7/29/13

From Gary... How do you spell LOVE, anyway?



Thank you Carolyn Sunday, for putting this wonderful video on Facebook!!!

Somehow, when I woke up this morning, I just KNEW today was going to be wonderful!!!  I could feel it in my bones!!!  Then, as I went through my morning routine of mail, posting and then facebook, I noticed that my new friend Carolyn Sunday had put the video above on the site.  I chose the name Love for it because that what it is to me.  And then I selected a picture that coincided with what I can understand of love- something right in front of me.  My wife of 45 years and our new dogs.  All love me in a way that is beyond my understanding. Their love is only surpassed by God and the slightest thought of THAT immediately brought this wonderful verse to mind!!!!

John, Chapter 3
 16  For God so loved the world, that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish, but have eternal life.

I have no idea how many years I have left on the planet Earth, but if just a handful produce such happiness as I experienced today, I would consider myself truly, truly blessed.  I have to go now... things to do, but if you have someone you love- tell them so, in both word and deed and do it NOW!!!  And, OH, YES-- pet your dog and give it a treat (maybe two)!!!!!!

From Gary... Bible Reading and Study, July 29


 Bible Reading and Study, July 29


The World English Bible

July 29
2 Chronicles 19-21

2Ch 19:1 Jehoshaphat the king of Judah returned to his house in peace to Jerusalem.
2Ch 19:2 Jehu 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.
2Ch 19:3 Nevertheless 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.
2Ch 19:4 Jehoshaphat lived 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 fathers.
2Ch 19:5 He set judges in the land throughout all the fortified cities of Judah, city by city,
2Ch 19:6 and 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.
2Ch 19:7 Now 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.
2Ch 19:8 Moreover 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.
2Ch 19:9 He commanded them, saying, Thus you shall do in the fear of Yahweh, faithfully, and with a perfect heart.
2Ch 19:10 Whenever 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.
2Ch 19:11 Behold, 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 good.

