2 Chronicles 19:2
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New International Version
Jehu the seer, the son of Hanani, went out to meet him and said to the king, "Should you help the wicked and love those who hate the LORD? Because of this, the wrath of the LORD is on you.

New Living Translation
Jehu 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.

English Standard Version
But Jehu the son of Hanani the seer went out to meet him and said to King Jehoshaphat, “Should you help the wicked and love those who hate the LORD? Because of this, wrath has gone out against you from the LORD.

New American Standard Bible
Jehu the son of Hanani the seer went out to meet him and said to King Jehoshaphat, "Should you help the wicked and love those who hate the LORD and so bring wrath on yourself from the LORD?

King James Bible
And Jehu the son of Hanani the seer went out to meet him, and said to king Jehoshaphat, Shouldest thou help the ungodly, and love them that hate the LORD? therefore is wrath upon thee from before the LORD.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Then Jehu son of Hanani the seer went out to confront him and said to King Jehoshaphat, "Do you help the wicked and love those who hate the LORD? Because of this, the LORD's wrath is on you.

International Standard Version
where Hanani's son Jehu, the seer, went out to meet him. He asked king Jehoshaphat, "Should you be helping those who are wicked, yes or no? Should you love those who hate the LORD? Wrath is headed your way directly from the LORD because of this.

NET Bible
the prophet Jehu son of Hanani confronted him; he said to King Jehoshaphat, "Is it right to help the wicked and be an ally of those who oppose the LORD? Because you have done this the LORD is angry with you!

New Heart English Bible
Jehu the son of Hanani the seer went out to meet him, and said to king Jehoshaphat, "Should you help the wicked, and love those who hate the LORD? Because of this, wrath is on you from before the LORD.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Jehu, son of the seer Hanani, asked King Jehoshaphat, "Why do you help wicked people and love those who hate the LORD? The LORD's anger is directed toward you because you have done this.

JPS Tanakh 1917
And Jehu the son of Hanani the seer went out to meet him, and said to king Jehoshaphat: 'Shouldest thou help the wicked, and love them that hate the LORD? for this thing wrath is upon thee from before the LORD.

New American Standard 1977
And Jehu the son of Hanani the seer went out to meet him and said to King Jehoshaphat, “Should you help the wicked and love those who hate the LORD and so bring wrath on yourself from the LORD?

Jubilee Bible 2000
And Jehu, the son of Hanani, the seer, went out to meet him and said to king Jehoshaphat, Should thou help the ungodly and love those that hate the LORD? Therefore, the wrath of the presence of the LORD shall be upon thee.

King James 2000 Bible
And Jehu the son of Hanani the seer went out to meet him, and said to king Jehoshaphat, Should you help the wicked, and love them that hate the LORD? therefore is wrath come upon you from the LORD.

American King James Version
And Jehu the son of Hanani the seer went out to meet him, and said to king Jehoshaphat, Should you help the ungodly, and love them that hate the LORD? therefore is wrath on you from before the LORD.

American Standard Version
And Jehu the son of Hanani the seer went out to meet him, and said to king Jehoshaphat, Shouldest thou help the wicked, and love them that hate Jehovah? for this thing wrath is upon thee from before Jehovah.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And Jehu the son of Hanani the seer met him, and said to him: Thou helpest the ungodly, and thou art joined in friendship with them that hate the Lord, and therefore thou didst deserve indeed the wrath of the Lord:

Darby Bible Translation
And Jehu the son of Hanani, the seer, went out to meet him, and said to king Jehoshaphat, Shouldest thou help the ungodly, and love them that hate Jehovah? Therefore is wrath upon thee from Jehovah.

English Revised Version
And Jehu the son of Hanani the seer went out to meet him, and said to king Jehoshaphat, Shouldest thou help the wicked, and love them that hate the LORD? for this thing wrath is upon thee from before the LORD.

Webster's Bible Translation
And Jehu the son of Hanani the seer went out to meet him, and said to king Jehoshaphat, Shouldst thou help the ungodly, and love them that hate the LORD? therefore is wrath upon thee from before the LORD.

World English Bible
Jehu the son of Hanani the seer went out to meet him, and said to king Jehoshaphat, "Should you help the wicked, and love those who hate Yahweh? Because of this, wrath is on you from before Yahweh.

