2 Chronicles 20:12
Parallel Verses
New International Version
Our God, will you not judge them? For we have no power to face this vast army that is attacking us. We do not know what to do, but our eyes are on you."

New Living Translation
O our God, won't you stop them? We are powerless against this mighty army that is about to attack us. We do not know what to do, but we are looking to you for help."

English Standard Version
O our God, will you not execute judgment on them? For we are powerless against this great horde that is coming against us. We do not know what to do, but our eyes are on you.”

New American Standard Bible
"O our God, will You not judge them? For we are powerless before this great multitude who are coming against us; nor do we know what to do, but our eyes are on You."

King James Bible
O our God, wilt thou not judge them? for we have no might against this great company that cometh against us; neither know we what to do: but our eyes are upon thee.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Our God, will You not judge them? For we are powerless before this vast number that comes to fight against us. We do not know what to do, but we look to You.

International Standard Version
Our God, you are going to punish them, aren't you? We have no strength to face this vast multitude that has come against us, nor do we know what to do, except that our eyes are on you."

NET Bible
Our God, will you not judge them? For we are powerless against this huge army that attacks us! We don't know what we should do; we look to you for help."

GOD'S WORD® Translation
You're our God. Won't you judge them? We don't have the strength to face this large crowd that is attacking us. We don't know what to do, so we're looking to you."

Jubilee Bible 2000
O our God, wilt thou not judge them? For we have no might against this great company that comes against us; we do not know what to do; but our eyes are fixed upon thee.

King James 2000 Bible
O our God, will you not judge them? for we have no might against this great company that comes against us; neither know we what to do: but our eyes are upon you.

American King James Version
O our God, will you not judge them? for we have no might against this great company that comes against us; neither know we what to do: but our eyes are on you.

American Standard Version
O our God, wilt thou not judge them? for we have no might against this great company that cometh against us; neither know we what to do: but out eyes are upon thee.

Douay-Rheims Bible
O our God, wilt thou not then judge them? as for us we have not strength enough, to be able to resist this multitude, which cometh violently upon us. But as we know not what to do, we can only turn our eyes to thee.

Darby Bible Translation
Our God, wilt thou not judge them? for we have no might in presence of this great company which cometh against us, neither know we what to do; but our eyes are upon thee.

English Revised Version
O our God, wilt thou not judge them? for we have no might against this great company that cometh against us; neither know we what to do: but our eyes are upon thee.

Webster's Bible Translation
O our God, wilt thou not judge them? for we have no might against this great company that cometh against us; neither know we what to do: but our eyes are upon thee.

World English Bible
Our God, will you not judge them? For we have no might against this great company that comes against us; neither know we what to do, but our eyes are on you."

Young's Literal Translation
O our God, dost Thou not execute judgment upon them? for there is no power in us before this great multitude that hath come against us, and we know not what we do, but on Thee are our eyes.'
Parallel Commentaries
Matthew Henry's Concise Commentary

20:1-13 In all dangers, public or personal, our first business should be to seek help from God. Hence the advantage of days for national fasting and prayer. From the first to the last of our seeking the Lord, we must approach him with humiliation for our sins, trusting only in his mercy and power. Jehoshaphat acknowledges the sovereign dominion of the Divine Providence. Lord, exert it on our behalf. Whom should we seek to, whom should we trust to for relief, but the God we have chosen and served. Those that use what they have for God, may comfortably hope he will secure it to them. Every true believer is a son of Abraham, a friend of God; with such the everlasting covenant is established, to such every promise belongs. We are assured of God's love, by his dwelling in human nature in the person of the Saviour. Jehoshaphat mentions the temple, as a token of God's favourable presence. He pleads the injustice of his enemies. We may well appeal to God against those that render us evil for good. Though he had a great army, he said, We have no might without thee; we rely upon thee.

Gill's Exposition of the Entire Bible

O our God wilt thou not judge them?.... Bring them to thy bar, examine these facts alleged against them, convict them of injustice, and condemn and punish them for it:

for we have no might against the great company that cometh against us; for though the militia of the kingdom of Judah was very numerous, as described 2 Chronicles 17:14 yet on a sudden it might not be easy to gather it together; besides, it was nothing to put trust and confidence in; and if the Lord was not with them, their strength would be weakness, and they not able to withstand this numerous army:

neither know we what to do; whether to attempt to muster the militia, and go out to meet them, or to shut up themselves in Jerusalem, and make the best defence they could:

but our eyes are upon thee; for advice and direction, for help and protection; the eyes of their bodies were lifted up in prayer to him, and the eyes of their souls, of faith, hope, expectation, and desire, were fastened on him.



2 Chronicles 20:12 Additional Commentaries
Context
Jehoshaphat's Prayer
11see how they are rewarding us by coming to drive us out from Your possession which You have given us as an inheritance. 12"O our God, will You not judge them? For we are powerless before this great multitude who are coming against us; nor do we know what to do, but our eyes are on You." 13All Judah was standing before the LORD, with their infants, their wives and their children.
Cross References
Judges 11:27
I have not wronged you, but you are doing me wrong by waging war against me. Let the LORD, the Judge, decide the dispute this day between the Israelites and the Ammonites."

2 Chronicles 20:13
All the men of Judah, with their wives and children and little ones, stood there before the LORD.

Psalm 25:15
My eyes are ever on the LORD, for only he will release my feet from the snare.

Psalm 121:1
A song of ascents. I lift up my eyes to the mountains-- where does my help come from?

Psalm 121:2
My help comes from the LORD, the Maker of heaven and earth.

Isaiah 45:22
"Turn to me and be saved, all you ends of the earth; for I am God, and there is no other.
Treasury of Scripture

O our God, will you not judge them? for we have no might against this great company that comes against us; neither know we what to do: but our eyes are on you.

wilt

Deuteronomy 32:36 For the LORD shall judge his people, and repent himself for his servants, …

Judges 11:27 Why I have not sinned against you, but you do me wrong to war against me…

1 Samuel 3:13 For I have told him that I will judge his house for ever for the …

Psalm 7:6,8 Arise, O LORD, in your anger, lift up yourself because of the rage …

Psalm 9:19 Arise, O LORD; let not man prevail: let the heathen be judged in your sight.

Psalm 43:1 Judge me, O God, and plead my cause against an ungodly nation: O …

Isaiah 2:4 And he shall judge among the nations, and shall rebuke many people: …

Isaiah 42:4 He shall not fail nor be discouraged, till he have set judgment in …

Joel 3:12 Let the heathen be wakened, and come up to the valley of Jehoshaphat: …

Revelation 19:11 And I saw heaven opened, and behold a white horse; and he that sat …

we have

2 Samuel 14:11 Then said she, I pray you, let the king remember the LORD your God, …

1 Samuel 14:6 And Jonathan said to the young man that bore his armor, Come, and …

2 Corinthians 1:8,9 For we would not, brothers, have you ignorant of our trouble which …

neither

2 Kings 6:15 And when the servant of the man of God was risen early, and gone …

our eyes

Psalm 25:15 My eyes are ever toward the LORD; for he shall pluck my feet out of the net.

Psalm 121:1,2 I will lift up my eyes to the hills, from where comes my help…

Psalm 123:1,2 To you lift I up my eyes, O you that dwell in the heavens…

Psalm 141:8 But my eyes are to you, O GOD the Lord: in you is my trust; leave …

Jonah 2:4 Then I said, I am cast out of your sight; yet I will look again toward …

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