2Ch 20:1 It happened after this, that the children of Moab, and the children of Ammon, and with them some of the Ammonites, came against Jehoshaphat to battle.
2Ch 20:2 Then there came some who told Jehoshaphat, saying, There comes a great multitude against you from beyond the sea from Syria; and behold, they are in Hazazon Tamar (the same is En Gedi).
2Ch 20:3 Jehoshaphat feared, and set himself to seek to Yahweh; and he proclaimed a fast throughout all Judah.
2Ch 20:4 Judah gathered themselves together, to seek help of Yahweh: even out of all the cities of Judah they came to seek Yahweh.
2Ch 20:5 Jehoshaphat stood in the assembly of Judah and Jerusalem, in the house of Yahweh, before the new court;
2Ch 20:6 and he said, Yahweh, the God of our fathers, aren't you God in heaven? and aren't you ruler over all the kingdoms of the nations? and in your hand is power and might, so that none is able to withstand you.
2Ch 20:7 Did not you, our God, drive out the inhabitants of this land before your people Israel, and give it to the seed of Abraham your friend forever?
2Ch 20:8 They lived therein, and have built you a sanctuary therein for your name, saying,
2Ch 20:9 If evil come on us, the sword, judgment, or pestilence, or famine, we will stand before this house, and before you, (for your name is in this house), and cry to you in our affliction, and you will hear and save.
2Ch 20:10 Now, behold, 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 aside from them, and didn't destroy them;
2Ch 20:11 behold, how they reward us, to come to cast us out of your possession, which you have given us to inherit.
2Ch 20:12 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 on you.
2Ch 20:13 All Judah stood before Yahweh, with their little ones, their wives, and their children.
2Ch 20:14 Then on Jahaziel the son of Zechariah, the son of Benaiah, the son of Jeiel, the son of Mattaniah, the Levite, of the sons of Asaph, came the Spirit of Yahweh in the midst of the assembly;
2Ch 20:15 and he said, Listen, all Judah, and you inhabitants of Jerusalem, and you king Jehoshaphat: Thus says Yahweh to you, Don't you be afraid, neither be dismayed by reason of this great multitude; for the battle is not yours, but God's.
2Ch 20:16 Tomorrow go down against them: behold, they come up by the ascent of Ziz; and you shall find them at the end of the valley, before the wilderness of Jeruel.
2Ch 20:17 You shall not need to fight in this battle: set yourselves, stand still, and see the salvation of Yahweh with you, O Judah and Jerusalem; don't be afraid, nor be dismayed: tomorrow go out against them: for Yahweh is with you.
2Ch 20:18 Jehoshaphat bowed his head with his face to the ground; and all Judah and the inhabitants of Jerusalem fell down before Yahweh, worshipping Yahweh.
2Ch 20:19 The Levites, of the children of the Kohathites and of the children of the Korahites, stood up to praise Yahweh, the God of Israel, with an exceeding loud voice.
2Ch 20:20 They rose early in the morning, and went forth into the wilderness of Tekoa: and as they went forth, Jehoshaphat stood and said, Hear me, Judah, and you inhabitants of Jerusalem: believe in Yahweh your God, so you shall be established; believe his prophets, so you shall prosper.
2Ch 20:21 When he had taken counsel with the people, he appointed those who should sing to Yahweh, and give praise in holy array, as they went out before the army, and say, Give thanks to Yahweh; for his loving kindness endures forever.
2Ch 20:22 When they began to sing and to praise, Yahweh set ambushers against the children of Ammon, Moab, and Mount Seir, who had come against Judah; and they were struck.
2Ch 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, everyone helped to destroy another.
2Ch 20:24 When Judah came to the place overlooking the wilderness, they looked at the multitude; and behold, they were dead bodies fallen to the earth, and there were none who escaped.
2Ch 20:25 When Jehoshaphat and his people came to take the spoil of them, they found among them in abundance both riches and dead bodies, and precious jewels, which they stripped off for themselves, more than they could carry away: and they were three days in taking the spoil, it was so much.
2Ch 20:26 On the fourth day they assembled themselves in the valley of Beracah; for there they blessed Yahweh: therefore the name of that place was called The valley of Beracah to this day.
2Ch 20:27 Then they returned, every man of Judah and Jerusalem, and Jehoshaphat in the forefront of them, to go again to Jerusalem with joy; for Yahweh had made them to rejoice over their enemies.
2Ch 20:28 They came to Jerusalem with stringed instruments and harps and trumpets to the house of Yahweh.
2Ch 20:29 The fear of God was on all the kingdoms of the countries, when they heard that Yahweh fought against the enemies of Israel.
2Ch 20:30 So the realm of Jehoshaphat was quiet; for his God gave him rest all around.
2Ch 20:31 Jehoshaphat reigned over Judah: he was thirty-five years old when he began to reign; and he reigned twenty-five years in Jerusalem: and his mother's name was Azubah the daughter of Shilhi.
2Ch 20:32 He walked in the way of Asa his father, and didn't turn aside from it, doing that which was right in the eyes of Yahweh.
2Ch 20:33 However the high places were not taken away; neither as yet had the people set their hearts to the God of their fathers.
2Ch 20:34 Now the rest of the acts of Jehoshaphat, first and last, behold, they are written in the history of Jehu the son of Hanani, which is inserted in the book of the kings of Israel.
2Ch 20:35 After this did Jehoshaphat king of Judah join himself with Ahaziah king of Israel; the same did very wickedly:
2Ch 20:36 and he joined himself with him to make ships to go to Tarshish; and they made the ships in Ezion Geber.
2Ch 20:37 Then Eliezer the son of Dodavahu of Mareshah prophesied against Jehoshaphat, saying, Because you have joined yourself with Ahaziah, Yahweh has destroyed your works. The ships were broken, so that they were not able to go to Tarshish.
2Ch 21:1 Jehoshaphat slept with his fathers, and was buried with his fathers in the city of David: and Jehoram his son reigned in his place.
2Ch 21:2 He had brothers, the sons of Jehoshaphat: Azariah, and Jehiel, and Zechariah, and Azariah, and Michael, and Shephatiah; all these were the sons of Jehoshaphat king of Israel.
2Ch 21:3 Their father gave them great gifts, of silver, and of gold, and of precious things, with fortified cities in Judah: but the kingdom gave he to Jehoram, because he was the firstborn.
2Ch 21:4 Now when Jehoram was risen up over the kingdom of his father, and had strengthened himself, he killed all his brothers with the sword, and various also of the princes of Israel.
2Ch 21:5 Jehoram was thirty-two years old when he began to reign; and he reigned eight years in Jerusalem.
2Ch 21:6 He walked in the way of the kings of Israel, as did the house of Ahab; for he had the daughter of Ahab as wife: and he did that which was evil in the sight of Yahweh.
2Ch 21:7 However Yahweh would not destroy the house of David, because of the covenant that he had made with David, and as he promised to give a lamp to him and to his children always.
2Ch 21:8 In his days Edom revolted from under the hand of Judah, and made a king over themselves.
2Ch 21:9 Then Jehoram passed over with his captains, and all his chariots with him: and he rose up by night, and struck the Edomites who surrounded him, along with the captains of the chariots.
2Ch 21:10 So Edom revolted from under the hand of Judah to this day: then did Libnah revolt at the same time from under his hand, because he had forsaken Yahweh, the God of his fathers.
2Ch 21:11 Moreover he made high places in the mountains of Judah, and made the inhabitants of Jerusalem to play the prostitute, and led Judah astray.
2Ch 21:12 There came a writing to him from Elijah the prophet, saying, Thus says Yahweh, the God of David your father, Because you have not walked in the ways of Jehoshaphat your father, nor in the ways of Asa king of Judah,
2Ch 21:13 but have walked in the way of the kings of Israel, and have made Judah and the inhabitants of Jerusalem to play the prostitute, like as the house of Ahab did, and also have slain your brothers of your father's house, who were better than yourself:
2Ch 21:14 behold, Yahweh will strike with a great plague your people, and your children, and your wives, and all your substance;
2Ch 21:15 and you shall have great sickness by disease of your bowels, until your bowels fall out by reason of the sickness, day by day.
2Ch 21:16 Yahweh stirred up against Jehoram the spirit of the Philistines, and of the Arabians who are beside the Ethiopians:
2Ch 21:17 and they came up against Judah, and broke into it, and carried away all the substance that was found in the king's house, and his sons also, and his wives; so that there was never a son left him, save Jehoahaz, the youngest of his sons.
2Ch 21:18 After all this Yahweh struck him in his bowels with an incurable disease.
2Ch 21:19 It happened, in process of time, at the end of two years, that his bowels fell out by reason of his sickness, and he died of sore diseases. His people made no burning for him, like the burning of his fathers.
2Ch 21:20 Thirty-two years old was he when he began to reign, and he reigned in Jerusalem eight years: and he departed without being desired; and they buried him in the city of David, but not in the tombs of the kings. 




