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2 Chronicles 19

NLT 1 When King Jehoshaphat of Judah arrived safely home in Jerusalem, NIV 1 When Jehoshaphat king of Judah returned safely to his palace in Jerusalem, NLT 2 Jehu son of Hanani the seer went out to meet him. “Why should you help the wicked and love those who hate the ?” he asked the king. “Because of what you have done, the is very angry with you. NIV 2 Jehu the seer, the son of Hanani, went out to meet him and said to the king, "Should you help the wicked and love those who hate the LORD? Because of this, the wrath of the LORD is upon you. NLT 3 Even so, there is some good in you, for you have removed the Asherah poles throughout the land, and you have committed yourself to seeking God.” NIV 3 There is, however, some good in you, for you have rid the land of the Asherah poles and have set your heart on seeking God." NLT 4 Jehoshaphat lived in Jerusalem, but he went out among the people, traveling from Beersheba to the hill country of Ephraim, encouraging the people to return to the , the God of their ancestors. NIV 4 Jehoshaphat lived in Jerusalem, and he went out again among the people from Beersheba to the hill country of Ephraim and turned them back to the LORD, the God of their fathers. NLT 5 He appointed judges throughout the nation in all the fortified towns, NIV 5 He appointed judges in the land, in each of the fortified cities of Judah. NLT 6 and he said to them, “Always think carefully before pronouncing judgment. Remember that you do not judge to please people but to please the . He will be with you when you render the verdict in each case. NIV 6 He told them, "Consider carefully what you do, because you are not judging for man but for the LORD, who is with you whenever you give a verdict. NLT 7 Fear the and judge with integrity, for the our God does not tolerate perverted justice, partiality, or the taking of bribes.” NIV 7 Now let the fear of the LORD be upon you. Judge carefully, for with the LORD our God there is no injustice or partiality or bribery." NLT 8 In Jerusalem, Jehoshaphat appointed some of the Levites and priests and clan leaders in Israel to serve as judges for cases involving the ’s regulations and for civil disputes. NIV 8 In Jerusalem also, Jehoshaphat appointed some of the Levites, priests and heads of Israelite families to administer the law of the LORD and to settle disputes. And they lived in Jerusalem. NLT 9 These were his instructions to them: “You must always act in the fear of the , with faithfulness and an undivided heart. NIV 9 He gave them these orders: "You must serve faithfully and wholeheartedly in the fear of the LORD. NLT 10 Whenever a case comes to you from fellow citizens in an outlying town, whether a murder case or some other violation of God’s laws, commands, decrees, or regulations, you must warn them not to sin against the , so that he will not be angry with you and them. Do this and you will not be guilty. NIV 10 In every case that comes before you from your fellow countrymen who live in the cities--whether bloodshed or other concerns of the law, commands, decrees or ordinances--you are to warn them not to sin against the LORD; otherwise his wrath will come on you and your brothers. Do this, and you will not sin. NLT 11 “Amariah the high priest will have final say in all cases involving the . Zebadiah son of Ishmael, a leader from the tribe of Judah, will have final say in all civil cases. The Levites will assist you in making sure that justice is served. Take courage as you fulfill your duties, and may the be with those who do what is right.” NIV 11 "Amariah the chief priest will be over you in any matter concerning the LORD, and Zebadiah son of Ishmael, the leader of the tribe of Judah, will be over you in any matter concerning the king, and the Levites will serve as officials before you. Act with courage, and may the LORD be with those who do well."