Jehu Rebukes Jehoshaphat

1 Then Jehoshaphat the king of Judah returned in safety to his house in Jerusalem.
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      2 1Jehu the son of Hanani the seer went out to meet him and said to King Jehoshaphat, "2Should you help the wicked and love those who hate the LORD and 3so bring wrath on yourself from the LORD?
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      3 "But 4there is some good in you, for 5you have removed the Asheroth from the land and you 6have set your heart to seek God."
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        • b 19:3 - Lit "good things are found"
        • c 19:3 - I.e. wooden pillars
          4 So Jehoshaphat lived in Jerusalem and went out again among the people from Beersheba to the hill country of Ephraim and 7brought them back to the LORD, the God of their fathers.
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          5 He appointed 8judges in the land in all the fortified cities of Judah, city by city.
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          6 He said to the judges, "Consider what you are doing, for 9you do not judge for man but for the LORD who is with you when you render judgment.
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            • d 19:6 - Lit "in the word of judgment"
              7 "Now then let the fear of the LORD be upon you; be very careful what you do, for the LORD our God will 10have no part in unrighteousness 11or partiality * or the taking of a bribe."
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                • e 19:7 - Lit "be careful and do"
                • f 19:7 - Lit "there is not with the LORD our God"
                  8 In Jerusalem also Jehoshaphat appointed some 12of the Levites and priests, and some of the heads of the fathers' households of Israel, for the judgment of the LORD and to judge disputes among the inhabitants of Jerusalem.
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                    • g 19:8 - So the versions; Heb reads "disputes. And they returned to Jerusalem," or "And they lived in Jerusalem"
                      9 Then he charged them saying, "Thus you shall do in the fear of the LORD, faithfully and wholeheartedly *.
                      10 "13Whenever any dispute comes to you from your brethren who live in their cities, between blood and blood, between law and commandment, statutes and ordinances, you shall warn them so that they may not be guilty before the LORD, and 14wrath may not come on you and your brethren. Thus you shall do and you will not be guilty.
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                      11 "Behold, Amariah the chief priest will be over you in 15all that pertains to the LORD, and Zebadiah the son of Ishmael, the ruler of the house of Judah, in all that pertains to the king. Also the Levites shall be officers before you. 16Act resolutely, and the LORD be with the upright."
                      References for 2 Chronicles 19:11
                        • h 19:11 - Lit "every matter of"
                        • i 19:11 - Lit "every matter of"
                        • j 19:11 - Lit "Be strong and do"