2 Chronicles 19:7

7 Live in the fear of God - be most careful, for God hates dishonesty, partiality, and bribery."

2 Chronicles 19:7 Meaning and Commentary

2 Chronicles 19:7

Wherefore now let the fear of the Lord be upon you
And act as having that before your eyes, and on your hearts:

take heed and do it;
do the commands enjoined them by him, and do judgment according to the law of God:

for there is no iniquity with the Lord our God;
none in his nature, nor in his law; none commanded nor approved of by him, and therefore none should be done by his representatives in judgment:

nor respect of persons;
whether high or low, rich or poor:

nor taking of gifts;
he accepts not the faces of men, nor receives bribes, nor should his judges; this is forbidden by him, ( Deuteronomy 16:19 ) .

2 Chronicles 19:7 In-Context

5 And he was diligent in appointing judges in the land - each of the fortress cities had its judge.
6 He charged the judges: "This is serious work; do it carefully. You are not merely judging between men and women; these are God's judgments that you are passing on.
7 Live in the fear of God - be most careful, for God hates dishonesty, partiality, and bribery."
8 In Jerusalem Jehoshaphat also appointed Levites, priests, and family heads to decide on matters that had to do with worship and mediating local differences.
9 He charged them: "Do your work in the fear of God; be dependable and honest in your duties.