Young's Literal Translation
and go out unto his presence doth Jehu son of Hanani, the seer, and saith unto king Jehoshaphat, 'To give help to the wicked, and to those hating Jehovah, dost thou love? and for this against thee is wrath from before Jehovah,
Study Bible
Jehoshaphat Reproved by Jehu
1Then Jehoshaphat the king of Judah returned in safety to his house in Jerusalem. 2Jehu the son of Hanani the seer went out to meet him and said to King Jehoshaphat, "Should you help the wicked and love those who hate the LORD and so bring wrath on yourself from the LORD? 3"But there is some good in you, for you have removed the Asheroth from the land and you have set your heart to seek God."…
Cross References
1 Kings 16:1
Now the word of the LORD came to Jehu the son of Hanani against Baasha, saying,

1 Kings 16:12
Thus Zimri destroyed all the household of Baasha, according to the word of the LORD, which He spoke against Baasha through Jehu the prophet,

1 Kings 22:44
Jehoshaphat also made peace with the king of Israel.

2 Chronicles 16:7
At that time Hanani the seer came to Asa king of Judah and said to him, "Because you have relied on the king of Aram and have not relied on the LORD your God, therefore the army of the king of Aram has escaped out of your hand.

2 Chronicles 18:1
Now Jehoshaphat had great riches and honor; and he allied himself by marriage with Ahab.

2 Chronicles 18:3
Ahab king of Israel said to Jehoshaphat king of Judah, "Will you go with me against Ramoth-gilead?" And he said to him, "I am as you are, and my people as your people, and we will be with you in the battle."

2 Chronicles 19:1
Then Jehoshaphat the king of Judah returned in safety to his house in Jerusalem.

2 Chronicles 19:10
"Whenever any dispute comes to you from your brethren who live in their cities, between blood and blood, between law and commandment, statutes and ordinances, you shall warn them so that they may not be guilty before the LORD, and wrath may not come on you and your brethren. Thus you shall do and you will not be guilty.

2 Chronicles 20:34
Now the rest of the acts of Jehoshaphat, first to last, behold, they are written in the annals of Jehu the son of Hanani, which is recorded in the Book of the Kings of Israel.

2 Chronicles 24:18
They abandoned the house of the LORD, the God of their fathers, and served the Asherim and the idols; so wrath came upon Judah and Jerusalem for this their guilt.
Treasury of Scripture

And Jehu the son of Hanani the seer went out to meet him, and said to king Jehoshaphat, Should you help the ungodly, and love them that hate the LORD? therefore is wrath on you from before the LORD.

And Jehu

2 Chronicles 20:34 Now the rest of the acts of Jehoshaphat, first and last, behold, …

1 Kings 16:1,7,12 Then the word of the LORD came to Jehu the son of Hanani against …

Hanani

2 Chronicles 16:7 And at that time Hanani the seer came to Asa king of Judah, and said …

the seer

1 Samuel 9:9 (Beforetime in Israel, when a man went to inquire of God, thus he …

Shouldest

2 Chronicles 18:3,28 And Ahab king of Israel said to Jehoshaphat king of Judah, Will you …

1 Kings 21:25 But there was none like to Ahab, which did sell himself to work wickedness …

Psalm 15:4 In whose eyes a vile person is contemned; but he honors them that …

Psalm 139:21,22 Do not I hate them, O LORD, that hate you? and am not I grieved with …

Proverbs 1:10-19 My son, if sinners entice you, consent you not…

Romans 1:32 Who knowing the judgment of God, that they which commit such things …

Ephesians 5:11 And have no fellowship with the unfruitful works of darkness, but …

2 John 1:10,11 If there come any to you, and bring not this doctrine, receive him …

hate the Lord

2 Chronicles 18:7 And the king of Israel said to Jehoshaphat, There is yet one man, …

Exodus 20:5 You shall not bow down yourself to them, nor serve them: for I the …

Deuteronomy 5:9 You shall not bow down yourself to them, nor serve them: for I the …

Deuteronomy 7:10 And repays them that hate him to their face, to destroy them: he …

Deuteronomy 32:41 If I whet my glittering sword, and my hand take hold on judgment; …

Deuteronomy 33:11 Bless, LORD, his substance, and accept the work of his hands; smite …

Psalm 21:8 Your hand shall find out all your enemies: your right hand shall …

Psalm 68:1 Let God arise, let his enemies be scattered: let them also that hate …

Psalm 71:15 My mouth shall show forth your righteousness and your salvation all …

John 15:18,23 If the world hate you, you know that it hated me before it hated you…

Romans 1:30 Backbiters, haters of God, despiteful, proud, boasters, inventors …

Romans 8:7 Because the carnal mind is enmity against God: for it is not subject …

James 4:4 You adulterers and adulteresses, know you not that the friendship …

is wrath

2 Chronicles 32:25 But Hezekiah rendered not again according to the benefit done to …

Psalm 90:7,8 For we are consumed by your anger, and by your wrath are we troubled…

Romans 1:18 For the wrath of God is revealed from heaven against all ungodliness …

1 Corinthians 11:31,32 For if we would judge ourselves, we should not be judged…

(2) And Jehu the son of Hanani the seer.--The seer whose father had suffered for his reproof of Asa (2Chronicles 16:7-10), and who had himself already witnessed against Baasha, king of Israel (1Kings 16:1-7).

