2 Chronicles 19
Jehoshaphat, reproved by Jehu, visiteth his kingdom.
2 Chronicles 19:1 And Iehosaphat the kynge of Iuda came home agayne in peace to Ierusalem. 2 Chronicles 19:2 And Iehu the sonne of Hanam the sear went out to mete hym, and sayde to kynge Iehosaphat: Woldest þu helpe the vngodly, and loue them þt hate the Lorde? Therfore is wrath come downe vpon the, from before the Lorde. 2 Chronicles 19:3 Neuertheles, there are some good actes founde in the, in þt thou hast hewen downe the groues out of the lande, and hast prepared thyne herte to seke God. 2 Chronicles 19:4 And so Iehosaphat dwelt at Ierusalem: & turned & went out to the people from Beerseba to mount Ephraim, & brought them again vnto þe Lord God of their fathers.
His instructions to the judges,
2 Chronicles 19:5 And he set iudges in the lande thorowout all the strong cityes of Iuda, citye by citye: 2 Chronicles 19:6 & sayde to the iudges: take hede what ye do, for ye execute not the iudgmentes of man, but of God, which is wt you in the iudgement. 2 Chronicles 19:7 Wherfore nowe, let the feare of þe Lorde be vpon you, and take hede, & be doyng the thynge þt pleaseth hym. For ther is no vnryghtewesnes wt the Lord oure God: þt he shulde haue any respecte of persones, or take rewardes.
to the priests and Levites.
2 Chronicles 19:8 Moreouer, in Ierusalem dyd Iehosaphat set of the leuites, and of the prestes and of the auncient fathers ouer Israel, in þe iudgement & cause of þe Lord. And they returned agayne to Ierusalem. 2 Chronicles 19:9 And he charged them saying: Thus shall ye do in the feare of the Lorde, wt the trueth & a pure herte: 2 Chronicles 19:10 What cause soeuer come to you of your brethren þt dwell in their cyties, betwene bloud & bloud, betwene law and commaundment, betwene statutes & ordynaunces, ye shall warne them, þt they trespace not agaynst the Lorde, & so wrath come vpon you & on youre brethren. Thus do, & ye shall not offende. 2 Chronicles 19:11 And behold, Amaria þe hye prest is amonge you in all matters of the Lord, & Zebadia the sonne of Ismael, a ruler of the house of Iuda, he is ouer soch busynesses as concerne the kyng: there be offycers of the leuites also before you. Take courage to you therfore, and be doynge manfully: and the Lorde shalbe with soche as be good.