Then Jehoshaphatstood in the assembly of Judah and Jerusalem, in the house of the LORDbefore the newcourt,
and he said, "O LORD, the God of our fathers, 1are You not God in the heavens ? And 2are You not ruleroverall the kingdoms of the nations ? Power and might are in Your hand so that noone can standagainst You.
"Did You not, O our God, drive out the inhabitants of thislandbefore Your peopleIsrael and 3give it to the descendants of 4Abraham Your friendforever ?
"They have lived in it, and have built You a sanctuary there for Your name, saying,
'5Shouldevilcome upon us, the sword, or judgment, or pestilence, or famine, we will standbeforethishouse and before You (for 6Your name is in thishouse ) and cry to You in our distress, and You will hear and deliver us.'
10"Nowbehold, 7the sons of Ammon and Moab and aMountSeir, 8whom You did not letIsraelinvade when they came out of the land of Egypt (they turnedaside from them and did not destroy them),
11see how they are rewarding us by 9coming to drive us out from Your possessionwhich You have given us as an inheritance.
"O our God, 10will You not judge them? For we are powerlessbeforethisgreatmultitude who are comingagainst us; nor do we knowwhat to do, but 11our eyes are on You."