2 Chronicles 19:9
New International Version
He gave them these orders: “You must serve faithfully and wholeheartedly in the fear of the LORD.

New Living Translation
These were his instructions to them: “You must always act in the fear of the LORD, with faithfulness and an undivided heart.

English Standard Version
And he charged them: “Thus you shall do in the fear of the LORD, in faithfulness, and with your whole heart:

Berean Study Bible
He commanded them, saying, “You must serve faithfully and wholeheartedly in the fear of the LORD.

King James Bible
And he charged them, saying, Thus shall ye do in the fear of the LORD, faithfully, and with a perfect heart.

New King James Version
And he commanded them, saying, “Thus you shall act in the fear of the LORD, faithfully and with a loyal heart:

New American Standard Bible
Then he commanded them, saying, “This is what you shall do in the fear of the LORD, faithfully and wholeheartedly.

NASB 1995
Then he charged them saying, “Thus you shall do in the fear of the LORD, faithfully and wholeheartedly.

NASB 1977
Then he charged them saying, “Thus you shall do in the fear of the LORD, faithfully and wholeheartedly.

Amplified Bible
Then the king commanded them, “Do this in the fear of the LORD, faithfully and wholeheartedly.

Christian Standard Bible
He commanded them, saying, “In the fear of the LORD, with integrity, and wholeheartedly, you are to do the following:

Holman Christian Standard Bible
He commanded them, saying, “In the fear of the LORD, with integrity, and with a whole heart, you are to do the following:

American Standard Version
And he charged them, saying, Thus shall ye do in the fear of Jehovah, faithfully, and with a perfect heart.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
And he commanded them and he said to them: “Thus you will do for the worship of LORD JEHOVAH in faith and with a perfect heart.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
And he charged them, saying, Thus shall ye do in the fear of the Lord, in truth and with a perfect heart.

Contemporary English Version
He told them: Faithfully serve the LORD!

Douay-Rheims Bible
And he charged them, saying: Thus shall you do in the fear of the Lord faithfully, and with a perfect heart.

English Revised Version
And he charged them, saying, Thus shall ye do in the fear of the LORD, faithfully, and with a perfect heart.

Good News Translation
He gave them the following instructions: "You must perform your duties in reverence for the LORD, faithfully obeying him in everything you do.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
He ordered them, "Do this wholeheartedly-with the fear of the LORD and with faithfulness.

International Standard Version
He issued this reminder to them: "You are to carry out your duties in the fear of the LORD, serving him faithfully with your whole heart.

JPS Tanakh 1917
And he charged them, saying: 'Thus shall ye do in the fear of the LORD, faithfully, and with a whole heart.

Literal Standard Version
and he lays a charge on them, saying, “Thus do you do in the fear of YHWH, in faithfulness, and with a perfect heart,

NET Bible
He commanded them: "Carry out your duties with respect for the LORD, with honesty, and with pure motives.

New Heart English Bible
He commanded them, saying, "Thus you shall do in the fear of the LORD, faithfully, and with a perfect heart.

World English Bible
He commanded them, saying, "Thus you shall do in the fear of Yahweh, faithfully, and with a perfect heart.

Young's Literal Translation
and he layeth a charge upon them, saying, 'Thus do ye do in the fear of Jehovah, in faithfulness, and with a perfect heart,

Additional Translations ...
Context
Jehoshaphat's Reforms
8Moreover, Jehoshaphat appointed in Jerusalem some of the Levites, priests, and heads of the Israelite families to judge on behalf of the LORD and to settle disputes. And they lived in Jerusalem. 9He commanded them, saying, “You must serve faithfully and wholeheartedly in the fear of the LORD. 10For every dispute that comes before you from your brothers who dwell in their cities—whether it regards bloodshed or some other violation of law, commandments, statutes, or ordinances—you are to warn them, so that they will not incur guilt before the LORD and wrath will not come upon you and your brothers. Do this, and you will not incur guilt.…

Cross References
2 Samuel 23:3
The God of Israel spoke; the Rock of Israel said to me, 'He who rules the people with justice, who rules in the fear of God,

2 Chronicles 19:8
Moreover, Jehoshaphat appointed in Jerusalem some of the Levites, priests, and heads of the Israelite families to judge on behalf of the LORD and to settle disputes. And they lived in Jerusalem.

2 Chronicles 19:10
For every dispute that comes before you from your brothers who dwell in their cities--whether it regards bloodshed or some other violation of law, commandments, statutes, or ordinances--you are to warn them, so that they will not incur guilt before the LORD and wrath will not come upon you and your brothers. Do this, and you will not incur guilt.


Treasury of Scripture

And he charged them, saying, Thus shall you do in the fear of the LORD, faithfully, and with a perfect heart.

in the fear

2 Chronicles 19:7
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.

Deuteronomy 1:16,17
And I charged your judges at that time, saying, Hear the causes between your brethren, and judge righteously between every man and his brother, and the stranger that is with him…

2 Samuel 23:3
The God of Israel said, the Rock of Israel spake to me, He that ruleth over men must be just, ruling in the fear of God.









(9) Thus.--Viz., as 2Chronicles 19:10 explains.

Them.--The members of the Superior Court; just as the ordinary judges had been charged (2Chronicles 19:6-7).

Perfect heart.--i.e., integrity. (See 2Chronicles 15:17; 2Chronicles 16:9.)



Parallel Commentaries ...


Hebrew
He commanded them,
וַיְצַ֥ו (way·ṣaw)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Piel - Consecutive imperfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's 6680: To lay charge (upon), give charge (to), command, order

saying,
לֵאמֹ֑ר (lê·mōr)
Preposition-l | Verb - Qal - Infinitive construct
Strong's 559: To utter, say

“You must serve
תַעֲשׂוּן֙ (ṯa·‘ă·śūn)
Verb - Qal - Imperfect - second person masculine plural | Paragogic nun
Strong's 6213: To do, make

faithfully
בֶּאֱמוּנָ֖ה (be·’ĕ·mū·nāh)
Preposition-b | Noun - feminine singular
Strong's 530: Firmness, steadfastness, fidelity

and wholeheartedly
שָׁלֵֽם׃ (šā·lêm)
Adjective - masculine singular
Strong's 8003: Complete, safe, at peace

in the fear
בְּיִרְאַ֣ת (bə·yir·’aṯ)
Preposition-b | Noun - feminine singular construct
Strong's 3374: Fear, reverence

of the LORD.
יְהוָ֔ה (Yah·weh)
Noun - proper - masculine singular
Strong's 3068: LORD -- the proper name of the God of Israel


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OT History: 2 Chronicles 19:9 He commanded them saying Thus you shall (2 Chron. 2Ch iiCh ii ch 2 chr 2chr)
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