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2Chronicles 19
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Jehoshaphat Appoints Judges

19When King Jehoshaphat of Judah arrived safely home in Jerusalem,H3092H4428H3063H7725H1004H7965H3389 2Jehu son of Hanani the seer went out to meet him. "Why should you help the wicked and love those who hate the LORD?" he asked the king. "Because of what you have done, the LORD is very angry with you.H3058H1121H2607H2374H3318H6440H559H4428H3092H5826H7563H157H8130H3068H2063H7110H6440H3068 3Even so, there is some good in you, for you have removed the Asherah poles throughout the land, and you have committed yourself to seeking God."H61H2896H1697H4672H1197H842H776H3559H3824H1875H430 4Jehoshaphat 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.H3092H3427H3389H3318H7725H5971H884H2022H669H7725H3068H430H1 5He appointed judges throughout the nation in all the fortified towns,H5975H8199H776H1219H5892H3063H5892H5892 6and he said to them, "Always think carefully before pronouncing judgment. Remember that you do not judge to please people but to please the LORD. He will be with you when you render the verdict in each case.H559H8199H7200H6213H8199H120H3068H1697H4941 7Fear the LORD and judge with integrity, for the LORD our God does not tolerate perverted justice, partiality, or the taking of bribes."H6343H3068H8104H6213H5766H3068H430H4856H6440H4727H7810 8In Jerusalem, Jehoshaphat appointed some of the Levites and priests and clan leaders in Israel to serve as judges for cases involving the LORD's regulations and for civil disputes.H3389H3092H5975H3881H3548H7218H1H3478H4941H3068H7379H7725H3389 9These were his instructions to them: "You must always act in the fear of the LORD, with faithfulness and an undivided heart.H6680H559H6213H3374H3068H530H8003H3824 10Whenever a case comes to you from fellow citizens in an outlying town, whether a murder case or some other violation of God's laws, commands, decrees, or regulations, you must warn them not to sin against the LORD, so that he will not be angry with you and them. Do this and you will not be guilty.H7379H935H251H3427H5892H1818H1818H8451H4687H2706H4941H2094H816H3068H7110H251H3541H6213H816 11"Amariah the high priest will have final say in all cases involving the LORD. Zebadiah son of Ishmael, a leader from the tribe of Judah, will have final say in all civil cases. The Levites will assist you in making sure that justice is served. Take courage as you fulfill your duties, and may the LORD be with those who do what is right."H568H7218H3548H1697H3068H2069H1121H3458H5057H1004H3063H4428H1697H3881H7860H6440H6213H2388H3068H2896


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