2 Chronicles 19:7
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New International Version
Now let the fear of the LORD be on you. Judge carefully, for with the LORD our God there is no injustice or partiality or bribery."

New Living Translation
Fear the LORD and judge with integrity, for the LORD our God does not tolerate perverted justice, partiality, or the taking of bribes."

English Standard Version
Now then, let the fear of the LORD be upon you. Be careful what you do, for there is no injustice with the LORD our God, or partiality or taking bribes.”

New American Standard Bible
"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."

King James Bible
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 gifts.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
And now, may the terror of the LORD be on you. Watch what you do, for there is no injustice or partiality or taking bribes with the LORD our God."

International Standard Version
So let the fear of the Lord rest upon you, be on your guard, and act carefully, because with the LORD our God there is neither injustice, nor partiality, nor bribery."

NET Bible
Respect the LORD and make careful decisions, for the LORD our God disapproves of injustice, partiality, and bribery."

GOD'S WORD® Translation
May you have the fear of the LORD in you. Be careful about what you do. The LORD our God is never unjust. He is impartial and never takes bribes."

Jubilee Bible 2000
Therefore, 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 bribes.

King James 2000 Bible
Therefore 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 bribes.

American King James Version
Why now let the fear of the LORD be on you; take heed and do it: for there is no iniquity with the LORD our God, nor respect of persons, nor taking of gifts.

American Standard Version
Now therefore let the fear of Jehovah be upon you; take heed and do it: for there is no iniquity with Jehovah our God, nor respect of persons, nor taking of bribes.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Let the fear of the Lord be with you, and do all things with diligence: for there is no iniquity with the Lord our God, nor respect of persons, nor desire of gifts.

Darby Bible Translation
And now, let the terror of Jehovah be upon you; be careful what ye do, for there is no iniquity with Jehovah, nor respect of persons, nor taking of presents.

English Revised Version
Now therefore 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 gifts.

Webster's Bible Translation
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 gifts.

World English Bible
Now therefore let the fear of Yahweh be on you. Take heed and do it: for there is no iniquity with Yahweh our God, nor respect of persons, nor taking of bribes."

Young's Literal Translation
and now, let fear of Jehovah be upon you, observe and do, for there is not with Jehovah our God perverseness, and acceptance of faces, and taking of a bribe.'
Parallel Commentaries
Matthew Henry's Concise Commentary

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.

Gill's Exposition of the Entire Bible

Wherefore now let the fear of the Lord be upon you,.... And act as having that before your eyes, and on your hearts:

take heed and do it; do the commands enjoined them by him, and do judgment according to the law of God:

for there is no iniquity with the Lord our God; none in his nature, nor in his law; none commanded nor approved of by him, and therefore none should be done by his representatives in judgment:

nor respect of persons; whether high or low, rich or poor:

nor taking of gifts; he accepts not the faces of men, nor receives bribes, nor should his judges; this is forbidden by him, Deuteronomy 16:19.



2 Chronicles 19:7 Additional Commentaries
Context
Jehoshaphat's Reforms
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." 8In Jerusalem also Jehoshaphat appointed some of the Levites and priests, and some of the heads of the fathers' households of Israel, for the judgment of the LORD and to judge disputes among the inhabitants of Jerusalem.…
Cross References
Acts 10:34
Then Peter began to speak: "I now realize how true it is that God does not show favoritism

Romans 9:14
What then shall we say? Is God unjust? Not at all!

Genesis 18:25
Far be it from you to do such a thing--to kill the righteous with the wicked, treating the righteous and the wicked alike. Far be it from you! Will not the Judge of all the earth do right?"

Deuteronomy 10:17
For the LORD your God is God of gods and Lord of lords, the great God, mighty and awesome, who shows no partiality and accepts no bribes.

Deuteronomy 10:18
He defends the cause of the fatherless and the widow, and loves the foreigner residing among you, giving them food and clothing.

Deuteronomy 32:4
He is the Rock, his works are perfect, and all his ways are just. A faithful God who does no wrong, upright and just is he.

2 Samuel 23:3
The God of Israel spoke, the Rock of Israel said to me: 'When one rules over people in righteousness, when he rules in the fear of God,

Job 8:3
Does God pervert justice? Does the Almighty pervert what is right?

Job 34:19
who shows no partiality to princes and does not favor the rich over the poor, for they are all the work of his hands?
Treasury of Scripture

Why now let the fear of the LORD be on you; take heed and do it: for there is no iniquity with the LORD our God, nor respect of persons, nor taking of gifts.

let the

Genesis 42:18 And Joseph said to them the third day, This do, and live; for I fear God:

Exodus 18:21,22,25,26 Moreover you shall provide out of all the people able men, such as …

Nehemiah 5:15 But the former governors that had been before me were chargeable …

Isaiah 1:23-26 Your princes are rebellious, and companions of thieves: every one …

no iniquity

Genesis 18:25 That be far from you to do after this manner, to slay the righteous …

Deuteronomy 32:4 He is the Rock, his work is perfect: for all his ways are judgment: …

Romans 3:5,6 But if our unrighteousness commend the righteousness of God, what …

Romans 9:14 What shall we say then? Is there unrighteousness with God? God forbid.

respect of persons

Deuteronomy 10:17,18 For the LORD your God is God of gods, and Lord of lords, a great …

Job 34:19 How much less to him that accepts not the persons of princes, nor …

Matthew 22:16 And they sent out to him their disciples with the Herodians, saying, …

Acts 10:34 Then Peter opened his mouth, and said, Of a truth I perceive that …

Romans 2:11 For there is no respect of persons with God.

Galatians 2:6 But of these who seemed to be somewhat, (whatever they were, it makes …

Ephesians 6:9 And, you masters, do the same things to them, forbearing threatening: …

Colossians 3:25 But he that does wrong shall receive for the wrong which he has …

1 Peter 1:17 And if you call on the Father, who without respect of persons judges …

taking of gifts

Exodus 23:8 And you shall take no gift: for the gift blinds the wise, and perverts …

Deuteronomy 16:18,19 Judges and officers shall you make you in all your gates, which the …

Isaiah 1:23 Your princes are rebellious, and companions of thieves: every one …

Isaiah 33:15 He that walks righteously, and speaks uprightly; he that despises …

Micah 7:3 That they may do evil with both hands earnestly, the prince asks, …

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