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2 Chronicles 20


1  It came to pass1961 after310 this3651 also, that the children1121 of Moab,4124 and the children1121 of Ammon,5983 and with5973 them other beside4480 the Ammonites,5984 came935 against5921 Jehoshaphat3092 to battle.4421

2  Then there came935 some that told5046 Jehoshaphat,3092 saying,559 There cometh935 a great7227 multitude1995 against5921 thee from beyond4480 5676 the sea3220 on this side Syria;4480 758 and, behold,2009 they be in Hazazon-tamar,2688 which1931 is En-gedi.5872

3  And Jehoshaphat3092 feared,3372 and set5414 853 himself6440 to seek1875 the LORD,3068 and proclaimed7121 a fast6685 throughout5921 all3605 Judah.3063

4  And Judah3063 gathered themselves together,6908 to ask1245 help of4480 the LORD:3068 even1571 out of all4480 3605 the cities5892 of Judah3063 they came935 to seek1245 853 the LORD.3068

5  And Jehoshaphat3092 stood5975 in the congregation6951 of Judah3063 and Jerusalem,3389 in the house1004 of the LORD,3068 before6440 the new2319 court,2691

6  And said,559 O LORD3068 God430 of our fathers,1 art not3808 thou859 God430 in heaven?8064 and rulest4910 not thou859 over all3605 the kingdoms4467 of the heathen?1471 and in thine hand3027 is there not power3581 and might,1369 so that none369 is able to withstand3320 5973 thee?

7  Art not3808 thou859 our God,430 who didst drive out3423 853 the inhabitants3427 of this2063 land776 before4480 6440 thy people5971 Israel,3478 and gavest5414 it to the seed2233 of Abraham85 thy friend157 forever?5769

8  And they dwelt3427 therein, and have built1129 thee a sanctuary4720 therein for thy name,8034 saying,559

9  If,518 when evil7451 cometh935 upon5921 us, as the sword,2719 judgment,8196 or pestilence,1698 or famine,7458 we stand5975 before6440 this2088 house,1004 and in thy presence,6440 (for3588 thy name8034 is in this2088 house,)1004 and cry2199 unto413 thee in our affliction,4480 6869 then thou wilt hear8085 and help.3467

10  And now,6258 behold,2009 the children1121 of Ammon5983 and Moab4124 and mount2022 Seir,8165 whom834 thou wouldest not3808 let5414 Israel3478 invade,935 when they came935 out of the land4480 776 of Egypt,4714 but3588 they turned5493 from4480 5921 them, and destroyed8045 them not;3808

11  Behold,2009 I say, how they1992 reward1580 5921 us, to come935 to cast us out1644 of thy possession,4480 3425 which834 thou hast given us to inherit.3423

12  O our God,430 wilt thou not3808 judge8199 them? for3588 we have no369 might3581 against6440 this2088 great7227 company1995 that cometh935 against5921 us; neither3808 know3045 we587 what4100 to do:6213 but3588 our eyes5869 are upon5921 thee.

13  And all3605 Judah3063 stood5975 before6440 the LORD,3068 with1571 their little ones,2945 their wives,802 and their children.1121

14  Then upon5921 Jahaziel3166 the son1121 of Zechariah,2148 the son1121 of Benaiah,1141 the son1121 of Jeiel,3273 the son1121 of Mattaniah,4983 a Levite3881 of4480 the sons1121 of Asaph,623 came1961 the Spirit7307 of the LORD3068 in the midst8432 of the congregation;6951

15  And he said,559 Hearken7181 ye, all3605 Judah,3063 and ye inhabitants3427 of Jerusalem,3389 and thou king4428 Jehoshaphat,3092 Thus3541 saith559 the LORD3068 unto you, Be not afraid859 3372 408 nor408 dismayed2865 by reason of4480 6440 this2088 great7227 multitude;1995 for3588 the battle4421 is not3808 yours, but3588 God's.430

16  Tomorrow4279 go ye down3381 against5921 them: behold,2009 they come up5927 by the cliff4608 of Ziz;6732 and ye shall find4672 them at the end5490 of the brook,5158 before6440 the wilderness4057 of Jeruel.3385

17  Ye shall not3808 need to fight3898 in this2063 battle: set yourselves,3320 stand5975 ye still, and see7200 853 the salvation3444 of the LORD3068 with5973 you, O Judah3063 and Jerusalem:3389 fear3372 not,408 nor408 be dismayed;2865 tomorrow4279 go out3318 against6440 them: for the LORD3068 will be with5973 you.

18  And Jehoshaphat3092 bowed his head6915 with his face639 to the ground:776 and all3605 Judah3063 and the inhabitants3427 of Jerusalem3389 fell5307 before6440 the LORD,3068 worshiping7812 the LORD.3068

19  And the Levites,3881 of the children1121 of4480 the Kohathites,6956 and of4480 the children1121 of the Korhites,7145 stood up6965 to praise1984 the LORD3068 God430 of Israel3478 with a loud1419 voice6963 on high.4605

20  And they rose early7925 in the morning,1242 and went forth3318 into the wilderness4057 of Tekoa:8620 and as they went forth,3318 Jehoshaphat3092 stood5975 and said,559 Hear8085 me, O Judah,3063 and ye inhabitants3427 of Jerusalem;3389 Believe539 in the LORD3068 your God,430 so shall ye be established;539 believe539 his prophets,5030 so shall ye prosper.6743

21  And when he had consulted3289 with413 the people,5971 he appointed5975 singers7891 unto the LORD,3068 and that should praise1984 the beauty1927 of holiness,6944 as they went out3318 before6440 the army,2502 and to say,559 Praise3034 the LORD;3068 for3588 his mercy2617 endureth forever.5769

22  And when6256 they began2490 to sing7440 and to praise,8416 the LORD3068 set5414 ambushments693 against5921 the children1121 of Ammon,5983 Moab,4124 and mount2022 Seir,8165 which were come935 against Judah;3063 and they were smitten.5062

