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2nd Chronicles Chapter 20

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Jehoshaphat’s fast and prayer


20:1 IT so happened after this also, that the children of Moab, and the children of Ammon, and with them other beside the Ammonites, came against Jehoshaphatיְהוֹשָׁפָט‎
(/dʒəˈhɒʃəfæt/; alternatively spelled Jehosaphat, Josaphat, or Yehoshafat; Modern: Yəhōšafat, Tiberian: Yŏhōšāp̄āṭ, “Yahweh has judged”; Greek: Ἰωσαφάτ, romanized: Iosafát; Latin: Josaphat), according to 1 Kings 22:41, was the son of Asa, and the fourth king of the Kingdom of Judah For more info click here
to battle.
20:2 Then there came some that told Jehoshaphatיְהוֹשָׁפָט‎
(/dʒəˈhɒʃəfæt/; alternatively spelled Jehosaphat, Josaphat, or Yehoshafat; Modern: Yəhōšafat, Tiberian: Yŏhōšāp̄āṭ, “Yahweh has judged”; Greek: Ἰωσαφάτ, romanized: Iosafát; Latin: Josaphat), according to 1 Kings 22:41, was the son of Asa, and the fourth king of the Kingdom of Judah For more info click here
, saying, There comes a great multitude against you from beyond the sea on this side Syria; and, look, they are in Hazazontamar, which is Engedi.
20:3 And Jehoshaphatיְהוֹשָׁפָט‎
(/dʒəˈhɒʃəfæt/; alternatively spelled Jehosaphat, Josaphat, or Yehoshafat; Modern: Yəhōšafat, Tiberian: Yŏhōšāp̄āṭ, “Yahweh has judged”; Greek: Ἰωσαφάτ, romanized: Iosafát; Latin: Josaphat), according to 1 Kings 22:41, was the son of Asa, and the fourth king of the Kingdom of Judah For more info click here
feared, and set himself to seek YAHWEH יְהֹוָה
Hebrew Yəhōwā, one vocalization of the Tetragrammaton יהוה‎ (YHWH), the proper name of the God of Israel in the Hebrew Bible/Old Testament. It is considered one of the seven names of God in Judaism and a form of God’s name in Christianity. Covenant making covenant keeping GOD. For more info click here
, and proclaimed a fast throughout all Judah.
20:4 And Judah gathered themselves together, to ask help of YAHWEH יְהֹוָה
Hebrew Yəhōwā, one vocalization of the Tetragrammaton יהוה‎ (YHWH), the proper name of the God of Israel in the Hebrew Bible/Old Testament. It is considered one of the seven names of God in Judaism and a form of God’s name in Christianity. Covenant making covenant keeping GOD. For more info click here
: even out of all the cities of Judah they came to seek YAHWEH יְהֹוָה
Hebrew Yəhōwā, one vocalization of the Tetragrammaton יהוה‎ (YHWH), the proper name of the God of Israel in the Hebrew Bible/Old Testament. It is considered one of the seven names of God in Judaism and a form of God’s name in Christianity. Covenant making covenant keeping GOD. For more info click here
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20:5 And Jehoshaphatיְהוֹשָׁפָט‎
(/dʒəˈhɒʃəfæt/; alternatively spelled Jehosaphat, Josaphat, or Yehoshafat; Modern: Yəhōšafat, Tiberian: Yŏhōšāp̄āṭ, “Yahweh has judged”; Greek: Ἰωσαφάτ, romanized: Iosafát; Latin: Josaphat), according to 1 Kings 22:41, was the son of Asa, and the fourth king of the Kingdom of Judah For more info click here
stood in the congregation of Judah and Jerusalem, in the house of YAHWEH יְהֹוָה
Hebrew Yəhōwā, one vocalization of the Tetragrammaton יהוה‎ (YHWH), the proper name of the God of Israel in the Hebrew Bible/Old Testament. It is considered one of the seven names of God in Judaism and a form of God’s name in Christianity. Covenant making covenant keeping GOD. For more info click here
, before the new court,
20:6 And said, O LORD God of our fathers, are not you God in heaven? and rules not you over all the kingdoms of the heathen? and in your hand is there not power and might, so that none is able to withstand you?
20:7 Are not you our God, who did drive out the inhabitants of this land before your people Israel, and gave it to the seed of Abraham your friend forever?
20:8 And they lived in it, and have built you a sanctuary in it for your name, saying,
20:9 If, when evil comes upon us, as the sword, judgment, or pestilence, or famine, we stand before this house, and in your presence, (for your name is in this house,) and cry to you in our affliction, then you will hear and help.
20:10 And now, see, the children of Ammon and Moab and mount Seir, whom you would not let Israel invade, when they came out of the land of Egypt, but they turned from them, and destroyed them not;
20:11
I say, Look how they reward us, to come to throw us out of your possession, which you have given us to inherit.
