Then Jehoshaphat the king of Judahreturned in safety to his house in Jerusalem.
21Jehu the son of Hanani the seerwent out to meet him and said to KingJehoshaphat, "2Should you help the wicked and love those who hate the LORD and a3so bring wrath on yourself from the LORD ?
"But b4there is some good in you, for 5you have removed the cAsheroth from the land and you 6have set your heart to seekGod."
So Jehoshaphatlived in Jerusalem and went out again among the people from Beersheba to the hillcountry of Ephraim and 7brought them back to the LORD, the God of their fathers.
He appointed8judges in the land in all the fortifiedcities of Judah, city by city.
He said to the judges, "Considerwhat you are doing, for 9you do not judge for man but for the LORD who is with you dwhen you renderjudgment.
7"Now then let the fear of the LORD be upon you; ebe very careful what you do, for fthe LORD our God will 10haveno part in unrighteousness11or partiality or the taking of a bribe."
In JerusalemalsoJehoshaphatappointedsome12of the Levites and priests, and some of the heads of the fathers' households of Israel, for the judgment of the LORD and to judgegdisputes among the inhabitants of Jerusalem.
Then he charged them saying, "Thus you shall do in the fear of the LORD, faithfully and wholeheartedly .
"13Wheneveranydisputecomes to you from your brethren who live in their cities, betweenblood and blood, betweenlaw 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.
11"Behold, Amariah the chiefpriest will be over you in h15all that pertains to the LORD, and Zebadiah the son of Ishmael, the ruler of the house of Judah, in iall that pertains to the king. Also the Levites shall be officersbefore you. j16Actresolutely, and the LORD be with the upright."