2 Chronicles 20

It came to pass after this also, that the children of Moab, and the children of Ammon, and with them other beside the Ammonites, came against Jehoshaphat to battle. 2 Then there came some that told Jehoshaphat, saying, There cometh a great multitude against thee from beyond the sea on this side Syria; and, behold, they be ain Hazazon-tamar, which is bEn-gedi. 3 And Jehoshaphat feared, and set himself to seek the LORD, and cproclaimed a fast throughout all Judah. 4 And dJudah 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 and Jerusalem, in the house of the LORD, before the new court, 6 And said, O LORD God of our fathers, art not thou gGod in heaven? and frulest not thou over all the kingdoms of the heathen? and ein thine hand is there not power and might, so that none is able to withstand thee? 7 Art not thou hour God, who didst drive out the inhabitants of this land before thy people Israel, and gavest it to the seed of Abraham ithy friend for ever? 8 And they dwelt therein, and have built thee a sanctuary therein for thy name, saying, 9 jIf, 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 Seir, whom thou lwouldest not let Israel invade, when they came out of the land of Egypt, but kthey turned from them, and destroyed them not; 11 Behold, I say, how they reward us, mto come to cast us out of thy possession, which thou hast given us to inherit. 12 O our God, wilt thou not njudge them? ofor we have no might against this great company that cometh against us; neither know we what to do: but pour eyes are upon thee.

13 And all Judah stood before the LORD, with their little ones, their wives, and their children. 14 Then 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, qcame 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 Jehoshaphat, Thus saith the LORD unto you, rBe not afraid nor dismayed by reason of this great multitude; for the battle is not yours, but God's. 16 To morrow 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 Jeruel. 17 sYe 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; to morrow go out against them: tfor the LORD will be with you. 18 And Jehoshaphat ubowed 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 Kohathites, 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 Tekoa: and as they went forth, Jehoshaphat stood and said, Hear me, O Judah, and ye inhabitants of Jerusalem; vBelieve 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, yand that should praise the beauty of holiness, as they went out before the army, and to say, xPraise the LORD; wfor his mercy endureth for ever.

22 And when they began to sing and to praise, zthe 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 Ammon and Moab stood up against the inhabitants of mount Seir, utterly to slay and destroy them: and when they had made an end of the inhabitants of Seir, every one helped to destroy another. 24 And when Judah came toward the watch tower in the wilderness, they looked unto the multitude, and, abehold, they were dead bodies 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 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 Berachah; for there they blessed the LORD: therefore the name of the same place was called, The valley of Berachah, unto this day. 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 the LORD had bmade 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 cthe 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 Jehoshaphat was quiet: for his dGod gave him rest round about.

31 eAnd Jehoshaphat 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 Azubah 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 fprepared their hearts unto the God of their fathers. 34 Now the rest of the acts of Jehoshaphat, first and last, behold, they are written in the book of Jehu the son of Hanani, gwho is mentioned in the book of the kings of Israel.

35 And after this did Jehoshaphat king of Judah join himself with Ahaziah 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 Ezion-geber. 37 Then Eliezer the son of Dodavah of Mareshah prophesied against Jehoshaphat, saying, Because thou hast joined thyself with Ahaziah, the LORD hath broken thy works. And the ships were broken, that they were not able to go hto Tarshish.

2 Chronicles 21

Cross Ref
2 a Gen 14:7
 b Jos 15:62
1 Sam 23:29
SS 1:14
3 c Jdg 20:26
1 Sam 7:6
Ezr 8:21-23
Est 4:16
4 d Joe 1:14
6 e Mat 6:13
Psa 62:11
 f Dan 4:17
Jer 27:5
Psa 47:2
1 Chr 29:11-12
 g Mat 6:9
Isa 57:15
Jos 2:11
Deu 4:39
7 h Gen 17:7
Exo 6:7
 i Isa 41:8
Jam 2:23
9 j 2 Chr 6:28-29
10 k Num 20:21
 l Deu 2:4
11 m Psa 83:12
12 n 1 Sam 3:13
Psa 46:7-11
Rev 19:11
 o 2 Cor 3:5
 p Psa 25:15
Psa 121:1
Psa 123:1
14 q Num 11:25
2 Chr 15:1
15 r 2 Chr 32:7
Deu 1:29
Exo 14:13
17 s Exo 14:13
 t Num 14:9
2 Chr 15:2
Psa 46:7-11
Isa 8:10
Amo 5:14
18 u Exo 4:31
20 v Rom 8:31
Joh 11:40
Isa 26:3
Isa 7:9
21 w 2 Chr 7:3
2 Chr 5:13
 x Psa 106:1
Ezr 3:11
2 Chr 7:6
2 Chr 7:3
1 Chr 16:34
 y Psa 50:2
Psa 29:2
1 Chr 16:29
22 z Jdg 7:22
1 Sam 14:20
24 a Jer 33:5
Isa 37:36
Psa 110:6
Exo 14:13
27 b Neh 12:43
29 c 2 Chr 17:10
30 d 2 Chr 15:15
Job 34:29
31 e 1 Kin 22:41
33 f 2 Chr 12:14
34 g 1 Kin 16:1
37 h Gen 10:4
1 Kin 10:22
2 Chr 9:21