2 Chronicles 19:6
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.

Berean Study Bible
Then he said to the judges, “Consider carefully what you do, for you are not judging 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.

New King James Version
and said to the judges, “Take heed to what you are doing, for you do not judge for man but for the LORD, who is with you in the judgment.

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

NASB 1995
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.

NASB 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.

Amplified Bible
and he said to the judges, “Be careful what you do, for you do not judge for man, but for the LORD who is with you in the matter of judgment.

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

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.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
And he said to the Judges: “See what you do, that it is not for the children of men you judge, but for LORD JEHOVAH our God, and be strong and judge the judgment of truth, and LORD JEHOVAH will be with you for eternity

Brenton Septuagint Translation
And he said to the judges, Take good heed what ye do: for ye judge not for man, but for the Lord, and with you are matters of judgment.

Contemporary English Version
and told them: Be careful when you make your decisions in court, because you are judging by the LORD's standards and not by human standards, and he will know what you decide.

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.

Good News Translation
and instructed them: "Be careful in pronouncing judgment; you are not acting on human authority, but on the authority of the LORD, and he is with you when you pass sentence.

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.

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.

Literal Standard Version
and says to the ones judging, “See what you are doing—for you do not judge for man, but for YHWH, who [is] with you in the matter of judgment;

New American Bible
and he said to them: “Take care what you do, for the judgment you give is not human but divine; for when it comes to judgment God will be with you.

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 Revised Standard Version
and said to the judges, “Consider what you are doing, for you judge not on behalf of human beings but on the LORD’s behalf; he is with you in giving judgment.

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.

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;

Additional Translations ...
Context
Jehoshaphat's Reforms
5He appointed judges in the land, in each of the fortified cities of Judah. 6Then he said to the judges, “Consider carefully what you do, for you are not judging for man, but for the LORD, who is with you when you render judgment. 7And now, may the fear of the LORD be upon you. Be careful what you do, for with the LORD our God there is no injustice or partiality or bribery.”…

Cross References
Leviticus 19:15
You must not pervert justice; you must not show partiality to the poor or favoritism to the rich; you are to judge your neighbor fairly.

Deuteronomy 1:17
Show no partiality in judging; hear both small and great alike. Do not be intimidated by anyone, for judgment belongs to God. And bring to me any case too difficult for you, and I will hear it."

Psalm 82:1
God presides in the divine assembly; He renders judgment among the gods:


Treasury of Scripture

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.

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Joshua 22:5
But take diligent heed to do the commandment and the law, which Moses the servant of the LORD charged you, to love the LORD your God, and to walk in all his ways, and to keep his commandments, and to cleave unto him, and to serve him with all your heart and with all your soul.

1 Chronicles 28:10
Take heed now; for the LORD hath chosen thee to build an house for the sanctuary: be strong, and do it.

Luke 12:15
And he said unto them, Take heed, and beware of covetousness: for a man's life consisteth not in the abundance of the things which he possesseth.

ye judge

Deuteronomy 1:17
Ye shall not respect persons in judgment; but ye shall hear the small as well as the great; ye shall not be afraid of the face of man; for the judgment is God's: and the cause that is too hard for you, bring it unto me, and I will hear it.

Psalm 82:1-6
A Psalm of Asaph. God standeth in the congregation of the mighty; he judgeth among the gods…

Ecclesiastes 5:8
If thou seest the oppression of the poor, and violent perverting of judgment and justice in a province, marvel not at the matter: for he that is higher than the highest regardeth; and there be higher than they.

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).

Parallel Commentaries ...


Hebrew
Then he said
וַיֹּ֣אמֶר (way·yō·mer)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - Consecutive imperfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's 559: To utter, say

to
אֶל־ (’el-)
Preposition
Strong's 413: Near, with, among, to

the judges,
הַשֹּֽׁפְטִ֗ים (haš·šō·p̄ə·ṭîm)
Article | Verb - Qal - Participle - masculine plural
Strong's 8199: To judge, pronounce sentence, to vindicate, punish, to govern, to litigate

“Consider carefully
רְאוּ֙ (rə·’ū)
Verb - Qal - Imperative - masculine plural
Strong's 7200: To see

what
מָֽה־ (māh-)
Interrogative
Strong's 4100: What?, what!, indefinitely what

you
אַתֶּ֣ם (’at·tem)
Pronoun - second person masculine plural
Strong's 859: Thou and thee, ye and you

do,
עֹשִׂ֔ים (‘ō·śîm)
Verb - Qal - Participle - masculine plural
Strong's 6213: To do, make

for
כִּ֣י (kî)
Conjunction
Strong's 3588: A relative conjunction

you are not
לֹ֧א (lō)
Adverb - Negative particle
Strong's 3808: Not, no

judging
תִּשְׁפְּט֖וּ (tiš·pə·ṭū)
Verb - Qal - Imperfect - second person masculine plural
Strong's 8199: To judge, pronounce sentence, to vindicate, punish, to govern, to litigate

for man,
לְאָדָ֛ם (lə·’ā·ḏām)
Preposition-l | Noun - masculine singular
Strong's 120: Ruddy, a human being

but
כִּ֣י (kî)
Conjunction
Strong's 3588: A relative conjunction

for the LORD,
לַיהוָ֑ה (Yah·weh)
Preposition-l | Noun - proper - masculine singular
Strong's 3068: LORD -- the proper name of the God of Israel

who is with you
וְעִמָּכֶ֖ם (wə·‘im·mā·ḵem)
Conjunctive waw | Preposition | second person masculine plural
Strong's 5973: With, equally with

when you render judgment.
מִשְׁפָּֽט׃ (miš·pāṭ)
Noun - masculine singular
Strong's 4941: A verdict, a sentence, formal decree, divine law, penalty, justice, privilege, style


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