19:1 And Jehoshaphat the king of Judah returned to his house in
peace to Jerusalem.
19:2 And Jehu the son of Hanani the seer went out to meet him,
and said to king Jehoshaphat, Shouldst thou help the ungodly,
and love them that hate the LORD? therefore [is] wrath upon
thee from before the LORD.
19:3 Nevertheless, there are good things found in thee, in that
thou hast taken away the groves out of the land, and hast
prepared thy heart to seek God.
19:4 And Jehoshaphat dwelt at Jerusalem: and he went out again
through the people from Beer-sheba to mount Ephraim, and
brought them back to the LORD God of their fathers.
19:5 And he set judges in the land throughout all the fortified
cities of Judah, city by city,
19:6 And said to the judges, Take heed what ye do: for ye judge
not for man, but for the LORD, who [is] with you in the
19:7 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.
19:8 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 controversies,
when they returned to Jerusalem.
19:9 And he charged them, saying, Thus shall ye do in the fear
of the LORD, faithfully, and with a perfect heart.
19:10 And whatever cause 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 [so] wrath come
upon you, and upon your brethren: this do, and ye shall not
19:11 And behold, Amariah the chief priest [is] over you in all
matters of the LORD; and Zebadiah the son of Ishmael, the ruler
of the house of Judah, for all the king's matters: also the
Levites [shall be] officers before you. Deal courageously, and
the LORD will be with the good.