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35 And the Battle increased that Day: and the King was stayed up in his Chariot againft the Syrians, and died at Even: and the Blood ran out of the Wound into the midst of the Chariot. .
36 And there went a Proclamation throughout the Hoft, about the going down of the Sun, saying, Every Man to his City, and every Man to his own Countrey.
37 So the King died, and was brought to Samaria, and they buried the King in Samaria.
38 And one washed the Chariot in the Pool of Samaria, and the Dogs licked up his Blood, and they washed his Armour, according unto to the Word of the LORD which he spake.
39 Now the rest of the Acts of Ahab, and all that he did, and the Ivory House which he made, and all the Cities that he built, are they not written in the Book of the Chronicles of the Kings of Israel ?
40 So Ahab slept with his Fathers, and Ahaziah his Son reigned in his stead.
41 And JEHOSHAPHAT the Son of Asa began to reign over Judah in the fourth Year of Ahab King of Israel.
42 Jehosaphat 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 Shishi.
43 And he walked in all the Way of Afa his Father, he turned not aside from it, doing that which was RIGHT in the Eyes of the LORD: nevertheless the high Places were not taken away; for the People offered and burnt Incense yet in the high Places.
44 And Jeholhaphat made Peace with the King of Ilrael.
II. C H RO N. CHA P. XIX.
Instructions to the Judges, 8 to the Priests and Levites.
A House in Peace to Jerusalem.
thee from before RAT
Jehoshaphat, Shouldst thou 2 He that WALKETH UPRIGHTLY, and help the UNGODLY, and love WORKETH RIGHTEOUSNESS, and SPEAK
ETH the TRUTH in his Heart. them that hate the LORD? 4 In whose Eyes a VILE PERSON IS therefore is WRATH upon CONTEMNED : but he honoureth them
that fear the LORD: he that sweareth thee from before the LORD to his own Hurt and changeth not.
3Nevertheless, there are Psal. cxxxix. 19 Surely thou wilt good Things found in thee, llay the Wicked, O GOD: depart from
me therefore, ye bloody Men. in that thou hait taken away 20 For they speak againft thee the Groves out of the Land, wickedly, and thine Enemies take and hast PREPARED thine thy Name in vain.
21 Do not I hate them, O LORD, Heart to seek God. that hate thee? and am not I grieved 4 And Jehoshaphat dwelt with those that rise up againft thee.
Psal. xvi. 2 O my Soul, thou haft in Jerusalem : and he went
said unto the LORD, Thou art my out again through the People, LORD: my Goodness extendeth ac from Beer-sheba to Mount to thee, Ephraim, and brought them
Toht them 3 But to the SAINTS that are in
the Earth, and to the EXCELLENT LA back unto the LORD God of whom is all my Delight, their Fathers.
5 And he set Judges in the Land, throughout all the fenced Cities of Judah,
6 And said to the Judges, Take heed what ye do: for ye judge not for Men, but for the LORD, who is with you
ye jude. UDGMENT.w let the
- 7 Wherefore now let the Fear of the LORD be upon you, take heed and do it: for there is no Iniquity with the LORD our God, nor Respect of Persons, nor taking of Gifts.
8 Moreover, in Jerusalem did Jehoshaphat set of the Levites, and of the Priests, and of the chief of the Fathers of Israel, for the Judgment of the LORD, and for Controverfies, when they returned to Jerusalem.
9 And he charged them, saying, Thus shall ye do in the Fear of the LORD, FAITHFULLY, and with a PERFECT Heart.
10 And what Cause soever shall come to you of your Brethren that dwell in their Cities, between Blood and Blood, between Law and Commandment, Statutes and Judgments, ye shall even warn them that they TRESPASS not against the LORD, and fo WRATH come upon you and your Brethren : This do, and ye shall not TRESPASS.
11 And behold, Amariah the chief Priest is over you in all Matters of the Lord; and Zebadiah the Ruler of the House of Judah, for all the King's Matters : also the Le
vites shall be Officers before you. Deal couragiously, and the LORD shall be with the Good.
CH A P. XX. 1 Jebolhaphat in his Fear proclaimeth a Fast : 5 His Prayer.
14 The Prophecy of Jahaziel. 20 Jehosaphat exhorteth the People, and setteth Singers to praise the LORD. 22. The great Overthrow of the Enemies. 26 The People having blessed God at Beracha, return in Triumph. 31 Jehonaphat’s Reign : 35 His Convoy of Ships which he made with Ahaziah, according to the Prophecy of Eliezer, unhappily
perifbed. Ver. iTT came to pass after this also, that the Children of
I Moab, and the Children of Ammon, and with them other beside the Ammonites, came against Jehofhaphat to Battle.
2 Then there came some that told Jehoshaphat, saying, There comes a great multitude against thee from beyond the Sea on this fide Syria, and behold, they be in Hazazon-tamar which is En-gedi.
3 And Jehoshaphat feared, and set himself to seek the LORD, and proclaimed a Fast throughout all Judah.
4 And Judah gathered themselves together, to ask Help of the LORD: even out of all the Cities of Judah they came to seek the LORD. . 5. And Jehoshaphat stood in the Congregation of Judah, in the House of the LORD.
6 And said, O LORD God of our Fathers, art not thou God in Heaven? and RULEST not thou over all the KINGDOMS of the Heathen? and in thine Hand is there not POWER and Might, so that none is able to WITHSTAND
...7 Art not thou our God, who didst drive out the Inhabitants of this Land before thy People Israel, and gavest it to the Seed of Abraham thy Friend for ever?
