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Bible Commentaries

Morgan's Exposition on the Whole Bible

2 Chronicles 19

Verses 1-11

Returning to Jerusalem, Jehoshaphat was rebuked by Jehu, the son of Hanani, in words which it would be well for all of us perpetually to bear in mind: "Shouldest thou help the wicked, and love them that hate the Lord?"

Evidently Jehoshaphat realized his wrong, and showed his repentance in a new mission, to bring his people back to Jehovah and to establish the internal administration of the kingdom in righteousness.

His words addressed to the judges are full of value, and of perpetual application. Those who are called on at any time and in any way to administer justice are acting for God, and not for man. They are not seeking to serve men, but to maintain the strict cause of justice, which is to be measured only' by divine standards. With God there is no iniquity, no respect of persons, no taking of bribes. So must it be with those who act as judges. Thus, and thus only, are the true interests of men served. To seek to please men is to be unjust to men. To seek to please God is to be just to men.

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Morgan, G. Campbell. "Commentary on 2 Chronicles 19". "Morgan's Exposition on the Bible". 1857-84.