And Jehoshaphatstood in the congregation of Judah and Jerusalem, in the house of the LORD,before the newcourt,6
And said , O LORDGod of our fathers, art not thou God in heaven? and rulest not thou over all the kingdoms of the heathen? and in thine hand is there not power and might, so that none is able to withstand thee?
Art not thou our God, who didst drive out the inhabitants of this landbefore thy peopleIsrael, and gavest it to the seed of Abraham thy friend for ever?8
And they dwelt therein, and have built thee a sanctuary therein for thy name,saying ,
If, when evilcometh upon us, as the sword,judgment, or pestilence, or famine, we standbefore this house, and in thy presence, (for thy name is in this house,) and cry unto thee in our affliction, then thou wilt hear and help .
And now, behold, the children of Ammon and Moab and mountSeir, whom thou wouldest not letIsraelinvade , when they came out of the land of Egypt, but they turned from them, and destroyed them not;
Behold, I say, how they reward us, to come to cast us out of thy possession, which thou hast given us to inherit .
O our God, wilt thou not judge them? for we have no mightagainst this greatcompany that cometh against us; neither knowwe what to do : but our eyes are upon thee.