20:12 O our God, will you not judge them? for we have no might against this great company that comes against us; neither know we what to do: but our eyes are upon you.
20:13 And all Judah stood before YAHWEH יְהֹוָה
Hebrew Yəhōwā, one vocalization of the Tetragrammaton יהוה‎ (YHWH), the proper name of the God of Israel in the Hebrew Bible/Old Testament. It is considered one of the seven names of God in Judaism and a form of God’s name in Christianity. Covenant making covenant keeping GOD. For more info click here
, with their little ones, their wives, and their children.
20:14 Then upon Jahaziel the son of Zechariah, the son of Benaiah, the son of Jeiel, the son of Mattaniah, a Levite of the sons of Asaph, came the Spirit of YAHWEH יְהֹוָה
Hebrew Yəhōwā, one vocalization of the Tetragrammaton יהוה‎ (YHWH), the proper name of the God of Israel in the Hebrew Bible/Old Testament. It is considered one of the seven names of God in Judaism and a form of God’s name in Christianity. Covenant making covenant keeping GOD. For more info click here
in the middle of the congregation;
20:15 And he said,
ya’ll listen  Judah, and ya’ll inhabitants of Jerusalem, and you king Jehoshaphatיְהוֹשָׁפָט‎
(/dʒəˈhɒʃəfæt/; alternatively spelled Jehosaphat, Josaphat, or Yehoshafat; Modern: Yəhōšafat, Tiberian: Yŏhōšāp̄āṭ, “Yahweh has judged”; Greek: Ἰωσαφάτ, romanized: Iosafát; Latin: Josaphat), according to 1 Kings 22:41, was the son of Asa, and the fourth king of the Kingdom of Judah For more info click here
, So says YAHWEH יְהֹוָה
Hebrew Yəhōwā, one vocalization of the Tetragrammaton יהוה‎ (YHWH), the proper name of the God of Israel in the Hebrew Bible/Old Testament. It is considered one of the seven names of God in Judaism and a form of God’s name in Christianity. Covenant making covenant keeping GOD. For more info click here
to you, Be not afraid or dismayed by reason of this great multitude; for the battle is not yours, but God’s.
20:16 Tomorrow
ya’ll go down against them: see, they come up by the cliff of Ziz; and ya’ll shall find them at the end of the brook, before the wilderness of Jeruel.
20:17 ya’ll shall not need to fight in this battle: set yourselves, stand ya’ll still, and see the salvation of YAHWEH יְהֹוָה
Hebrew Yəhōwā, one vocalization of the Tetragrammaton יהוה‎ (YHWH), the proper name of the God of Israel in the Hebrew Bible/Old Testament. It is considered one of the seven names of God in Judaism and a form of God’s name in Christianity. Covenant making covenant keeping GOD. For more info click here
with you, O Judah and Jerusalem: fear not, or be dismayed; tomorrow go out against them: for YAHWEH יְהֹוָה
Hebrew Yəhōwā, one vocalization of the Tetragrammaton יהוה‎ (YHWH), the proper name of the God of Israel in the Hebrew Bible/Old Testament. It is considered one of the seven names of God in Judaism and a form of God’s name in Christianity. Covenant making covenant keeping GOD. For more info click here
will be with you.
20:18 And Jehoshaphatיְהוֹשָׁפָט‎
(/dʒəˈhɒʃəfæt/; alternatively spelled Jehosaphat, Josaphat, or Yehoshafat; Modern: Yəhōšafat, Tiberian: Yŏhōšāp̄āṭ, “Yahweh has judged”; Greek: Ἰωσαφάτ, romanized: Iosafát; Latin: Josaphat), according to 1 Kings 22:41, was the son of Asa, and the fourth king of the Kingdom of Judah For more info click here
bowed his head with his face to the ground: and all Judah and the inhabitants of Jerusalem fell before YAHWEH יְהֹוָה
Hebrew Yəhōwā, one vocalization of the Tetragrammaton יהוה‎ (YHWH), the proper name of the God of Israel in the Hebrew Bible/Old Testament. It is considered one of the seven names of God in Judaism and a form of God’s name in Christianity. Covenant making covenant keeping GOD. For more info click here
, worshiping YAHWEH יְהֹוָה
Hebrew Yəhōwā, one vocalization of the Tetragrammaton יהוה‎ (YHWH), the proper name of the God of Israel in the Hebrew Bible/Old Testament. It is considered one of the seven names of God in Judaism and a form of God’s name in Christianity. Covenant making covenant keeping GOD. For more info click here
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20:19 And the Levites, of the children of the Kohasites, and of the children of the Korhites, stood up to praise YAHWEH יְהֹוָה
Hebrew Yəhōwā, one vocalization of the Tetragrammaton יהוה‎ (YHWH), the proper name of the God of Israel in the Hebrew Bible/Old Testament. It is considered one of the seven names of God in Judaism and a form of God’s name in Christianity. Covenant making covenant keeping GOD. For more info click here
God of Israel with a loud voice on high.