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2 Chronicles



2 Chronicles 19 1
Jehoshaphat the king of Judah returned to his house in peace to Jerusalem.
And Jehoshaphat king of Judah returned to his house in peace to Jerusalem.
And Jehoshaphat king of Judah turneth back unto his house in peace to Jerusalem,
2 Chronicles 19 2
Jehu 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.
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 Jehovah? Therefore is wrath
upon thee from Jehovah.
and go out unto his presence doth Jehu son of Hanani, the seer, and saith unto
king Jehoshaphat, `To give help to the wicked, and to those hating Jehovah, dost
thou love? and for this against thee [is] wrath from before Jehovah,
2 Chronicles 19 3
Nevertheless 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.
Nevertheless there are good things found in thee; for thou hast put away the Asherahs
out of the land, and hast directed thy heart to seek God.
but good things have been found with thee, for thou hast put away the shrines out
of the land, and hast prepared thy heart to seek God.`
2 Chronicles 19 4
Jehoshaphat lived 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 fathers.
And Jehoshaphat dwelt in Jerusalem; and he went out again among the people from Beer-
sheba to mount Ephraim, and brought them back to Jehovah the God of their fathers.
And Jehoshaphat dwelleth in Jerusalem, and he turneth back and goeth out among
the people from Beer-Sheba unto the hill-country of Ephraim, and bringeth them
back unto Jehovah, God of their fathers.
2 Chronicles 19 5
He set judges in the land throughout all the fortified cities of Judah, city by city,
And he set judges in the land throughout the fortified cities of Judah, city by city.
And he establisheth judges in the land, in all the fenced cities of Judah, for every
city,
2 Chronicles 19 6
and 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.
And he said to the judges, Take heed what ye do; for ye judge not for man, but for Jehovah,
who will be with you in the matter of judgment.
and saith unto the judges, `See what ye are doing -- for not for man do ye judge,
but for Jehovah, who [is] with you in the matter of judgment;
2 Chronicles 19 7
Now 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.
And now, let the terror of Jehovah be upon you; be careful what ye do, for there is no
iniquity with Jehovah, nor respect of persons, nor taking of presents.
and now, let fear of Jehovah be upon you, observe and do, for there is not with
Jehovah our God perverseness, and acceptance of faces, and taking of a bribe.`
2 Chronicles 19 8
Moreover 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.
-- And moreover in Jerusalem did Jehoshaphat set some of the Levites and priests, and of
the chief fathers of Israel, for the judgment of Jehovah and for causes. -- And they
returned to Jerusalem.
And also in Jerusalem hath Jehoshaphat appointed of the Levites, and of the
priests, and of the heads of the fathers of Israel, for the judgment of Jehovah, and
for strife; and they turn back to Jerusalem,
2 Chronicles 19 9
He charged them, saying, Thus shall you do in the fear of Yahweh, faithfully, and with a perfect
heart.
And he charged them saying, Thus shall ye do in the fear of Jehovah faithfully and with a
perfect heart.
and he layeth a charge upon them, saying, `Thus do ye do in the fear of Jehovah, in
faithfulness, and with a perfect heart,
2 Chronicles 19 10
Whenever 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.
And what cause soever comes to you of your brethren that dwell in their cities, between
blood and blood, between law and commandment, statutes and ordinances, ye shall even
warn them that they trespass not against Jehovah, and so wrath come upon you and upon
your brethren: this do and ye shall not trespass.
and any strife that cometh in unto you of your brethren who are dwelling in their
cities, between blood and blood, between law and command, statutes, and
judgments, then ye have warned them and they become not guilty before Jehovah,
and wrath hath not been on you and on your brethren; thus do ye do, and ye are
not guilty.
2 Chronicles 19 11
Behold, 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 good.
And behold, Amariah the chief priest is over you in all matters of Jehovah, and Zebadiah
the son of Ishmael, prince of the house of Judah, in all the king`s matters; and ye have the
Levites before you as officers. Be strong and do it, and Jehovah will be with the good.
`And, lo, Amariah the head priest [is] over you for every matter of Jehovah, and
Zebadiah son of Ishmael, the leader of the house of Judah, [is] for every matter of
the king, and officers the Levites [are] before you; be strong and do, and Jehovah
is with the good.`
2 Chronicles 20 1
It happened after this, that the children of Moab, and the children of Ammon, and with them
some of the Ammonites, came against Jehoshaphat to battle.
And it came to pass after this [that] the children of Moab, and the children of Ammon,
and with them certain of the Maonites, came against Jehoshaphat to battle.
And it cometh to pass after this, the sons of Moab have come in, and the sons of
Ammon, and with them of the peoples, against Jehoshaphat to battle.
2 Chronicles 20 2
Then there came some who told Jehoshaphat, saying, There comes a great multitude against you
from beyond the sea from Syria; and, behold, they are in Hazazon-tamar (the same is En-gedi).
And they came and told Jehoshaphat saying, A great multitude is come against thee from
beyond the sea, from Syria; and behold, they are in Hazazon-tamar, which is Engedi.
And they come in and declare to Jehoshaphat, saying, `Come against thee hath a
