2 Chronicles 19:5

5 He appointed 1judges in the land in all 2the fortified cities of Judah, city by city,

2 Chronicles 19:5 Meaning and Commentary

2 Chronicles 19:5

And he set judges in the land throughout all the fenced cities
of Judah, city by city
Inferior judges in lesser courts of judicature than that at Jerusalem, and that in every city, that judgment and justice might be executed everywhere; such were appointed by David, but had been neglected, and now restored, see ( 1 Chronicles 26:29 1 Chronicles 26:32 ) .

2 Chronicles 19:5 In-Context

3 Nevertheless, some good is found in you, for you destroyed the Asherahs out of the land, and have set your heart to seek God."
4 Jehoshaphat lived at Jerusalem. And he went out again among the people, from Beersheba to the hill country of Ephraim, and brought them back to the LORD, the God of their fathers.
5 He appointed judges in the land in all the fortified cities of Judah, city by city,
6 and said to the judges, "Consider what you do, for you judge not for man but for the LORD. He is with you in giving judgment.
7 Now then, let the fear of the LORD be upon you. Be careful what you do, for there is no injustice with the LORD our God, or partiality or taking bribes."

Cross References 2

  • 1. [Deuteronomy 16:18]
  • 2. See 2 Chronicles 11:5
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