2 Chronicles 17:10
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New International Version
The fear of the LORD fell on all the kingdoms of the lands surrounding Judah, so that they did not go to war against Jehoshaphat.

New Living Translation
Then the fear of the LORD fell over all the surrounding kingdoms so that none of them wanted to declare war on Jehoshaphat.

English Standard Version
And the fear of the LORD fell upon all the kingdoms of the lands that were around Judah, and they made no war against Jehoshaphat.

Berean Study Bible
And the dread of the LORD fell upon all the kingdoms of the lands that surrounded Judah, so that they did not make war against Jehoshaphat.

New American Standard Bible
Now the dread of the LORD was on all the kingdoms of the lands which were around Judah, so that they did not make war against Jehoshaphat.

King James Bible
And the fear of the LORD fell upon all the kingdoms of the lands that were round about Judah, so that they made no war against Jehoshaphat.

Christian Standard Bible
The terror of the LORD was on all the kingdoms of the lands that surrounded Judah, so they didn't fight against Jehoshaphat.

Contemporary English Version
The nations around Judah were afraid of the LORD's power, so none of them attacked Jehoshaphat.

Good News Translation
The LORD made all the surrounding kingdoms afraid to go to war against King Jehoshaphat.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
The terror of the LORD was on all the kingdoms of the lands that surrounded Judah, so they didn't fight against Jehoshaphat.

International Standard Version
Because they were afraid of the LORD, none of the kingdoms of the lands that surrounded Judah dared go to war against Jehoshaphat.

NET Bible
The LORD put fear into all the kingdoms surrounding Judah; they did not make war with Jehoshaphat.

New Heart English Bible
The fear of the LORD fell on all the kingdoms of the lands that were around Judah, so that they made no war against Jehoshaphat.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Fear of the LORD came to all the kingdoms around Judah. As a result, they didn't wage war against Jehoshaphat.

JPS Tanakh 1917
And a terror from the LORD fell upon all the kingdoms of the lands that were round about Judah, so that they made no war against Jehoshaphat.

New American Standard 1977
Now the dread of the LORD was on all the kingdoms of the lands which were around Judah, so that they did not make war against Jehoshaphat.

Jubilee Bible 2000
And the fear of the LORD fell upon all the kingdoms of the lands that were round about Judah, so that they did not dare to make war against Jehoshaphat.

King James 2000 Bible
And the fear of the LORD fell upon all the kingdoms of the lands that were round about Judah, so that they made no war against Jehoshaphat.

American King James Version
And the fear of the LORD fell on all the kingdoms of the lands that were round about Judah, so that they made no war against Jehoshaphat.

American Standard Version
And the fear of Jehovah fell upon all the kingdoms of the lands that were round about Judah, so that they made no war against Jehoshaphat.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And the fear of the Lord came upon all the kingdoms of the lands that were round about Juda, and they durst not make war against Josaphat.

Darby Bible Translation
And the terror of Jehovah was upon all the kingdoms of the lands that were round about Judah, and they made no war against Jehoshaphat.

English Revised Version
And the fear of the LORD fell upon all the kingdoms of the lands that were round about Judah, so that they made no war against Jehoshaphat.

Webster's Bible Translation
And the fear of the LORD fell upon all the kingdoms of the lands that were around Judah, so that they made no war against Jehoshaphat.

World English Bible
The fear of Yahweh fell on all the kingdoms of the lands that were around Judah, so that they made no war against Jehoshaphat.

Young's Literal Translation
And here is a fear of Jehovah on all kingdoms of the lands that are round about Judah, and they have not fought with Jehoshaphat;
Study Bible
Jehoshaphat Reigns in Judah
9They taught throughout Judah, taking with them the Book of the Law of the LORD. They went throughout the towns of Judah and taught the people. 10And the dread of the LORD fell upon all the kingdoms of the lands that surrounded Judah, so that they did not make war against Jehoshaphat. 11Some Philistines also brought gifts and silver as tribute to Jehoshaphat, and the Arabs brought him flocks of 7,700 rams and 7,700 goats.…
Cross References
2 Chronicles 14:14
and attacked all the cities around Gerar, because the terror of the LORD had fallen upon them. They plundered all the cities, since there was much plunder there.

2 Chronicles 20:29
And the fear of God came upon all the kingdoms of the lands when they heard that the LORD had fought against the enemies of Israel.

Proverbs 16:7
When a man's ways please the LORD, He makes even the man's enemies live at peace with him.

Treasury of Scripture

And the fear of the LORD fell on all the kingdoms of the lands that were round about Judah, so that they made no war against Jehoshaphat.

the fear

2 Chronicles 14:14 And they smote all the cities round about Gerar; for the fear of …

Genesis 35:5 And they journeyed: and the terror of God was on the cities that …

Exodus 15:14-16 The people shall hear, and be afraid: sorrow shall take hold on the …

Joshua 2:9-11 And she said to the men, I know that the LORD has given you the land, …

fell [heb] was
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2 Chronicles 16:9 For the eyes of the LORD run to and fro throughout the whole earth…

Exodus 34:24 For I will cast out the nations before you, and enlarge your borders: …

Proverbs 16:7 When a man's ways please the LORD, he makes even his enemies to be …







JEHOS APHAT BECOMES A POWERFUL SOVEREIGN.

(10) The fear of the Lord.--A dread of Jehovah (pachad), aps. 14:13, 20:29. (Comp. Exodus 15:16; 1Samuel 11:7; Isaiah 2:10. ) This phrase is not peculiar to the chronicler, as Keil and Bertheau assert. "The kingdoms of the lands" is so (2Chronicles 12:8; 1Chronicles 29:30).

They made no war.--The reward of Jehosha-phat's piety (1Chronicles 22:9; Proverbs 16:7): "When a man's ways please the Lord, he maketh even his enemies to be at peace with him." (Comp. also Genesis 35:5)

Verse 10. - The moral effect of this peaceful war of Jehoshaphat is manifestly great. And the fear of the Lord fell upon all the kingdoms of the lands that were round about Judah,.... Upon the ten tribes, and on foreign nations about them, as Moabites, Edomites, Syrians, Egyptians, Arabs, and Philistines; this fear, as it came from the Lord, so might be raised and increased by observing, that religion was revived in them; for they might perceive, by former observations made, that the more religious these people were, the more prosperous and formidable they were:

so that they made no war against Jehoshaphat; to interrupt him in the work of reformation he was so intent upon. 17:1-19 Jehoshaphat promotes religion in Judah, His prosperity. - Jehoshaphat found his people generally very ignorant, and therefore endeavoured to have them well taught. The public teaching of the word of God forms, in all ages, the great method of promoting the power of godliness. Thereby the understanding is informed, the conscience is awakened and directed. We have a particular account of Jehoshaphat's prosperity. But it was not his formidable army that restrained the neighbouring nations from attempting any thing against Israel, but the fear of God which fell upon them, when Jehoshaphat reformed his country, and set up a preaching ministry in it. The ordinances of God are more the strength and safety of a kingdom, than soldiers and weapons of war. The Bible requires use to notice the hand of God in every event, yet this is little regarded. But let all employ the talents they have: be faithful, even in that which is little. Set up the worship of God in your houses. The charge of a family is important. Why should you not instruct them as Jehoshaphat did his subjects, in the book of the law of the Lord. But be consistent. Do not recommend one thing, and practise another. Begin with yourselves. Seek to the Lord God of Israel, then call upon children and servants to follow your example.
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