2 Chronicles 19:11

11 And, behold, Amariah the chief priest is over you in all matters of the LORD; and Zebadiah the son of Ishmael, the ruler of the house of Judah, for all the king's matters: also the Levites shall be officers before you. Deal[a] courageously, and the LORD shall be with the good.

2 Chronicles 19:11 Meaning and Commentary

2 Chronicles 19:11

And, behold, Amariah the chief priest is over you in all
matters of the Lord
He being high priest, presided in this court in all things sacred, or which respected the worship of God; and was present to give his advice, and direct in the determination of all such matters that should come before them, according to the laws and statutes provided in such cases; though it may be he was only a common priest that was chief over them, or the president of this court:

and Zebadiah the son of Ishmael, the ruler of the house of Judah;
the prince of the tribe of Judah:

for all the king's matters;
such as related to civil government, and which were not so clearly determined by positive laws:

also the Levites shall be officers before you;
to execute the sentences that should be passed by them:

deal courageously;
fear not the faces of any, but judge righteously and faithfully:

and the Lord shall be with the good;
with good men that do good, to bestow all needful good upon them, to protect and defend them; the Targum is,

``the Word of the Lord shall be for your help, who is good.''

2 Chronicles 19:11 In-Context

9 And he charged them, saying, Thus shall ye do in the fear of the LORD, faithfully, and with a perfect heart.
10 And what cause soever shall come to you of your brethren that dwell in their cities, between blood and blood, between law and commandment, statutes and judgments, ye shall even warn them that they trespass not against the LORD, and so wrath come upon you, and upon your brethren: this do, and ye shall not trespass.
11 And, behold, Amariah the chief priest is over you in all matters of the LORD; and Zebadiah the son of Ishmael, the ruler of the house of Judah, for all the king's matters: also the Levites shall be officers before you. Deal courageously, and the LORD shall be with the good.

Footnotes 1

  • [a]. Deal...: Heb. Take courage and do