19 And King Jehoshaphat of Judah came back to his house in Jerusalem safe and sound. 2 But the seer Jehu the son of Hanani came out confronting him and said to King Jehoshaphat “Were you to help the wrong-doer and love the haters of Jehovah? for this there is wrath against you from Jehovah. 3 There are good points found about you, though, in that you routed out the asherahs from the country and made up your mind to devote yourself to God.” 4 And Jehoshaphat settled down in Jerusalem and again went out among the people from Beer-Shebaʽ to the highland of Ephraim and turned them back to their fathers’ God Jehovah. 5 And he stationed judges in all the fortified cities of Judah, for each city in the country; 6 and he said to the judges “Look out for what you are doing, because you are not to judge for man but for Jehovah, and he is with you in the business of judging. 7 Now let the dread of Jehovah be on you; act observantly; for with our God Jehovah there are no such things as bad faith and partiality and bribe-taking.” 8 And in Jerusalem too Jehoshaphat stationed some of the Levites and the priests and the heads of families of Israel to give Jehovah’s decision and for the litigation of the inhabitants of Jerusalem; 9 and he gave them the order “You are to do like this: in the fear of Jehovah, in good faith, and with sincere heart. 10 And every litigation that comes before you from your brothers who are seated in their cities, between blood and blood, between ruling and commandment, usages, laws, you are to notify them about, that they may not incur guilt with Jehovah and there be wrath against you and your brothers; thus you are to do, and not incur guilt. 11 And you have Head Priest Amariah over you for every matter of Jehovah’s, and Zebadiah the son of Ishmaʽel, the warden of the house of Judah, for every matter of the king’s; and you have the Levites before you as marshals. Courage, and go to work; and Jehovah be with the good.”
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