1 Jehoshaphat king of Judah returned home safely, however, to Jerusalem.
2 Jehu son of Hanani the seer went to meet him and said to King Jehoshaphat, 'Should a man give help to the wicked? Should you love those who hate Yahweh and so bring his retribution on yourself?
2Chr 20:34 1Kgs 16:1 2Chr 32:25 2Chr 16:7 2Chr 18:3 2Chr 24:18 1Sam 9:9
3 All the same, there are good things to your credit, since you have removed the sacred poles from the country and have set your heart on seeking God.'
2Chr 12:12 1Kgs 14:13 Ezra 7:10 2Chr 12:14 2Chr 30:19 2Chr 17:3-6 Ps 57:7
4 Jehoshaphat resided in Jerusalem but regularly went on progress among the people, from Beersheba to the highlands of Ephraim, to convert them to Yahweh, God of their ancestors.
2Chr 15:8-13 1Sam 7:3-4 1Sam 7:15-17 2Chr 29:10-11 Gen 21:33 Josh 17:15 Judg 19:1
5 He also appointed judges in the country in every one of the fortified towns of Judah,
Deut 16:18-20 1Pet 2:13-14 2Chr 19:8 Rom 13:1-5
6 saying to the judges, 'Be careful what you do, since you are judging not by any human power but in the name of Yahweh, who will be with you when you pronounce sentence.
Deut 1:17 1Chr 28:10 Acts 5:35 Acts 22:26 Eccl 5:8 Josh 22:5 Lev 19:15
7 This being so, let fear of Yahweh govern you; be careful what you do, for Yahweh our God will not tolerate malpractice, partiality or the taking of bribes.'
Gen 18:25 Deut 32:4 Rom 2:11 Acts 10:34 Col 3:25 Deut 10:17-18 Deut 16:18-19
8 Jehoshaphat also appointed some of the Levites, priests and heads of Israelite families in Jerusalem to settle disputes. They lived in Jerusalem
2Chr 17:8-9 1Chr 23:4 1Chr 26:29 Deut 17:8-13 Deut 21:5 Deut 25:1 Exod 18:19-26
9 and Jehoshaphat gave them the following charge: 'In fear of Yahweh and with conscientious integrity, this is how you are to act:
2Sam 23:3 2Chr 19:7 Deut 1:16-17 Isa 11:3-5 Isa 32:1
10 whatever case your brothers living in other towns refer to you, whether involving blood feuds or law and commandment, statutes and judgements, you are to instruct them in such manner that they do not incur guilt before Yahweh and that you and your brothers do not incur his anger. If you act thus, you will not incur guilt.
Deut 17:8-13 1Thess 5:14 2Chr 19:2 Acts 20:31 Ezek 3:18-21 Ezek 33:6 Josh 22:18-20
11 Amariah the chief priest himself will be your president in all religious cases, and Zebadiah son of Ishmael, leader of the House of Judah, in all civil ones, while the Levites will act as officers of the court. Be firm, put this into practice and may Yahweh protect the right!'
1Chr 26:30 2Chr 19:8 1Chr 6:11 1Chr 22:11 1Chr 22:16 1Chr 22:19 1Chr 28:20