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 2 Chronicles 20:1 - 30
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   Book of 2 Chronicles
   Chapter 20  - Click for Chapter Audio
20:1 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
[ Original: Hebrew / Greek | Multi-Translation ]
Now it came about after this that the sons of Moab and the sons of Ammon, together with some of the Meunites, R346 F167 came to make war against Jehoshaphat.
 
20:2 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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Then some came and reported to Jehoshaphat, saying, "A great multitude is coming against you from beyond the sea, out of Aram F168 and behold, they are in Hazazon-tamar R347 (that is Engedi)."
 
20:3 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
[ Original: Hebrew / Greek | Multi-Translation ]
Jehoshaphat was afraid and turned R348 F169 his attention to seek the LORD, and proclaimed R349 a fast throughout all Judah.
 
20:4 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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So Judah gathered together to seek R350 help from the LORD; they even came from all the cities of Judah to seek the LORD.
 
20:5 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
[ Original: Hebrew / Greek | Multi-Translation ]
Then Jehoshaphat stood in the assembly of Judah and Jerusalem, in the house of the LORD before the new court,
 
20:6 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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and he said, "O LORD, the God of our fathers, are R351 You not God in the heavens? And are R352 You not ruler over all the kingdoms of the nations? Power and might are in Your hand so that no one can stand against You.
 
20:7 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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"Did You not, O our God, drive out the inhabitants of this land before Your people Israel and give R353 it to the descendants of Abraham R354 Your friend forever?
 
20:8 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
[ Original: Hebrew / Greek | Multi-Translation ]
"They have lived in it, and have built You a sanctuary there for Your name, saying,
 
20:9 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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`Should R355 evil come upon us, the sword, or judgment, or pestilence, or famine, we will stand before this house and before You (for Your R356 name is in this house) and cry to You in our distress, and You will hear and deliver us.'
 
20:10 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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"Now behold, the R357 sons of Ammon and Moab and Mount F170 Seir, whom R358 You did not let Israel invade when they came out of the land of Egypt (they turned aside from them and did not destroy them),
 
20:11 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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see how they are rewarding us by coming R359 to drive us out from Your possession which You have given us as an inheritance.
 
20:12 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
[ Original: Hebrew / Greek | Multi-Translation ]
"O our God, will R360 You not judge them? For we are powerless before this great multitude who are coming against us; nor do we know what to do, but our R361 eyes are on You."
 
20:13 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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All Judah was standing before the LORD, with their infants, their wives and their children.
 
20:14 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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Then in the midst of the assembly the R362 Spirit of the LORD came upon Jahaziel the son of Zechariah, the son of Benaiah, the son of Jeiel, the son of Mattaniah, the Levite of the sons of Asaph;
 
20:15 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
[ Original: Hebrew / Greek | Multi-Translation ]
and he said, "Listen, all Judah and the inhabitants of Jerusalem and King Jehoshaphat: thus says the LORD to you, `Do R363 not fear or be dismayed because of this great multitude, for the R364 battle is not yours but God's.
 
20:16 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
[ Original: Hebrew / Greek | Multi-Translation ]
`Tomorrow go down against them. Behold, they will come up by the ascent of Ziz, and you will find them at the end of the valley in front of the wilderness of Jeruel.
 
20:17 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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`You need not fight in this battle; station yourselves, stand R365 and see the salvation of the LORD on your behalf, O Judah and Jerusalem.' Do not fear or be dismayed; tomorrow go out to face them, for R366 the LORD is with you."
 
20:18 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
[ Original: Hebrew / Greek | Multi-Translation ]
Jehoshaphat bowed R367 his head with his face to the ground, and all Judah and the inhabitants of Jerusalem fell down before the LORD, worshiping the LORD.
 
20:19 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
[ Original: Hebrew / Greek | Multi-Translation ]
The Levites, from the sons of the Kohathites and of the sons of the Korahites, stood up to praise the LORD God of Israel, with a very loud voice.
 
