Jehoshaphat

Jehoshaphat

 
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  • King Ahab of Israel and King Jehoshaphat of Judah, dressed in their royal robes, were sitting on thrones at the threshing floor near the gate of Samaria. All of Ahab's prophets were prophesying there in front of them. - 2 Chronicles 18:9


  • "Didn't I tell you?" the king of Israel said to Jehoshaphat. "He does it every time. He never prophesies anything but bad news for me." - 2 Chronicles 18:17


  • So the king of Israel and King Jehoshaphat of Judah led their armies against Ramoth-gilead. - 2 Chronicles 18:28


  • Now King Ahab said to Jehoshaphat, "As we go into battle, I will disguise myself so no one will recognize me, but you wear your royal robes." So Ahab disguised himself, and they went into battle. - 2 Chronicles 18:29


  • So when the Aramean charioteers saw Jehoshaphat in his royal robes, they went after him. "There is the king of Israel!" they shouted. But Jehoshaphat cried out to the LORD to save him, and God helped him by turning the attack away from him. - 2 Chronicles 18:31


  • When King Jehoshaphat of Judah arrived safely home to Jerusalem, - 2 Chronicles 19:1


  • So Jehoshaphat lived in Jerusalem, but he went out among the people, traveling from Beersheba to the hill country of Ephraim, encouraging the people to return to the LORD, the God of their ancestors. - 2 Chronicles 19:4


  • Jehoshaphat appointed some of the Levites and priests and clan leaders in Israel to serve as judges in Jerusalem for cases concerning both the law of the LORD and civil disputes. - 2 Chronicles 19:8


  • After this, the armies of the Moabites, Ammonites, and some of the Meunites* declared war on Jehoshaphat.1 - 2 Chronicles 20:1


  • Messengers came and told Jehoshaphat, "A vast army from Edom* is marching against you from beyond the Dead Sea.* They are already at Hazazon-tamar." (This was another name for En-gedi.)2 - 2 Chronicles 20:2


  • Jehoshaphat was alarmed by this news and sought the LORD for guidance. He also gave orders that everyone throughout Judah should observe a fast. - 2 Chronicles 20:3


  • Jehoshaphat stood before the people of Judah and Jerusalem in front of the new courtyard at the Temple of the LORD. - 2 Chronicles 20:5


  • He said, "Listen, King Jehoshaphat! Listen, all you people of Judah and Jerusalem! This is what the LORD says: Do not be afraid! Don't be discouraged by this mighty army, for the battle is not yours, but God's. - 2 Chronicles 20:15


  • Then King Jehoshaphat bowed down with his face to the ground. And all the people of Judah and Jerusalem did the same, worshiping the LORD. - 2 Chronicles 20:18


  • Early the next morning the army of Judah went out into the wilderness of Tekoa. On the way Jehoshaphat stopped and said, "Listen to me, all you people of Judah and Jerusalem! Believe in the LORD your God, and you will be able to stand firm. Believe in his prophets, and you will succeed." - 2 Chronicles 20:20


  • King Jehoshaphat and his men went out to gather the plunder. They found vast amounts of equipment, clothing,* and other valuables--more than they could carry. There was so much plunder that it took them three days just to collect it all!1 - 2 Chronicles 20:25


  • Then they returned to Jerusalem, with Jehoshaphat leading them, full of joy that the LORD had given them victory over their enemies. - 2 Chronicles 20:27
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    New Living Translation Bible used with permission Tyndale House Publishers.

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