Jehoshaphat’s triumphs


20:20 And they rose early in the morning, and went forth into the wilderness of Tekoa: and as they went forth, Jehoshaphatיְהוֹשָׁפָט‎
(/dʒəˈhɒʃəfæt/; alternatively spelled Jehosaphat, Josaphat, or Yehoshafat; Modern: Yəhōšafat, Tiberian: Yŏhōšāp̄āṭ, “Yahweh has judged”; Greek: Ἰωσαφάτ, romanized: Iosafát; Latin: Josaphat), according to 1 Kings 22:41, was the son of Asa, and the fourth king of the Kingdom of Judah For more info click here
stood and said, Hear me, O Judah, and ya’ll inhabitants of Jerusalem; Believe in YAHWEH יְהֹוָה
Hebrew Yəhōwā, one vocalization of the Tetragrammaton יהוה‎ (YHWH), the proper name of the God of Israel in the Hebrew Bible/Old Testament. It is considered one of the seven names of God in Judaism and a form of God’s name in Christianity. Covenant making covenant keeping GOD. For more info click here
your God, so shall ya’ll are established; believe his prophets, so shall ya’ll prosper.
20:21 And when he had consulted with the people, he appointed singers to YAHWEH יְהֹוָה
Hebrew Yəhōwā, one vocalization of the Tetragrammaton יהוה‎ (YHWH), the proper name of the God of Israel in the Hebrew Bible/Old Testament. It is considered one of the seven names of God in Judaism and a form of God’s name in Christianity. Covenant making covenant keeping GOD. For more info click here
, and that should praise the beauty of holiness, as they went out before the army, and to say, Praise YAHWEH יְהֹוָה
Hebrew Yəhōwā, one vocalization of the Tetragrammaton יהוה‎ (YHWH), the proper name of the God of Israel in the Hebrew Bible/Old Testament. It is considered one of the seven names of God in Judaism and a form of God’s name in Christianity. Covenant making covenant keeping GOD. For more info click here
; for his mercy endures forever.
20:22 And when they began to sing and to praise, YAHWEH יְהֹוָה
Hebrew Yəhōwā, one vocalization of the Tetragrammaton יהוה‎ (YHWH), the proper name of the God of Israel in the Hebrew Bible/Old Testament. It is considered one of the seven names of God in Judaism and a form of God’s name in Christianity. Covenant making covenant keeping GOD. For more info click here
set ambushments against the children of Ammon, Moab, and mount Seir, which were come against Judah; and they were struck.
20:23 For the children of Ammon and Moab stood up against the inhabitants of mount Seir, utterly to kill and destroy them: and when they had made an end of the inhabitants of Seir, every one helped to destroy another.
20:24 And when Judah came toward the watch tower in the wilderness, they looked unto the multitude, and, observe, they were dead bodies fallen to the earth, and none escaped.
20:25 And when Jehoshaphatיְהוֹשָׁפָט‎
(/dʒəˈhɒʃəfæt/; alternatively spelled Jehosaphat, Josaphat, or Yehoshafat; Modern: Yəhōšafat, Tiberian: Yŏhōšāp̄āṭ, “Yahweh has judged”; Greek: Ἰωσαφάτ, romanized: Iosafát; Latin: Josaphat), according to 1 Kings 22:41, was the son of Asa, and the fourth king of the Kingdom of Judah For more info click here