20:20 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
[ Original: Hebrew / Greek | Multi-Translation ]
They rose early in the morning and went out to the wilderness of Tekoa; and when they went out, Jehoshaphat stood and said, "Listen to me, O Judah and inhabitants of Jerusalem, put R368 your trust in the LORD your God and you will be established. Put your trust in His prophets and succeed."
 
20:21 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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When he had consulted with the people, he appointed those who sang to the LORD and those who praised R369 Him in holy attire, as they went out before the army and said, "Give R370 thanks to the LORD, for His lovingkindness is everlasting."
 
20:22 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
[ Original: Hebrew / Greek | Multi-Translation ]
When they began singing and praising, the LORD set R371 ambushes against the sons of Ammon, R372 Moab and Mount Seir, who had come against Judah; so they were routed. F171
 
20:23 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
[ Original: Hebrew / Greek | Multi-Translation ]
For the sons of Ammon and Moab rose up against the inhabitants of Mount Seir destroying them completely; and when they had finished with the inhabitants of Seir, they R373 helped to destroy one another.
 
20:24 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
[ Original: Hebrew / Greek | Multi-Translation ]
When Judah came to the lookout of the wilderness, they looked toward the multitude, and behold, they were corpses lying on the ground, and no one had escaped.
 
20:25 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
[ Original: Hebrew / Greek | Multi-Translation ]
When Jehoshaphat and his people came to take their spoil, they found much among them, including goods, garments F172 and valuable things which they took for themselves, more than they could carry. And they were three days taking the spoil because there was so much.
 
20:26 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
[ Original: Hebrew / Greek | Multi-Translation ]
Then on the fourth day they assembled in the valley of Beracah, for there they blessed the LORD. Therefore they have named that place "The Valley of Beracah" F173 until today.
 
20:27 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
[ Original: Hebrew / Greek | Multi-Translation ]
Every man of Judah and Jerusalem returned with Jehoshaphat at their head, returning to Jerusalem with joy, for R374 the LORD had made them to rejoice over their enemies.
 
20:28 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
[ Original: Hebrew / Greek | Multi-Translation ]
They came to Jerusalem with harps, lyres and trumpets to the house of the LORD.
 
20:29 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
[ Original: Hebrew / Greek | Multi-Translation ]
And the R375 dread of God was on all the kingdoms of the lands when they heard that the LORD had fought against the enemies of Israel.
 
20:30 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
[ Original: Hebrew / Greek | Multi-Translation ]
So the kingdom of Jehoshaphat was at peace, for R376 his God gave him rest on all sides.
 

FOOTNOTES:
F167 So with Gr; Heb Ammonites
F168 Another reading is Edom
F169 Lit set his face
F170 I.e. Edom
F171 Lit struck down
F172 So several ancient mss; others read corpses
F173 I.e. blessing

 

CROSS REFERENCES:
R346 1 Chronicles 4:41; 2 Chronicles 26:7
R347 Genesis 14:7
R348 2 Chronicles 19:3
R349 1 Samuel 7:6; Ezra 8:21
R350 Joel 1:14
R351 Deuteronomy 4:39
R352 1 Chronicles 29:11
R353 Isaiah 41:8
R354 James 2:23
R355 2 Chronicles 6:28-30
R356 2 Chronicles 6:20
R357 2 Chronicles 20:1,22
R358 Numbers 20:17-21
R359 Psalms 83:12
R360 Judges 11:27
R361 Psalms 25:15; 121:1,2
R362 2 Chronicles 15:1; 24:20
R363 Exodus 14:13; Deuteronomy 20:1-4; 2 Chronicles 32:7,8
R364 1 Samuel 17:47
R365 Exodus 14:13
R366 2 Chronicles 15:2
R367 Exodus 4:31
R368 Isaiah 7:9
R369 1 Chronicles 16:29; Psalms 29:2
R370 1 Chronicles 16:34
R371 2 Chronicles 13:13
R372 2 Chronicles 20:10
R373 Judges 7:22; 1 Samuel 14:20
R374 Nehemiah 12:43
R375 2 Chronicles 14:14; 17:10
R376 2 Chronicles 14:6,7; 15:15

 
 

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