15:3 He followed all the sinful practices of his father before him. He was not wholeheartedly devoted to the Lord his God, as his ancestor David had been. 1 15:4 Nevertheless for David’s sake the Lord his God maintained his dynasty 2 in Jerusalem by giving him a son 3 to succeed him 4 and by protecting Jerusalem. 5 15:5 He did this 6 because David had done what he approved 7 and had not disregarded any of his commandments 8 his entire lifetime, except for the incident involving Uriah the Hittite.
1 tn Heb “his heart was not complete with the
2 tn Heb “gave him a lamp.”
3 tc The Old Greek has the plural “his sons.”
4 tn Heb “by raising up his son after him.”
5 tn Heb “and by causing Jerusalem to stand firm.”
6 tn The words “he did this” are added for stylistic reasons.
7 tn Heb “what was right in the eyes of the
8 tn Heb “and had not turned aside from all which he commanded him.”