To meet him.--Unto his presence (1Chronicles 12:17; 2Chronicles 15:2).

King.--The king. The prophets never shrank from facing the highest representatives of earthly power (comp. 1Kings 21:20).

Shouldest thou help.--Literally, to help the ungodly. The infinitive (as in 1Chronicles 5:1; 1Chronicles 9:25), i.e., oughtest thou to help.

The ungodly.--.The emphatic word. (See Psalm 139:21-22; Psalm 119:158 : "I beheld the transgressors with loathing.")

Them that hate the Lord.--And haters of Jehovah lovest thou? (The particle le prefixed to the word for "haters" is characteristic of the chronicler's style.)

Therefore is wrath upon thee.--See the same phrase, 1Chronicles 27:24. In the case of David, the Divine wrath was embodied in pestilence; what form did it take with Jehoshaphat? The following chapters seem to supply the answer. His land suffered invasion and his fleet shipwreck; his posterity was evil, and came to an evil end (2 Chronicles 20, 21, 22). There may be reference also to the failure of the campaign in which Jehoshaphat had engaged, and his inglorious return to his own land.

Verse 2. - And Jehu the son of Hanani the seer went out to meet him. For Hanani, the faithful father of a faithful son, see 2 Chronicles 16:7-10, where we read that he "came to Asa King of Judah," etc. Also for Jehu, see 1 Kings 16:1-4, where we read of his commission at the word of the Lord to rebuke Baasha the King of Israel, at a date upwards of thirty years before the present; and see 2 Chronicles 20:34, which would lead us to infer, though not with certainty, that he outlived Jehoshaphat. The book called by his name, however, was not necessarily finished by him. It is evident that neither the word of the Lord nor the messengers and prophets of the Lord were bound by the orthodox limits of the divided kingdom. The powerful character and the moral force of the true prophet is again seen (comp. 2 Chronicles 15:1-8) in the way in which he was wont to go out to meet the evil-doer, though he were a king. We are accustomed to set the whole of this down to the account of the special inspiration of the prophet of old; yet that was but typical of the intrinsic force that truth faithfully spoken should wield in its own right in later times. Religion is established in the nation and people that know and do this, by the accredited teachers of it, vie. the plain rebuke of the wrong. Shouldest thou... love them that hate the Lord? Strong suspicion must attend upon Jehoshaphat, that he had been not a little misled by answering to some personal fascination in Ahab. The prophet's rebuke is not that Jehoshaphat helped both Israel and therein Judah also against a common foe, but that he helped the ungodly, etc. Therefore wrath upon thee, etc. The significance of this sentence was probably not merely retrospective, glancing at the fact that Jehoshaphat returned to Jerusalem minus the victory for which he had bid, but was probably an intimation of troubles that should ripen, were already ripening for Jehoshaphat, in the coming invasion of his own kingdom (2 Chronicles 20:1-3). And Jehu the son of Hanani the seer,.... The son of him that reproved Asa, for which he put him in prison, 2 Chronicles 17:7, but that did not deter this his son from reproving Jehoshaphat:

went out to meet him; as he was returning:

and said to King Jehoshaphat, shouldest thou help the ungodly; such an one as Ahab, an idolater, murderer, and persecutor:

and love them that hate the Lord? his laws, worship, and ordinances, as he had; intimating, that he had done wrong, by entering into alliance and affinity with him, by showing him friendship, and assisting him in his war against the Syrians:

therefore is wrath upon thee from before the Lord; which appeared in the war of the Ammonites and Moabites with him, related in the next chapter, and in the calamities that came upon his family, his sons being slain by Jehoram that succeeded him, and his grandsons by Jehu. 19:1-11 Jehoshaphat visits his kingdom. - Whenever we return in peace to our houses, we ought to acknowledge God's providence in preserving our going out and coming in. And if we have been kept through more than common dangers, we are, in a special manner, bound to be thankful. Distinguishing mercies lay us under strong obligations. The prophet tells Jehoshaphat he had done very ill in joining Ahab. He took the reproof well. See the effect the reproof had upon him. He strictly searched his own kingdom. By what the prophet said, Jehoshaphat perceived that his former attempts for reformation were well-pleasing to God; therefore he did what was then left undone. It is good when commendations quicken us to our duty. There are diversities of gifts and operations, but all from the same Spirit, and for the public good; and as every one has received the gift, so let him minister the same. Blessed be God for magistrates and ministers, scribes and statesmen, men of books, and men of business. Observe the charge the king gave. They must do all in the fear of the Lord, with a perfect, upright heart. And they must make it their constant care to prevent sin, as an offence to God, and what would bring wrath on the people.
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