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2 Chronicles 19

Jehoshaphat, reproved by Jehu, visiteth his kingdom.

2 Chronicles 19:1 And Jehoshaphat king of Judah returned to his house in peace to Jerusalem. 2 Chronicles 19:2 And Jehu the son of Hanani, the seer, went out to meet him, and said to king Jehoshaphat, Shouldest thou help the ungodly, and love them that hate Jehovah? Therefore is wrath upon thee from Jehovah. 2 Chronicles 19:3 Nevertheless there are good things found in thee; for thou hast put away the Asherahs out of the land, and hast directed thy heart to seek God. 2 Chronicles 19:4 And Jehoshaphat dwelt in Jerusalem; and he went out again among the people from Beer-sheba to mount Ephraim, and brought them back to Jehovah the God of their fathers.

His instructions to the judges,

2 Chronicles 19:5 And he set judges in the land throughout the fortified cities of Judah, city by city. 2 Chronicles 19:6 And he said to the judges, Take heed what ye do; for ye judge not for man, but for Jehovah, who will be with you in the matter of judgment. 2 Chronicles 19:7 And now, let the terror of Jehovah be upon you; be careful what ye do, for there is no iniquity with Jehovah, nor respect of persons, nor taking of presents.

to the priests and Levites.

2 Chronicles 19:8 —And moreover in Jerusalem did Jehoshaphat set some of the Levites and priests, and of the chief fathers of Israel, for the judgment of Jehovah and for causes.—And they returned to Jerusalem. 2 Chronicles 19:9 And he charged them saying, Thus shall ye do in the fear of Jehovah faithfully and with a perfect heart. 2 Chronicles 19:10 And what cause soever comes to you of your brethren that dwell in their cities, between blood and blood, between law and commandment, statutes and ordinances, ye shall even warn them that they trespass not against Jehovah, and so wrath come upon you and upon your brethren: this do and ye shall not trespass. 2 Chronicles 19:11 And behold, Amariah the chief priest is over you in all matters of Jehovah, and Zebadiah the son of Ishmael, prince of the house of Judah, in all the king's matters; and ye have the Levites before you as officers. Be strong and do it, and Jehovah will be with the good.

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