physicians.
- American Standard Version (1901)

In the thirty-ninth year of his rule, Asa had a very bad disease of the feet; but he did not go to the Lord for help in his disease, but to medical men.
- Basic English Bible

And Asa in the thirty-ninth year of his reign was diseased in his feet, until his disease was extremely great; yet in his disease he did not seek Jehovah, but the physicians.
- Darby Bible

And Asa in the thirty and ninth year of his reign was diseased in his feet, until his disease was exceedingly severe: yet in his disease he sought not to the LORD, but to the physicians.
- Webster's Bible

In the thirty-ninth year of his reign Asa was diseased in his feet; his disease was exceeding great: yet in his disease he didn't seek Yahweh, but to the physicians.
- World English Bible

And Asa is diseased -- in the thirty and ninth year of his reign -- in his feet, till his disease is excessive, and also in his disease he hath not sought Jehovah, but among physicians.
- Youngs Literal Bible

And in the thirty and ninth year of his reign Asa was diseased in his feet; his disease was exceeding great; yet in his disease he sought not to the LORD, but to the physicians.
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for 2 Chronicles 16:12


16:12 Sought not - He did not humble himself before God, but put his confidence in the skill and faithfulness of his physicians. His making use of physicians was his duty, but his trusting in them, and expecting that from them, which was to be had from God only, was his sin and folly. The help of every creature must be used, with an eye to the creator, and in dependence on him, who makes every creature that to us which it is, without whom the most skilful and faithful are physicians of no value.


Discussion for 2 Chronicles 16

  • Ralph
    I believe to the best of my knowledge is that God says He will shows himself strong to them whose heart is perfect towards Him, you know that no one can be perfect in the flesh but when you fall back into sin and repent in your heart that's the part that shows you to be perfect towards Him, and those that do sin without repenting will have wars .that's the next verse some don't pay attention to,
  • Princess Johnson
    Verse nine gives us a clear warning
  • Robin Brazil
    Trust and believe in the Lord and he will heal you.
  • 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.

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