23  For the children1121 of Ammon5983 and Moab4124 stood up5975 against5921 the inhabitants3427 of mount2022 Seir,8165 utterly to slay2763 and destroy8045 them: and when they had made an end3615 of the inhabitants3427 of Seir,8165 every one376 helped5826 to destroy4889 another.7453

24  And when Judah3063 came935 toward5921 the watch tower4707 in the wilderness,4057 they looked6437 unto413 the multitude,1995 and, behold,2009 they were dead bodies6297 fallen5307 to the earth,776 and none369 escaped.6413

25  And when Jehoshaphat3092 and his people5971 came935 to take away962 853 the spoil7998 of them, they found4672 among them in abundance7230 both riches7399 with the dead bodies,6297 and precious2530 jewels,3627 which they stripped off5337 for themselves, more than369 they could carry away:4853 and they were1961 three7969 days3117 in gathering962 853 of the spoil,7998 it1931 was so much.7227

26  And on the fourth7243 day3117 they assembled themselves6950 in the valley6010 of Berachah;1294 for3588 there8033 they blessed1288 853 the LORD:3068 therefore5921 3651 853 the name8034 of the same1931 place4725 was called,7121 The valley6010 of Berachah,1294 unto5704 this day.3117

27  Then they returned,7725 every3605 man376 of Judah3063 and Jerusalem,3389 and Jehoshaphat3092 in the forefront7218 of them, to go again7725 to413 Jerusalem3389 with joy;8057 for3588 the LORD3068 had made them to rejoice8055 over their enemies.4480 341

28  And they came935 to Jerusalem3389 with psalteries5035 and harps3658 and trumpets2689 unto413 the house1004 of the LORD.3068

29  And the fear6343 of God430 was1961 on5921 all3605 the kingdoms4467 of those countries,776 when they had heard8085 that3588 the LORD3068 fought3898 against5973 the enemies341 of Israel.3478

30  So the realm4438 of Jehoshaphat3092 was quiet:8252 for his God430 gave him rest5117 round about.4480 5439

31  And Jehoshaphat3092 reigned4427 over5921 Judah:3063 he was thirty7970 and five2568 years8141 old1121 when he began to reign,4427 and he reigned4427 twenty6242 and five2568 years8141 in Jerusalem.3389 And his mother's517 name8034 was Azubah5806 the daughter1323 of Shilhi.7977

32  And he walked1980 in the way1870 of Asa609 his father,1 and departed5493 not3808 from4480 it, doing6213 that which was right3477 in the sight5869 of the LORD.3068

33  Howbeit389 the high places1116 were not3808 taken away:5493 for as yet5750 the people5971 had not3808 prepared3559 their hearts3824 unto the God430 of their fathers.1

34  Now the rest3499 of the acts1697 of Jehoshaphat,3092 first7223 and last,314 behold,2009 they are written3789 in the book1697 of Jehu3058 the son1121 of Hanani,2607 who834 is mentioned5927 in5921 the book5612 of the kings4428 of Israel.3478

35  And after310 this3651 did Jehoshaphat3092 king4428 of Judah3063 join himself2266 with5973 Ahaziah274 king4428 of Israel,3478 who1931 did very wickedly:7561 6213

36  And he joined2266 himself with5973 him to make6213 ships591 to go1980 to Tarshish:8659 and they made6213 the ships591 in Ezion-geber.6100

37  Then Eliezer461 the son1121 of Dodavah1735 of Mareshah4480 4762 prophesied5012 against5921 Jehoshaphat,3092 saying,559 Because thou hast joined thyself2266 with5973 Ahaziah,274 the LORD3068 hath broken6555 853 thy works.4639 And the ships591 were broken,7665 that they were not able6113 3808 to go1980 to413 Tarshish.8659


1 καὶ μετὰ ταῦτα ἦλθον οἱ υἱοὶ Μωαβ καὶ οἱ υἱοὶ Αμμων καὶ μετ᾽ αὐτῶν ἐκ τῶν Μιναίων πρὸς Ιωσαφατ εἰς πόλεμον

2 καὶ ἦλθον καὶ ὑπέδειξαν τῷ Ιωσαφατ λέγοντες ἥκει ἐπὶ σὲ πλῆθος πολὺ ἐκ πέραν τῆς θαλάσσης ἀπὸ Συρίας καὶ ἰδού εἰσιν ἐν Ασασανθαμαρ αὕτη ἐστὶν Ενγαδδι

3 καὶ ἐφοβήθη καὶ ἔδωκεν Ιωσαφατ τὸ πρόσωπον αὐτοῦ ἐκζητῆσαι τὸν κύριον καὶ ἐκήρυξεν νηστείαν ἐν παντὶ Ιουδα

4 καὶ συνήχθη Ιουδας ἐκζητῆσαι τὸν κύριον καὶ ἀπὸ πασῶν τῶν πόλεων Ιουδα ἦλθον ζητῆσαι τὸν κύριον

5 καὶ ἀνέστη Ιωσαφατ ἐν ἐκκλησίᾳ Ιουδα ἐν Ιερουσαλημ ἐν οἴκῳ κυρίου κατὰ πρόσωπον τῆς αὐλῆς τῆς καινῆς

6 καὶ εἶπεν κύριε ὁ θεὸς τῶν πατέρων ἡμῶν οὐχὶ σὺ εἶ θεὸς ἐν οὐρανῷ καὶ σὺ κυριεύεις πασῶν τῶν βασιλειῶν τῶν ἐθνῶν καὶ ἐν τῇ χειρί σου ἰσχὺς δυναστείας καὶ οὐκ ἔστιν πρὸς σὲ ἀντιστῆναι

7 οὐχὶ σὺ εἶ ὁ κύριος ὁ ἐξολεθρεύσας τοὺς κατοικοῦντας τὴν γῆν ταύτην ἀπὸ προσώπου τοῦ λαοῦ σου Ισραηλ καὶ ἔδωκας αὐτὴν σπέρματι Αβρααμ τῷ ἠγαπημένῳ σου εἰς τὸν αἰῶνα

