Asa did what the Lord approved 1 like his ancestor 2 David had done.
Smoke streams from its nostrils as from a boiling pot over burning 1 rushes.
Solomon did evil in the Lord’s sight; 1 he did not remain loyal to 2 the Lord, like his father David had.
Ahimelech replied to the king, “Who among all your servants is faithful like David? He is the king’s son-in-law, the leader of your bodyguard, and honored in your house!
He did what the Lord approved, 1 but not like David his father. He followed the example of his father Joash. 2
Ahaz was twenty years old when he began to reign, and he reigned for sixteen years in Jerusalem. 1 He did not do what pleased the Lord his God, in contrast to his ancestor David. 2
I am taking the kingdom from him 1 because they have 2 abandoned me and worshiped the Sidonian goddess Astarte, the Moabite god Chemosh, and the Ammonite god Milcom. They have not followed my instructions 3 by doing what I approve and obeying my rules and regulations, like Solomon’s father David did. 4