and his people came to take away the spoil of them, they found among them in abundance both riches with the dead bodies, and precious jewels, which they stripped off for themselves, more than they could carry away: and they were three days in gathering of the spoil, it was so much.
20:26 And on the fourth day they assembled themselves in the valley of Berachah; for there they blessed YAHWEH יְהֹוָה
Hebrew Yəhōwā, one vocalization of the Tetragrammaton יהוה‎ (YHWH), the proper name of the God of Israel in the Hebrew Bible/Old Testament. It is considered one of the seven names of God in Judaism and a form of God’s name in Christianity. Covenant making covenant keeping GOD. For more info click here
: therefore the name of the same place was called, The valley of Berachah, to this day.
20:27 Then they returned, every man of Judah and Jerusalem, and Jehoshaphatיְהוֹשָׁפָט‎
(/dʒəˈhɒʃəfæt/; alternatively spelled Jehosaphat, Josaphat, or Yehoshafat; Modern: Yəhōšafat, Tiberian: Yŏhōšāp̄āṭ, “Yahweh has judged”; Greek: Ἰωσαφάτ, romanized: Iosafát; Latin: Josaphat), according to 1 Kings 22:41, was the son of Asa, and the fourth king of the Kingdom of Judah For more info click here
in the forefront of them, to go again to Jerusalem with joy; for YAHWEH יְהֹוָה
Hebrew Yəhōwā, one vocalization of the Tetragrammaton יהוה‎ (YHWH), the proper name of the God of Israel in the Hebrew Bible/Old Testament. It is considered one of the seven names of God in Judaism and a form of God’s name in Christianity. Covenant making covenant keeping GOD. For more info click here
had made them to rejoice over their enemies.
20:28 And they came to Jerusalem with psalteries and harps and trumpets unto the house of YAHWEH יְהֹוָה
Hebrew Yəhōwā, one vocalization of the Tetragrammaton יהוה‎ (YHWH), the proper name of the God of Israel in the Hebrew Bible/Old Testament. It is considered one of the seven names of God in Judaism and a form of God’s name in Christianity. Covenant making covenant keeping GOD. For more info click here
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20:29 And the fear of God was on all the kingdoms of those countries, when they had heard that YAHWEH יְהֹוָה
Hebrew Yəhōwā, one vocalization of the Tetragrammaton יהוה‎ (YHWH), the proper name of the God of Israel in the Hebrew Bible/Old Testament. It is considered one of the seven names of God in Judaism and a form of God’s name in Christianity. Covenant making covenant keeping GOD. For more info click here
fought against the enemies of Israel.
20:30 So the realm of Jehoshaphatיְהוֹשָׁפָט‎
(/dʒəˈhɒʃəfæt/; alternatively spelled Jehosaphat, Josaphat, or Yehoshafat; Modern: Yəhōšafat, Tiberian: Yŏhōšāp̄āṭ, “Yahweh has judged”; Greek: Ἰωσαφάτ, romanized: Iosafát; Latin: Josaphat), according to 1 Kings 22:41, was the son of Asa, and the fourth king of the Kingdom of Judah For more info click here
was quiet: for his God gave him rest round about.

