2 Chronicles 19

1And Jehoshaphat king of Judah returned to his house at Jerusalem. 2And Jehu the prophet, the son of Hanani went out to meet him, and said to him, King Jehoshaphat, do you help a sinner, or act friendly towards one hated of the Lord? Therefore has wrath come upon you from the Lord. 3Nevertheless some good things have been found in you, forasmuch as you did remove the groves from the land of Judah, and you directed your heart to seek after the Lord. 4And Jehoshaphat dwelt in Jerusalem. And he again went out among the people from Beersheba to Mount Ephraim, and turned them back to the Lord God of their fathers. 5And he appointed judges in all the strong cities of Judah, city by city. 6And he said to the judges, Take good heed what you do: for you judge not for man, but for the Lord, and with you are matters of judgment. 7And now let the fear of the Lord be upon you, and be wary, and do your duty; for there is no unrighteousness with the Lord our God, neither is it for Him to respect persons, or to take bribes. 8Moreover Jehoshaphat appointed in Jerusalem some of the priests and Levites, and heads of houses of Israel, for the judgment of the Lord, and to judge the inhabitants of Jerusalem. 9And he charged them, saying, Thus shall you do in the fear of the Lord, in truth and with a perfect heart. 10Whatsoever man of your brethren that dwell in their cities shall bring the cause that comes before you, between blood and blood, and between precept and commandment, and ordinances and judgments, you shall even decide for them; so they shall not sin against the Lord, and there shall not be wrath upon you, and upon your brethren. Thus you shall do, and you shall not sin. 11And behold, Amariah the priest is head over you in every matter of the Lord; and Zebadiah the son of Ishmael is head over the house of Judah in every matter of the king; and the scribes and Levites are before you: be strong and active, and the Lord shall be with the good.
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