2 Chronicles 20:26

26 On the fourth day they assembled in the Valley of Berakah, where they praised the LORD. This is why it is called the Valley of Berakah[a] to this day.

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2 Chronicles 20:26 in Other Translations

KJV
26 And on the fourth day they assembled themselves in the valley of Berachah; for there they blessed the LORD: therefore the name of the same place was called, The valley of Berachah, unto this day.
ESV
26 On the fourth day they assembled in the Valley of Beracah, for there they blessed the LORD. Therefore the name of that place has been called the Valley of Beracah to this day.
NLT
26 On the fourth day they gathered in the Valley of Blessing, which got its name that day because the people praised and thanked the LORD there. It is still called the Valley of Blessing today.
MSG
26 On the fourth day they came together at the Valley of Blessing (Beracah) and blessed God (that's how it got the name, Valley of Blessing).
CSB
26 They assembled in the Valley of Beracah on the fourth day, for there they praised the Lord. Therefore, that place is still called the Valley of Beracah today.

2 Chronicles 20:26 Meaning and Commentary

2 Chronicles 20:26

And on the fourth day they assembled themselves in the valley
of Berachah
As it was afterwards called from what they did there, as follows, which was the reason of its name: for there they blessed the Lord;
returned thanks to him for this wonderful appearance on their behalf, and gave him the glory of it; no doubt but they had given him praise before in some sort and manner, but now in a set, solemn, and public manner, with one heart and voice they united in ascribing honour, blessing, and glory to him: therefore the name of the same place was called the valley of Berachah
unto this day;
the valley of Blessing; this name it bore in the times of Ezra, the writer of this book, even after the Jews returned from the Babylonish captivity; it is thought to be the same that is called by Jerom F23 Cepharbarucha, which he speaks of as not far from Engedi, see ( 2 Chronicles 20:2 ) , others will have it to be the same with the valley of Jehoshaphat, but not so likely, that seems to be nearer Jerusalem.


FOOTNOTES:

F23 Epitaph. Paulae.

2 Chronicles 20:26 In-Context

24 When the men of Judah came to the place that overlooks the desert and looked toward the vast army, they saw only dead bodies lying on the ground; no one had escaped.
25 So Jehoshaphat and his men went to carry off their plunder, and they found among them a great amount of equipment and clothing and also articles of value—more than they could take away. There was so much plunder that it took three days to collect it.
26 On the fourth day they assembled in the Valley of Berakah, where they praised the LORD. This is why it is called the Valley of Berakah to this day.
27 Then, led by Jehoshaphat, all the men of Judah and Jerusalem returned joyfully to Jerusalem, for the LORD had given them cause to rejoice over their enemies.
28 They entered Jerusalem and went to the temple of the LORD with harps and lyres and trumpets.

Footnotes 1

  • [a]. "Berakah" means "praise."
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