8 καὶ κατῴκησαν ἐν αὐτῇ καὶ ᾠκοδόμησαν ἐν αὐτῇ ἁγίασμα τῷ ὀνόματί σου λέγοντες

9 ἐὰν ἐπέλθῃ ἐφ᾽ ἡμᾶς κακά ῥομφαία κρίσις θάνατος λιμός στησόμεθα ἐναντίον τοῦ οἴκου τούτου καὶ ἐναντίον σου ὅτι τὸ ὄνομά σου ἐπὶ τῷ οἴκῳ τούτῳ καὶ βοησόμεθα πρὸς σὲ ἀπὸ τῆς θλίψεως καὶ ἀκούσῃ καὶ σώσεις

10 καὶ νῦν ἰδοὺ υἱοὶ Αμμων καὶ Μωαβ καὶ ὄρος Σηιρ εἰς οὓς οὐκ ἔδωκας τῷ Ισραηλ διελθεῖν δι᾽ αὐτῶν ἐξελθόντων αὐτῶν ἐκ γῆς Αἰγύπτου ὅτι ἐξέκλιναν ἀπ᾽ αὐτῶν καὶ οὐκ ἐξωλέθρευσαν αὐτούς

11 καὶ νῦν ἰδοὺ αὐτοὶ ἐπιχειροῦσιν ἐφ᾽ ἡμᾶς ἐξελθεῖν ἐκβαλεῖν ἡμᾶς ἀπὸ τῆς κληρονομίας ἡμῶν ἧς ἔδωκας ἡμῖν

12 κύριε ὁ θεὸς ἡμῶν οὐ κρινεῖς ἐν αὐτοῖς ὅτι οὐκ ἔστιν ἡμῖν ἰσχὺς τοῦ ἀντιστῆναι πρὸς τὸ πλῆθος τὸ πολὺ τοῦτο τὸ ἐλθὸν ἐφ᾽ ἡμᾶς καὶ οὐκ οἴδαμεν τί ποιήσωμεν αὐτοῖς ἀλλ᾽ ἢ ἐπὶ σοὶ οἱ ὀφθαλμοὶ ἡμῶν

13 καὶ πᾶς Ιουδας ἑστηκὼς ἔναντι κυρίου καὶ τὰ παιδία αὐτῶν καὶ αἱ γυναῖκες

14 καὶ τῷ Οζιηλ τῷ τοῦ Ζαχαριου τῶν υἱῶν Βαναιου τῶν υἱῶν Ελεηλ τοῦ Μανθανιου τοῦ Λευίτου ἀπὸ τῶν υἱῶν Ασαφ ἐγένετο ἐπ᾽ αὐτὸν πνεῦμα κυρίου ἐν τῇ ἐκκλησίᾳ

15 καὶ εἶπεν ἀκούσατε πᾶς Ιουδα καὶ οἱ κατοικοῦντες Ιερουσαλημ καὶ ὁ βασιλεὺς Ιωσαφατ τάδε λέγει κύριος ὑμῖν αὐτοῖς μὴ φοβεῖσθε μηδὲ πτοηθῆτε ἀπὸ προσώπου τοῦ ὄχλου τοῦ πολλοῦ τούτου ὅτι οὐχ ὑμῖν ἐστιν ἡ παράταξις ἀλλ᾽ ἢ τῷ θεῷ

16 αὔριον κατάβητε ἐπ᾽ αὐτούς ἰδοὺ ἀναβαίνουσιν κατὰ τὴν ἀνάβασιν Ασας καὶ εὑρήσετε αὐτοὺς ἐπ᾽ ἄκρου ποταμοῦ τῆς ἐρήμου Ιεριηλ

17 οὐχ ὑμῖν ἐστιν πολεμῆσαι ταῦτα σύνετε καὶ ἴδετε τὴν σωτηρίαν κυρίου μεθ᾽ ὑμῶν Ιουδα καὶ Ιερουσαλημ μὴ φοβεῖσθε μηδὲ πτοηθῆτε αὔριον ἐξελθεῖν εἰς ἀπάντησιν αὐτοῖς καὶ κύριος μεθ᾽ ὑμῶν

18 καὶ κύψας Ιωσαφατ ἐπὶ πρόσωπον αὐτοῦ καὶ πᾶς Ιουδα καὶ οἱ κατοικοῦντες Ιερουσαλημ ἔπεσαν ἔναντι κυρίου προσκυνῆσαι κυρίῳ

19 καὶ ἀνέστησαν οἱ Λευῖται ἀπὸ τῶν υἱῶν Κααθ καὶ ἀπὸ τῶν υἱῶν Κορε αἰνεῖν κυρίῳ θεῷ Ισραηλ ἐν φωνῇ μεγάλῃ εἰς ὕψος

20 καὶ ὤρθρισαν πρωὶ καὶ ἐξῆλθον εἰς τὴν ἔρημον Θεκωε καὶ ἐν τῷ ἐξελθεῖν ἔστη Ιωσαφατ καὶ ἐβόησεν καὶ εἶπεν ἀκούσατέ μου Ιουδα καὶ οἱ κατοικοῦντες ἐν Ιερουσαλημ ἐμπιστεύσατε ἐν κυρίῳ θεῷ ὑμῶν καὶ ἐμπιστευθήσεσθε ἐμπιστεύσατε ἐν προφήτῃ αὐτοῦ καὶ εὐοδωθήσεσθε

21 καὶ ἐβουλεύσατο μετὰ τοῦ λαοῦ καὶ ἔστησεν ψαλτῳδοὺς καὶ αἰνοῦντας ἐξομολογεῖσθαι καὶ αἰνεῖν τὰ ἅγια ἐν τῷ ἐξελθεῖν ἔμπροσθεν τῆς δυνάμεως καὶ ἔλεγον ἐξομολογεῖσθε τῷ κυρίῳ ὅτι εἰς τὸν αἰῶνα τὸ ἔλεος αὐτοῦ

