2 Chronicles 20:30
So the realm of Jehoshaphat was quiet: for his God gave him rest round about.
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EXPOSITORY (ENGLISH BIBLE)
(30) So the realm of Jehoshaphat.—The same is said of Asa’s kingdom (2Chronicles 14:5-6; 2Chronicles 15:15). (Comp. the similar notices in Judges of the rest which followed upon the overthrow of a national enemy, e.g., Judges 3:30.)

20:20-30 Jehoshaphat exhorted his troops to firm faith in God. Faith inspires a man with true courage; nor will any thing help more to the establishing of the heart in shaking times, than a firm belief of the power, and mercy, and promise of God. In all our trust in the Lord, and our praises of him, let us especially look at his everlasting mercy to sinners through Jesus Christ. Never was an army so destroyed as that of the enemy. Thus God often makes wicked people destroy one another. And never was a victory celebrated with more solemn thanksgivings.The valley of Berachah - Probably, the Wady Bereikut, which lies at a short distance from Tekoa toward the northwest. 24-26. when Judah came toward the watchtower in the wilderness—Most probably the conical hill, Jebel Fereidis, or Frank Mountain, from the summit of which they obtained the first view of the scene of slaughter. Jehoshaphat and his people found the field strewed with dead bodies, so that they had not to fight at all, but rather to take possession of an immense booty, the collection of which occupied three days. On the fourth they set out on their return to Jerusalem in the same order and joyful mood as they came. The place where they mustered previous to departure was, from their public thanksgiving service, called, "The Valley of Berachah" ("benediction"), now Wady Bereikut. No text from Poole on this verse. So the realm of Jehoshaphat was quiet,.... Both within and without; they were at peace among themselves, and none from abroad dared to molest them:

for his God gave him rest round about; from all his enemies; the Targum has it, the Word of his God; and so, in the preceding verse, the Word of the Lord fought; and in 2 Chronicles 20:28 the Word of the Lord made them rejoice.

So the realm of Jehoshaphat was quiet: for his God gave him rest round about.
EXEGETICAL (ORIGINAL LANGUAGES)
Verse 30. - His God gave him rest (so see 2 Chronicles 15:15). Now, when Judah came to the height in the wilderness (מצפּה, specula, watch-tower, here a height in the wilderness of Tekoa, whence one might look out over the wilderness Jeruel, 2 Chronicles 20:16), and turned, or was about to turn, against the multitude of the enemy (ההמון referring back to 2 Chronicles 20:12), behold, they saw "corpses lying upon the earth, and none had escaped," i.e., they saw corpses in such multitude lying there, that to all appearance none had escaped.
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