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.

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.

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

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.

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;
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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, 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

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judgment [heb] matter of judgment







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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

judging
תִּשְׁפְּט֖וּ (tiš·pə·ṭū)
Verb - Qal - Imperfect - second person masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 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 Hebrew 120: Ruddy, a human being

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

for the LORD,
לַיהוָ֑ה (Yah·weh)
Preposition-l | Noun - proper - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 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 Hebrew 5973: With, equally with

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