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Jehu Rebukes Jehoshaphat

1 Then Jehoshaphat the king of Judah returned in safety to his house in Jerusalem. 2 aJehu the son of Hanani the seer went out to meet him and said to King Jehoshaphat, “bShould you help the wicked and love those who hate the LORD and Icso [bring] wrath on yourself from the LORD? 3 But Iathere is [some] good in you, for byou have removed the IIAsheroth from the land and you chave set your heart to seek God.”

[2] ILit by this a1K 16:1; 2Ch 20:34 b2Ch 18:1, 3 c2Ch 24:18
[3] ILit good things are found III.e. wooden pillars a2Ch 12:12 b2Ch 17:6 c2Ch 12:14

4 ¶ So Jehoshaphat lived in Jerusalem and went out again among the people from Beersheba to the hill country of Ephraim and abrought them back to the LORD, the God of their fathers.

[4] a2Ch 15:8-13

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5 He appointed ajudges in the land in all the fortified cities of Judah, city by city. 6 He said to the judges, “Consider what you are doing, for ayou do not judge for man but for the LORD who is with you Iwhen you render judgment. 7 Now then let the fear of the LORD be upon you; Ibe very careful what you do, for IIthe LORD our God will ahave no part in unrighteousness bor partiality or the taking of a bribe.”

[5] aDt 16:18-20
[6] ILit in the word of judgment aLv 19:15; Dt 1:17
[7] ILit be careful and do IILit there is not with the LORD our God aGn 18:25; Dt 32:4 bDt 10:17, 18

8 ¶ In Jerusalem also Jehoshaphat appointed some aof the Levites and priests, and some of the heads of the fathers’ [households] of Israel, for the judgment of the LORD and to judge Idisputes among the inhabitants of Jerusalem. 9 Then he charged them saying, “Thus you shall do in the fear of the LORD, faithfully and wholeheartedly. 10 aWhenever any dispute comes to you from your brethren who live in their cities, between blood and blood, between law and commandment, statutes and ordinances, you shall warn them so that they may not be guilty before the LORD, and bwrath may [not] come on you and your brethren. Thus you shall do and you will not be guilty. 11 Behold, Amariah the chief priest will be over you in Iaall that pertains to the LORD, and Zebadiah the son of Ishmael, the ruler of the house of Judah, in Iall that pertains to the king. Also the Levites shall be officers before you. IIbAct resolutely, and the LORD be with the upright.”

[8] ISo the versions; Heb reads disputes. And they returned to Jerusalem, or And they lived in Jerusalem a2Ch 17:8, 9
[10] aDt 17:8 b2Ch 19:2
[11] ILit every matter of IILit Be strong and do a2Ch 19:8 b1Ch 28:20


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Jehoshaphat, reproved by Jehu, visiteth his kingdom.

1 ¶ And Jehoshaphat the king of Judah returned to his house in peace to Jerusalem. 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 the LORD? therefore [is] wrath upon thee from before the LORD. 3 Nevertheless there are good things found in thee, in that thou hast taken away the groves out of the land, and hast prepared thine heart to seek God. 4 And Jehoshaphat dwelt at Jerusalem: and he went out again through the people from Beersheba to mount Ephraim, and brought them back unto the LORD God of their fathers.

[1] 2Ch 18:31.
[2] Ex 20:5; Dt 5:9; 7:10; 32:41; 33:11; 1S 9:9; 1K 16:1, 7, 12; 21:25; 2Ch 16:7; 18:3, 7, 28; 20:34; 32:25; Ps 15:4; 21:8; 68:1; 71:15; 90:7; 139:21; Pv 1:10; Jn 15:18, 23; Ro 1:18, 30, 32; 8:7; 1Co 11:31; Ep 5:11; Jm 4:4; 2Jn 1:10.
[3] 1K 14:13; 2Ch 12:12, 14; 17:3; 30:19; Ezr 7:10; Ps 57:7; Ro 7:18.
[4] Gn 21:33; Jsh 17:15; Jg 19:1; 20:1; 1S 7:3, 15; 2Ch 15:8; 29:10; Mal 4:6; Lk 1:17.

His instructions to the judges,

5 ¶ And he set judges in the land throughout all the fenced cities of Judah, city by city, 6 And said to the judges, Take heed what ye do: for ye judge not for man, but for the LORD, who [is] with you in the judgment. 7 Wherefore now let the fear of the LORD be upon you; take heed and do [it]: for [there is] no iniquity with the LORD our God, nor respect of persons, nor taking of gifts.

[5] Dt 16:18; 2Ch 19:8; Ro 13:1; 1P 2:13.
[6] Dt 1:17; Jsh 22:5; 1Ch 28:10; Ps 82:1; Ec 5:8; Lk 12:15; 21:8; Ac 5:35; 22:26.
[7] Gn 18:25; 42:18; Ex 18:21, 25; 23:8; Dt 10:17; 16:18; 32:4; Ne 5:15; Jb 34:19; Is 1:23; 33:15; Mi 7:3; Mt 22:16; Ac 10:34; Ro 2:11; 3:5; 9:14; Ga 2:6; Ep 6:9; Col 3:25; 1P 1:17.

to the priests and Levites.

8 ¶ Moreover in Jerusalem did Jehoshaphat set of the Levites, and [of] the priests, and of the chief of the fathers of Israel, for the judgment of the LORD, and for controversies, when they returned to Jerusalem. 9 And he charged them, saying, Thus shall ye do in the fear of the LORD, faithfully, and with a perfect heart. 10 And what cause soever shall come to you of your brethren that dwell in their cities, between blood and blood, between law and commandment, statutes and judgments, ye shall even warn them that they trespass not against the LORD, and [so] wrath come upon you, and upon your brethren: this do, and ye shall not trespass. 11 And, behold, Amariah the chief priest [is] over you in all matters of the LORD; and Zebadiah the son of Ishmael, the ruler of the house of Judah, for all the king's matters: also the Levites [shall be] officers before you. Deal courageously, and the LORD shall be with the good.

[8] Ex 18:19; Dt 17:8; 21:5; 25:1; 1Ch 23:4; 26:29; 2Ch 17:8.
[9] Dt 1:16; 2S 23:3; 2Ch 19:7; Is 11:3; 32:1.
[10] Nu 16:46; Dt 17:8; Jsh 22:18; Ezk 3:18; 33:6; Ac 20:31; 1Th 5:14.
[11] Jsh 1:6, 9; 1Ch 6:11; 22:11, 16, 19; 26:30; 2Ch 15:2; 19:6, 8; Ps 18:25; 37:23; 112:5; Pv 2:20; Ec 2:26; Mal 2:7; Lk 23:50; Jn 14:23; Ac 11:24; Ro 2:4; 1Co 16:13; Php 4:8; 2Ti 2:1.


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