Jehoshaphat’s reign


20:31 And Jehoshaphatיְהוֹשָׁפָט‎
(/dʒəˈhɒʃəfæt/; alternatively spelled Jehosaphat, Josaphat, or Yehoshafat; Modern: Yəhōšafat, Tiberian: Yŏhōšāp̄āṭ, “Yahweh has judged”; Greek: Ἰωσαφάτ, romanized: Iosafát; Latin: Josaphat), according to 1 Kings 22:41, was the son of Asa, and the fourth king of the Kingdom of Judah For more info click here
reigned over Judah: he was thirty and five years old when he began to reign, and he reigned twenty and five years in Jerusalem. And his mother’s name was Azubah the daughter of Shilhi.
20:32 And he walked in the way of Asa his father, and departed not from it, doing that which was right in the sight of YAHWEH יְהֹוָה
Hebrew Yəhōwā, one vocalization of the Tetragrammaton יהוה‎ (YHWH), the proper name of the God of Israel in the Hebrew Bible/Old Testament. It is considered one of the seven names of God in Judaism and a form of God’s name in Christianity. Covenant making covenant keeping GOD. For more info click here
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20:33 However the high places were not taken away: for as yet the people had not prepared their hearts to the God of their fathers.
20:34 Now the rest of the acts of Jehoshaphatיְהוֹשָׁפָט‎
(/dʒəˈhɒʃəfæt/; alternatively spelled Jehosaphat, Josaphat, or Yehoshafat; Modern: Yəhōšafat, Tiberian: Yŏhōšāp̄āṭ, “Yahweh has judged”; Greek: Ἰωσαφάτ, romanized: Iosafát; Latin: Josaphat), according to 1 Kings 22:41, was the son of Asa, and the fourth king of the Kingdom of Judah For more info click here
, first and last, behold, they are written in the book of Jehuיֵהוּא
romanized: Yēhūʾ, meaning “Yahu is He” Reign 841–814 BCE Died 814 BCE
the son of Hanani, who is mentioned in the book of the kings of Israel.

Jehoshaphat’s ships perish


20:35 And after this did Jehoshaphatיְהוֹשָׁפָט‎
(/dʒəˈhɒʃəfæt/; alternatively spelled Jehosaphat, Josaphat, or Yehoshafat; Modern: Yəhōšafat, Tiberian: Yŏhōšāp̄āṭ, “Yahweh has judged”; Greek: Ἰωσαφάτ, romanized: Iosafát; Latin: Josaphat), according to 1 Kings 22:41, was the son of Asa, and the fourth king of the Kingdom of Judah For more info click here
king of Judah join himself with Ahaziah king of Israel, who did very wickedly:
20:36 And he joined himself with him to make ships to go to Tarshish: and they made the ships in Eziongaber.
20:37 Then Eliezer the son of Dodavah of Mareshah prophesied against Jehoshaphatיְהוֹשָׁפָט‎
(/dʒəˈhɒʃəfæt/; alternatively spelled Jehosaphat, Josaphat, or Yehoshafat; Modern: Yəhōšafat, Tiberian: Yŏhōšāp̄āṭ, “Yahweh has judged”; Greek: Ἰωσαφάτ, romanized: Iosafát; Latin: Josaphat), according to 1 Kings 22:41, was the son of Asa, and the fourth king of the Kingdom of Judah For more info click here
, saying, Because you have joined yourself with Ahaziah, YAHWEH יְהֹוָה
Hebrew Yəhōwā, one vocalization of the Tetragrammaton יהוה‎ (YHWH), the proper name of the God of Israel in the Hebrew Bible/Old Testament. It is considered one of the seven names of God in Judaism and a form of God’s name in Christianity. Covenant making covenant keeping GOD. For more info click here
has broken your works. And the ships were broken, that they were not able to go to Tarshish.

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