22 καὶ ἐν τῷ ἄρξασθαι τῆς αἰνέσεως αὐτοῦ τῆς ἐξομολογήσεως ἔδωκεν κύριος πολεμεῖν τοὺς υἱοὺς Αμμων ἐπὶ Μωαβ καὶ ὄρος Σηιρ τοὺς ἐξελθόντας ἐπὶ Ιουδαν καὶ ἐτροπώθησαν

23 καὶ ἀνέστησαν οἱ υἱοὶ Αμμων καὶ Μωαβ ἐπὶ τοὺς κατοικοῦντας ὄρος Σηιρ ἐξολεθρεῦσαι καὶ ἐκτρῖψαι καὶ ὡς συνετέλεσαν τοὺς κατοικοῦντας Σηιρ ἀνέστησαν εἰς ἀλλήλους τοῦ ἐξολεθρευθῆναι

24 καὶ Ιουδας ἦλθεν ἐπὶ τὴν σκοπιὰν τῆς ἐρήμου καὶ ἐπέβλεψεν καὶ εἶδεν τὸ πλῆθος καὶ ἰδοὺ πάντες νεκροὶ πεπτωκότες ἐπὶ τῆς γῆς οὐκ ἦν σῳζόμενος

25 καὶ ἦλθεν Ιωσαφατ καὶ ὁ λαὸς αὐτοῦ σκυλεῦσαι τὰ σκῦλα αὐτῶν καὶ εὗρον κτήνη πολλὰ καὶ ἀποσκευὴν καὶ σκῦλα καὶ σκεύη ἐπιθυμητὰ καὶ ἐσκύλευσαν ἑαυτοῖς καὶ ἐγένοντο ἡμέραι τρεῖς σκυλευόντων αὐτῶν τὰ σκῦλα ὅτι πολλὰ ἦν

26 καὶ τῇ ἡμέρᾳ τῇ τετάρτῃ ἐπισυνήχθησαν εἰς τὸν αὐλῶνα τῆς εὐλογίας ἐκεῖ γὰρ ηὐλόγησαν τὸν κύριον διὰ τοῦτο ἐκάλεσαν τὸ ὄνομα τοῦ τόπου ἐκείνου Κοιλὰς εὐλογίας ἕως τῆς ἡμέρας ταύτης

27 καὶ ἐπέστρεψεν πᾶς ἀνὴρ Ιουδα εἰς Ιερουσαλημ καὶ Ιωσαφατ ἡγούμενος αὐτῶν ἐν εὐφροσύνῃ μεγάλῃ ὅτι εὔφρανεν αὐτοὺς κύριος ἀπὸ τῶν ἐχθρῶν αὐτῶν

28 καὶ εἰσῆλθον εἰς Ιερουσαλημ ἐν νάβλαις καὶ ἐν κινύραις καὶ ἐν σάλπιγξιν εἰς οἶκον κυρίου

29 καὶ ἐγένετο ἔκστασις κυρίου ἐπὶ πάσας τὰς βασιλείας τῆς γῆς ἐν τῷ ἀκοῦσαι αὐτοὺς ὅτι ἐπολέμησεν κύριος πρὸς τοὺς ὑπεναντίους Ισραηλ

30 καὶ εἰρήνευσεν ἡ βασιλεία Ιωσαφατ καὶ κατέπαυσεν αὐτῷ ὁ θεὸς αὐτοῦ κυκλόθεν

31 καὶ ἐβασίλευσεν Ιωσαφατ ἐπὶ τὸν Ιουδαν ἐτῶν τριάκοντα πέντε ἐν τῷ βασιλεῦσαι αὐτὸν καὶ εἴκοσι πέντε ἔτη ἐβασίλευσεν ἐν Ιερουσαλημ καὶ ὄνομα τῇ μητρὶ αὐτοῦ Αζουβα θυγάτηρ Σαλι

32 καὶ ἐπορεύθη ἐν ταῖς ὁδοῖς τοῦ πατρὸς αὐτοῦ Ασα καὶ οὐκ ἐξέκλινεν τοῦ ποιῆσαι τὸ εὐθὲς ἐνώπιον κυρίου

33 ἀλλὰ τὰ ὑψηλὰ ἔτι ὑπῆρχεν καὶ ἔτι ὁ λαὸς οὐ κατεύθυνεν τὴν καρδίαν πρὸς κύριον θεὸν τῶν πατέρων αὐτῶν

34 καὶ οἱ λοιποὶ λόγοι Ιωσαφατ οἱ πρῶτοι καὶ οἱ ἔσχατοι ἰδοὺ γεγραμμένοι ἐν λόγοις Ιου τοῦ Ανανι ὃς κατέγραψεν βιβλίον βασιλέων Ισραηλ

35 καὶ μετὰ ταῦτα ἐκοινώνησεν Ιωσαφατ βασιλεὺς Ιουδα πρὸς Οχοζιαν βασιλέα Ισραηλ καὶ οὗτος ἠνόμησεν

36 ἐν τῷ ποιῆσαι καὶ πορευθῆναι πρὸς αὐτὸν τοῦ ποιῆσαι πλοῖα τοῦ πορευθῆναι εἰς Θαρσις καὶ ἐποίησεν πλοῖα ἐν Γασιωνγαβερ

37 καὶ ἐπροφήτευσεν Ελιεζερ ὁ τοῦ Δωδια ἀπὸ Μαρισης ἐπὶ Ιωσαφατ λέγων ὡς ἐφιλίασας τῷ Οχοζια ἔθραυσεν κύριος τὸ ἔργον σου καὶ συνετρίβη τὰ πλοῖά σου καὶ οὐκ ἐδυνάσθη τοῦ πορευθῆναι εἰς Θαρσις


‎1 ‏וַיְהִ֣י אַֽחֲרֵיכֵ֡ן בָּ֣אוּ בְנֵי־מוֹאָב֩ וּבְנֵ֨י עַמּ֜וֹן וְעִמָּהֶ֧ם׀ מֵֽהָעַמּוֹנִ֛ים עַל־יְהוֹשָׁפָ֖ט לַמִּלְחָמָֽה׃

