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The Holy Bible: King James Version. 2000.

The Second Book of the
Chronicles
20

The Victory over Moab and Ammon
1  It came to pass after this also, that the children of Moab, and the children of Ammon, and with them other besides the Ammonites, came against Jehosh'aphat to battle.
2  Then there came some that told Jehosh'aphat, saying, There cometh a great multitude against thee from beyond the sea on this side Syria; and, behold, they be in Haz'azon–ta'mar, which is Enge'di.
3  And Jehosh'aphat 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 Jehosh'aphat stood in the congregation of Judah and Jerusalem, in the house of the LORD, before the new court,
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 thee?
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 Is. 41.8 · Jas. 2.23 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 cry unto thee in our affliction, then thou wilt hear and help.
10  And now, behold, the children of Ammon and Moab and mount Se'ir, whom thou wouldest not let Israel invade, when they came out of the land of Egypt, Deut. 2.4-19 but they turned from them, and destroyed them not;
11  behold, I say, how they reward us, to come to cast us out of thy possession, which thou hast given us to inherit.
12  O our God, wilt thou not judge them? for we have no might against this great company that cometh against us; neither know we what to do: but our eyes are upon thee.
13  ¶ And all Judah stood before the LORD, with their little ones, their wives, and their children.
14  Then upon Jaha'zi-el the son of Zechari'ah, the son of Benai'ah, the son of Je-i'el, the son of Mattani'ah, a Levite of the sons of Asaph, came the Spirit of the LORD in the midst of the congregation;
15  and he said, Hearken ye, all Judah, and ye inhabitants of Jerusalem, and thou king Jehosh'aphat, Thus saith the LORD unto you, Be not afraid nor dismayed by reason of this great multitude; for the battle is not yours, but God's.
16  Tomorrow go ye down against them: behold, they come up by the cliff of Ziz; and ye shall find them at the end of the brook, before the wilderness of Jeru'el.
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 Jerusalem: fear not, nor be dismayed; tomorrow go out against them: for the LORD will be with you. Deut. 20.1-4
18  ¶ And Jehosh'aphat 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 Ko'hathites, and of the children of the Korhites, 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 Teko'a: and as they went forth, Jehosh'aphat stood and said, Hear me, O Judah, and ye inhabitants of Jerusalem; Believe in the LORD your God, so shall ye be established; believe his prophets, so shall ye prosper.
21  And when he had consulted with the people, he appointed singers unto the LORD, and that should praise the beauty of holiness, as they went out before the army, and to say, Praise the LORD; for his mercy endureth for ever.
22  And when they began to sing and to praise, the LORD set ambushments against the children of Ammon, Moab, and mount Se'ir, which were come against Judah; and they were smitten.
23  For the children of Ammon and Moab stood up against the inhabitants of mount Se'ir, utterly to slay and destroy them: and when they had made an end of the inhabitants of Se'ir, every one helped to destroy another.
24  ¶ And when Judah came toward the watchtower in the wilderness, they looked unto the multitude, and, behold, they were dead bodies fallen to the earth, and none escaped.
25  And when Jehosh'aphat 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 stripped off for themselves, more than they could carry away: and they were three days in gathering of the spoil, it was so much.
26  And on the fourth day they assembled themselves in the valley of Bera'chah; for there they blessed the LORD: therefore the name of the same place was called, The valley of Bera'chah, 4 unto this day.
27  Then they returned, every man of Judah and Jerusalem, and Jehosh'aphat in the forefront of them, to go again to Jerusalem with joy; for the LORD had made them to rejoice over their enemies.
28  And they came to Jerusalem with psalteries and harps and trumpets unto the house of the LORD.
29  And the fear of God was on all the kingdoms of those countries, when they had heard that the LORD fought against the enemies of Israel.
30  So the realm of Jehosh'aphat was quiet: for his God gave him rest round about.

The Reign of Jehoshaphat
1 Kgs. 22.41-50
31  ¶ And Jehosh'aphat reigned over Judah: he 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 Azu'bah the daughter of Shilhi.
32  And he walked in the way of Asa his father, and departed not from it, doing that which was right in the sight of the LORD.
33  Howbeit the high places were not taken away: for as yet the people had not prepared their hearts unto the God of their fathers.
34  ¶ Now the rest of the acts of Jehosh'aphat, first and last, behold, they are written in the book of Jehu the son of Hana'ni, who is mentioned in the book of the kings of Israel.
35  ¶ And after this did Jehosh'aphat king of Judah join himself with Ahazi'ah king of Israel, who did very wickedly:
36  and he joined himself with him to make ships to go to Tarshish: and they made the ships in E'zi-on–ga'ber.
37  Then Eli-e'zer the son of Do'davah of Mare'shah prophesied against Jehosh'aphat, saying, Because thou hast joined thyself with Ahazi'ah, the LORD hath broken thy works. And the ships were broken, that they were not able to go to Tarshish.

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