2 Chronicles 19
1 And Jehoshaphat the king of Judah returned in peace to his house in Jerusalem.
2 And Jehu the son of Hanani the seer went out before him, and said to King
Jehoshaphat, Should you help the wicked and love those hating Jehovah? Therefore wrath
is upon you from before Jehovah.
3 Nevertheless good things have been found in you, in that you have burned the groves
from the land, and have fixed your heart to seek God.
4 So Jehoshaphat dwelt at Jerusalem; and he went out again among the people from Beer-sheba to the mountains of Ephraim, and brought them back to Jehovah the God of their
5 And he appointed judges throughout the land in all the fortified cities of Judah, city by
6 and said to the judges, Take heed to what you are doing, for you do not judge for man
but for Jehovah, who is with you in the words of judgment.
7 Now therefore, let the fear of Jehovah be upon you; take heed and do it, for there is no
injustice with Jehovah our God, no partiality, nor taking of bribes.
8 Moreover in Jerusalem, for the judgment of Jehovah and for disputes, Jehoshaphat
appointed some of the chief fathers of Israel of the Levites and priests, who were brought
back to Jerusalem.
9 And he commanded them, saying, You shall do this in the fear of Jehovah, in
faithfulness and with a perfect heart:
10 Whatever case comes to you from your brethren who dwell in their cities, whether of
bloodshed or offenses against Law or commandment, against statutes or ordinances, you
shall warn them, that they not trespass against Jehovah and wrath come upon you and your
brethren. Do this, and you shall not be guilty.
11 And behold, Amariah the chief priest is over you in all matters of Jehovah; and
Zebadiah the son of Ishmael, the ruler of the house of Judah, for all the king's matters; also
the Levites will be officials before you. Deal firmly, and Jehovah will be with the good.