‎2 ‏וַיָּבֹ֗אוּ וַיַּגִּ֤ידוּ לִֽיהוֹשָׁפָט֙ לֵאמֹ֔ר בָּ֣א עָלֶ֜יךָ הָמ֥וֹן רָ֛ב מֵעֵ֥בֶר לַיָּ֖ם מֵאֲרָ֑ם וְהִנָּם֙ בְּחַֽצְצ֣וֹן תָּמָ֔ר הִ֖יא עֵ֥ין גֶּֽדִי׃

‎3 ‏וַיִּרָ֕א וַיִּתֵּ֧ן יְהוֹשָׁפָ֛ט אֶת־פָּנָ֖יו לִדְר֣וֹשׁ לַיהוָ֑ה וַיִּקְרָא־צ֖וֹם עַל־כָּל־יְהוּדָֽה׃

‎4 ‏וַיִּקָּבְצ֣וּ יְהוּדָ֔ה לְבַקֵּ֖שׁ מֵֽיְהוָ֑ה גַּ֚ם מִכָּל־עָרֵ֣י יְהוּדָ֔ה בָּ֖אוּ לְבַקֵּ֥שׁ אֶת־יְהוָֽה׃

‎5 ‏וַיַּעֲמֹ֣ד יְהוֹשָׁפָ֗ט בִּקְהַ֧ל יְהוּדָ֛ה וִירוּשָׁלִַ֖ם בְּבֵ֣ית יְהוָ֑ה לִפְנֵ֖י הֶחָצֵ֥ר הַחֲדָשָֽׁה׃

‎6 ‏וַיֹּאמַ֗ר יְהוָ֞ה אֱלֹהֵ֤י אֲבֹתֵ֙ינוּ֙ הֲלֹ֨א אַתָּֽה־ה֤וּא אֱלֹהִים֙ בַּשָּׁמַ֔יִם וְאַתָּ֣ה מוֹשֵׁ֔ל בְּכֹ֖ל מַמְלְכ֣וֹת הַגּוֹיִ֑ם וּבְיָדְךָ֙ כֹּ֣חַ וּגְבוּרָ֔ה וְאֵ֥ין עִמְּךָ֖ לְהִתְיַצֵּֽב׃

‎7 ‏הֲלֹ֣א׀ אַתָּ֣ה אֱלֹהֵ֗ינוּ הוֹרַ֙שְׁתָּ֙ אֶת־יֹשְׁבֵי֙ הָאָ֣רֶץ הַזֹּ֔את מִלִּפְנֵ֖י עַמְּךָ֣ יִשְׂרָאֵ֑ל וַֽתִּתְּנָ֗הּ לְזֶ֛רַע אַבְרָהָ֥ם אֹֽהַבְךָ֖ לְעוֹלָֽם׃

‎8 ‏וַיֵּשְׁב֖וּ־בָ֑הּ וַיִּבְנ֨וּ לְךָ֧׀ בָּ֛הּ מִקְדָּ֖שׁ לְשִׁמְךָ֥ לֵאמֹֽר׃

‎9 ‏אִם־תָּב֨וֹא עָלֵ֜ינוּ רָעָ֗ה חֶרֶב֮ שְׁפוֹט֮ וְדֶ֣בֶר וְרָעָב֒ נַֽעַמְדָ֞ה לִפְנֵי֙ הַבַּ֤יִת הַזֶּה֙ וּלְפָנֶ֔יךָ כִּ֥י שִׁמְךָ֖ בַּבַּ֣יִת הַזֶּ֑ה וְנִזְעַ֥ק אֵלֶ֛יךָ מִצָּרָתֵ֖נוּ וְתִשְׁמַ֥ע וְתוֹשִֽׁיעַ׃

‎10 ‏וְעַתָּ֡ה הִנֵּה֩ בְנֵֽי־עַמּ֨וֹן וּמוֹאָ֜ב וְהַר־שֵׂעִ֗יר אֲ֠שֶׁר לֹֽא־נָתַ֤תָּה לְיִשְׂרָאֵל֙ לָב֣וֹא בָהֶ֔ם בְּבֹאָ֖ם מֵאֶ֣רֶץ מִצְרָ֑יִם כִּ֛י סָ֥רוּ מֵעֲלֵיהֶ֖ם וְלֹ֥א הִשְׁמִידֽוּם׃

‎11 ‏וְהִ֨נֵּה־הֵ֔ם גֹּמְלִ֖ים עָלֵ֑ינוּ לָבוֹא֙ לְגָ֣רְשֵׁ֔נוּ מִיְּרֻשָּׁתְךָ֖ אֲשֶׁ֥ר הֽוֹרַשְׁתָּֽנוּ׃

‎12 ‏אֱלֹהֵ֙ינוּ֙ הֲלֹ֣א תִשְׁפָּט־בָּ֔ם כִּ֣י אֵ֥ין בָּ֙נוּ֙ כֹּ֔חַ לִ֠פְנֵי הֶהָמ֥וֹן הָרָ֛ב הַזֶּ֖ה הַבָּ֣א עָלֵ֑ינוּ וַאֲנַ֗חְנוּ לֹ֤א נֵדַע֙ מַֽה־נַּעֲשֶׂ֔ה כִּ֥י עָלֶ֖יךָ עֵינֵֽינוּ׃

‎13 ‏וְכָ֨ל־יְהוּדָ֔ה עֹמְדִ֖ים לִפְנֵ֣י יְהוָ֑ה גַּם־טַפָּ֖ם נְשֵׁיהֶ֥ם וּבְנֵיהֶֽם׃ פ

‎14 ‏וְיַחֲזִיאֵ֡ל בֶּן־זְכַרְיָ֡הוּ בֶּן־בְּ֠נָיָה בֶּן־יְעִיאֵ֧ל בֶּן־מַתַּנְיָ֛ה הַלֵּוִ֖י מִן־בְּנֵ֣י אָסָ֑ף הָיְתָ֤ה עָלָיו֙ ר֣וּחַ יְהוָ֔ה בְּת֖וֹךְ הַקָּהָֽל׃

