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2 Chronicles 19
And Jehoshaphat the king of Judah returned to his house in peace to
And Jehu the son of Hanani the seer went out to meet him, and said to king
thou help the ungodly, and love them that hate the LORD? therefore is wrath
upon thee from before the LORD.||
"Shouldest thou help the ungodly, and love them that hate the LORD?
therefore is wrath upon thee from before the LORD."
Hate the sinner and vote for Christians
-- or God will pour his wrath out on you.
|19:3 Nevertheless there are good things found in thee, in that thou hast taken
away the groves out of the land, and hast prepared thine heart to seek God.
And Jehoshaphat dwelt at Jerusalem: and he went out again through the
people from Beersheba to mount Ephraim, and brought them back unto the LORD
God of their fathers.||
And he set judges in the land throughout all the fenced cities of Judah,
city by city,||
And said to the judges, Take heed what ye do: for ye judge not for man,
but for the LORD, who is with you in the judgment.||
Wherefore now let the fear of the LORD be upon you; take heed and do it:
for there is no iniquity
with the LORD our God, nor respect of persons, nor taking of
(19:7) "There is no iniquity
with the LORD our God, nor respect of persons."|
Does God have
respect for anyone?
Moreover in Jerusalem did Jehoshaphat set of the Levites, and of the
priests, and of the chief of the fathers of Israel, for the judgment of the
LORD, and for controversies, when they returned to Jerusalem.||
And he charged them, saying, Thus shall ye do in the fear of the LORD,
faithfully, and with a perfect heart.||
And what cause soever shall come to you of your brethren that dwell in
your cities, between blood and blood, between law and commandment, statutes
and judgments, ye shall even warn them that they trespass not against the
LORD, and so wrath come upon you, and upon your brethren: this do, and ye
shall not trespass.||
And, behold, Amariah the chief priest is over you in all matters of the
LORD; and Zebadiah the son of Ishmael, the ruler of the house of Judah, for
all the king's matters: also the Levites shall be officers before you. Deal
courageously, and the LORD shall be with the good.
- Don't help the ungodly.
- Shouldest thou help the ungodly? ... therefore is wrath upon thee from before the LORD." 19:2a
- Don't love those that hate the Lord.
- Shouldest thou ... love them that hate the LORD? therefore is wrath upon thee from before the LORD. 19:2b
- Take away the groves out of the land.
- Nevertheless there are good things found in thee [Jehoshaphat], in that thou hast taken away the groves out of the land. 19:3
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