great multitude from beyond the sea, from Aram, and lo, they [are] in Hazezon-
Tamar -- it [is] En-Gedi.`
2 Chronicles 20 3
Jehoshaphat feared, and set himself to seek to Yahweh; and he proclaimed a fast throughout all
Judah.
And Jehoshaphat feared, and set himself to seek Jehovah, and proclaimed a fast
throughout Judah.
And Jehoshaphat feareth, and setteth his face to seek to Jehovah, and proclaimeth
a fast over all Judah;
2 Chronicles 20 4
Judah gathered themselves together, to seek [help] of Yahweh: even out of all the cities of Judah
they came to seek Yahweh.
And Judah gathered themselves together to ask [help] of Jehovah: even out of all the cities
of Judah they came to seek Jehovah.
and Judah is gathered to inquire of Jehovah; also, from all the cities of Judah they
have come in to seek Jehovah.
2 Chronicles 20 5
Jehoshaphat stood in the assembly of Judah and Jerusalem, in the house of Yahweh, before the
new court;
And Jehoshaphat stood in the congregation of Judah and Jerusalem, in the house of
Jehovah, before the new court;
And Jehoshaphat standeth in the assembly of Judah and Jerusalem, in the house of
Jehovah, at the front of the new court,
2 Chronicles 20 6
and he said, Yahweh, the God of our fathers, aren`t you God in heaven? and aren`t you ruler over
all the kingdoms of the nations? and in your hand is power and might, so that none is able to
withstand you.
and he said, Jehovah, God of our fathers, art not thou God in the heavens, and rulest thou
not over all the kingdoms of the nations? And in thy hand there is power and might, and
none can withstand thee.
and saith, `O Jehovah, God of our fathers, art not Thou -- God in the heavens? yea,
Thou art ruling over all kingdoms of the nations, and in Thy hand [is] power and
might, and there is none with Thee to station himself.
2 Chronicles 20 7
Did not you, our God, drive out the inhabitants of this land before your people Israel, and give it
to the seed of Abraham your friend forever?
Hast not thou, our God, dispossessed the inhabitants of this land before thy people Israel,
and given it for ever to the seed of Abraham, thy friend?
`Art not Thou our God? Thou hast dispossessed the inhabitants of this land from
before Thy people Israel, and dost give it to the seed of Abraham Thy friend to the
age,
2 Chronicles 20 8
They lived therein, and have built you a sanctuary therein for your name, saying,
And they have dwelt therein, and have built thee a sanctuary therein for thy name,
saying,
and they dwell in it, and build to Thee in it a sanctuary for Thy name, saying,
2 Chronicles 20 9
If evil come on us, the sword, judgment, or pestilence, or famine, we will stand before this house,
and before you, (for your name is in this house,) and cry to you in our affliction, and you will
hear and save.
If evil come upon us, sword, judgment, or pestilence, or famine, and we stand before this
house and before thee -- for thy name is in this house -- and cry unto thee in our distress,
then thou wilt hear and save.
If evil doth come upon us -- sword, judgment, and pestilence, and famine -- we
stand before this house, and before Thee, for Thy name [is] in this house, and cry
unto Thee out of our distress, and Thou dost hear and save.
2 Chronicles 20 10
Now, behold, 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 aside from them, and didn`t
destroy them;
And now, behold, the children of Ammon and Moab, and those of mount Seir, amongst
whom thou wouldest not let Israel go when they came out of the land of Egypt, (for they
turned from them, and destroyed them not,)
`And now, lo, sons of Ammon, and Moab, and mount Seir, whom Thou didst not
grant to Israel to go in against in their coming out of the land of Egypt, for they
turned aside from off them and destroyed them not,
2 Chronicles 20 11
behold, how they reward us, to come to cast us out of your possession, which you have given us to
inherit.
behold, they reward us, in coming to cast us out of thy possession, which thou hast given
us to possess.
and lo, they are recompensing to us -- to come in to drive us out of Thy possession,
that Thou hast caused us to possess.
2 Chronicles 20 12
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 out eyes are on you.
Our God, wilt thou not judge them? for we have no might in presence of this great
company which cometh against us, neither know we what to do; but our eyes are upon
thee.
`O our God, dost Thou not execute judgment upon them? for there is no power in
us before this great multitude that hath come against us, and we know not what
we do, but on Thee [are] our eyes.`
2 Chronicles 20 13
All Judah stood before Yahweh, with their little ones, their wives, and their children.
And all Judah stood before Jehovah, with their little ones, their wives, and their sons.
And all Judah are standing before Jehovah, also their infants, their wives, and
their sons.
2 Chronicles 20 14
Then on Jahaziel the son of Zechariah, the son of Benaiah, the son of Jeiel, the son of Mattaniah,
the Levite, of the sons of Asaph, came the Spirit of Yahweh in the midst of the assembly;
And 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, upon him came the Spirit of Jehovah, in the
midst of the congregation;
And upon Jahaziel, son of Zechariah, son of Benaiah, son of Jeiel, son of Mattaniah,
the Levite, of the sons of Asaph, hath the Spirit of Jehovah been, in the midst of the
assembly,
2 Chronicles 20 15
and he said, Listen you, all Judah, and you inhabitants of Jerusalem, and you king Jehoshaphat:
Thus says Yahweh to you, Don`t be afraid you, neither be dismayed by reason of this great
multitude; for the battle is not yours, but God`s.
and he said, Be attentive, all Judah, and ye inhabitants of Jerusalem, and thou king