‎15 ‏וַיֹּ֗אמֶר הַקְשִׁ֤יבוּ כָל־יְהוּדָה֙ וְיֹשְׁבֵ֣י יְרוּשָׁלִַ֔ם וְהַמֶּ֖לֶךְ יְהוֹשָׁפָ֑ט כֹּֽה־אָמַ֨ר יְהוָ֜ה לָכֶ֗ם אַ֠תֶּם אַל־תִּֽירְא֤וּ וְאַל־תֵּחַ֙תּוּ֙ מִפְּנֵ֨י הֶהָמ֤וֹן הָרָב֙ הַזֶּ֔ה כִּ֣י לֹ֥א לָכֶ֛ם הַמִּלְחָמָ֖ה כִּ֥י לֵאלֹהִֽים׃

‎16 ‏מָחָר֙ רְד֣וּ עֲלֵיהֶ֔ם הִנָּ֥ם עֹלִ֖ים בְּמַעֲלֵ֣ה הַצִּ֑יץ וּמְצָאתֶ֤ם אֹתָם֙ בְּס֣וֹף הַנַּ֔חַל פְּנֵ֖י מִדְבַּ֥ר יְרוּאֵֽל׃

‎17 ‏לֹ֥א לָכֶ֖ם לְהִלָּחֵ֣ם בָּזֹ֑את הִתְיַצְּב֣וּ עִמְד֡וּ וּרְא֣וּ אֶת־יְשׁוּעַת֩ יְהוָ֨ה עִמָּכֶ֜ם יְהוּדָ֣ה וִֽירוּשָׁלִַ֗ם אַל־תִּֽירְאוּ֙ וְאַל־תֵּחַ֔תּוּ מָחָר֙ צְא֣וּ לִפְנֵיהֶ֔ם וַיהוָ֖ה עִמָּכֶֽם׃

‎18 ‏וַיִּקֹּ֧ד יְהוֹשָׁפָ֛ט אַפַּ֖יִם אָ֑רְצָה וְכָל־יְהוּדָ֞ה וְיֹשְׁבֵ֣י יְרוּשָׁלִַ֗ם נָֽפְלוּ֙ לִפְנֵ֣י יְהוָ֔ה לְהִֽשְׁתַּחֲוֹ֖ת לַיהוָֽה׃

‎19 ‏וַיָּקֻ֧מוּ הַלְוִיִּ֛ם מִן־בְּנֵ֥י הַקְּהָתִ֖ים וּמִן־בְּנֵ֣י הַקָּרְחִ֑ים לְהַלֵּ֗ל לַיהוָה֙ אֱלֹהֵ֣י יִשְׂרָאֵ֔ל בְּק֥וֹל גָּד֖וֹל לְמָֽעְלָה׃

‎20 ‏וַיַּשְׁכִּ֣ימוּ בַבֹּ֔קֶר וַיֵּצְא֖וּ לְמִדְבַּ֣ר תְּק֑וֹעַ וּבְצֵאתָ֞ם עָמַ֣ד יְהוֹשָׁפָ֗ט וַיֹּ֙אמֶר֙ שְׁמָע֗וּנִי יְהוּדָה֙ וְיֹשְׁבֵ֣י יְרוּשָׁלִַ֔ם הַאֲמִ֜ינוּ בַּיהוָ֤ה אֱלֹהֵיכֶם֙ וְתֵ֣אָמֵ֔נוּ הַאֲמִ֥ינוּ בִנְבִיאָ֖יו וְהַצְלִֽיחוּ׃

‎21 ‏וַיִּוָּעַץ֙ אֶל־הָעָ֔ם וַיַּעֲמֵ֤ד מְשֹֽׁרֲרִים֙ לַיהוָ֔ה וּֽמְהַֽלְלִ֖ים לְהַדְרַת־קֹ֑דֶשׁ בְּצֵאת֙ לִפְנֵ֣י הֶֽחָל֔וּץ וְאֹֽמְרִים֙ הוֹד֣וּ לַיהוָ֔ה כִּ֥י לְעוֹלָ֖ם חַסְדּֽוֹ׃

‎22 ‏וּבְעֵת֩ הֵחֵ֨לּוּ בְרִנָּ֜ה וּתְהִלָּ֗ה נָתַ֣ן יְהוָ֣ה׀ מְ֠אָֽרְבִים עַל־בְּנֵ֨י עַמּ֜וֹן מוֹאָ֧ב וְהַר־שֵׂעִ֛יר הַבָּאִ֥ים לִֽיהוּדָ֖ה וַיִּנָּגֵֽפוּ׃

‎23 ‏וַ֠יַּֽעַמְדוּ בְּנֵ֨י עַמּ֧וֹן וּמוֹאָ֛ב עַל־יֹשְׁבֵ֥י הַר־שֵׂעִ֖יר לְהַחֲרִ֣ים וּלְהַשְׁמִ֑יד וּכְכַלּוֹתָם֙ בְּיוֹשְׁבֵ֣י שֵׂעִ֔יר עָזְר֥וּ אִישׁ־בְּרֵעֵ֖הוּ לְמַשְׁחִֽית׃

‎24 ‏וִֽיהוּדָ֛ה בָּ֥א עַל־הַמִּצְפֶּ֖ה לַמִּדְבָּ֑ר וַיִּפְנוּ֙ אֶל־הֶ֣הָמ֔וֹן וְהִנָּ֧ם פְּגָרִ֛ים נֹפְלִ֥ים אַ֖רְצָה וְאֵ֥ין פְּלֵיטָֽה׃

‎25 ‏וַיָּבֹ֨א יְהוֹשָׁפָ֣ט וְעַמּוֹ֮ לָבֹ֣ז אֶת־שְׁלָלָם֒ וַיִּמְצְאוּ֩ בָהֶ֨ם לָרֹ֜ב וּרְכ֤וּשׁ וּפְגָרִים֙ וּכְלֵ֣י חֲמֻד֔וֹת וַיְנַצְּל֥וּ לָהֶ֖ם לְאֵ֣ין מַשָּׂ֑א וַיִּֽהְי֞וּ יָמִ֧ים שְׁלוֹשָׁ֛ה בֹּזְזִ֥ים אֶת־הַשָּׁלָ֖ל כִּ֥י רַב־הֽוּא׃

