And he said, "Listen, all Judah and inhabitants of Jerusalem and King Jehoshaphat: Thus says the LORD to you, 1'Do not be afraid and do not be dismayed at this great horde, 2for the battle is not yours but God's.
Tomorrow go down against them. Behold, they will come up by the ascent of Ziz. You will find them at the end of 3the valley, east of the wilderness of Jeruel.
174You will not need to fight in this battle. Stand firm, hold your position, and see the salvation of the LORD on your behalf, O Judah and Jerusalem.'5Do not be afraid and do not be dismayed. Tomorrow go out against them, 6and the LORD will be with you."
Then Jehoshaphat 7bowed his head with his face to the ground, and all Judah and the inhabitants of Jerusalem fell down before the LORD, worshiping the LORD.
And the Levites, of the 8Kohathites and the 9Korahites, stood up to praise the LORD, the God of Israel, with a very loud voice.
And they rose early in the morning and went out into 10the wilderness of Tekoa. And when they went out, Jehoshaphat stood and said, "Hear me, Judah and inhabitants of Jerusalem! 11Believe in the LORD your God, and you will be established; believe his prophets, and you will succeed."
And when he had taken counsel with the people, he appointed those who were to sing to the LORD and praise him 12in holy attire, as they went before the army, and say, 13"Give thanks to the LORD, for his steadfast love endures forever."
And when they began to sing and praise, the LORD set 14an ambush against the men of 15Ammon, Moab, and Mount Seir, who had come against Judah, so that they were routed.
For the men of Ammon and Moab rose against the inhabitants of Mount Seir, devoting them to destruction, and when they had made an end of the inhabitants of Seir, 16they all helped to destroy one another.
When Judah came to the watchtower of the wilderness, they looked toward the horde, and behold, therea were dead bodies lying on the ground; none had escaped.
When Jehoshaphat and his people came to take their spoil, they found among them, in great numbers, goods, clothing, and precious things, which they took for themselves until they could carry no more. They were three days in taking the spoil, it was so much.