Jehoshaphat! Thus saith Jehovah unto you: Fear not, nor be dismayed by reason of this
great multitude; for the battle is not yours, but God`s.
and he saith, `Attend, all Judah, and ye inhabitants of Jerusalem, and O king
Jehoshaphat, Thus said Jehovah to you, Ye fear not, nor are afraid of the face of this
great multitude, for not for you [is] the battle, but for God.
2 Chronicles 20 16
Tomorrow go you down against them: behold, they come up by the ascent of Ziz; and you shall
find them at the end of the valley, before the wilderness of Jeruel.
To-morrow go down against them: behold, they come up by the ascent of Ziz; and ye shall
find them at the end of the valley, before the wilderness of Jeruel.
To-morrow, go ye down against them, lo, they are coming up by the ascent of Ziz,
and ye have found them in the end of the valley, the front of the wilderness of
Jeruel.
2 Chronicles 20 17
You shall not need to fight in this [battle]: set yourselves, stand you still, and see the salvation of
Yahweh with you, O Judah and Jerusalem; don`t be afraid, nor be dismayed: tomorrow go out
against them: for Yahweh is with you.
Ye shall not have to fight on this occasion: set yourselves, stand and see the salvation of
Jehovah [who is] with you! Judah and Jerusalem, fear not nor be dismayed; to-morrow go
out against them, and Jehovah will be with you.
Not for you to fight in this; station yourselves, stand, and see the salvation of
Jehovah with you, O Judah and Jerusalem -- be not afraid nor fear ye -- to-morrow
go out before them, and Jehovah [is] with you.`
2 Chronicles 20 18
Jehoshaphat bowed his head with his face to the ground; and all Judah and the inhabitants of
Jerusalem fell down before Yahweh, worshipping Yahweh.
And Jehoshaphat bowed his head with his face to the ground; and all Judah and the
inhabitants of Jerusalem fell down before Jehovah, worshipping Jehovah.
And Jehoshaphat boweth -- face to the earth -- and all Judah and the inhabitants of
Jerusalem have fallen before Jehovah, to bow themselves to Jehovah.
2 Chronicles 20 19
The Levites, of the children of the Kohathites and of the children of the Korahites, stood up to
praise Yahweh, the God of Israel, with an exceeding loud voice.
And the Levites, of the sons of the Kohathites, and of the sons of the Korahites, stood up to
praise Jehovah the God of Israel with an exceeding loud voice.
And the Levites, of the sons of the Kohathites, and of the sons of the Korhites, rise
to give praise to Jehovah, God of Israel, with a loud voice on high.
2 Chronicles 20 20
They rose early in the morning, and went forth into the wilderness of Tekoa: and as they went
forth, Jehoshaphat stood and said, Hear me, Judah, and you inhabitants of Jerusalem: believe in
Yahweh your God, so shall you be established; believe his prophets, so shall you prosper.
And they rose early in the morning, and went forth towards the wilderness of Tekoa; and
as they went forth, Jehoshaphat stood and said, Hear me, Judah, and ye inhabitants of
Jerusalem! Believe in Jehovah your God, and ye shall be established; believe his prophets,
and ye shall prosper!
And they rise early in the morning, and go out to the wilderness of Tekoa, and in
their going out Jehoshaphat hath stood and saith, `Hear me, O Judah, and
inhabitants of Jerusalem, remain stedfast in Jehovah your God, and be stedfast;
remain stedfast in His prophets, and prosper.`
2 Chronicles 20 21
When he had taken counsel with the people, he appointed those who should sing to Yahweh, and
give praise in holy array, as they went out before the army, and say, Give thanks to Yahweh; for
his lovingkindness endures forever.
And he consulted with the people, and appointed singers to Jehovah, and those that
should praise in holy splendour, as they went forth before the armed men, and say, Give
thanks to Jehovah; for his loving-kindness [endureth] for ever!
And he taketh counsel with the people, and appointeth singers to Jehovah, and
those giving praise to the honour of holiness, in the going out before the armed
[men], and saying, `Give ye thanks to Jehovah, for to the age [is] His kindness.`
2 Chronicles 20 22
When they began to sing and to praise, Yahweh set liers-in-wait against the children of Ammon,
Moab, and Mount Seir, who had come against Judah; and they were struck.
And when they began the song of triumph and praise, Jehovah set liers-in-wait against
the children of Ammon, Moab, and mount Seir, who had come against Judah, and they
were smitten.
And at the time they have begun with singing and praise, Jehovah hath put
ambushments against the sons of Ammon, Moab, and mount Seir, who are coming
in to Judah, and they are smitten,
2 Chronicles 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, everyone
helped to destroy another.
And the children of Ammon and Moab stood up against the inhabitants of mount Seir, to
exterminate and destroy [them]; and when they had made an end of the inhabitants of
Seir, they helped to destroy one another.
and the sons of Ammon stand up, and Moab, against the inhabitants of mount Seir,
to devote and to destroy, and at their finishing with the inhabitants of Seir, they
helped, a man against his neighbour, to destroy.
2 Chronicles 20 24
When Judah came to the watch-tower of the wilderness, they looked at the multitude; and,
behold, they were dead bodies fallen to the earth, and there were none who escaped.
And Judah came on to the mountain-watch in the wilderness, and they looked toward the
multitude; and behold, they were dead bodies fallen to the earth, and none had escaped.
And Judah hath come in unto the watch-tower, to the wilderness, and they look
