Bishops' Bible

2 Chronicles 19

Jehoshaphat, reproved by Jehu, visiteth his kingdom.

2 Chronicles 19:1 And Iehosaphat the king of Iuda came home againe in peace to Hierusalem. 2 Chronicles 19:2 And Iehu the sonne of Hanani the sear went out to meete him, and sayd to king Iehosaphat: Wouldest thou helpe the vngodly, and loue them that hate the Lorde? Therfore is wrath come downe vpon thee from before the Lorde: 2 Chronicles 19:3 Neuerthelesse, there are some good actes founde in thee, in that thou hast hewen downe the groues out of the lande, and hast prepared thyne heart to seke God. 2 Chronicles 19:4 And Iehosaphat dwelt at Hierusalem, and turned and went out to the people from Beerseba to mount Ephraim, and brought them againe vnto the Lorde God of their fathers.

His instructions to the judges,

2 Chronicles 19:5 And he set iudges in the lande throughout all the strong cities of Iuda, citie by citie: 2 Chronicles 19:6 And sayde to the iudges, Take heede what ye do: for ye execute not the iudgementes of man, but of God, whiche is with you in the iudgement. 2 Chronicles 19:7 Wherfore now let the feare of the Lord be vpon you, and take heede, & be doyng [the thing that pleaseth hym] for there is no vnrighteousnes with the Lorde our God, that he shoulde haue any respect of persons, or take rewardes.

to the priests and Levites.

2 Chronicles 19:8 Moreouer, in Hierusalem did Iehosaphat set of the Leuites, & of the priestes, and of the auncient fathers, ouer Israel in the iudgement and cause of the Lord: And they returned againe to Hierusale. 2 Chronicles 19:9 And he charged them, saying, Thus shal ye do in the feare of the Lord faythfully, and with a pure heart: 2 Chronicles 19:10 What cause soeuer come to you of your brethren that dwell in their cities, betweene blood and blood, betweene lawe and commaundemet, betweene statutes and ordinaunces: ye shall warne them that they trespasse not against ye Lorde, and so wrath come vpon you and your brethren: Thus do, & ye shal not offende. 2 Chronicles 19:11 And beholde, Amaria the hie priest is among you in all matters of the Lorde, and Zebadia the sonne of Ismael, a ruler of the house of Iuda for all the kinges matters: There be officers of the Leuites also before you, Take courage to you therfore, and be doyng [manfully] and the Lorde shalbe with such as be good.

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