‎26 ‏וּבַיּ֣וֹם הָרְבִעִ֗י נִקְהֲלוּ֙ לְעֵ֣מֶק בְּרָכָ֔ה כִּי־שָׁ֖ם בֵּרֲכ֣וּ אֶת־יְהוָ֑ה עַל־כֵּ֡ן קָֽרְא֞וּ אֶת־שֵׁ֨ם הַמָּק֥וֹם הַה֛וּא עֵ֥מֶק בְּרָכָ֖ה עַד־הַיּֽוֹם׃

‎27 ‏וַ֠יָּשֻׁבוּ כָּל־אִ֨ישׁ יְהוּדָ֤ה וִֽירוּשָׁלִַ֙ם֙ וִֽיהוֹשָׁפָ֣ט בְּרֹאשָׁ֔ם לָשׁ֥וּב אֶל־יְרוּשָׁלִַ֖ם בְּשִׂמְחָ֑ה כִּֽי־שִׂמְּחָ֥ם יְהוָ֖ה מֵֽאוֹיְבֵיהֶֽם׃

‎28 ‏וַיָּבֹ֙אוּ֙ יְר֣וּשָׁלִַ֔ם בִּנְבָלִ֥ים וּבְכִנֹּר֖וֹת וּבַחֲצֹצְר֑וֹת אֶל־בֵּ֖ית יְהוָֽה׃

‎29 ‏וַיְהִי֙ פַּ֣חַד אֱלֹהִ֔ים עַ֖ל כָּל־מַמְלְכ֣וֹת הָאֲרָצ֑וֹת בְּשָׁמְעָ֕ם כִּ֚י נִלְחַ֣ם יְהוָ֔ה עִ֖ם אוֹיְבֵ֥י יִשְׂרָאֵֽל׃

‎30 ‏וַתִּשְׁקֹ֖ט מַלְכ֣וּת יְהוֹשָׁפָ֑ט וַיָּ֧נַֽח ל֦וֹ אֱלֹהָ֖יו מִסָּבִֽיב׃ פ

‎31 ‏וַיִּמְלֹ֥ךְ יְהוֹשָׁפָ֖ט עַל־יְהוּדָ֑ה בֶּן־שְׁלֹשִׁים֩ וְחָמֵ֨שׁ שָׁנָ֜ה בְּמָלְכ֗וֹ וְעֶשְׂרִ֨ים וְחָמֵ֤שׁ שָׁנָה֙ מָלַ֣ךְ בִּֽירוּשָׁלִַ֔ם וְשֵׁ֣ם אִמּ֔וֹ עֲזוּבָ֖ה בַּת־שִׁלְחִֽי׃

‎32 ‏וַיֵּ֗לֶךְ בְּדֶ֛רֶךְ אָבִ֥יו אָסָ֖א וְלֹא־סָ֣ר מִמֶּ֑נָּה לַעֲשׂ֥וֹת הַיָּשָׁ֖ר בְּעֵינֵ֥י יְהוָֽה׃

‎33 ‏אַ֥ךְ הַבָּמ֖וֹת לֹא־סָ֑רוּ וְע֤וֹד הָעָם֙ לֹא־הֵכִ֣ינוּ לְבָבָ֔ם לֵאלֹהֵ֖י אֲבֹתֵיהֶֽם׃

‎34 ‏וְיֶ֙תֶר֙ דִּבְרֵ֣י יְהוֹשָׁפָ֔ט הָרִאשֹׁנִ֖ים וְהָאַחֲרֹנִ֑ים הִנָּ֣ם כְּתוּבִ֗ים בְּדִבְרֵי֙ יֵה֣וּא בֶן־חֲנָ֔נִי אֲשֶׁ֣ר הֹֽעֲלָ֔ה עַל־סֵ֖פֶר מַלְכֵ֥י יִשְׂרָאֵֽל׃

‎35 ‏וְאַחֲרֵיכֵ֗ן אֶתְחַבַּר֙ יְהוֹשָׁפָ֣ט מֶֽלֶךְ־יְהוּדָ֔ה עִ֖ם אֲחַזְיָ֣ה מֶֽלֶךְ־יִשְׂרָאֵ֑ל ה֖וּא הִרְשִׁ֥יעַ לַעֲשֽׂוֹת׃

‎36 ‏וַיְחַבְּרֵ֣הוּ עִמּ֔וֹ לַעֲשׂ֥וֹת אֳנִיּ֖וֹת לָלֶ֣כֶת תַּרְשִׁ֑ישׁ וַיַּעֲשׂ֥וּ אֳנִיּ֖וֹת בְּעֶצְי֥וֹן גָּֽבֶר׃

‎37 ‏וַיִּתְנַבֵּ֞א אֱלִיעֶ֤זֶר בֶּן־דֹּדָוָ֙הוּ֙ מִמָּ֣רֵשָׁ֔ה עַל־יְהוֹשָׁפָ֖ט לֵאמֹ֑ר כְּהִֽתְחַבֶּרְךָ֣ עִם־אֲחַזְיָ֗הוּ פָּרַ֤ץ יְהוָה֙ אֶֽת־מַעֲשֶׂ֔יךָ וַיִּשָּׁבְר֣וּ אֳנִיּ֔וֹת וְלֹ֥א עָצְר֖וּ לָלֶ֥כֶת אֶל־תַּרְשִֽׁישׁ׃


1 Post hæc congregati sunt filii Moab et filii Ammon, et cum eis de Ammonitis, ad Josaphat, ut pugnarent contra eum.

2 Veneruntque nuntii, et indicaverunt Josaphat, dicentes: Venit contra te multitudo magna de his locis quæ trans mare sunt, et de Syria: et ecce consistunt in Asasonthamar, quæ est Engaddi.