unto the multitude, and lo, they [are] carcases fallen to the earth, and there is
none escaped,
2 Chronicles 20 25
When Jehoshaphat and his people came to take the spoil of them, they found among them in
abundance both riches and dead bodies, and precious jewels, which they stripped off for
themselves, more than they could carry away: and they were three days in taking the spoil, it
was so much.
And Jehoshaphat and his people came to plunder the spoil of them, and they found among
them in abundance, both riches with the dead bodies, and precious things, and they
stripped off for themselves more than they could carry away; and they were three days in
plundering the spoil, it was so much.
and Jehoshaphat cometh in, and his people, to seize their spoil, and they find
among them, in abundance, both goods and carcases, and desirable vessels, and
they take spoil to themselves without prohibition, and they are three days
seizing the spoil, for it [is] abundant.
2 Chronicles 20 26
On the fourth day they assembled themselves in the valley of Beracah; for there they blessed
Yahweh: therefore the name of that place was called The valley of Beracah to this day.
And on the fourth day they assembled themselves in the valley of Berachah, for there they
blessed Jehovah; therefore the name of that place was called The valley of Berachah, to
this day.
And on the fourth day they have been assembled at the valley of Blessing, for there
they blessed Jehovah: therefore they have called the name of that place, `Valley of
Blessing,` unto this day.
2 Chronicles 20 27
Then they returned, every man of Judah and Jerusalem, and Jehoshaphat in the forefront of them,
to go again to Jerusalem with joy; for Yahweh had made them to rejoice over their enemies.
And they returned, all the men of Judah and Jerusalem, and Jehoshaphat at their head, to
go again to Jerusalem with joy; for Jehovah had made them to rejoice over their enemies.
And they turn back, every man of Judah and Jerusalem, and Jehoshaphat at their
head, to go back unto Jerusalem with joy, for Jehovah hath made them rejoice over
their enemies.
2 Chronicles 20 28
They came to Jerusalem with psalteries and harps and trumpets to the house of Yahweh.
And they came to Jerusalem with lutes and harps and trumpets, to the house of Jehovah.
And they come in to Jerusalem with psalteries, and with harps, and with
trumpets, unto the house of Jehovah.
2 Chronicles 20 29
The fear of God was on all the kingdoms of the countries, when they heard that Yahweh fought
against the enemies of Israel.
And the terror of God was on all the kingdoms of the lands, when they had heard that
Jehovah fought against the enemies of Israel.
And there is a fear of God on all kingdoms of the lands in their hearing that
Jehovah hath fought with the enemies of Israel,
2 Chronicles 20 30
So the realm of Jehoshaphat was quiet; for his God gave him rest round about.
And the realm of Jehoshaphat was quiet; and his God gave him rest round about.
and the kingdom of Jehoshaphat is quiet, and his God giveth rest to him round
about.
2 Chronicles 20 31
Jehoshaphat reigned over Judah: he was thirty-five years old when he began to reign; and he
reigned twenty-five years in Jerusalem: and his mother`s name was Azubah the daughter of
Shilhi.
And Jehoshaphat reigned over Judah: he was thirty-five years old when he began to reign;
and he reigned twenty-five years in Jerusalem; and his mother`s name was Azubah,
daughter of Shilhi.
And Jehoshaphat reigneth over Judah, a son of thirty and five years in his
reigning, and twenty and five years he hath reigned in Jerusalem, and the name of
his mother [is] Azubah daughter of Shilhi.
2 Chronicles 20 32
He walked in the way of Asa his father, and didn`t turn aside from it, doing that which was
right in the eyes of Yahweh.
And he walked in the way of Asa his father, and turned not aside from it, doing what was
right in the sight of Jehovah.
And he walketh in the way of his father Asa, and hath not turned aside from it, to
do that which is right in the eyes of Jehovah.
2 Chronicles 20 33
However the high places were not taken away; neither as yet had the people set their hearts to
the God of their fathers.
Only, the high places were not removed; and as yet the people had not directed their
hearts to the God of their fathers.
Only, the high places have not turned aside, and still the people have not
prepared their heart for the God of their fathers.
2 Chronicles 20 34
Now the rest of the acts of Jehoshaphat, first and last, behold, they are written in the history of
Jehu the son of Hanani, which is inserted in the book of the kings of Israel.
And the rest of the acts of Jehoshaphat, first and last, behold, they are written in the
words of Jehu the son of Hanani, which are inserted in the book of the kings of Israel.
And the rest of the matters of Jehoshaphat, the first and the last, lo, they are
written among the matters of Jehu son of Hanani, who hath been mentioned on the
book of the kings of Israel.
2 Chronicles 20 35
After this did Jehoshaphat king of Judah join himself with Ahaziah king of Israel; the same did
very wickedly:
And after this Jehoshaphat king of Judah joined himself with Ahaziah king of Israel, who
did very wickedly.
And after this hath Jehoshaphat king of Judah joined himself with Ahaziah king of
Israel, (he did wickedly in [so] doing),
2 Chronicles 20 36
and he joined himself with him to make ships to go to Tarshish; and they made the ships in
Ezion-geber.
And he joined himself with him to make ships to go to Tarshish; and they made the ships
in Ezion-geber.
and he joineth him with himself to make ships to go to Tarshish, and they make
ships in Ezion-Geber,
2 Chronicles 20 37
