2 Chronicles 19:6
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New International Version
He told them, "Consider carefully what you do, because you are not judging for mere mortals but for the LORD, who is with you whenever you give a verdict.

New Living Translation
and he said to them, "Always think carefully before pronouncing judgment. Remember that you do not judge to please people but to please the LORD. He will be with you when you render the verdict in each case.

English Standard Version
and said to the judges, “Consider what you do, for you judge not for man but for the LORD. He is with you in giving judgment.

New American Standard Bible
He said to the judges, "Consider what you are doing, for you do not judge for man but for the LORD who is with you when you render judgment.

King James Bible
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.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Then he said to the judges, "Consider what you are doing, for you do not judge for man, but for the LORD, who is with you in the matter of judgment.

International Standard Version
"Pay careful attention to your duties, because you are judging not only for the sake of human beings but also for the Lord—and he is present with you as you make your rulings.

NET Bible
He told the judges, "Be careful what you do, for you are not judging for men, but for the LORD, who will be with you when you make judicial decisions.

New Heart English Bible
and said to the judges, "Consider what you do: for you do not judge for man, but for the LORD; and he is with you in the judgment.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
He told the judges, "Pay attention to what you're doing. When you judge, you aren't doing it for a human but for the LORD. He will be with you when you hear a case.

JPS Tanakh 1917
and said to the judges: 'Consider what ye do; for ye judge not for man, but for the LORD; and [He is] with you in giving judgment.

New American Standard 1977
And he said to the judges, “Consider what you are doing, for you do not judge for man but for the LORD who is with you when you render judgment.

Jubilee Bible 2000
and said to the judges, Take heed what ye do, for ye do not judge for man, but for the LORD, who is with you in the word of judgment.

King James 2000 Bible
And said to the judges, Take heed what you do: for you judge not for man, but for the LORD, who is with you in the judgment.

American King James Version
And said to the judges, Take heed what you do: for you judge not for man, but for the LORD, who is with you in the judgment.

American Standard Version
and said to the judges, Consider what ye do: for ye judge not for man, but for Jehovah; and he is with you in the judgment.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And charging the judges, he said: Take heed what you do: for you exercise not the judgment of man, but of the Lord: and whatsoever you judge, it shall redound to you.

Darby Bible Translation
And he said to the judges, Take heed what ye do; for ye judge not for man, but for Jehovah, who will be with you in the matter of judgment.

English Revised Version
and said to the judges, Consider what ye do: for ye judge not for man, but for the LORD; and he is with you in the judgment.

Webster's Bible Translation
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.

World English Bible
and said to the judges, "Consider what you do: for you don't judge for man, but for Yahweh; and [he is] with you in the judgment.

Young's Literal Translation
and saith unto the judges, 'See what ye are doing -- for not for man do ye judge, but for Jehovah, who is with you in the matter of judgment;
Study Bible
Jehoshaphat's Reforms
5He appointed judges in the land in all the fortified cities of Judah, city by city. 6He said to the judges, "Consider what you are doing, for you do not judge for man but for the LORD who is with you when you render judgment. 7"Now then let the fear of the LORD be upon you; be very careful what you do, for the LORD our God will have no part in unrighteousness or partiality or the taking of a bribe."…
Cross References
Leviticus 19:15
'You shall do no injustice in judgment; you shall not be partial to the poor nor defer to the great, but you are to judge your neighbor fairly.

Deuteronomy 1:17
'You shall not show partiality in judgment; you shall hear the small and the great alike. You shall not fear man, for the judgment is God's. The case that is too hard for you, you shall bring to me, and I will hear it.'

Psalm 82:1
A Psalm of Asaph. God takes His stand in His own congregation; He judges in the midst of the rulers.
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judgment [heb] matter of judgment

(6) Ye judge not for man, but for the Lord.--'Tis not for man that ye will judge, but for Jehovah, as His vicegerents, and ministers of His will. (Comp. Romans 13:1-4.)

Who is with you in the judgment.--This rightly gives the sense of the brief words: "and with you in word of doom." i.e., Jehovah will be present with you at the time of your giving sentence. (See on 2Chronicles 20:17, and comp. Psalm 82:1-4 : "God standeth in God's Assembly; in the midst of gods (i.e., judges) He judgeth.") The LXX. and Vulgate misunderstand the passage; but the Syriac renders: "Be strong, and judge true judgment, and the Lord will be with you for ever." (Comp. also Deuteronomy 1:17 : "The decision belongeth to God"; and Exodus 21:6.) The name "Jehoshaphat" denotes Jehovah judgeth.

Verses 6, 7. - The statement of the Divine principles laid down in these verses for the foundations of the "kingdom of heaven" on earth, and the doing of God's "will on earth, even as it is in heaven," stretch from Moses and Job (Leviticus 19:15; Deuteronomy 1:17; Deuteronomy 10:17; Deuteronomy 16:19; Job 34:19) to SS. Paul and Peter (Acts 10:34; Romans 2:11; 1 Peter 1:17). And said to the judges, take heed what you do,.... In judgment, that they judged righteous judgment according to the law of God, without partiality and respect of persons:

for ye judge not for man, but for the Lord; not for man only, but for the Lord; and not so much for man as for the Lord, whom they represented in judgment; whose law was the rule of their judgment, and whose glory their end, and to whom they were accountable:

who is with you in the judgment: as to guide and direct you, so to observe how they behaved, and be a witness for or against them; the Targum is,"ye judge not before men, but before the Word of the Lord, whose Shechinah dwells with you in the affair of judgment.'' 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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