1Jehoshaphat the king of Judah returned to his house in peace to
2Jehu the son of Hanani the seer went out to meet him, and
said to king Jehoshaphat, Should you help the wicked, and love those who hate
Yahweh? for this thing wrath is on you from before Yahweh.
there are good things found in you, in that you have put away the Asheroth
out of the land, and have set your heart to seek God.
at Jerusalem: and he went out again among the people from Beersheba to the
hill country of Ephraim, and brought them back to Yahweh, the God of their
5He set judges in the land throughout all the fortified cities
of Judah, city by city,
6and said to the judges, Consider what you
do: for you don’t judge for man, but for Yahweh; and he is with
you in the judgment.
7Now therefore let the fear of Yahweh be on you;
take heed and do it: for there is no iniquity with Yahweh our God, nor
respect of persons, nor taking of bribes.
8Moreover in Jerusalem did
Jehoshaphat set of the Levites and the priests, and of the heads of the
fathers’ houses of Israel, for the judgment of Yahweh, and for
controversies. They returned to Jerusalem.
9He charged them, saying, Thus
shall you do in the fear of Yahweh, faithfully, and with a perfect
10Whenever any controversy shall come to you from your brothers
who dwell in their cities, between blood and blood, between law and
commandment, statutes and ordinances, you shall warn them, that they not
be guilty towards Yahweh, and so wrath come on you and on your brothers: this
do, and you shall not be guilty.
11Behold, Amariah the chief priest
is over you in all matters of Yahweh; and Zebadiah the son of Ishmael, the
ruler of the house of Judah, in all the king’s matters: also the Levites
shall be officers before you. Deal courageously, and Yahweh be with the