Then Eliezer the son of Dodavahu of Mareshah prophesied against Jehoshaphat, saying, Because
you have joined yourself with Ahaziah, Yahweh has destroyed your works. The ships were
broken, so that they were not able to go to Tarshish.
And Eliezer the son of Dodavah, of Mareshah, prophesied against Jehoshaphat, saying,
Because thou hast joined thyself with Ahaziah, Jehovah has broken thy works. And the
ships were broken, and could not go to Tarshish.
and prophesy doth Eliezer son of Dodavah, of Mareshah, against Jehoshaphat,
saying, `For thy joining thyself with Ahaziah, Jehovah hath broken up thy works;`
and the ships are broken, and have not retained [power] to go unto Tarshish.
2 Chronicles 21 1
Jehoshaphat slept with his fathers, and was buried with his fathers in the city of David: and
Jehoram his son reigned in his place.
And Jehoshaphat slept with his fathers, and was buried with his fathers in the city of
David; and Jehoram his son reigned in his stead.
And Jehoshaphat lieth with his fathers, and is buried with his fathers in the city
of David, and Jehoram his son reigneth in his stead.
2 Chronicles 21 2
He had brothers, the sons of Jehoshaphat: Azariah, and Jehiel, and Zechariah, and Azariah, and
Michael, and Shephatiah; all these were the sons of Jehoshaphat king of Israel.
And he had brethren, the sons of Jehoshaphat: Azariah and Jehiel, and Zechariah, and
Azariah, and Michael, and Shephatiah: all these were sons of Jehoshaphat king of Israel.
And he hath brethren, sons of Jehoshaphat, Azariah, and Jehiel, and Zechariah,
and Azariah, and Michael, and Shephatiah; all these [are] sons of Jehoshaphat king
of Israel,
2 Chronicles 21 3
Their father gave them great gifts, of silver, and of gold, and of precious things, with fortified
cities in Judah: but the kingdom gave he to Jehoram, because he was the firstborn.
And their father had given them great gifts of silver and of gold and of precious things,
besides fortified cities in Judah; but the kingdom he gave to Jehoram, for he was the
firstborn.
and their father giveth to them many gifts of silver and of gold, and of precious
things, with fenced cities in Judah, and the kingdom he hath given to Jehoram,
for He [is] the first-born.
2 Chronicles 21 4
Now when Jehoram was risen up over the kingdom of his father, and had strengthened himself,
he killed all his brothers with the sword, and various also of the princes of Israel.
And Jehoram established himself over the kingdom of his father, and strengthened
himself; and he slew all his brethren with the sword, and [certain] also of the princes of
Israel.
And Jehoram riseth up over the kingdom of his father, and strengtheneth himself,
and slayeth all his brethren with the sword, and also -- of the heads of Israel.
2 Chronicles 21 5
Jehoram was thirty-two years old when he began to reign; and he reigned eight years in
Jerusalem.
Jehoram was thirty-two years old when he began to reign; and he reigned eight years in
Jerusalem.
A son of thirty and two years [is] Jehoram in his reigning, and eight years he hath
reigned in Jerusalem,
2 Chronicles 21 6
He walked in the way of the kings of Israel, as did the house of Ahab; for he had the daughter of
Ahab as wife: and he did that which was evil in the sight of Yahweh.
And he walked in the way of the kings of Israel, as did the house of Ahab, for the daughter
of Ahab was his wife; and he did evil in the sight of Jehovah.
and he walketh in the way of the kings of Israel, as did the house of Ahab, for a
daughter of Ahab hath been to him for a wife, and he doth the evil thing in the
eyes of Jehovah,
2 Chronicles 21 7
However Yahweh would not destroy the house of David, because of the covenant that he had made
with David, and as he promised to give a lamp to him and to his children always.
But Jehovah would not destroy the house of David, because of the covenant that he had
made with David, and as he had promised to give to him always a lamp, and to his sons.
and Jehovah hath not been willing to destroy the house of David, for the sake of
the covenant that He made with David, and as He had said to give to him a lamp,
and to his sons -- all the days.
2 Chronicles 21 8
In his days Edom revolted from under the hand of Judah, and made a king over themselves.
In his days Edom revolted from under the hand of Judah, and they set a king over
themselves.
In his days hath Edom revolted from under the hand of Judah, and cause a king to
reign over them;
2 Chronicles 21 9
Then Jehoram passed over with his captains, and all his chariots with him: and he rose up by
night, and struck the Edomites who surrounded him, along with the captains of the chariots.
And Jehoram went over with his captains, and all the chariots with him; and he rose up
by night, and smote the Edomites who had surrounded him, and the captains of the
chariots.
and Jehoram passeth over with his heads, and all the chariots with him, and it
cometh to pass, he hath risen by night and smiteth the Edomites who are coming
round against him, and the princes of the chariots,
2 Chronicles 21 10
So Edom revolted from under the hand of Judah to this day: then did Libnah revolt at the same
time from under his hand, because he had forsaken Yahweh, the God of his fathers.
But the Edomites revolted from under the hand of Judah unto this day. Then Libnah
revolted at the same time from under his hand, because he had forsaken Jehovah the God
of his fathers.
and Edom revolteth from under the hand of Judah unto this day; then doth Libnah
revolt at that time from under his hand, because he hath forsaken Jehovah, God of
his fathers,
2 Chronicles 21 11
Moreover he made high places in the mountains of Judah, and made the inhabitants of Jerusalem