3 Josaphat autem timore perterritus, totum se contulit ad rogandum Dominum, et prædicavit jejunium universo Juda.

4 Congregatusque est Judas ad deprecandum Dominum: sed et omnes de urbibus suis venerunt ad obsecrandum eum.

5 Cumque stetisset Josaphat in medio cœtu Juda et Jerusalem, in domo Domini ante atrium novum,

6 ait: Domine Deus patrum nostrorum, tu es Deus in cælo, et dominaris cunctis regnis gentium: in manu tua est fortitudo et potentia, nec quisquam tibi potest resistere.

7 Nonne tu, Deus noster, interfecisti omnes habitatores terræ hujus coram populo tuo Israël, et dedisti eam semini Abraham amici tui in sempiternum?

8 Habitaveruntque in ea, et exstruxerunt in illa sanctuarium nomini tuo, dicentes:

9 Si irruerint super nos mala, gladius judicii, pestilentia, et fames, stabimus coram domo hac in conspectu tuo, in qua invocatum est nomen tuum: et clamabimus ad te in tribulationibus nostris, et exaudies, salvosque facies.

10 Nunc igitur, ecce filii Ammon, et Moab, et mons Seir, per quos non concessisti Israël ut transirent quando egrediebantur de Ægypto, sed declinaverunt ab eis, et non interfecerunt illos,

11 e contrario agunt, et nituntur ejicere nos de possessione quam tradidisti nobis.

12 Deus noster, ergo non judicabis eos? in nobis quidem non est tanta fortitudo, ut possimus huic multitudini resistere, quæ irruit super nos. Sed cum ignoremus quid agere debeamus, hoc solum habemus residui, ut oculos nostros dirigamus ad te.

13 Omnis vero Juda stabat coram Domino cum parvulis, et uxoribus, et liberis suis.

14 Erat autem Jahaziel filius Zachariæ filii Banaiæ filii Jehiel filii Mathaniæ, Levites de filiis Asaph, super quem factus est spiritus Domini, in medio turbæ,

15 et ait: Attendite, omnis Juda, et qui habitatis Jerusalem, et tu, rex Josaphat: hæc dicit Dominus vobis: Nolite timere, nec paveatis hanc multitudinem: non est enim vestra pugna, sed Dei.

16 Cras descendetis contra eos: ascensuri enim sunt per clivum nomine Sis, et invenietis illos in summitate torrentis qui est contra solitudinem Jeruel.

17 Non eritis vos qui dimicabitis, sed tantummodo confidenter state, et videbitis auxilium Domini super vos, o Juda et Jerusalem: nolite timere, nec paveatis: cras egrediemini contra eos, et Dominus erit vobiscum.

18 Josaphat ergo, et Juda, et omnes habitatores Jerusalem ceciderunt proni in terram coram Domino, et adoraverunt eum.

19 Porro Levitæ de filiis Caath et de filiis Core laudabant Dominum Deum Israël voce magna in excelsum.

20 Cumque mane surrexissent, egressi sunt per desertum Thecue: profectisque eis, stans Josaphat in medio eorum, dixit: Audite me, viri Juda, et omnes habitatores Jerusalem: credite in Domino Deo vestro, et securi eritis: credite prophetis ejus, et cuncta evenient prospera.

21 Deditque consilium populo, et statuit cantores Domini ut laudarent eum in turmis suis, et antecederent exercitum, ac voce consona dicerent: Confitemini Domino quoniam in æternum misericordia ejus.

22 Cumque cœpissent laudes canere, vertit Dominus insidias eorum in semetipsos, filiorum scilicet Ammon, et Moab, et montis Seir, qui egressi fuerant ut pugnarent contra Judam: et percussi sunt.

23 Namque filii Ammon et Moab consurrexerunt adversum habitatores montis Seir, ut interficerent et delerent eos: cumque hoc opere perpetrassent, etiam in semetipsos versi, mutuis concidere vulneribus.

24 Porro Juda, cum venisset ad speculam quæ respicit solitudinem, vidit procul omnem late regionem plenam cadaveribus, nec superesse quemquam qui necem potuisset evadere.

25 Venit ergo Josaphat, et omnis populus cum eo, ad detrahenda spolia mortuorum: inveneruntque inter cadavera variam supellectilem, vestes quoque, et vasa pretiosissima, et diripuerunt ita ut omnia portare non possent, nec per tres dies spolia auferre præ prædæ magnitudine.

26 Die autem quarto congregati sunt in Valle benedictionis: etenim quoniam ibi benedixerant Domino, vocaverunt locum illum Vallis benedictionis usque in præsentem diem.

27 Reversusque est omnis vir Juda, et habitatores Jerusalem, et Josaphat ante eos, in Jerusalem cum lætitia magna, eo quod dedisset eis Dominus gaudium de inimicis suis.

28 Ingressique sunt in Jerusalem cum psalteriis, et citharis, et tubis in domum Domini.

29 Irruit autem pavor Domini super universa regna terrarum cum audissent quod pugnasset Dominus contra inimicos Israël.

30 Quievitque regnum Josaphat, et præbuit ei Deus pacem per circuitum.

31 Regnavit igitur Josaphat super Judam, et erat triginta quinque annorum cum regnare cœpisset: viginti autem et quinque annis regnavit in Jerusalem, et nomen matris ejus Azuba filia Selahi.

32 Et ambulavit in via patris suis Asa, nec declinavit ab ea, faciens quæ placita erant coram Domino.

33 Verumtamen excelsa non abstulit, et adhuc populus non direxerat cor suum ad Dominum Deum patrum suorum.

34 Reliqua autem gestorum Josaphat priorum et novissimorum scripta sunt in verbis Jehu filii Hanani, quæ digessit in libros regum Israël.

35 Post hæc iniit amicitias Josaphat rex Juda cum Ochozia rege Israël, cujus opera fuerunt impiissima.

36 Et particeps fuit ut facerent naves quæ irent in Tharsis: feceruntque classem in Asiongaber.

37 Prophetavit autem Eliezer filius Dodau de Maresa ad Josaphat, dicens: Quia habuisti fœdus cum Ochozia, percussit Dominus opera tua, contritæque sunt naves, nec potuerunt ire in Tharsis.

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