And Jehoshaphat stood in the assembly of Judah and Jerusalem, in the house of the LORD, before the new court,
and said, "O LORD, God of our fathers, are you not 1God in heaven? You 2rule over all the kingdoms of the nations. 3In your hand are power and might, so that none is able to withstand you.
Did you not, our God, 4drive out the inhabitants of this land before your people Israel, and give it forever to the descendants of 5Abraham your friend?
And they have lived in it and have built for you in it a sanctuary for your name, saying,
6'If disaster comes upon us, the sword, judgment, or pestilence, or famine, 7we will stand before this house and before you--8for your name is in this house--and cry out to you in our affliction, and you will hear and save.'
And now behold, the men of 9Ammon and Moab and 10Mount Seir, whom 11you would not let Israel invade when they came from the land of Egypt, 12and whom they avoided and did not destroy--
behold, they reward us 13by coming to drive us out of your possession, which you have given us to inherit.
O our God, will you not 14execute judgment on them? For we are powerless against this great horde that is coming against us. We do not know what to do, but 15our eyes are on you."