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2 Chronicles 19



1Jehoshaphat, reproved by Jehu, visits his kingdom.
5His instructions to the judges;
8to the priests and Levites.

Verse 1
And Jehoshaphat the king of Judah returned to his house in peace to Jerusalem.
A. M. 3108. B.C. 896. in peace

Verse 2
And Jehu the son of Hanani the seer went out to meet him, and said to king Jehoshaphat, Shouldest thou help the ungodly, and love them that hate the LORD? therefore is wrath upon thee from before the LORD.
And Jehu
20:34; 1 Kings 16:1,7,12
the seer
1 Samuel 9:9
18:3,28; 1 Kings 21:25; Psalms 15:4; 139:21,22; Proverbs 1:10-19; Romans 1:32; Ephesians 5:11; 2 John 1:10,11
hate the Lord
18:7; Exodus 20:5; Deuteronomy 5:9; 7:10; 32:41; 33:11; Psalms 21:8; 68:1; 71:15; John 15:18,23; Romans 1:30; 8:7; James 4:4
is wrath
32:25; Psalms 90:7,8; Romans 1:18; 1 Corinthians 11:31,32

Verse 3
Nevertheless there are good things found in thee, in that thou hast taken away the groves out of the land, and hast prepared thine heart to seek God.
good things
12:12; 17:3-6; 1 Kings 14:13; Romans 7:18
12:14; 30:19; Ezra 7:10; Psalms 57:7

Verse 4
And Jehoshaphat dwelt at Jerusalem: and he went out again through the people from Beersheba to mount Ephraim, and brought them back unto the LORD God of their fathers.
went out again
Heb. returned and went out.
1 Samuel 7:15-17
Genesis 21:33; Judges 20:1
Joshua 17:15; Judges 19:1
15:8-13; 29:10,11; 1 Samuel 7:3,4; Malachi 4:6; Luke 1:17

Verse 5
And he set judges in the land throughout all the fenced cities of Judah, city by city,
8; Deuteronomy 16:18-20; Romans 13:1-5; 1 Peter 2:13,14

Verse 6
And said to the judges, Take heed what ye do: for ye judge not for man, but for the LORD, who is with you in the judgment.
Joshua 22:5; 1 Chronicles 28:10; Luke 12:15; 21:8; Acts 5:35; 22:26
ye judge
Deuteronomy 1:17; Psalms 82:1-6; Ecclesiastes 5:8
Heb. matter of judgment.

Verse 7
Wherefore now let the fear of the LORD be upon you; take heed and do it: for there is no iniquity with the LORD our God, nor respect of persons, nor taking of gifts.
let the
Genesis 42:18; Exodus 18:21,22,25,26; Nehemiah 5:15; Isaiah 1:23-26
no iniquity
Genesis 18:25; Deuteronomy 32:4; Romans 3:5,6; 9:14
respect of persons
Deuteronomy 10:17,18; Job 34:19; Matthew 22:16; Acts 10:34; Romans 2:11; Galatians 2:6; Ephesians 6:9; Colossians 3:25; 1 Peter 1:17
taking of gifts
Exodus 23:8; Deuteronomy 16:18,19; Isaiah 1:23; 33:15; Micah 7:3

Verse 8
Moreover in Jerusalem did Jehoshaphat set of the Levites, and of the priests, and of the chief of the fathers of Israel, for the judgment of the LORD, and for controversies, when they returned to Jerusalem.
17:8; Deuteronomy 17:8-13; 1 Chronicles 23:4; 26:29
the judgment
Exodus 18:19-26; Deuteronomy 21:5; 25:1

Verse 9
And he charged them, saying, Thus shall ye do in the fear of the LORD, faithfully, and with a perfect heart.
in the fear
7; Deuteronomy 1:16,17; 2 Samuel 23:3; Isaiah 11:3-5; 32:1

Verse 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.
between blood
Deuteronomy 17:8-13
warn them
Ezekiel 3:18-21; 33:6; Acts 20:31; 1 Thessalonians 5:14
wrath come
Numbers 16:46; Joshua 22:18-20

Verse 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.
1 Chronicles 6:11
all matters
8; 1 Chronicles 26:30; Malachi 2:7
Deal courageously
Heb. Take courage and do.
Joshua 1:6,9; 1 Chronicles 22:11,16,19; 1 Corinthians 16:13; 2 Timothy 2:1
the Lord
6; 15:2; Psalms 18:25,26; John 14:23,24; Romans 2:4-13; Philippians 4:8,9
the good
Psalms 37:23; 112:5; Proverbs 2:20; Ecclesiastes 2:26; Luke 23:50; Acts 11:24


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Bibliography Information
Torrey, R. A. "Commentary on 2 Chronicles 19:4". "The Treasury of Scripture Knowledge".

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