Compare Translations for 2 Chronicles 19:1

2 Chronicles 19:1 ASV
And Jehoshaphat the king of Judah returned to his house in peace to Jerusalem.
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2 Chronicles 19:1 BBE
And Jehoshaphat, king of Judah, went back to his house in Jerusalem in peace.
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2 Chronicles 19:1 CEB
Upon the safe arrival of Judah's King Jehoshaphat to his palace in Jerusalem,
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2 Chronicles 19:1 CJB
Then Y'hoshafat the king of Y'hudah returned home to Yerushalayim in peace.
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2 Chronicles 19:1 RHE
And Josaphat king of Juda returned to his house in peace to Jerusalem.
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2 Chronicles 19:1 ESV
Jehoshaphat the king of Judah returned in safety to his house in Jerusalem.
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2 Chronicles 19:1 GW
King Jehoshaphat of Judah returned safely to his home in Jerusalem.
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2 Chronicles 19:1 GNT
King Jehoshaphat of Judah returned safely to his palace in Jerusalem.
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2 Chronicles 19:1 HNV
Yehoshafat the king of Yehudah returned to his house in shalom to Yerushalayim.
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2 Chronicles 19:1 CSB
Jehoshaphat king of Judah returned to his home in Jerusalem in peace.
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2 Chronicles 19:1 KJV
And Jehoshaphat the king of Judah returned to his house in peace to Jerusalem.
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2 Chronicles 19:1 LEB
Then Jehoshaphat king of Judah returned to his house in peace to Jerusalem.
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2 Chronicles 19:1 NAS
Then Jehoshaphat the king of Judah returned in safety to his house in Jerusalem.
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2 Chronicles 19:1 NCV
Jehoshaphat king of Judah came back safely to his palace in Jerusalem.
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2 Chronicles 19:1 NIRV
Jehoshaphat, the king of Judah, returned safely to his palace in Jerusalem.
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2 Chronicles 19:1 NIV
When Jehoshaphat king of Judah returned safely to his palace in Jerusalem,
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2 Chronicles 19:1 NKJV
Then Jehoshaphat the king of Judah returned safely to his house in Jerusalem.
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2 Chronicles 19:1 NLT
When King Jehoshaphat of Judah arrived safely home to Jerusalem,
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2 Chronicles 19:1 NRS
King Jehoshaphat of Judah returned in safety to his house in Jerusalem.
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2 Chronicles 19:1 RSV
Jehosh'aphat the king of Judah returned in safety to his house in Jerusalem.
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2 Chronicles 19:1 DBY
And Jehoshaphat king of Judah returned to his house in peace to Jerusalem.
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2 Chronicles 19:1 MSG
But Jehoshaphat king of Judah got home safe and sound.
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2 Chronicles 19:1 WBT
And Jehoshaphat the king of Judah returned to his house in peace to Jerusalem.
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2 Chronicles 19:1 TMB
And Jehoshaphat the king of Judah returned to his house in peace to Jerusalem.
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2 Chronicles 19:1 TNIV
When Jehoshaphat king of Judah returned safely to his palace in Jerusalem,
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2 Chronicles 19:1 WEB
Jehoshaphat the king of Judah returned to his house in peace to Jerusalem.
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2 Chronicles 19:1 WYC
Forsooth Jehoshaphat, king of Judah, turned again peaceably into his house into Jerusalem. (And Jehoshaphat, the king of Judah, returned safely to his house, that is, his palace, in Jerusalem.)
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2 Chronicles 19:1 YLT
And Jehoshaphat king of Judah turneth back unto his house in peace to Jerusalem,
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2 Chronicles 19 Commentary - Matthew Henry Commentary on the Whole Bible (Concise)

Chapter 19

Jehoshaphat visits his kingdom.

- Whenever we return in peace to our houses, we ought to acknowledge God's providence in preserving our going out and coming in. And if we have been kept through more than common dangers, we are, in a special manner, bound to be thankful. Distinguishing mercies lay us under strong obligations. The prophet tells Jehoshaphat he had done very ill in joining Ahab. He took the reproof well. See the effect the reproof had upon him. He strictly searched his own kingdom. By what the prophet said, Jehoshaphat perceived that his former attempts for reformation were well-pleasing to God; therefore he did what was then left undone. It is good when commendations quicken us to our duty. There are diversities of gifts and operations, but all from the same Spirit, and for the public good; and as every one has received the gift, so let him minister the same. Blessed be God for magistrates and ministers, scribes and statesmen, men of books, and men of business. Observe the charge the king gave. They must do all in the fear of the Lord, with a perfect, upright heart. And they must make it their constant care to prevent sin, as an offence to God, and what would bring wrath on the people.

2 Chronicles 19 Commentary - Commentary Critical and Explanatory on the Whole Bible

CHAPTER 19

2 Chronicles 19:1-4 . JEHOSHAPHAT VISITS HIS KINGDOM.

1-4. Jehoshaphat . . . returned to his house in peace--(See 2 Chronicles 18:16 ). Not long after he had resumed the ordinary functions of royalty in Jerusalem, he was one day disturbed by an unexpected and ominous visit from a prophet of the Lord ( 2 Chronicles 19:2 ). This was Jehu, of whose father we read in 2 Chronicles 16:7 . He himself had been called to discharge the prophetic office in Israel. But probably for his bold rebuke to Baasha ( 1 Kings 16:1 ), he had been driven by that arbitrary monarch within the territory of Judah, where we now find him with the privileged license of his order, taking the same religious supervision of Jehoshaphat's proceedings as he had formerly done of Baasha's. At the interview here described, he condemned, in the strongest terms, the king of Judah's imprudent and incongruous league with Ahab--God's open enemy ( 1 Kings 22:2 )--as an unholy alliance that would be conducive neither to the honor and comfort of his house nor to the best interests of his kingdom. He apprised Jehoshaphat that, on account of that grave offense, "wrath was upon him from before the Lord," a judgment that was inflicted soon after (see 2 Chronicles 20:1 ). The prophet's rebuke, however, was administered in a mingled strain of severity and mildness; for he interposed "a nevertheless" ( 2 Chronicles 19:3 ), which implied that the threatened storm would be averted, in token of the divine approval of his public efforts for the promotion of the true religion, as well as of the sincere piety of his personal character and life.

4. he went out again through the people--This means his reappointing the commissioners of public instruction ( 2 Chronicles 17:7-9 ), perhaps with new powers and a larger staff of assistants to overtake every part of the land. The complement of teachers required for that purpose would be easily obtained because the whole tribe of Levites was now concentrated within the kingdom of Judah.

2 Chronicles 19:5-7 . HIS INSTRUCTIONS TO THE JUDGES.

5-7. he set judges in the land--There had been judicial courts established at an early period. But Jehoshaphat was the first king who modified these institutions according to the circumstances of the now fragmentary kingdom of Judah. He fixed local courts in each of the fortified cities, these being the provincial capitals of every district

2 Chronicles 19:8-11 . TO THE PRIESTS AND LEVITES.

8. set of the Levites . . . priests, and of the chief of the fathers of Israel--A certain number of these three classes constituted a supreme court, which sat in Jerusalem to review appellate cases from the inferior courts. It consisted of two divisions: the first of which had jurisdiction in ecclesiastical matters; the second, in civil, fiscal, and criminal cases. According to others, the two divisions of the supreme court adjudicated: the one according to the law contained in the sacred books; the other according to the law of custom and equity. As in Eastern countries at the present day, the written and unwritten law are objects of separate jurisdiction.