to play the prostitute, and led Judah astray.
Moreover he made high places on the mountains of Judah, and caused the inhabitants of
Jerusalem to commit fornication, and compelled Judah [thereto].
also, he hath made high places in the mountains of Judah, and causeth the
inhabitants of Jerusalem to commit whoredom, and compelleth Judah.
2 Chronicles 21 12
There came a writing to him from Elijah the prophet, saying, Thus says Yahweh, the God of David
your father, Because you have not walked in the ways of Jehoshaphat your father, nor in the
ways of Asa king of Judah,
And there came a writing to him from Elijah the prophet saying, Thus saith Jehovah, the
God of David thy father: Because thou hast not walked in the ways of Jehoshaphat thy
father, nor in the ways of Asa king of Judah,
And there cometh in unto him a writing from Elijah the prophet, saying, `Thus
said Jehovah, God of David thy father, Because that thou hast not walked in the
ways of Jehoshaphat thy father, and in the ways of Asa king of Judah,
2 Chronicles 21 13
but have walked in the way of the kings of Israel, and have made Judah and the inhabitants of
Jerusalem to play the prostitute, like as the house of Ahab did, and also have slain your brothers
of your father`s house, who were better than yourself:
but hast walked in the way of the kings of Israel, and hast made Judah and the
inhabitants of Jerusalem to commit fornication, like the fornications of the house of
Ahab, and also hast slain thy brethren, thy father`s house who were better than thyself:
and thou dost walk in the way of the kings of Israel, and dost cause Judah and the
inhabitants of Jerusalem to commit whoredom like the whoredoms of the house of
Ahab, and also thy brethren, the house of thy father, who are better than thyself,
thou hast slain;
2 Chronicles 21 14
behold, Yahweh will strike with a great plague your people, and your children, and your wives,
and all your substance;
behold, Jehovah will smite with a great stroke thy people, and thy children, and thy
wives, and all thy substance,
lo, Jehovah is smiting -- a great smiting -- among thy people, and among thy sons,
and among thy wives, and among all thy goods --
2 Chronicles 21 15
and you shall have great sickness by disease of your bowels, until your bowels fall out by reason
of the sickness, day by day.
and thyself with sore sicknesses, with a disease of thy bowels, until thy bowels fall out by
reason of the sickness day by day.
and thou, with many sicknesses, with disease of thy bowels, till thy bowels come
out, by the sickness, day by day.`
2 Chronicles 21 16
Yahweh stirred up against Jehoram the spirit of the Philistines, and of the Arabians who are
beside the Ethiopians:
And Jehovah stirred up against Jehoram the spirit of the Philistines, and of the Arabians,
who [are] near the Ethiopians;
And Jehovah waketh up against Jehoram the spirit of the Philistines, and of the
Arabians, who [are] beside the Cushim,
2 Chronicles 21 17
and they came up against Judah, and broke into it, and carried away all the substance that was
found in the king`s house, and his sons also, and his wives; so that there was never a son left him,
save Jehoahaz, the youngest of his sons.
and they came up into Judah, and broke into it, and carried away all the substance that
was found in the king`s house, and his sons also, and his wives; so that there was no son
left him, except Jehoahaz the youngest of his sons.
and they come up into Judah, and rend it, and take captive all the substance that
is found at the house of the king, and also his sons, and his wives, and there hath
not been left to him a son except Jehoahaz the youngest of his sons.
2 Chronicles 21 18
After all this Yahweh struck him in his bowels with an incurable disease.
And after all this, Jehovah smote him in his bowels with an incurable sickness.
And after all this hath Jehovah plagued him in his bowels by a disease for which
there is no healing,
2 Chronicles 21 19
It happened, in process of time, at the end of two years, that his bowels fell out by reason of his
sickness, and he died of sore diseases. His people made no burning for him, like the burning of
his fathers.
And it came to pass, from day to day, and at the time when the second year was drawing
to a close, that his bowels fell out by reason of his sickness, and he died in cruel
sufferings. And his people made no burning for him, like the burning of his fathers.
and it cometh to pass, from days to days, and at the time of the going out of the
end of two years, his bowels have gone out with his sickness, and he dieth of sore
diseases, and his people have not made for him a burning like the burning of his
fathers.
2 Chronicles 21 20
Thirty-two years old was he when he began to reign, and he reigned in Jerusalem eight years:
and he departed without being desired; and they buried him in the city of David, but not in the
tombs of the kings.
He was thirty-two years old when he began to reign, and he reigned in Jerusalem eight
years, and departed without being regretted. And they buried him in the city of David,
but not in the sepulchres of the kings.
A son of thirty and two [years] was he in his reigning, and eight years he hath
reigned in Jerusalem, and he goeth without desire, and they bury him in the city
of David, and not in the graves of the kings.


Study  Questions

Who did the children of Ammon hire? 19:6, 7

What was the battle plan of Joab? 19:10-13

The Syrians were victorious against Israel, true or false? 19:16-19

When did David get his crown? 20:1, 2

Who killed a giant that had 12 fingers and 12 toes? 20:6, 7

Why did David want Israel to be numbered? 21:1-3

Who was God? 21:9

How did God answer David? 21:26