8 And they dwelt therein, and have built thee a Sanctuary therein for thy Name, saying,
9 If when Evil cometh upon us, as the Sword, Judgment, or Pestilence, or Famine, we stand before this House, and in thy Presence (for thy Name is in this House) and y unto thee in our Affliction, then thou wilt hear and
10 And now, behold, the Children of Ammon, and Moab, and Mount Seir, whom thou wouldest not let Israel invade, when they came out of the Land of Egypt, but they turned from them; and destroyed them not.
1 Behold, I say, how they reward us to come to caft us out of thy Poffesion, which thou hast given us to inherit.
120 our God, wilt thou ,' Psal. cxli. 8 Minc Eyes are unto not indre them not judge them? for we have
for üre have thee, O God the LORD : in thee is
my TRUST, leave got my Sout defiNo Might against this great tule. Company that cometh against 9 Keep me from the Saare which us: neither KNOW We WHAT
they have laid for me, and the Grins
of the Workers of Iniquity. to do, but our Eyes are up- 10 Let the Wicked fall into their on thee.
own Nets, whilft that I michal & 13 And all Judah stood be13 And all Judah itood be
Psal. I. is CALL upon me in the fore the LORD, with their DAY of TROUBLE; I will DELIFEL Little ones, their Wives, and thee, and thou shalt GLORIFY me.
Phil. iv. 6 Be careful for nothing: their Children.
but in EỹERY THING by PRAYER and 14. Then upon Tahaziel a SUPPLICATION with THANKSGIVING, Levite of the Sons of A Ganh let your REQUESTS be made Ekon3
Pas voto GOD. came the Spirit of the LORD Pfal. xxvii. , The LORD is my in the midst of the Congre- LIGHT and my SALVATION, whom gation :
shall I FEAR the LORD is the
STRENGTH of my LIFs, of whom shall 15 And he said, Hearken i be AFRAID. ye, all Judah, and ye Inha- 2 When the Wicked, even mine bitants of Jerusalem, and thou
Enemies and my Foes come upon
me to eat up my Flesh, they fum. King Jehoshaphat, Thus faith bled and reli. the Lord unto you. Be not 3 Though an Host Dhould escamp AFRAID, nor dismayed by is
againft me, my Heart shall not fear: reason of this great Multi- in this will I be CONFIDENT. tude: for the Battle is not 4 One Thing have I desired of the
LORD, that will I seek after, that I YOURS, but God's.
may dwell in the House of the LORD 16 To-morrow go ye down all the Days of my Life, to bebold against them : behold, they aminft them beboid they the BEAUTY of the LORD, and to ca
quire in his Temple. come up by the Cliff of Ziz,
of Ziz, s For in the Time of TROUBLE bé and ye shall find them at the fall HIDE me in his Pavilion : ia End of the Brool before the the Secret of his Tabernacle shall be End of the Brook, before the hide me, he shall set me op upon i Wilderness of Zeruel. Rock.
17 Ye shall not need to fight in this Battle; set yourselves, stand ye still, and see the SALVATION of the LORD with you, O Judah and JerusaJem : FEAR not, nor be dismayed; To-morrow go out 2" gainst them, for the LORD will be with you.
the Groundsre the LORD' the Children up to praise t
18 And Jehoshaphat bowed his Head, with his Face to the Ground : and all Judah, and the Inhabitants of Jerusalem fell before the Lord, worshipping the Lord.
19 And the Levites of the Children of the Cohathites, of the Children of the Korbites, stood up to praise the LORD God of Israel with a loud Voice on high. .
20 And 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, o Judah, and ye Inhabitants of Jerusalem, BELIEVE in the LORD your God, so shall you be ESTABLISHED; BELIEVE his PROPHETS, so shall ye PROSPER.
21 And when he had consulted with the People, he apa pointed Singers unto the LORD, and that should praise the BEAUTY of Holiness, as they went out before the Army, and to say, & PRAISE the 8 Psal. cxxxvi, 1 0 give Thanks Lord, for his Mercy EN- unto the LORD, for he is good : for DURETH for ever.
his Mercy endurech for ever. 22 And when they began to sing and to PRAISE, the LORD set Ambushments against the Children of Ammon, Moab, and Mount Seir, which were come against Judah, and they were smitten. .
23 . For the Children of Pfal. xxxvii. is Their SWORD shall Ammon and Moab stood up enter into their own Heart, and their against the Inhabitants of
€ Bows shall be BROKEN.
· Pfal. Ixvi. 1 Make a joyful Noise Mount Seir, utterly to SLAY unto God, all ye Lands. and DESTROY them : and 2 Sing forth the HONOUR of his
Name: make his PRAISE GLORIOUS. when they had made an End
3 Say unto God, How TERRIBLE art of the Inhabitants of Seir, thou in thy Works! through the every one helped to DESTROY GREATNESS of thy Power shall chine
Enemies submit themselves unto another.
thee. 24 And when Judah cames Come and see the Works of toward the Watch-tower in
God : he is TERRIBLE in his Doing
toward the Children of Men. the Wilderness, they looked 7 He RULETH by his Power for eunto the Multitude, and be- ver, his Eyes behold the Nations i hold, they were dead Bodies
let not the REBELLIOUS exalt them : FALLEN 'to the Earth, and none escaped.
25 And when Jehoshaphat 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 stript off for themselves) more than they